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All pens shown are restored, in nice working order.  Just fill the pen and write!

They are of course backed by our standard warranty

Details about each pen will be provided below.  
Prices do not include shipping.

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Note that pens are not shown to scale.   

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We have several Sheaffer plunger fillers available in this update.  All restored and ready for you
to fill and write.  All with our  Main Street Warranty.  


Pen #1983    Parker Premier AKA  Thrift Time Pen     $267

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  extra fine Imprint:  excellent
              made in Canada         
Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS:    The Parker Premier (MK I if you will) is the Canadian name for the what was called the Duette Sr. or Thrift Time pen in the US.  The color on the Canadian pens was called red onyx, in the US mahogany and white.   Whatever,  it's a pretty pen, well  made, and the same size as the Parker  Vacumatic Standard and Challenger of the same era.  (the caps interchange)  The color is great, no brassing, excellent imprint.  Not an easy pen to find.  Restored with a synthetic sac installed.

Pen #2011      Parker Streamlined Duofold Sr      $277

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  button
Point:  fine Imprint:  excellent
             4th quarter 1934
Size:  5.12"
COMMENTS:   Ever notice how the people on a book cover never match the descriptions of the characters IN the book?  Parker was guilty of the same thing - getting the characters wrong.  The Parker  Big Red of the early 1970s was the pen that really  pushed my buttons, not because it was so cool (though it was) but the idea of the original pen from the 1920s caught my imagination.  I WANTED one!   What I didn't know though was that the pen in the ad from the 1920s, and the design of the pen of the 1970s didn't match.  They talked about the flappers and all that,  when the pen being made was a flat top, but the new pen copied the streamlined pen of the 1930s.  Typical of ad agencies.   But it didn't matter to me.  It does now, and I have a number of streamlined Duofolds.  This is a duplicate, and is in great shape.  No brassing,  excellent imprint,  and restored with a silicone sac installed.

Pen #2009        Parker Challenger        $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: rhodium plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: replated band and clip Filler: button
Point:   medium Imprint:   excellent Size:   5"
COMMENTS:   From the 1930s.  The Challenger was a mid-level pen, better than the Parkette, not as fancy as the Royal Challenger or Vacumatics.  It retained the button filler, an hang-on from the Duofold filling system.  The plastic was identical to what was being used in the 1st generation Vacumatics of the time - I have a Vac Jr in identical material sitting next to this pen as I'm writing this.  The color on this pen is quite good, with the pearl panels still bright, not turned brown.  The cap band had dings in it, so I've replaced it with a replated donor from another Challenger.  Nice, smooth medium nib.  The white line on the barrel is a reflection from the light tent.  Nice pen.  

Pen #2021   Marbled Parker Vacumatic Jr         $167


Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  replated with rhodium Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  replated trim6 Filler: vacumatic
Point:   extra fine italic-ish Imprint: extra fine - 4th quarter 1936 Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   I've said it many times that the  first generation Vacumatics are my favorites.  I like the design, I like the feel.  The Jr and 3 band versions have the same diameter cap and barrel, the Jr is just a little shorter than the standard.  .   The plating on the clip was a bit worn on the edges, so I've replated it with rhodium, which holds up well with use.  The nib is nice and smooth, with a little more width on the down stroke than the horizontal.  I wouldn't call it a cursive italic, but I like the way it writes.   The lockdown  filler is nice, and clean, and solid.  Restored of course!
 
Pen #2014  Cross Townsend       $67


Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  chrome plated Material - lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
Point:  fine steel Imprint Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS: From my collection.  In excellent condition, with the box and converter.  A nice writing pen with a smooth, fine fine steel nib.  It's just a little too narrow for my hand and doesn't get used.

Pen #2020          Sheaffer Crest   3 piece set             $227

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material -  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: flea bites in the cap of FP
     BP has a small flat spot on top
Filler: plunger filler
Point:  fine Imprint:  excellent on all three pieces Size:  FP -  5.2"
            BP - 5.25"
COMMENTS:  It's not often that you see the complete three piece Crest set.   The FP is the full size 1750 with a fine nib and is fully restored.   I never do a half way restoration on these pens.    They're cleaned, nib fully cleaned and smoothed, and the high grade, long life synthetic  rubber used for the packing unit seal and the head gasket.  There's a white dot in the end of the blind cap, as there should be   The BP is marked  1250.   I've installed the "widget" and a rod in the end of the  barrel that allow you to use a modern Sheaffer BP refill in the pen.  Did you know that Monteverdi makes a gel BP refill?  That means you can use one in this pen too!  How cool is that?  I will of course include the original refill just so you can gaze at it fondly.  That's all it's good for - it doesn't work.     The widget unscrews from the section and is easily removed.   The cap has a raised bump on the clip to indicate that it's a BP, not the white dot fountain pen. The pencil works too, uses fine lead (0.036"= 0.9mm).  The case has wear on the corners on the outside and the inside you can see.  Overall a rather  nice set.

Pen #2018         Sheaffer Crest                SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material -  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: small dent and small  flat spot on top of cap,
               a couple of flea bites to the right of the clip.
Filler: plunger filler
Point:  fine Imprint:  excellent Size:   5"
COMMENTS:  This is the smaller size Crest.  The barrel marked with a 1250 price code.. There's a white dot on the end of the blind cap.   Though quite ambered, you can see the longitudinal lines in the barrel if you hold it up to a  light.  

Pen #2022   Dolphin Sheaffer Imperial               $87
Overall Grade:  Excellent
Metal: excellent Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see notes Filler: touchdown
Point:   extra fine 14K Imprint: excellent Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:  I find these pens to be interesting.  Nearly identical to the more common Imperial,  they're good pens.  The nib is 14K - Sheaffer just marked the tail of the nib where you can't see it.  The V is gold plated.  This is the touchdown version, which I now restore  using a synthetic sac rather than latex.  They're nearly bullet proof.  The barrel was chalk marked, but needed to be polished before I could sell it, so off it came.  The clip had been exposed to something, so was corroded.  The cap is a later NOS cap - just doesn't say "Sheaffer" on it.  I'll provide a gold plated vertical line patter cap if you want it for an additional $10.  The nib, though an XF is a nice smooth writer.  If you want something with a very fine, clean line, this is for you.

Pen #1767     Sheaffer Imperial           $97
Overall Grade:  Excellent
Metal: excellent Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:   extra fine 14K Imprint: excellent Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS:   One of the many variations on the Sheaffer Imperial.  NOS.  GF cap, 14K XF nib.  

Pen #1878         Sheaffer Statesman       $117

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent - clean bright
            plating on the nib
Flaws:  none Filler: plunger/vacuum
Point:   extra fine Imprint:excellent Size: 5"
COMMENTS:   This is a Statesman, about the same diameter as a Crest,  open nib, plunger filler from the pre-snorkel days.  The pen has what I call the "cartridge" style where the section and filler are the one unit that screws into the barrel.  No white dot of course, because when  these were made Sheaffer was reserving the white dot for the Triumph nib pens, which were considered to be the "premier" pens, even though most of the parts used were the same.  In excellent condition with an exceptional imprint, no brassing and of course restored using our high grade, long life materials for the packing unit and head gasket.

Pen #2016              Esterbrooks         SEE TABLE FOR PRICE 

Comments:  We've acquired quite a few Esterbrooks lately.  If you haven't caught on from my comments on FPN, Esterbrooks are one of my favorite pens.  I had one in high school, and have quite a collection of favorites, and a counter top display case full of more Esterbrooks - behind UV filtering glass of course.   They're solid, reliable, nice writers, and tough.  A friend lost his in a Syracuse snow bank one year.  That can be worse than the proverbial needle in a haystack.  It reappeared when the snow melted, and it wrote just fine.  Amazing.  Take a moment to read the details and note the nib number - they'll stay in the pen pictured .  Maybe priced a little more than you normally pay, but all of the pens are  cleaned, polished, resaced, tested,  ready to write, and have our warranty with them.  You can bypass the shipping to the shop,  the wait in the queue and get a nice writing pen in just a few days. 
Pen number and notes Grade Price
1-small copper Dollar pen.  Nib = 2556  excellent imprint, great color  excellent
SOLD
2 -  small  silver Dollar pen  Nib =  2668  excellent imprint, bright color  excellent $57
3 - SJ, silver,   nib = 2668.   good imprint, slightly darker color  extra fine $40
4 - SJ, silver   nib = 2668  extra fine imprint, name in barrel extra fine SOLD
5 - Black Dollar pen,  nib =  9550 extra fine imprint   extra fine $77
6 - Silver transitional J round top button,  nib = 2668  deep imprint excellent $47
7 -  silver transitional J - ribbed top button, Nib=9668  extra fine imprint excellent $67
8 - black transitional J - ribbed top button,  Nib = 2556  crisp, deep imprint excellent SOLD
9 - black transitional J -  ribbed top button,  Nib=2668,  extra fine imprint excellent $57

Pen #1991           Sheaffer 1003 Targa         $137

Overall Grade:  near mint
Metal:  gold plated Material:  lacquer over brass

Nib condition
:  excellent
Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
    converter included
Point:  medium (stamped into plastic) Imprint Size:   5"
COMMENTS:  I still have the stainless Targa that I bought at Penn Traffic in DuBois 33 years ago before we got married.  I didn't have the money, but the pen was calling to me....  I still have several Targas, and still think that they're an iconic Sheaffer.  One of the pens that you have to have at some point as a collector.   The  Sheaffer Targa  website has a table that reveals a dizzying array of finishes and colors released over the years.  Be careful - they're addicting!  This one is a great one to start with.  I'd mark it as mint except that I'm sure it has been inked.  The finish is a pleasing matte black, no damage to the paint on the corners of the ends.  The cap clutch still clicks nicely.  I've installed a fresh red end (synthetic sac) converter.  In the box as shown, no papers.

Pen #2007           Sheaffer 1003 Targa set         $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material:  lacquer over brass

Nib condition
:  excellent
Flaws:   Filler: cartridge/converter
    converter included
Point:  fine Imprint Size:   5"
COMMENTS:  This is nearly identical to pen #1991, except that the finish isn't near mint - it's developed a bit of a sheen on the barrel.  But then it comes with the pencil....   No wear to the corners of the barrel or cap top though.  The  0.9 mm pencil has a twist type of mechanism.  In the box as shown with papers.  

Pen #2003       Parco by Parker      $87

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  med to fine Imprint: excellent
           no date code
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   The black Parco is also in extra find condition.   The trim is clean enough that I may have replated it - it's been in my collection, and frankly I don't remember.  Restored, clean, a solid little pen with a 14K nib.
 
Girologio pen cases

  Girologio pen  cases.  Beautiful rosewood pen cases, in your choice of 24 or 36 pens.  These cases are very well made, with glass tops, and velvet lined trays. The deep slots in the trays will hold even your oversize pens.   Click here  to see more pictures and  for pricing information.

GOT INK??
We carry all colors of Sheaffer ink....
black, navy (blue black), blue, red, green,  brown,  turquoise,    and purple.

NEW!   We also stock Aurora ink in the two colors available - blue and black.

Sheaffer ink - $8/bottle
Aurora ink - $14 /bottle



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