Catalog 86 (March 2018)


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Extraordinary Pens

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1900 Waterman 420 eyedropper-fill in Cardinal Hard Rubber with Sterling Silver “Filigree” overlay. The “20″ was the largest pen Waterman produced, and it is strikingly beautiful in Cardinal Red and Sterling Silver. So rare, it is believed it was only produced by special order. Only two or three known to exist. There are some condition issues (which are reflected in the price), but the main thing is that both the hard rubber and sterling silver are intact on the cap and barrel. The only issue with the overlay top seam edge, which has opened along about 25% of the cap top and some signs of wear and use. Just under the cap top, on the back edge, in extremely small letters (I didn’t see it without my loop) is a previous owner’s name, “Bert Hart.” The clip ball is slightly crushed and there are scratches throughout the overlay noticeable with magnification. Signs of ink in the cap and barrel. The bottom is marked 420, with some wear in the center of the imprint. Despite the issues, it’s a wonderful example of a Holy Grail of pen collecting and, as they say, try to find another. Huge, No.10 nib (broad).
$19,000
2
1900 Waterman 420 eyedropper-fill in Black Hard Rubber with Sterling Silver Filigree overlay. The “20″ was the largest pen Waterman produced, and the sterling silver contrasting on the black underlay (no oxidation at all), is exquisite. Indicia engraved “Dewill Miller.’ in attractive script. Miller (1857 – 1911) was a Professor of History and Mental Philosophy at Pennington Seminary, Pennington, PA, as well as a Methodist Minister. He was also an obsessive book collector. Barrel bottom imprinted “20″ (a little worn, but fully readable). Minor wear here and there to the overlay, noticeable only with a loop, with no cracks, tears, etc. Three or four small dings in the cap top. Near mint. Very minor signs of ink in the cap and barrel. Huge No. 10 nib (medium/broad).
$16,000
3
1900 Waterman 20 eyedropper-fill in Red Mottled Hard Rubber. Huge pens were a vogue at the time; there was the Parker Giant, the Parker Ultra Giant, the Dunn Giant, the Montblanc 12 Safety, the Moore 10 Safety and the Waterman 20 (cone cap and Safety). This example is in wonderful condition, with just a little imprint wear to the center and third line of the barrel imprint (otherwise near mint). The mottled 20 is far, far rarer than the Black Hard Rubber (smooth or chased) models. Huge No. 10 nib (medium/broad).
$7,000
4
1909 Parker Red Giant eyedropper-fill in Cardinal Hard Rubber. The first I have ever seen without any cap cracks and with all parts intact! Described by Parker in 1908 as follows: “It’s so big and startling we will guarantee a broad smile from You when You see it. It is made entirely of maroon rubber, fitted with a No. 10 pen, and the price will be $10.. We will be ready to fill orders about February 10.” The pen, primarily its cap, proved to be very fragile, and very few exist today without cap damage. In 1914 the “Black Giant” was introduced. Despite the fragility of the Red Hard Rubber, while Parker discontinued all other red pens in 1915, they continued to produce the Red Giant until 1918. The Black Giant continued until 1920. Cap with two-line imprint “The Red Giant” (some wear but fully readable) and the “Parker VV Pat. Feb. 12, 07″ clip, named for its inventor, Levi D. Van Valkenberg. Barrel with three line imprint: George S. Parker [LUCKY] Fountain Pen Janesville WIS. [CURVE] U.S.A. PAT JAN.9. 94 [BANNER] JUN 29..98. JAN 33.05. JUN.5.05The entire left side of the imprint and the Lucky Curve Banner are weak and pretty much unreadable. Large No. 12 nib (medium, semi-flexible). If you are considering buying this fantastic pen, and don’t, you are certain to have remorse!
$7,500
5
1910 Waterman “World’s Smallest Pen” eyedropper-fill in Black Hard Rubber. Often called the “Doll Pen” because one rests in Queen Mary’s doll house, on the King’s Library Table. Just over 1.5″ long and less than 1/8″ in diameter, this pen was actually produced by Waterman as a way for their salesmen to spend time with potential new accounts. Their salesmen would visit a druggist, jeweler, shop owner, to try to open a new account. The buyer would inevitably say that they didn’t need a new pen line and were happy with what they had. The salesman would now offer to show them the “World’s Smallest Pen” as long as he was there (often alongside a Waterman 20!). This allowed more time and interaction together, and often resulted in a sale! Waterman then published in their in-house newspaper, Pen Prophet, that they would produce these for sale by their vendors as a special order item only. Near mint+, and extremely rare, especially in the original “coffin” box!
$3,000
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1910 Waterman “World’s Smallest SAFETY Pen” eyedropper-fill in Black Hard Rubber. Yes, it has an operating spiral, just like any of the larger size production models! See above for more information about Waterman’s World’s Smallest Pens. Near mint+, and extremely rare, especially in the original cardboard box!
$4000
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1947 Ancora Lusso 38 Large PIF in Black with Blue Marble veining (unique and beautiful!). Lusso was Ancora’s prestige line at the time. GFT. Visualated barrel. Fine, extra-flexible nib. Over-the-top “Soldier” clip. Near mint.
$1000
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2005 Louis Cartier Limited Edition No. 6 cartridge/converter-fill in solid 18K gold in Godron (heavy fluted) pattern. Three sapphires and two emeralds set into the clip. Black cabochon on barrel bottom. Two-toned, 18K, medium/fine nib. New-old-stock. Mint in box with velvet pouch, papers, outer box and letter of authenticity from Cartier. Photo of pen with packaging.
$8000
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1920 Montblanc #8 Rouge et Noir Safety eyedropper-fill in Black Hard Rubber. “Rouge et Noir,” introduced in 1909, was the first line of pens produced by the Simplo Pen Company. Their second line of pens was the “Montblanc,” introduced a year later. In 1934, in recognition of the success and fame of the Montblanc line, the Simplo Pen Company was renamed “Montblanc Simplo GMBH”. The Rouge et Noir line continued until at least 1923. In the model offered here, note the rare horizontal chasing of the inner cap (just below the red star) and at the joint between the barrel and turning knob. Simplo eventually replaced this with vertical chasing, still used today. Large, “MONTBLANC 8 14CT” nib (fine, triple-flexible), also imprinted at the heel (out of view), “Hamburg,” correct for a 1920’s Rouge et Noir. Cap with “Rouge et Noir” imprint and three vent holes (many caps have four vent holes). Barrel imprint, “Rouge et Noir Original Pat. Ap.” (not all easily readable) and an owner’s imprint, “–ilio De Marchi Gherini” (beginning few letters unreadable). The Italian owner’s imprint is not surprising as all post-WWI Rouge et Noir pens were exported for sale in Italy. Turning knob imprinted “8M.” Some distress to the lower knurling and wear here and there, commensurate with a 100 year old pen. The largest size made of this extremely rare and highly desirable pen! Pen was used during its heyday, with dried ink inside the barrel. Unrestored.
$7500
10
1935 Montblanc 128G Meisterstuck Push knob-fill set in Black. One of the rarest models (much rarer than the 138 or 139). GFT. Correct two-tone, medium/fine, semi-flexible alloy nib (the alloy is gold, iridium and ruthenium). Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock).
$3000
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1935 Montblanc button-activated Pix Pencil for above set.
Set
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1955 Montblanc 94 Meisterstuck PIF in 14K Solid Gold “Fluted” pattern. Visualated barrel window. Double-broad, oblique, italic nib. Cap & barrel both with multiple surface scratches noticeable under magnification, otherwise near mint.
$1500
13
1935 Pelikan 101N PIF in Cobra. GFT. Amber celluloid visualated barrel . Broad, right-oblique nib (shaped like left foot). Near mint.
$1600
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1905 Wirt #5 eyedropper-fill Straight-Holder in BHR with “Filigree & Flowers” Sterling Silver overlay. Rare & beautiful! Medium, semi-flexible nib. Rare, ventless nib with under-feed. Surface scratches noticeable with magnification, otherwise near mint.
$1000
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1905 Laughlin #3 Doctor’s Pen Eyedropper Fill Straight Holder in Black Chased Hard Rubber. Removing the blind cap from the bottom of the pen reveals a thermometer, which is signed “Laughlin Mfr. Co. Detroit, Mi.”. Fine, extra-flexible signed Laughlin 14K nib. Outstandingly rare! Near mint+ condition. Pen shown in Laughlin’s original 1910 pen catalog. [Two available] 
$1200
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1944 Parker 51 “Empire” Vacumatic-fill in Cordovan Brown. Two-toned 14K pink gold and yellow gold cap in the beautiful “Empire” pattern. 14K tasse. Fine nib. Near mint.
$2200
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1940 Omas Itala Cromograph oversize double-nibbed cam-operated pump-fill in Grey Striated. Perhaps the rarest of and the holy grail for collectors of vintage Omas pens. “Itala Cromograf” was trademarked in 1936 by Girodi & Campanelli and registered in France in 1938 with their patent granted in 1939. In 1941 Omas registered in Geneva a company called “Societa Anonima Vendita Penna Bicolor Itala Cromograph,” which translates to “Sale of two-tone Itala Cromograph Incorporated Company.” While “Omas” does not appear on the pen itself, it’s known that Omas registered this new company for the sale and/or distribution of the Itala Cromograph they were now producing. Barrel imprint, “Itala-cromo-graph.” Both nibs (fine) imprinted “Itala 585 Cromograph.” Made in black as well as various colors, it has a very complex mechanism consisting of a gear and series of springs. Pulling the blind cap down first propels one nib, pulling it again automatically retracts that nib and propels the other. Two ink reservoirs. To fill, first extend the blind cap. You’ll see two small fins. Slide one tab to the left and then press the blind cap to operate the button-fill mechanism. When finished, slide the fin back in place. Do the same with the second fin to fill the other reservoir. New-old-stock. Mint. Hyperlink to patent (in French, but the drawings show the extreme complexity of the inner mechanism): https://www.fountainpen.it/File:Patent-FR-840819.pdf. [Thanks to Jacopini, La Storia della Stilografica in Italy, Vol. II and FountainPen.it for much of the information here.]
$11000
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1945 Quadretti Colorado double-barreled, double nibbed PIF in Black with “scissor” barrel configuration. Originally thought to be an Omas product, we have now learned that Colorado pens were manufactured in a very small plant in the Bologna area owned and run by Orlando Quadretti, who got a patent for the pen in 1949, at the end of WWII. NPT. Red dot & white dot on gripping sections so you know which side has which color ink. Incredible pen, almost never found in this condition. Shown open. The scissor “swivel” allows the user to fill each of the two reservoirs separately. Medium nibs. Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock). See also The Short Life of the Colorado, PENNA #109-2014: http://www.pennamagazine.com/en/vintage_pens/the-short-life-of-the-colorado-_29. And here’s a hyperlink to the patent: http://www.fountainpen.it/File:Patent-CH-250922.pdf
$2250
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1932 Zerollo/Dunhill “Two Pen” Matchstick-fill in Black Chased Spiral hard Rubber. Clip imprinted ‘D.D. Zerollo” Nibs each signed “John Dunhill” who had the marketing license for the English speaking market. There was also a marketing agreement in France with the “Unic” Company. This pen was produced in two sizes, which are equally rare, this is the larger of the two. GFT. The cap top unscrews to reveal the matchstick filler. There are two separate reservoirs, one for each of the nibs. Turn the bottom knob to propel one nib, turn in the other direction to propel the other. Medium nibs. Extremely rare! Some wear to the clip, otherwise near mint++. Hyperlink to patent: https://www.fountainpen.it/File:Patent-US-1893130.pdf
$4500
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1945 Parker Design Shop (Prototype?) 51 “Red Band” BF Demonstrator in Black with three barrel cutouts and a clear acrylic shell. Named “Red Band” after the color of the threaded bushing at the bottom of the barrel. This was Parker’s first try at replacing the Vacumatic-filler 51 (followed by the Parker 45 and then the Parker 51 “Foto-Fill” system – shortly renamed the “Aerometric”). The red plastic threads broke easily and were soon replaced by red anodized metal threads. There are two other demonstrator designs known, one entirely clear acrylic, the other with a transparent acrylic shell and solid color barrel. This is a button-fill pen, using a grey, polyurethane bladder. Brushed Lustraloy (stainless steel) cap. New-old-stock. Excruciatingly rare (produced only from June 1946 to December 1947). Another example is shown in Shepherd’s book, page 38. Perhaps a prototype since came from the estate of the Parker Design Shop employee and there are no “PARKER” or other manufacturer identification markings on the barrel or shell. Medium/fine nib. The filler mechanism works. Parker 51 “Red Band” Instructions and Close-up.
$1500
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1945 Parker Design Shop (Prototype?) 51 “Red Band” BF in Cedar Blue. Most “Red Band” 51s found are Black, with only a few found in Dove Grey and even fewer in Cedar Blue. Early, plastic threads, soon changed to aluminum because of easy breakage during use. 1/8 14K gold-filled cap in the “Fully Pinstriped” pattern. Near mint. Perhaps a prototype since it came from the estate of the Parker Design Shop employee and there are no “PARKER” or other manufacturer identification markings on the barrel or shell. Hackett’s newly designed nib (extra-fine). The filler mechanism works but, as described above, the section is not sealed to the barrel. We can seal this for you but then the pen cannot be returned. Parker 51 “Red Band” Instructions and Close-up.
$1000
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1945 Parker Design Shop 51 in Cordovan Brown. Double-jeweled. Grey sac. No barrel markings, section, barrel and filler unit not shellac sealed. 1/10 16K gold-filled Heritage cap in “Pinstriped Panels” and the “arrow” lip band. Pen blind cap a half-shade lighter. Pen and cap lip with minor surface scratches. Haskett’s newly designed nib (broad). The pen does not fill. If you wish to use the pen we can restore it for you, replacing the grey diaphragm and sealing the section, barrel and filler mechanism. The pen then cannot be returned.
$300
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1945 Parker Design Shop 51 in Cordovan Brown. Rare, single-jeweled model. Regular, black sac. No barrel markings, section, barrel and filler unit not shellac sealed. 1/8 14K gold-filled “Fully Pinstriped” cap. Pen and cap with no signs of use. Haskett’s newly designed nib (broad). The pen fills but, if you wish to use it, we would need to seal the section, barrel and filler mechanism. The pen then cannot be returned.
$400
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1945 Parker Design Shop 51 in Buckskin. Double-jeweled. Grey sac. No barrel markings, section, barrel and filler unit not shellac sealed. 1/8 14K gold-filled “Fully Pinstriped” cap. Pen and cap with no signs of use. Haskett’s newly designed nib (medium). The pen fills but, if you wish to use it, I would need to seal the section, barrel and filler mechanism. The pen then cannot be returned.
$550
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1945 Parker Design Shop 51 Prototype in Green. Double-jeweled. Grey sac. No barrel markings, section, barrel and filler unit not shellac sealed. Unique color, which never made it to final production. 1/8 14K gold-filled “Fully Pinstriped” cap. Pen and cap with no signs of use. Haskett’s newly designed nib (fine). The pen fills but, if you wish to use it, I would need to seal the section, barrel and filler mechanism. The pen then cannot be returned.
$1000

Parker 51 Pens and Pencils from their Product Development Department (Prototypes)

Parker “51 Vacumatic” and “51 Red Band” new old stock pens & pencils from 1945 and 1946. These all came from the estate of Merle Heskett, a metallurgist who worked for Parker from 1945 to 1947 or 1948 and worked on the development of the metal components of the 51 Red Band (filler button, spring, spade press bar assembly, nib). According to Merle’s son (interviewed by Victor Chen in the early 2000’s), the army released his father around 1944 who then returned home to his family in Illinois. When Parker offered Hackett a job to help develop the filling system for what would become the “51 Red Band,” they allowed him to commute by train between Iowa and Wisconsin, traveling to the factory on Monday & home for week-ends. Trains did not always run because of the weather so Heskett took work to his home workshop. When he left Parker to work in the aerospace industry in Southern California, Hackett took his Parker stash with him (side note: he was also offered a job with Dairy Queen, but told his family “Americans will never eat soft ice cream.”).

According to his son, besides selecting the red color for the bushing, Heskett also modified the Parker 51 nib, developing a new nib design for the “Red Band,” which was then carried into the 51 Vacumatic, at least through 1947. His design had a shorter slit which ends at a circle embossed into the gold, and with the vent hole a ways below the circle. His son said Heskett’s goal was to achieve a softer feel and increased ink flow.

The Design Shop 51 Red Bands and Vacumatics offered below from Heskett’s estate all contain his newly modified nib. Interestingly, the location of the compressed circle varies in many of the nibs, which would not likely be found in production nibs (were these prototypes, or was Parker supplying the Design Shop with reject nibs?). The nib date codes run from 1945 to 1946. This also seems to be a fair way to date these pens (since none of the pen barrels have a final polish or a date stamp, the pens can’t be dated in the more traditional way).

The Red Band sac is a grey silicone based polyurethane material. Heskett also used a grey material for the diaphragms in four of the six Design Shop Vacumatic-fill 51’s offered here. We don’t believe this material was used in production 51’s but, even if it was, it would still likely be prototype use in the 51s offered here.

None of these pens show any use or signs of ink. Except for the Red Band Demonstrator (which is solvent sealed), none of the sections are sealed to the barrels (not even the second Red Band). No barrels or filler units are shellac sealed. None of the pens have a Parker imprint or date code, so they did not progress through the production department. All are right from Hesket’s Design Shop stash.

By 1942, only a year after launch, single jewel 51s were introduced to save brass for the war effort. The rarest colors, in both double and single-jewel, are Buckskin Beige, Nassau Green and Yellowstone (mustard). Note that both a double-jewel Buckskin Beige and Nassau Green are included in these Design Shop pens. Perhaps more important, also included are two prototype single-jewel pens in a unique prototype Green color. The color is a shade darker than the Nassau Green and nowhere near as dark as the Forrest Green which eventually made it into the 1949 Parker 51 Aerometric introduction.

The pencil barrels and mechanisms are old new stock. All the barrel lead holders show no sign of ever holding an eraser. There are a few prototypes offered along with some normal production pencils. We can’t be sure why the normal production pencils were in the Design Shop; perhaps they were intended to be used to house new prototype cap and/or barrel designs, but were never put to use by the time Heskett left Parker.

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1945 Parker 51 in Prototype Green. Lighter than the final Forrest Green selected for use by Parker. Single-jeweled. Grey sac. No barrel markings, section, barrel and filler unit not shellac sealed. “Fully Pinstriped” Sterling Silver cap. “STERLING SILVER MADE IN USA” cap lip imprint is not horizontal, but spirals upwards from left to right (a factory reject!?!). Pen with no signs of use. Cap near mint. Haskett’s newly designed nib (fine). The pen fills but, if you wish to use it, I would need to seal the section, barrel and filler mechanism. The pen then cannot be returned.
$1100
$900
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1945 Parker Design Shop 51 in Prototype Green. Llighter than the final Forrest Green selected for use by Parker. Regular, black sac. No barrel markings, section, barrel and filler unit not shellac sealed. Unique color, which never made it to final production. 1/8 14K gold-filled “Fully Pinstriped” cap. Pen and cap with no signs of use. Haskett’s newly designed nib (broad). The pen fills but, if you wish to use it, I would need to seal the section, barrel and filler mechanism. The pen then cannot be returned.
$1000
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1945 Design Shop Prototype 51 Vacumatic Pencil in Post-1948 “Light Burgundy.” A color Parker didn’t use in the 51 Vacumatic-fill era, but first introduced several years later in Aerometric-fill. Never held an eraser. New-old-stock.
$150
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1945 Parker Design Shop 51 Vacumatic Pencil in Nassau Green. Never held an eraser. New-old-stock. 1/10 16K gold-filled Heritage cap in “Pinstriped Panels” and the “arrow” lip band. Pencil with no signs of use. Cap near mint. Perhaps a shade darker than the pen above. Parker 51 pens are made of acrylic while the pencils are made of celluloid. The pencils age to a darker color.
$175
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1945 Parker Design Shop 51 Vacumatic Pencil in Yellowstone (Mustard). Never held an eraser. 1/10 16K gold-filled Heritage cap in “Pinstriped Panels” and the “arrow” lip band. Pencil with no signs of use. Cap near mint.
$150
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1945 Parker Design Shop 51 Vacumatic Pencil in Yellowstone (Mustard). Never held an eraser. Barrel and mechanism no sogns of use. “Fully Pinstriped” Sterling Silver cap with a few dings and wear to the Rhodium plating.
$100
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1945 Parker Design Shop Prototype 51 Vacumatic Pencil in Black. Prototype smooth gold-filled cap with 9 jagged silver rings. The cap is likely silver color under the gold-fill (sterling silver, nickle-plate or chrome) and the bands are areas not plated. A unique prototype cap indeed. Never held an eraser. New-old-stock.
$200
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1945 Parker Design Shop Prototype 51 Vacumatic Pencil in Navy Grey. A color Parker didn’t use in the 51 Vacumatic-fill era, but first introduced several years later in Aerometric-fill. Never held an eraser. 1/10 16K gold-filled Heritage cap in “Pinstriped Panels” and the “arrow” lip band. Pencil and cap with no signs of use. Several shades darker than the “Navy Grey” introduced in 1949 with the 51 Aerometric-fill pens. We can’t be sure if the pencil barrel is a prototype color never actually used, or if it is darker due to ageing of the celluloid.
$100
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1945 Parker Design Shop Prototype 51 Vacumatic Pencil in Navy Grey. A color Parker didn’t use in the 51 Vacumatic-fill era, but first introduced several years later in Aerometric-fill. Never held an eraser. Rhodium-plate cap in “Pinstriped Panels.” Barrel with no signs of use. Cap with wear. Several shades darker than the “Navy Grey” introduced in 1949 with the 51 Aerometric-fill pens. We can’t be sure if the pencil barrel is a prototype color never actually used, or if it is darker due to ageing of the celluloid.
$75

Modern Pens (1970 and Later)

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1975 Aurora 88P PIF in Black with chrome-plate pinstriped cap. Black enamel “teardrop” inlaid in clip. Slanted derby with black insert. Visualated barrel .The “88″ was Aurora’s answer to the Parker 51, and was extremely successful and popular with it’s “semi-hooded” nib (fine). Near mint+.
$200
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1975 Aurora 88P PIF in Black Matte with brushed chrome-plate cap & clip. Black enamel “teardrop” inlaid in clip. Slanted derby with black insert. Visualated barrel. The “88″ was Aurora’s answer to the Parker 51, and was extremely successful and popular with it’s “semi-hooded” nib (fine). Near mint+.
$225
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1975 Cartier Pencil-Knife in smooth Sterling Silver. Has both nail file and knife (both appear unused). Pen is hallmarked “Sterling” and “Cartier.” Lightly stamped and worn serial number “3342″ is very hard to see, especially among all the surface scratches which can be seen with magnification. Otherwise near mint in the box with spare erasers. Photo of pencil-knife with packaging.
$250
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1985 Must de Cartier Ball Pen in Gold-plate with “Barley” pattern. Tri-color GP rings at the cap top. Rectangular shaped, with rounded edges. Press the top to propel the clip away from the pen to attach to shirt or jacket pocket. New-old-stock. Mint in original box. Refill included. Proprietary refill is still in use by Cartier and Tiffany and are readily available from Tiffany at one of their stores or by calling 800-464-5000, or from Cartier (Part #VXRB0213) at one of their stores. Photo of pen with packaging.
$200
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1992 Pasha de Cartier cartridge/converter-fill in gold-filled Godron (heavy fluted) pattern. Cap-top with tri-color rings and topped with a Blue Cabochon. 18K, medium/fine nib. Some scuffs at the bottom edge of the clip, and lots of minor surface scratches noticeable with a loop. In original box with converter, papers and cartridges. Photo of pen with packaging.
$350
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1991 Montblanc 163 Roller ball-Pencil Set in Gold-plate “Barley” pattern. New-old-stock. Mint in Montblanc Cognac two-pen zipper case in box. Photo of set with packaging.
$650
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1991 Montblanc 1655G Twist-activated Repeater Pencil for above set. Uses .05 mm lead.
Set
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2010 Montblanc 162 Le Grande 11402 Roller ball in Black. GPT. Near mint. Refill included.
$250
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2010 Montegrappa Micra cartridge/converter-fill in Yellow Pearl. Sterling Silver Trim. The cap screws onto both the top and bottom of the pen. Medium nib. New-old-stock. Mint.
$125
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1995 Omas Extra Roller ball in Red Marble Celluloid. GFT, including the wide “Greek Key” center cap band. Roller ball clip. New-old-stock. Mint in original box with papers. Refill included. Photo of pen with packaging.
$300
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2004 Parker Jotter Jubilee Ball Pen in Saffron Yellow with Sterling Silver cap and “Night & Day” barrel Overlay. New-old-stock. Mint in box with refill, papers and outer box. Photo with packaging. Photo of pen with packaging.
$175
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1988 Pelikan M760 PIF Sovereign Jubilee 150 Anniversary 2-Pen Set. Gold-electroplate “Barley” pattern. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, fine nib. New-old-stock. Mint in original box with clip label. Photo of set with packaging.
$600
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1988 Pelikan M750 PIF Sovereign Jubilee 150 Anniversary for above set. Silver-electroplate “Barley” pattern. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, oblique, medium nib. New-old-stock. Photo of set with packaging.
Set
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1988 Pelikan M760 PIF Sovereign Jubilee 150 Anniversary in Gold-electroplate “Barley” pattern. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, broad, oblique nib (even though the clip label says “F”). New-old-stock. Mint in original box with clip label, decal, papers and outer sleeve. Photo of pen with packaging.
$350
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1993 Pelikan Prototype M730 Sovereign Jubilee 150 Anniversary set in Black with Silver-electroplate “Barley” pattern. Caps imprinted “1838 – 1988.” Never produced for sale, Pelikan made about 50 M730 sets, settling on the M750 and M760 instead for their 150th Anniversary pens, without a matching ballpen Visualated barrel. Two-toned, oblique, medium nib. New-old-stock. Mint in original box. Photo of set with packaging.
$750
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1993 Pelikan Prototype Ballpen for above set.
Set
51
2003 Pelikan M605 Special Edition PIF in Dark Blue. CPT. Visualated barrel. 2-tone, Double broad, oblique nib. New-old-stock. Mint in box. Photo of pen with packaging.
$500
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1990 Sheaffer Classic Targa 1003R Matte Black Roller ball. GPT. New-old-stock. Mint. Refill included.
$60
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2004 Sheaffer “Multi” Pen Ballpoint Pen & Highlighter, in Black with smooth polished chrome cap. GPT. New-old-stock. Mint in original box with clip label and paperwork. Refills included. Photo of pen with packaging.
$35
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1960 Tiffany Mini Ballpen – Pencil Combination in 14K Solid Gold. Cap fits on both ends. Ballpen refills no longer available. Still fully functional as a pencil. Near mint+.
$250

Featured Pen - Vintage Parker Vacumatic Vacumatic

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1935 Parker Oversize in Silver Laminated. Canadian manufacture. CPT. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, broad, italic nib (rare)! A touch of wear to the cap bands, otherwise near mint.
$450
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1935 Parker Vacumatic Oversize in Silver Laminated. CPT. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, medium/fine nib. Near mint.
$450
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1935 Parker Vacumatic Oversize in Golden Laminated. GFT. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, medium/fine nib. Touch of wear to the nib plating and the barrel imprint, otherwise near mint.
$500
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1937 Parker Vacumatic Oversize in Red Laminated. Canadian manufacture GFT. Visualated barrel. No barrel imprint (never had one). Two-toned, fine nib. Near mint+.
$750
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1937 Parker Vacumatic Standard in Green Laminated. Double-jeweled. GFT. Visualated barrel. Two-toned medium nib. New-old-stock. Mint.
$300
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1938 Parker Vacumatic Standard in Red Laminated. Double-jeweled. Canadian manufacture. GFT. Visualated barrel. Two-toned medium nib. Near mint.
$300
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1938 Parker Vacumatic Sr. Maxima set in Golden Laminated. Very rare model with cap bands imprinted “PARKER VACUMATIC.” What is even more interesting is that these are usually found with 1937 barrels, and this one is dated ‘First Quarter 1938,’ showing that production did carry over to the second calendar year (why not, if they still had parts?). GFT. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, medium nib. New-old-stock. Mint in original box. Photo of set with packaging.
$2000
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1938 Parker twist-activated Pencil for above set. Date stamped ‘Third Quarter 1937.”
Set
63
1940 Parker Vacumatic Standard in Red Laminated. Double-jeweled. Canadian manufacture. GFT. Visualated barrel. Medium, extra-flexible nib! Flexible Vacumatic nibs are rare, rare, rare! Near mint+.
$375
64
1939 Parker Vacumatic Sr. Maxima in Golden Laminated. Canadian manufacture. GFT. Double-jeweled. Visualated barrel. Medium nib. Near mint+
$450
65
1939 Parker Vacumatic Sr. Maxima Deluxe in Golden Laminated (very rare). The “Deluxe” models are much rarer, produced for jewelry stores so they had unique models, not competing in kind with those in pen shops. GFT. Visualated. GFT. Double-jeweled. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, medium/fine nib. Near mint+.
$550
66
1940 Parker Vacumatic Sr. Maxima in Golden Laminated. GFT. Double-jeweled. Visualated barrel. Medium nib. Cap indicia engraved “C.E.M.” Near mint+
$375
67
1940 Parker Vacumatic Sr. Maxima in Black Laminated. GFT. Double-jeweled. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, medium/broad nib. New-old-stock. Mint.
$550
68
1940 Parker Vacumatic Sr. Maxima in Black Laminated. GFT. Double-jeweled. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, medium/broad nib. Rare factory error double struck barrel imprint, one slightly offset from the other. Also with rare “Chris Olsen ‘Anchor’ logo” (showing the pen was made for Parker in Denmark)! Near mint.
$400
69
1940 Parker Vacumatic Sr. Maxima in Blue Laminated (very rare). GFT. Double-jeweled. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, medium/fine nib. Near mint.
$900
70
1941 Parker Vacumatic Sr. Maxima set in Blue Laminated. GFT. Visualated barrel. Two-tone, medium nib. Near mint+
$1000
71
1942 Parker Sr. Maxima twist-activated Pencil for above set.
Set
72
1942 Parker Vacumatic Sr. Maxima in Silver Laminated. Canadian manufacture. CPT. Double-jeweled. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, medium nib. Near mint.
$450
73
1939 Parker Vacumatic Jr. In Silver Laminated. Double-jeweled. CPT. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, fine nib. Some very minor scratches to the cap bands, otherwise near mint.
$125
74
1941 Parker Vacumatic Major in Blue Laminated. GFT. Double-jeweled. Visualated barrel. Two-toned, fine nib. Near mint.
$200
75
1941 Parker Vacumatic Major Deluxe in Black Laminated. GFT. Double-jeweled. Visualated barrel. The “Deluxe” models are much rarer, produced only for jewelry stores so they had unique models and didn’t have to compete with models in nearby pen shops. Two-toned, medium nib. Near mint.
$250
76
1941 Parker Vacumatic Debutante in Golden Laminated. GFT. Double-jeweled. Visualated barrel. The only model with the “arrow” cap band. Two-toned, extra-fine nib. A touch of imprint wear, otherwise near mint.
$100
77
1942 Parker Vacumatic Debutante in Green Laminated. GFT. Visualated barrel. The only model with the “arrow” cap band. Two-toned, extra-fine nib. A touch of imprint wear, otherwise near mint.
$100
78
1942 Parker Duofold Vacumatic Major in Red, Silver and Black Striped. GFT, including the wide, “Box Ellipse” cap band. Visualated barrel. Fine nib. Just a touch of imprint wear, otherwise near mint.
$175
79
1943 Parker Vacumatic Standard in Red Laminated. Canadian manufacture. GFT. Visualated barrel. Fine nib. Imprint wear (not all readable) but otherwise a double whammy: 1943 Vacumatics are very rare as they were made during the time the factory was heavily devoted to manufacturing war materials other than pens, and red Vacumatics are very rare by themselves.
$175
80
1943 Parker Vacumatic Standard in Red Laminated. Canadian manufacture. GFT. Visualated barrel. Medium/broad nib. Just a touch of imprint wear. See the pen above for information about 1943 Vacumatics.
$225
81
1945 Parker Vacumatic Major in Golden Laminated. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Fine nib. Near mint.
$125
82
1945 Parker Vacumatic Major in Golden Laminated. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Wet, medium/broad nib. Near mint.
$150
83
1945 Parker Vacumatic Major in Black Laminated. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Fine nib. Near mint.
$200
84
1945 Parker Twist-activated Pencil for above set.
Set
85
44/45 Parker Vacumatic Major in Black Laminated. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Medium nib. Just a touch of imprint wear, otherwise near mint. [Two available]
$100
86
1946 Parker Vacumatic Major in Golden Laminated. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Fine nib. New-old-stock. Mint with original cap labels.
$200
87
1946 Parker Vacumatic Major in Silver Laminated. CPT. Visualated Barrel. Medium/fine nib. Near mint.
$150
88
1946 Parker Vacumatic Major in Green Laminated. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Medium/fine nib. I’ll call this “user grade” only due to some surface scratches here and there on the barrel.
$125
89
1946 Parker Vacumatic Major in Green Laminated. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Medium/fine nib. A touch of cap band wear, otherwise near mint.
$150
90
1946 Parker Vacumatic Major in Blue Laminated. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Medium nib. New-old-stock. Mint with original cap label.
$225
91
1947 Parker Vacumatic Junior in Golden Laminated. GFT. Visualated barrel. Medium nib. I’ll call this “User Grade.” While the imprint is perfect, there are surface scratches on the cap and barrel noticeable under magnification.
$90
92
1947 Parker Vacumatic Junior in Blue Laminated (rare color). GFT. Visualated barrel. Medium nib. Near mint.
$150
93
1947 Parker Vacumatic Major Set in Golden Laminated. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Medium/fine nib. Near mint
$200
94
1947 Parker Twist-activated Pencil for above set.
Set
95
1948 Parker Vacumatic Major in Blue Laminated. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Medium nib. Wear to the right edge of the barrel imprint (not all readable), otherwise near mint.
$100
96
1949 Parker Vacumatic Major in Golden Laminated. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Medium/fine nib. Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock).
$175

A Page of Beautiful Black Hard Rubber Pens

97
1905 A.A. Waterman#201/M3 #3 Twist-fill Cone Cap in BCHR. GF clip and wide, repousse cap band. The A.A. Waterman Pen Company was founded about 1897 in New York City by Arthur A. Waterman who was no relation to L.E. Waterman. A.A. was pushed out of his company in 1905 when Frazier & Geyer successfully sued him and took over the company. About 1912, L.E. Waterman also sued the A.A. Waterman Company and forced them to put a disclaimer stating, “Not connected with the L.E. Waterman Co.” on all their pens, such as this one, and advertising. The A.A. Waterman Pen Company began to fade away about 1916 and was just a memory by the 1920s. Broad, triple-flexible, italic nib. New-old-stock. Mint.
$275
98
1918 Conklin #20 Crescent-fill “Dummy” in Black Chased Hard Rubber. A mock pen, used for window displays, so a sellable pen would not get ruined by the heat, sunlight, etc. The pen is either painted black or heavily coated in clear sealant, so it wouldn’t discolor from the elements while on display. The cap can go onto the top or bottom. The nib is signed “14K Gold Plate.” The lock ring doesn’t turn. The very bottom of the pen is configured as a “V,” perhaps to lock the pen in place so it can’t turn and ruin the display. A wonderful piece of ephemera!
$85
99
1905 Conklin S3 Crescent-fill in Black Chased Hard Rubber. GFT. Early, slip cap model. Fine, triple-flexible nib! Near mint..
$350
100
1910 Crocker #3 Blow-fill in Black Chased Hard Rubber. Screw cap. To fill, with the nib covered by ink in the bottle, the user puts the pen into his or her mouth and blows into the bottom of the barrel. The pneumatic pressure depresses the bladder. Release, and the bladder fills. Eventually Crocker provided a rubber bulb to fit over the barrel end to serve the same purpose. Crocker was founded in the late 1890’s by Seth Crocker who would later start the Chilton Pen Company. Their first filling mechanism was the “blow-filler,”followed by the hatchet-filler in 1913 “14K (in a wreath)” extra-fine, semi-flexible nib. Near mint.
$100
101
1930 De La Rue “The New Swift” LF in smooth Black Hard Rubber with Cardinal cap top and matching gripping section. NPT. UK manufacture. De La Rue was founded in 1821 in London, primarily as a printing company. They started manufacturing pens in the early 1900s, first plunger-fillers and then lever-fillers. “14Ct” nib (medium). Near mint+.
$200
102
1920 General Manuifacturing “Snapfill” #2 LF in Black Chased Hard Rubber. Unusual filling Mechanism. When you lift the lever from the barrel, a small hinged extension drops from the lever to the press bar. Pressing the lever then depresses the bar, filling the pen. When the press bar is fully depressed, the hinged extension automatically snaps back into the lever and a “click” is heard as the lever lowers back into place in the barrel. Shown “open” in the photo. GF chased cap band; NP clip. General Manufacturing, in Sioux City, Iowa, also made the Houston Fountain Pen. Medium/fine nib with a tad of flex. Near mint.
$150
103
1905 Lakeside #2 Thumb-fill in Black Chased Hard Rubber. GFT. The filler slot is cut out of the barrel. When in use, all you see is a solid brass tube. When the barrel is rotated 180 degrees, the thumb fill mechanism appears – press to fill. Wide band at cap top (“B” engraved at rear). Early, hard rubber, Lakeside, Banner and Remington pens were manufactured by Lapp & Flershem, Chicago, IL. They went out of business in 1922. “Warranted 14KK 3″ nib (broad, extra-flexible). Near mint.
$150
104
1905 Parker 42 ½ eyedropper-fill in Black Chased Hard Rubber with gold-filled “Chased” repousse cap top and 3/4″ “Floral & Chased” repousse cap band. Parker Lucky Curve #3 nib (broad). Has been filled (perhaps 100 or so years ago), otherwise near mint++.
$575
105
1915 Rexall #6 Sleeve-fill in Black Chased Hard Rubber. Imprint reads, “Rexall Self Filler – United Drug Co – US Patent 807500.” United Drug Stores, which sold products under the Rexall name, was founded in 1903 by pharmacist Louis Liggett. Other house pen brands were Belmont and Monogram. Very large, cone cap pen. The bottom half of the barrel slides down revealing the “thumb-fill” mechanism. Press to fill. “Warranted 14 Karat 6″ nib (medium, extra-flexible). Near mint+
$600
106
1906 John Holland #3 (VP) “Saddle-fill” in Black Hard Rubber. Rare and highly unusual model. Barrel threads screw into the bottom of the cap. The barrel bottom fits into an almost a ½” recess built into the top of the cap (like a candle fitting into a candle holder). To fill, lift the GF metal half ring (the “saddle”). The barrel is also the gripping section. The barrel threads are only 1/8″ long and a smaller diameter than the barrel. John Holland, Cincinnati, OH, made very high quality pens. George Parker sold Holland pens before starting his own pen company. Fine, flexible nib. Near mint+
$350

Vintage Pens - Alphabetical

107
1927 Anonymous #2 ring-top in Lavender. Fine fluted cap & barrel with Black ends. GFT. Cap screws on both ends. Extremely pretty! “Warranted 14K USA” nib (fine, triple-flexible). Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock).
$200
108
1920 Bogue Pen Cop. “Jewel” 0 size LF ring-top in smooth BHR with Ivory cap-top. GF ring. Buffalo, NY pen manufacturer. “Midget 14K” nib (broad). Near mint.
$50
109
1905 Conklin “10 Special” #1 size Crescent-fill in smooth Black Hard Rubber. The first #1 Conklin we have ever seen – very rare, and not documented in any early Conklin Catalog yet found! NPT. “Modern” NP accommodation clip. Extra-fine/flexible nib. Center of barrel imprint with a little wear (still fully readable), otherwise near mint.
$650
110
1934 Kaweco Dia PIF in Red Marble. GFT. Green visualated barrel window. 14C, fine, extra-flexible nib. Near mint.
$275
111
1940 Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen – Pencil PIF set in 6-sided Guilloche BHR. GF inset cap logo. Medium nib. Near mint+ in original leather case.
$200
112
1940 Kaweco Twist-activated Pencil for above set.
Set
113
1927 Leboeuf #4 (Model 55) LF in Coco Bolo with Black ends. GFT. Medium/fine, semi-flexible nib. Near mint.
$350
114
1927 Leboeuf #3 (Model 55) LF in Coco Bolo with Black ends. GFT. Fine nib. Brassing to the clip ball and top of the clip, otherwise near mint.
$350
115
1927 Leboeuf #8 (Model 75) LF in Black with Ivory ends. GFT. Medium nib. Near mint.
$800
116
1930 Leboeuf #8 Full Sleeve-fill in Bronze & White Veined with Black ends. Highly translucent cap & barrel. GFT. Medium/fine nib. The entire barrel slides down, revealing a fluted silver metal tube with a thumb-fill mechanism. Near mint.
$1200
117
1930 Leboeuf #3 Pilgrim (LeBoeuf sub-brand) Full Sleeve-fill in Green Marble. GFT, including the fluted, upturned clip. Medium/fine nib. The entire barrel slides down, revealing a smooth silver metal tube with a thumb-fill mechanism. Correct #3 Warranted nib. Near mint.
$200
118
1925 Koska #2 BF in Gold Filled. Fully narrow chased rings except for 9 wider rings in center of both the cap and barrel. Medium nib. With cap removed, Parker 51 look-a-like, which is not surprising as Koska made pens for Parker during the 1930s and 40s [and for Waterman (1920s), Columbus and Ercolessi (1930s & 1940s)]. Near mint.
$300
119
1928 De La Rue “Onoto Minor” 1202/88 Plunger-fill in Black Web. Translucent barrel; black ends. GFT. Medium/fine, flexible nib. Near mint.
$200
120
1938 De La Rue “Onoto – The Pen” 6235/68 Plunger-fill in Amber translucent with silver web threads and black blind ends. GFT. Medium, semi-flexible nib. Near mint.
$300
121
1920 Mabie Todd $2 LF in Triple Silver-plate. Alternating plain, pinstripe (with formed waves in center) and wave chased panels. Metal covered section. Extra-fine overfeed nib. Near mint. Will polish on request.
$300
122
1936 Omas Extra Round Medium LF in Saft Green (Olive Green Marble). Rare color. GFT, including the middle “Greek Key” cap band. Fine, triple-flexible nib. User Grade (but, oh what a nib!): a touch of high point brassing at the top of the clip; hairline crack in barrel threads (otherwise near mint).
$600
123
1930 Omega #2 size BF in Streamlined Golden Pearl with Red & Yellow Crosshatch pinstriping (unique and beautiful) Barrel imprinted “Omega A.V.M.” “A.V.M’ stands for “Alfredo Verga (founder of the company) Madrid (location of the company.” “Omega ORD 14K” nib (medium/broad). A lesser known company which made excellent pens. Near mint+
$250
124
1965 Pilot Button-activated cartridge/converter-fill in Satin Aluminum and Black Plastic. The entire black portion at the bottom is the “button.” Chrome clip. Fine nib (nib date code: “1/66). New-old-stock. Mint. Converter included.
$200
125
1925 Postal Large Flat-top Reservoir Bulb-Fill in Black & Bronze. GFT. Fully transparent barrel. “POSTAL PEN 14K” fine nib. Near mint.
$300
126
1920 Weidlich #2 Vest Pocket (or Purse) LF in Black & Bronze. GFT. Cincinnati, Ohio manufacturer. Fine nib. Near mint.
$75
127
1928 Williamson #4 size Stylographic LF in Black. GFT. Founded in Janesville Wisconsin (also home of The Parker Pen Co.) by George Williamson, a manufacturer of high quality pens from around 1900 until the depression. Barrel imprint,”Williamson’s Pens Made in U.S.A.” The pen writes “fine.” Near mint+
$100

Three Pages of Vintage Montblanc Pens

128
1915 Montblanc Traveling Ink Bottle in BHR. Quite rare! The Montblanc imprint is a little worn, but is fully readable. These came in many shapes and sizes – all are rare!
$200
129
1920 Montblanc 314 Safety eyedropper-fill in smooth BHR. Clipless and bandless. Very rare nib, imprinted “314 SIMPLO 6 14K.” The “314″ nib was made for making carbon copies. Extremely collectible. New-old-stock. Mint. Restored.
$2500
130
1924 Montblanc Pencil in Red Mottled Hard Rubber (very rare). Twist-activated. One of the earliest Montblanc pencil. NPT. At cap top, white casein band below five rings lathed into the rubber and topped with a rounded white casein. While aging, casein absorbs moisture, as it has on this pencil, which causes surface crazing. Montblanc pens with similar and identical cap top designs are shown in Collectible Stars I, Wallrafen & Rosler, p. 40 & 73.
$350
131
1934 Montblanc 283 Pix Repeater Pencil in Black Hard Rubber. Rare, early pencil, using 1.47 mm lead. Minor wear and brassing to the band. Minor scratches in the nozzle visible under magnification. Excellent+ Very, very rare!
$300
132
1935 Montblanc 234 1/2L “Luxury” PIF in Black. Rare model with one cap band and the Meisterstuck “hourglass” clip. GFT. Visualated barrel. Medium/fine, flexible nib. Near mint+
$500
133
1936 Montblanc 234½PL PIF in Platinum (perhaps Montblanc’s most beautiful celluloid). GFT. Visualated barrel. Double-broad, right oblique nib (shaped like left foot). New-old-stock. Mint.
$1650
134
1936 Montblanc 2 Pix Repeater Pencil in Black Hard Rubber. GFT. The rarest of the short and thick version of Montblanc’s “L” (luxury) pencils of the 1930s. Cap-top and ring are engraved similar to the Voltaire LE pen. Just a tad of imprint wear (fully readable) and oxidation, otherwise near mint.
$375
135
1937 Montblanc 134 Meisterstuck PIF in Black. Long visualated window. GFT. Two-tone, medium, flexible nib. Near mint+
$1200
136
1937 Montblanc 136 Meisterstuck PIF in Black Long visualated window. GFT. Two-tone, medium alloy (gold, iridium, ruthenium) nib. Near mint.
$1250
137
1939 Montblanc 6 Size BF in BHR. “Mont //\\BLANC” on barrel; Made in France for Montblanc by the C.J. Roseau Company. GFT. Original GP alloy nib (medium), reads: “C.J.R. IRIDIUM FRANCE 16.” Quite rare! Near mint.
$300
138
1946 Montblanc 246 PIF in Green Marble (rare). GFT. Visualated barrel. Medium, extra-flexible nib. Near mint.
$625
139
1941 Montblanc 224 PL Push-knob-fill in Platinum (perhaps Montblanc’s most beautiful celluloid). Medium/broad, wartime alloy nib (the alloy is gold, iridium, ruthenium). Many folks feel that Montblanc’s alloy nibs write better and smoother than their gold nibs. Near mint.
$1500
140
1950 Montblanc 242 BF in Grey Striated. GFT. Fine nib. Near mint.
$1000
141
1954 Montblanc 342 PIF in Black. GFT. Visualated Barrel. Medium/fine nib. New-old-stock. Mint in original box with instructions. Photo of pen with packaging.
$300
142
1950 Montblanc 242 PIF in Black. GFT. Visualated barrel. Fine, flexible nib. Near mint.
$350
143
1955 Montblanc 12 PIF in Black. GFT. Visualated barrel. Semi-hooded, fine nib. Near mint+
$200
144
1955 Montblanc 14 PIF in Black. GFT. Visualated barrel. Near mint+. Semi-hooded nib. Two available; (1) medium/broad nib; (1) medium/fine nib
$225
145
1955 Montblanc 74 PIF in Black with gold-filled cap in Pinstripe Panels pattern. Visualated barrel. Semi-hooded, double-broad nib. New-old-stock. Mint.
$350
146
1955 Montblanc 144 PIF in Green Striped. GFT. Visualated barrel. Broad, semi-flexible nib. Some minor barrel ambering, otherwise near mint.
$1400
147
1955 Montblanc 142 PIF in Green Striped. GFT. Fine, flexible nib. Visualated barrel. Near mint+
$1000
148
1955 Montblanc 214 BF in Coral Red. GFT. Medium, flexible nib. A tad of cap edge brassing at the back of the cap and a surface scranch here and there, otherwise near mint.
$450
149
1955 Montblanc 216 BF in Coral Red. GFT. Fine nib. A bit of edge brassing to the cap band and to the lower rear edge of the clip washer, otherwise near mint.
$350
150
1955 Montblanc 202 BF in Coral Red (rare). GFT. Medium nib. Near mint.
$400
151
1955 Montblanc 216 BF in Black. GFT. Extra-smooth, fine, flexible nib. Near mint+
$500
152
1956 Montblanc 252 PIF in Black. GFT. Visualated barrel. Fine “Wing” nib. Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock).
$225
153
1958 Montblanc 344 PIF in Grey (rare color). GFT. Visualated barrel. Fine, semi-flexible nib. Near mint+
$400
154
1958 Montblanc 344 PIF in Green (rare color). GFT. Visualated barrel. Medium nib. New-old-stock. Mint
$500
155
1975 Montblanc Carrera Piston-fill (very rare) in Yellow with Black cap. Chrome trim. Visualated barrel. Semi-hooded medium nib (alloy). New-old-stock. Mint.
$225
156
1975 Montblanc Carrera cartridge/converter-fill in Yellow with Black cap. Chrome trim. Semi-hooded medium nib (alloy). New-old-stock. Mint with original barrel and clip labels.
$140
157
1975 Montblanc Carrera 4-Color Ball Pen in Yellow with Black cap. Button-activated. Chrome trim. New-old-stock. Mint. [Two available] One sold
$150

Two Pages of Vintage Parker Pens

158
1917 Parker 16 BF ring-top in 14K Solid Gold overlay on BHR. Beautiful fine pinstriping book-ended on top and bottom by rings of scroll work. Repousse Floral and Vine ring at cap top (cap-top GF). Medium, extra-flexible nib. Very minor surface scratches here and there, otherwise near mint.
$750
159
1920 Parker 20 ½ Jack Knife Safety BF in Black Chased Hard Rubber. GFT. Medium, semi-flexible nib. Near mint with beautiful, crisp chasing.
$125
160
1922 Parker Lady Duofold BF ring-top in Cardinal Hard Rubber. GFT, including the wide cap band. Medium/fine nib. Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock).
$125
161
1926 Parker Duofold Sr “Big Red” BF in Cardinal. GFT with “raised” cap band. Fine, semi-flexible nib (rare). Near mint.
$400
162
1926 Parker Duofold Sr “Big Red” BF in Cardinal. Canadian manufacture. GFT with “raised” cap band. Medium/fine, semi-flexible nib (rare). Near mint.
$400
163
1926 Parker Duofold Sr “Big Red” BF in Black Hard Rubber. GFT with “raised” cap band. Rare, medium, right-oblique nib (shaped like left foot). New-old-stock. Mint. An outstanding example!
$500
164
1927 Parker Duofold Jr. BF in Lapis (very excellent color). GFT. Canadian manufacture). Fine, semi-flexible nib (rare). Near mint.
$300
165
1929 Parker True Blue BF in Ivory with Blue Veins. GFT. Broad/double broad, italic flexible nib! New-old-stock. Mint with OUTSTANDING COLOR!
$400
166
1929 Parker Duofold Sr. BF in Black. GFT. UK manufacture. Odd nib imprint, “Parker Duofold 14K Pen N.” Very rare, medium, extra-flexible nib! Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock).
$475
167
1929 Duofold Sr. In Lapis Blue. Canadian manufacture. Very rare to find in such outstanding mint color! GFT. Unusual nib imprint, “Parker Duofold Pen Canada 18 CT [Heart] W.H.S & S.” “W.H.S. & S. Stands for W.H. Smith & Sons, a famous British retailer founded in 1792. So it appears the pens were made in Canada for export to the UK. Fine, flexible (rare) nib. A tad of wear to the very center of the barrel imprint, otherwise near mint.
$575
168
1930 Parker Duofold Sr. BF in Burgundy (Red Marble). GFT. Rare model, made for the French imprinted, “Parker Duofold Fabrique aux Etats Unis.” Correct 18C Canadian Duofold nib, installed in Canada so the pen could be shipped without the duties charged to imports from the USA. Medium/fine, right-oblique, italic nib (shaped like left foot). Near mint. Matching pencil below at $100 additional.
$750
169
1930 Parker Duofold Sr. Twist-activated Pencil in Burgundy (Red Marble). Matches pen above. Buy with pen above at $100.
$150
170
1930 Parker Duofold Jr. BF in Burgundy (Red Marble). UK Manufacture. GFT. Medium nib. Near mint.
$200
171
1927 Parker Duofold Jr. BF in Mandarin Yellow. Comb feed with fine nib. Slight color shift on barrel just below the gripping section, where it is covered by the cap, otherwise near mint.
$350
172
1932 Parker Duofold Vest Pocket BF Set in Black & Pearl Moderne. Set has both rings and clips! GFT. Medium nib. Extremely light barrel ambering
$450
173
1932 Parker Twist-activated Pencil for above set.
Set
174
1965 Parker 61 Presidential Ball Pen in Pink 9K Solid Gold. “Barley” pattern. Made in England. New-old-stock. Mint.
$400
175
1970 Parker 75 Titanium cartridge/converter-fill Set in Titanium. GFT. The T-1, with it’s integrated titanium gripping section and nib, was a short lived model, as Parker discovered that it cost them more to make than their selling price. They eventually used up the titanium caps and barrels for the Parker 75, which didn’t require the complicated titanium integrated gripping section/nib. Fine nib. New-old-stock. Mint in original box with original “Parker Titanium” brochure. Converter included. Photo of set with packaging.
$1100
176
1970 Parker Ball Pen – Gel Pen in Titanium. Originally a “Soft-Tip,” but Parker produced a conversion kit (which is included) so these can be used with standard Parker ball pen and gel refills. Refill included.
Set
177
1974 Parker 75 cartridge/converter-fill in 14K Solid Gold in the “Insignia” (small squares) pattern. Signed both “Parker” and “Tiffany” (made by Parker for sale by Tiffany Jewelers). Broad nib. New-old-stock. Mint. Converter included.
$1500

Two Pages of Vintage Pelikan Pens

178
1935 Pelikan 101N PIF in Tortoise with matching inner cap and plastic turning knob assembly. Green celluloid barrel window. GFT. Broad, flexible, italic nib. Barrel binde color a shade lighter than the cap, otherwise near mint.
$900
179
1937 Pelikan 205 Pencil in Black. Very rare, short, clipless repeater pencil. Uses 1.16mm (.046″) lead. GFT. The first I have had! New-old-stock. Mint.
$225
180
1937 Pelikan 100 PIF in Grey Marble. GFT. Green celluloid visualated barrel. Knurled turning knob. Medium, extra-flexible nib. Near mint.
$800
181
1937 Pelikan 100N PIF in Black. Rare model from Pelikan’s Italian plant, with the black binde integrated into the acrylic barrel rather than applied over the barrel. GFT. Visualated barrel. Fine, extra-flexible nib. Near mint.
$600
182
1938 Pelikan 100N in Black. To save gold for the war effort, the fluted cap band and clip are pure brass, not gold-filled or plated. Amber celluloid barrel window. Medium, semi-flexible nib. Near mint.
$325
183
1939 Pelikan Rappen Bulb-filler in Black. Rare model. GFT. Fully visualated green Acrylic barrel. “Rappen 585 14 Karat” nib (medium). “Rap [Horse} Pen” logo on cap. Near mint+
$250
184
1939 Pelikan 201 Repeater pencil in Tortoise with Red Plastic lower and upper barrel and activator button. Rarer than the red hard rubber model. Uses 1.16mm (.046″) lead. GFT. Near mint+
$275
185
1939 Pelikan Rappen Bulb-filler in Black. Rare model. GFT. Fully visualated Celluloid barrel. “Rappen 14 Karat” nib (extra-fine). Some cap band & clip washer brassing and a surface mar or two, otherwise near mint.
$175
186
1950 Pelikan 101N PIF in Tortoise with matching cap and red inner cap. Rare model with LONG cap tube and SHORT inner cap! I’m told this model was introduced to thwart pickpocketing of the pens. GFT. Green, acrylic barrel. Broad/double-broad nib. Near mint.
$2000
187
1950 Pelikan 400 PIF in Brown Striped with Brown cap. GFT. Visualated barrel. Stub nib. Near mint+.
$275
188
1950 Pelikan 400 PIF in Black. GFT. Visualated barrel. Medium nib. New-old-stock. Mint.
$250
189
1950 Pelikan 400 PIF in Grey Striped (rare) with Black cap. GFT. Visualated barrel. Broad, flexible nib. Nib marked “M,” but writes more like “broad” to me.
$425
190
1950 Pelikan 400 PIF in Green Striped with Black cap. GFT. Visualated barrel. Double-Broad, oblique nib (shaped like left foot). Turning knob factory imprinted “OBB.” Near mint.
$200
191
1953 Pelikan 100N PIF in Grey Pearl. GFT. Green acrylic barrel window. Fine, semi-flexible nib. Near mint.
$600
192
1953 Pelikan 100N in Green Pearl. GFT. Green acrylic barrel window. Near mint. Four available: (2) Fine, flexible nib: (1) Broad; (1) Double-broad – both sold
$350
193
1954 Pelikan 300 PIF in Green Striped with Black cap. GFT. Green, visualated barrel. The “300″ is rare, made only for the Swiss market! Marked “300″ on both the cap and the barrel. Nib marked “F” but writes more medium to me. Near mint.
$450
194
1955 Pelikan 400N PIF in Brown Striped and Brown cap. The rarest of the 400 models (400; 400N; 400NN), made only for one year. GFT. Visualated barrel. Fine, semi-flexible nib. Near mint.
$450
195
1955 Pelikan 400N PIF in Green Striped and Black cap. The rarest of the 400 models (400; 400N; 400NN), made only for one year. GFT. Visualated barrel. Fine, italic nib. Cap edge brassing, I’ll call this user grade: while the barrel is perfect, the cap lip has bottom edge brassing and the clip has high point brassing.
$325
196
1956 Pelikan 400NN PIF in Brown Striped with Brown cap. GFT. Visualated barrel. Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock). “KM” semi-flexible nib. “KM” translates to “Kugel Medium.” The kugel nib has “Soennecken Wahl Eversharp ball” shaped iridium, made so it is comfortable to write with for both a left and a right handed writer.
$275
197
1956 Parker 400NN PIF in Brown Striped with Brown cap. GFT. Visualated barrel. Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock). Extra-smooth, fine nib. New-old-stock, Mint with most of the original barrel label. Label and nib marked “EF,” but writes more “fine” to me.
$325
198
1956 Parker 400NN PIF in Green Striped with Black cap. GFT. Visualated barrel. Extra-smooth, double-broad, italic nib. Near mint.
$250
199
1956 Parker 400NN PIF in Black. GFT. Visualated barrel. Fine, semi-flexible nib. New-old-stock. Mint.
$225

A Page of Vintage Sheaffer Pens

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1925 Sheaffer 3-25 Flat-top LF in Cardinal (rare color). GFT. Fine nib. A minor surface scratch here & there, otherwise near mint+.
$125
201
1933 Sheaffer 3-25 Balance LF in Black. GFT. Fine nib. Near mint+
$125
202
1937 Lifetime Balance Large 1000 Vacuum-fill in Golden Striped. Fully visualated barrel. GFT. Two-toned, extra-Sheaffer fine nib. Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock).
$350
203
1937 Sheaffer Lifetime Balance Standard Vacuum-fill set in Green Striped. Fully visualated barrel. GFT. Two-toned, extra-smooth, medium nib. Near mint.
$200
204
1937 Sheaffer Twist-activated Pencil for above set.
Set
205
1940 Sheaffer Lifetime Flat-Top Large in Black & Pearl. GFT. Later model with seamed celluloid. Extra-smooth, fine nib. New-old-stock. Mint.
$450
206
1940 Sheaffer Lifetime Balance Large in Black & Pearl. GFT. Later model with seamed celluloid. Fine nib. The cap perhaps a tinge darker than the barrel, otherwise new-old-stock. Mint.
$325
206A
1940 Sheaffer Lifetime Balance Pencil in Black & Pearl. Twist-activated. GFT. Near mint. Matches pen above. Buy with pen above at $375.
$75
207
1950 Sheaffer Ball Pen Demonstrator in Clear Acrylic. GFT. “Clip” operated: depress the bottom to propel refill, press at the white star to repel refill. New-old-stock. Mint. Refill included.
$125
208
1959 Sheaffer PFM V Snorkel Touchdown-fill in Burgundy with gold-filled cap. Inlaid, extra-fine nib. New-old-stock, mint with original chalk marks, “PFM V.” Also with a very unusual barrel label which reads, “PFM V Pen R30.00.” Made for the Indian market, originally selling for 30 Rupees, equivalent in 1959 to US$30.
$450
209
1959 Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown Masterpiece Touchdown-fill in 18K Solid Gold “Barley” pattern. Inlaid, double-broad “Ball” nib (made for lefties, but perfect for right handed writers as well). Near mint.
$1000
210
1963 Sheaffer Lifetime 2000 cartridge/converter-fill in Black. 14K Gold wide cap band and inlaid nib (fine). GF clip. Introduced to mark Sheaffer’s 50th anniversary, originally sold for $20. New-old-stock. Mint. Converter included.
$100

A Page of Vintage Soennecken Pens

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1933 Soennecken 304 BF in Ivory & Black Veins. GFT. Very rare model. Medium nib. Minor barrel ambering, otherwise near mint.
$250
212
1933 Soennecken Rheingold No. 1913 BF in Green Pearl Marble. The white filler button is protected by a BHR sleeve which is turned to repel and reveal the button. When finished filling, turn again to propel the sleeve, so the button cannot be accidentally pressed. GFT. A top-of-the-line Soennecken model. Cap top with the famous Soennecken “Sunburst” logo. Amber visualated barrel window. Fine, flexible nib. Near mint.
$1200
213
1933 Soennecken Rheingold No. 912 BF in smooth Black Hard Rubber. Black filler button (see above for how the filler mechanism works). GFT. A top-of-the-line Soennecken model. Cap top with the famous Soennecken “Sunburst” logo. Fine, flexible nib. Near mint.
$750
214
1933 Soennecken Rheingold No. 616 BF. GFT. Yellow visualated barrel window. White filler button (see above for how the filler mechanism works). Fine, semi-flexible nib. Near mint.
$900
215
1947 Soennecken 444 Superior in Blue (very rare – almost every one found has been black!). GFT. Visualated barrel window. Gold plate, medium/broad, flexible nib. New-old-stock. Near mint in original box.
$250
216
1947 Soennecken 120 PIF in Ivory Pearl with Black Veins (very rare color). GFT. Visualated barrel window. Very large, wartime alloy, double-broad, oblique nib. New-old-stock. Mint in original box.
$1250
217
1950 Soennecken S4 PIF in Black Hard Rubber. GPT. Visualated barrel window. 14K, medium nib.
$175
218
1950 Soennecken 414 PIF in Black. GFT. Amber visualated barrel window. Medium, flexible nib. Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock).
$550
219
1952 Soennecken 222 Superior in Black. GFT. Amber visualated barrel window with dots. Medium, semi-flexible nib. Has the famous “click-fill” filling mechanism. Near mint.
$425
220
1952 Soennecken 222 Extra PIF in Black. GFT. Amber visualated barrel window with dots. Medium/fine, flexible nib. Has the famous “click-fill” filling mechanism. Near mint+
$450
221
1955 Soennecken 307 PIF in Black. GPT. Clear visualated barrel window. Fine, triple-flexible nib. Near mint.
$250

Two Pages of Vintage Waterman Pens

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1905 Waterman 12 eyedropper-fill Chatelaine ring-top in Black Hard Rubber. Very rare, early and short lived model with a long barrel, designed to be comfortable to hold while the cap is still hanging from the watch chain or chatelaine. This is Waterman’s first screw cap pen, introduced in 1908 preceding the 1913 introduction of their “POC” line with it’s cap threads (soon renamed to the 7xx model series). Compared with the POC, the Chatelaine series had extremely thin barrel threads, an extra-long gripping section, and no inner-cap. GFT, including the wide repousse barrel and cap-top bands. Fine, extra-flexible nib. Near mint.
$350
223
1910 Waterman 24 Taper Cap eyedropper-fill in Black Hard Rubber, the barrel chased. 14K Solid Gold repousse bands on the barrel (very rare) and “24″ on the barrel bottom. Correct “No. 4″ nib (medium/fine, flexible). New-old-stock. Mint.
$350
224
1915 Waterman 552 ½ LF in solid 14K Gold in the “Hand Engraved Vine” pattern. Indicia engraved, “George A. Zabriskie.” Zabriskie (1868-1954) was famous for being a collector of paintings. His family emigrated to the USA in 1662. Zabriskie worked for Pillsbury Flour Mills, was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and served as President of the New York Historical Society. Near mint in box with original papers, including the 12/2/27 sales slip from Waterman, 181 Broadway, NYC, for $29.12 (a wonderful piece of ephemera – see it in the photo)! Fine nib. A very interesting oddity about the pen is the factory clip which does not use the typical ball at the open end of the clip! Photo of pen with packaging.
$1000
225
1920 Waterman 55 LF in Cardinal (very rare). GFT. Medium/fine, flexible nib. Touches of high point brassing, otherwise near mint. An outstanding example!
$600
226
1925 Waterman 52 LF in Red Ripple. Rare model with Nickle-plate trim rather than GF trim. Very interesting is that there are three Waterman imprints, two on the barrel and one on the cap – the three line cap imprint being very rare! Extra-fine nib. A touch of trim wear, otherwise near mint.
$275
227
1925 Waterman 55 LF in Red Ripple. GFT. Fine, triple-flexible nib. New-old-stock. Mint.
$750
228
1925 Waterman 54 LF in Red Ripple. GFT. Extra-fine, extra-flexible nib. Near mint+.
$275
229
1925 Waterman 55 LF in smooth Black Hard Rubber. NPT. Double-tined MUSIC nib! USA made pen with Waterman Canada nib. Lots of barrel imprint wear (not all readable), but it’s really the nib you are buying!
$475
230
1931 Waterman 92V LF in Green & Bronze. Canadian manufacture. GFT. Medium, semi-flexible nib. Near mint.
$150
231
1929 Waterman Lady Patricia LF in Moss Agate. GFT. Fine, extra-flexible nib. A touch of brassing to the tip of the lever, otherwise near mint.
$250
232
1930 Waterman Patrician LF set in Moss Agate. Strikingly beautiful! Waterman switched from hard rubber to celluloid later than most other manufacturers, but when they did it was with the Patrician! The timing was bad because of the depression, but oh what a pen! GFT. Medium/fine nib. Near mint.
$1850
233
1930 Waterman Twist-activated Pencil for above set.
Set
234
1930 Waterman JIF Stockbroker’s Pencil in Black Hard Rubber. Waterman broker’s pencils are particularly rare! Twist-activated. The turning knob is at the top, and is in blue, depicting blue lead (blue lead included). These were made in several colors different color turning knobs for different color leads. Made as an expression of power, with exceptionally large leads. Stock trading orders were on small pieces of paper (before everything was computerized) and the broker on the floor would use the pencil to mark the order as processed, so there was no confusion whether or not it had been executed. Near mint.
$300
235
1931 Waterman 92 LF in Red & Bronze – a rare and beautiful color. GFT. Medium/fine nib. New-old-stock. Mint. See pencil below.
$300
236
1931 Waterman 92 twist-activated Pencil in Red & Bronze. GFT. Matches pen above, but clip has engraved initials “R.L.D.” New-old-stock. Mint. Buy with pen above for $15.
$50
237
1940 Waterman 100 Year Standard LF in Blue. Second year model. GFT. Fine, semi-flexible nib. A touch of brassing here and there, otherwise near mint.
$550
238
1940 Waterman 100 Year Standard LF in Red. Second year model. GFT. Fine nib. A bit of barrel band brassing and distress, otherwise near mint.
$600
239
1941 Waterman 100 Year Standard Set LF in Blue. Third year model. GFT. Fine, semi-flexible nib. Near mint+
$650
240
1941 Waterman Twist-activated pencil for above set.
Set
241
1941 Waterman Lady 100 Year LF in Green. Third year model. Extra-fine nib. Near mint.
$375
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