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11846: Big Ben piston-filler: copper pearl web, 12.8 cm long, styled like a contemporary Montblanc; "Big Ben" was a Danish brand, but this model was made in Heidelberg, Germany under a British patent, as noted on the cap imprint; trim band plating was very thin, now virtually all brass, brassing to gold filled clip, barrel ink window transparency good, nib is a fine writer.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $265

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11844: Caran d'Ache Madison in box: sterling silver large barleycorn pattern, 13.65 cm long, 14K white gold nib has pleasant action, pen uses standard short international cartridges (not included). One small bump to the cap rim, light marks to the plastic section (see details). In original box with outer box and instructions with guarantee certificate.

DATE: c. 1986 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • SOLD

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11841: Eversharp Skyline Executive: rare oversize lever-filler, burgundy with striated red and pearl cap, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $395

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11824: Ferris & Willis dip pen: unmarked gold filled holder with pearl taper, 13.5 cm long excluding ventless gold #3 nib with unusual 10K marking on underside; nib opens up wide with minimal pressure, easy soft flex.

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $165

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11832: Georg Jensen broker's pencil: vermeil pencil, 13.2 cm long, fully marked, 1/20 14K gold on sterling silver, uses thick 5.5 mm lead, heavy and solid construction, 31.5g, mechanism works perfectly, but many scattered light shallow dings and marks, engraving on side of barrel.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: G • SOLD

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11843: Parker 61 Cirrus: gold filled English-made cartridge/converter filler (converter included), 13.5 cm long, well used, scattered shallow pinprick dings, mechanically sound and a smooth writer, nib adjusted for a turn-up profile.

DATE: c. 1976 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine • $105

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11840: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: oversize plunger-filler in black and grey pearl marble, 13.7 cm long, chrome plated trim, large White Dot, big Lifetime nib with slight turn-up at the tip, barrel transparency is excellent, good imprints. One tiny chip to one of the feed vanes, some plating wear to the two-tone nib, filler knob is black (probably a replacement) as is the cap lip (definitely a replacement). One the scarcest and most desirable classic Balance colors, a handsome user.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine firm • SOLD

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11823: Sheaffer Lifetime Valiant Skyboy: large black WW2-era lever-filler with military clip, 13 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, scarce variation with "SKYBOY" clip imprint, more expensive model supposedly configured for use in flight. White Dot, section with ink window, excellent transparency, smooth two-tone Lifetime nib. Very clean example noting deeply imprinted name on barrel -- extra-deep, as it appears the first try was scraped off before being corrected.

DATE: c. 1941 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: extra-fine • $225

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11826: Sheaffer Defender: black WW2-era lever-filler, 13.15 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, over-the-top military clip, #5 Feathertouch two-tone nib, scratch at edge of cap lip is not a crack, some plating wear to nib (wartime plating was thinner).

DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $150

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11836: Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman: grey pneumatic-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, conical palladium-silver nib is marked "M4", some plating roughness to edge of clip, short stress hairline from clip mounting hole (see detail).

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $95

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11837: Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman: green pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, conical palladium-silver nib is marked "M4", smooth writer but more of a fine, three-letter monogram on barrel.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $145

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11838: Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman: black pneumatic-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, conical palladium-silver nib is marked "F4", smooth writer but more of an extra-fine.

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $125

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11845: Wahl lever-filler: gold filled "all metal barrel" miniature ringtop, 8.3 cm long, #0 nib, "Grecian Border" pattern; tool marks to section overlay, side of barrel.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine semiflex • $70

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11833: Waterman 16: slip-cap clipless eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, big and early, rounded ends, two-line pre-globe barrel imprint, cap imprint with 1898 patent date, early nib imprint, Spoon Feed with bold 1899 patent date, no 1903 date. Cap imprint shows polishing wear, barrel imprints fine, nib has a couple of stress cracks from the vent hole, barrel has a few pit marks, perhaps from sparks, overall appearance excellent.

DATE: c. 1901 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $425

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11827: Waterman 42½ Ripple: slender clipless hard rubber safety, 13 cm long, made for the French market, with a hallmarked 18K #2 nib; crisp and glossy, with deep, bold imprints.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $295

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