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Pen #2318            Vac fill Parker 51  0.9mm factory stub              $217

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: worn imprint Filler:  vacumatic
Point: 0.9mm factory stub
Imprint:  worn Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:   Very simple.....  A basic black vac fill Parker 51.  Fully restored, with a refrosted ding free Lustraloy cap.  It has a 0.9mm stub - not a retip, but as far as I can tell original.  It lays down a nice smooth, wet line.  The only thing to complain about is that the imprint is all but worn away,  but chances are you're buying it to write with the pen, and not to gaze at an awesome crisp imprint.

Pen #2331       Sheaffer   Carmine  Balance             SOLD

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  new Flaws: replated cap band Filler: lever
Point fine - see comments
Imprint:   extra fine Size:    5.4"
COMMENTS:  Carmine - in my opinion the richest looking color in the Balance lineup.  Black is classy, carmine is gorgeous.  Just saying.  The nib on this pen  is right on the line - either a generous fine, or a finer  medium, but nice writing.   This is the standard length and diameter balance.  The cap band is has been replated - there was some wear on the edges in a couple of spot.  Fully restored.            

Pen #2306        Sheaffer  Balance          SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
            
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler: lever
Point:  fine
Imprint:  crisp Size:  4.7"
COMMENTS:  The red veined gray celluloid  is one of the most sought after colors of Balance, and one of the hardest to find.  The celluloid is usually compromised in some way.  Not with this pen!  No cracks, no crazing, no brassing, the color even and consistent from end to end.  Crisp imprint, correct 5-30 nib.  To call the pen pristine is not a stretch in any way.   The pen is the same girth as a standard Balance, but just a tad shorter.  This is one glorious pen!

Pen #2311      Sheaffer Valiant Autograph Cap      $257

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  14K gold Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  extra  fine 
Imprint: excellent Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   A really sweet  pen IMO.  The Sheaffer Valiant was the  largest of the Triumph nib pens.  This pen has the autograph cap - 14K gold band and clip, both stamped.  The lever is not - I've never seen one that is stamped 14K as the cap and clip are, and I'm not sure that gold would stand up to the stress of filling the pen repeatedly.     Restored and ready for use.

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 #2303              Jade Sheaffer Jr Flat top        $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler: lever
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:   This is only the second Sheaffer Jade that I've seen in this dense color.  The picture is fairly accurate.  Note the white swirls in the cap - there's some white in the barrel too.  Fully restored.

Pen #2328   Sheaffer Imperial Desk set   STUB NIB   NOS    $87

Overall Grade: MINT NOS
Metal:  excellent Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  MINT Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
Point:     stub Imprint Size:   7 "
COMMENTS:    The only one of this type that I've seen.  The barrel has a window like the Compact Imperials, the nib interchangeable with the Compact Imperial.  Unlike it's shorter pocket pen cousin though, a button or squeeze converter will fit into the pen,  but then you can't see the ink supply.   The current production piston converter is too long to fit.  The set is mint, NOS.  Though worn, the remains of the chalk mark are still on the barrel, the original sticker still on the desk set base.  No engraving on the bright name plate.  No damage to the base which appears to be ceramic.  

Pen #2235           Sheaffer  Snorkel  Special         $147

Overall Grade: near mint - stickered
Metal:  excellent Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: none Filler:  Touchdown
Point:  medium
 
Imprint:    excellent Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:  OK, here's the story.  I only list a pen as mint if it is mint,  and usually avoid the use of the word "near mint."  The only reason that I don't have this pen listed as MINT is that it was dipped, and there was ink in the nib and a bit in the snorkel tube when I bought it.  This is a very clean pen, no wear, nada.   Tight and clean as a whistle.   The sticker is still on the section.  I've cleaned the nib and snorkel tube, replaced the sac with a synthetic sac, and of course replaced the 0-ring in the barrel.  Palladium nib, but Sheaffers Palladium nibs are IMO every bit as good as their gold nibs.  In an age where we plate gold nibs with rhodium and palladium, does it make a difference?    The nib itself is marked "M5" and "palladium silver."    It isn't mint, so you can ink up a great pen guilt free....

Pen #2307             Sheaffer clipless Tuckaway Crest              SOLD

Overall Grade:  NOS
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: plunger filler
Point:   extra fine
Imprint:  crisp Size: 4.3"
COMMENTS:    This is a WWII era Tuckaway  Crest.  The cap is clipless and is in gorgeous condition.   NOS, with no evidence of it having ever been inked.  Though it doesn't show in the picture, it has excellent transparency. NO dents in the cap.    I've updated the packing unit and head gasket so that the pen can be used.  Water tested only.   Though the nib is an extra fine, closer to an XX F, the nib is  smooth writing.  

Pen #2332           Sheaffer Lever fill Triumph             $198

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler:  lever
Point:  fine
Imprint:  crisp Size: 5.2"
COMMENTS:    Most of the Triumph pens are plunger fillers.  But you do find them in the lever fill version, but rather infrequently.   The section window is bright and clear, the trim while not perfect is bright and shiny.  The clip and lever line up when the pen is closed.  

Pen #2307             Sheaffer Crest              $267

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: plunger filler
Point:  fine
Imprint:  crisp Size: 4.9"
COMMENTS:    This pen was made just before Sheaffer quit making celluloid pens, changing over to the solid color Forticel.  It is the same size as the Sentinel, so the standard, not larger size like the Valiants.  The cap is flawless.  Crisp chasing in the cap, and no dents,  Crisp imprint.  Freshly restored.

Pen #2330            Parker Vacumatic Major          $177

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: replated cap band Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  medium
Imprint:   extra fine
                 2nd quarter 2945
Size:  5.1
COMMENTS:  I like connecting history with the time a pen was made when I can.   The one dot and the 5 date code tell us that it was made right during the time when Germany was close to surrendering.   One wonders if the person who assembled the pen was listening to the news that the war had ended in Europe, or thinking about a loved one in the  South Pacific.  Perhaps the pen was bought to celebrate, or as a "Welcome home!" gift.    The  clip on the pen is clean, the imprint a little worn towards the blind cap.  The cap band has been replated with a barrier layer of nickel, and then the gold solution.  Fully restored and ready to use.

Pen #2230      Sheaffer Sovereign      $147

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 #2284       Black and Pearl OS Balance         $297
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 #2329     Esterbrook  117-L blue desk set      $97

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: lever
Point:     2556 Imprint: excellent Size: 7.25"
COMMENTS:    We're all used to seeing the Esterbrook Eight Ball desk sets.  The 117 set is a little less common, and the turquoise blue base even less common.  The gray desk pen with the clear taper is the correct pen for this base, and it has the correct 2556 nib provided with the pen when sold.    In excellent condition with no flaws, no damage to the base.  The pen has been restored so that you can use it.

Pen #2304          Bexley  Ohio Show Special Flat top               $117
        custom ground cursive italic -
 candy cane finish   

Overall Grade: new
Metal:  chrome plated Material:  acrylic
Nib condition:  new Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point 1 -  0.7mm
             1 - 0.8mm
Imprint:    Size:5.3"
COMMENTS:   Ohio show specials from Bexley with a custom ground nib.  They're calling this the "candy cane" finish.... Or you could call it the barber pole finish.  Load it up with red ink and use it to address your Christmas Cards.  A sweet pen, but nibbling on the barrel though won't curb your candy cravings.  We'll throw in a couple of the  mint balls that we have at our show tables to save the pen.

Two nib sizes available.  The "medium" gives a a 0.7mm line width,  the "broad" a 0.8mm line.  Please specify nib when ordering.
                                            

Pen #2305         Bexley  Ohio Show Special Flat top               $137
        custom ground cursive italic
-  Admiral red finish  

Overall Grade:  new
Metal:  chrome plated Material:  acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point    1 -  0.7mm
Imprint:    Size:   5.3"
COMMENTS:  A Bexley  custom show flat top in "Admiral red".  Nice pens, Duofold Sr in diameter though shorter.  The nibs are Bexley steel nibs, custom ground to a cursive italic nib.  Specify nib size when ordering

Pen #2324         Parker Vacumatic Major              $177

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  chrome plated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: see comments Filler: Vacumatic
Point:   fine  
Imprint:   extra fine -
                  4th quarter 1946
Size:   5"  
COMMENTS:   The Parker Vacumatic is arguably one of Parkers more popular pens - exceeded I think only by the Parker 51.  The second generation Vacs were introduced in the early 40s.  Then this pen was made WWII was over, and the country was starting to settle into the new normal.  This pen is fully restored, and ready to write.  No cracks, no tooth marks.  The trim is a little hazy, but with  no brassing.   The fine nib has lots of iridium on it too.    

Pen #2325         Parker Vacumatic Major              $177

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated - excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: Vacumatic
Point: extra  fine
Imprint:   extra fine -
                  4th quarter 1946
Size:   5"  
COMMENTS:    Very much like pen 2324 except with gold trim instead of nickel.     This pen is fully restored, and ready to write.  No cracks, no tooth marks.  The trim is clean  with  no brassing.   The fine nib has lots of iridium on it too.    

Pen #2264              Jr size Lifetime Balance            $97

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: replated trim Filler:  plunger filler
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:   crisp Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS:  This a nice little pen .  Brighter than usual color (so often the silver stripe is muted), some transparency to the barrel, crisp imprint, good nib with a good plating mask.  The clip and cap band though  looked a bit worn, so they have been plated with rhodium.    An ideal pen for the smaller hand.  The pen is a plunger filler, so holds a decent amount of ink even though it's a smaller pen.  Fully restored using our high grade, long life synthetic rubber materials.

Pen #2309             Sheaffer Balance set            $97

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.  

Pen #2315           demi Parker 51            $127

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler:  aerometric
Point: extra  fine
Imprint:    Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   The demi 51 is a  bit smaller than the standard 51 - a tad shorter, and a tad thinner.  It's easy to mistake one for the other if you aren't paying attention, until you try to swap caps or other parts.  This pen ins in excellent condition, restored, a clear sac, and refrosted cap.  

Pen #2279       Sheaffer Imperial 770         $137

Overall Grade: NOS - stickered
Metal:  excellent Material:  plastic
Nib condition:  near mint  Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
Point:  fine
 
Imprint:     Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:  New old stock - the cartridge converter version of the Imperial with a fine nib.   You can be the first to ink it, our you can have us test and adjust the pen before shipping.

Pen #2300           Sheaffer Touchdown Imperial        $177

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 #2292           Sheaffer 1001 Stainless Targa - the funky nib edition           $67

Overall Grade: NOS
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  mint Flaws: none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point   medium stub - 5 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.

Pen #2293            Sheaffer 1002 Targa  - the last one!        $47

Overall Grade:  NOS, mint
Metal:  chrome plated Material:  lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
Point: medium  
Imprint:    Size:5.3"
COMMENTS:   Most of the matte black Targas seem to  have the gold trim.  I rather like the "reverse" trim version.  Most of the pens we've sold had the black ornament on top.   The ornament on this pen split, so it has been replaced with a chrome one, which matches that of the Version 2 pen.   NOS, never inked, with the original black end/latex sac converter.  

Pen #2243      Burgundy Sheaffer Touchdown Imperial  770   $87
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!



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