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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.
DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine superflex • $1200
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.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $295
11292: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: black chased hard rubber retracting-nib safety, 11.7 cm long, crisp and glossy, #2 nib has a stress crack from the vent hole, should be stable if used with a light hand.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine • $145
13425: Moore Non-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.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine stub flex • $650
12609: Moore L-72: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, replacement warranted nib of good quality; good imprints, slight fading is mostly even, noting shadow from a round sticker on the cap.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $85
14732: Moore L-72: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.35 cm long, gold filled trim, cap crown, #2 nib is smooth writer, hard rubber only slightly and very evenly faded, overall condition fine or better but for hairline stress crack from the front of the lever opening (see detail; should be stable, caused by forcing lever against hardened sac).
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $85
14731: Moore L-72: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, fancy cap top banding, #2 nib is a notably smooth factory italic with flex, hard rubber only slightly and very evenly faded.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium italic flex • $165
11988: Moore Monarch: huge black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 14.55 cm long, green casein ends, gold filled trim, fading to hard rubber and polishing wear to cap, small stable crack from front of lever slot (see detail), Moore Maniflex nib appears to be a slightly later (1930s) replacement; similar in size to a Waterman 58, maximum barrel diameter of 14.2 mm.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $485
14733: Moore 72: dark blue ringtop lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, gold filled trim, #2 nib is a responsive writer with paper feel, condition fine but for stress cracks at front of lever opening (should be stable; caused by operation of the lever against a petrified sac).
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $65
14734: Moore lever-filler: black ringtop, 11.15 cm long, gold filled trim, no imprints, #2 Moore nib has considerable flex, semistub tip; comb feed has one "tooth" chipped, does not affect function, ditto for slight swelling at front of lever opening.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $
14543: Moore 94-A: striated brown pearl lever-filler, 12.75 cm long, wartime gold over silver trim (especially apparent with the plating loss on the cap band), Art Deco stepped cap crown; "Maniflex" nib writes a nicely shaded line.
DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $145
14730: Moore 92-A: brown and silver pearl longitudinally striated lever-filler, 13 cm long, war-era gold filled over silver trim, contemporary replacement Gold Medal 14K nib is firm with a ball-type tip; barrel imprint well worn, lever plating worn down to base silver, barrel slightly bent.
DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine • $75
14687: Moore Fingertip set in box: burgundy slip-cap 76-B lever-filler, 11.6 cm long, chrome cap, gold filled trim, matching injector pencil uses 1.1 mm lead; pen has typical age shrinkage irregularity to surfaces and to barrel end (see details), otherwise only very lightly used.
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $295