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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
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
15493: Waterman 12½S: slender black hard rubber safety, 12.8 cm long, export model with French-hallmarked sterling silver barrel overlay, 18K #2 New York nib. Plain black hard rubber cap is also an export version, with full "UNITED STATES/OF AMERICA" imprint -- clearly an old replacement for the lost original silver-covered cap. Silver has some nicks and rough areas, sound condition with honest usage, and still an excellent writer.
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine stub flex • $385
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
13162: Waterman 552V LEC: rare and uncatalogued black hard rubber lever-filler with smooth solid 18K gold USA factory overlay, 11.15 cm long. 18K marks on cap, barrel, clip, lever, and nib; no French hallmarks, but tiny Jules Fagard stamp is on heel of nib and back of lever end. Pinprick marks to cap, bumps and polishing wear to milling at end of barrel. Barrel end bears no number, cap is longer than usual for a "V" size pen. The only example of its kind known to date.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $1875
14935: Waterman 52½V: black hard rubber clipless vest pocket lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, seven-sided 9K solid gold London-hallmarked engine turned overlay with enamel-inlaid perpetual calendar. Initials "P.S" engraved on cap top, date letter for 1930/31. A very rare and characteristically English model in notably clean condition.
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: broad oblique • $2950
15522: Waterman 92V in box: silver snakeskin lever-filler, 10.9 cm long, gold filled trim, scarce and desirable pattern, strong imprints, Tip Dip feed, 18K French-hallmarked #2 nib -- a USA-made pen for export, particularly unusual as most of these are Canadian production for the UK. Slight and mostly even ambering to barrel and upper cap..
DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $385
15515: Waterman JiF glass-cartridge pen: high Art Deco classic, made in France, black celluloid with full sterling silver overlay, 12.4 cm long, includes original (empty) glass cartridge, can be refilled with syringe and reused indefinitely; Waterman 18K gold #2 nib is responsive with just enough flex for a nicely shaded line. Typical scattered shallow dings overall, still a handsome example of a scarce and iconic model.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine semiflex • $650
15488: Waterman glass-cartridge pen: silver pearl celluloid, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, special model made in USA for the French market, based upon the 32. Postwar replacement nib, 18K with French hallmarks, original seal has been replaced with seals mounted on the included original (empty) glass cartridge. Cartridges can be refilled with a syringe or pipet (included) and reused indefinitely, should be inserted with a gentle twisting action.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine semiflex • $175
14460: Waterman W5: black lever-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England; presentation inscription, nice responsive nib, handsome pen despite extensive plating wear.
DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $120
15490: Waterman Super: oversize black cartridge-filler, 13.85 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, large #6 nib is 18K gold. Uses the largest ("Super") size of glass cartridge (one cartridge included, cleaned and modified with O-rings for a more secure seal, along with a pipet for filling).
DATE: c. 1952 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $185
15487: Waterman Super: oversize black cartridge-filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, made in France, large #6 nib is 18K gold. Uses the largest ("Super") size of glass cartridge (one cartridge included, cleaned and modified with O-rings for a more secure seal, along with a pipet for filling).
DATE: c. 1952 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $175
15504: Waterman C/F nib section assembly: French-made 18K gold nib with black section unit; includes empty cartridge, which can be refilled.
DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: broad stub • $120