The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.



15056: Conklin Endura Symetrik: oversize black veined "Leaf Green" lever-filler, 14.25 cm long, gold filled trim, very early production with "ENDURA/SYMETRIK" barrel imprint, large Endura nib, and incised colored lines on cap and barrel (the last feature only used for the first few months, according to Alfonso Mur's Conklin monograph). A hard to find model in clean condition, moderate darkening overall with one darker patch above the clip.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $650

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15043: Cross stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.4 cm long, gold filled trim, fully marked with Jan. 29, 1878 patent date crisply imprinted; sprung needle design, needle and tip intact, hard rubber glossy and dark.

DATE: c. 1879 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $225

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15024: H. C. Hook torpedo pencil: chrome plated brass, 11 cm long, brass propellors, excellent quality and workmanship, uses 1.1 mm lead. The source of these pencils has only recently been discovered to be the H. C. Hook Company of Auburn, Massachusetts. Minor marks, bump to nozzle mouth does not affect function.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $120

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15058: Parker Duofold Senior: oversize black Permanite button-filler, 14 cm long, Lucky Curve imprint, slightly later numbered nib, feed with cut tail; good barrel imprint, minor marks to cap top milling.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $450

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15053: Parker Vacumatic Maxima: oversize "Azure Blue" pearl laminate single-jewel, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, early wartime pen with strong barrel imprint but no date code, aluminum Speedline filler indicative of 1942 production. Notable barrel transparency, two-tone nib plating is well preserved, but one odd nick to the "R" of "PARKER" may be a manufacturing slip. Blue Maximas are scarce, and single-jewel examples are scarcer yet.

DATE: 1942 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine firm • $950

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15057: Parker Duofold: blue and silver pearl striped Vac-filler, 13 cm long, Blue Diamond clip, wartime gold filled over silver trim, strong barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, matching date code on nib, excellent barrel transparency, wartime filler unit with plastic collar, diamond imprint on plunger.

DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $195

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15054: Parker Duofold Senior: red and silver pearl Vac-filler with black stripes, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, geometric patterned cap band, largest size, much scarcer than contemporary Vacumatics; bold imprint with 1st quarter date code, matching date code on nib, excellent barrel transparency like new, distinctive wartime filler unit with diamond on plunger end.

DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • SOLD

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15051: Pelikan 101N: classic German piston-filler, red ends, tortoiseshell celluloid cap and barrel sleeve (binde), 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, acrylic barrel with synthetic piston seal; freshly serviced by Osman Sumer.

DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1400

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15050: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: jade green oversize streamlined lever-filler, scarce version with black composition screw-on taper, 15.7 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, massive Lifetime nib. Fine color, strong imprints, some brassing to trim and two cracks from top of clip attachment point (see detail -- does not affect function). Silicone sac has been installed to preserve the color of the celluloid barrel. A significant model in the development of the Balance, as discussed by Daniel Kirchheimer.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine firm • $325

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15060: Sheaffer Balance pencil: black celluloid with inlaid genuine abalone flakes, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $65

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15059: Sheaffer Crest set in box: first model with threads at front of section, brown striated lever-filler with gold filled cap, 13.9 cm long, White Dot, two-tone Lifetime nib with turn-up tip; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, early caps with rectangular cartouches on the back, no dings or brassing but pencil cap indented underneath clip ball (see details). Smooth writer, crosspin holding section an uncommon and especially early feature. Influential design, which started the trend for metal-capped pens. With original and scarce "Penvelope" case, in hardshell box.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $295

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15062: Stratford Magnetic: unique and futuristic design, with the cap held in place at either end of the barrel by magnetic action; blue button-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold plated trim, typical slight cap shrinkage, extensive pitting to trim (see details); 14K gold Stratford nib, barrel imprint includes "PAT. PEND." indicating manufacture prior to Feb. 15, 1949 issuance of patent D152717.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: G • NIB: medium fine • $120

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15026: Waterman Stateleigh: black slip-cap lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, crisp gold filled cap, lined pattern, smooth and responsive nib.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $150

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15046: unmarked pen wiper: round base, 7.7 cm (3 inches) in diameter, acanthus molding decoration, bronze finish, heavily weighted, bristles in fine condition, small stress crack on top side (see detail).

DATE: c. 1895 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $95

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15045: unmarked pen wiper: gold plated finish, 6.7 cm (2 5/8 inches) square at base, bristles worn but usable, name scratched on bottom along with "Xmas '09".

DATE: c. 1909 • CONDITION: VG • $75

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