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12210: Aikin Lambert/Waterman Skywriter Vis-o-Pen desk set: silver pearl striated lever-filler, section with ink window, plated stainless steel nib, matching striated celluloid Art Deco base, nickel plated trim on both base and pen shows some dulling and wear. Nifty tilting receptacle, keeps pen nib-upwards when at rest, receptacle tilts upwards when pen is taken out. Imprint reads "AIKIN LAMBERT/MADE IN U.S.A. BY/L.E. WATERMAN CO.".

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium • $150

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12247: Butler (?) dip pen and pencil combination: sterling silver, 9.8 cm long closed, full London hallmarks with strong date letter, maker's mark illegible, rare with Bramah clamp holder for quill slips, pencil nozzle has been shortened, uses 1.05 mm "M" lead; engraved name "B. Stephens".

DATE: c. 1837 • CONDITION: VG* • $600

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12240: Conklin S3: mottled hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated trim; narrow "keel" feed, #3 Conklin nib is toothy, like a steel dip pen, crack from vent hole should be stable if not flexed; even wear, imprints worn but present.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450

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12221: Conklin Nozac: rare black-veined green marbled piston-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual top-mounted clip, barrel marked "PAT. PENDING", otherwise no maker's marks, name on barrel. We have only seen a handful of these pens, which Conklin experts believe to predate the formal introduction of the Nozac line.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $500

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12219: Fairchild dip pen: oversize #8 gold filled holder, full marked, ebonized wood taper, 13.7 cm long excluding matching #8 Fairchild ventless gold nib; taper is removable, damage to end, nib has a challenging degree of flex, some dings to the holder and corrosion to the underside (see details).

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $350

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12214: Mabie Todd dip pen: beautiful and elegant sterling silver holder, 16.1 cm long, fully marked, New York manufacture, with matching #4 Mabie Todd gold ventless nib; condition would be excellent, but for a partial seam opening from the mouth of the holder (does not affect function), and a chip missing from the tipping on one side of the nib. Handsome as is, worth restoration if desired, especially given the extreme flexibility of the nib -- one of the softest and most yielding imaginable.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG* • $200

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12222: Monte Rosa No. 02: black chased hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, strong imprints, #2 Monte Rosa 14K gold nib; moderate and mostly even fading, probably Swiss-made.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $200

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12215: Mordan chatelaine pen holder: sterling silver, full London hallmarks, 14 cm long, to carry a full-length eyedropper-filler fountain pen suspended from a woman's belt; a few shallow dings, and some partial seam separation (see details).

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG* • $350

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12200: Parker Jade Pen: green celluloid oversize button-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, large Lucky Curve nib, Parker imprint without Duofold name. Wear and extensive discoloration, but mechanically sound and a fine writer. When Parker shifted Duofold production to celluloid in 1926, a pale jade green was the first color added to the original orange-red and black. Unsure of how it would be received, Parker released its first green pens as "Jade Pens" rather than Duofolds, but by the end of 1927 changed nibs and imprints to bring them officially into the Duofold lineup.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: G • NIB: medium fine • $200

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12206: Parker Vacumatic Junior: small Golden Web, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, lockdown filler, made in Canada, good barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, good transparency, multiple sealed cap lip cracks (see details); notable super-broad oblique nib has some deep scratches on and around the imprint, and there is a longitudinal hairline from the vent hole -- should be stable but could readily be repaired, overall appearance fine.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: extra-broad italic oblique • $265

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12209: Reynolds Rocket ballpoint desk set: rare institutional desk version of Reynolds' infamous pioneer ballpoint; pen is anodized aluminum, ball tip is intact, original refill has not been replaced, nonfunctional as is, chain attachment to black-finished cast zinc base, screw hole in front of base to allow permanent attachment to a counter or table.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine* • $165

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12223: Waterman 14 S: mottled hard rubber safety pen, 13.1 cm long, very early production with threaded turning knob, nib spirals in and out, repaired crack to internal mechanism (see detail), good imprints, feed with patent date, #4 New York is 18K with French import hallmarks, extremely flexible.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: broad superflex • $565

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12216: unmarked pencil: hand-engraved sterling silver fittings on an octagonal hardstone shaft, 13.5 cm long, transparent yellow seal stone in crown; uses "M" (1.05mm) lead, English-made, early to mid-Victorian form, crown a bit bent, oval hole in side of silver barrel has been plugged (see detail).

DATE: c. 1860 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $250

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12217: unmarked dip pen: mottled hard rubber holder, 13.9 cm long excluding plated nib.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: exc • $50

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12218: unmarked dip pen: big mottled hard rubber holder with ribbed gripping section, 14.7 cm long excluding steel nib, chipped area on underside of mouth area, does not affect function, one longitudinal scrach over ribbing.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG* • $50

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