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Updated August 3, 2017

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Vintage Waterman Pens And Pencils

WA214  $75

Waterman Desk Set, ca. 1960s, black porcelain circular base with bright chrome straight fixed pen holder. Measures about 5 inches diameter. Printed on the rear bottom edge of the base in large silver letters: Waterman’s. We have been unable to turn up any information on this rather sleek looking desk set base. Our best guess is that it would have held a slim Waterman ballpoint desk pen, but we also have not been able to locate information on a Waterman pen that would have been suitable for this base. In the meantime, we dropped in a slim black Sheaffer ballpoint desk style pen which fits just right! Very unusual and the large Waterman’s imprint on the back is an eye catcher. Very good condition. 

WA215 $75

Waterman Hemisphere Fountain Pen, ca. early 2000s, France, metallic blue, bright chrome trim. Polished steel Waterman nib, smooth medium point. Cartridge - converter fill, piston converter included, Waterman cartridges sold separately. Measures 5.25 inches long.

Very good condition and we're including an older Waterman royal blue gift box with this pen, the box didn't make the photo shoot!

WA219 Waterman $650

No. 402 Fountain Pen, ca. 1946.  USA.  Raely seen and not a lot of solid information out there on this pen.  It is photographed in the Waterman Book and noted as a "school colors" pen.  We found a little bit more info about it on the only other listing for one on a fellow pen dealer's page indicating that it is generally considered a prototype, but at least a few were put out on the market. 

The 402 has a dark green and lighter green striped barrel (4 alternating color horizontal stripes).  Dark green cap.  Black section.  Gold filled trim with the typical mid-1940s Waterman stepped clip engraved Watermans.  Narrow cap band. One dark green barrel stripe is marked:  Waterman's Made in USA"

Solid 14KT gold nib is marked:  Waterman's Ideal Rigid 14KT.  {point is a very firm medium point - a very generous medium point leaning toward broad.

Lever fill - fills only from a bottle and this pen is fully restored and ready to write!  Measures 5.5 inches long.

The pen is in at a minimum of near mint condition.  We re-sacced it and tested with water so we know it is in working order.  The pen showed no signs of ink. Great addition to your Waterman collection. 

  

WA220   $500 

Waterman Ink Vue Demonstrator Fountain Pen, ca. mid-1930s, USA.  Clear celluloid cap and barrel, nickel trim.  Solid 14KT gold nib is marked:  Waterman’s Ideal 14KT Reg. US. Pat Off Made in USA.  Keyhole shaped vent hole.  Flexible nib goes from fine to broad.  Ink Vue Filling – Lift jointed lever at end of barrel to depress Ink Vue Sac and fill barrel with ink. Barrel is engraved in gold:  Ed Hunt.  Ink Vues were a departure for Waterman who traditionally used the lever fill system.  My personal opinion is that they required a hands on approach to sell, at least initially – of all the demonstrator pens I’ve seen over the years, I’ve seen more Ink Vue demos than any other pen.  I think they kept the salesman, Ed Hunt, busy demonstrating the Ink Vue.  This particular demo is probably in the best condition of any we’ve acquired over the years.  The cap is slightly yellowed, still very transparent.  Center section is ambered.  The lower end is starting to amber, but still easy to see the sac inside.  The cap’s nickel trim – clip and band are well worn, clip shows light to medium corrosion especially on high points.  The lever and lever box are in excellent condition.  Section is hard rubber and color is excellent.  Art Deco ends, cap top is black stepped design, the bottom end would have originally had a Waterman’s Ideal medallion and it is missing. Measures 5 1/8 inches long.  The original black hard shell box has champagne colored satin lining with Waterman’s printed on the lid, lower lining is cream colored and has numerous ink stains.

  

 

Waterman Memorabilia

P-823 Waterman 8x10 Color Photograph $5

Waterman 8x10 Color Photograph - Nice layout of 8 Waterman pens including No. 52, No. 94, No. 12, a Silver Ray Ink Vue Set and some others. This photo looks like it may have been taken for someone’s catalogue layout, but I don now know who took the photo or when they were taken! Very high quality photography. Perfect condition. Just waiting for you to frame it and put with your Waterman memorabilia!

P-825 Waterman 8x10 Color Photograph $5

Waterman 8x10 Color Photograph - Waterman Crusader Black Fountain Pen with gold cap. This photo looks like it may have been taken for someone’s catalogue layout, but I don now know who took the photo or when they were taken! Very high quality photography. Perfect condition. Just waiting for you to frame it and put with your Waterman memorabilia!

P-826 Waterman 8x10 Color Photograph $5

Waterman 8x10 Color Photograph - Waterman Ink Vue Silver Ray Fountain Pen and Pencil Set. This photo looks like it may have been taken for someone’s catalogue layout, but I don now know who took the photo or when they were taken! Very high quality photography. Perfect condition. Just waiting for you to frame it and put with your Waterman memorabilia!

P-827Waterman 8x10 Color Photograph $5

Waterman 8x10 Color Photograph - Waterman Patrician Turquoise Fountain Pen and Pencil on book pages from Julius Caesar. This photo looks like it may have been taken for someone’s catalogue layout, but I don now know who took the photo or when they were taken! Very high quality photography. Perfect condition. Just waiting for you to frame it and put with your Waterman memorabilia!

P-829 Waterman 8x10 Color Photograph $5

Waterman 8x10 Color Photograph - Waterman Exclusive (modern) Fountain Pen, Roller Ball and Ballpoint Pen trio in marbled green lacque. cap. This photo looks like it may have been taken for someone’s catalogue layout, but I don now know who took the photo or when they were taken! Very high quality photography. Perfect condition. Just waiting for you to frame it and put with your Waterman memorabilia!

B1658 Waterman 1923 Advertising Calendar Blotter $25

Waterman 1923 Advertising Calendar Blotter is printed in blue and black on white blotting paper. Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen and Globe logo printed in the center. Imprinted for Thiele Prescription Druggist in Alliance, Nebraska. Measures 3.5 x 6 inches. Never used, no ink blots on the back and in excellent condition. As it says, Useful Every Day In The Year.

Refilling your Vintage Mechanical Pencils

Most mechanical pencils made before the late 1960s and some even after that are refilled by feeding lead in from the Point End. Those that feed from the barrel (below the eraser) are a fairly modern invention! Don't be fooled by leads in the barrel, in older pencils, that was simply a space to store a few extra leads, but that's it - just storage. As always with vintage writing instruments, exceptions will crop up!

The instruction to the left are from a Sheaffer package insert, but apply to most older mechanical pencils.

We carry a variety of pencil leads - click here.

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