Waterman British market full-sized 9 Carat solid gold overlay "Line and Dot"

  • Waterman British market full-sized 9 Carat solid gold overlay "Line and Dot"
    Condition: New
    Time left: 27d
    Price: $975.00 Buy It Now Best Offer: Make Offer
    Shipping: $25.0
    Location: Watertown,MA,USA
Specifications: Pen Type: Fountain; Brand: Waterman; Country/Region of Manufacture: United States;

Item Details

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Offered for sale is a very special Waterman overlay, ca. 1925. This is a 9 carat solid gold overlay, full-sized lever filler. The pen is in mint condition in the original box with the papers. The condition is extraordinary: no dings, dents, flea bites, nicks, scrapes, "drawer wear" or any other signs of use. The black hard rubber is bright, shiny and BLACK. The single barrel imprint, on the lower end of the barrel, is clear and crisp as the day it left the factory.

This pen is in the rare and desirable line-and-dot pattern. The barrel is fully hallmarked with "F.D.W." for Frank D. Waterman, the head of the company at the time; "375" (i.e. 9 karat gold) and two other small hallmarks, (one appears to be a tiger's head). The cap is also marked 375, though it is poorly struck (which is charming in its own way). There is a large oval indicia on the barrel opposite the lever box, there are no initials or other engravings in it.

There are no flaws in the elegant line--and-dot pattern. There is no imprint on the bottom of the barrel. The pen is a full 5 1/2 inches long with the pen capped and 6 3/4 inches long with the cap posted.

The number 2 nib is a wonderful Waterman flexible nib, marked US, See the writing sample in the photos. (Yes, I dipped the pen to show the writing qualities of the nib.

The packaging of this pen is also extraordinary. The pen case is embroidered in a floral pattern that is often seen with pens sold in the U.K. market. There is a minor stain on the top of the case.

The inside of the case is pristine. The velvet pad the pen sits upon is perfect. Lift the pad and there are two wonderful pieces of ephemera: a U.K. instruction manual, with prices for repairs marked in shillings and pence, and a small insert offering a nib exchange "for one to suit the owner's hand exactly. Manifold or Accountant's nib 2/6 extra." This piece is signed by the retailer, L.G. Sloan Ltd., "The Pen Corner," 41,...