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14645: Camel button-filler: black-veined green pearl marbled, 12.4 cm long, gold filled cap band, gold plated clip; a late production version without the ink-pellet feature, but retaining the distinctive and appealing logo of two camels filling a pen between them, appearing on both barrel and nib imprints. Plating thin on the clip, otherwise excellent. Nib is a pleasantly smooth and flexible writer.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
14647: Chilton pencil: green pearl and black marbled, 11.85 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, excellent but for small ding on side of nose cone (see detail), nice thick barrel, matches full-size Long Island-made "Deco Band" fountain pen.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $145
14639: Conklin Three-Fifty: striking and desirable black-streaked white "Zebra" lever-filler, 12.45 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprint, excellent color. Nib tipping present but not smooth, tends to drag on paper.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium semiflex • SOLD
14624: Eversharp Doric: small black facetted plunger-filler, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon wide unpierced cap band, seen more often in Dorics branded as Gold Bonds, original Wahl-made #5 warranted nib, barrel transparency excellent with attractive helical patterning.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
14641: Seth Crocker pneumatic-filler: red snakeskin, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, cap imprint for Capwell's, hole-less end knob with inner valve, patent number on barrel, correct warranted nib; scarce and desirable Chilton family offshoot, most of these were made for sale at various large department stores and are marked accordingly; plunger operates smoothly and seal feels sound, original sac has not been replaced so pen not functional as sold..
DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium flex • $850
14643: Sheaffer Univer: rare oversize lever-filler in green-tinted black and pearl, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim but only gold wash (now missing) on clip, comb feed, correct #6 Sheaffer-made warranted nib has scant tipping but is still a fine writer. Sheaffer extended the color range of their Univer sub-brand by applying tinted celluloid lacquer over black and pearl. In this case, the original overtinting has worn thin due to usage and polishing, Most Univers are small; oversize examples are seldom seen. Toothmarks to ends, small pit next to cap band (see details).
DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $385
14642: Sheaffer Univer: rare oversize flat-top lever-filler in red-tinted black and pearl, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim but only gold wash (now very thin) on clip, comb feed, correct #6 Sheaffer-made warranted nib. Sheaffer extended the color range of their Univer sub-brand by applying tinted celluloid lacquer over black and pearl. In this case, the original color is beginning to show on the barrel where the cap has rubbed the surface when posted. Most Univers are small; oversize examples are seldom seen. Some toothing to the cap, stress marks around the clip, small manufacturing flaw on back of cap (see details).
DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
14726: Eagle The Lutz: mottled hard rubber straight-cap overfeed eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, marked only "THE LUTZ" but characteristic Eagle styling with ribbed section and stepped barrel ends. Nib is very flexible, opens with ease.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $250
14728: Eclipse lever-filler: jade green, long and slender, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, warranted 14K gold nib has nice line width variation, some tooth with pressure.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $125
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
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
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 • $
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
14696: Parker Lucky Lock pencil: gold filled ringtop, 8.9 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, "PAT. PEND" imprint; short-lived design, spring-loaded cap is depressed and turned to release.
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: fine • $65
14697: Parker pencil: red pearl marble Challenger-style Depression era model, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, generic imprint with 3rd quarter date code, stepped black clip button, uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine • $65
14695: Parker 51 pencil: black twist-action, 13.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, uncommon Lustraloy cap with wide raised band with fine parallel lines patterning, uses .9 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine • $95
14735: Ruxton Multi-Vider slide rule pencil: black bakelite with silver-filled trim, 16.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, lead reservoir revealed by sliding open the body, eraser cover locks in place with a partial twist. Instructions and further info here..
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $175
14729: Sheaffer Gregg Balance: brown pearl striated lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, special version for Gregg shorthand with Gregg symbol imprinted on barrel. #3 nib, section with ink window has some tool marks and other surface roughness, pen is otherwise excellent.
DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $160
14693: Sheaffer Stratowriter: gold filled ballpoint, Sheaffer's first; includes original cartridge (not functional; adaptor required to use modern refills); 13.3 cm long excluding tip protector, some tool marks to actuator button, otherwise excellent, button is pressed and turned to operate.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine* • $120
14691: Waterman pencil: smooth black hard rubber, 13.2 cm long, crisp imprint with "PAT. APL'D FOR", uses 1.1 mm lead, no clip or eraser, size matches 52 or 52½ pen. Very likely a factory second, noting a pinhead-sized pit in the barrel (see detail).
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: near mint • $80
14727: Waterman Lady Patricia Ink-Vue: red pearl "Sunset" compound lever pump-filler, 10.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, fancy patterned transparent barrel, good imprints, feed with inset red hard rubber central stripe; a good user-grade pen, cap band relief patterning flattened, plating has typical age pitting. To fill, lever is opened and pressed several times (similar to a Vacumatic), fine barrel transparency. Nib has considerable flex, with paper feel.
DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $150