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Please note that the pens shown are not to scale.
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Pens on the consignment page, Cheapskate Alley
and prior sales excluded.
Pen #2446            Double Jewel Parker Vacumatic Major       $257

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal::  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: vacumatic
Point:extra  fine
Imprint:  excellent
              4th quarter 1940
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  This is a very clean  Parker Vacumatic with the double jewel.  No brassing, no tooth marks, clean trim, nice color.  The speedline pump is very clean.  The top jewel on the pen is brown striped.  The blind cap jewel is a black "bullseye" or "pseudo jewel" meaning that the blind cap has the pressed on tassie and a jewel that is machined as part of the blind cap  rather than one that is a separate piece that screws in.  A nice example of  the Vacs made between the first generation lockdown Vacs, and the later second generation with the plastic pump rod.  Restored, of course!

Pen #2457        Parker 51 aerometric            $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler:  aerometric
Point: extra fine 14K
Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:  The navy gray Lucite used in the aerometric 51 has a bit of green to the color, VS the Vacumatic dove gray.  The cap has been refrosted, no flaws, not dings, and a clear sac.  

Pen #2461            Sheaffer TD Imperial              $187


Overall Grade:  near mint
Metal: excellent Material: gold plated brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  touchdown
Point:   fine
Imprint:    Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   I keep saying "This is the last one," because I think it IS the last one - then down the road another comes my way,  A gold plated TD Imperial.  Fully restored, with new seals and a synthetic sac.  No dents or dings.  Even the cap is clean inside.  The nib is a nice smooth fine nib - measures at 0.5mm 

Pen #2437             Parker Vacumatic Jr       $167

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal::  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: vacumatic
Point: fine
Imprint:  excellent
               first quarter 1947
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:  By 1947 Parker was working  to phase out the Vacumatic after a very successful run of 13 or 14 years.  Newer designs were catching the publics eye.  Parker's 51 had been in production for 6 years and was an overwhelming success, the VS (Vacumatic Successor?)  was into its second (and last)  year of production with the 21 just over the horizon.   You don't see many Vacumatics with the 1947 date code, and the model was discontinued in 1948.   This pen is exceptionally clean.  No brassing on the clip or cap band, nice transparency to the barrel, no marks on the barrel or cap.  The nib is a smooth fine.  The darker rings in the cap are just that the celluloid in that area did not have the lighter color, not staining of the celluloid.  It's not uncommon to see an area running the length of the pen, less common to go around the pen, but you do see it on occasion.

Pen #2445             Double Jewel Parker Vacumatic Major    $237

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal::  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: vacumatic
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  extra fine
                2nd quarter 1939
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  When Parker made this pen they were in the pre-war transition to the second generation Vac.  The elements of the thinner barrel, thinner section and longer blind cap to accommodate the filler that no longer needed to be locked down.  There are some interesting elements to these pens - the speedline filler which  disappear in another year or so in favor of the plastic rod pump, a barrel that is about  3/8" longer than the later Vac Majors, the two tone nib and a "bullseye" or  "pseudo jewel" on the blind cap.   This is because Parker used a press-on tassie, and the jewel is part of the blind cap instead of being a separate piece that threaded in.  The jewel on the cap is black, and if you look at the blind cap "jewel" closely you'll see that there is a faint concentric ring in the jewel.  The  Speedline pump is clean, no tooth marks, nice color to the pen.   The trim is not a bright shiny white, a bit hazy but no brassing.  Fully restored and ready to write.

Pen #2455          Parker 51 aerometric            $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: reproduction jewel Filler:  aerometric
Point: extra fine 14K
Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   This is burgundy, not plum.  Let's settle that question right up front.   The color can be hard to get right and I don't want anyone thinking that it is plum.  I wouldn't be selling it if it were because I don't have one in my collection.  The pen has been fully restored, a new clear sac, cap refrosted.  The jewel is a reproduction jewel, but one of the darker ones, not a white one.  

Pen #2462         Sheaffer Sentinel             $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: see notes Filler:  lever
Point:  medium
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   This Sheaffer Sentinel  was made after 1947 when Sheaffer moved from celluloid to Forticel.  A  nice clean pen, with a good nib.  A couple minor flea bites in the plastic.  The section is new, so clean and clear- this one has, as did the original, black ribs in the window.  Fully restored.  

Pen #2398             Emperor's Silver Sheaffer Legacy         $267

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  sand blasted, chrome plated
         palladium plated trim
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point: NOS medium 18K palladium plated
Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   The pen is sand blasted chrome plated with palladium trim and a NOS, chalk marked 18K medium nib.  The pattern is cut into the surface of the pen.  The cap closes with a nice firm snap.  New red end converter installed.  Note that the nib for this pen by itself was priced by Sheaffer at  $225.

Pen #2454         Mint Sheaffer Stylist         $147
       14K  1.1mm  factory stub nib

Overall Grade:  mint
Metal: excellent Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  mint Flaws:  Filler:  cartridge/converter
               converter included
Point: 14K factory stub 
Imprint:   Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS:   The pen is mint.   This is the second version of the Stylist with what Sheaffer referred to as the "new point," the first version being the 180 style nib, which Sheaffer introduced before the Parker 180.  The new style nib was much more reliable and less likely to leak.  The nib is an original factory stub that  measures 1.1mm   I've  upgraded the original seal donut inside with a fresh factory Viton seal.   A squeeze converter is included.

Pen #2357         brown Thuya lacquer  Parker 75  pen and BP set       $227

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point: fine French made 18K 
Imprint:   Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS Made from 1981-1990 in France.  The pen has the "fat feed" nib unit with the appropriate 18K French 18K nib.  The nib is marked  F.  The color of the ballpoint is a little darker than the pen, but has the matching pattern in the lacquer.  The pens are  in extra fine condition meaning that the lacquer is in very good condition but on close examination does show that it has been used.  An original Parker squeeze converter is included, resaced with a synthetic sac instead of a latex sac.  Cleaned, tested and smoothed.  The white lines on the PB barrel  are reflections from the light tent, not flaws in the barrel.  

Pen #2449             GF Parker 75 with original tag      $187

Overall Grade:  near mint
Metal:  excellent Material: gold plated
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  N O N E Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point: extra fine
Imprint:   Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   The Parker 75 is one of Parker's iconic pens.  The genesis for the pen was in the Parker VP with its triangular section.   There were some intermediate steps,  when the 75 hit the market in 1964, though it was finished in 1963 which was Parker's 75 anniversary year.  It had a good long run of 30 years before it was discontinued.  The triangular section is comfortable to grip, and the nib can be rotated to make proper contact with the paper no matter how  you hold the pen.   In my opinion, they're as iconic as the Parker Duofold and Parker 51.    The long inner cap with the integral clutch has been replaced with the much more reliable short inner cap with metal clutch fingers.    I've also sealed the end of the clutch ring at the end of the section.  This is a beautiful pen!

Pen #2354             Parker Chinese Lacquer Premier        $247

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  The Parker Premier is an upscale relative of the Parker 75, and somewhat uncommon.  The finish is Chinese Lacquer, the  cap top and cap band faceted and frosted.  This pen is in excellent condition.    The finish is still shiny, no chips or any flaws that I can see.  The nib is a smooth extra fine.  The nib unit on these pens has the skinny feed.  Made in France with a French 18K nib  A stunning, exceptionally clean pen.

Pen #2452         double jewel Debutante Parker Vacumatic        $147

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler: Vacumatic
Point: extra fine
Imprint: worn but readable
                 4th quarter 1940
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  This is the smallest of the second generation Vacumatics, when the pens were still made with a metal filler unit, though a Speedline VS a lockdown filler.  There is some transparency to the pen.  The trim is clean, no cracks or tooth marks.  Black jewels on both cap and blind cap.  Fully restored.

Pen #2354             Parker Vacumatic Major      $177

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  small flea bite in barrel
              just below the blind cap
Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point: extra fine
Imprint:   extra fine
                  2nd quarter 1946
Size:  5.0"
COMMENTS:    This Parker Vacumatic was made about a year after the war had ended in Europe.  Troops were home except for the occupation forces.  The Vacumatic was still at the top of the line alongside the 51 for the Parker lineup.  This pen as a nice smooth XF nib, and clean trim with no brassing.  There is one small flaw in the barrel, but I prefer not to try to remove it. Fully restored, ready to use.   

Pen #2459             Sheaffer Admiral    extra fine semi-flex nib        $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler:  lever
Point: extra fine semi-flex
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  There are a couple of things that set this apart from the Craftsman.  One is the clear celluloid section, the other is that it has a #5 two tone Feather Touch nib instead of the smaller #3 (or sometimes 33) nib.  What sets this pen apart from the others is that it has a semi-flex nib instead of the usual rigid Sheaffer nib.  It isn't a full flex, but as you can see it is at minimum a soft nib - and the line width can vary from about 0.3mm with no pressure to 0.9mm.  Fun to play with.  Very clean with no brassing, tooth marks or other damage, and fully restored.  (the writing is not to scale, but reduced to fit in the picture with the pen.  Line widths as indicated were measured with a graticulated loupe)

Pen #2357              Sheaffer gold filed Triumph Thin Model Touchdown         $217

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: Touchdown
Point: extra fine
Imprint:   Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   I've had this pen for about 9 years now.  It's a stunning pen to look at, but I find the TM Sheaffers to be a little small for my hand, so it doesn't get used.   The pen is fully restored, with a synthetic sac installed, so it is unlikely that you'll have to have it restored for a long time.  There is a small ding in the side of the  barrel,  one pin prick on the side of the cap and  one small dent in the very top of the cap - you have to catch the light right to see it. There are some scratches on the blind cap but no dents    No brassing anywhere.  The nib is an exceptionally smooth extra fine.  Really sweet.  

Pen #2400          Sheaffer Valiant       SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see notes Filler:  plunger
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS:  The Valiant as we've noted in the past, was the largest of the Sheaffer pens in the post war  1940s.    Its not a huge pen like the oversize flat tops, the oversize Balance pens, or later PFM, but it is big enough to be very comfortable for writing.  You don't have the feeling that you're trying to write with a Coke bottle.  Fully restored using our high grade buna-N rubber, which should last a good long time.  Priced a little lower than where I usually price these because of the initials in the cap band.

Pen #2460             Sheaffer Military Clip Balance       $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal::  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: plunger
Point: fine
Imprint:  extra fine Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS:  A brown Military clip Balance.  Military clip not because its short, but because it is a standard clip turned upside down and folded over the top instead of  on the side of the cap so that the cap could sit low in the pocket, and the flap of a military shirt pocket could be buttoned closed.   ...at least that was the argument.  I still smile to myself when I look at the picture of a couple of Jimmy Doolittle's crew looking at a globe, and there's the Sheaffer Balance proudly sticking up and displacing the pocket flap in a military publicity picture.  Someone no doubt had a cow when they saw that.  The  pen is clean, no cracks,  a nice smooth nib,  good imprint, and of course fully restored using our high grade rubber materials.

Pen #2435             Sheaffer Military clip Balance           $137

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler:  plunger
Point: fine #5 Feather Touch
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:  This military clip Balance is exceptionally clean.  No brassing, excellent imprint, a nice smooth #5 nib.  Though not the bright green color of a NOS barrel, there is nice transparency in the celluloid.  Except for the absence of the white dot and a lifetime nib, the parts are identical to the Lifetime version of the pen, but they cost (both past and present) a little less than the white dot version.    Fully restored using our high grade synthetic rubber products.

Pen #2427              40s Duofold Jr       $127

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  some brassing around edge at
    top of clip,
Filler: vacumatic
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  worn but readable Size:  4.7"
COMMENTS:   The 40s Duofolds have been given a number of names by collectors.  Vacufold, Duovac are a couple.  The former though refers to the pens that look like the 40s Duofolds, but are marked Vacumatic.  The 40s Duofolds came in a couple of different flavors.  You usually see the pens of this size with a button filler instead of a Vacumatic filler.  But this one was made in the 4th quarter of 1940,  before the  introduction of the "disposable" fillers with the plastic rod, so it has a Speedline filler.  There is some brassing around the top of the clip, but overall it is a nice clean pen.   The pen is perhaps suited  better for a smaller hand, but the cap posts nicely, so the balance is good when writing.  Fully restored.
 
Pen #2463            Sheaffer Balance            $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see notes Filler:  lever
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:  The standard version of the Sheaffer Balance - standard size like the  two military clip versions we've had on the site.  Nice and clean with a good XF nib, and the mask on the nib is a nice bright silver color.  Note the clean section.  The only flaw is a bit of an indentation around the cap and the level of the ball on the clip.  You'll have to catch the light just right to see it.  Not perfect, but generally clean, and a good choice for a gift to be used as a daily writer.

Pen #2409           WASP  Addipoint            $87


Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  Fine Line 341 (fine)
and WASP Gregg Shorthand nib - see notes below
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5.1'
COMMENTS:   Take a look again brother, it  ain't  an Esterbrook, though you would be forgiven if you took it for one as Robyn did when she first saw the pen!  The WASP  pen was a sub brand of Sheaffer, and acronym for Walter A Sheaffer Pen.  Sheaffer seemed to use the line for products that they wanted to market test without putting their name on the pen.  For instance, the first plunger fillers were WASP pens, not Sheaffer, and the design was tweaked before it was released bearing the Sheaffer name.   The Addipoint was designed to go head to head with Esterbrooks when it was introduced in 1939, and featured similar plastics, chrome trim, and interchangeable nib units.  But unlike the Esterbrook where you could change just the nib, you had to change out the entire section with a sac attached...  and the quality of the trim wasn't as good either.  The pen was out of production by the time the USA entered WWII.  

This pen is in excellent condition with clean trim, no damage to the celluloid and a crisp imprint.  I'm supplying two nibs with the pen - one is an original WASP Gregg Shorthand nib with the tube (and a new sac).  A bit toothy, but it is an original nib.  The other is the section and feed originally in the pen, but with a later Fine Line XF nib, which is rather nice writing.   

Pen #2387            Carmine Sheaffer Jr              $97


Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  replated lever Filler:  lever
Point: extra  fine Junior nib
Imprint:  extra fine Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS:   The Sheaffer Jr is the smallest of the Balance pens.  Carmine, the most desirable color next to  rose glow.  The trim on the cap is bright and shiny, and original.  The lever has been replated with rhodium.  Fully restored.

Pen #2424             Esterbrooks        See table below

Comments:  This seems to be the most efficient way to list 7 different Esterbrooks.  These have been in my collection for some time, collecting dust,  and the display case is full.  All of the pen have been re-restored, cleaned and polished.  Nibs vary with the pen.  I prefer to keep the nibs that are shown with each pen rather than get into swapping nibs around and trying to remember which pen has which nib, and changing the page with each sale.  All pens are the full size pen - so the larger Dollar pens, and Esterbrook J pens.  There are some somewhat exotic nibs in the batch, so priced accordingly.

Please specify pen description, color and number when ordering.  All three together in your request will help avoid confusion.  It doesn't take much. sometimes  :-)
PEN and pen description:

1 -
Gray Dollar pen    9461   nib    $77
2 - Green Dollar pen   9556  nib     $67
3 - Red Dollar pen   9048 (flex)   nib  $87
4 -
 Green transitional button top J  $67
5-
 Red transitional, button top J  9788  (shaded writing)  $87
6-  Blue  J  9048 (flex)  nib  SOLD
7-  Black button top transitional J  9450 nib  $57


Pen #2313             Sheaffer OS Roseglow Balance Cap        $347

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
COMMENTS:  Roseglow OS Balance Cap.  No cracks or tooth marks.  The clip is firmly attached.  Clip and band have been replated with a base layer of nickel then 14K gold.  Not perfect, but how many OS Roseglow caps do you find?

Pen #2309             Sheaffer Balance set            $87

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  name engraved Filler:  plunger
Point:  extra  fine
Imprint:   crisp Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:  The Jr size Sheaffer Balance is the smallest of the Balance models - I say "Jr size" because it isn't a Sheaffer Jr - rather it is a Lifetime pen with the white dot and a Lifetime nib.  It also has a jewelers band cap, wider with ribs and a panel in the back for engraving initials.    No brassing, no cracks, fully restored.  The pencil  works and  has a new eraser.  A sweet pen for a smaller hand.  






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