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NMH 1035 Waterman Edson
Sterling Silver   $750  EF Point
Two Pens. BOTH SOLD
3rd pen with tiny pin  ding at back end of pen-  $675 Still Available.

NMH 1035 Waterman Edson
Sterling Silver   $750 SOLD (two of three)

NMH 1036 Waterman Edson Roller Ball
Emerald  $295 SOLD

NMH 1036 Waterman Edson Roller Ball
Emerald  $295 SOLD

NMH 1037 Waterman Edson Fountain Pen
Sapphire  $495 SOLD
Medium Point. 

NNMH 1037 Waterman Edson Fountain Pen
Sapphire  $495 SOLD

NMH 1038 Waterman Edson Ball Point
Ruby   $295 SOLD

NMH 1038 Waterman Edson Ball Point
Ruby   $295 SOLD


NMH 1001 Waterman L'Etalon Roller Ball
 Basket Weave Sterling $195 (retail $325)  SOLD!

NMH 1001 Waterman L'Etalon Roller Ball
 Basket Weave Sterling $195 (retail $325)

NMH 1047 Waterman L'Etalon Ball Point
 Basket Weave Sterling $175 (retail $280)  SOLD!

NMH 1047 Waterman L'Etalon Ball Point
 Basket Weave Sterling $175 (retail $280)

NMH 1045 Waterman L'Etalon Fountain Pen
Canyon Brown Lacquer   $195 (retail $295)
One Available with FINE POINT FINE POINT SOLD)
One Available with MEDIUM-BROAD Point (feed is marked "L")

Also Available- Charcoal Laque with Broad Nib (feed marked "L") Also $195

NMH 1045 Waterman L'Etalon Fountain Pen
Canyon Brown Lacquer   $195 (retail $295)

NMH 1046 Waterman L'Etalon RB
Lacquer Black  $135 (retail $200) SOLD

NMH 1046 Waterman L'Etalon RB
Lacquer Black  $135 (retail $200) SOLD

NMH 1048 Waterman L'Etalon Ball Point
Blue Lacquer  $125 (retail $180). 2 Available.

NMH 1048 Waterman L'Etalon Ball Point
Blue Lacquer  $125 (retail $180)

Pen 3465:  Waterman Lady Patricia. Early 1930's  $265  SOLD
Moss Agate Celluloid.  

Overall Grade: Exc.
Metal: Nearmint Color:  Excellent
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine Flex. Imprint: Exc Size: 4 3/8" 11 cm
PRICE: $265 SOLD
COMMENTS: Part of the 1930 Patricia-7-94-Lady Patricia-92 range, Lady Patricia ran $5 in 1930. Moss Agate is a desirable color, less subject to discoloration than some Waterman colors from this era. Some though have fading of the metallic bronze panels. This pen... does not have that.   For this pen: great color, trim and imprint. Very clean.  Nice flex fine point. Note: the top metal plate (not visible when pen seen from side) has initials elegantly (and discreetly) engraved, either "L.L" or "S.S" or some such, in nice script.


Pen 1450 Waterman 0552 1/2V  smooth-finish  gold filled overlay $155 SOLD

Overall Grade: Fine Metal:  One shallow ding in barrel
Nib condition: NM Threads: perfect  Personal Name: "EEM" engraved in cap Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine FLEX Imprint:   perfect Size:  4 3/8" PRICE: $155
COMMENTS:  Waterman's overlay pens are quite collectable.  The 5x (fifty-something) models were introduced in 1917. Several overlay patterns can be found. Smooth  Golldfilled such as this is less commonly seen than Filigree, Sheraton, and Gothic amongst others. The barrel has one shallow ding that causes disruption of the shadow in the picture, above. Nice flex nib. 

Pen 3321:  Waterman 1940's $120 SOLD
 Medium-Broad stub-ish nib. Great writer.

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: Exc Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity: NA
Point: Med-Broad Stub-ish Imprint: Exc Size: 5 1/16" 12.8 cm
PRICE: $120
COMMENTS: I'm not certain of exact model name for this 1940's Waterman. Its proper Waterman nib is marked "rigid", the first of this marking I've seen.  Great writer with nib that is between medium and broad, with somewhat stub-like character (cross strokes thinner than downstrokes). Elegant vintage writing in modest pen.

Pen 3334:  Waterman 100-Year Pen. Supersize 1940  $925 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Exc
Point: Fine-Med Semi-Flex Imprint: Exc Size: 5 1/8" 12.9cm
PRICE: $925
COMMENTS: A grand example of the largest model of Waterman's iconic pen.  The early pens in acrylic hold up far better than do the later celluloid examples. This is the first type Supersize (2nd style overall for series, as "first year" pens of single size had different look).  This one pops. Clean trim and color, with smooth writing fine--medium semi-flex nib. 



Pen 2627R  Waterman 100-Year Super-Size Set in Box  $825
 First Style of Oversize. ~1940. Red.

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: XF Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: NM clarity: Ex
Point: Fine Semi-Flex Imprint:  VG Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $825
COMMENTSThe early Waterman 100-Year pens are the best of that series.  This one is all correct, with barrel band, bandless cap, 100-year nib.  The pen grades Extra Fine. The plastic is clean. No crazing. No cracks. Excellent Color.  Trim has couple tiny areas of  brassing. The cap imprint is faint, about half visible.  The pencil has sharp imprint and no brassing, but does have crazing at top of cap. I figured i'd toss it in with the pen :)


Pen 3581 M:  Waterman 55 "Woodgrain" Hard Rubber   $395 SOLD
mid 1920's. Monster Flex Nib

Overall Grade: Fine-ExtraFine
Metal: Fine Color:  Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: Exc
Point: High Flex (XF-F to BB+)
Imprint:  Extra Fine
Size: 5 1/2"  14cm
PRICE$395
COMMENTSWell chunkier than the more commonly seen Waterman 52, the 55 would provide the template for the color-coded Waterman #7 series, a pen in Ripple plastic with color band and color name on nib indicating point style. This #5 nib (same size as the keyhole "#7" nib found in the Ripple-#7 series), is more flexible than most of the Pink (flexible) nibs I see with the  Waterman #7.    The mottled hard rubber shows mild oxidation. There is some flaking/brassing of trim on the clip, visible as dark edge/spatches on the clip. Cap band shows brassing as noted. Not a near mint pen but better than most.   And... writing with it is a bit of an experience... a good experience.


Pen 1561 Waterman 552 1/2V SOLID GOLD  1917-1930 or so  $365 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc Metal  Exc
Color: NA
Nib condition: Exc Threads: Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine
Imprint:   Perfect Size: 3 3/4" PRICE: $365 
COMMENTS:   Solid Gold vest-pocket Waterman pens cost $30+, no small change 85 years ago. Far far more common in silver and in gold-filled metal. This is a smooth finish pattern.


Pen 3439:  Waterman 0554 Gold-Filled (~1920) $650  SOLD
Gothic Pattern.
BROAD Stub-Oblique  FLEX "Monster" English Waterman NIb.

Overall Grade: Excellent
Metal: Exc Color:  VG
Nib condition: Excellent
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Broad Stub/Oblique Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/18" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $650
COMMENTS: About the most clean 0554 I've handled. Per Waterman's numbering system, "54" is a lever-filler with "4" nib. The "05" indicates gold-filled overlay, in this case the Gothic pattern.  0552 and 0554 pens turn up readily at pen shows, I see probably a couple dozen per year amongst all patterns. Most are worn, dinged, engraved (worse, with scraped-away engravings) and so forth. This one pops. Sharp "0554" on butt of pen and solid distal Waterman imrint  wrapping near buttom of barrel.  No engraving. No dings, not even the thin rim where overlay meets dome at top of pen. No brassing. Killer NIb.  Essentially broad/stub/flex it has a hint of oblique cut (right-hand-writer's oblique), with English Waterman markings.

Note the symbol/coat-of-arms  above the clip. Discussion I raised online --Link To Fountain Pen Board Discussion- suggests the symbol is for New York Life Insurance Co, the image at left being of the  clock tower at the the company's building, The Clock Tower Building,  346 Broadway, NYC, built in 1894


Pen 2450 Waterman 452 1/2 V  $245 SOLD
All Sterling. Hand Engraved Vine pattern.

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity:  NA
Point:  F-M Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 3 3/4"  9.5 cm
PRICE: $245 
COMMENTS:  LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With Sterling  overlay the pen is model 452 1/2V. If gold-filled , it would be 0552 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.  This 452 1/2V features the "better" Hand Engraved Vine pattern, including the sterling lever.  The cartouche is engraved "M.Y.K". . Nice writer with modest flex. Very clean pen.


Pen 1561 Waterman 552 1/2V SOLID GOLD  1917-1930 or so  $365 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc Metal  Exc
Color: NA
Nib condition: Exc Threads: Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine
Imprint:   Perfect Size: 3 3/4" PRICE: $365 
COMMENTS:   Solid Gold vest-pocket Waterman pens cost $30+, no small change 85 years ago. Far far more common in silver and in gold-filled metal. This is a smooth finish pattern.


Pen 2627R  Waterman 100-Year Super-Size Set in Box  $825 SOLD
 First Style of Oversize. ~1940. Red.
SOLD

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: XF Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: NM clarity: Ex
Point: Fine Semi-Flex Imprint:  VG Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $825
COMMENTSThe early Waterman 100-Year pens are the best of that series.  This one is all correct, with barrel band, bandless cap, 100-year nib.  The pen grades Extra Fine. The plastic is clean. No crazing. No cracks. Excellent Color.  Trim has couple tiny areas of  brassing. The cap imprint is faint, about half visible.  The pencil has sharp imprint and no brassing, but does have crazing at top of cap. I figured i'd toss it in with the pen :)

Pen 3459 NB:  Waterman 92 ~1933  $290 SOLD
Canadian.  Red-Bronze Celluloid. Flex Nib

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc
Nib condition: Exc
Threads : Perfect clarity: NA
Point: F-M with flex. Imprint: Exc Size: 5 3/18" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $290
COMMENTS: Relatively uncommon color for this early 1930's Waterman model. Great color preservation (often the metallic bronze panels are faded). Pen quite clean. Pencil with trace brassing to edge of ferrule, as seen in image.  Nice writer wtih moderate flex 

Pen 3458 NB:  Waterman 1940's  $175 SOLD
Pearlescent Red with Chrome Trim. Monster FLEX NIB.

Overall Grade: Excellent
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Exc clarity: NA
Point: Med-Broad then with High Flex Imprint: Exc Size: 4 3/8" 11cm
PRICE: $175
COMMENTS: Great Canadian Waterman from 1940's. I don't know the model number... there was a fair range of sizes, trim, colors for this sort of pen from this era and country (does not follow USA "rule").  Gorgeous pen with great preservation of notoriously "difficult" chrome trim.  Killer nib, medium-broad with high flex on top of that. A Monster nib.

Pen 3331:  Waterman #12 Mottled Hard Rubber $275 SOLD
 Cone (internally tapered slip) cap. Unusually "fiery" rubber
MONSTER NIB:  XF-BB+ Wet Noodle Flex

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Fine Color: Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  NA clarity: NA
Point: XF-BB+ high flex Imprint: Exc Size: 5 1/4" 13.2 cm
PRICE: $275
COMMENTSWaterman introduced the cone cap (not to be confused with the externally tapering taper cap) in the 1890's. It ran perhaps as late as the 1920's.  Most of the early mottled pens have very subdued color, representing either fading, or simply the original appearance of "early" mottled rubber. This one pops. It has the most red (and birght red at that) I've ever seen on a mottled Waterman, though in all fairness I don't play with this series as much as with some other pens. The imprint is very sharp, far better than most.  The pen of course is eye-dropper fill, rendering it best suited for desktop use at home.  The clip is clean but with loss of the glossy plating as is typical to these.  The nib is icing on the cake, evoking the wet noodles of the dip-pen era with "ultra" flex. WIth light touch an extra fine point, this one can flex up to double broad or more. Still, do be gentle when using, as flex nibs are fragile.   I'm tempted to keep it.


Pen 2449 Waterman 0552 1/2 V. $155 SOLD
 Pansy Panel Pattern Gold-Filled Pen. ~late 1910's-1920's

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal: Extra Fine Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity: N/A
Point: Fine Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 3 3/4"  9.5cm
PRICE: $155 
COMMENTS:  LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.  This 0552 1/2V features the Pansy Panel pattern, a mix of flowers and lines.  The cartouche is unengraved. There is a smidge of brass around the top edge of cap and some wear/speckling to the knurling at bottom of pen (posting wear). Nice writer, with mild flex.


Pen 2240F  Waterman Lever Filler ?early 1950's  $85 SOLD
Diamond-grid pattern

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
clutch   perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine-Med Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 3/4" 12.2cm
PRICE: $85
COMMENTS Likely dating to late 1940's or early 1950's this clutch-cap, lever filling, open-nib, metal cap has at least a bit of charm left.  Cap is very clean. Imprint is great. The plastic at butt of pen has couple tiny but deep scratches. 

Pen 2449 Waterman 0552 1/2 V. $155 SOLD
 Pansy Panel Pattern Gold-Filled Pen. ~late 1910's-1920's

Overall Grade:  ExtraFine
Metal: Extra Fine Color: Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity: N/A
Point: Fine Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 3 3/4"  9.5cm
PRICE: $155 
COMMENTS:  LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.  This 0552 1/2V features the Pansy Panel pattern, a mix of flowers and lines.  The cartouche is unengraved. There is a smidge of brass around the top edge of cap and some wear/speckling to the knurling at bottom of pen (posting wear). Nice writer, with mild flex.

Pen 2991-S  Waterman Lady Patricia Turquoise Celluloid ~ 1931 $320 SOLD
Monster Nib Alert:  High Flex (Medium- 2x Broad)

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Extra Fine Color: Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity: NA
PointMONSTER NIB  Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 1/4" 10.7 cm
PRICE: $320
COMMENTSTurquoise is a high cachet Waterman color, found in Patrician, Lady Patricia and 92-V.  Sharp imprints. Speckling of brassing to the lever and occasional tiny bit to cap-band.   This one has a Waterman nib at its best. Highly controlled (not floppy) flex with smooth wet line. A gem of a writer for one who wants the vintage writing experience.    NOTE- this image is a bit pale/desaturated  relative to the pen, compared to most of the photos in this section

Pen 1814 Waterman 42 Safety Pen
Red Ripple Hard Rubber.   $465 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: NA Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect NA
Point:  Fine Flex Imprint:  Nearmint Size: 4 3/4"
PRICE: $465 
COMMENTSWaterman Hard Rubber presents a bewildering array of models, variants and model numbers, when the collector is faced  with multiple colors, sizes, filling systems and overlays.  Suffice it to say, that starting in 1917, the safety pens (dial out nib, eyedropper fill) pens were part of the "40's" or "4X" series, with the final integer representing the nib size. The 42 has a #2 nib.  That's what this one is.

A superb pen with rich smooth Hard Rubber without any texturizing effect from overpolishing. Great imprint. Nice nib.

Pen 1975-df LE Waterman 0552 1/2V TELESCOPE CAP
A Gold Filled Overlay Ringtop with unusual cap  $395 SOLD
Monster Nib Alert

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Fine Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: BROAD STUB FLEX Imprint:  Exc Size: 3 3/4"
PRICE: $395 
COMMENTS:  Wear and bit of brass and a  couple small dings on the posting area at very bottom of pen. Incredible nib. The Telescope Cap ringtops are most uncommon and are represented in the Waterman Catalog. The ringed outer cap can be completely removed, leaving a complete pen in hand.  Neat item.

Pen 1604 LE Waterman 0552 1/2V Gold Filled Overlay
vest pocket pen. Sheraton (lined) pattern)  $165 FLEX SOLD

Overall Grade: Fine TrimTrace edge brass at top of cap. Wear to bottom knurling
CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Clutch:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine FLEX Imprint:   Perfect Size:  3 3/4" PRICE: $165 
COMMENTS:    LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.  This 0552 1/2V features the lined engine turned "Sheraton" Pattern.  The cartouche is unengraved. There is a smidge of brass around the top edge of cap and some wear/speckling to the knurling at bottom of pen (posting wear). Nice writer.

Pen 2274 Waterman 52 Red Ripple  $225 SOLD
Cap-band Solid 9k hallmarked

Overall Grade:  Fine
Metal: Extrafine Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   F-M Semi-Flex. Imprint:  VG Size: 5 3/8" 13.5cm
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS:  Waterman hard rubber 52's are highly collectable. Value ascends from smooth black to chased black to woodgrain to ripple and finally to cardinal red.    The solid-gold-band variants are well less common than typical gold-filled.   this one shows bit of oxidation to the rubber, but has smooth clean finish. Decent not perfect imprint. Nice writer with bit of flex.

Pen 2888  Aikin-Lambert Flat-top (Sub-brand of LE Waterman)  SOLD
 Jade Celluloid  (Early 1930's?) 
Wet Noodle Flex Nib $240 MONSTER NIB ALERT


Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: NM Color: Extra Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:  NA
Point: F- 2B Monster Flex Imprint:NM Size: 5 1/2" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $240
COMMENTS: Aikin-Lambert was bought by Waterman during the 1920's, resulting in  Waterman-esque Aikins, often including  flat-top pens in  unusual colors (for Waterman) or seemingly with left-over Waterman material (eg. ripple).  I've owned two or three of these relatively hefty Aikins in Jade celluloid. The bandless cap with flat-top styling adds to the charm.  The color on this one is well better than average though not perfect. The overall even color is shade or so away from ideal, with a bit of darkening by the cap.  The nib is... outstanding. Smooth with good inkflow-it can flex from fine to double broad (maybe more).  A grand writer. Do treat it gently when you get it. Noodles can... snap... if overworked.

Pen 2558R Waterman Lady Patricia Set $475 SOLD
Turquoise celluloid. Early 1930's   Flex Nib

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity: NA
Point:  f-m  flex  Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 3/8" 11 cm
PRICE: $475 
COMMENTS:  Clean set with nice color. Razor imprint. Very tip of clip bottoms show 1mm or so of brassing.

Pen 2864-M Waterman something-orther.
Probably late 1940's-early 1950's  $95 SOLD
Cheap Flex Alert

Overall Grade:Nearmint
Metal: NM Color: Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads perfect clarity:  NA
Point: Fine FLEX Imprint:NM Size: 5 1/2" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $95
COMMENTS:  Seems to be Tape-rite (later?) era  product. LEver filler. Clutch cap with rivet clip. Neat pattern to cap. Smooth and flexible nib.

Pen 1611 LE Waterman's Cleric's Pen. Canadian. 1940's  $250 flex SOLD

Overall Grade: Extrafine Trim:  Light wear to capbands. No brass
CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine flex Imprint:   VG
Size:  5" PRICE: $250 SOLD
COMMENTS:    Based apparently on the black Waterman Commando, this 1940's pen is catalogued- at least in 1947, probably produced before that.. Designed for clergy and available in two sizes, this is the larger of the two. I see one of these for every couple hundred non-cleric versions. Neat item. Nice fine flex nib.

Pen 2626 Waterman Tape-Rite Set in Box Late 1940's  $185 SOLD

Overall Grade:  Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect
Nib condition: Exc
Clutch: Exc clarity: NA
Point:  Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8" 13.6 cm
PRICE: $185
COMMENTSRelatively high end model with Gold Filled caps, pen with Star cap.  Nearing the end of Waterman's run in the USA

Pen 2566R Waterman 92 Green/Bronze Early 1930's  $250  SOLD
High Flex Nib

Overall Grade:  Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Threads:  Perfect clarity:  NM
Point:  Fine Flex Imprint: NM Size: 5 1/8" 13 cm
PRICE: $250
COMMENTS:  A sharp example of Early 1930's Waterman celluloid. Priced a below the Waterman Patrician, #7, 94 and Lady Patrician, it nonetheless is as plump as, and longer than, the Lady Patricia. It featured some colors not used in the other series. It features typical high quality Waterman craftsmanship. This one pops, near mint, sharp end steps and razor imprint.  Great flex nib too.

Pen 2570R  Waterman 94 Set $385 SOLD
Mahogany Celluloid  Celluloid. Early 1930's. Fine Flex Nib

Overall Grade: NearMint
Metal: NM Color: Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Threads:  perfect clarity: none left
Point: Fine High Flex Imprint:  NM Size: 5 1/8" 12.9cm
PRICE: $385 
COMMENTS:  A superb example of a desirable color 94 set.   The nib is a Waterman Red Keyhole nib-  Fine with marked flexibility.  Celluloid has superb color. Trim is without brassing.

Pen 2515 Waterman 0552 1/2 V Set $255
All GF Pen/pencil in Pansy Panel pattern. No personalization
Monster Nib Alert: Ultra Flex (Fine to 3xB)

Overall Grade: ExtraFine
Metal: ExtraFine Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity:  NA
PointMONSTER NIB  Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3 3/4" 9.5 cm
PRICE: $255
COMMENTS:  LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold would be 552 1/2V

Clean set. No dings. 1mm or so of plating loss by the breather holes from ink exposure. Crisp metal, especially the fragile knurled butt end.
  Killer high flex nib (goes from fine to triple broad) with ink flow that keeps up.

Pen 2425R Waterman 100-Year Supersize.
Smooth Style. First Style SuperSize  $SOLD

Overall Grade: NM
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM
Thread: perfect clarity:  Perfect
Point:  Fine-Medium Imprint:  perfect Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $ SOLD 
COMMENTS: First style of OS 100-Year (second overall style for the series).  Nearly perfect. 

Pen 2180 Watrerman Ink-Vue Deluxe Emerald Ray . Blue keyhole nib. Canada 1936 $480 SOLD
Pencil is flawed and is tossed in free.

Overall Grade:  Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc (?)
Threads:  perfect clarity:    none left
Point: Medium Obliq SemiFlex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 5/16" 13.4cm
PRICE: $480
COMMENTS:   The mid 1930's Waterman Ink View was Waterman's answer to the Parker Vacumatic, though its engineering was a bit more conventional.  Popular collectables, these are much more scarce than most Vacumatic pens (guess Parker was winning the battle back then), and this Deluxe model with triple capband is well less common than the regular model.

This one packs a Waterman Keyhole "Blue" nib usually considered a blunt stub. This one- from Canada as is the rest of pen- has a definite oblique cut to it.  The pencil is flawed. The clip  crimped with an early crack about 1/3 from the top. Runs across the clip. Can see in pic. I tossed this one into the set "free"

Pen 1822 Waterman 52V (the stubby 52- don't confuse with the slender  52 1/2V)
Cardinal Red Hard Rubber. Fine Flex nib. $275 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point: Fine Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $275 SOLD 
COMMENTS:  Most of the short lever filling Waterman HR pens are of the  52 1/2 V sort.  The fat stubby series (no "1/2" in the model number) as i follow it ranges from 51V (actually not so fat for that one) up to 56V.  A cardinal red 52 V is heftier than the slender line pens (sort of by definition, i s'pose). This one is all correct, has very clean trim, sharp imprints and a nice nib.

Pen 2272 Waterman "100 Year" Standard Set $365 SOLD
2nd Style "100 Year".  ~ 1941


Overall Grade:   Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Smooth F-M Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/4" 13.1cm
PRICE: $365 
COMMENTS:  Waterman's last great pen. This one early style with barrel bands. Very clean. Smooth nib.

Pen 2265R Waterman Ink Vue Silver Ray Set. Mid 1930's $400 SOLD
Fine Point with Flex

Overall Grade:  Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:   Exc
Point:   Fine Flex. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 13cm
PRICE: $400 
COMMENTS:   Waterman's would-be Vacumatic Fighter. Gorgeous set. Nice fine point with respectable flex. The bottom Waterman Globe has been replaced with identical appearing replacement (these often are lost as they'd just been glued on in the 1930's).  This one has been epoxied on by El Zorno and should be good for our lifetimes :)

Pen 2273 Waterman 52 V Red Ripple $145  

Overall Grade:   Fine
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Exc clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Modest Flex. Imprint:  VG Size: 4 1/4" 10. 7cm
PRICE: $145 
COMMENTS:  A squat stubby pen, the 52 V is less common than the typical full-lenth 52, less common still than the thin 52 1/2V ringtops. This one is a functions well, writing a fine line that shows moderate flex, though not so much as a "Red" or "Pink" keyhole nib.  Trim with light brassing-- edge of cap-band and clip ball--.  Imprint strong in places, light in others

Pen 1602 LE Waterman 0552 1/2V Gold Filled Overlay
"Etched"  Pattern. Green Gold Filled  $195

Overall Grade: Extrafine TrimSome speckling only ot the knurled bottom
CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine Flex Imprint:   Perfect Size:  3 3/4" PRICE: $195 
COMMENTS:    LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.  This one is Hand Engraved Vine, one of the most desirable patterns. It appears to be in green gold filled instead of the usual yellow. The cartouche is unengraved. 

Pen 2069 LE Waterman 0552 1/2LEC   $450 SOLD
Pansy Panel Pattern  Flex Nib Alert

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: exc Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: NA
Point:  Fine Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $450
COMMENTS:  Most Waterman overlays show the underlying hard rubber down by the butt of the pen. the LEC (Lower End Covered/Closed) models have a milled overlay even at the bottom. Almost no use-wear sows on the pen though there are a couple pin dings near very top. A crisp  lovely pen with a nice flex nib- moderate flex not "ultra wet noodle"

Pen 2252R Aikin Lamber "Mercantile" $270 SOLD
Jade Celluloid. High Flex Nib. Aikin was owned by Waterman 1920's-1930's

Overall Grade:  Extrafine
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Flex. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.8cm
PRICE: $270 
COMMENTS:  Known best for some glorious overlay eyedropper-fill pens from twenty years earlier, Aikin Lambert eventually came under the ownership of LE Waterman and took on a rather Waterman-ish look, though often featuring smaller nibs than similar Waterman-branded pens. This one is rather clean. No clip brassing.  The plastic has an area of translucency opposite the clip, but the color overall is sound. Most jade has discolored well more than this. Big pen.

Pen 2153 Waterman 100-Year Pen. First Style Oversized  1940   $900 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Extra Fine Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   F-M Semiflex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2"  13.8cm
PRICE: $900 SOLD 
COMMENTS:   This second style (overall) pen was the  first style to be produced in chunky OS form.  Ribbed pen. Translucent Red. Original blind-end. Barrel band.  Bit of edge brassing.

Pen 1876 LE Waterman #7 ( a 55-size pen) Red Ripple Hard Rubber
"Red" verrrrry flexible nib.   $440

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:   Medium High Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 5/8"
PRICE: $440 
COMMENTS:   Waterman's Ripple hard rubber pens are key collectables from the 1920's. The #7, with color coded cap insert and nib, is based on the Model 55. really the 01855 given the trim style. Sharp imprints. Clean rich hard rubber. High Flex "red" Waterman nib. Nice writer. Crisp pen. usual specks of brassing on the clip ball.

Pen 1845 LE Waterman #7 (a 55-size model)
"Red" Nib. Flexible  $395

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Flexible Fine-MEd Imprint:  Fine Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $395 
COMMENTSWaterman's Ripple hard rubber pens are key collectables from the 1920's. The #7, with color coded cap insert and nib, is based on the Model 55. really the 01855 given the trim style.  Unlike many, this example has superb HR, with no texturization (caused by overpolishing a pen withvariable hardness due to colorants). Imprints are better than some and worse than others. The main barrel imprint is solid, the lower imprint is light. The bottom "7" is sharp. The RED nib is a flexible nib, and this one gets close to some of the PINK nibs for flex. No craquelure is present   such as is seen on so many of the cap inserts.  Trim shows the usual clip-ball brassing but also a speck or two on capband and about a quarter of the lever.  A serviceable #7 with nice nib and modest wear but with no fatal flaws,

Pen 1933 Waterman 94 (early-late 1930's, USA production)  $495
Monster Nib Alert: Pen is fitted with Waterman Canadian Triple-Tine "Music" nib.

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  3 Tined Music Nib Imprint:  Exc Size: 5"
PRICE: $495 
COMMENTSThis eminently collectable 1930's Waterman pen (priced in the Patrician, "7" and Lady Patricia range). Clean trim and nice pen, it is thrown a bit over the top by presence of a Canadian Waterman Music Nib- effectively a BBB-Stub by virtue of its three tines.  Grand user in collector-grade pen. It is noted (for the meticulous) that this is a Canadian nib in a USA-manufactured pen.

Pen 1825 Waterman. Dunno model. Probably late 1980's.
Early Laureat?
Pretty laquer-ish finish. Cartridge fill  $50

Overall Grade: NM
Metal: NM Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Clutch:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Fine Imprint:  NM Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $50 
COMMENTSA Cartridge/Converter pen (none included), this laquer finish pen with ribbed gripping section is attractive. Not sure i've seen another. Not sure which model it is. Darn thing was included in a large collection i purchased.

Pen 2156 Waterman 242 1/2V  $240 Flex "Fine-double Broad" SOLD
Sterling Overlay "Hand Engraved Vine"  late 1910's-late 1920's
An Excellent El Zorno restoration

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Flex Imprint:  ExtraFine Size: 3 3/4" 9.5cm
PRICE: $240 
COMMENTS:  LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, the 52 1/V pens  make up  the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.    This pen is in the high cachet hand-engraved-vine pattern, which when found in proper stater has an engraved matching sterling lever. This one is very clean with no dings, no engraving in cartouche and clean vines. I tend to leave original patina on these (as do most collectors), but if you want a shiny bright pen, i'll be happy to polish before shipping. Great Nib!

Pen 2157 Waterman 0552 1/2 Filigree Gold-Filled Overlay $425
Monster Nib Alert. Wet Noodle Flex nib
An Excellent El Zorno restoration

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: ExtraFine Color:  Extra Fine CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Wet Noodle Flex Imprint:  VG (see below) Size: 5 1/2" 113.7cm
PRICE: $425
COMMENTS:  LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens.  The long thin 52 1/2  is the core model.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2 imprint.  This pen features a "wet noodle" flexible nib, ranging from XF to BB+, with a bit of tooth. Trim is clean. Cartouche has initials stamped (as do most) in this case "H.M" in elegant script. No dings. Couple pin marks. Nice tight clip. Trace brassing at top edge of cap.  The metal imprints are all sharp. The "0552 1/2" has worn away from the very bottom of pen.

Pen 2158 Waterman 54 "Woodgrain"  $245
High FLex NIb
An Excellent El Zorno restoration

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: ExtraFine Color:  Superb CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   High Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/2" 13.6cm
PRICE: $245
COMMENTS: Waterman 54- starting in 1917- indicated a lever filling screw cap pen, with a #4 nib.  Other size nibs would result in differnet numbers within that  "50's" (or 5X)  series.  This one has rich color, sharp barrel imprint and clean trim. Nib- whilst not quite "wet noodle" in feel, readily flexes from XF to BB.

 
Pen 2143 Waterman "100 Year" Oversized Fountain Pen $120 From Vacumania's Basement
Jet Black. Third Style. Flex nib. ~ 1943

Overall Grade User Grade Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:   Fine Flex. Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/4" 13.2cm
PRICE: $120 
COMMENTS:  About the last of the great pens from Waterman, this is the third style OS produced. Jet Black by far is the most stable of the colors. This one has a nice Fine pen with moderate (but not wet-noodle) flex and was restored by Richard, who has placed its image up on the profile he just finished of the "100 Year".   This one has a tight hairline under the clip (missed it at first peek) at the top of the cap plastic.   Priced down dramatically from the pre-discovery point.  Nice big user, otherwise very clean.

Pen 1877  LE Waterman #7 ( a 55-size pen) Red Ripple Hard Rubber
"Red" verrrrry flexible nib.
  $440

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 2-tone
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Medium Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $440 
COMMENTS:  Waterman's Ripple hard rubber pens are key collectables from the 1920's. The #7, with color coded cap insert and nib, is based on the Model 55. really the 01855 given the trim style. Sharp imprints. Clean rich hard rubber, with slight lightening where not protected by the cap. High Flex "red" Waterman nib. Nice writer. Crisp pen.

Pen 1935 Waterman Ink-View Green Ray mid-late 1930's
User-Grade (one cosmetic flaw of significance)
 $140 from Vacumania's Basement.

Overall Grade: User Grade
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:  VG Plastic: Sealed Crack in blind cap
Point: F-XF Waterman Purple Imprint:  Exc Size: 5"
PRICE$140
COMMENTS:  Waterman's answer to the Parker Vacumatic,  the Ink-View is popular with collectors though far less prevalent than the Vacumatic. This one is a greeny with Waterman Purple Nib- Fine-XF Firm.  I had not noticed it, but was informed by my restoration expert that there was a crack in the plastic of the blind cap at the back end of the pen. This lesion has been sealed. I can identify it with a good loupe.  Pen has been priced down drastically

Pen 1606 LE Waterman 452 1/2 V Sterling Overlay  $135 FLEX

Overall Grade: G-VG TrimCouple dings only in knurling at bottom of pen
CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: VG Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine FLEX Imprint:   VG Size:  3 3/4" PRICE: $135 
COMMENTS:    LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.   This one has mild wear and couple small dings only in bottom knurling. Nice sharp filigree lines. Pleasant nib. Collectors tend to prefer original patina on silver pens, but if the you wish more shine, i'll be happy to polish this before delivery.

Pen 1495 Waterman's Canadian
Charming, unusual, "Wearever-esque" Celluloid  $155

Overall Grade: Fine* One plastic flaw.
Trim:  Slight  brass
color::  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect  Plastic:  sealed flaw at very bottom

Point: Fine high flex. scratchy
Imprint:   Exc Size:  4.75" PRICE: $155 
COMMENTS:   A most unusual Waterman. Canadian issue, it is done in a plastic i'd not seen before and could not identify with my standard texts. Indeed, the color seems to evoke the lower line company Wearever, though i don't insist the plastic is identical.  A charming pen in a strange plastic. Couple imperfections to note.  The very bottom of the pen had small star-shaped hair thin crack probably from having been whacked on a table top. This has been sealed, is in a no-stress area, but does affect grade. The pen has but trace brass at clip edge. The smudges on front of clip in the pic were pre-polish and no longer are present. Nib is full flex but somewhat scratchy.  A weird Waterman. Anyone with other info about this one is invited to share.

Pen 1603 LE Waterman 452 1/2V Sterling Overlay
Late filigree pattern. Clean. nice nib  $175 Flex

Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  Clean
CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine  Flex Imprint:   Perfect Size: 3 3/4" PRICE: $175 
COMMENTS:     LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.

This one is quite clean, with nicely engraved "Emily Stewart" in the cartouche. Great nib.  
Collectors tend to prefer original patina on silver pens, but if the you wish more shine, i'll be happy to polish this before delivery.

Pen 1600 Waterman 452 1/2V Silver Overlay  $175 High Flex

Overall Grade: Extrafine Trim:  Mild wear, no digns
CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine HIGH FLEX
Imprint:   Exc Size:  3 3/4" PRICE: $175 
COMMENTS:    LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 452 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  Collectors tend to prefer original patina on silver pens, but if the you wish more shine, i'll be happy to polish this before delivery. VERY flexible nib. Nice inscription, possibly from the International Union of Curmudgeons.

Pen 1601 LE Waterman 0552 1/2V Gold Filled Overlay
later filigree pattern  $135

Overall Grade: VG Trimwear and brassing only to the bottom knurling
CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine Flex
Imprint:   Perfect Size:  3 3/4" PRICE: $135 
COMMENTS:    LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.  This one is the basic late filigree pattern. It is noted that the cartouce is unengraved.

Repeated posting has caused wear and brassing to the knurled section at bottom of pen. Otherwise quite clean.

Pen 1935 Waterman Ink-View Silver Ray mid-late 1930's   $350
Flex Nib Alert

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 2-tone
Threads:  perfect clarity:    VG Note replacement globe
Point:  Fine Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $350 
COMMENTS:  Waterman's answer to the Parker Vacumatic,  the Ink-View is popular with collectors though far less prevalent than the Vacumatic. Today, they are considerably more scarce, espcially clean. This one has a great nib- smooth with moderater flex.  As is often the case with these, the originally glued-on metal "waterman" plate (with globe motif) was lost from very bottom of pen.  One of Gary's replacement plates (identical in look- very nicely done) has been attached with near-indestructible epoxy and should outlast you.  If this info confuses, please drop me a line for more details.  Clean pen with no crazing or cracks.

Pen 1935 Waterman Ink-View Green Ray mid-late 1930's
User-Grade (one cosmetic flaw of significance)
 $140 from Vacumania's Basement.

Overall Grade: User Grade
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:  VG Plastic: Sealed Crack in blind cap
Point: F-XF Waterman Purple Imprint:  Exc Size: 5"
PRICE$140
COMMENTS:  Waterman's answer to the Parker Vacumatic,  the Ink-View is popular with collectors though far less prevalent than the Vacumatic. This one is a greeny with Waterman Purple Nib- Fine-XF Firm.  I had not noticed it, but was informed by my restoration expert that there was a crack in the plastic of the blind cap at the back end of the pen. This lesion has been sealed. I can identify it with a good loupe.  Pen has been priced down drastically

Pen 1928 Waterman Ink-View (Canadian) Copper Ray: Mid-Late 1930's
Monster Nib Alert: Three tined Music Nib $575

Overall Grade: Fine
Metal: Fine Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition:Excellent
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  MUSIC NIB Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $575 
COMMENTSWaterman's answer to the Parker Vacumatic,  the Ink-View is popular with collectors though far less prevalent than the Vacumatic. This one is fitted with a killer nib- a triple tined Canadian "Music" nib- effectively a triple-broad Stub.  Pen is clean overall though cap-band brassing keeps it from Excellent condition.  Note the photo was lifted from the other Music Nib pen from this offering- the nibs are identical.

Pen 1861 Waterman overlay 0552 1/2V Ringtop
"Etched" pattern. VERY clean $200
High Flex Nib 

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  High Flex F-to-B Imprint:  NM Size: 3 3/4"
PRICE: $200 
COMMENTS LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.

This one is the  "Etched" pattern and is remarkably clean.  The photo does not reveal the crisp status.  

Pen 1862 LE Waterman "Secretary". 412 1/2
Cone Cap Eyedropper-Fill.
Sterling overlay. Quite uncommon in "secretary" size.   $275
Monster Nib Alert. Wet Noodle City

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: One flaw Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 

clarity:    Exc
Point:  Ultra Flex. F-to-BBB Imprint:  Exc Size: 4 3/4"
PRICE: $275 
COMMENTS:  Not your typical Waterman. The 12 1/2 (Slender form of the 12) often (always???) was marketed as a Secretary Pen. Overlays crop up not so often. A cone-cap (internal cone shape, not to be confused with an external cone-like cap we call Taper Cap) eyedropper-filler, i'd guesstimate production to around 1910. Have not had time to pull up my Tefft Syllabus to confirm.

This one is all original. I have not polished away the patina on the metal (happy to give it bit of  a shine for you, if you prefer). The original HR has a gentle olive oxidation, and I will not potion-ize this collectable Waterman to darken the rubber. If you would like the rubber blackened, i will be happy to refer you to two trusted restorers who do such work.  The overlay has one tiny flaw- a slight separation/crack on one of the loops of metal- almost invisible.  Photo can be provided on request. I knocked $100 from the price of the pen for this.

Oh yeah, the nib.  Fine to Triple Broad Ultra Flex. LIke  a Dip Pen. Wee bit of toothiness.  Be gentle with this. Heavy hand could shatter the nib.

Pen 1877  LE Waterman #7 ( a 55-size pen) Red Ripple Hard Rubber
"Red" verrrrry flexible nib.
  $440

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 2-tone
Threads:  perfect clarity:    Exc
Point:  Medium Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $440 
COMMENTS:  Waterman's Ripple hard rubber pens are key collectables from the 1920's. The #7, with color coded cap insert and nib, is based on the Model 55. really the 01855 given the trim style. Sharp imprints. Clean rich hard rubber, with slight lightening where not protected by the cap. High Flex "red" Waterman nib. Nice writer. Crisp pen.
 
Pen 1976 LE Waterman 92 Set in Black Pearl. Fine Flex Nib  $225
Flex Nib Alert

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Couple specks brass Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc 
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: High Flex Fine Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 "
PRICE: $225 
COMMENTS:  The color is BLACK Pearl, not the Gray Pearl (lighter color) often erroneously called Steel Quartz. The pic turned out a bit light as the background color seems richer and darker in the hand.  Great nib. The 92 was the affordable alternative in the early 1930's, to the Patrician, #7, 94 and Lady Patricia. Pen has the "usual" clip ball brassing and pen has brassing of the cone as turning the cone is how the lead is extended.  Great plastic.  Very nice writer. Superb nib.

Pen 1722 Waterman "Cleric" pen with  flex nib  $225

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Slight band misalignment
Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads perfect clarity:    NA
Point:  Fine-med FLEX
Imprint:  Exc Size: 5" 
PRICE: $225 on hold 
COMMENTSBased apparently on the black Waterman Commando, this 1940's pen is catalogued- at least in 1947, probably produced before that.. Designed for clergy and available in two sizes, this is the larger of the two. I see one of these for every couple hundred non-cleric versions. Neat item. Nice fine flex nib.  The top cap-band shows a bit of wiggle from the straight n' true for a few mm.

Pen 1815 Waterman 55 Woodgrain Hard Rubber. Bandless Variant
Wet Noodle Flex Fine NIb  $470

Overall Grade: Nearmint
Metal: NM Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Nearmint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: High Flex Fine Imprint:  NM Size: 5 1/2"
PRICE: $470 
COMMENTS:  Waterman 55- starting in 1917- indicated a lever filling screw cap pen, with a #5 nib.  Other size nibs would result in differnet numbers within that  "50's" (or 5X)  series. The same size as the later-introduced Waterman #7 (with all those "color" nibs and cap inserts), this bandless woodgrain pen is less common than many of the #7's.

At risk of engaging in hyperbole (no! really!) I  labrel this one a gem. Incredibly flexible nib packed in an 80 year old near mint pen.  For a primo collection.

Pen 1982df LE Waterman 0512 1/2V PSF (quite a mouthful)  1916 Production
Gold Filled Overlay Ringtop:  Pansey Panel Pattern
Oh yeah... MONSTER NIB  $265

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: UltraFlex F-BBB Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 3/8"
PRICE: $265 
COMMENTSWhere to start.  OK.  Most lever fill short thin ringtop Waterman pens are 0552 1/2V.  However, the lever was intro'd one year before the "50's" series nomenclature appeared. Thus, first year lever fillers of this size get the 0512 1/2V PSF (05 is gold filled, 12 is the core pen, 1/2 indicates thin, V indicates short, and PSF indicates Pocket Self Filler).  One wonders why they changed the names. Not.

And, it's one of the most beautiful patterns- Pansey Panel, alternating smooth columns with a hand-engraved flower motif (though i do not know that hand engraving, per se, was done)

Only flaw on pen is tiny edge ding at very bottom. Imprint is sharp. Engraving remains deep and crisp. Nib flexes from Fine to triple broad. Amazing nib... treat it with care.

Pen 1981 LE Waterman Lever Filler
Possibly a late 1940's-early 50's  Taperite. Medium Semi-Flex Nib  $60

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA
Point: Med Semi-Flex Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8"
PRICE: $60 
COMMENTS:   Nice writer. One of the last of the American Waterman lever fillers.

Pen 1603 LE Waterman 452 1/2V Sterling Overlay
Late filigree pattern. Clean. nice nib  $175 Flex

Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  Clean
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Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine  Flex Imprint:   Perfect Size: 3 3/4" PRICE: $175 
COMMENTS:     LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.

This one is quite clean, with nicely engraved "Emily Stewart" in the cartouche. Great nib.  
Collectors tend to prefer original patina on silver pens, but if the you wish more shine, i'll be happy to polish this before delivery.

Pen 1455 Waterman #14 Mottled Slip-Cap Eyedropper  $245
Overall Grade:Exc Trim:  NA Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc Threads:  NA Transparency:  NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine-medium Flex Imprint:   Exc Barrel. VG cap Size:  5 1/4" PRICE: $245 
COMMENTS:  The Waterman Cone Cap pen was introduced in the 1890's and continued through at least the mid 1920's. Mottled  is more difficult to find than is plain black. The #14  is less common than the #12.  A nice example with quite flexible nib.
 
Pen 1598 LE Waterman 452 1/2V Sterling Overlay ~ 1920's  $175 FLEX

Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  Slight posting wear at bottom
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Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: High Flex Fine
Imprint:   Perfect Size:  3 3/4" PRICE: $175 
COMMENTS:   LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 452 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  Collectors tend to prefer original patina on silver pens, but if the you wish more shine, i'll be happy to polish this before delivery. VERY flexible nib.

Pen 1599 LE Waterman 0552 1/2V Gold Filled Overlay
Hand Engraved Vine pattern. ~1920's  $150 UltraFlex

Overall Grade: Fine Trim:  no brass. one tiny shallow cap  pin ding
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Nib condition: VG Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Ultra Flex
Imprint:   Perfect Size:  3 3/4" PRICE: $150 
COMMENTS:    LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.  This one is the  Hand Engraved Vine pattern. It packs a smooth Ultra Flex fine point nib. Elegant initials in the cartouce AMB.  Discounted due to brassing and posting wear to good chunk of only the knurled bottom end. Great writer.

Pen 1605 LE Waterman 452 1/2V Sterling Filigree overlay
Early Style with denticled lines  $175 Fine Ultra Flex Nib SOLD

Overall Grade: VG Trim:  no brass. one tiny shallow cap  pin ding
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Nib condition: VG Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine Ultra Flex Imprint:   Perfect Size:  3 3/4" PRICE: $175 SOLD
COMMENTS:    LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.

This one is an earlier style Filigree (probably dating closer to 1917 than to the mid 1920's). Cartouche- as usual- nicely engraved, this one "CEC".  Scattered pin marks and light wear present. More wear as usual from posting cap to the knurled blind end. Nib writes an ultra flex line.
Collectors tend to prefer original patina on silver pens, but if the you wish more shine, i'll be happy to polish this before delivery.

Pen 1607 LE Waterman 452 1/2V Sterling Overlay Filigree  $135 FLEX SOLD

Overall Grade: Fine Trim:  no brass. one tiny shallow cap  pin ding
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Nib condition: NM Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine FLEX Imprint:   VG Size:  4.125" PRICE: $135 SOLD
COMMENTS:    LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  effectively is a LEC (lower-end-covered) model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as this is implicit to overlays of this size.  Found in gold filled, sterling and solid gold overlays, these are the entry point to overlay Watermans.  With GF overlay the pen is model 0552 1/2V. If sterling, it would be 452 1/2V. Solid gold packs the 552 1/2V imprint.   This one has mild overall wear and couple  dings only in bottom knurling. Nice sharp filigree lines. Pleasant nib. Collectors tend to prefer original patina on silver pens, but if the you wish more shine, i'll be happy to polish this before delivery.

Pen 1613 Waterman 1940's (Possibly a 352-V or somesuch)  $55

Overall Grade: ExtraFine Trim:   wear to cap-band
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Nib condition: NM Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine Flex
Imprint:   Perfect Size:  4 5/8" PRICE: $55 
COMMENTS:    Entry level 1940's vintage pen.

Pen 1559 Waterman Ink View Standard. Mid 1930's
Silver Ray  $385 SOLD

Overall Grade: Excellent Trim:  Excellent Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM Threads Perfect  Clarity:  Superb
Point: Fine. Smooth
Imprint:   Excellent Size:  5 1/8th" PRICE: $385. SOLD
COMMENTS: The mid 1930's Waterman Ink View was Waterman's answer to the Parker Vacumatic, though the engineering was a bit more conventional.  Popular collectables, these are hard to find clean, with intact trim, an original bottom plaque and without crazing. This one rocks on all levels. On Hold

Pen 1560 Waterman Ink View Standard. Mid 1930's
Copper Ray  $425 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  Superb
Color: Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM Threads Perfect  Transparency:  Moderate
Point: Medium Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5 1/8th" PRICE: $425  SOLD
COMMENTS:   The mid 1930's Waterman Ink View was Waterman's answer to the Parker Vacumatic, though the engineering was a bit more conventional.  Popular collectables, these are hard to find clean, with intact trim, an original bottom plaque and without crazing. This one rocks on all levels. SOLD

Pen 1462 Waterman 52-V (NOT 52 1/2V) Cardinal HR. Ringtop  $225 Flex Nib

Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  clean Color:  Excellent  CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect  Rubber:  Exc
Point: Fine-Med FLEX
Imprint:   excellent Size: 4.5" including ring
PRICE: $225
COMMENTS:  Cardinal hard rubber Waterman pens rest at the top of color cachet for collectors today. This pen is not the well more commonly seen 52 1/2V ringtop which is a thinner pen. Short pure 52's like this (sans "1/2") are not so often seen. This one has great eye appeal and has much better imprint than shows in the pic above (the red overwhelmed the camera). Do see the additional pics for the imprint. Complementing the clean pen is a sweet flex nib. Nice writer.  Note- "Additional Pics" are pending. It was either get this website update online asis, or wait two weeks to finish the darn thing.

Pen 1452 Wateraan #7 Red Ripple. Late 1920's  Flex "Red" nib and Red Band. $485 

Overall Grade:  Excellent++ Trim:  No Brassing Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Transparency:  NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Medium FLEX Imprint:   Superb Size:  5 3/4"  PRICE: $485 
COMMENTS:  Waterman's Ripple hard rubber pens are key collectables from the 1920's. The #7, with color coded cap insert and nib is based on the Model 55. really the 01855 given the trim style.  Unlike many, this example has superb HR, with no texturization (caused by overpolishing), with deep sharp triple imprints, and with superb trim. The RED nib is a flexible nib and this one gets close to some of the PINK nibs for flex. No craquelure  such as is seen on so many of the cap inserts and still an original insert to boot.


Pen 1461 Waterman 100-Year Pen. 2nd yr. Standard. Blue. Ribbed 1940-1  $295 On Hold

Overall Grade:  Fine-XF Trim:   Mild edge brassing
Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Transparency:  Exc
Point: Fine Firm
Imprint:   Superb Size:  5 3/16"  PRICE: $295 On Hold
COMMENTS:  The "100 Year Pen" is a popular series with collectors. This one has no crazing of the original endpiece. Nice color. You can see some brassing at bottom of the clip in the picture above. The lever has some specks of brass too. A fine example.

 
Pen 1324 LE Waterman 52 1/2 V Ripple Hard Rubber.  1924-30 or so. $125 High Flex Nib
Overall Grade: Pen- Exc. Trim:  Clean Trim on Pen Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Rubber:  Clean. Slight oxidation of orange Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine very flexible nib. Imprint:   exc Size:  9/16th" at cap lip by 5 3/8" PRICE: $125
COMMENTS:  One of (but not quite THE) smallest Ripple. All three imprints are solid and this pen, unlike some, is marked "RIPPLE", too.  The Pencil grades FINE with a some scratches to the nozzle. Pencil works. Neat lil' set and nice entry into Ripple Land, especially with the bonus of a very flexible nib.


Pen 1319 Waterman 0552 1/2 V with  gold-filled overlay in "Pansy Panel" pattern 1917-30-ish $155   High Flex nib.
Overall Grade: Fine Metal:  excellent, except very bottom of pen Color:  Excellent  CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Transparency:  n/a Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine-medium  high flex Imprint:   exc Size:  3.75" including ring. PRICE: $155
COMMENTS:  Waterman overlay pens are highly collectable. This Pansy Panel has quite sharp overlay details with little wear and brassing to most of the pen.  The very bottom of pen has some wear and a smidge of brassing to the knurling, and scattered tiny dings mar only the bottom edge of the pen. Imprints are very sharp, including the 0552 1/2V on the bottom of th pen. Pansy Panel is a better overlay.   The nib is a highly flexible fine-med which flexes to double broad. A smooth nice writer!

 
Pen 1388 Waterman 52  "bandless" Cardinal Red. Mint Stickered ~1923 $630  On HOLD
Overall Grade: Mint Trim:  Mint Color:  mildly subdued  where exposed to light CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint Threads:  Perfect    Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Manifold Imprint:   mint Size:   5 3/8" PRICE: $630  On HOLD
COMMENTS:  Waterman hard rubber 52's are highly collectable. Value ascends from smooth black to chased black to woodgrain to ripple and finally to cardinal red. Often worn and cracked, mint stickered examples are nearly unheard of. Recognizing that our exposure is not the sum of all dealer's exposure, we still note having seen but one of these in this lofty grade... this one.  Too, Bandless 52's are well less common than the typical banded variety (technically, those are model  01852). Destined for a premier collection, and might even be elected to the Senate.

 
Pen 1391 Waterman Lady Patricia Moss Agate celluloid ~1931 $325 
Near Mint Stickered. Nice Writer. Flex Nib
Overall Grade: NM (inked, otherwise mint) Trim:  Mint Color:  perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NM Threads:  perfect 
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Point: Fine-med FLEX Imprint:   perfect Size:  4 3/8" PRICE: $325
COMMENTS:  Moss Agate is the amongst the most lovely of Waterman Colors. It can be found on the Waterman Patrician, the Lady Patricia, the 94 and perhaps the 92. This example is stunning. The pen has been inked but otherwise is perfect  and has price sticker on bottom of the pen. The flex nib writes nicely, and restorer Ron Zorn of www.mainstreetpens.com tossed in a silicone sac to prevent discoloration. This one pops.

 
.Pen 1403 Waterman Canada. 1940's 
HIGH FLEX NIB  $95
Overall Grade: Fine Trim:  couple specks of brass. Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent.  Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Transparency:  NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine. Highly Flexible Imprint:   Excellent Size:  5" PRICE: $95
COMMENTS:  High flex.  LE Waterman. Entry level price. What more to say?

 
High Flex Pen 1339 Waterman 552 1/2.14k SOLID gold filigree overlay $600 High Flex
Overall Grade: Fine Trim: the filigree cylinder is very clean. the dome (top) has one ding. CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  HR: light oxidation Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine-medium smooth high flex Imprint:   Fine Size:   5 3/8" PRICE: $600 
COMMENTS:  Collecting the  overlay models from LE Waterman poses a daunting task to hobbyists. Numerous sizes, overlay materials, patterns- not to mention evolution of core pen - have given us one heckuva lot to sort through.  For the period starting in 1917, lever filling pens generally were labelled as part of the fifties series (or 5x).  Overlays were produced in gold-filled, sterling silver, and solid gold.  Using the 52 1/2 (slender full length) pen as basis, the 0552 1/2 marks gold-filled, 452 1/2 indicates silver, and 552 1/2 designates the lofty solid gold model. When produced, the cost of the pen rose as one progressed from Silver to Gold-Filled to Solid Gold. Today, the silver overlay outvalues gold-filled because silver and solid gold do not brass, whilst gold-filled will show base metal when worn.  Solid Gold, though, cost far more than the other two overlays and  now is found far less often. A neat pen.

This pen is marked in four places as 14k- the cap overlay, the barrel overlay, the lever (on inside) and the clip.  The overlay is quite clean save that the top dome has one broad but shallow ding (as if pen was tapped on its head). The HR shows light oxidation. The 552 1/2 imprint is sharp on butt of pen and the imprint near the bottom  of the pen is complete with some wear showing.  Ron Zorn dropped a  sac into it last week and it is a darn nice writer with quite flexible nib.  A sweet Waterman.


 
.Pen 1412 Waterman 92-V Turquoise celluloid   FLEX NIB  $250 On Hold
Overall Grade: Exc-Nearmint Trim:  no brass Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent.  Threads:  Perfect c  Transparency:  NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine. Fine full flex Imprint:   Excellent Size:  4 1/4" PRICE: $250 On Hold
COMMENTS:  Turquoise is the most desirable color in the Waterman Patrician and is found also in the Lady Patricia, the 92-V and probably the 92 (who can recall?). This one is superb and represents the most affordable Waterman in this color. Nib is sweet and writes a nice line.

 
.Pen 1413 Waterman Thoroughbred 1938   FLEX NIB  $150
Overall Grade: Excellent Trim:  NA Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent. Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Transparency:  Modest Amber Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine. Highly Flexible Imprint:   Excellent Size:  5 " PRICE: $150
COMMENTS:  Closely related to the Watemran #3, this late player in 1930's Waterman can be found in golden pearl (red veins), gray pearl (red veins) and for all we know ... some other color too. Usually found worn or cracked with trashed trim, this one suffers none of those flaws. Affordable Flex.

 
Pen 1335  Waterman #7. Jet Black celluloid. "Green" nib and barrel code. 1930's  $225
Overall Grade: Extra Fine Trim:  excellent Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: VG. couple scratches Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Plasic:  few light scratches. Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Firm medium-ish Imprint:   exc Size:  5 7/16" PRICE: $225
COMMENTS:  The Waterman #7 started life as a  Red Ripple Hard Rubber model featuring (generally) 7 different color-coded nib options, itself  matched by a colored ring at top of pen. Around 1930 this Black Plastic model replaced the HR pen and became the second largest plastic pen in LE Waterman's line up, falling just below the size and cost of the vaunted Patrician. Color Coding persisted, and the pen featured nibs inscribed with a color, which was matched by a colored plastic insert (also marked "7") on the butt of the pen. This is a nice example with no franken-parts. The nib matches the colored insert. The "green" nib is a firm medium

 
Pen 1326 LE Waterman 452 1/2V "Hand Engraved Vine" sterling overlay 1917-1930-ish $165 Wet- Noodle Flex.
Overall Grade: Fine-EF Sterling: No Dings. Modest overall wear. More wear to knurling CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: VG  Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Cartouche:  Engraved "A.R.N" Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine Noodle Flex Imprint:   Fine Size: 3.75" with RIng. PRICE: $165 
COMMENTS:  The Hand Engraved Vine pattern is amongst the most desirable of the patterns found in the 45x pens. This one has a wet-noodle flexy nib, really quite cool.  It grades VG with slight (corrected) tilt to one tine that does not affect smooth writing.  It has the proper engraved sterling lever, too. Pen, overall, is clean with no dings. The knurling at bottom of pen (the milled, denticled, what-have-you longitudinal lines at butt of pen) have been worn smooth about 50% , presumably from pressure from the posted cap. 

 
high flex nib Pen 1327 Waterman #3 in Black Pearl Celluloid. mid 1930's $120 high flex nib
Overall Grade:  Fine Trim:  capband only with wear/brass Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Excellent Threads:  Perfect cap threads.  Plastic:  couple toothmarks both ends Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine-medium full flex. Imprint:   Excellent Size:  5 1/16" by 7/16" PRICE: $120
COMMENTS:  The Waterman #3 was introduced in the mid 1930's and supplanted the #92 at the sub-$5 price point. A nice sized pen, often with great nibs, it receives less pendom play than do some of Waterman's higher line pens from that era. This one has a great. Most of these feature trashed chrome trim. This one has perfect trim on clip and lever but that tiny thin capband does show a mix of wear and brassing.  This would make an excellent entry level vintage pen for he who would play with a flex nib.

 
Pen 1291 LE Waterman's Lady Patricia Ink view
Sunset Red Celluloid  FULL FLEX Nib. Late 1930's $250
Overall Grade: EF Trim:  Remarkably clean chrome trim. few scratches to chrome at very top of cap. Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: EXC Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  VG Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine Full Flex Imprint:   Perfect Size:  4 3/8" long PRICE: $250
COMMENTS:  A late Lady Patricia  in later "Ink View" form. Very clean. The flat chrome plaque on top of ap has some light scratches. The capband lever and clip are in the top 10th percentile.   $250

 
Pen 1282 LE Waterman  0552 1/2V Goldfill overlay   FLEX NIB $150
Overall Grade: EF Trim:  1 tiny ding at edge of filegree by lever. Color:  Excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: EXC Threads:  Perfect
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Point: Flexible fine point. Imprint:   Perfect Size:  3 7/8" including ring. PRICE: $150
COMMENTS:  LE Waterman, oldest of the Big-4, produced a huge array of overlay pens. The 0552 1/2V  is a lower-end-covered model, but this size does not receive the LEC marking as all  overlay pens in this sidze had a covered bottom. very pretty wee lil' pen. $150

 
Pen 1215-  LE Waterman 52 Woodgrain pattern. Full Flex Nib (nib is Canadian) $235
Overall Grade: Exc+ Trim:  Crisp Color:  Excellent. Rich dark lustrous, no texture marbling. CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: EXC Threads:  Perfect Transparency:  NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine Full Flex.  Note Canadian Waterman nib (Pen is USA production). Proper era #2 nib. Imprint:   VG Size:  5 3/8" PRICE: $235
COMMENTS:  Waterman hard rubber pens  are highly collectable. Made from beautifully patterned hard rubber, Woodgrain was  produced in numerous sizes and with different filling mechanisms. Many are faded, overpolished- resulting in a textured finish as the black and red abrade at different rates- or cracked.  This one, on the other hand, sparkles.  The trim is perfect. The clip is tight. Both barrel imprints (and the "52" on the bottom) are  very crisp.  A  quite nice example of a basic Ripple.  $235

 
Pen 1214 LE Waterman Red Ripple Model 52. Canadian. Full Flex Nib. Early 1920's.  $230
Overall Grade: Near Mint Trim:  Perfect Color:  Excellent- rich, dark, lustrous, no texture marbling. CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: EXC Threads:  Perfect Transparency:  NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: Fine Full Flex Imprint:   Sharp Size:  5 3/8" PRICE: $230
COMMENTS:  Waterman Ripple pens  are highly collectable. Made from beautifully patterned hard rubber, these were produced in numerous sizes and with different filling mechanisms. Many are faded, overpolished- resulting in a textured finish as the black and red abrade at different rates- or cracked.  This one, on the other hand, sparkles.  The trim is perfect. The clip is tight. The single barrel imprint (correct on Canadian pens) and the "52" on bottom are  razor sharp.  A nice example of a basic Ripple. $230

 
Pen 1090: L.E. WATERMAN 452 Set. Sterling Overlay on Black Hard Rubber: 1910's-20's:  FLEX NIB  $450
Overall Grade: extra fine Trim: XF. one small ding to crown. Cartouche beautifully engraved "FFD" Color: excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib Condition: exc Threads: PERFECT Transparency: NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: FINE. high flex smooth Imprint: sharp,complete,excellent Size: pen 5 3/8" long PRICE: $450
COMMENTS:  Full Flex in a crisp silver overlay pen. FFD engraved in Cartouche on barrel overlay. "pres by store 1113" engraved around top of cap. An excellent entry into the realm of full-size overlay LE Waterman pens, with killer nib tossed in the mix. Please not that i left the original patina intact. A quick polish would make the silver glow like new (the overlay is very sharp), but i prefer to preserve the vintage look. 

 
Pen 1114: Waterman #7 Ripple Yellow Band (and nib) 1920's:  $425
Overall Grade: Excellent Trim: EXC Color: EXC  
Nib Condition: excellent Threads: PERFECT Transparency: NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: :"round ball" Yellow-marked nib. Smooth semi-flex Imprint: sharp,complete,excellent Size: larege pen #55/#7 size PRICE: $425
COMMENTS:  a gem for the waterman #7 collectors

Pen 1095: Waterman 56 Red Ripple (a large Duofold-Senior-size pen)  Flex nib.  1920's. Boxed. with instructions$515
Overall Grade: EX + Trim: excellent. NOTE- Clip ball is 1-2mm out from the barrel. Color: excellent CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib Condition: NM Threads: PERFECT Transparency: NA Click if link is hot, for more info
Point: FINE Imprint: sharp,complete,excellent Size: OS ~ 5.5" by 9/16ths" PRICE: $515
COMMENTS: A large pen the size of a Parker Duofold Senior. FLAW- the clip ball is sprung to 1-2mm from barrel. i opted not to risk a fix on this one. 

Gorgeous color and lustre. Sharp Imprints. Flex Nib.  Boxed with instructions in waterman treasure chest case. Full Flex nib with slight tooth.




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