The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
The Duofold was the pen that catapulted Parker into the front rank of American penmakers. The influence of its design was worldwide, making it a classic like no other. We've not been able to offer such a selection of early Duofolds for quite some time, including some that are truly rare and unusual.
13759: Parker Duofold Junior: red hard rubber bandless button-filler, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, early Duofold nib with intact Lucky Curve feed, excellent large barrel imprint, milling on black hard rubber ends is crisp.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $650
13754: Parker Duofold Junior: red hard rubber bandless button-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, early Duofold nib with intact Lucky Curve feed, nifty bear's head emblem on cap crown (as the bear is the mascot of the University of California, it is believed that these pens were sold through the UC bookstores); strong large barrel imprint, no cracks to cap but scattered scratches and digs (see details)..
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine firm • SOLD
13756: Parker Duofold Senior: rare early red hard rubber oversize button-filler with extra-wide slightly raised "Golden Girdle" cap band, 14.15 cm long, gold filled trim, bold large imprint, crisp milling on black hard rubber ends, blind cap with "6" imprint. Correct early nib with semistub tip, intact Lucky Curve feed, overall condition excellent or better but for slight plating wear to cap band.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $800
13755: Parker Duofold Senior: oversize red hard rubber button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, strong large imprint, crisp milling on black hard rubber ends, raised single cap band, early Duofold nib with intact Lucky Curve feed.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $650
13758: Parker Duofold Senior "Big Bro" pencil: red hard rubber barrel, gold filled trim, 13.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; good clear imprint, no dings or brassing, later style short crown.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • SOLD
13776: Parker Lady Duofold pencil: early pale jade green ringtop, 12.45 cm long, gold filled trim, "PAT. PEND." imprint on crown, uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • $75
13753: Parker Duofold Junior: rare and unusual Canadian button-filler in orange Permanite (celluloid) but with giant barrel imprint normally seen only on early hard rubber pens; 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, single raised cap band, nib is notably calligraphic.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium stub flex • $495
13766: Parker Duofold Junior: jade green button-filler, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent color, crisp black hard rubber ends, spearhead feed with internal Lucky Curve end removed; later imprint with "9" date code indicates that this pen's parts were made around 1929, but were only assembled some ten years later (Parker periodically did this to reduce excessive spare parts inventory). Cap threads engagement is short but solid, nib is remarkably fine and flexible.
DATE: c. 1929/1939 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $295
13760: Parker Duofold Junior: orange streamline button-filler, 11.55 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprints, no brassing, scarce and desirable short-lived two-tone Duofold nib (production was halted almost immediately after Sheaffer threatened litigation).
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $265
13763: Parker Duofold Junior set: Mandarin Yellow streamline button-filler, 11.25 cm long, gold filled trim, Duofold Deluxe nib writes an elegantly shaded line; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine stub • $650
13757: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold desk pencil: orange with black letter-opener taper, 16.7 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; strong imprints, intact original eraser.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: exc • $150
13752: Parker Duofold Senior: oversize orange streamline button-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, notable semistub flex nib, smooth and responsive with large line width variation.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $450
13784: Parker-Osmia Duofold Junior: orange button-filler, 11.65 cm long, gold filled trim, made in USA for sale in Germany; nice clear barrel imprint, Duofold nib has easy flex, "M" imprint denoting nib width on section is typically German; the Parker-Osmia venture lasted only from late 1927 to the end of 1929, Parker then sold Osmia back to its former owners.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $450
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13780: Esterbrook J: black full-size lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, stainless steel trim, #2668 nib.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium • $50
13786: Esterbrook injector pencil: white with black clip button, 12.5 cm long, stainless steel trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, eraser unused, appears to be new old stock with minor storage wear.
DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $65
13727: John Holland eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber straight-cap with unusual and attractive gold filled overlay, 13.45 cm long, scroll and floral decoration with notably elaborate framing including faceted panels -- we have not seen another example. Well worn, with tool marks on the posting end and on the section, patent imprints on feed and section, nib is intact but tipping scant.
DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine flex • $950
13774: Parker Jade Pen pencil: early jade green celluloid, gold filled trim, Duofold Senior size, 14 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; simple Parker barrel imprint, made to match the Jade Pen, before it was officially made part of the Duofold line. Some plating wear, a couple of shallow bumps to the crown.
DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: VG • $125
13767: Parker Duofold Junior: orange button-filler, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, single raised cap band, spearhead feed with inner Lucky Curve end cut off, nice overall condition with some brassing to trim, nib tip size is fine, but flow is set so that the line may be more of an extra-fine.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine firm • $125
13775: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe pencil: jade green streamline ringtop, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint and excellent color, uses 1.1 mm lead. Overall condition excellent but for tool marks on nose cone.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • $80
13777: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe pencil: green-veined pearl streamline ringtop, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint and excellent color but multiple surface scratches and digs (see details), replaced top ring; fully functional, uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: VG* • $45
13778: Parker Vacumatic Oversize: green pearl laminate, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, good barrel transparency, strong barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code, striped jewels and section, lockdown filler; arrow nib is a later factory replacement with date code for 1947, star and "R" stamp on heel, some pitting to barrel surface around imprint (see detail).
DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $385
13738: Parker 51 pencil: Nassau Green with early 1/7.5 12K gold filled cap with grouped parallel lines geometric band and cartouche; clip is wartime, gold filled over silver.
DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: exc • $195
13779: Parker Vacumatic Oversize: unusually late wartime factory-assembled pen using older parts; silver pearl laminate, 13.25 cm long, chrome plated trim, good barrel transparency, black celluloid section and blind cap, striped cap jewel, lockdown filler. Barrel date code is for last quarter of 1942, two-tone arrow nib also bears a 1942 date code.
DATE: 1942 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $395
13522: Parker 180: textured red prototype finish, gold plated trim, "UC" date code, triangular nib marked only "F" on feed.
DATE: 1981 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $450
13547: Wahl-Eversharp Doric: large black plunger-filler,13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, Personal Point section, adjustable two-tone nib, rare form of barrel ink window with scattered opaque blocks, near perfect transparency.
DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $895
13762: Waterman 24: early black chased hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, 14.8 cm long, gold filled trim, two-line pre-globe imprint, narrow feed, notably calligraphic sharp-edged #4 New York nib has hairline cracks from vent and base, still quite usable; hard rubber has been chemically reblackened.
DATE: c. 1898 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium italic • $325
13761: Waterman 58: oversize black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 15.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, excellent original color and gloss, has not been reblackened, a couple of scratches on the side of the cap (see detail).
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $865
13699: unmarked extending pencil: large, sterling silver, English manufacture, 10.4 cm long retracted, 13 cm extended, hexagonal shaft with hand engraved decoration, shield-shaped hardstone seal in crown is unengraved; uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead, heavy solid construction.
DATE: c. 1875 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $95
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