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Catalog #70 (March 2014)
Catalog #69 (December 2013)
Catalog #68 (September 2013)
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Spectacular Vintage Pens #70 (March 2014)

Moore 1900 No. 2 Safety eyedropper-fill pen in Gold-filled repousse in"Chased" pattern on Black Hard Rubber. Even the "sliding" portion of the barrel is metal covered. Early "short" cap model. Correct "American Fountain Pen" nib. Hugely rare and gorgeous! 1896 patent date. Indicia engraved "Charles R. Hotaling Albany NY." Charles was the Sergeant-at-Arms of the New York State Senate Assembly in Albany, NY. I found records of his work there as early as 1905 and as late as his 1931 re-appointment. In 1911 he was involved in a US Senate investigation of corrupt Albany politics. Fine, flexible nib. One small dent in the crown, and just a tad of distress to the posting knob on the bottom, otherwise near mint.
Waterman 1900 402 eyedropper-fill straight-holder in Sterling Silver "Chased" (snail) pattern. Indicia engraved in Old English Script: "MM." Crisp and beautiful! Fine, flexible nib. Near mint.
Anonymous 1900 #2 eyedropper-fill straight-holder in Black Hard Rubber with Sterling Silver repousse "Chased Filigree" overlay. Unsigned pen with English hallmarks. "Warranted" nib (medium). Near mint.
Anonymous 1905 #2 eyedropper-fill Taper-cap in Black Hard Rubber. The barrel covered with alternating abalone and pearl overlay. GFT. Unsigned 14K nib with early crescent vent hole (fine, extra-flex) Near mint..
Montblanc 1940 136 PIF in Black. Rare long window version with vertical lines in excellent condition. GFT. Two-toned, fine nib. Near mint+
Waterman 1917 416 PSF Lever-fill eyedropper-fill in Black Hard Rubber with a Sterling Silver "Filigree" overlay. Incredibly rare. "PSF" stands for "personal self filler." Medium/broad, italic, flexible nib. Near mint condition with crisp imprints and no oxidation.
Parker 1916 Model 33 Jack Knife Safety eyedropper-fill in Black Hard Rubber with gold-filled "Chased Filigree" barrel overlay and cap crown. Crisp cap imprint; some wear to the "33" imprint on the bottom of the barrel. Fine, extra-flexible nib. Near mint.
Sheaffer 1917 #2 LF in Sterling Silver "Night & Day" over Black Hard Rubber. Very rare in gold-filled – extremely rare in sterling silver! The hard rubber is oxidized except where protected by the cap, otherwise near mint. The silver has it's 100 year old patina.
Aurora 1929 Duplex Medium LF in Lapis (Aurora called it "Marbled Blue"). The first Aurora celluloid pen. Made in two sizes: large with a #5 nib and medium with a # 2 ½ nib. An incredibly rare pen - with a bonus: a fine triple-flexible nib! Perhaps a shade of darkening here and there, otherwise near mint+.
Parker 1930 "Zaner Bloser" Lucky Curve [really a modified Duofold Special] BF in Lapis. Zaner Bloser, the publishing and penmanship company, ordered these pens with a special "hour-glass" shape and extra-long gripping section, designed for more comfortable use. They also ran handwriting contests and awarded these pens as prizes. GFT. Medium nib. The center of the barrel with ambering, otherwise near mint. Correct Parker clip (a tad of clip ball brassing) and nib.


Extraordinary Vintage Pens - Catalog #69 (December 2013)

Waterman 1910 42 "Continental Safety" eyedropper-fill in 18 K.R. (Rolled gold-gold-filled. Fantastic high relief overlay with bands of delicate filigree bordering bands of dancing and frolicking cherubs encircling both the cap and barrel. Figural overlays such as this are very rare! Bottom of barrel factory imprinted with both the normal Waterman logo, along with a very unusual emblem, reading "L.E.W. Co Marca di Controllo (Italian for "control mark"). Fine nib. New-old-stock. Mint in original box. Unrestored. Close-up photo with packaging.
Waterman 1910 442 ½ Safety eyedropper-fill in Sterling Silver in "Line & Dot" pattern (rare). Even rarer is the signed form fitted box which includes the "Traveler's Ink" and eyedropper! Broad, flexible, italic nib. Pen is mint. Box is a little threadbare. Close-up photo with packaging.
Waterman 1910 48 Safety eyedropper-fill in smooth Black Hard Rubber. GFT. Rare model – most are found chased and without the wide, repousse cap band. The factory Waterman imprint on the cap, since the barrel band would obscure a barrel imprint. Fine, flexible nib. Some red wax still in one vent hole and in the bottom barrel model number imprint. Near mint+ (could be new-old-stock!)
Waterman 1915 "Tree Trunk" LF in Sterling Silver (barrel) and German silver cap (don't let this bother you, they all are like this – it's the original factory configuration). One of the rarest and most unusual of the Waterman overlays! Came in both eyedropper-fill and lever-fill. Never found in any Waterman Catalog (perhaps only by special order) and less than a dozen examples are known to exist. Medium/fine nib, with slight flex. A few light dings to the cap dome, otherwise near mint.
Montblanc 1920 1 Safety eyedropper-fill in rolled-gold (gold-filled) "hand hammered" floral repousse on black hard rubber. Signed "Mont-Blanc 18 K.R." Absolutely beautiful. Extra-fine nib. Some very minor dings in the barrel knurling and in the metal just below the star, otherwise near mint+.
Van Cleef & Arpels 1925 Custom BF in 18K Solid Gold "heavy repousse "Basket-Weave" pattern. Absolutely gorgeous! Medium, 18K nib signed "PL," for Peter Lefebvre, famous jeweler and nibmaker. Van Cleef and Arpels have been creating high end jewelry in Paris since 1906. The "Tiffany" of France. New-old-stock. Mint in original box. The pen weighs 48 grams. Outstanding! Close-up photo with packaging.
Kaweco 1926 Duofold look-alike BF in 18 KR (rolled-gold/gold-filled) on Black Hard Rubber. Gorgeous overlay with yellow, white and pink gold-filled horizontal checker-board pattern with vertical three rows of geometric patterns. Floral repousse crown. Incredibly beautiful! Fine nib. Near mint. Because of tremendous competition and the looming depression by the late 1920's Kaweco was in dire financial trouble. In 1926 it introduced button-filling pens based on the very successful Parker Duofold, some with overlays. The line was short lived and examples, particularly like this one with an incredible overlay, are very rare today. By 1929, Kaweco was bankrupt. It's name and assets were purchased by Knurst, Woringen and Grube. Soon, piston-filled models replaced their button-fill pens.
Tiffany & Co. 1928 #6 LF in 14K Solid Gold. Alternating 1/4" horizontal banding and vertical fluting. Barrel signed "Tiffany" just below the gripping section. Warranted 14K medium/broad nib. Pen probably made by Hicks. New-old-stock. Mint in original signed Tiffany box. Close-up photo with packaging.
Montblanc 1935 128 PL Push knob-fill in Platinum. Perhaps Montblanc's most spectacular celluloid! GFT. 2-toned nib. Near mint+ [Two available: (1) fine nib; (1) medium nib.]
Zerollo 1935 "Twopen" double nibbed Matchstick-filler in Blue Pearl Marble. The cap top is unscrewed to access the stick used to fill the pen! GFT. These came in two sizes, this is the smaller model. Sports two separate reservoirs, one for each of the "J.D. Zerollo" nibs, to accommodate two different color inks. Turn the bottom knob to propel one nib, turn in the other direction to propel the other. Extremely rare! Both nibs are fine, flexible. New-old-stock. Absolutely mint in original Zerollo signed Art Deco box. You'll never find one in better condition! Close-up photo with packaging.


Fine Vintage Pens - Catalog #68 (September 2013)

Parker 1915 Model 39 "Forget Me Not" in Gold Filled with 27 semi-precious garnets and amethysts. Only 3 or 4 known to exist! Original list price was $20. Fine nib. Near mint. You'll never find another!
Aurora 1936 Etiopia eyedropper-fill "Trench-Pen" in Ivory Celluloid. GFT, including the wide "Greek Key" cap band in the center of the two narrower bands. Aurora's marketed the pen as having been manufactured for Italian military officers who were engaged at the time in the war in Abyssinia (Ethiopia), it was never commercially available in shops and the fact remains that it is a very rare item. The cap adorns an engraved eagle and the blind cap unscrews for ink pellet storage (still containing original pellets). Broad, extra-flexible nib. Slight discoloring here and there, far better than 98% of the examples found of this excruciatingly rare pen. Near mint.
Montblanc 1925 8 Rouge et Noir Safety eyedropper-fill in BHR. Extra-fine, flexible nib. Red star. No barrel imprint; no turning knob imprint; some cap imprint wear (not fully readable). While there is the imprint wear, the pen is physically in near mint condition, with crisp knurling, no cracks or scratches, and is still an excellent example of one of the largest size Rouge et Noir Montblancs. Would be $8000 to $9000 without the imprint wear.
Montblanc 1932 BF Stylographic in Red & Black Mottled. GFT. Odd pen, with the 3/8" tall, non-knurled inner cap, usually found on the Model 15 and Model 17.5 PK-filler. Unusual unsigned "Teardrop" clip. Crisp, unusual barrel imprint which includes the country of manufacture ("Germany"). Very probably made for export, most likely to France. Medium/fine nib. A little clip brassing, otherwise near mint. Red Mottled Montblancs are very, very scarce!
Montblanc 1936 234 ½PL Push-knob-fill in Platinum (perhaps Montblanc's most beautiful celluloid!). GFT. Medium/fine, flexible, italic nib. Near mint.
Montblanc 1936 L129 Push-knob-fill in Black Hard Rubber. Yes, the rare "Holy Grail" for Montblanc collectors – only 5 or 6 known to exist! The two outer cap bands are sterling silver, otherwise GFT. Correct clip, with the outer edges in silver. Medium/broad, italic nib.
Montblanc 1937 333 ½ PIF in Red Pearl (very rare). GFT. Fine, extra-flexible nib. Near mint.
Montblanc 1941 25 Masterpiece Faceted Push-knob-fill in Green Marble. GFT. Very rare model! Fine nib, with a tad of flex. Some trim brassing at the high points, otherwise near mint.
Montblanc 1945 138 PIF in Black. GFT. Two-toned, medium/fine nib. Short, visualated barrel window with perfect vertical lines. New-old-stock. Mint.
Montblanc 1946 139 Meisterstuck PIF in Black. The two outer cap bands are sterling silver, otherwise GFT. Short, visualated barrel window with perfect vertical lines. Early, flat feed. Tri-tone 14C nib. An outstanding example in near perfect condition. New-old-stock. Mint.



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