For sale are ten antique Waterman's Ideal and Parker Fountain Pen ads. The two large Waterman ads are from Good Housekeeping Magazine and both measuring 6 1/2 inches by 9 3/4 inches:
"Draw the Line at the Ink Bottle" ad from the October 1912 issue. There is a tear measuring approximately 5/8th inch at the top right just above "Housekeeping" and there are two tears on the left side, both measuring approximately 5/8ths inch as well. The upper right corner has a fold. Paper has yellowed with age.
"The gift that insures the warmest welcome" ad from the December 1913 issue. The staple holes on the left side show some rust. There is a small brown blemish which appears to be in the paper just above the "a" in "Waterman's' at the top of the ad. Paper has yellowed with age.
Six of the ads have been taken from The Youth's Companion magazine and they are as follows:
Two "Parker Lucky Curve" ads that look somewhat similar (left side of third photo) Both are from 1902; one is from September 3, 1901 and the other from December 10, 1901.
One "Parker Lucky Curve" ad with five pens in the ad (right side of third photo). This ad is from the December 11, 1901 issue.
One "Parker Lucky Curve" ad from the September 15, 1910 issue (lower left side of fourth photo).
One "Waterman's Ideal" ad from the September 10, 1903 issue (upper left side of fourth photo).
One "Waterman's Ideal" ad from the November 1, 1906 issue (left side of fourth photo).
The last two ads were taken from Colliers:
The Laughlin ad came from the February 25, 1905 issue of Colliers. It measures 7 and 1/4 inches long and 2 and 1/4 wide. The paper is yellow with age, has some foxing and compression marks.
The Waterman Ideal ad came from the December 17, 1904 issue of Colliers. It measures 4 and 3/4 inches wide and 2 and 1/8 inches high. Again, there is yellowing and foxing with a prominant spot in the copy.
All of the ads taken from Youth's Companion are in very good condition with no tears. Paper has yellowed with age.
Please see photos for additional condition details and please don't hesitate to ask questions. Thanks for looking!
Please see pictures for condition and feel free to ask questions. Thank you.