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Rare vintage Waterman Bleu des Mers du Sud ink, Swiss Made, in original box, one third full. Probably ca. 1950s. A collector's item.

Bottle is a distinct polygonal shape with a label bearing a turquoise frame, sea and sailing boat against a black background with the the words "Bleu Des Mers du Sud - Encre Waterman Jif S.A. Zurich" in white lettering. The top of the label (tip of sailing boat and letters B and L is obscured by an ink stain).

Cap is inscribed Waterman's Ink in the distinct Waterman lettering. Bottom of the bottle is embossed with the word "Waterman" and the number "2".

Box is in vintage condition with scruffs especially at the corners. It is dark turquoise and black with white lettering. The writing on the box is both in French and in German.

On one side is written: "Bleu des mers du sud - Encre Waterman" - Blue ink blot on part of the sail and on the word Bleu.
On the opposite side: Südsee Blau - Waterman Tinte
On the flap: Encre Ideal Waterman against the character "globe" logo of Waterman - Südsee Blau.
On the bottom of the box: Encre Ideal Waterman (against the "globe") - Bleu des mers du sud. Handwritten mark: 1.80
On the narrow side of the box: No. 2 - JiF A.G. - Aktiengesallschaft Zürich - Schweizer Fabrikat
On the other narrow side: No. 2 - JiF A.G. Société Anonyme Zurich - Fabrication Suisse.

Height of bottle 6.2 cm or 2.4 inches

Ink is still usable. I have tested it on good quality paper using a dip pen with a Leonardt G nib. (see photo). Flow was excellent and it dried up to a pleasant blue-green - just like the colour of the southern seas.

Happy to combine postage.
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Lito Apostolakou

Vintage Waterman Ink Bleu des Mers du Sud -South Sea Blue

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