15584: Waterman 412: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, early pattern .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13 cm long, early narrow feed, matching narrow New York nib; overlay imprints worn, with traces of 1884 patent dates on barrel along with the fine silver stamp. Hard rubber has been reblackened, even wear, no damage, cap posts securely on barrel but possibly further than originally due to barrel wear.

DATE: c. 1898 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium • $785

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11773: Waterman 222: 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.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $3500

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13606: Waterman 412: 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.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $785

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14315: Waterman 222: black hard rubber half-overlay taper-cap eyedropper-filler, 14.4 cm long, "Chased" pattern sterling silver barrel with Heath maker's mark, slight even fading, monogram elegantly engraved on barrel, imprint on taper cap is worn but legible, early Spoon Feed with long tail, no imprint on posting end, not uncommon on earlier Watermans.

DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $1250

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14043: Waterman 414: early black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with .999 fine silver filigree Art Nouveau overlay; 13.1 cm long, #4 nib is a notable writer, early imprint, stable base crack; imprints on the silver are clean and legible, hard rubber has been professionally chemically reblackened. #4-size fine silver overlays are much less common than #2-size.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium stub • $875

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14151: Waterman 412 in box: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, .999 fine silver Art Nouveau filigree overlay, 13.3 cm long, imprints on overlay present but hard to read, early filigree pattern with large flower. Scattered shallow marks to the silver, cap lip width uneven (see details), sound condition overall, #2 New York nib goes easily from a hairline to extra-broad.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: G-VG • NIB: extra-fine flex • $825

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9133: Waterman 322 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.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium flex • $950

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11608: Waterman 0502 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. No dings, test marks to cap overlay rim (see detail), posting end imprint has caused some plating loss (die too sharp?); retipped 18K gold #2 New York nib is long-tined and very soft, use with care as can easily be overflexed.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $950

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14052: Waterman 0502: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled fine barleycorn overlay, 13.2 cm long, hard rubber crisp and glossy with sharp imprints, including on Spoon Feed; elegant engraved monogram in barrel cartouche.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $950

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15556: Waterman 0514 Chased Filigree: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled relief work scroll pattern barrel overlay, #4 New York nib, feed with patent date imprint. Overlay is in outstanding condition, elegantly engraved presentation inscription on cartouche, unusual 1898 patent imprint on cap rim. Hard rubber shows even moderate fading, slight surface dullness under overlay from "deoxidizing" treatment.

DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $1250

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15527: Waterman 612: black hard rubber slip cap eyedropper-filler with pearl slabs on barrel, 13.4 cm long, smooth gold filled barrel bands, one of which is engraved with a monogram; imprint on cap is worn but fully legible, patent imprint on feed, early #2 New York nib is soft and flexible. Pearl-slab Watermans are not common, and nearly all are taper-caps.

DATE: c. 1907 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $895

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12173: Waterman 522: 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).

DATE: c. 1907 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine flex • $2500

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10952: Waterman 612: 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.

DATE: c. 1907 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $950

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9687: Waterman 12: English-market black hard rubber half-overlay eyedropper-filler, 13.2 cm long, 9K solid gold barrel overlay, London-hallmarked with Waterman factory maker's mark; pattern is a combination of twist and deeply hand-chased floral scrollwork -- uncatalogued, and hitherto unknown. Barrel cartouche is monogrammed, gold has been polished down, so that the date letter cannot be read..

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $2850

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14060: Waterman 504: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with full smooth solid 14K gold overlay, 13.5 cm long; imprints sharp, small test marks to back of cap near rim, 18K gold filled clip is a slightly later addition. Ex-Tefft collection.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1275

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14389: Waterman 514: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with solid 14K gold "Filigree" overlay; 13.45 cm long, #4 New York nib, feed with patent imprints, initials engraved on barrel cartouche. Clip is not solid gold, but 18K gold filled (Waterman would install clips on older clipless pens and this was a popular retrofit; the original owner may have balked at paying $2 for a 14K clip when a gold filled clip could be had for $1).

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine flex • $865

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13631: Waterman 0502: 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.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $825

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6130: Waterman 14: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with fluted gold filled overlay and hardstone cap top seal; 13.3 cm long, a rare but fully catalogued factory model most often found in France and England (a version appears on p. 53 of Waterman's 1908 USA catalog under "Special Mountings" as Emerald End Special Fluted, priced at $50 -- more than three times the cost of a full sterling silver Snake); French hallmarks, no dings, but one small test mark on the seal bezel, imprints on posting end worn but mostly legible; #4 New York nib, spoon feed with patent date imprints.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1450

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15308: Waterman 414 VS: black hard rubber safety pen with sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, 11.75 cm long, rare early version with threaded turning knob and mechanism where nib turns as it extends and retracts; nice sound example, seal has been replaced, nib is very smooth and flexible but has stress hairlines from the vent hole (see details; usable as is, worth having repaired if to be used extensively).

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $850

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15751: Waterman 402: slender black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with uncommon "Golph" or "Golpheresque" pattern (catalogued under both names) sterling silver overlay, 13.4 cm long; monogram on barrel, some scratching to posting end, but the silver is otherwise extraordinarily well preserved, with strong imprints and chasing work sharp to the touch. Narrow long-tailed feed with patent marks, narrow #2 nib is somewhat later, one sealed stress line at mouth of section cannot be distinguished from a very light scratch even under magnification.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine flex • $1600

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15068: Waterman 0512 Majestic: black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled overlay, 13.5 cm long, "Majestic" is one of the scarcest and most desirable patterns, with hand-chased floral repousse work against a finely stippled background. Elegantly engraved monogram in the barrel cartouche, #2 nib is a factory stub with early imprint, matching imprinted feed.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine italic • $3450

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14340: Waterman 0514 Chased Filigree: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled relief work scroll pattern barrel overlay, #4 New York nib, feed with patent date imprint. Overlay metal crisp, only trace plating wear around cap crown rim, shallow ding in barrel cartouche, pinhead ding to side of cap top (see details). An unusually clean example of a scarce and short-lived pattern.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $950

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13648: Waterman 412S 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 some spring but not true flex, feed with patent imprint. Some flattening to the cap crown, no trace of a number imprint on the turning knob, seals have been replaced.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $750

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14298: Waterman 12: mottled hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel silver clip with 1905 and 1910 patent dates, three-line barrel imprint, imprints on feed. Long-tined New York #2 nib opens up with light pressure but is rather draggy on paper, tines slightly wavy from restraightening. Unusual and striking hard rubber coloration with considerable red, black ends, and a very dark section.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $275

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14475: Waterman 14: rare black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, with 18K solid gold fluted overlay, French-hallmarked, with bloodstone seal at end of cap with applied crowned monogram in gold; 13.6 cm long, scattered light dings, mostly to the cap, one small chip in the bloodstone seal.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $2250

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14361: Waterman 000 "World's Smallest": extremely rare miniature black hard rubber safety, 5.15 cm long, fully functional with retracting 14K gold nib; crisp glossy unfaded surfaces, bold barrel imprint. The usual form of Waterman's "World's Smallest" is a slip-cap eyedropper, which was described in internal company literature as a trade stimulator and novelty for dealers and salesmen. These pens, not intended for public sale, are rare enough, but the safety version is easily ten times rarer and to our knowledge is entirely undocumented in extant company publications. This is the first example we have offered for sale in over 25 years.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $4500

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13116: Waterman 0512½ 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.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $325

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8403: Waterman 14: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with smooth sterling silver overlay and bloodstone cap top seal; 13.1 cm long, a rare but catalogued factory model most often found in France and England (a version appears on p. 53 of Waterman's 1908 USA catalog under "Special Mountings" as Emerald End Special Fluted, priced at $50 -- more than three times the cost of a full sterling silver Snake); London hallmarks are worn but mostly legible, one ding to the side of the cap, #4 nib with unusual turnup grind at tip; the smooth silver version of this pen is several times rarer than the fluted version in gold, which is itself quite hard to find.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium oblique • $1950

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12440: Waterman 0512 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.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $425

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15118: Waterman 442½V: black hard rubber ringtop safety with sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, 9.4 cm long, slight fading, even wear, turning knob model imprint without the 4 in the hundreds position, Waterman #2 nib is an old replacement, likely c. 1940.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $295

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8907: Waterman 472: 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).

DATE: 1920 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium italic flex • $485

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11034: Waterman 41: rare woodgrain red and black hard rubber slender clipless safety, 11.45 cm long, crisp and glossy, appears never to have been filled, later Waterman nib may indicate closeout model, assembly from new old stock parts; seal has been replaced.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $385

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15739: Waterman 42 set in box: black hard rubber safety with beautiful 3-color 18K gold filled octagonal Italian overlay, 12.5 cm long, official Waterman agent's stamp on overlay, matching propelling pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, has shallow bumps to crown; both pieces otherwise excellent, noting light brassing to clips. Notable long-tined artist's nib, marked "585" -- this set came from the same source as our 15710 so may well also have been originally sold in Switzerland.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine superflex • $1600

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