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The items below are listed alphabetically by maker, with featured items grouped at the top.
Parker's iconic "Big Red" was a huge success back in the 1920s, but entering the 2020s most surviving examples tend to have condition issues as well as later replacement parts. These Duofolds (and one Jack-Knife precursor) are notably well preserved.
14428: Parker 25½ Jack-Knife Safety: oversize black chased hard rubber screw-cap button-filler, 13.5 cm long, slightly shorter than a Duofold Senior, but markedly thicker. Bold imprints and strong chasing, hard rubber dark and glossy, intact Lucky Curve feed. Earlier production with raised barrel threads, cap imprint, slightly domed cap top, and original riveted pressure bar. Near mint but for light toothing to cap top milling, tipping on #5 Lucky Curve nib is present but somewhat draggy.
DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: broad flex • SOLD
14422: Parker Duofold Senior: oversize black button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, single flush cap band, sharp end milling.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine firm • SOLD
14424: Parker Duofold Special: orange button-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon model of Senior length but Junior width; made in USA, late imprint with inverted "1" 2nd quarter date code indicates late production using earlier parts. Very clean, noting scratch at end of barrel (see detail).
DATE: c. 1929/1941 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine firm • $350
14423: Parker Duofold Senior: classic oversize orange button-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, clean end milling, spearhead feed with internal curved end trimmed off, later barrel imprint without Lucky Curve banner. Nib has been retipped and is missing some metal at the side of the heel (see photo) but is mechanically sound and solidly held in the section, some beveling to upper edge of cap body from polishing, overall condition otherwise excellent.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $325
14425: Parker Duofold Senior: oversize streamline button-filler in orange, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, good barrel imprint with 2nd quarter "25" date code, black cellluloid end pieces, spearhead feed with longitudinal channel at base, name on barrel. Orange is one of the less common colors in the streamline series.
DATE: 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $385
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14437: Conklin Nozac: Royal Blue V-Line faceted piston-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, 5M size, Cushon-Point nib has an unusual turn-up tip that can also be used upside-down for an extra-fine line; crisp imprints, good transparency, beautiful color, short-lived model (late 1936 to 1938).
DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $595
14456: Norma 104 four-color pencil in box: chrome-plated brass, engine turned, 14.4 cm long with tips retracted, uses 1.1 mm lead, made in USA; as new, small scrape on barrel by red slot (see detail) may be a factory finish defect.
DATE: c. 1956 • CONDITION: near mint • $120
14441: Parker Duofold Junior: black hard rubber button-filler, 11.7 cm long, gold filled trim, early medium imprint; no brassing to trim, milling at ends crisp, cap crown like new. Overall condition would be excellent+ but barrel imprint is largely heat-reversed, and there is a hole in the end of the blind cap as if it had been tested with a hot pin but heat-reversed;.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine • $195
14443: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe: orange ringtop button-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, wide cap band, good milling at ends, nice clean condition noting a few nibbles at the rim of the blind cap (see details). Nib tines are set tight for drier writing, could easily be opened up for a broader and wetter line with width variation.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $165
14448: Parker Diamond Medal pencil: silver pearl and black marbled, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, name on side of cap; made for Sears, an uncommon rebranded Challenger pencil.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG • $85
14445: Parker Lady Duofold: light and dark blue pearl button-filler, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, English wartime production;.
DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium stub • $175
14451: Parker Vacumatic Major: silver pearl laminate, 12.75 cm long, Blue Diamond clip, chrome plated trim with wartime silver substrate, wartime plastic filler unit with diamond imprint on plunger end; excellent barrel transparency, strong imprint with 4th quarter date code.
DATE: 1944 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $165
14440: Parker NS Duofold: olive green double-jewel button-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England.
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $175
14435: Parker NS Duofold: olive green double-jewel button-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England; excellent appearance, but multiple hairline cracks in the cap lip (see detail).
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $85
14439: Parker AF Duofold: dark greenish blue button-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Denmark; clean condition, some tool marks to aluminum filler button, nib has nice flex, semistub tip.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $165
14446: Parker 75 Flighter: stainless steel cap and barrel, gold plated trim, made in USA, no date code, section with angle indicator, French-made 14K nib, feed marked "F", initial "B" on cap button is a Parker optional stick-on, can easily be removed if desired; later piston-style converter included.
DATE: c. 1976 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $245
14460: Waterman W5: black lever-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England; presentation inscription, nice responsive nib, handsome pen despite extensive plating wear.
DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $120
14459: Waterman W5: striated blue pearl lever-filler, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, made in England, nice responsive nib, handsome pen despite extensive plating wear.
DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium stub flex • $150
14457: unmarked writing set in box: German-made, comprising a dip pen, letter opener, pencil, and seal, all in what appears to be casein-based plastic, salmon and black. Box is 21.7 cm wide, dip pen is 13.8 cm long excluding nib. Some loss to the leatherette on the upper front part of the box, otherwise showing no signs of use.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $95
14465: unmarked pencil: black with ivory-colored trim band, 13.2 cm long, uses 1.9 to 2.0mm lead; probably English or German, material appears to be casein-based, a few light scratches on the barrel, probably from a slip-on clip.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • $45
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