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13137: Aikin Lambert Mercantile: rare black chased hard rubber ringtop safety, 9.3 cm long, gold filled trim, identical to a Waterman 42V but for imprints, nib, and feed; nib has semistub tip. Waterman acquired Aikin Lambert around 1907.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium flex • $245

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13010: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: rare early model retracting-nib safety with short cap and slotted sleeve, 14.65 cm long, gold filled high relief floral filigree barrel overlay with monogram engraved in cartouche; #2 nib is extremely flexible but has a hairline from the vent hole (see detail), condition of pen is otherwise notable, hard rubber crisp and glossy, some scratches on barrel from rubbing of sleeve, safety post inside cap missing.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine superflex • $1200

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12591: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: mottled hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 11.7 cm long, sleeve end marked "1", even wear, good color, flexible nib, no safety post in cap.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $425

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11292: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: black chased hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 11.7 cm long, crisp and glossy, #2 nib has a stress crack from the vent hole, should be stable if used with a light hand.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine • $165

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11383: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable in box: smooth black hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 14.4 cm long, crisp and glossy, long-tined American-marked #2 nib writes an elegantly shaded line. With original paper band on cap noting that the pen was sold already filled, instructions, and lower half of original box. Has not had barrel seal replaced, not guaranteed ink-tight.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $350

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12614: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: mottled hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 11.7 cm long, sleeve end marked "1" and "2.50"; even wear, one flake from posting end flange (see detail).

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine stub • $395

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10508: Arnold Fountain Safety Razor: patented portable razor in the form of an oversized black chased hard rubber pen, complete with gold filled cap band; 15 cm long, crisp chasing and imprints, moderate fading; blade holder unscrews to allow blades (not included) to be replaced.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • $165

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11163: Arnold Fountain Safety Razor: patented portable razor in the form of an oversized black chased hard rubber pen, complete with gold filled cap band; 15.1 cm long, blade holder unscrews to allow blade to be replaced. Hard rubber has been professionally reblackened.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $150

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11986: Astoria miniature safety: black hard rubber ringtop with Italian 18K gold filled filigree overlay, 7.8 cm long, Astoria-marked 14K nib; true filigree work in this case, with beaded wire, excellent quality, must be examined closely for full appreciation. Seals have not been replaced, not ink-tight.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1650

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13413: Eric 29: large mottled hard rubber safety, made in England for the French market, 12.2 cm long, comparable in girth to a Waterman 45; crisp imprints, "ERIC"-imprinted 18K gold nib opens with very light pressure, tooth on rougher paper.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $250

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13208: Gold Starry safety: black chased hard rubber, made in France, 9.8 cm long, crisp and glossy, strong imprints, 18K warranted nib may be an old replacement.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium flex • $120

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13421: Gold Starry (?) No. 3: large black chased hard rubber clipless French safety, 13 cm long, 18K warranted nib; barrel imprint worn and largely illegible below the first line which reads "HACHETTE'S" -- surely a retailer's imprint, for the famous Paris publisher and stationer; comparable in girth to a Waterman 45.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $225

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8667: Kaweco safety: unusual black chased hard rubber clipless model, 12.7 cm long, with a ventless Hicks New York 18K gold nib with French hallmarks; condition is like new, but the original barrel imprint of this French-market pen appears to have been polished away -- most likely out of WW1-era anti-German sentiment. Early production Kawecos often carried New York-made nibs, but most were from A. Morton.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: exc-near mint* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $325

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13632: Montegrappa The Elmo Pen: early production black hard rubber safety, 12.75 cm long, smooth gold filled overlay, #2 Elmo nib, Moore-style one-piece shaft and feed; cap has engraved monogram, dings to crown, cap lip has been replaced. Nib has a crack from the vent hole, usable with a light hand. The Elmo Pen was one of Montegrappa's very first models, and an overlay example is unheard of.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $650

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13539: Moore Midget: smooth black hard rubber short vest pocket size safety, 9.15 cm long, good imprints, original surface glossy and unfaded, lively nib, intact safety post inside cap.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $225

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13425: Moore Non-Leakable: black hard rubber retracting-nib safety with smooth gold filled overlay, 12.1 cm long, Moore #2 nib; one shallow ding and some pinprick marks to the cap, small patch of corrosion at front of barrel overlay (see details), safety post inside cap is absent.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine stub flex • $650

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13546: Record safety: miniature ringtop, black hard rubber with 18K gold filled octagonal overlay, 8.2 cm long, excellent but for one small ding to the side of the cap. "Record" pens were made by Cavaliere of Milan, the leading producer of metal overlays in Italy and supplier to Waterman, Montblanc, Astoria, and others.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $265

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9718: Rover safety: black hard rubber with gold filled overlay, 10.9 cm long, milled ends, translucent red inlay in cap crown; most Rover pens appear to have been made by other makers, and this example seems to be a Montegrappa product. Seals have been replaced, a good writer, in clean condition aside from some plating wear.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $450

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13427: Tacos safety: mottled hard rubber, 12.15 cm long, made in France, sharp barrel imprint, 18K nib also imprinted; excellent but for crack just beginning from nib vent hole (see detail), should be stable if nib used with a light touch and not aggressively flexed.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $185

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11063: The King safety: black hard rubber with 18K gold filled overlay, 11.25 cm long, Waterman-style, Italian manufacture, excellent quality, engine turning crisp, some light bumps to edge of cap crown, replacement warranted nib is a responsive writer, smooth and calligraphic.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $800

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12713: Uhlmann Eterno: black hard rubber Italian safety, 18K gold filled overlay, 10.85 cm long, fully marked on cap and barrel, nib has nice flex but tipping is scant and rather draggy.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $275

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11778: Wahl-Eversharp safety: extremely rare mottled hard rubber retracting-nib eyedropper-filler, 10.2 cm long, 14K Wahl #2 nib; not known in any ads or catalogs, these pens appear to have been made in France using US-made nibs and feeds, for European market testing. Internal spiral has been repaired.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $650

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13648: Waterman 412S Filigree: early black hard rubber safety with sterling silver overlay, 12.8 cm long, threaded turning knob, early mechanism with helically-grooved barrel interior, nib turns as it is extended and retracted, #2 New York nib has some spring but not true flex, feed with patent imprint. Some flattening to the cap crown, no trace of a number imprint on the turning knob, seals have been replaced.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $750

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13303: Waterman 412S Filigree: early black hard rubber safety with sterling silver overlay, 12.8 cm long, threaded turning knob, early mechanism with helically-grooved barrel interior, nib turns as it is extended and retracted, #2 New York nib has a few marks from past restraightening, easy soft flex. Hard rubber shows even fading to dark brown, good imprints, silver nicely patinated, internal mechanism repaired, seals replaced.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: broad stub flex • $800

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13295: Waterman 12½VS Baby: vest pocket size black chased hard rubber clipless safety, 8.9 cm long, strong imprints and chasing, moderate even fading, one tiny fleabite to cap lip.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium semiflex • $145

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4291: Waterman 0512½VS Baby: smooth gold filled overlay safety with rare double cap; 9.3 cm long, has been recorked, turning knob fully marked, virtually no plating wear, but inner cap rim dinged and wavy (see detail), barrel engraved with name.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $325

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9184: Waterman 442½V in box: black hard rubber ringtop safety, 9.6 cm long, smooth sterling silver overlay with hard to find telescoping outer cap; metal clean, imprints on hard rubber strong, initials "M.W.D." on barrel. Patent imprints on feed, responsive nib.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $500

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12894: Waterman 42: black chased hard rubber standard-size safety, 11.9 cm long, 18K gold filled trim, no brassing, bold imprints, hard rubber crisp and glossy, one tiny scuff above barrel imprint, nib imprint slightly later (mid-1920s).

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $295

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13424: Waterman 42½V: black chased hard rubber clipless vest pocket safety, 8.8 cm long, made in USA for French market, French-hallmarked 18K solid gold barrel bands, 18K gold New York nib; even fading and wear, mechanically sound.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: G • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $120

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12972: Waterman 42½: black chased hard rubber slender full-length clipless safety, 12.8 cm long, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, only slightest fading, lively springy #2 New York nib, tiny fleabite to edge of cap lip (see detail).

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $265

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11621: Waterman 41: rare woodgrain red and black hard rubber slender clipless safety, 11.4 cm long, crisp and glossy, almost no signs of use, later Waterman nib may indicate closeout model, assembly from new old stock parts.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: fine firm • $400

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11034: Waterman 41: rare woodgrain red and black hard rubber slender clipless safety, 11.45 cm long, crisp and glossy, original cork seal has not been replaced but appears to be ink-tight; appears never to have been filled, later Waterman nib may indicate closeout model, assembly from new old stock parts.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine semiflex • $400

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10895: unmarked miniature safety set in box: beautiful ensemble, German manufacture, purple transparent enamel over silver. Black hard rubber safety pen is 7.2 cm long, fully functional, and appears never to have been used (we have replaced its cork seal and repaired a small crack in the internal spiral). The magic pencil is 5.25 cm long and bears an 835 silver content stamp on its ring; shaft and nozzle are gold-plated, and it uses standard 1.1 mm lead. The enamel is intact on pen and pencil, but is damaged on one side of the matching wax seal (see detail). Box is marked "Joyeria Zerbino", a retailer in Montevideo.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine • $825

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9970: unmarked safety: miniature black hard rubber retracting-nib German safety, 8.35 cm long, engine-turned silver overlay marked only "900" at the center of the cap crown; despite size, a fully functional pen, cork has been replaced, 14K gold warranted nib has considerably flex, but due to dimensions line width variation is limited.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $400

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10568: unmarked safety: black hard rubber, small and slender with silver overlay; 9.45 cm long, French made, 18K warranted nib is serviceable but toothy, tipping scant.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $225

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10566: unmarked safety: black hard rubber, vest pocket size with silver overlay with grouped parallel lines pattern; 10 cm long, French made, small 18K warranted nib is smooth and opens up with the slightest pressure; a couple of small dings to the top edge of the cap overlay, internal spiral has been repaired.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $265

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