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Pen #2221             Parker Challenger             $147

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine - nickel plated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler:  button
Point: extra  fine
Imprint:   excellent
            4th quarter 1938
COMMENTS:  Did you know that Parker only made one lever filler?  This isn't it.  Most of the pens were either button  fillers or Vacumatics.That  lone ever filler was the Parkette...  a contemporary of the Challenger, but not quite in the same league.   The Challenger shared the same section, so the same diameter as the Duofold Jr, was of similar quality, and just a tad longer in the barrel.  To tell you the truth, I prefer the Challenger to the Duofold Jr because of it's length.   This pen has a Vacumatic nib instead of the plain Parker  nib.  The color in the picture is pretty accurate.  The trim is clean, but a bit hazy instead of very bright and shiny.  Fully restored.

Pen #2299             Sheaffer Sentinel Deluxe             $247

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: plunger
Point:  medium
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS:   Meet one of my favorite Sheaffers.  I've gotten hooked by the Sheaffer Valiants and their kin.  The nibs are the best I've owned, the pen size is just right, the balance is ideal - I have three inked all the time now, and it seems that one is always finding it's way into  my pocket.  Two are striped, and the third, though technically not a Valiant is the same in size and feel ....  it's a simple black Sentinel Deluxe with a cap just like this one has.  This pen is dates from early 1948, and is NOS except for the nib, which is in itself in excellent condition.  If you want a solid, comfortable, daily user pen, I recommend this one.  
Pen #2292           Sheaffer 1001 Stainless Targa - the funky nib edition           $67-87

Overall Grade: NOS
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  mint Flaws: none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:  fine stub  - 2 available   $67
             medium stub - 6 available  $67
Imprint:     Size:5.3"
COMMENTS: We just picked up a tray of these pens, new old stock, mint. Sheaffer made these pens from about 1980 until 1998.   This is an early edition Targa with the plastic barrel liner.  The pens are brushed stainless steel, not brushed plated brass like the later pens.  I still have the one that I bought back in 1980.   What's the funky nib edition?   Sheaffer sold some as Calligraphy pens, some individually, some in a set with 1 pen and 4 different nibs.   The nibs are not crisp italics.  We have two fine nib pens, 7 medium and 1 broad nib pen.  

Please specify nib size when ordering

Pen #2293            Sheaffer 1002 Targa         $57

Overall Grade:  NOS, mint
Metal:  chrome plated Material:  lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
Point: medium  6  pens available
Imprint:    Size:5.3"
COMMENTS:  The box is marked 1002, first edition, which means that they were made in the early 1980s.  One has gone into my collection to go with the 1001 that I bought 3 1/2 decades ago.   Most of the matte black Targas seem to  have the gold trim.  I rather like the "reverse" trim version.  NOS, never inked, with the original black end/latex sac converters.  All pens have medium nibs, though I might have one or two fine or extra fine nibs that may or may not be NOS.  Ask when you  order.

Pen #2298           Sheaffer  PFM III           SOLD

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  mint Flaws: none Filler:  snorkel
Point: extra fine
Imprint:     Size:5.4"
COMMENTS: The PFM was introduced in 1959, and was made for only a bout 4-5 years.  Binder says that some people call it the "last hurrah" for the fountain pen.  The PFM  was the first of Sheaffers pens to feature the inlaid nib, which shortly after appeared in the smaller TD filled Imperials, then Targas, and later the Legacy and  Valor pens.   The PFM III was literally the middle of the line up when introduced, with a 14K gold nib and gold plated trim.  When production ended in 1963 only the PFM III, this model, and the PFM V were being produced.  This pen has been completely restored with a synthetic sac,  new point holder gaskets and 0-ring, and has a really smooth extra fine nib.  It's my kind of line - clean  and precise, but very nice to write with.

Pen #2294              Sheaffer Legacy  chalk marked 1.2mm factory stub              $227

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: brushed gold plated
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:  factory stub
Imprint:   Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:   The Legacy  was introduced in 1995, and was at the time Sheaffer's premier pen.  Not a complete copy of the PFM, the Legacy had the PFM profile and size.  Though the original version had the the TD filling system Sheaffer did not use the snorkel for the nib.  This is the later Sheaffer Legacy II with the rounded ends, and lacking the TD filling system, which by the way still used a converter.  The pen is in brushed gold, the nib a  chalk marked factory stub.   Made from 1999-2002.      Close inspection at the end of the barrel shows that the pen has been posted, but you really have to look for it.  I'd call it a little shop wear.  A very nice pen.

Pen #2300           Sheaffer Touchdown Imperial        $167

Overall Grade: NOS - stickered
Metal:  excellent Material:  gold plated over brass
Nib condition:  near mint  Flaws: none Filler:  Touchdown
Point:  fine
Imprint:     Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:  The Sheaffer Imperial was the second of Sheaffer's pens to feature the inlaid nib. Unlike its bigger brother though, it did not use the  snorkel filling system, but rather the Touchdown system.  This pen has the original sticker on the cap, and a fine nib.  I've replaced the 0-ring in the barrel, and have replaced the original latex sac with a PVC sac for long life.

Pen #2294              Sheaffer Carmine Oversize Balance              $397

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: see description Filler: lever
Point:  medium
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:   I think one could get into a fight about the best Sheaffer Balance colors.  Carmine is up at the top of the list, as is Black and Pearl,  but I also really like the marbled gray, and some people swear by the Roseglow pens.  I have to admit though, that Carmine is really pretty, and very much sought after.  This one is graded extra fine only because there are some flea bites and minor flaws on the clip.  No brassing, but neither is it perfect.  No cracks, no tooth marks, the imprint is crisp, and the nib a very nice, smooth medium.   It's a really impressive pen

Pen #284       Black and Pearl OS Balance   $267
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  gold plated - excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  small brassing mark at top of clip
Filler: lever
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  extra fine Size:   5.9"
COMMENTS This is one of the earliest versions of the OS Balance - note the long humped clip,  flat feed,  lifetime nib like the of the flat top pens of the era.  This is also one of the longest Balance pens you'll find.  The color in the picture tends a little towards green, when in fact is slightly ambered.  Not white white, but still pretty decent.  It's an impressive pen, fully restored.

Pen #2297      Sheaffer Balance - the short edition      $147

Overall Grade:excellent
Metal:  gold plated - excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: lever
Point:   extra fine Lifetime
Imprint:   excellent Size:  4.7"
COMMENTS:  The Sheaffer Balance revolutionized the pen industry.      Sheaffer was riding on the "streamlined" craze then the model was introduced in the late 1920a, and continued on that ride in one form or another for decades.  Everybody had to come  up with some variation to compete.  The basic profile is still copied today.  This one is a bit shorter than your standard Balance.  The diameter is the same, but over all  length is about half an inch shorter, which I find to be nice.  The cap posts nicely, so it is has a good balance (sorry!) when you go write with it.  The collector in me says "keep it!"  The small business owner, sitting on the other shoulder says "sell it silly!  It's a nice and somewhat unusual pen."  Buy it please before I change my mind.

Pen #2281      Hutcheon Brothers       $147

Overall Grade:excellent
Metal:  gold plated - excellent Material:  hard rubber
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  a little brassing on the lever Filler: lever
Point:   Fine Waterman #2
Imprint:   excellent Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS: Hutcheon Brothers was a pen and pencil manufacturer  in Brooklyn, NY. who was still in business as late as 1966.  I've seen conflicting dates for this pen- 1925, 1933, but the style and material had me thinking late 20s, so I was close.  Most of the ones I've seen are marked "NY Bell Telephone."  This one is marked "NJ Bell Telephone" along with the manufacturers imprint.   The quality hard rubber has retained its original color - no special treatment or heavy buffing to bring it back.  The trim is clean except for the brassing you can see on the lever, and a little lightening of the ball on the clip- -but it's still gold colored, not silver.  The original nib was missing, so I've installed a Waterman #2 from about the same era.  A pen this pretty needed a good nib so that it can be used!    

Pen #2279       Sheaffer Imperial  770   $97
Overall Grade:NOS
Metal:  gold plated  Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:   fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS: Not a fancy pen, but a really nice pen.  NOS, the cap is still stickered and comes with a new squeeze converter.    This is from our own stock of pens.  I've had so many Imperials in the last couple of years that I've been holding some back rather than list several at the same time.   

Pen #2243      Burgundy Sheaffer Touchdown Imperial  770   $107
Overall Grade:NOS
Metal:  gold plated  Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: touchdown
Point:   extra fine
Imprint Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  The first Imperials were Touchdown fillers, but it wasn't long before the line included, and then transitioned over to cartridge/converter pens.  Folks often mistake them for the PFM, missing the smaller girth and the fact that it doesn't have a snorkel tube.   I think that the TD filling system has more class than the CC system.    With its squared off end and a blind cap that is nearly invisible,  they're classy pens.   This one as an extra fine nib, and has been fully restored.  A synthetic sac has been installed for a long useful life.  If you do chose to use a boutique ink, do take the time to flush the pen on occasion.  These feeds regulate the flow very well, but when they get clogged they can be a challenge to clean!

Pen #2285      Slender Sheaffer Flat top       $167

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  extra  fine 
Imprint: extra fine Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   This pen is the same length, with the same size nib as the Sr Flattop pens.  Daniel Kirchheimer told me what the model was years ago, but I've forgotten, and  couldn't find the email if I tried.  An exceptionally clean pen, no brassing, no tooth marks.  It has a full size Lifetime nib.  The white dot is on the top of the cap.

Pen #2288      Sheaffer Crest Set         SOLD

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: see description Filler: plunger filler
Point:  extra fine
Imprint: excellent Size:  4.9 "
COMMENTS:   The Sheaffer Crest was at the upper end of the Sheaffer line.  The model was carried through the 1940s, appeared in striped celluloid, later in the Forticel colors, carried over into the TD and the snorkel line, and then appeared again as a modern pen in the 1990s.  Some had an open nib, like the one in my collection with George Zorn  engraved on it (not a relative), but most has the Triumph nib.  This pen is the Statesman size version (there are some in the Valiant size).   The cap has a minor ding in the top, one under the clip and a minor  mark on the side.  The pencil  has a small dent on the top, and is working.  Freshly restored with our high grade, long life rubber material.  Nice writing nib too!

Pen #2287        Sheaffer Special     $137

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: see comments Filler:  snorkel
Point:  fine  - marked F6 Imprint: Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:   I had to dig to find this model.  I depend heavily on Fred Pleawa's Pen Clips drawings from Pen World  to keep track of the Snorkel models, but Fred missed this one.  It's a Special - snorkel, open nib (so no white dot - Sheaffer was rather snooty and only gave the white dot to Triumph nib pens), and Palladium Silver to boot.  But it is clean as a whistle, with a  nice, smooth, fine nib.  Fully restored too.  I use synthetic sacs in snorkels, not latex.  I want the pen to last as long as possible, and for some reason the latex sacs aren't holding up as well as they used to in the pens with sac guards.  Nice pen, if I may say so!    The picture is a little too blue.   The color is pastel blue, and is quite attractive.

Pen #2230      Sheaffer Sovereign      $157

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  extra fine - gold plated Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  touchdown
Point:  :fine Imprint: excellent Size: 5.2"
COMMENTS:    The Sovereign was about the biggest pen of the era, up there with the Valiant in girth.  A very comfortable pen to hold,  they're well made and reliable.  The nibs are two tone, just a tad smaller than the OS Balance nibs.  The trim in this pen is very clean - no brassing, the barrel threads are as well, with no plating wear.  Not bright, but there is some transparency to the section.   Fully restored, and ready to write...

Pen #2244       Sheaffer Tuckaway Set         $137

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal: gold plated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none Filler: plunger
Point:  fine
Imprint: excellent Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:  Pants pen?  Vest pocket pen?  Polo shirt pen?  You decide.  Tuckies are short in the pocket but comfortable to write with when  posted.  Some people love them, some hate them. Not sure what the plastic is whether it's Forticel or celluloid.  The pen has the "cartridge" style plunger  filler unit (as in the section unscrews and the whole filler comes out of the body with the section).  The pencil is working and has some leads (thin leads) in it.     Fully restored with our high grade rubber materials for a long useful life.

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