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13045: Aurora Etiopia: legendary Italian rarity, ivory celluloid ink-pellet eyedropper-filler, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, introduced in 1936 to commemorate the Italian conquest of Ethiopia. This example, imprinted "COLONIAL SAND & STONE CO." on the barrel, belongs to a group specially ordered by Generoso Pope, one of the most powerful and prominent Italian-American businessmen of his time. Very few Etiopias were exported, and the "MADE IN ITALY" on this pen's blind cap is unusual.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium stub flex • $1950

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13054: Esterbrook J: copper pearl full-size lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, stainless steel trim, #2556 nib.

DATE: c. 1958 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $60

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13012: Mabie Todd retracting dip pen: gold filled with ebonized wood taper, #6 size, fully marked, 8.9 cm long retracted, 13.9 cm long excluding plated nib, worn but mechanically sound.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: G • $60

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13053: Morrison lever-filler: black hard rubber with 14K gold filled filigree overlay, 12.9 cm long; a bit of a mystery, as it bears a Morrison nib and appears every bit a Morrison of the 1920s, except for the flat lever and the streamline-era Eagle clip.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $165

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13055: Parker Vacumatic Major: golden pearl laminate, 12.7 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, good barrel transparency, wartime production with plastic filler unit, plunger with diamond imprint on end, nib is slightly later with a 1946 date code.

DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $150

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13056: Parker Vacumatic Major: green pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, wartime plastic filler unit, black plunger has diamond imprint on end, excellent barrel transparency.

DATE: 1944 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $165

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13047: Parker 75: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, scarce and desirable first model with metal section threads, flat end buttons, top button with cutout for clip (only first four to six months of production). US-made, section with nib angle indicator marks, "0" at center, cap marked "STERLING SILVER"; includes old-style convertor; USA 14K #67 nib.

DATE: 1964 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: broad • $500

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13048: Parker 75: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, older model with solid ends, short-feathered arrow clip; made in USA, section with nib angle indicator marks, smooth-writing 14K US-made "M" nib; cap marked "STERLING/SILVER", large metal squeeze-filler convertor included. Plating wear to edges of ends, one shallow pinhead ding to barrel (see details).

DATE: c. 1971 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $250

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13059: Parker 180 Torsade: distinctive and hard to find cable twist pattern in silver plate, two-way gold nib marked "F/B" on the feed, date code "QI"; uses cartridges or converter.

DATE: 1980 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium broad/medium fine • $425

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13058: Parker 180 Torsade: distinctive and hard to find cable twist pattern in gold plate, French-hallmarked 18K gold nib, feed marked "F", date code "UC"; uses cartridges or converter. Condition as new.

DATE: 1981 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine/extra-fine • $495

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13049: Sheaffer 800 set in box: black "Touchdown" pneumatic-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive 14K "Dolphin" inlaid nib; with matching .9 mm pencil, in plastic box with instructions and guarantee.

DATE: c. 1963 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium • $125

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13051: Waterman 22: black chased hard rubber taper-cap, 14.65 cm long, long-tined New York #2 nib has considerable smooth flexibility; even fading and wear, cap vent hole enlarged (see detail).

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $250

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13044: Waterman 552½: black hard rubber lever-filler, solid 14K gold overlay, 13.5 cm long, good imprints on hard rubber, scattered pinprick dings and digs to the metal, seam line visible on edge of cap crown. An attractive and mechanically sound user.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium semiflex • $525

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13052: Waterman 55: large black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 14 cm long, nickel plated trim, excellent imprints and chasing, only slight fading, notable long-tined superflex New York #5 nib, opens easily with light pressure, lively spring action.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium superflex • SOLD

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13013: unmarked retracting dip pen: gold filled with ebonized wood taper, #6 size, 7.9 cm long retracted, 12.7 cm long excluding plated nib; crisp with little wear, but crimping to end of barrel (see detail), otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: fine • $60

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