Extraordinary Pens – Waterman Rose Ripple

This 1928 Waterman 994 is a lever-filler Rose Ripple. One of the rarest and most beautiful of colors! Few were made because the country was entering the depression and few high end pens were selling, the rubber turned out to be very fragile so few survived, and the same year Waterman very shortly afterwards introduced their first plastic pen, the Patrician, which was very successful. Gold-filled trim. Fine, flexible nib. Item #14 in Catalog #80

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Extraordinary Pens – Parker 51 Princess Demi

This is a 1950 Parker 51 Princess Demi Aerometric-fill in smooth gold-filled. The cap top and barrel bottom each have a large white glass crystal, and the cap is surrounded by 12 diamond shaped red glass crystals. So very rare! According to Zazove & Shepherd in their Parker 51 book (2004, p. 71), “The rarest Demi in existence…was designed by Don Doman and introduced in the mid west USA. Only a limited number were made and it never …

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Extraordinary Pens – Conklin Hand Engraved Vine

This 1920s Conklin is a #3 Crescent-fill in gold-filled “Hand Engraved Vine.” Conklin is known to have created some of the finest and most beautiful overlays, and this one is no exception! The lock ring is gold-filled to complete the look. This is a Clipless model fitted with a fine, semi-flexible nib. Indicia beautifully engraved, “C.H.Ludde.’ Near mint! Item #1 in Catalog #80.

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Parker T-1 Three Piece Set in Titanium

Take a look at this 1970 three piece set by Parker. This is the Parker T-1 cartridge/converter-filling set in Titanium. The trim is gold filled. This was a short lived model, as Parker discovered that it cost them more to make than their selling price of the pen! They eventually used up the caps and barrels for the Parker 75, which didn’t require the complicated titanium integrated gripping section and nib unit. This set includes the …

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Parker Duofold International Rollerball & Pencil Set

This 1991 Parker Duofold International Roller Ball andPencil set in Green Marble. The Green Marble is a rare color, first provided for sale exclusively for Duofolds to be sold by American Express. The trim is gold plated. New-old-stock. Mint in original box with outer box and papers. Refill included. Items #106 and #107 in Catalog #77.

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Clip Art Will Trade Pen For Food Ballpoint Pen

This 1995 Clip Art “Will Trade Pen For Food” is a twist-activated ball pen. Take a look – that’s what’s on the clip which sticks out of your pocket! The barrel is adorned with subdued color shopping carts. “Clip Art” pens were short lived and are rare today. Uses Parker refills (included), so you can continue to use it should you wish. What could be more perfect for the pen collector as an extra gift or …

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Extraordinary Pens – Pelikan 112 from 1933

This 1933 Pelikan 112 Piston-filler in 14K has a pinstriped and wavy line panels design. The barrel is visualated in amber celluloid. This is one of the rarest of the early Pelikans! The cap is adorned with applied 14K fancy repousse “KK” initials. How did I come into possession of this pen? I acquired the pen out of Poland and was told of a very interesting provenance. The pen was used by Baron Leopold Kronenberg, member …

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Montblanc Model 52 Pencil

A 1929 Model 42 Double-ended, 8-sided Pencil from Montblanc! The pencil mechanisms are twist activated. One end is blue, the other red. Very rare!! Both sides have the MONT//\\BLANC factory imprint. Knurled center joint. Near mint. Item 51 in Catalog #79

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General Manufacturing Co. Snapfill #2 Lever Filler

The 1920 General Manufacturing Co. Snapfill #2 Lever Filler in black chased hard rubber is an 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 then automatically snaps back into the lever and a “click” is heard as the lever lowers back …

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Parker Vacuum Filler Junior Opaque Black

Here is a 1932 Vacuum Filler Junior (the mid size model) in opaque Black (solid black – not laminated). Parker was issued a design patent for the laminated plastic (which at first Dupont doubted they could manufacture). Introduced as the “Golden Arrow” in mid-1932, the name was changed to “Vacuum Filler” in November that same year, and again changed in mid-1933 to “Vacumatic.” Parker attributes the Vacumatic as saving the company during the lean Depression years. …

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