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Conklin's crescent-filler was one of the first widely successful self-filling fountain pens. Examples with silver overlay are in red hard rubber are particularly uncommon and desirable.
13579: Conklin S6: oversize black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, 13.6 cm long, uncommon #6 size, nib has flex but is missing tipping on one side, early narrow feed, unmarked crescent. Imprints are worn but legible, even fading to cap and barrel, lock ring is a darker and less faded replacement, original Conklin manufacture.
DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: G* • $295
13510: Conklin 3: black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler with gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, notable easy-opening #3 nib with narrow feed, engraved monogram in cap cartouche, shallow bumps to cap crown, overlay otherwise nice and clean.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $850
13454: Conklin 2 in box: black hard rubber screw-cap crescent-filler, 13.1 cm long, sterling silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay; responsive #2 nib, early raised barrel threads. Hard rubber slightly faded, has not been reblackened, "2" imprint on barrel end sharp.
DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
13581: Conklin 4NL: black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 13.85 cm long, gold filled trim, #4 nib; strong barrel imprints and chasing, cap hard rubber less glossy, more worn. Scant tipping on nib, best used with a lighter hand.
DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $275
13578: Conklin crescent-filler: black hard rubber with iconic "stars and stripes" gold filled overlay, 13.2 cm long, #2 nib with earlier narrow feed, no brassing to clip, only minor mars to the overlay, engraved name in cap cartouche. Repaired crack in raised barrel threads, properly sleeved for strength.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $950
13490: Conklin 2: black hard rubber ringtop crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 11.3 cm long, initials engraved in cap cartouche, #2 nib has easy flex.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $420
13509: Conklin crescent-filler: red hard rubber #40-size, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, #4 nib, mottled hard rubber section, rare and fragile model catalogued for only one year; sound and attractive example, minor trim brassing, barrel imprints worn but legible.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $1200
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13455: Conklin lever-filler: small green gold filled all-metal ringtop, 9.5 cm long, chevron pattern, #2 nib opens with light pressure, semistub tip. Metal clean, noting blister bump on lever end tab (see detail).
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $165
13559: Esterbrook SJ: copper pearl lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, stainless steel trim, #2668 nib; original paper price band on cap is loose, can be slipped off.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $50
13543: Parker Duofold Junior: red hard rubber bandless button-filler, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, strong large barrel imprint.
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium firm • $650
13598: Parker Lady Duofold: Mandarin Yellow ringtop button-filler, 11.95 cm long, gold filled trim, nice clean example with good color and clear imprints, unusual feed.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $350
13560: Parker pencil: so-called "Depression" series model in uncommon material, light blue pearl and black marble, 12.2 cm long, good imprints and color, thin gold wash plating largely worn off barrel band and clip; uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: VG • $60
13561: Parker Challenger: small grey pearl marbled button-filler, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, some age dulling to cap band, but clip unusually bright, deep bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, notable nib with matching date code.
DATE: 1935 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $150
13599: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: Golden Pearl laminate, 11.75 cm long, striped jewels and section, scarce "star"clip; good barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, notable factory stub nib, original aluminum Speedline filler has been replaced with a 1940s plastic-plunger unit.
DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub semiflex • $265
13564: Parker Vacumatic Major: green pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, fine barrel transparency, good imprint but date code at right side obscured by wear or polishing; crisp trim plating, scratch on cap next to clip (see detail).
DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $195
13544: Parker 51: burgundy Aerometric filler, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim.
DATE: 1953 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium broad • $175
13553: 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: near mint • NIB: medium • $275
13568: Sheaffer oversize Lifetime Balance: striated red pearl lever-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, inlaid White Dot, section with ink window, big two-tone Lifetime nib; crisp imprints, no trim brassing, minor wear to nib plating on sides from rubbing against inner cap.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine firm • $465
13551: Waterman 412: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.5 cm long, #2 New York nib, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on cap, top and bottom of barrel overlay. Moderate fading to the hard rubber, which has not been reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling.
DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $865
13470: Waterman 452 Filigree: black hard rubber lever-filler, sterling silver overlay, 13.8 cm long, early example, hard rubber slightly faded, has not been reblackened; long-tined #2 New York nib has good paper feel, opens wide with minimal pressure.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine superflex • $595
13574: Waterman Lady Patricia pencil: Moss Agate celluloid, 10.8 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent color, deep imprints, some scratches to nose cone; uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • $50
13588: Waterman C/F: black cartridge-filler, 13.5 cm long, stainless steel cap, gold plated trim, made in France, 18K gold nib has slight waviness on tines, does not affect writing.
DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: broad • $60
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