The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
September is going to be Parker 51 month, as we have a few dozen examples to list. We'll start off with Vac-filling pens from 1941 to 1948, including both rarer variants and more typical pens in excellent condition. Aerometrics will be coming up soon.
15583: Parker 51: first-year in Cordovan, sterling silver cap with parallel lines pattern, geometric band, long clutch, no Parker imprint; gold filled Blue Diamond clip, aluminum Speedline filler. Two-tone clutch ring, unusually strong imprint at end of blind cap with 4th quarter date code, consistent with combination of aluminum bliind cap jewel and pearlescent cap jewel. Cap is clean with usage wear but no bad marks or dings, blind cap jewel has some digs (see details).
DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • SOLD
15590: Parker 51 pencil: black Heirloom model, 1/10 16K gold filled cap with grouped parallel lines pattern, geometric band, and rectangular cartouche; trim is solid 14K gold and fully marked.
DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: exc • $175
15586: Parker 51: Cordovan Vac-Filler with rhodium-plated sterling silver cap, fine parallel lines pattern with geometric band; gold filled over silver wartime Blue Diamond clip, two-tone clutch ring, bold sharp imprint with 4th quarter date code. Cap has some light marks but is in much better condition than usually found. Filler plunger end marked with diamond, nib is also 1943-dated.
DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • SOLD
15606: Parker 51 pencil: scarce Nassau Green twist-action, 13 cm long, 1/8 14K gold filled cap with converging parallel lines pattern; deluxe gold-plated filler unit, uses .9 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $120
15579: Parker 51 in box: dark blue Vac-Filler with rhodium-plated sterling silver cap, fine parallel lines pattern with geometric band; gold filled over silver wartime Blue Diamond clip, good imprint with 4th quarter date code. Cap is nearly perfect, one tiny fleabite to the back side of the clip ring, blind cap has barely visible internal stress mark (see details).
DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine • $285
15607: Parker 51: black Vac-filler, Lustraloy cap with polished rim band, gold filled over silver Blue Diamond clip; bold imprint with 1st quarter date code.
DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • SOLD
15599: Parker 51: black Vac-filler, 1/8 14K gold filled cap in fine parallel lines pattern, Blue Diamond clip is gold filled over silver; sharp imprint with 3rd quarter date code, two-tone clutch ring, nice clean cap.
DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • SOLD
15598: Parker 51: black Vac-filler, 1/10 14K gold filled cap in grouped parallel lines pattern, Blue Diamond clip; sharp imprint with 4th quarter "T6" date code, cap is crisp but has a proudly engraved name at the rim.
DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $195
15600: Parker 51: grey Vac-filler with frosty Lustraloy cap with polished rim band, gold filled Blue Diamond clip; bold deep imprint with 2nd quarter "T7" date code.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • SOLD
15608: Parker 51: late production black Vac-filler, 1/8 14K gold filled cap in fine parallel lines pattern, long plain arrow clip, imprint worn but legible with 4th quarter date code.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $205
15571: Parker 51 Demi set in box: Cordovan Vac-filler with 1/8 14K gold filled cap, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, with matching twist-action .9 mm pencil; pen has sharp barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, crisp caps noting scratches on pen cap and trace rim brassing on the pencil cap, probably from polishing -- condition of set is otherwise excellent to near mint.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $225
15593: Parker 51 Demi: Cordovan Vac-filler, 12.3 cm long, 1/8 14K gold filled cap in fine parallel lines pattern, gold filled plain arrow clip; barrel imprint is light but legible, with 2nd quarter date code. A notably clean example of a less common 51 variant (Vac-filling Demis were produced for a much shorter time than their Aerometric successors, and are differently proportioned: shorter, but full-sized in girth).
DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $205
15564: Parker 51: dark blue Vac-filler with scarce and desirable 1/8 14K gold filled Heirloom "windowpane" cap, 14K solid gold Blue Diamond clip, two-tone clutch ring, sharp imprint with 4th quarter date code; excellent appearance, trace brassing at cap lip from polishing.
DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • SOLD
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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
15544: Eversharp Doric pencil: facetted blue pearl web repeater, white gold filled trim, 13.1 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; an uncommon later color.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $165
15552: John Holland 72: long black chased hard rubber hatchet-filler with solid 14K gold cap band; 14.5 cm long, even wear and fading, slender #12 nib and narrow feed, chip missing from cap lip (see details) does not affect function, lip could readily be invisibly restored if desired.
DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: G-VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $325
15549: Moore Servo: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, new old stock with original price band but with surface fading and shop wear. Moore #4 nib is probably a replacement, as Servo was a subbrand that normally did not have the Moore name.
DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $165
15561: Parker 25 Jack-Knife Safety: smooth black hard rubber oversize button-filler, 14 cm long, nickel plated clip, early model with cap imprint; Lucky Curve #5 nib is a notable writer, lively and responsive with dramatic line width variation.
DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $525
15560: Parker Duofold Senior pencil: classic orange, 14.15 cm long, gold filled trim, early celluloid version with no black bands, uses 1.1 mm lead; hard to find with clean and undented crown.
DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $165
15550: Parker Duofold Junior pencil: jade green with black end bands, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, clean imprint, no dings, excellent color, uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • $165
15535: Parker Duofold: green and brown pearl button-filler with black stripes, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint with 4th quarter date code, section without ink window is probably an replacement, as the nib has a correct imprint but 1952 date code. Cap thread engagement is short -- less than half a turn -- but secure.
DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $145
15551: Parker Vacumatic Major pencil: blue pearl laminate, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, strong imprint without date code, excellent color, no brassing, uses .9 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $105
15554: Parker 51 Demi repeater pencil: burgundy, 1/10 12K gold filled cap in converging lines pattern, 12 cm long, original barrel sticker, bold imprint with 4th quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead; as new, no packaging.
DATE: 1950 • CONDITION: near mint • $95
15545: Platinum PKB-2000: black longshort cartridge-filler pocket pen, 11.7 cm long, gold plated trim, inset 18K gold nib, transparent blue feed; only lightly used, a couple of scratches to the barrel end.
DATE: c. 1969 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $165
15547: Sheaffer Lifetime: jade green ringtop lever-filler with black quill, black cap top with White Dot, gold filled trim, 15.1 cm long, Lady Lifetime nib; though unprepossessing, a scarce and historically important model, described as the "ur-Balance" and the "missing link" in Daniel Kirchheimer's Origin of the Sheaffer Balance. Moderate discoloration, barrel imprint weak in the center, a few nicks to the nib around its imprint.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $450
15479: Stylographic Pen Co. stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.6 cm long, made in Providence, RI; even fading, imprints at end of barrel mostly worn away but chasing clean and imprint on section with July 15, 1879 patent date fully legible; two-part screw-apart section, spring-loaded gold needle and tipping intact.
DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine • $165
15556: Waterman 0514 Chased Filigree: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled relief work scroll pattern barrel overlay, #4 New York nib, feed with patent date imprint. Overlay is in outstanding condition, elegantly engraved presentation inscription on cartouche, unusual 1898 patent imprint on cap rim. Hard rubber shows even moderate fading, slight surface dullness under overlay from "deoxidizing" treatment.
DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $1250
15558: Waterman Lady Patricia: rare black hard rubber lever-filler with sterling silver "Bay Leaf" overlay, 11.1 cm long, a few light marks, initials elegantly engraved in barrel cartouche; Account nib is a precise writer.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $895
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