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The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
Waterman has always been one of our favorite brands. All of these pens are notable in different ways, but each one is also an outstanding writer.
14436: Waterman 504: black hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler with smooth 14K solid gold overlay, 13.6 cm long, early pen with narrow feed (earlier than the 1904-dated presentation inscription on the barrel). An unusually clean example, with only a few very shallow dings at the ends, one tiny stress hairline at the base of the posting end overlay (see detail).
DATE: c. 1899 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • $1600
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
14426: Waterman 12 SF: smooth black hard rubber sleeve-filler, 14 cm long, rare slender version (probably should have been a 12½ SF), excellent original color, strong imprints, notable long-tined superflexible #2 New York nib. We have seen no more than two other examples of this uncatalogued slender model over the past 20 years.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine superflex • SOLD
14508: Waterman 0552½V Sheraton: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with 18K gold filled lined pattern overlay, 9.65 cm long, initials engraved on barrel,.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $200
14510: Waterman 0552½V Etched: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with 18K green gold filled hand-engraved floral overlay, 9.6 cm long, "G" stamped on bottom of feed (Gregg?). One of the most elegant and beautiful overlay patterns, in outstanding condition.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • SOLD
14506: Waterman 515: dark green lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England, honest usage but sound and attractive, big #5 nib has some restraightening marks but is a notable writer.
DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine stub flex • SOLD
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14491: Bailey, Banks & Biddle dip pen: sterling silver, 16.2 cm long excluding plated nib; no dings, even wear, fully marked.
DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: fine • $115
14498: Chilton pneumatic-filler: black hard rubber ringtop, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Boston-era production, even wear and moderate fading, trim plating excellent, juicy nib.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium stub flex • $165
14496: Esterbrook SJ: green pearl lever-filler, 12 cm long, stainless steel trim, #2556 nib.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $60
14270: Hartline Blotter Pen: rare and unusual Florida-made jade green ringtop, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, roller blotter under upper cap, end lever filler system. Excellent color, strong imprints, high quality warranted nib is a good writer.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $325
14472: Parker Silver Dollar: very rare economy sub-brand black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 14.6 cm long, stepped section, distinctive early feed, original ventless nib marked only "14K". Barrel imprint very light, barrel slightly out of round from what appears to have been the removal of a name. Cap is an accurate reproduction in original material.
DATE: c. 1897 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium fine flex • $465
14470: Parker Duofold Junior: black button-filler, 11.6 cm long, gold filled trim, two narrow cap bands, Duofold nib, spearhead feed with curved inner end cut off.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium firm • $165
14442: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe: orange streamlined ringtop button-filler, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, original price sticker on blind cap, Duofold Deluxe nib, spearhead feed; slight shrinkage behind barrel threads, next to the internal metal collar that anchors the front end of the pressure bar on this model).
DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $150
14444: Parker Duofold Junior Deluxe: black-veined pearl streamlined button-filler, 11.35 cm long, gold filled trim, Duofold Deluxe nib, excellent color, no brassing, clean imprints.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $275
14462: Parker 51 demonstrator: rare first-year black double-jewel with clear hood, red collector, barrel marked "DEMONSTRATOR", metal Speedline filler, aluminum jewels, imprint on blind cap, "wedding band" Lustraloy cap with long clutch. Small dings under the clip, imprint worn but mostly legible.
DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $895
14492: Sheaffer Touchdown Sentinel Deluxe set in box: blue pneumatic-filler, 13.4 cm long, stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, two-tone conical Triumph nib, section with transparent ink window; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead, retains original barrel price sticker, pen section has most of the nib grade band.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium • $175
14495: Wahl-Eversharp Signature: large "Rosewood" red and black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, appears to be a c. 1927 pen but fitted with a Personal Point section with screw-in Gold Seal nib unit from c. 1929. Slight waviness to the nib's top surface does not affect its writing, which is smooth and responsive with great line width variation.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $495
14454: Wahl-Eversharp Wahl-Oxford: green pearl bulb-filler, 13.7 cm long, candystripe transparent barrel; Wahl bulb-fillers other than the Bantam are quite unusual, with most of this configuration bearing the Monitor sub-brand name, with a plated steel nib and gold wash trim; this example had a Wahl-Oxford 14K gold nib and gold filled trim.
DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $295
14467: Waterman Citation pencil: black with gold filled trim, 13 cm long, chrome plated nose cone, wide barrel band, original price sticker on barrel; new old stock with minimal shop wear, uses .9 mm lead, matches Taperite fountain pen.
DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: near mint • $60
14476: unmarked drop-action porte-crayon: unusually large and hefty ringtop, 8.7 cm long closed, hand-engraved sterling silver body, although the mechanism (including the top button and ring) appears to be nickel-plated rather than silver. Name very lightly stipple-engraved in the cartouche.
DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: exc • $225
14469: unmarked magic pencil: sterling silver ringtop, 6.1 cm long closed, 10.8 cm extended, uses 1.5 mm lead, propels and retracts; beautiful relief work with ribbons and inverted torches around an oval cartouche, appears to be French manufacture, excellent quality, one small bump at front end.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $165
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