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The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
Small is beautiful -- and often distinctive and uncommon.
14553: Chilton pneumatic filler: jade green Boston-made ringtop, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprints, fine color, long-tined nib is responsive but requires some pressure to flex.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $275
14567: Chilton 16S: uncommon vest pocket size black pneumatic-filler, 10.9 cm long, gold filled trim.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: broad semiflex • $350
14578: Conklin P3S: black chased hard rubber vest pocket crescent-filler, 11 cm long, gold filled trim, early model with raised barrel threads, pointing hand and "UNSCREW" imprint on cap, #3 nib with teardrop vent hole is a notable writer, extreme line width contrast.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $265
14590: Conklin 2P: vest pocket crescent-filler, 10.7 cm long, gold filled trim, #2 nib opens at a touch -- not for the heavy-handed!.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
14544: Mabie Todd Swan 371: small black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 9.25 cm long, gold filled trim, new old stock with original price band, New York production, uncommon #1-size.
DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • $150
14572: Mabie Todd Swan 54 Eternal: blue on blue ringtop lever-filler, 11.15 cm long, gold filled trim, bold imprints, oversize #4 Eternal nib.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $205
14574: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold Deluxe: miniature jade green ringtop button-filler, 9 cm long, gold filled trim, short-lived and uncommon triple cap band with wider central band, crisp imprints, excellent color, residue from original price sticker on blind cap.
DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $295
14595: Parker La Plume: unusual French-made screw-cap Aerometric filler, 11.5 cm long, gold filled cap with grouped parallel lines pattern, black with matching cap jewel, 18K French-hallmarked nib, perfect sac transparency.
DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $165
14573: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with full sterling silver overlay, 10.4 cm long, long-tined #2 nib opens up easily with normal writing pressure. Engine turning and imprints are crisp, but some patches of pitting to the silver (see details), initials in cartouche.
DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium flex • $250
14555: Tiffany bulb-filler in box: sterling silver ringtop , 10.45 cm long, New York production, made by Hicks, fully marked with both Hicks and Tiffany imprints; sealed shrinkage cracks at mouth of internal clear plastic reservoir, Hicks 14K nib is an excellent writer, hairline at base of imprint does not affect function.
DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium • SOLD
14565: Waterman 0552½V Pansy Panel: black hard rubber ringtop lever-filler with full gold filled overlay with hand-engraved decoration; 9.6 cm long, New York #2 nib opens up wide to double-broad with light pressure, elegantly engraved monogram "PMB" on barrel.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
14563: Waterman 52V Cardinal: red hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon thick vest pocket model, full imprints, nice responsive nib.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $225
14540: Waterman 52½V Cardinal pencil in box: red hard rubber ringtop, 10 cm long, imprint with 1924 patent date, uses 1.1 mm lead; will also match 42½V pen.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: mint • SOLD
14556: Waterman Lady Patricia Ink-Vue: silver pearl "Mist" compound lever pump-filler, 10.9 cm long, chrome plated trim, fancy patterned transparent barrel, bold imprints, "Tip-Fill" feed; as usual cap band slightly loose, will turn. To fill, lever is opened and pressed several times (similar to a Vacumatic), excellent barrel transparency, typical pitting to trim plating, remains of price sticker still on end of barrel. Nib is a responsive writer, requires some pressure to flex.
DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $205
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12644: Conklin lever-filler: green economy-line model, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprints, semistub nib has good paper feedback, small stress line at lever pivot.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $125
13945: Montegrappa Symphony in box: octagonal red marbled celluloid, 13.8 cm long, sterling silver trim, cartridge or converter (included), two-tone 18K nib. Some deterioration to vinyl covering of inner box, pen itself appears unused.
DATE: c. 1995 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium semiflex • $595
14605: Norma 104 four-color pencil: chrome-plated brass, engine turned, 14.3 cm long with tips retracted, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in USA; crisp and barely used, original clip tag, eraser worn.
DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: near mint • $115
14607: Parker True Blue: long slender streamlined button-filler, 12.6 cm long, some brassing to gold filled trim, barrel imprint worn but legible, typical moderate darkening; spearhead feed, long-tined Lucky Curve nib is flexible with good paper feel.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $165
14601: Parker 51: black Vac-filler, frosty two-tone Lustraloy cap, gold filled Blue Diamond clip, 13.8 cm long, bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code.
DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $175
14598: Parker 51 Demi: grey Vac-filler, two-tone Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, 12.2 cm long, bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $165
14597: Parker 51 Demi: black Aerometric filler, crisp 1/10 12K gold filled cap in converging lines pattern, gold filled trim, 12.9 cm long, early production with Lucite connector and "PRESS . . . 6 TIMES" imprint on screw-on filler housing. Bold deep imprint with 4th quarter date code on barrel, new sac with perfect transparency, near mint but for a small patch of plating flaking on the filler housing.
DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium • $195
12355: Parker 61 Custom: black English-made capillary-filler, 13.5 cm long, 1/10 12K gold filled cap with grouped parallel lines pattern; chalk marks on barrel, along with some price sticker residue, early white-colored pad, unstained, in end of uninked capillary filling unit (pen cannot be returned if inked).
DATE: c. 1962 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $200
14621: Parker 75: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, early model with solid ends, short-feathered arrow clip; made in USA, section with nib angle indicator marks, "0" at center, 14K US-made "67" nib; cap marked "STERLING/SILVER", early metal squeeze-filling convertor included.
DATE: c. 1966 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium-broad • $275
12744: Parker 75 Damier ballpoint: rare and desirable pattern in sterling silver, made in France, full French hallmarks, silver plated trim, some marks to upper cap and clip button.
DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: fine • $250
12636: Parker 75 Laque: "Thuya" lacquer finish, gold plated trim, made in France, "II" date code, 14K US-made nib, Premier-style section.
DATE: 1984 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $195
14632: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph: striated green pearl plunger-filler, 12.75 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on end of cap, excellent barrel transparency, strong imprints, colored ribbed section, some tool marks on filler knob.
DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine firm • $150
14614: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Autograph set in box: large black plunger-filler,13.3 cm long, solid 14K gold trim, two-tone Triumph nib, matching pencil uses .9 mm lead; new old stock, original price sticker on pen barrel, traces of gold chalk marks on pencil, pen filler seals have not been replaced, not guaranteed functional. Very slight signs of handling, never filled, "14K" written on top of box in marker, instruction sheet dated 1946.
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium • $325
14611: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph 1250: large brown plunger-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap end, two-tone Triumph nib, original sticker on barrel. Filler seals have not been replaced, pen not guaranteed functional as is.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $165
12544: Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman: pneumatic-filler in uncommon late color, "Mandarin Orange", 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp barrel imprint, conical silver-palladium F4 nib is notably fine.
DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $275
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