13802: Artbrown safety: unusual and interesting mix of styles, Vac-like end jewels, cap like an early 1940s Waterman Emblem Pen; 11.7 cm long, gold plated trim, nib is gold plated stainless steel, cap and barrel appear to be lacquered hard rubber. Internal spiral has been repaired, seals replaced. Japanese-made safety pens are uncommon.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $165

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13112: Namiki Pilot A-shiki in box: rare demonstrator-like plunger-filler in transparent celluloid with black streaks, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends, 14K gold export nib, original price band on cap, barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. In original box with instructions. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $650

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13117: Namiki Pilot Nomikomi-shiki in box: rare "easy-drink" filler in orange pearl and black celluloid, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold export nib, original price band on cap. New old stock, fills by inserting pen into special inkwell (not included), inverting inkwell and pen together. Transparent celluloid internal reservoir tube has split with age (see detail), but a replacement could readily be made; outer barrel fully intact, original factory grease still present at section joint. In original box with instructions. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $645

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13472: Namiki Pilot A-shiki in box: rare demonstrator-like plunger-filler in transparent celluloid with black streaks, 12.85 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends, 14K gold export #3 nib, original paper band on cap with hand-written price ($3.75), barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. In original box with instructions.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: extra-fine • $695

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14087: Namiki Pilot A-shiki set: black-veined copper pearl plunger-filler, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, 14K gold export #3 nib, original nib grade band on cap, barrel band lists US, British, and Dutch patent numbers. New old stock, original seals have not been replaced, pen not functional as is. With matching twist-action 1.1 mm pencil. Pen is model number 375, pencil number 511. From the Oakland Japantown hoard.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $695

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13787: Pilot Super 200: green tab-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold plated trim, inlaid 14K gold nib, new old stock with original price band on barrel.

DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $165

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15648: Pilot Super 200: black tab-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim including wide 14K rolled gold cap band, notable 14K gold inlaid nib is needle-fine with a good amount of flexibility. Replacement sac is PVC, not vulnerable to inks that would damage conventional latex sacs.

DATE: 1959 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $175

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14085: Pilot 57 pencil: teal blue, 12.6 cm long, gold plated trim, uses .9 mm lead, made in Japan, new old stock with original band with model number EH300.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • $60

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14074: Pilot 57: blue, 13.2 cm long, gold plated trim, made in Japan; squeeze-filler, original nib grade band peeling in places but all present, plated nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $65

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14084: Pilot Super 100 (?) pencil: peach, 12.6 cm long, wide 14K rolled gold band, trim, twist-action, made in Japan, uses .9 mm lead; original model number on band "RWH50".

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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14078: Pilot Super 77: grey, 13.2 cm long, wide 14K rolled gold cap band and trim, made in Japan; tab-filler, original nib grade band, 14K gold nib.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $65

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14086: Pilot Super 22 pencil: maroon, 12.7 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, made in Japan, uses .9 mm lead; original model number on band ""AMEH300".

DATE: 1961 • CONDITION: mint • $50

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14757: Pilot Super 150L: black tab-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold plated trim, wide rolled gold cap band, inlaid 14K gold nib is a precise writer, barrel opens with a bayonet-style twist-lock action rather than unscrewing. Interesting Bulgarian imprint, clean condition noting shallow marring to side of spring-loaded rocker clip (see detail). Full date code DO 09, for 9 March 1963.

DATE: 1963 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $95

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15655: Pilot 50G: black squeeze-filler, made in Japan, 12.9 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, semi-inlaid nib is gold-plated and extremely fine. Original blue rubber sac has been replaced with a new transparent PVC sac.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $85

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14158: Pilot Super 100: slender peach clipless squeeze-filler, 12.2 cm long, satin aluminum cap with gold decoration, gold plated trim; inlaid 14K gold nib.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $80

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15649: Pilot 50G: black squeeze-filler, made in Japan, 12.9 cm long, gold plated cap and trim, semi-inlaid nib is gold-plated and notably smooth given its extreme fineness.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: needlepoint • $95

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13269: Pilot FD in box: black lacquer with signed maki-e decoration of phoenix, 13.2 cm long, gold plated trim, 18K nib, squeeze-filler converter included; new old stock in box with outer sleeve.

DATE: 1979 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $295

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15429: Pilot FD in box: black lacquer with signed maki-e decoration of flying crane and clouds, 13.2 cm long, gold plated trim, 14K nib, squeeze-filler converter included.

DATE: 1980 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $285

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15545: Platinum PKB-2000: black longshort cartridge-filler pocket pen, 11.7 cm long, gold plated trim, inset 18K gold nib, transparent blue feed; only lightly used, a couple of scratches to the barrel end.

DATE: c. 1969 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $165

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12935: S. Eto Vanco double-lead two-color pencil in box: made in Osaka, Japan, 11 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; turn the crown one direction to extend the black lead, the other direction to extend the red. Grey pearl and black celluloid resembles a color used on Sheaffer's subbrand pens of the 1930s, but lower quality with a few areas where shrinkage has left small depressions in the surface. New old stock with instructions, some age dulling of plating.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $125

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