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15305: Aikin Lambert dip pen, pencil, and manicure set in box: a most unusual presentation set, all in sterling silver, the three pieces engraved "M.M.", "to", and "Maiza". The reversible dip pen carries a ventless gold #4 Aikin Lambert nib, while the pencil uses .075 inch lead and extends and retracts. Some small dings here and there (see details), faceted colored glass end stones. Pencil is 12 cm long, other two pieces are 9.3 cm long, closed.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $650

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4251: Ancora glassine envelope: original vintage advertising for Duplex pens, 5 x 9.5 cm, new old stock, several available, price is for a single envelope printed on both sides.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: mint • $5

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14357: Ancora Cielo demonstrator in box: limited edition of 500, large transparent pale blue piston-filler, 14.4 cm long, gold-plated sterling silver vermeil trim, 18K gold nib; original packaging includes inner and outer boxes, certificate, and pin. Nib has been adjusted and smoothed.

DATE: 1998 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $500

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15082: Aurora 88P in box: black piston-filler, gold plated cap and trim, 13.4 cm long; barrel ink window transparency as new, seals replaced; late production with no serial number. Marks on right tine of nib do not affect function, appear to be from use of pliers for nib adjustment. With box, outer sleeve, and guarantee certificate.

DATE: c. 1963 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $275

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13956: Aurora Optima demonstrator in box: limited edition of 1936, transparent piston-filler, 12.7 cm long, chrome plated trim, 18K gold nib, with all original packaging; internal stress marks visible in the barrel around the filler unit (see detail), do not affect function, may be covered under Aurora's guarantee.

DATE: c. 2008 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $450

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16405: Barnett combination in box: smooth black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.7 cm long, pencil end propels and retracts, uses 1.5 mm lead; closely modeled on the Eagle combo but no indication of having been licensed. No imprints, only markings "THE BEE" on the slip-on clip and "I.B" (Ira Barnett) on the plated steel nib. Unused, machining dust still present inside barrel and on section threads, cardboard box (falsely) claims nib is solid 14K gold.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $165

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12754: Carey eyedropper-filler in box: black hard rubber straight-cap, gold filled chased pattern overlay, 13.5 cm long, nearly identical to a contemporary Aikin Lambert, narrow feed, #2 Carey nib has been retipped, is extremely soft and should be used with a light touch; "Cecilia" engraved on barrel cartouche, cap crown disk bumped askew from dings to cap top bead (see detail); fancy box is clean with full Carey markings on the interior.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine stub flex • $895

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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

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15659: Conklin Ensemble in box: pen-pencil combination, green veined pearl lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent color preservation in this material that is so prone to discoloration; bold imprints, plating excellent, some light toothmarks visible on cap on close inspection, 1.1 mm lead pencil nozzle has a hairline crack that does not affect function, looks like a scratch, otherwise excellent condition. Noteworthy nib.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $595

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15543: Conway Stewart 550 Dinkie set in box: gold-veined red pearl miniature lever-filler, 10.3 cm long, gold plated trim, matching twist-action 25 pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Nib opens with only slight pressure, not for the heavy-handed. Lovely material is casein-based, should be kept away from water.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium flex • $225

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