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7215: American Lead Pencil Bi-Graph stylographic pen: black hard rubber, 12 cm long, bold imprints, needle present but frozen.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine* • $50

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13064: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.1 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but heat distortion to cap, end of barrel slightly out of round, fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap, stress mark from clip hole.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $70

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13065: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.2 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but slight heat distortion to cap, fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap, nick to surface right below.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $90

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13072: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 13.2 cm long, nickel plated trim. New old stock, but a stress marks from the clip hole, heat distortion to the cap, fading to hard rubber with shadow from now-missing original price band on cap.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $110

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13074: B. B. Stylo stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber with unusual "swing-filler" (the lever pivots sideways), apparently invented by Julius Held (read more here); 11.2 cm long, gold filled trim. New old stock, but slight swelling to cap above clip, end of barrel out of round.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $105

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12119: Cross stylographic pen: unusual short black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 8.8 cm long, fully marked on section with Jan 20, 1878 patent date; crisp chasing and knurling, no fading, needle is broken and stuck in tip, spring-loaded design.

DATE: c. 1879 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $175

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16268: De La Rue Nota Bene stylographic pen in box: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 10.3 cm long, even wear and fading, original sprung needle intact, fully functional, in box with instructions, tip clearing tool, and glass dropper (old, but with new rubber bulb).

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine • SOLD

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16219: De La Rue Onoto Ink Pencil: black hard rubber stylographic pen, eyedropper-filler, 13 cm long, made in England but retailed in the USA, original price band, spring-loaded needle intact, new old stock, even fading to the hard rubber, crisp knurling and imprints.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $120

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14740: De La Rue Onoto Ink Pencil: red hard rubber stylographic pen, 10.8 cm long, straight-cap eyedropper-filler with clean gold filled cap crown and ringtop. Unusual two-tone effect, using contrasting shades of red-orange hard rubber. Gold needle is intact though internal spring is somewhat deformed, stable sealed crack in hard rubber at tip (see detail), fully functional.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: medium fine • $165

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15477: Foley (?) stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.45 cm long, boldly imprinted with patent dates for MacKinnon's US patent 174,965 and Downes' US patent 218,503 for an internal valve operated by the needle. Spring-loaded needle is intact.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $250

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16235: Kearney Red Dwarf stylographic pen in box: red hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 10.1 cm long, made in England, imported and retailed by D. Wood of New York; new old stock, as new but for a couple of tiny flakes from the hard rubber, one at the cap lip and the other at the junction of the metal tip (see details; neither affect function or are noticeable without magnification).

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine • $125

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14539: Mabie Todd No. 20 Cygnet stylographic pen: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 10.3 cm long, made in England, spring-loaded gold needle. New old stock, never filled, ready to use; minor storage wear, several available. This model was manufactured unchanged from c. 1910 through the 1920s with remaining stock sold for decades after; it is only the font of the barrel imprint that indicates a later production date.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $60

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16088: Pick National stylographic pen: black celluloid lever-filler, red ends, 12.15 cm long, nickel plated trim, intact weighted needle, some heat shrinkage to barrel end (does not affect posting or function). Not marked Pick, but we have had several identical examples with full Pick imprints.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG • $80

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11903: Pick Fountpencil stylographic pen: black lever-filler with bright red ends, 12.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, weighted needle intact and a smooth writer.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $105

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15983: Pick stylographic pen: black chased celluloid lever-filler with bright red ends, 12.2 cm long, nickel plated trim, weighted needle intact. Unmarked but identical to Pick's Fountpencil.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $125

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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

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16161: Stylographic Pen Co. stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.6 cm long, made in Providence, RI; moderate and even fading, imprints clear including July 15, 1879 patent date on section; two-part screw-apart section, spring-loaded gold needle and tipping intact.

DATE: c. 1880 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $225

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15581: unmarked novelty stylographic pen: large brown hard rubber eyedropper-filler in the form of an artillery shell, 10.95 cm long, sprung needle is intact, no sign of the pen ever having been filled. Tool marks to section, however, especially to the milled flange (see details). Red-brown color is original, not faded black, likely made in England.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $195

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15457: unmarked Dwarf Ink Pencil in box: red hard rubber English-made American-retailed stylographic pen, 10 cm long, excellent condition but for corroded tip and needle. A fine display piece, or restoration candidate.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine* • $65

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