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Waterman Pens

Waterman is one of the oldest pen companies in business - sort of. The original L.E.Waterman Company began in 1884. They did very well for years, producing many of the world's finest pens. They gave up manufacturing in America in 1958. Since that time, Waterman pens have been made by what had been their French subsidiary, which survives to this day.


28 NOV  2014
 English Waterman 515s
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Three peas from the same pod - or at least the same factory in England. All lever fillers. 5 3/16", 132 mm.

SB339 Black - Nice F/M 14 Kt nib, with some flex.  MIld brassing on clip, which is a slightly different style than the other two.

 SB338 Burgundy - Nice F/M 14 Kt nib, with some flex.  MIld brassing on clip.

SB337 Green - Nice F/M 14 Kt nib, with some flex. Different markings on the nib. Moderate brassing on clip.

Price: $80 each with Free Shipping in the US

 Waterman Taperwrite
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Taperwrites were not the top of the Waterman line, but they're nice writers. This one has a small fine gold nib (you can see the iridium).  There's a bit of play in the cap in the cap when it's on the barrel, but it's secure.  Moderate surface wear, but no bad scratches or dings. Lever filler.  5 3/8", 137 mm.

Price: $75 with Free Shipping in the US

Waterman 42 Safety
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Sometimes my consignment lots contain something really cool.  In this case, it's a Waterman 42 safety. Made of black hard rubber, it's an eye dropper filler.  The nib is a fine flexible, but I'm not sure I'd trust the seals.  The chasing on the rubber is basically smooth now, but the imprints are clear, and the safety slides up and down smoothly, as it should.   4 3/4", 120 mm

Price: $125 with Free Shipping in the US

English Waterman 515
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Gray English Waterman 515 set with a soft but not really flexible fine nib.  Lever filler. 5 1/16", 130 mm. Condition is very good, with a touch of brassing of the lever & clip.  

Price: $80 with Free Shipping in the US

English Waterman Set - 503
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Black English Waterman 503 set with the original box and papers in great condition.  Looks mint, although I installed a new sac in the pen. Nib is a soft, semi-flex fine.  Lever filler. 5 1/16", 130 mm. 

Price: $150 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

 Waterman Phileas
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I have one Waterman Phileas pen in purple marbled color. These were modeled after the Wahl-Eversharp Skyline, and have a pretty plated medium steel nib. Comes with a converter, although you can deduct $10 from the price if you don't want one. Very good condition, with little evident wear.  5 1/4", 135 mm

Price: $60 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Waterman Pen and Pencil Set - Red Nib
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This set provoked several long discussions. I don't know what to label it. Let me start by saying it's in great condition. The set looks almost new. There's an artfully engraved set of initials "F M" on the bands (very professional and subtle). The cap looks like the "Emblem" model, while the barrel has a stairstep end (like the cap end of the #7, #5, or #94). It's a single arm lever (not Ink-Vue style). The nib says "Red Waterman Ideal Canada", and the very clear imprint also says that the set is from Canada. I'd say the nib is a flexible Fine-medium that's fun to write with.

Price: $175 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

 Waterman CF
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Black and Gold Waterman CF. Fortunately, it has an installed converter (CF cartridges can be hard to find).  The section has has little corrosion where it meets the nib, visible above to the right of the nib, but also present on the left. The nib itself is a 14 Kt fine. Other than the corrosion, it's in very good condition, with little wear or brassing. 5 1/4", 135 mm

Price: $80 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

 Waterman Phileas
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I have one Waterman Phileas pen in green marbled color. The Phileas  was modeled after the Wahl-Eversharp Skyline, and has a pretty plated fine steel nib. Comes with a converter, although you can deduct $10 from the price if you don't want one. Very good condition, with little evident wear.  5 1/4", 135 mm

Price: $60 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Waterman 94 - Blue & Cream
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This blue & cream Waterman 94 is fairly dark - the cream seems to have tilted toward chocolate over time - but the nib is really interesting.  It's flexible and behaves like a medium italic, with line variation between the vertical and horizontal, but some flex as well.  The pen began it's life in Canada, the nib in England.  The nib is the correct size (#4), and the keyhole style vent is appropropriate.  Lever filler.  I'd use this one daily, personally - it's a great writer, and the ideal size, from my point of view.  5 ", 128 mm.  

Price: $135 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

English Waterman 515
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Dark navy blue English Waterman 515 with a pretty but somewhat ragged (one end the cloth has worn through) cloth covered box. The pen is in very good condition. There's a little brassing to the clip and the band, a touch to the lever. Excellent, clear imprint. Nib is a soft and flexible fine.  Lever filler. 5 1/8", 131 mm. 

Price: $100 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Waterman Patrician - Onyx
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This is an Onyx Patrician in mechanically excellent condition - the metal and plastic surfaces are in great shape.  The nib is fine flex with good iridium.  The color - well, you can tell that it's pretty typical of the Onyx Patricians.  It's a big pen, although not heavy. Lever filler.  5 1/2", 138 mm.

Price: $525 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD