11522: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with full gold filled overlay, diamond and snail pattern, all-metal cap, 14.25 cm long, name lightly and elegantly engraved on barrel, hard rubber filling knob crisp, #5 nib is a responsive writer.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1500

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11926: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: gold filled filigree slip-cap, 14.6 cm long, hard rubber glossy and unfaded with strong imprints, only slight posting scratches, metal crisp and unbrassed, monogram skilfully engraved in indicia; #2 nib with distinctive three-lobed vent hole.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine flex • $850

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11007: A. A. Waterman 80: rare black chased hard rubber giant twist-filler, 15.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, #8 Modern nib with characteristic trefoil vent hole, feed with "PAT/PEND" imprint, crosshatched interior face. Hard rubber is well worn and moderately faded, but all imprints are legible except the first line of the infamous "NOT CONNECTED WITH/THE L. E. WATERMAN CO." disclaimer. There are various longitudinal scratches to both the barrel and the cap: they are not cracks, despite initial appearances.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine semiflex • $985

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12182: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: large gold filled filigree slip-cap, 15 cm long, clean metalwork, hard rubber lightly and evenly faded, noting marks and wear to the filler knob. Replacement warranted nib is a good writer.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $500

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11564: Aikin Lambert sleeve-filler: black hard rubber self-filler, gold filled hand engraved overlay, 14.1 cm long, barrel sleeve rotates to provide access to pressure bar (Waterman's first sleeve-filler patent of 1905, but used only on subbrand pens and Aikin Lamberts, after Waterman's takeover of Aikin Lambert c. 1907); #2 nib is lively and expressive, a few shallow marks to the cap crown, condition otherwise excellent; a high quality pen with an unusual filling mechanism.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $1250

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12338: American Pencil Co. pencil case: wooden holder, 29 cm long, in the form of a giant pencil with a screw-on nickeled brass end cap; faux woodgrained finish, marked "PATENT/APPL'D FOR"; dings to end cap, partial split to mating ferrule (see details).

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG • $65

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12339: American Pencil Co. pencil case: wooden holder, 29 cm long, in the form of a giant pencil with a screw-on nickeled brass end cap; faux woodgrained finish, marked "PATENT/APPL'D FOR", circumferential scratch at front, only minor bumps to metal end.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $85

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12337: American Pencil Co. giant "The Twins" dip pen and pencil set in box: wood with swirl-pattern lacquer finish, pen is 25.5 cm long excluding steel "Midget" falcon nib, octagonal "Whoopee" pencil is a real pencil, with thick lead all the way through. Usual age cracquelure to finish, box split at one end, as new with just age and storage wear.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • $125

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12335: American Pencil Co. No. 19 "Midget" dip pen: giant novelty pen, 29.5 cm long including nib, plated brass ferrule, usual cracquelure to swirled lacquer finish, nib has a bit of superficial rust but is overall quite clean, fragments of decal next to ferrule identify pen as souvenir from Lookout Mountain.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $105

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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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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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10790: Autofiller twist-filler: oversize black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 15.7 cm long, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, big #8 Autofiller nib is toothy, much like a Victorian dip pen, wide double-vented feed, twist knob is a replacement copy in hard rubber to original dimensions.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $600

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11969: Autofiller twist-filler: black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 15.2 cm long, good chasing and imprints, including 1903 patent date, some scratches at ends, 14K Waterman nib is a replacement from the 1940s; an unusually long pen.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $150

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10782: Baignol Tank 400: unusual French oversize eyedropper-filler, 14.8 cm long, originally sold with multiple interchangeable transparent Lucite barrels pre-filled with ink; original gold-plated stainless steel Baignol semi-tubular nib, truly enormous ink capacity.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $500

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12068: Cattaraugus knife pencil: black celluloid body, chrome plated trim, 13.6 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; one cutting blade and one nail file, good snap to both; plating wear to clip, two age cracks next to clip (see details) where the celluloid has shrunk slightly while attached to the internal metal knife mechanism.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $105

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12367: Cattaraugus knife pencil: black celluloid body, chrome plated trim, 13.6 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; one cutting blade and one nail file, good snap to both; slight overall bend, marks around crosspins (see details).

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG • $105

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11704: Conklin Jaxon: clipless black chased hard rubber stud-filler, 13.5 cm long, patented variant of Conklin's crescent-filler with a metal lock ring securing the filling stud against accidental actuation. Nearly all of these pens were sold under the Jaxon name, used by Conklin as a sub-brand. Hard rubber glossy but nicks and gouges, with whittling on the patent imprint and a "T" cut into the barrel end (see details); #4-size, with a replacement Walker Davison nib of higher quality than the original warranted, slip-on clip.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: needlepoint • $145

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6864: Conklin demonstrator: rare black chased hard rubber cutaway #20 crescent-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and glossy, hole for clip on back of cap, but appears never to have been installed (ditto for the nib and feed, as is typical for this sort of demonstrator pen); original hardened sac has been left intact.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $500

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12056: Crocker blow-filler: black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 13.1 cm long, early and unusual example with New York imprint, narrow keel feed, hole in cap top so pen can be filled with cap posted; crisp and glossy, bold imprints and chasing, nib imprinted "THE/CROCKER/N.Y." with scrolling flourishes, has tipping but hairline from vent into imprint.

DATE: c. 1901 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $450

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7659: Cross stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 11.9 cm long, thick model with unusual chased cap; crisp and glossy, bold section imprint without patent date, has been converted to a scribing tool -- probably as a means to recycle unused but obsolete old stock (not usable as a pen).

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: mint* • $125

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11210: Dunhill Twopen: English-market version of the legendary Zerollo double-nibbed pen; helically-chased black hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim. Crisp imprints, fully marked, both nibs very soft and flexible.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine flex • $4850

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12342: Dunn pump-filler: uncommon long and very slender model, black chased hard rubber, 14.3 cm long, gold filled trim, orange hard rubber filler knob, crisp chasing and imprints with a slight price band shadow on the cap (see detail); came to us lacking the nib but never filled, has been recorked and a correct #2 Dunn nib installed.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $300

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12364: Dunn pump-filler: black chased hard rubber, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, orange hard rubber filler knob, crisp chasing and imprints; came to us lacking the nib but never filled, has been recorked and a correct #2 Dunn nib installed.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: needlepoint • $175

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12363: Dunn pump-filler: uncommon long and very slender model, black chased hard rubber, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, orange hard rubber filler knob, crisp chasing and imprints with a slight price band shadow on the cap (see detail); came to us lacking the nib but never filled, has been recorked and a correct #2 Dunn nib (very flexible!) installed.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $350

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12057: Dunn Dreadnaught: black ringtop pump-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, black celluloid cap and barrel, top of two-piece cap unscrews to provide a protective cage around the nib while filling; some barrel shrinkage, does not affect function, clean red casein pump knob, responsive nib gives nice shading.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $225

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12524: Eagle glass cartridge pen: black lacquered brass, 12 cm long, one of the earliest cartridge pens made; barrel is fully imprinted, stating "PATENTED" but unlike later examples no citation of patent date of 1890; untipped brass nib is a responsive writer, glass cartridge is fully intact with original cork plug still in place. Rubber section seal is hardened, can be used with a cut off Sheaffer plastic cartridge if desired.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $120

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11941: Eagle glass cartridge pen: black lacquered brass, 12 cm long, one of the earliest cartridge pens made; barrel is fully imprinted, stating "PATENTED" but unlike later examples no citation of patent date of 1890; untipped brass nib is a smooth writer, glass cartridge is fully intact but original rubber seal has shrunk, preventing use as is, can be used with a modern Sheaffer cartridge with its end cut off.

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium flex • $105

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11839: Eagle pull-filler: large black chased hard rubber screw-cap, 14.8 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual filling system is like a reverse button-filler, end knob is pulled to flatten sac (US patent 680117 of 1901). Excellent quality, pen is unusually big, equivalent to a Waterman #6-size, nib has Eagle shield imprint, Masonic imprint on barrel for Martha Washington Lodge; cap more worn than barrel, two small stable hairlines in lip (see detail), front portion of barrel from barrel band forward has been restored.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $400

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9091: Eagle Home Guard dip pen: giant novelty, over 27 cm long excluding Eagle-marked plated nib, black lacquered wood taper, some rust to nib.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $105

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10466: Eagle Prince combination: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.4 cm long, pencil end uses standard 2mm drafting lead; introduced no later than 1913, this appears to have been the first mass-produced pen-pencil combo -- the present example dating slightly later, however, with a 1915 patent date on the characteristic Eagle nickel plated clip; moderate fading, imprints light but legible, nib is smooth and gives wide line variation.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $275

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11199: Eagle (?) Pepsi-Cola advertising pen: colorful lever-filler, 12.4 cm long, gold plated trim, typical paint loss to metal clip in form of Pepsi bottle, plated steel nib.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine • $160

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10417: Edward Todd dip pen and pencil combination: sterling silver, 16.1 cm long excluding nongold nib, end of taper twists to extend 2.0 mm lead. Nice substantial proportions, sharp scroll relief decoration, fully marked on ferrule, with engraved name "EMILY".

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $485

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12191: Edward Todd telescoping ruler pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 8 cm long, square body ruled to 2 3/8", extends to 6"; hand-engraved numbers, 1897 patent date, uses standard 2 mm thick lead.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • $250

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10258: Edward Todd telescoping ruler pencil: sterling silver, 13.1 cm long, extends to 31.8 cm; square body ruled to 4 1/2 inches, 12 inches extended. Early production version has hand-engraved numbers, full imprints with maker's mark and 1897 patent date, uses standard 2 mm lead. Initials engraved on side, one small shallow bump to side, hard to photograph.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $265

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10884: Edward Todd telescoping ruler pencil: sterling silver, 13.9 cm long, extends to 33 cm; square body ruled to 4 1/2 inches, 12 inches extended. Earlier production version with hand-engraved numbers, full imprints with maker's mark and 1897 patent date, uses standard 1.1 mm lead. Name on side, some bumps to the nozzle as well as some minor splits (does not affect function). Added gold filled clip is of excellent quality, would appear to be a copy and likely an infringement of Wahl's design.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • $250

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12125: Edward Todd pencil lighter: massive 14K solid gold, 13.7 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, lighter at top revealed by turning cap, pulling straight up, and folding to side; wheel and wick as new, needs only flint and fluid, pencil also as new but for shallow bumps to side of nose cone, initials engraved on barrel; net weight over 36 grams.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • $500

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10460: Eisenstadt lever-filler: unusual black chased hard rubber oversize pen with distinctive reverse-action lever; 13.6 cm long, no brassing to the gold filled trim, hard rubber moderately faded, barrel imprint lighter to the left but fully legible, scratch in top of cap (see detail); big #6 nib is fully marked, including logo of "E" and try square; Eisenstadt was primarily known as a leading St. Louis jewelry company: their pens were of high quality, but limited in production and distribution; the "PAT. PENDING" imprint indicates production before the approval of patent 1,531,800 on March 31, 1925.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $685

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9705: Eversharp Bantam set: red pearl miniature bulb-filler, 9.7 cm long, gold plated trim, plated #0 nib, matching 1.1 mm pencil; very lightly used, pen retains its original crimped-on rubber bulb -- very uncommon. Pen not usable as is, since the bulb is partially hardened.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $160

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11979: Hicks telescoping eyedropper-filler: gold filled ringtop, 8.5 cm long, bulbous-ended pen pulls out of long suspension sheath, telescopes out to 10.2 cm long -- does not post. Hicks nib is marked "LONDON" and "14CT" (Hicks had a substantial British market) and has considerable soft flex. An unusual form, shallow bump to end bulb.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine stub flex • $450

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12340: Hicks (?) combination dip pen and pencil: large and high quality sterling silver holder, 15.6 cm long excluding nongold nib, mechanical pencil in taper, uses mm lead. Monogram on barrel cartouche, excellent weight and elegant design, marked only "STERLING".

DATE: c. 1890 • CONDITION: fine • $450

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12365: Houston eyedropper-filler: distinctive full-length mottled hard rubber ringtop, 14.9 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel imprint well worn and only barely legible, #2 nib is intact but center of imprint polished away ("MINN. U.S.A." on second line), tipping scant; original suspension chain and fitting attached.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G • NIB: extra-fine • $275

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11762: Ingersoll twist-filler: oversize flat-top, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, an unusually fine pen for a company best known for economy models -- the same company behind the one-dollar pocket watch. Knob under blind cap is twisted to empty out sac, released to allow sac to fill. Nib is small but solid 14K gold, and a good writer.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $225

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12484: Inkograph stylographic pen: large gold pearl and black marbled flat-top lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, intact weighted needle, crisp barrel imprint. While hard rubber Inkographs are relatively common, examples in celluloid are very hard to find.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $275

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12691: John Holland 75: uncommon oversized black chased hard rubber hatchet-filler, 15 cm long, nickel plated hatchet, wide gold filled cap band; originally clipless, came to us with a 1910-patent slip-on clip, included. Even fading and wear, imprints all legible, Holland #15 nib takes deliberate pressure to open up, more of a semiflex for ordinary use.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $475

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12602: John Holland 72: black chased hard rubber ringtop hatchet-filler, 11.9 cm long; gold filled ringtop filling may be a post-factory addition. Strong imprints, Holland #12 nib.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $225

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12449: John Holland 72V: black chased hard rubber ringtop hatchet-filler, 11.45 cm long, gold filled trim, 1915 patent date imprint.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $200

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12437: John Sheldon compendium: scarce and desirable Birmingham-made combination dip pen, pencil, coin gauge, toothpick, wax seal, and letter scale (British weights and rates), 10.1 cm long closed, sound condition noting weak imprint, slight bump in upper barrel; February 1842 patent date only very partially visible, struck at an angle, purple faceted stone in crown.

DATE: c. 1850 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $600

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11125: Laughlin doctor's pen: black chased hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, thermometer in compartment at end of barrel; 16.3 cm long, crisp and glossy, as new, never filled.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium stub superflex • $1600

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10461: Mabie Todd Swan Military Safety: rare screw-cap black chased hard rubber ink-tablet eyedropper-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled overlay. New York production, imprints and chasing crisp, feed shows signs of having been overheated during nib setting but the pen is otherwise like new -- was found as part of a group of mostly new old stock Swans. Plain black hard rubber Swan Militaries are uncommon; examples with overlays are rare.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $1450

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9063: Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filling: rare and unusual black celluloid lever-filler in the form of a turn of the century desk pen, 15.3 cm long, gold filled trim. A small number of similar pens were made by Mabie Todd earlier as hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-fillers for a Pittsburgh stationer as a special order. This pen is also New York production and also not catalogued -- and at least as uncommon as the Pittsburgh pens..

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $500

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9064: Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filling: rare and unusual black celluloid clipless lever-filler in the form of a turn of the century desk pen, 15.6 cm long, gold filled trim, imprinted "POSTING" next to the lever. A small number of similar pens were made by Mabie Todd earlier as hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-fillers for a Pittsburgh stationer as a special order. This pen is also New York production and also not catalogued -- and at least as uncommon as the Pittsburgh pens. Like new condition, with minor shop wear.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $525

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11043: Mabie Todd Swan Leverless demonstrator: rare transparent celluloid version of the classic British twist-filler, 13.6 cm long, black hard rubber ends, #2 size, not sold to the public. Some plating flaking to the entangling bar, barrel mouth is quite fragile with multiple stress lines visible.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine semiflex • $225

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12061: Macniven and Cameron Waverley Cameron: black chased celluloid eyedropper-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual 14K gold version of classic Waverley nib.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium semiflex • $165

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10544: Manos Ajano: smooth black celluloid piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, made in Austria, steel dip pen nib, piston mechanism turns but not guaranteed ink-tight or functional; slight barrel warpage and swelling. These pens were widely exported in the early 20th century and are found under various brand names, but are nearly impossible to repair.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium • $50

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10545: Manos Standard: black chased celluloid piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, made in Austria, replaced brass dip pen nib, piston mechanism turns but not guaranteed ink-tight or functional; usual barrel warpage, tool marks on filler knob. These pens were widely exported in the early 20th century and are found under various brand names, but are nearly impossible to repair.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium oblique • $45

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12606: Montblanc 432: rare piston-filler stylographic pen, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, in scarce and desirable "platinum" celluloid; weighted needle is intact, ink window transparency is excellent, new cork seal has been installed.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $950

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12374: Mordan combination dip pen, pencil, and penknife: 9K solid gold, 10.2 cm long retracted, blades are clean with good snap, pencil nozzle uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead, nongold nib in pen holder; interesting Scottish imprint, "G. W. EDWARDS. BOROHAYE TORQUAY", large and very solid piece.

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $395

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11909: Nardi Tri-Kolor pencil: orange celluloid three-color pencil, gold filled trim, 14.8 cm long in writing position (press button in clip to release cap; rotate 120 degrees and press cap down again to select next color; turn end knob to advance lead); elaborate, finely-machined mechanism, uses 1.5 mm lead, in original box with instructions and spare lead container.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: near mint • $200

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11633: Parker 020: rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.9 cm long, barrel imprint worn but legible, early Lucky Curve feed with side cuts only at tip. Slight cap shrinkage two-thirds from top, probably from heat-fitting of cap, cap lip has been trimmed 1 mm, retaining original lip profile. Teardrop-vent Lucky Curve #2 writes an effortless shaded line, opens up easily.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $500

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9996: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.6 cm long, extends to 12.3 cm (excluding cap, which is not designed to post onto the barrel); overlay is crisp and unbrassed, name engraved very lightly on the cap, the inevitable two dings to the side of the bulbous barrel end. Intact Lucky Curve feed with notably smooth and calligraphic #3 Lucky Curve nib.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: broad stub superflex • $1800

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11536: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.5 cm long, extends to 12.75 cm; intact Lucky Curve feed, #3 Lucky Curve nib has been retipped, usual multiple shallow dings to the bulbous barrel end.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $1650

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6218: Parker Jack-Knife Safety: rare baby Bakelite-barreled ringtop eyedropper-filler, black hard rubber, 7.75 cm long, gold filled trim; good barrel transparency, cap imprint light but legible, tight stable hairline in cap lip (see detail), Lucky Curve feed intact, #2 Lucky Curve nib has longitudinal hairline from base up to "C" in imprint.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $585

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8772: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.8 cm long, extends to 12.7 cm (with cap off, which is not designed to post onto the barrel); fully and crisply marked, typical dings to bulbous barrel end, intact Lucky Curve feed with #3 Lucky Curve nib; note short axial hairline from vent hole.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1500

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12238: Parker 20: rare slip-cap button-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel, hard rubber cap; 14.1 cm long, nice clean imprints on both barrel and blind cap. No sac, can be installed upon request at no additional cost.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $600

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8370: Parker Jotter saccharine dispenser: hard to find pocketable sweetener carrier, 11.4 cm long, transparent barrel, brushed steel cap, chrome 45-style clip; new old stock, minimal shop wear.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $65

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10270: Pelikan 60 pencil: dark green, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim; singular "Knickebein" mechanism advances lead when pencil is "bent" between the fingers (see video here); a real conversation piece, quite scarce and desirable, uses 1.1 mm lead. Two hairlines in the front of the barrel next to the nose cone (see detail), do not affect function as the front part of the barrel has a brass liner.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $300

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12386: Pen-O-Pencil Twinpoint combo: gold pearl and black marbled lever-filler, 14.9 cm long, gold filled trim, casein color band on barrel, nice strong imprint with "PAT. APP. FOR", pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, #4 Twinpoint nib is a responsive writer; a hairline crack in the cap lip has been repaired nearly invisibly, the only trace being a line resembling a faint scratch (see detail).

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $200

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12239: Pilot cartridge-filler: black, gold plated trim, 13.5 cm long, includes converter; given as a gift by Saddam Hussein, whose photo is set into the cap top.

DATE: 1985 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $150

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12462: Ronson Penciliter: all-metal combination pencil and lighter, chrome-plated with burgundy lacquer, 13.6 cm long, made in USA, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine • $50

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7187: Schnell Penselpen: striking red and pearl pen-pencil ringtop combination, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive sliding bar filler, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; correct original nib and patent feed; sac removed to preserve near-perfect color.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra fine • $685

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10588: Sheaffer Craig: rare full length black chased hard rubber coin-filler, 13.4 cm long, warranted #3 nib, narrow keel feed, mechanically sound, evenly faded, more wear to barrel but imprint clear; the coin-filling system was never used by Sheaffer for its own-brand pens, and is seldom seen in their Craig sub-brand either.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: G • NIB: medium flex • $250

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12405: Sheaffer Craig: rare full length black chased hard rubber coin-filler, 13.7 cm long, warranted #3 nib, narrow keel feed, crisp and glossy, condition like new but nib is cracked at the heel and is not suitable for use as is. The coin-filling system was never used by Sheaffer for its own-brand pens, and is seldom seen in their Craig sub-brand either.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine • $265

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12345: Sheaffer Self-Filling set in box: black hard rubber lever-filler with smooth sterling silver overlay, 12.7 cm long, with matching silver pencil; both are prominently engraved "Bertha K. Scharf". In a later (early 1930s) box with convertible carrier pad, with a nicely hand-painted scene of daisies and butterflies inserted into the lid, signed H. J. Scharf. The pantographed signature style of engraving is more typical of the 1930s than the early 1920s, and the nib, section, and feed assembly is also a later replacement, suggesting a mid-1930s reconfiguration. Pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, has one ding at the shoulder of the nose cone, pen has two added holes on the back of the cap, possibly to attach a now-missing appliqué.

DATE: c. 1923/1932 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $425

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11526: Sterling middle-joint eyedropper-filler: mottled hard rubber slip-cap, 13.1 cm long, #3 size with notably calligraphic teardrop-vent nib. No visible imprints, mechanically perfect, early production with thin-lipped cap, tapering section.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: broad italic semiflex • $350

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11378: Sterling middle-joint eyedropper-filler: mottled hard rubber slip-cap, 13.9 cm long, a high quality Massachusetts-made model, this example custom-marked as an "I. C. SPECIAL" with a warranted #3 nib. Barrel imprint very worn, includes 1900 patent dates, ribbed gripping area an early feature.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $275

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11211: Unic Duocolor: French-market version of Zerollo's famous two-nibbed fountain pen, boldly patterned red and black hard rubber, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, bold imprints with patent number and both Unic and Zerollo names, crisp knurling at cap top. Condition is like new, noting a tiny nick to the cap lip (see detail; very common on these pens). Unusually, the nibs are different in tip width, one being more calligraphic and the other more suitable for note-taking.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium stub flex/fine semiflex • $6500

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6520: Waterman Remex Self-Filler No. 101: one of Waterman's earliest self-fillers, and so rare that most advanced collectors have never seen a complete example; construction is all-aluminum, with a hard rubber press-fit section assembly, sleeve rotates rather than slides to expose filler bar; this example is new old stock, and the hardened sac is preserved with the pressure bar laced in place exactly according to the William Ferris patent 799,897 of 1905 (Ferris' patent 950,817 of 1910 is the one covering the usual Waterman sleeve-filler design); 14 cm long, superficial shop wear, "PAT. APPL'D FOR" imprint.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $1500

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10242: Waterman 12P: rare mottled hard rubber pump-filler, 13.8 cm long, good color, imprints worn but mostly legible, including patent dates and arrow on filler knob. Filler knob end has been shortened by about 5 mm, possibly due to breakage of the original end notch. #2 nib has surface roughness, but is a wonderful, soft writer; pen is mechanically sound and filler works perfectly. Waterman pump-fillers are hard to find, but are truly rare in mottled.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine flex • $650

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11590: Waterman 18 SF: extremely rare black chased hard rubber sleeve-filler, 15.4 cm long; well-used, with sleeve imprint barely visible, chasing worn, two cracks in cap lip stabilized by insertion of a metal ring inside the cap (see details), surface of hard rubber has been chemically reblackened. Waterman sleeve-fillers are uncommon in any size, but are almost never seen in sizes larger than #5. This is only the third #8-size we have seen in the last 20 years.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1200

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12081: Weidlich & Simpson Simplofiller: rare oversize matchstick-filler in mottled hard rubber, 15.3 cm long, massive Weidlich #8 nib, pin at top of cap is inserted into hole in side of barrel to depress pressure bar; excellent barrel imprint, excellent color, small scratch on cap next to vent hole appears to be flaw in hard rubber stock (see detail).

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $1500

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11209: Zerollo Duo Color in box: legendary two-nibbed Italian pen in smooth black hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, good strong cap imprint, clean original box.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $4650

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11815: unmarked figural pencil: a rare and desirable American-made ringtop magic pencil in the form of an owl, 3.3 cm long retracted, 6.1 cm extended, gold filled trim, lapis blue celluloid body, red (ruby?) eyes; excellent detail and workmanship, probably Fairchild or Aikin Lambert, uses standard 1.1 mm lead. Action is a bit sticky but mechanism fully functional, usual age shrinkage to body has led to the side seam opening on one side and partially opening on the other (see details).

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: VG* • $600

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12185: unmarked bullet pencil: brass and cupronickel, 8.6 cm long with nozzle retracted, extends by twisting the "bullet"; uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead, similar to the well-known Omdurman pencils and of comparable quality, and also utilizing a used British .303 service rifle cartridge case (Mark II, Cordite).

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $200

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11906: unmarked novelty dip pen and pencil: wooden souvenir in the form of an umbrella, 28.2 cm long, shaft pulls out to reveal dip pen, tip of umbrella covers clutch pencil nozzle, uses 2 mm lead; fabric cover to body, shaft hand-carved "WASHINGTON D. C.", painted papier-mache cherries attached.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $120

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9700: unmarked middle-joint eyedropper-filler: clipless black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 13.65 cm long, no maker's name but could be A. A. Waterman or Sterling, cap marked "PAT.APPLD. FOR"; narrow feed, #3 warranted nib of fine quality, good writer with plenty of line variation though a bit draggy; owner's name on barrel, surface slightly granular on close inspection due to chemical reblackening. For more on middle-joint eyedropper-fillers, see our Pen Profile.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium flex • $165

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7189: unmarked dummy display pen: heavy solid rubber, 13.9 cm long, looks like slip-cap eyedropper-filler but does not open.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • $75

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10951: unmarked Graf Zeppelin dip pen: rare figural holder, made to commemorate the Graf Zeppelin's visit to Estonia in 1930; .875 fine silver, Estonian hallmarks, 14.8 cm long excluding nib, nicely detailed, excellent quality; discreet engraving on top, fine example lacking the usual deep nicks and dings.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $800

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12322: unmarked novelty pencil: Japanese-made souvenir, wood and nickel-plated brass, 13.1 cm long, uses standard 2 mm lead, clamp-style holder, pull trigger and nozzle assembly springs out of the barrel; Knott's Berry Farm badge inlaid in stock.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $40

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