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IDBrandModel DescriptionDateNibConditionPrice
6939 A. A. Watermantwist-filler black hard rubber slip-cap with gold filled hand-engraved floral pattern overlay, 14.4 cm long, "F.O." on barrel, marked "NOT CONNECTED WITH/THE L.E. WATERMAN CO."; #2 AA nib is tightly sprung and somewhat toothy, overlay metalwork is in excellent condition but for a small area of age speckling on the barrel and some corrosion around one cap breather hole (see detail) c. 1906 extra-fineVG-fine $800 ORDER

12164 Aikin Lambertretracting dip pen gold filled with extending ebonized wood taper, 7.6 cm long closed, 12.5 cm extended excluding nib; holder unmarked, ventless gold Aikin Lambert #5 nib is very flexible but scratchy, not easy to control when wide open; flat spot on middle turned ridge of taper finial c. 1880 fine flexVG-fine $200 ORDER

13080 Aikin Lambertretracting dip pen gold filled body, fully marked, transparent celluloid faux agate taper with metal and pearl inlay work on both sides; 12 cm long retracted, 13.4 cm extended excluding ventless 14K gold Aikin Lambert #2 nib. Writes like a steel dip pen, sharp and toothy with pressure c. 1895 extra-fine flexfine-exc $165 ORDER

12852 Aikin Lamberteyedropper-filler black hard rubber slip-cap with hand-engraved gold filled overlay, 12.7 cm long, ribbed section, distinctive Aikin Lambert #1 nib with vent hole set back, not connected to slit; opens up wide with only slight pressure, easy flex. Hairline along left edge of nib, only goes all the way through at the very front (see details). Overlay in excellent condition but for some plating flaking along the top rim of the cap top c. 1903 fine flexfine $400 ORDER

9987 Aikin Lamberteyedropper-filler black hard rubber slip-cap with lattice-like floral gold filled overlay in relief; 13.3 cm long, unusual but characteristically Aikin #1 nib with round vent hole behind but not connected to the slit, ribbed section; barrel engraved "A/AND/C", metal very clean with no brassing, only a few shallow flat spots on cap crown, hard rubber nice and dark c. 1910 extra-fine flexexc $850 ORDER

11968 Aikin Lamberteyedropper-filler black hard rubber taper-cap with pearl slabbed barrel; 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, ribbed section, #3 nib; excellent quality and condition, thicker barrel than is usual with Aikin Lambert and Waterman pearl-slab taper-caps c. 1912 extra-fine semiflexexc $800 ORDER

13137 Aikin LambertMercantile 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 c. 1920 medium flexfine $245 ORDER

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 c. 1902 medium fine superflexfine-exc* $1200 ORDER

13306 American Fountain Pen Co.Moore's Non-Leakable mottled hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 12.25 cm long, cap and barrel imprints present and legible, safety post in cap is intact; moderate fading, #4 American nib is very soft with a semi-oblique tip, has been restraightened and has a few small marks but is a notably calligraphic writer c. 1908 medium italic flexVG $395 ORDER

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 c. 1910 medium fine flexVG-fine $425 ORDER

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 c. 1914 extra-fine flexnear mint $350 ORDER

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) c. 1914 fine stubVG-fine $395 ORDER

12754 Careyeyedropper-filler in box black hard rubber straight-cap, gold filled chased pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long, nearly identical to a contemporary Aikin Lambert, narrow feed, #2 Carey nib has been retipped, is extremely soft and should be used with a light touch; "Cecilia" engraved on barrel cartouche, cap crown disk bumped askew from dings to cap top bead (see detail); fancy box is clean with full Carey markings on the interior c. 1910 fine stub flexVG-fine $895 ORDER

11598 Cartiercombination sterling silver ringtop lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, Cartier retailer's mark, maker's mark of L. T. & Son of New York, specialist manufacturers of all-metal pens and pencils; pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead, warranted 14K gold nib will open up with a bit of pressure c. 1938 extra-fine semiflexfine $450 ORDER

12957 Centuryeyedropper-filler black chased hard rubber taper-cap, 15 cm long, over and under feed, imprint with 1893 patent date. Moderate even fading, imprints and chasing are sharp except where heat-softened towards front of barrel, nib is usable as is but has lost its tipping. An early pen of excellent quality, from a company closely tied to Parker c. 1898 fine stub flexVG-fine* $250 ORDER

11527 Centuryeyedropper-filler slender black hard rubber slip-cap with full gold filled overlay, 13.5 cm long, over and under feed; despite Century's close ties to Parker, this pen most closely resembles a Waterman of the era -- the overlay likely coming from a common source, Heath. Sound overall condition, noting trace plating wear to high edges and more severe wear to the barrel's posting end (see details) c. 1905 fine flexG-VG $650 ORDER

7628 Chiltonpneumatic-filler black hard rubber ringtop, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim with fancy triple banding at top of cap; barrel imprint worn but legible, replacement warranted nib; no brassing, typical chipping to edge of barrel end plug (see detail) c. 1925 extra-fine semiflexG-VG* $225 ORDER

9848 Chiltonpneumatic-filler black chased hard rubber ringtop, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, moderate fading, imprint light but fully legible, smooth and responsive Chilton nib has the beginnings of a hairline from the vent hole, but should cause no problems unless used with a heavy hand c. 1926 fine flexfine* $225 ORDER

9875 Chiltonpneumatic-filler mottled hard rubber ringtop, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent color, sharp imprints, responsive Chilton nib has the beginnings of a hairline from the vent hole and a tight hairline emerging from under the section c. 1926 fine flexfine-exc* $275 ORDER

12664 Chilton98 oversize "Deco Band" pneumatic-filler in green pearl and black marble, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, no brassing, bold imprints, big Chilton nib is a responsive writer c. 1935 medium fine flexexc-near mint $985 ORDER

9839 ChiltonGolden Quill black pneumatic filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window; rare late minimalist design, elegantly understated detailing on clip, crest, and applied cap escutcheon. Name on barrel, replacement warranted nib is smooth and responsive c. 1939 medium flexfine-exc* $850 ORDER

9415 Conklin10 Special black hard rubber #1-size slip-cap crescent-filler, 12.9 cm long, nickel plated trim, imprints clear and strong; a rare and elusive model, to our knowledge not documented in any surviving catalog or advertisement -- many Conklin collectors are not even aware that Conklin made a #1-size pen c. 1905 medium italic flexfine $850 ORDER

9635 Conklin2 black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 12.8 cm long; very clean early pen, narrow feed, teardrop vent hole in nib, unmarked crescent; only significant flaws are tool marks on the crescent and a crack in the hard rubber at the very top of the cap -- otherwise near mint c. 1906 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc* $600 ORDER

12240 ConklinS3 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 c. 1908 extra-fine flexVG* $450 ORDER

10507 Conklin2 black hard rubber crescent-filler with sinous Art Nouveau gold filled filigree overlay, 10.8 cm long; early "PAT. PENDING" clip imprint, "2" imprint on posting end, name on cap overlay, #2 Conklin nib is a smooth writer with considerable line width variation c. 1915 fine flexfine $600 ORDER

11379 Conklin2 black hard rubber screw-cap crescent-filler with sinuous Art Nouveau gold filled filigree overlay, 12.9 cm long; early "PAT. PENDING" clip imprint, #2 Conklin nib is a wet writer with considerable line width variation. End of lock ring broken off, but enough remains to secure crescent c. 1916 medium fine flexVG* $625 ORDER

13291 ConklinJaxon large clipless smooth black 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. Less common larger size, "5" on barrel, #4 warranted nib. Nearly all of these pens were sold under the Jaxon name, used by Conklin as a sub-brand. Imprints all clearly legible, came to us with nickel-plated slip-on clip with 1910 patent date, nickel plating on filler mechanism largely worn away c. 1916 fine stub semiflexVG $250 ORDER

12202 ConklinS7 oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.6 cm long, gold filled trim, long-tined #7 nib, clip with "PAT. PENDING" imprint; good chasing and imprints, pitting at end of barrel is a manufacturing defect, from porosity in the hard rubber (see detail). Large #7 and #8-size Conklins are hard to find, especially those predating the 75 c. 1917 medium flexfine* $875 ORDER

11689 Conklin2 black hard rubber 3/4 length crescent-filler with rose gold filled filigree overlay, 11.3 cm long, "Dot" engraved on cap top and date "1919" in cap cartouche; #2 nib gives much line width variation c. 1919 fine flexVG-fine $500 ORDER

12443 Conklin75 oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, big #7 nib is a responsive writer; more wear to the barrel than to the cap, nice sound example of the largest model of crescent-filler Conklin ever offered c. 1920 medium fine flexfine $895 ORDER

12207 Conklin2 black hard rubber crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil pattern filigree overlay, 11.1 cm long, clean example, lock ring is a replacement, original Conklin manufacture but very slightly narrower than the original, #2 semistub nib is a noteworthy writer with great feel, effortless shading c. 1921 medium fine semiflexfine* $565 ORDER

12201 Conklin75 oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trim, massive #7 nib has a hairline through the base of the imprint, but should be stable as the nib is so thick and rigid; good chasing and imprints, a touch of brassing to the clip ends. The largest size crescent-filler Conklin ever offered, especially uncommon as a later-production flat-top c. 1924 fine italicfine $950 ORDER

13105 Conklinlever-filler set in box gold filled "all-metal" pen, checkerboard pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long, #3 nib, early long lever with spring-loaded pressure bar; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both engraved with monogram "H. E. S." Box as is, with outer paper hinge torn, pen and pencil both nice and clean, slightly more wear to the pencil c. 1925 fine flexfine-exc $325 ORDER

9416 ConklinSenior Endura set oversize woodgrain hard rubber lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, no brassing, barrel imprint worn but mostly legible; with matching but smaller (12.25 cm long) Endura pencil, uses 1.1 mm lead, both pen and pencil have same name on barrels, pencil shows more use c. 1926 extra-finefine-exc $585 ORDER

12221 ConklinNozac 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 c. 1930 medium finefine $500 ORDER

10960 ConklinNozac small black piston-filler, 12.95 cm long, gold filled trim, herringbone pattern ink window, good barrel transparency; nib is a good writer, noting shoulders worn down by contact with inner cap c. 1932 extra-fine semiflexVG* $275 ORDER

10946 ConklinNozac rare vest pocket size piston-filler, 11.4 cm long, black with gold filled trim, original price sticker, perfect barrel transparency with herringbone pattern; mechanism in excellent working order, original piston seal has not been replaced and is probably not ink tight c. 1932 extra-fine flexmint* $650 ORDER

13145 ConklinEnsemble pen-pencil combination, black and pearl lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, moderate ambering, good imprints, shallow tool marks on nozzle; uses 1.1 mm lead c. 1932 medium italic obliquefine $285 ORDER

11686 ConklinNozac black veined grey-green pearl marbled piston-filler, 12-sided fluted cap and barrel, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, inlaid gold glitter crescent logo above clip, 5000-word "Word Gauge" scale on barrel; nib opens with light writing pressure, but not far -- nice shading, not full flex c. 1933 fine flexfine $450 ORDER

13131 Conklinlever-filler uncommon vest-pocket size Symetric-style model, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprints, smooth lever without patent imprints c. 1934 extra-fine stub flexexc-near mint $200 ORDER

12649 ConklinNozac black V-line piston-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, 5-M "Word Gauge", good imprints, unusual wide cap band, notable "Cushon Point" nib c. 1935 medium stub semiflexfine-exc $465 ORDER

13285 De La RueOnoto uncommon New York-made black hard rubber plunger-filler, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, over and under feed. Fully marked including 1906 USA patent date on section flange, barrel overlay is mounted on a chased and imprinted barrel. Onotos were made in the USA for only a short time, c. 1909-1912 c. 1910 fine flexfine-exc $1100 ORDER

11733 Dunnpump-filler black chased hard rubber, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, red casein filler knob with crosspin, threads mostly chipped away (see detail); comb feed, large responsive nib with considerable flex c. 1925 medium fine flexfine* $295 ORDER

12765 Eagleeyedropper-filler black hard rubber slip-cap, 13.4 cm long, unusual gold filled looping figure-8 overlay, ribbed section, narrow rounded feed; light toothmarks to upper part of cap, "Elsie" scribed almost imperceptibly in the barrel cartouche c. 1910 extra-fine semiflexfine $295 ORDER

10706 Eaglecombination black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.7 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. Cap imprint worn, barrel imprint fully legible, good sound condition noting chipped pencil nozzle tip has been restored (see detail). Nib is very responsive and permits wide line width variation c. 1915 extra-fine flexVG-fine* $225 ORDER

8626 EagleRexall combination black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.3 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; hard rubber is crisp and glossy, with clean imprints including "S15" on the cap top; unusual version made for the Rexall chain of drugstores, bearing no Eagle marks, though carrying a characteristic Eagle 14K nib (very flexible) c. 1918 medium fine flexexc-near mint $395 ORDER

12956 Edward Toddlever-filler oversize all-metal 16K gold filled, 13.2 cm long, grouped parallel lines pattern; initials in barrel cartouche, damaged original #6 Edward Todd nib included, has been replaced with a contemporary warranted #6 nib of excellent quality. An Edward Todd this large is most unusual c. 1928 needlepointexc* $450 ORDER

10196 EversharpDoric oversize black first-generation lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, roller clip, massive Gold Seal manifold nib with semistub tip, screw-in Personal Point nib assembly, feed marked "B" for broad; black is one of the less common Doric colors c. 1931 medium firmfine $1200 ORDER

12156 EversharpDoric oversize first-generation facetted lever-filler in "Burma Pearl", 14.35 cm long, white gold filled trim, roller clip, big Eversharp nib is marked "SEMI FLEX", feed marked "N.P." for "needlepoint"). A beautiful user with a most unusual nib at a bargain price, as there is a patched hole in the barrel and the original clip hole and Gold Seal location on the cap have been patched, and the seal and clip moved to the side c. 1932 extra-fine semiflexVG* $350 ORDER

12930 EversharpDoric slender full-length facetted lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, screw-in Personal Point nib unit, "MANIFOLD"-marked #2 nib is smooth and precise; slight waviness next to lever, exaggerated in photo c. 1935 extra-fine rigidVG-fine $200 ORDER

12811 EversharpDoric small black facetted plunger-filler, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, small "FLEXIBLE" marked nib has a semistub tip, has considerable flex; ink shutoff feature has not been repaired, pen is otherwise fully reconditioned and functional c. 1938 medium broad flexfine $225 ORDER

11879 EversharpSkyline Demi rare early production slender burgundy lever-filler with striped cap, gold filled trim, section with transparent ink window, standard short-model length at 12.2 cm long, but markedly slimmer (10 mm OD over barrel threads) -- parts do not interchange with any standard production pen; well worn but mechanically sound, gouges to barrel, lever sits slightly loosely at rest. To date we have found only three examples of this slender model (Demis are normally shorter than standard Skylines but of the same thickness) c. 1941 extra-fine rigidVG $245 ORDER

12422 EversharpSkyline set uncommon "Dart" pattern lever-filler with 1/10 14K gold filled cap and barrel, 12.5 cm long, with matching 1.1 mm injector pencil; metal crisp on both, noting engraved name on center bands. Patch of plating wear-through next to barrel threads (see detail), nib is a real pleasure to use c. 1941 medium fine flexfine $325 ORDER

12582 EversharpSkyline dark burgundy lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, doubly rare with ribbed sterling silver cap -- the rarest of all Skyline caps -- and Wahl markings instead of Eversharp (nib, top ring, and clip, with "W" logo in place of double check mark). It has been suggested that a small number of Skylines were so marked in order to maintain trademark protection for the Wahl name, but this is still speculation -- though the rarity of these pens is well-known c. 1942 medium fine flexfine $675 ORDER

11727 EversharpSkyline burgundy lever-filler with uncommon ribbed plastic cap, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, economy model, clip does not extend over the top of the derby; noteworthy nib is very fine, opens up easily with only slight pressure but only so far -- limited line width variation c. 1942 extra-fine flexVG-fine $120 ORDER

11347 EversharpSkyline black full-length lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon configuration with ribbed plastic cap; name on barrel c. 1943 medium fine flexfine-exc $175 ORDER

11862 EversharpSkyline brown lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, 1/10 14K gold filled over silver ribbed cap, some scratches to the barrel, unusual nib, smooth and wet, shows more line width variation with ink that is not so free-flowing c. 1944 medium fine stubfine $125 ORDER

11118 EversharpSkyline 14K solid gold lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, less common blunt-ended barrel, long-tined nib is an effortlessly responsive writer c. 1944 medium fine flexfine $800 ORDER

12219 Fairchilddip 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) c. 1880 extra-fine flexVG* $350 ORDER

12255 Fairchild/Johnsondip pen handsome gold filled barleycorn holder with pearl taper, 13.9 cm long, marked "FAIRCHILD" and "3", nib is an E.S. Johnson #2, unusually marked on the underside "14K". Nib is extremely flexible, requires a very light hand; nib slit slightly prolonged into top of imprint by short stable hairline crack. Fairchild and Johnson merged in 1898, but this nib and holder could have been put together earlier as well c. 1898 medium fine superflexfine* $175 ORDER

10532 Gold Bondcombination black and pearl lever-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent quality, Wahl-style pressure bar, toggled to catch-equipped lever; #4 warranted nib is generously-sized, smooth, and opens wide with light pressure, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; name on barrel c. 1932 medium fine flexfine $225 ORDER

12256 Hicksdip pen long unmarked mottled hard rubber holder, 20.1 cm long excluding uncommon V-vent Hicks #5 gold dip nib. Holder has a gouge and a short stable crack at the end (see detail), does not affect function, nib is a notable writer, nice sharp smooth italic, some marks from restraightening (someone pressed a bit too hard, as it flexes with very little pressure) c. 1880 medium italic flexVG* $175 ORDER

11102 HicksThe Quill black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with gold filled overlay, 14.3 cm long; crisp engine turning of unusual complexity, barrel overlay marked "W. S. HICKS NEW YORK", nib is marked "LONDON". Hicks had a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic, concentrating on dip pens and pencils rather than fountain pens until the later 1920s. Early Hicks fountain pens are not at all common -- overlay examples even more so c. 1905 medium fine flexfine $895 ORDER

11544 Hickscombination sterling silver lever-filler and pencil, 11.9 cm long, unusual hand hammered finish over finely engine turned ground, 18K Hicks nib; identical to a Twinpoint combo, but marked only "STERLING". Initials in barrel escutcheon, uses 1.1 mm lead, nib gives wide line variation, not hallmarked for export so appears to be intended for jewelry store retail sale c. 1938 fine flexexc $650 ORDER

11207 Houstonsyringe-filler uncommon mottled hard rubber long ringtop, 15.5 cm long, #2 Houston nib opens up with very light pressure, only traces of barrel imprint visible but pen is mechanically sound and piston seal has been replaced c. 1910 fine flexVG $325 ORDER

12146 John Hollanddip pen gold filled holder, fully marked, colorful celluloid taper, 14.2 cm long excluding #5 John Holland nib c. 1885 fine flexfine $195 ORDER

11132 Mabie ToddSwan hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with extremely rare Fleur-de-lys pattern gold filled high relief overlay; 13.5 cm long, full Mabie Todd & Bard imprint on barrel with 1880s patent dates, classic over and under feed with twisted silver wire "tail". Initial on cap, name on barrel, only a handful of examples of this design are currently known, with a silver specimen selling for over $11,000 on eBay in November 20136,750 for silver on eBay UK Nov 2013 to Graham Jasper, Silvert underbidding c. 1905 medium stub flexVG-fine $4500 ORDER

11272 Mabie ToddSwan black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with solid 18K gold barleycorn pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long, tool marks on posting end and on section overlay (see details), but pattern and imprints all sharp and clean. #2 New York nib is sharp-cut, with classic over and under feed with twisted silver wire feed tail c. 1905 fine italic flexfine* $1600 ORDER

12717 Mabie ToddSwan in box black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with full heavy 18K solid gold overlay, checkerboard pattern engine turning, 13.1 cm long, in extra-fancy original box with instructions, dropper still below pad, though bulb is hardened and broken. Pen is US-made, for the English market, slip-on clip is added and appears to be solid gold as well, total pen weight is 21g. Metal is undinged and with full London hallmarks, excellent but for what appears to be a polished-out inscription on the barrel c. 1920 fine stub semiflexfine* $1100 ORDER

10826 Mabie ToddSwan 46 Eternal oversize mottled hard rubber flat-top lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, New York production, good color, imprints worn but legible, comb feed, big #6 nib imprinted "COWAPAMOSH/SHOP" is of excellent quality and very possibly was custom-marked by Mabie Todd for this Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania retailer c. 1924 extra-fineVG $600 ORDER

11940 Mabie ToddSwan set in box black hard rubber lever-filler with engine turned gold filled overlay, 13.2 cm long, New York production, with matching Fyne Poynt pencil; both would be near mint, but the pencil has a couple of scratches and bumps to the eraser cover and the pen has the typical corrosion damage to the section overlay (see details). Still a very handsome set, top quality construction and weight, pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, pen is a smooth writer c. 1926 medium fine semiflexfine-exc* $450 ORDER

10205 Mabie ToddSwan set in box beautiful and solid New York-made lever-filler in 1/5 18K gold filled, 13.1 cm long, crisp rings chasing pattern (usually found on Edward Todd pens, but very uncommon for Mabie Todd). Matching 1.1 mm Fyne Poynt pencil, both pieces bear a neatly engraved 1928-dated inscription on their barrels. Nib is set tight, so writes a very fine line, but the tip is large enough that it could be adjusted to a medium fine if opened up. Set is like new with attractive age toning, no brassing but usual Mabie Todd seam lines visible where end caps soldered on pen c. 1928 extra-fine semiflexnear mint $685 ORDER

12936 Mabie ToddSwallow combination black and cream lever-filler, 15.9 cm long, gold filled trim, New York production, fine color, good imprints, eraser under cap crown, uses 1.1 mm lead, smooth and responsive #2 M.T. & Co. nib. Strong imprints, some plating wear to lower cap band, pencil mechanism loose (lead will push back in use unless cone is held to prevent rotation) c. 1932 fine stub flexfine* $295 ORDER

9409 Maywoodlever-filler large red hard rubber flat-top, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, solidly-made second-tier pen, minimal wear, fine stable cap lip hairline and rim flea bite (see detail); although the original nib was certainly warranted, the present warranted #4 nib -- smooth and of excellent quality -- is a replacement; cap can be posted without causing the lip hairline to open c. 1925 mediumfine-exc* $250 ORDER

9247 Parker30 black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with scrollwork and diamond pattern, one of Parker's most expensive gold filled pens at the time, catalogued at $10. Rare, short-lived Lucky Curve feed with side cutouts, responsive Lucky Curve nib; metalwork crisp, name on barrel, a few marks on the posting end, but much better than usually seen, tiny hairline in section mouth underneath nib (see detail) c. 1904 fine flexfine-exc* $2250 ORDER

11977 Parker62 classic fully-overlaid hand-engraved eyedropper-filler in the uncommon slender "lady's" version; 12.7 cm long, fully marked, crisp engraved decoration, teardrop-vent #2 Lucky Curve nib, tool marks to section overlay, trimmed slightly at front edge (see details) c. 1905 fine flexVG-fine $1650 ORDER

10467 Parker16 Jack-Knife Safety small "turban top" black hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler with gold filled filigree overlay; 9.65 cm long, fully marked, #3 heart-vent nib opens up nicely with moderate pressure, hard rubber good and dark, has not been reblackened c. 1914 medium fine flexVG $650 ORDER

9777 Parker61 in box black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with full overlay, 12.9 cm long, intact Lucky Curve feed, #3 Lucky Curve nib, very clean condition with strong imprints, no dings, initials "MS" engraved on cap. Described in Parker's 1914 catalog: "Barrel, cap and nozzle entirely covered with 18K gold. There is something about the plainness of this pen that makes it very pleasing to the eye." Cannot guarantee gold content, but no evidence of brassing (old ink in photos of section is not corrosion; has been cleaned off since). Much less common than more ornate contemporary models such as the 62. Box leatherette hinge only partly intact c. 1914 fine flexexc $2650 ORDER

12849 Parker20 rare slip-cap button-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel, hard rubber cap; 14.1 cm long, good barrel imprint, no model number on blind cap, #2 keyhole-vent Lucky Curve nib has moderate flex. A transparent silicone sac has been installed c. 1914 fine flexfine $565 ORDER

12844 Parker20½ Jack-Knife Safety full-length black chased hard rubber button-filler, 13.2 cm long, nickel plated trim, earlier model with domed cap top, knurled bead at end of blind cap; crisp and glossy, good imprints and chasing, intact Lucky Curve feed, #2 nib with teardrop vent and banner imprint c. 1917 fine flexexc $265 ORDER

10935 ParkerBlack Giant oversize black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 14.75 cm long, worn but sound, #12 Lucky Curve nib with downwards-bent tip writes a finely shaded line. A rare pen with a special provenance: its barrel is engraved "W. W. Vautsmeier/U. S. Army" -- Major Walter W. Vautsmeier, a flight instructor during WW1 who died in 1922 in the crash of the Roma, an Italian-made semi-rigid dirigible and the last US military airship to be filled with hydrogen (more background here) c. 1918 extra-fine stub semiflexG $2850 ORDER

12682 Parker16 Jack-Knife Safety gold filled filigree over black hard rubber ringtop button-filler, 11.6 cm long, patent dates on barrel overlay, model number on blind cap; #3 Lucky Curve nib requires some initial pressure to open up, hard rubber has been chemically reblackened and shows porosity in piercings of overlay c. 1918 medium fine flexVG $450 ORDER

10122 ParkerJack-Knife Safety long #2-size screw-cap eyedropper-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel; 12.2 cm long, wide gold filled cap band, nickel plated clip, good cap and barrel imprints, intact Lucky Curve feed, #2 Lucky Curve nib opens up with light pressure, noting tiny hairline starting from vent hole (repair should not be necessary if pen is to not be used regularly); cap posts on barrel but only on very end c. 1918 fine superflexfine* $825 ORDER

13133 ParkerLucky Curve long slender black celluloid button-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, wear to milling at ends but good barrel imprint, #2 Lucky Curve nib is a lively writer, limited but responsive flex c. 1927 fine stub flexVG $165 ORDER

11658 ParkerDuofold Senior classic oversize orange button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprints and end milling, spearhead feed. Unusual long-tined Duofold nib is slightly later (early 1930s), and has considerable flex; there is a very fine axial hairline from the vent, which seems largely stable given the flexibility of the tines and the thickness and rigidity of the nib body behind the vent hole c. 1929 fine flexfine-exc* $600 ORDER

12869 Parkerbutton-filler black celluloid "Black Line" flat-top, 11.2 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber ends, Lucky Curve imprint and nib, spearhead feed c. 1929 extra-fine firmfine $150 ORDER

11540 ParkerLady Duofold Deluxe Moderne green-veined pearl ringtop streamlined button-filler, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint, fine barrel color with only slight ambering, silicone sac has been installed (latex can be substituted upon request) to preserve color, comb feed and nib are factory replacements, nib has date code for 1949 and "R" signifying a replacement with Duofold guarantee c. 1932 extra-fine firmexc* $165 ORDER

12897 ParkerDuette small bronze and cream button-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprint, notably good color. Nib has what appears to be a stable stress hairline from the base, cap has a patch of increased transparency next to the clip (see details) c. 1932 fine stubfine* $200 ORDER

10236 ParkerGolden Arrow (?) very early red pearl laminate lockdown-filler, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, two cap bands, one-piece section-barrel construction, two-tone nib with single central rib on arrow; rare barrel imprint with no mention of model name, no date code. Only a handful of these pens are known, and it seems most likely that they either predate the original Golden Arrow or immediately postdate it, prior to its renaming as the Vacuum Filler (discussion here). Condition is mixed, with hardly any wear and crisp imprints, but with a couple of cap lip cracks and a circumferential hairline under the clip where two laminations appear to have separated due to age shrinkage over the inner cap (see details). Long-tined nib has tight central hairline extending up from base; name engraved on barrel. Sac has been removed to preserve color c. 1932 fine semiflexVG* $450 ORDER

12958 ParkerDuofold Senior Deluxe streamline black-veined green pearl button-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, big Duofold Deluxe nib, triple cap bands with wider central band; excellent color, hard to find as introduced towards the end of Duofold production c. 1932 extra-fine rigidexc $520 ORDER

11610 ParkerDuofold Junior streamlined button-filler in Mandarin Yellow, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Duofold nib is a precise smooth writer, spearhead feed; some staining to cap, cap lip has been replaced using vintage celluloid, stronger than new and invisible from the outside c. 1933 extra-fine firmfine* $400 ORDER

12638 ParkerPremiere large Depression-era white-veined red-brown "Mahogany" button-filler, 12.4 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, Canadian Duofold nib c. 1936 fine stubfine-exc $275 ORDER

12206 ParkerVacumatic 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 1937 extra-broad italic obliqueG* $265 ORDER

11695 ParkerVacumatic Debutante set silver pearl laminate, 11.85 cm long, chrome plated trim, Blue Diamond clip, striped section and end jewels, aluminum Speedline filler, two-tone arrow nib, fine barrel transparency, usual slight swelling over filler unit, good imprint with 3rd quarter date code; matching injector pencil has first quarter date code, uses 1.1 mm lead. Both pen and pencil have matching extra-wide "jeweler's" cap bands, engraved "E. G." 1939 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc $365 ORDER

12950 ParkerVacumatic Maxima oversize blue pearl laminate single-jewel, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, unusual early wartime pen with 2nd quarter date code, matching date on two-tone Arrow nib, rare and remarkable chrome plated brass Speedline filler with diamond imprint on plunger end; good barrel transparency, excellent overall but for slight edge wear to cap band plating, revealing wartime silver substrate 1942 extra-fine firmfine-exc $595 ORDER

12966 ParkerVacumatic Debutante silver pearl laminate with wide "jeweler's" cap band, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, bold imprint with original silver infill but lacking date code, perfect transparency, appears to be new old stock, never filled (we have replaced the diaphragm), pristine. This pen came to us without a nib; we have installed a correct new old stock nib c. 1946 extra-finenear mint $265 ORDER

13047 Parker75 sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, scarce and desirable first model with metal section threads, flat end buttons, top button with cutout for clip (only first four to six months of production). US-made, section with nib angle indicator marks, "0" at center, cap marked "STERLING SILVER"; includes old-style convertor; USA 14K #67 nib 1964 broadnear mint $500 ORDER

12564 ParkerDuofold International set in box green marble, cartridge/converter (converter included), 13.1 cm long, gold plated trim, made in England, notable factory italic nib came to us very scratchy, has been tuned and smoothed, now wonderfully calligraphic; pen has 1st quarter 1996 date code, matching 0.7 mm pencil has slightly later "E" date code. In original inner and outer boxes, with guarantee and instructions 1996 extra-broad italicnear mint $795 ORDER

11792 SheafferSelf-Filling black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, crisp chasing and imprints, #2 Self-Filling nib is an elegant writer; excellent appearance, glossy hard rubber has been professionally reblackened, tight hairline crack in cap lip (see detail), post cap lightly c. 1921 extra-fine semiflexfine* $250 ORDER

12528 SheafferBalance Lifetime red-veined grey pearl ringtop lever-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, large White Dot, big Lifetime nib with super-fine tip; beautiful color and pearlescence c. 1934 needlepointfine-exc $145 ORDER

11826 SheafferDefender black WW2-era lever-filler, 13.15 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, over-the-top military clip, #5 Feathertouch two-tone nib, scratch at edge of cap lip is not a crack, some plating wear to nib (wartime plating was thinner) c. 1942 extra-finefine-exc $150 ORDER

13186 SheafferLifetime Triumph striated green pearl plunger-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, near mint barrel transparency, crisp imprints, slight step between two-tone Triumph nib and colored ribbed section c. 1943 extra-fineexc $150 ORDER

12038 SheafferCraftsman black lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon variant with Gregg shorthand symbol on barrel; sharp imprints, very slight swelling over lever retaining spring c. 1947 extra-finefine $145 ORDER

13283 SheafferSnorkel Valiant burgundy pneumatic-filler, 14.15 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical nib, early model with solid 14K gold Snorkel tube, narrow nib mounting skirt c. 1952 extra-fineexc $165 ORDER

13167 SheafferSnorkel Crest burgundy pneumatic-filler, gold filled cap, White Dot, notable broad two-tone Triumph conical nib; Australian production, fully marked c. 1955 broadexc-near mint $250 ORDER

13276 SheafferSnorkel Statesman set in box beautiful pneumatic-filler in uncommon late dark version of Burgundy, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, imprint on cap, conical silver-palladium nib is notably fine; with matching .9 mm pencil, new old stock, boxed with instructions c. 1959 needlepointmint $275 ORDER

13148 SheafferPFM III oversize black Snorkel-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, 14K gold inlaid nib, smooth super fine tip c. 1959 needlepointfine-exc $265 ORDER

9877 unmarkedeyedropper-filler black hard rubber straight-cap, 11.65 cm long, overlay marked "18K" on both cap and barrel, but appears to be gold filled. Excellent quality, like new condition, warrnted nib somewhat toothy c. 1910 fine flexnear mint $275 ORDER

11773 Waterman222 rare black hard rubber taper cap eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long, Spoon Feed with patent date imprint, early #2 New York nib; imprints on the silver are all present and legible, noting light toothmarks at barrel end c. 1902 extra-fine semiflexfine $3500 ORDER

12960 Waterman412 black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.2 cm long, feed with patent imprints, imprints on overlay unusually clean and well-preserved; moderate fading to hard rubber, one shallow bump to cap crown, early filigree pattern c. 1903 fine flexVG-fine $865 ORDER

11971 Waterman12 mottled hard rubber clipless eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, early example with 1898 patent date on cap, barrel imprint with globe and both 1884 patent dates, patent dates also imprinted on spoon feed; imprints bold and deep, excellent color, #2 nib is a notable writer but has the beginnings of a stress crack from the left side of the vent hole c. 1903 medium stub flexnear mint* $285 ORDER

11608 Waterman0502 in box straight-cap black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with uncommon smooth gold filled overlay, 13.4 cm long, made for the French market, "DOUBLÉ OR" hallmarks, 18K gold #2 New York nib. No dings, test marks to cap overlay rim (see detail), posting end imprint has caused some plating loss (die too sharp?); nib is long-tined, soft and opens up easily with only slight pressure, has been retipped c. 1905 fine flexfine-exc $950 ORDER

9133 Waterman322 Commercial black hard rubber taper-cap eyedropper-filler, solid 9K English-hallmarked barrel overlay, 14.6 cm long; pre-Globe cap imprint worn but fully legible, seam split at front of overlay rewelded (see details); long-tail feed with patent imprints, early slender #2 New York nib c. 1905 medium flexexc* $1000 ORDER

11341 Waterman412 early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.1 cm long, #2 nib with "N.Y." imprint, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on silver light but legible; hard rubber under the overlay has been professionally reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling c. 1905 extra-fine semiflexVG* $800 ORDER

10952 Waterman612 black hard rubber slip cap eyedropper-filler with pearl slabs on barrel, smooth gold filled barrel bands; 13.5 cm long, moderate even fading to hard rubber, #2 New York nib opens up easily with minimal pressure. Cap is not imprinted, may be a slightly later replacement. Pearl-slab Watermans are not common, and nearly all are taper-caps. This is only the second pearl-slabbed Waterman cone cap we have had in over 15 years c. 1907 fine flexfine $1450 ORDER

12173 Waterman522 black hard rubber taper-cap, full London-hallmarked 9K solid gold fine barleycorn overlay, 15 cm long, patent imprint on feed, early imprint on #2 New York nib, no number on end of barrel as is usual for English-marked Watermans; overlay is crisp, initials engraved in barrel cartouche, slight seam opening (see details) c. 1907 fine flexexc* $2500 ORDER

11729 WatermanRemex Self-Filler No. 101 rare early sleeve-filler, 14 cm long, all-aluminum construction with a hard rubber section assembly, sleeve rotates rather than slides to expose filler bar; originally made with the pressure bar tied to the sac, this specimen uses a more conventional attachment as found in other Waterman sleeve-fillers. Patent date imprint refers to William Ferris's patent 799,897 of 1905 (Ferris' patent 950,817 of 1910 is the one covering the usual Waterman sleeve-filler design), narrow feed, Remex nib; scattered nicks and shallow dings to the cap and rotating sleeve c. 1908 fine flexVG $950 ORDER

9753 Waterman512½ Colonial slender black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.1 cm long, solid 14K gold overlay in scarce fine parallel lines pattern, especially rare with factory cabochon at cap top; elegantly engraved monogram on barrel, minor bump marks to cap, overall nice and clean, smooth and responsive #2 New York nib c. 1908 fine flexfine $1500 ORDER

11501 Waterman43 rare desk pen, short-lived model, black hard rubber slip-cap clipless eyedropper-filler with long tapered barrel, 17.3 cm long; uncommon #3 New York nib is flexible but not soft, barrel imprints bold, scrape marks to feed. Moderate even fading, two longitudinal cracks in barrel (one virtually invisible, see detail; perhaps from pen being caught in a desk drawer) have been internally sealed, pen is ink-tight c. 1908 extra-fine flexVG-fine* $600 ORDER

13303 Waterman412S 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 c. 1910 broad stub flexfine $800 ORDER

3779 Waterman12P rare black chased hard rubber pump-filler, 14.8 cm long, good imprints with 1897 and 1900 patent dates; moderate, even fading, a nice clean example of one of Waterman's earliest and least successful self-fillers c. 1910 extra-fine flexfine $675 ORDER

10974 Waterman412 SF black hard rubber clipless sleeve-filler with sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, 13.3 cm long, #2 New York nib is smooth and lively, number at end of barrel is worn away, sleeve overlay bears initials and date c. 1911 fine flexVG $1600 ORDER

13091 Waterman0312½ Filigree rare slender half-overlay eyedropper-filler, black hard rubber, gold filled trefoil pattern on barrel, 11.7 cm long, fully marked, imprint on cap, notable nib is Canadian, though rest of pen is USA production -- consistent with this pen's UK provenance. Cap lip has been replaced, seam visible only from inside c. 1912 extra-broad stub flexVG-fine* $395 ORDER

13325 Waterman12½ in box uncommon slender black chased hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 11.9 cm long, two fancy gold filled barrel bands; crisp and unfaded, long-tined nib, long-tailed feed with patent imprints, box somewhat later, after 1917 move to 191 Broadway c. 1912 fine flexnear mint $250 ORDER

11774 Waterman12S full-size mottled hard rubber clipless safety, 11.9 cm long, fine color, imprints show some wear but fully present, #2 New York nib is responsive and tightly sprung, not soft. Waterman safeties in mottled are uncommon c. 1912 fine flexVG-fine $400 ORDER

13294 Waterman12½VS Baby vest pocket size black chased hard rubber clipless safety, 8.8 cm long, smooth wide gold filled barrel band, crisp imprints and chasing, moderate even fading c. 1915 extra-fine flexexc-near mint $165 ORDER

10090 Waterman0512½ PSF Oriental black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with uncommon hand-engraved pattern; early production, with two-piece sprung pressure bar, bold imprints on posting end, metal excellent noting engraved initial on cap crown, some corrosion around cap vent holes (see details) -- metal otherwise near mint. Notable nib, smooth and flexible, feed with bold patent date imprint c. 1915 fine flexfine-exc $985 ORDER

10506 Waterman0512½ PSF early black hard rubber clipless lever-filler with rose gold filled "Gothic" pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long; one of Waterman's first lever-fillers, with narrow raised barrel threads and two-piece sprung pressure bar. Imprints on hard rubber posting end are mostly worn away, commensurate wear to overlay, initials on barrel. Long-tined New York #2 nib is a wet writer and very soft, should be used with a light hand c. 1915 medium fine flexVG $685 ORDER

13116 Waterman0512½ VP uncommon vest-pocket screw-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth gold filled overlay, 10.5 cm long, crisp imprints on hard rubber, elegant monogram engraved on barrel, #2 New York nib c. 1916 fine flexfine-exc $325 ORDER

13296 Waterman15 PSF large smooth black hard rubber lever-filler, 14.2 cm long, nickel plated trim, well used but sound, moderate fading to hard rubber, very early clip with "GERMAN SILVER" imprint (discontinued shortly after the outbreak of WW1) and flatter top, oversize rivet heads suggest post-factory installation. Feed with patent imprint shows some scuff marks on bottom, responsive #5 nib probably a few years later c. 1916 fine flexG-VG $275 ORDER

13345 Waterman412½ PSF black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.25 cm long, sterling silver "Filigree" overlay; an early model, narrow raised barrel threads, two-piece pressure bar with spring. New York #2 nib with semistub tip writes an effortlessly calligraphic line, easy soft flex, but not to be pushed too wide -- vent hole stress marks visible under magnification, hairline crack visible at base of imprint does not go all the way through c. 1916 medium fine flexVG* $465 ORDER

11581 Waterman0512½VS Baby smooth gold filled overlay safety with rare double cap; 9.5 cm long, turning knob fully and clearly marked, hard rubber imprints on side of barrel also crisp; overlay excellent, noting inevitable rub marks around inner cap. #2 New York nib will write a nicely shaded line, but is springy rather than soft c. 1917 fine flexexc $400 ORDER

4291 Waterman0512½VS 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 c. 1917 fine flexVG-fine* $325 ORDER

9184 Waterman442½V 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 c. 1918 fine stub flexexc $500 ORDER

9874 Waterman0552 black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled "Gothic" pattern overlay, earlier production with 18K gold filled mark on clip, globe emblem on metal filler piece in lever head recess; nice smooth responsive #2 New York nib, not great line width variation. End number worn off, though imprint on side of posting end quite strong. Nicely engraved monogram on barrel, metalwork crisp, only a couple of dots of brassing c. 1918 extra-fine flexfine-exc $565 ORDER

12440 Waterman0512 Filigree black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled overlay, 13.6 cm long, initials "A.G.C." engraved on barrel, lively and responsive #2 New York nib, cap dome is more yellowish in tone than the rest of the overlay c. 1919 medium fine flexfine $425 ORDER

12894 Waterman42 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) c. 1919 fine stub semiflexnear mint* $295 ORDER

12972 Waterman42½ 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) c. 1920 fine flexexc $265 ORDER

12973 Waterman42½ black chased hard rubber slender full-length clipless safety, 12.8 cm long, London-hallmarked 9K solid gold barrel bands, strong imprints, moderate fading, notable long-tined #2 nib, front barrel band cracked but firmly attached c. 1920 broad stub flexfine* $295 ORDER

8907 Waterman472 uncommon black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth sterling silver overlay; 13.1 cm long, London hallmarks, number at barrel end is simply "72" with no hundreds column digit, as is typical for English-market Watermans; 1925-dated presentation inscription, nice stub #2 nib has an incipient hairline from the vent hole, but should be stable if used without excessive writing pressure; even wear, light marks to metal, one tiny stress crack where barrel overlay crimped in place (see detail; for some reason these are extremely common in English-market Waterman overlays) 1920 medium italic flexVG* $565 ORDER

12180 Waterman552½ slender black hard rubber lever-filler, solid 14K gold "Filigree" overlay, 13.65 cm long, responsive #2 New York nib; handsome pen, excellent overall appearance, hard rubber barrel appears to be a replacement without model number at end, overlay staked in place (see details). Initials lightly engraved on barrel overlay, one ding to side of cap dome c. 1923 fine flexfine* $650 ORDER

12986 Waterman0552½ black hard rubber lever-filler with smooth 18K gold filled overlay, 13.6 cm long, notable sharp-tipped #2 nib opens easily with slight pressure, though should not be pushed too wide c. 1924 extra-fine flexVG-fine $425 ORDER

11586 Waterman0552½ Oriental black hard rubber lever-filler with gold filled overlay, scarce and attractive pattern, 13.6 cm long, imprints on hard rubber strong, only slightest fading, metal likewise crisp with only trace wear to top edge of cap crown. #2 nib has considerable flex, opens wide with light pressure c. 1924 medium fine flexexc $950 ORDER

12617 Waterman0552½ LEC long slender hard rubber lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, with full "Pansey Panel" pattern 18K gold filled overlay with hand engraving; monogram in cartouche, plating wear at both ends of the barrel overlay (see details), a handsome and well-proportioned user with a responsive Waterman #2 nib c. 1925 medium fine flexG $295 ORDER

11257 Waterman58 giant black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 15.3 cm long, chrome plated lever, big #8 nib is responsive with lots of flexibility. Hard rubber has been reblackened, cap lip trimmed; cap was originally clipless, topmost of two clip rivet holes was never drilled all the way through, so post-factory clip installation appears to have been started but not completed. All imprints clear, chasing moderately worn, impressive user c. 1925 fine flexVG* $865 ORDER

8908 Waterman0552½ Gothic clipless black hard rubber lever-filler, gold filled checkerboard pattern overlay, 13.6 cm long; initials on barrel, trace plating wear at top edge of crown, but otherwise extremely clean with bold posting end imprint and unfaded glossy black hard rubber; no trace of model number imprint on end, appears never to have been there; notable nib, very fine yet with a good degree of flexibility c. 1925 extra-fine flexexc $450 ORDER

12883 Waterman0552½V Filigree black hard rubber ringtop with gold filled overlay, 9.4 cm long, very clean example, initials "ES" on barrel, specks of plating loss at the very edge of the end of the barrel. Nib is a smooth writer with light pressure, controllable toothiness if made to flex c. 1925 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc $200 ORDER

13310 Waterman554 LEC black hard rubber lever-filler, 14K solid gold overlay in "Sheraton" pattern, 13.75 cm long, classic Waterman signature-style #4 nib, metal crisp but for a couple of small and shallow bumps, initials engraved in barrel cartouche over previous filled monogram; a large pen of considerable heft and presence c. 1926 medium-fine flexfine-exc $1250 ORDER

13005 Waterman0552 black hard rubber lever-filler, gold filled "Filigree" overlay, 13.7 cm long; beautiful example of a classic design, bold imprints on barrel posting end, only slightest fading to hard rubber, plating wear to high points of lever, top edge of cap, initials RJW on barrel cartouche; #2 nib has considerable flex, but is springy rather than soft c. 1927 fine flexfine $495 ORDER

12834 Waterman0552½ black hard rubber lever-filler with 18K gold filled smooth overlay, 13.8 cm long, hard rubber slightly faded, clean imprint on side of posting end, noting scratch or crack next to end of barrel overlay (see details) c. 1927 fine flexfine $395 ORDER

13228 Waterman94 Ripple Rose Ripple hard rubber lever-filler, 12.85 cm long; crisp and glossy, no brassing, sharp imprints, traces of silver infill on model number at barrel end, #4 nib is fine-tipped but still offers nice shading with normal writing pressure. Interesting special barrel imprint, "FRIENDLY FIVE SHOES/FIVE DOLLARS" (more on Friendly Five here) c. 1929 extra-fine flexnear mint $950 ORDER

13221 Waterman7 Ripple large red and black hard rubber lever-filler with scarce and desirable "Blue" nib and crown band, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trim, good color and imprints, original casein color band darkened but intact, sharp-cut calligraphic keyhole-vent nib c. 1929 medium italic semiflexfine $695 ORDER

13287 Waterman51V Ripple rare red and black hard rubber lever-filler, an export model distinguished by its singular #1-size nib, 10.7 cm long, nickel plated trim, good imprints, fine color, slight even fading c. 1930 extra-fine semiflexfine $275 ORDER

13324 Waterman7 Ripple red and black hard rubber lever-filler with scarce and desirable "Blue" nib and band, 14.4 cm long, gold filled trim, 9K solid gold London-hallmarked cap band; barrel imprints worn but fully present, slight even fading to hard rubber. Nib is sharp-edged, calligraphic c. 1930 medium italic semiflexfine-exc $750 ORDER

13235 WatermanPatrician oversize "Nacre" (black and pearl) lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, outstanding color, some age roughness to the plating on the barrel end medallion, trim plating otherwise like new; name on barrel, big nib is firm, smooth, and writes a finely shaded line c. 1930 extra-fine stubexc-near mint $1250 ORDER

13236 WatermanPatrician oversize "Onyx" lever-filler, 13.65 cm long, red hard rubber ends, gold filled trim, strong imprints, excellent trim plating, large name engraved on barrel c. 1930 extra-fine flexfine-exc $850 ORDER

13290 Watermandesk pen slender lever-filler, 20 cm long, barrel 9.5 mm thick, gold filled trim, strong imprint, USA-made, unusual celluloid resembling "Turquoise" but with the blue white-veined; "Account" nib is sharp and precise c. 1932 extra-fine firmfine $165 ORDER

13293 Watermandesk pens a pair of lever-fillers, 20 cm long, barrels 10.5 mm thick, gold filled trim, strong imprints, USA-made, unusual pearlescent green celluloid, not seen on standard production pocket pens (though sometimes used for rebranded models made for Montgomery Wards). "Tip-Fill" feeds, #2 nibs are responsive and write an elegantly shaded line, are not wide-openers. Matching Waterman desk pens in uncommon colors are hard to find c. 1935 fine flex, extra-fine flexfine $385 ORDER

12679 Waterman7 Emerald Ray set in box green and black pearl lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, keyhole vent "Red" nib; Waterman's second-largest model of the era, very hard to find in any color other than black. Matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, high Art Deco styling complemented by the display box; more wear to the pen than the pencil, box is like new c. 1936 fine stub semiflexexc $695 ORDER

8923 WatermanInk-Vue demonstrator dealer's version in transparent celluloid, not sold to the public, 13 cm long, chrome plated trim, Tip-Fill feed; usual darkening to the barrel, a very clean example of a particularly uncommon, fully functional demonstrator. Fresh to the market -- came to us with a slightly later #5 needlepoint nib, Oregon store's name on barrel c. 1936 needlepoint rigidfine-exc $795 ORDER

12868 Waterman3V red pearl lever-filler, 10.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, "Tip-Fill" feed, nice precise nib writes an elegant line with restrained line width variation c. 1936 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc $165 ORDER

13219 Waterman92 uncommon Canadian version, black lever-filler, 12.8 cm long with matching cap and barrel bands, notable broad italic USA-made nib, "Tip-Fill" feed c. 1936 broad italic flexfine $285 ORDER

10023 WatermanInk-Vue Deluxe black lever-pump filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Art Deco design with stepped ends, geometrically-patterned transparent barrel; strong imprints, excellent transparency, "GREEN" marked keyhole-vent nib, "Tip-Fill" feed, excellent condition but for name on barrel, scratches above imprint c. 1936 fine firmfine-exc $385 ORDER

12581 WatermanInk-Vue "Silver Ray" lever pump-filler, 13.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, "Brown" keyhole-vent #4 nib, "Tip-Fill" feed; bold imprint, barrel transparency like new, typical age roughness to chrome, medallion at barrel end is a modern reproduction. Full-size Ink-Vue pens are uncommon and undervalued c. 1937 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc* $325 ORDER

12778 Waterman92V black vest-pocket lever-filler, 10.8 cm long, gold filled trim, original price sticker on barrel end is partially covered with what looks like red-brown paint; no brassing, bold imprints, but cap band was crimped in place irregularly, apparently a factory defect c. 1940 extra-fine semiflexfine-exc $150 ORDER

13138 WatermanCitation Taperite black slip-cap lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim with wide cap band, hooded nib (Waterman's short-lived response to the Parker 51) c. 1945 fine stubexc $150 ORDER

10705 WirtPhenix in box mottled hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13 cm long, hard rubber glossy and unfaded with strong barrel imprint, classic Wirt ventless nib, feed with top and bottom channels. Nib tipping is missing, but tip is rounded and can be used as is; otherwise near mint c. 1905 fine flexexc* $185 ORDER

12373 Wirtlever-filler black chased hard rubber ring top, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive and characteristically Wirt blade-shaped solid metal lever; ventless gold nib, vented flat feed, unusual barrel construction, made from plugged tubing, hard rubber faded but chasing good, no maker imprint as is typical of these small Wirts. Comes with period suspension cord to wear around the neck c. 1920 medium fine stub semiflexVG $125 ORDER

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