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12852: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with hand-engraved gold filled overlay, 12.7 cm long, ribbed section, distinctive Aikin Lambert #1 nib with vent hole set back, not connected to slit; opens up wide with only slight pressure, easy flex. Excellent condition but for some plating flaking along the top rim of the cap top (see detail).

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $450

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12832: Carey eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with silver filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, #2 Carey nib is a responsive writer; Art Nouveau overlay is marked only "STERLING", the hard rubber under the filigree appears to have been given a (original) black japanned finish, visible where the cap overlay has shifted slightly. Unobtrusive sealed hairline at the bottom of the section mouth does not affect function (see detail).

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $465

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12831: Mabie Todd Fyne Poynt pencil: sterling silver with elaborate engine turning, 12.8 cm long, New York production, monogram engraved on barrel, otherwise as new, some tarnish, in box with original instructions, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $120

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12839: Parker Lady Duofold pencil: orange ringtop, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprint, uses 1.1 mm lead; unusually clean crown, noting visible vertical striations from original manufacture.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • $80

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12836: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe pencil: black-veined pearl streamline ringtop, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, attractive user, takes 1.1 mm lead; name on barrel, tool marks on nose cone, but fully functional.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • $40

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12837: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe pencil: black-veined pearl streamline ringtop, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; excellent but for plating wear to ringtop fitting.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $70

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12833: Parker Classic Ambassador set in box: ballpoint and pencil, made in USA, heavy silver plate in uncommon and desirable longitudinal lines pattern; "QC" date code on both pieces, some light tarnish but as new.

DATE: 1980 • CONDITION: mint • $275

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12854: Platinum Sharp commemorative Ever Sharp pencil in box: specially made for the Sharp Electronics Corporation, to commemorate one of founder Hayakawa Tokuji's first products; injector pencil uses .5 mm lead, chrome plated trim with applied spiral pattern; in gift-wrapped original packaging.

DATE: c. 1990 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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12841: Waterman 25: black chased hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, 15 cm long, gold filled barrel bands, rare early crisscross chasing, two-line pre-globe imprint with 1884 patent dates, narrow feed, early #5 nib is by all appearances original to the pen. The second-largest size for this model (rare in any size over #4). Hard rubber is evenly faded, cap lip crack has been sealed and internally sleeved, nib retains its tipping but with a flat spot -- not a user. One of the earliest Watermans we have ever offered for sale.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine • $650

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12842: Waterman 452 Filigree: black hard rubber lever-filler, sterling silver overlay, 13.8 cm long, metal clean with only slight irregularity to rim of cap crown, hard rubber has been professionally reblackened.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $495

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12851: Waterman 452 Filigree: black hard rubber lever-filler, sterling silver overlay, 13.65 cm long, elegant monogram engraved on barrel overaly, hard rubber has been professionally reblackened; very fine #2 nib has plenty of paper feel, enough flex for shaded lines, best used by the light-handed.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $450

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12834: Waterman 0552½: black hard rubber lever-filler with 18K gold filled smooth overlay, 13.8 cm long, hard rubber slightly faded, clean imprint on side of posting end, noting scratch or crack next to end of barrel overlay (see details).

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $395

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12853: Waterman 7 Ripple: red and black hard rubber lever-filler with legendarily rare "Black" nib and band; 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, good color, clean barrel imprint, made in Canada. Trim has been replated, nib has had extensive crack repair (see details), writes well but aggressive use decidedly not recommended. Only a handful of "Black" Waterman 7 pens are known -- probably the rarest of all the Ripple series.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: fine flex • $2750

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12843: Williamson Stylo: smooth black hard rubber lever-filler, 12.6 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, intact weighted needle.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $165

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12860: unmarked combination dip pen and pencil: gold filled ringtop, 7.7 cm retracted, barrel extends to 12.25 cm to permit access to sliders to extend penholder and pencil nozzle; oval-section barrel has relief decoration of the Bowl of Hygieia, symbol of pharmacy, with two inset stones, one as the snake's eye. Some wear and dings, probably South American.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG • $175

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