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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

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

13556 Aikin LambertPike's Peak Special clipless black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.65 cm long, nickel plated trim, hard rubber crisp and glossy, cap imprint characteristic of Aikin Lambert pens specially produced for retailers -- in this case, most probably the Pike's Peak Book & Stationery Company of Colorado Springs, Colorado; #3 nib gives good line width variation, but requires deliberate pressure to open up c. 1920 fine flexexc-near mint $165 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 $650 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* $520 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

13510 Conklin3 black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler with gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, notable easy-opening #3 nib with narrow feed, engraved monogram in cap cartouche, shallow bumps to cap crown, overlay otherwise nice and clean c. 1912 extra-fine flexfine $850 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

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 $465 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

13578 Conklincrescent-filler black hard rubber with iconic "stars and stripes" gold filled overlay, 13.2 cm long, #2 nib with earlier narrow feed, no brassing to clip, only minor mars to the overlay, engraved name in cap cartouche. Repaired crack in raised barrel threads, properly sleeved for strength c. 1920 extra-fine flexfine* $950 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* $465 ORDER

13455 Conklinlever-filler small green gold filled all-metal ringtop, 9.5 cm long, chevron pattern, #2 nib opens with light pressure, semistub tip. Metal clean, noting blister bump on lever end tab (see detail) c. 1922 fine flexfine $165 ORDER

13509 Conklincrescent-filler red hard rubber #40-size, 13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, #4 nib, mottled hard rubber section, rare and fragile model catalogued for only one year; sound and attractive example, minor trim brassing, barrel imprints worn but legible c. 1923 fine flexVG-fine $1200 ORDER

13490 Conklin2 black hard rubber ringtop crescent-filler, gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 11.3 cm long, initials engraved in cap cartouche, #2 nib has easy flex c. 1923 medium fine flexVG-fine $420 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

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

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

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

13502 EsterbrookA slender "Dollar Pen", grey pearl lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, stainless steel trim, later #1550 nib unit with round-bottomed feed c. 1939 extra-finefine-exc $85 ORDER

13609 EsterbrookB full-size "Dollar Pen", green pearl lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, stainless steel trim, later #9550 nib with round-bottomed feed c. 1941 extra-fine firmfine-exc $115 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

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 a handful of examples of this slender model (Demis are normally shorter than standard Skylines but of the same thickness) c. 1941 extra-fine rigidVG $225 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

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

13693 EversharpSkyline streamlined lever-filler, 12.4 cm long, gold filled trim, striped green and blue cap, black barrel, earlier model with transparent ink window c. 1942 extra-fineVG-fine $95 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

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 Command Performance 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 $695 ORDER

13467 EversharpSkyline Gold Award uncommon version with full 1/10 14K yellow gold filled ribbed cap and barrel, 13.6 cm long, lever-filler, striking Machine Age design, two areas of stress cracks in barrel overlay (material probably made too hard), does not affect function, priced accordingly -- otherwise excellent c. 1944 extra-fineVG* $150 ORDER

13661 EversharpGregg in box unusual black lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, made for resale by the Gregg shorthand company and bearing an enameled Gregg logo in the cap top, and carrying a special Gregg-marked nib over a Skyline-style feed. Wahl-Eversharp made Gregg and Palmer Method pens from the 1920s on, but postwar examples are particularly uncommon, and this is the first example we have had with the original box and instructions c. 1955 extra-fineexc $225 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

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

13583 John Hollanddip pen in box #6-size takedown holder, gold filled with ebonized wood taper, 14.4 cm long excluding matching #6 John Holland gold nib. Flake missing from taper end (see detail), small stress crack in prolongation of the nib slit, appears stable c. 1870 extra-fine flexVG-fine* $265 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

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

13539 MooreMidget smooth black hard rubber short vest pocket size safety, 9.15 cm long, good imprints, original surface glossy and unfaded, lively nib, intact safety post inside cap c. 1918 fine flexexc $225 ORDER

13425 MooreNon-Leakable black hard rubber retracting-nib safety with smooth gold filled overlay, 12.1 cm long, Moore #2 nib; one shallow ding and some pinprick marks to the cap, small patch of corrosion at front of barrel overlay (see details), safety post inside cap is absent c. 1920 fine stub flexVG-fine $650 ORDER

13373 Parker24 New Style an extremely rare slip-cap eyedropper-filler design, offered for only a very brief time (mentioned in Parker's Side Talks in 1899, absent from 1898 and 1900 Parker catalogs); mottled hard rubber, correct black hard rubber section, 14.45 cm long, #4 keyhole vent Lucky Curve nib, intact early narrow Lucky Curve feed, barrel imprint worn at ends but almost all legible. Tool marks and crack in section (see details), cap is a precise replacement made from original material c. 1899 extra-fine flexVG* $1500 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

13552 Parker018 rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.9 cm long, spearhead Lucky Curve feed, barrel imprint heavily worn, no visible cap imprint, hairline from vent hole of teardrop-vent Lucky Curve nib should be repaired if pen is to be used extensively, otherwise usable as is c. 1905 medium fine stub flexG* $250 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

13448 Parker16 black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled filigree overlay, 13.9 cm long, fully marked, #3 keyhole-vent Lucky Curve nib, intact Lucky Curve feed; an unusually clean example, hard rubber has not been reblackened, interesting dated presentation inscription on barrel cartouche c. 1910 fine flexfine-exc $695 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

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

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

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

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

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

13354 ParkerDuofold Senior large Mandarin Yellow button-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, single raised cap band; nib has ruler wear on left tine, stress line from vent hole (stable, as the nib is quite firm), cap lip has been restored using original period celluloid, repair stronger than new and visible only from inside the cap c. 1927 extra-finefine* $850 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

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 excellent appearance, minimal wear, and crisp imprints, but with two small cap lip hairlines and a circumferential separation between cap laminations due to age shrinkage over the inner cap (see details; all have been professionally repaired). 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-fine* $650 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

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

13527 ParkerDuofold Senior Deluxe set oversize streamline button-filler in Moderne Pearl green and black, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, triple cap bands with wider central band, straong imprint, numbered Duofold Deluxe nib, comb feed; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, color is slightly brighter than that of the pen c. 1934 extra-fine rigidfine-exc $785 ORDER

13561 ParkerChallenger small grey pearl marbled button-filler, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, some age dulling to cap band, but clip unusually bright, deep bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, notable nib with matching date code 1935 extra-fine stub semiflexexc-near mint $150 ORDER

13414 ParkerDuofold Special black streamline button-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, some posting scratches to barrel from cap, enjoyable nib c. 1935 medium stub semiflexfine $275 ORDER

13620 Parkerbutton-filler uncommon Depression-era model, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, like a Deluxe Challenger but different trim, colored rather than black ends; 2nd quarter date codes on both barrel and nib 1936 fine stubVG $165 ORDER

13603 ParkerVacumatic Oversize unusual silver pearl laminate, 13.55 cm long, reverse trim (gold filled rather than chrome), made in Canada, good imprint with 4th quarter date code, striped jewels, correct black section, big two-tone arrow nib requires some pressure to flex, original tip configuration intended for use upside-down as well; fine barrel transparency, moderate plating wear, some corrosion to lockdown filler shaft (does not affect function) 1936 medium fine flexVG-fine $465 ORDER

13621 Parkerbutton-filler black streamline "Raven" series pen, 12.6 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon proportions, long and slender, spearhead feed, good barrel imprint, 4th quarter date code on nib c. 1937 extra-fineexc $ ORDER

13599 ParkerVacumatic Debutante Golden Pearl laminate, 11.75 cm long, striped jewels and section, scarce "star"clip; good barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, notable factory stub nib, original aluminum Speedline filler has been replaced with a 1940s plastic-plunger unit 1938 medium stub semiflexfine-exc $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

13639 ParkerDuofold slender Vac-filler, blue and silver pearl with black stripes, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim; unusually for this series, made in Canada. Good barrel transparency, imprint without date code, two stable cap lip hairlines, nib surfaces a bit irregular from restraightening, but a notable writer c. 1942 fine stub semiflexVG* $125 ORDER

13602 ParkerVacumatic Debutante small golden pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, geometric pattern cap band, imprint with clearly legible 2nd quarter date code; excellent barrel transparency, name on barrel, usual very slight swelling over filler unit. Arrow nib originally two-tone but plating nearly all gone, rounded oblong tip gives natural subtle line width variation 1943 fine stubfine-exc $145 ORDER

13528 Parker51 cordovan double-jewel, 1/10 16K gold filled over silver wartime cap with geometric trim band, cartouche engraved "1896-1946"; Blue Diamond clip, two-tone clutch ring, strong imprint with 2nd quarter date code. Only moderate wear, but name on barrel, multiple scrapes and dents to the cap 1945 extra-fineVG $165 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

13690 Parker51 Demi black Aerometric filler, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, 13 cm long, perfect sac transparency, hood is an original Parker replacement but later (1960s; shape is very slightly different) c. 1955 extra-fineexc $150 ORDER

13419 Parker75 sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, dished ends, later French-made section, 14K French nib; excellent but for a small bump to the cap rim in the middle of the "MADE IN U.S.A" imprint. Includes later twist-action piston converter c. 1975 extra-finefine-exc $225 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

13601 SheafferLifetime oversize black flat-top lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap top; celluloid section with ink window and fine-finned feed are later Sheaffer replacement parts but from the original working lifetime of the pen (late 1930s/1940s, most likely). Good imprints, name on barrel c. 1927 extra-fine firmfine-exc $225 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

13571 SheafferGregg Balance set in box full-length slender striated golden pearl lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp bold imprints, section with ink window, #3 nib, Gregg shorthand symbol on barrel; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead. Condition as new but for very slight polishing wear to pen's lever c. 1936 extra-finenear mint $275 ORDER

13498 SheafferLifetime Feathertouch Valiant black lever-filler with over-the-top military clip, 13.2 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, White Dot, section with ink window, two-tone Lifetime nib with unusually fine tip; some plating wear to nib, posting mark on barrel c. 1942 needlepointfine $125 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

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

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

13451 SheafferSnorkel Valiant pneumatic-filler in scarce and desirable late color, "Periwinkle", 14.2 cm long, White Dot, gold filled trim, good barrel imprint, conical 14K gold nib is not two-tone, shows no sign of ever having had plating c. 1957 extra-fineexc $265 ORDER

13501 SheafferSnorkel Sentinel set in box "Peacock Blue" pneumatic-filler with matching .9 mm pencil, patterned stainless steel caps, gold filled trim; pen has two-tone conical F5 nib, crisp barrel imprints, pencil shows a bit more use, with chips to White Dot edges. In earlier box with instructions dated 1954 c. 1957 extra-fineexc $285 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

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

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

13372 Wahl-EversharpGold Seal lapis blue soldier-clip lever-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, Gold Seal, Personal Point screw-in nib unit with Gold Seal flexible nib; excellent overall appearance, bold imprints and no brassing, original aluminum lining was corroded at the barrel mouth and has been replaced with a noncorroding Delrin sleeve, two tiny hairlines at end of section do not affect function (see details). Includes snap-on celluloid cap topper, originally printed with price and model number, a rare survival c. 1929 fine flexfine-exc* $295 ORDER

13366 Wahl-EversharpGold Seal set oversize green and gold "Deco Band" lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Personal Point nib unit, roller clip, rare and mysterious variant with "X" seal instead of the usual double check mark. Massive manifold Gold Seal nib, slight roughness to area around end of lever, nicks to bands at ends, shallow depression on side of barrel (probably from overenthusiastic spot polishing; not really possible to photograph). Includes matching pencil, uses 1.1 mm lead, has name on side, scrape marks, more heavily used than the pen c. 1929 medium firmfine/VG $800 ORDER

13566 Wahl-EversharpGold Seal oversize jade green "Deco Band" lever-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal "FLEXIBLE"-marked nib with stublike tip, Personal Point screw-in system, "M"-marked feed. Good overall color with some darkening at cap top, scattered tool/tooth marks on trim bands at ends, sealed cap lip crack (see details) c. 1930 fine stub flexVG-fine* $495 ORDER

13613 WatermanRemex black chased hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, narrow 3-fissure long-tailed feed, Remex nib is an elegant writer, good imprints and chasing, though crisper on the cap than on the barrel, moderate even fading c. 1902 extra-fine stub flexfine-exc $250 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

13606 Waterman412 black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, early pattern .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.35 cm long, feed with patent imprints, imprints on overlay nice and legible, noting nicks and digs to the silver (see details). Hard rubber has been professionally dye-reblackened c. 1902 extra-fine flexVG $785 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

13551 Waterman412 early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.5 cm long, #2 New York nib, spoon feed with patent imprints, imprints on cap, top and bottom of barrel overlay. Moderate fading to the hard rubber, which has not been reblackened. Fine silver overlays are much scarcer than later examples in sterling c. 1903 extra-fine flexfine $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

13614 WatermanRemex smooth black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.8 cm long, a Waterman sub-brand model made specifically for the Royster Guano Company and so imprinted; moderate even fading, nib has a stress line from the vent hole. An unusual but known model, we have seen a few examples over the years c. 1905 fine stub flexfine* $245 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

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

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 eyedropper-filler 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

13631 Waterman0502 gold filled "Chased" pattern eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, posting end has usual scratches from cap but "WATERMAN" imprint clearly legible; spoon feed with patent imprints and long internal tail, tail end chipped, section front edge as well (does not affect function), "Vivian" engraved in barrel cartouche c. 1908 fine flexVG-fine $825 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

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

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

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

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

13470 Waterman452 Filigree black hard rubber lever-filler, sterling silver overlay, 13.8 cm long, early example, hard rubber slightly faded, has not been reblackened; long-tined #2 New York nib has good paper feel, opens wide with minimal pressure c. 1918 medium fine superflexfine $595 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

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

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

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

13424 Waterman42½V black chased hard rubber clipless vest pocket safety, 8.8 cm long, made in USA for French market, French-hallmarked 18K solid gold barrel bands, 18K gold New York nib; even fading and wear, mechanically sound c. 1920 extra-fine semiflexG $120 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

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

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

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

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

13385 Waterman0552½ Pansy Panel black hard rubber slender full-length lever-filler, 13.65 cm long, 18K gold filled overlay with hand-engraved floral decoration; hard rubber crisp with bold imprints, nib is medium flex, will give good line variation without excessive writing pressure c. 1925 medium fine flexexc $565 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

12617 Waterman0552½ LEC long slender hard rubber lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, with full "Pansy 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

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

13381 Waterman0552½ LEC long slender hard rubber lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, uncommon smooth green gold filled overlay, a handsome and well-proportioned pen with a responsive Waterman #2 nib c. 1927 fine flexfine $350 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

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

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

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

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 $795 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

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

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

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

13481 WatermanHundred Year elegant black Lucite lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, gold filled with Ideal globe logo on clip rivet, hard to find superfine tipped Hundred Year #17 nib; name lightly and unobtrusively imprinted on barrel c. 1940 needlepointfine $265 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

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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