14032: Conklin 2: extremely early crescent-filler in mottled hard rubber, 13.7 cm long, good clean cap imprint with 1891 and 1901 patent dates, short-lived design with flat ends and trim grooves on both barrel and cap seen only at beginning of production, this example predates the mid-1902 adoption of lock ring of graduated thickness (US patent 745,481). An important Conklin rarity, only a handful of surviving examples known.
DATE: c. 1901 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1600
14886: Conklin 4 cutaway demonstrator: early mottled hard rubber slip-cap barrel assembly, 10.65 cm long, nickel-plated unmarked crescent, flat profile lock ring, 1903 latest patent date in imprint; appears to have been made from a factory reject barrel -- note that the "4" was stamped too hard and too close to the end of the barrel, breaking away some of the material (see detail).
DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $225
13579: Conklin S6: oversize black hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, 13.6 cm long, uncommon #6 size, nib has flex but is missing tipping on one side, early narrow feed, unmarked crescent. Imprints are worn but legible, even fading to cap and barrel, lock ring is a darker and less faded replacement, original Conklin manufacture.
DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: G* • $295
12240: Conklin S3: 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.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450
10175: Conklin P34: uncommon vest-pocket clipless crescent-filler in mottled hard rubber, 11 cm long, gold filled trim; model number denotes a #4-size pen with a #3 nib. Color good, imprints worn but mostly legible, nib tipping is partially missing on one side, nib can be used but is very scratchy; two small burn divots, one on barrel, one near cap lip, cap mouth has been internally sleeved to repair a lip hairline, which is now nearly invisible without magnification.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $395
14879: Conklin Jaxon: black chased hard rubber clipless screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.2 cm long, wide feed, warranted #3 nib is a soft wet writer with some paper feel. Jaxon was a Conklin sub-brand; most were self-fillers, using a variant of the Conklin crescent-filling mechanism, eyedropper-fillers are rare. Clean imprints and chasing, moderate even fading.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium flex • $265
14015: Conklin S8: rare oversize black chased hard rubber slip-cap crescent-filler, gold filled trim, 15.1 cm long, noteworthy #8 nib is a smooth flex italic; minimal wear to barrel, cap is as new and appears to be a near-perfect reproduction made by Lynn Sorgatz several years ago, using original material with an original chasing machine (since destroyed in a fire).
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium broad italic flex • $895
13510: Conklin 3: 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.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $850
11678: Conklin 2: black hard rubber clipless crescent-filler with sterling silver filigree overlay, 10.7 cm long, raised threads, initials "M. L." engraved lightly and elegantly on the cap, scattered light marks but overall nice clean specimen, one end of lock ring chipped (see details).
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $800
12443: Conklin 75: oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, big #7 nib is a smooth and responsive writer; more wear to the barrel than to the cap, nice sound example of the largest model of crescent-filler Conklin ever offered.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $895
14136: Conklin 75: oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.5 cm long, gold filled trim, #7 nib, sharp chevron pattern chasing, strong imprints, hard rubber black and glossy, no brassing to trim; near mint but for a tiny chunk from the front edge of the crescent opening (see detail). Largest production crescent-filler made, hard to find in any condition.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $895
13509: Conklin crescent-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.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $1200
11162: Conklin crescent-filler: black chased hard rubber, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, original price band, #3 nib. Came to us as part of a pen shop hoard, as new but slightly sun-faded. Has been professionally reblackened (band will slip off the barrel).
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $385
13490: Conklin 2: 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.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $420
7261: Conklin Endura: oversize woodgrain hard rubber flat-top lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, big Endura nib; barrel imprint is worn but mostly legible, section is black hard rubber, not woodgrain -- probably an old replacement.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $365
15027: Conklin lever-filler: small black chased hard rubber ringtop, 10.6 cm long, gold filled trim, nice clean example noting ding to cap band (see detail), slight waviness to nib from restraightening.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $145
12426: Conklin lever-filler: green gold filled "all-metal" pen, Greek key pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long,overlaid section; #3 nib is tightly sprung, precise feel, nice shading.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $295
11699: Conklin lever-filler set in box: gold filled "all-metal" pen, chevron pattern engine turning, 12.4 cm long, #3 nib, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both engraved with monogram "L. B. G." but otherwise as new, box virtually perfect as well with New Orleans retailer label.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $400
12895: Conklin lever-filler: green economy-line model, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, semistub nib; fleabite to rim of cap lip, stress mark to left of nib vent hole (should be stable if nib not overstressed -- was probably treated as a flex nib, which it isn't).
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine • $120
7829: Conklin paper knife: laminated celluloid, 22.2 cm long, imprinted "COMPLIMENTS OF THE CONKLIN PEN CO."; side panels are the same distinctive mottled green used for Conklin pens, tip of blade has been chipped and smoothed.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $165
11685: Conklin Senior Endura set: black and pearl oversize lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Both well worn, with later narrow clips, pen has one tiny starburst age crack near top of cap and a stable hairline at the base of the massive Endura nib (see details), not collector condition but impressive users and fully functional.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine firm • $250
15056: Conklin Endura Symetrik: oversize black veined "Leaf Green" lever-filler, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, very early production with "ENDURA/SYMETRIK" barrel imprint, large Endura nib, and incised colored lines on cap and barrel (the last feature only used for the first few months, according to Alfonso Mur's Conklin monograph). A hard to find model in clean condition, moderate darkening overall with one darker patch above the clip.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $650
10946: Conklin Nozac: 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.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $595
12221: Conklin Nozac: 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 appear to have been made for resale by catalog retailers.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $450
11686: Conklin Nozac: 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.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $450
15038: Conklin Symetrik: black-veined "Foliage Green" pearl lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprints, excellent color, nib is a contemporary replacement of excellent quality, long tines but flex is medium rather than soft.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $225
14741: Conklin Nozac: green pearl striated faceted piston-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, "Penline" series; clean trim, excellent barrel transparency, strong imprints, excellent but for tool marks at barrel end (see details).
DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $450