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Pen #2737C  English made Parker Maxima Duofold      $197

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  Aerometric
Point: medium
Imprint:  extra fine Size:  5.7"
COMMENTS:  I've only had one of these in stock since I  started the website in 2007.  The English made Maxima Duofolds are nice pens.  Dating from the 50s and 60s, the pens have Aerometric fillers, and nice nibs with deep stampings.  Their profile reminds me of the Parker Vacumatics.  The Maxima Duofold was the largest one - a long pen, but without the girth of the Duofolds of the 30s. This pen has been restored, and a new PVC (aka Plyglass) sac installed.    The only flaw is that the hoop on the sac guard had to be secured with a really good epoxy.  You don't see it, and I don't think it'll ever let go, but noted in the interest of full disclosure.   A rather nice, well made pen I think.....

Pen #2747      Parker  Deluxe Challenger     $97

Overall Grade: fine
Metal:   replated Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: button filler
Point:  fine
Imprint:  excellent  1937 Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:   The Deluxe Challenger  is about the same size as the streamlined  Duofold Jr.  They share the same section, feed and all that, but  Parker  economized on things like the size of the nib, and the plating on the trim.  I find the diameter of the pen to be comfortable as I write.  There a couple of flaws that have me pricing this $40 or so lower than I would if the pen were perfect.  The trim has been replated - a little roughness on the back side of the washer on the clip, and  a bit of a depression near the top of the cap under the clip.  But the imprint is excellent, the color decent,  the gold nib smooth and the cap posts nicely - a good daily carry pen.   Fully restored, and ready to write.

Pen #2750   MINT Sheaffer Statesman Snorkel     $157

Overall Grade: mint
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none Filler: snorkel
Point:  fine  palladium silver
Imprint: crisp Size:   5.6"
COMMENTS  Its a snorkel.  It's a mint chalkmarked snorkel.  The nib has never met ink.  Restored with an original style point holder gasket, OEM Sheaffer 0-ring (gray synthetic rubber),  and a PVC sac.  Water tested only, so if you want me to ink it and write with it before we send it to you, you'll need to tell me when you order it and pay.  

Pen #2749   Sheaffer Valiant    SOLD

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   slight woggle in the clip Filler: plunger
Point:   fine
Imprint: crisp Size:   5.2"
COMMENTS  The Sheaffer  Valiant is one of my favorite pens.   Valiants were the largest pen made by Sheaffer in the late 1940s, not as big as an oversize Balance, but very comfortable to hold, even if you don't have big hands.  This was made around  1947, with the removable filler unit, before  Sheaffer quit using the striped celluloid in favor of Forticel. Most of the fillers we see are clear celluloid.  This one is black.  No, not stained, opaque black, with a black section The pen is in excellent condition.  No brassing, no dents in the trim,  fine nib, fully restored with our high grade, long life rubber materials.  I like this pen!

Pen #2619   Medium nib Sheaffer Admiral - stickered medium  NOS   $137

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  snorkel
Point: medium palladium silver
Imprint:   Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:  It isn't often that you find a stickered, NOS snorkel.  There is no evidence that the nib has ever seen ink, and the snorkel tube is clean.  The internal parts are as clean as a whistle.  The rubber seals have been replaced with and OEM Sheaffer 0-ring, and original Sheaffer style point holder gasket.  The only thing not with the original seal is the sac, which is PVC.  If you want a latex sac, I'll  put one in,  but you're better off with a PVC sac if you might use the pen.  Water tested only.  I have not buffed the pen, but only cleaned it up a bit with my pen polish.  

Pen #2740    MINT Sheaffer Craftsman  w/tag   $117

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none Filler:  touchdown
Point:   medium
Imprint:  CRISP Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS The Craftsman was a mid-range pen in the Sheaffer line.  #33 14K nib, touchdown filler,  celluloid section.  This one is mint.  The sticker is gone, but the hang tag is still on the pen.  No brassing of course, no damage to the plastic, and a crisp imprint.  Note the clear section.  The pen has been filled with water to make sure it fills, but  not tested if ink. If you want me to fill it and test for flow, I'll be happy to do that before we send it.  

Pen #2746   Carmine short slender Sheaffer Balance set  $147

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   replated cap band Filler:  plunger
Point:   extra fine feather touch
Imprint:  excellent Size:   4.75"
COMMENTS  This is a short, slender Balance set.   No price code on the barrel, but that  may be because it was part of a set, instead of the pen alone.  The combination of the radius clip places the date of  production between 1940 and 1942 when Sheaffer phased out the Balance pens in favor of the Triumph line.  The pen is a plunger filler, and has been restored using our high grade, long life synthetic rubber materials.   There is some transparency to the barrel. so you can see the ink level when you fill the pen.   No cracks or tooth marks.  Good even color throughout the pen and pencil.  The cap band has a little rough spot, and has been replated, with a layer of nickel under the gold.  The nib is an extra fine.  The pencil (fine lead 36 thousandths) is working.   No eraser - I don't have any that fit any more.   There is a slight gap between the pencil cap and barrel.

Pen #2705      Parker Depression pen     $147

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: button filler
Point:extra fine
Imprint: worn but readable Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:   The Depression era pens were a bit down the scale from the  streamlined Duofold Jr, though they shared the same section  feed etc.  Very attractive pens with the stepped cap top and blind cap.   The clip and trim on the cap have been replated with a base layer of nickel and then 24K with cobalt, which is about as tough as Parker's original plating.   No tooth marks or cracks.  Nice color to the celluloid.  The nib is a smooth extra fine.   Freshly restored.

Pen #2735       Red veined Sheaffer OS Balance    $427

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material:   Celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:    none Filler:  cartridge only
Point:  XF
Imprint:   excellent Size:    5.5"
COMMENTS  One of the rares colors to find in good condition.  Along with the marbled Marine Green, the red veined plastic is one of the more vulnerable colors.  Its a gorgeous pen, but the celluloid considered to be fragile.  This pen is in quite good condition, especially compared to what I usually find..  No sign of any celluloid decay in the barrel.  The lines at the end of the barrel are in the plastic, not cracks or signs of stress.  The cap has one fine, short hairline at the top.  There are a few small tooth flea bites on the back side of the cap, and it looks like someone tried to repair one spot. Not me!  No brassing on the lever.  There is one small brassed spot on the cap band, and the ball of the clip.   The cap threads engage but the cap turns only about 1/4 turn, but holds firmly.  I am reluctant to put the cap in the lathe to shorten the inner cap because I don't want to stress the celluloid in any way.  If you know the color, you know what I mean.  The nib is a nice writing, smooth extra fine.  The pen has been restored.  

Pen #2727     Sheaffer/Levenger Aegean Connaisseur     $227

Overall Grade: mint
Metal:  gold plated Material: acrylic
Nib condition:  mint Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
       converter  & 1 cartridge included
Point:  chalk marked medium
Imprint: none Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:  One of the last pens based on the Sheaffer Connaisseur were the Levenger Seas pens.  Issued in 1998 after the Connaisseur line had been discontinued, the  collection consisted of  6 pens in colors made to represent different seas around the world.  All but the Caribbean were transparent.  The green named Aegean.  This pen is a spectacular pen,  in mint condition with a chalk marked medium nib.  The converter is one of the red end squeeze converters, correct for this pen because the pen has the brass plug in the end of the barrel, preventing the use of  a piston converter.  In the original box with papers, converter, and one black and one  blue cartridge.  Click here for a larger image.

Pen #2733   mint stickered Sheaffer Snorkel desk set   $127

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  snorkel
Point: fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:  This is a medium size base snorkel desk set.  Not white dot - Sheaffer was a bit snooty about that, and only the Triumph nib pens were getting the white dot.  Truly mint.  No sign of any ink on the feed or in the snorkel tube.  The original sac is still in the pen.  I've replaced the point holder gasket and 0-ring with OEM parts.  If you intend to use the pen, I can put a PVC sac in it for you if ask when you order the pen,  The only flaw is a  small chip right at the corner on the right side - you can see as a little white mark it in the picture.  Original felt, no sticker on the bottom,

Pen #2730    Parker Vacumatic 3 band standard     $157

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:    none Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  two tone  XF
Imprint:  extra fine
              4th quarter 1945
Size:    5"
COMMENTS Though I like the size of an Oversize Vacumatic (I'm really appreciating the larger pens), I've always said that the 3 band standard is my favorite size Vacumatic.    The nib is a nice extra fine, with good plating.  The clip shows a little wear on the arrow. I've replated the tassie and cap bands with nickel using immersion/tank plating, not pen plating, for a good application of the metal.    The pump plating is a bit dark, but the pump is solid.   Freshly restored..

Pen #2699    Parker Vacumatic Jr.     $147

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:     Filler:  Vacumatic
Point:   two tone fine
Imprint:  no imprint Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS: This was lurking in the tray of pens for sale.  I think I forgot to included it with the updates around Christmas.....  A nice vacumatic Jr, 2nd Generation with the plastic pump (metal threads though).  A nice two tone fine nib,  No imprint on the barrel.  Its not worn away, just no sign of one having ever been put on the pen,  which makes me wonder if it was a Parker service replacement.   Some transparency to the barrel, better than what's in the picture. You just have to get the angle of the pen right to see the light through the laminations.
Pen #2678        Esterbrook SJ     $57 

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: cellulose acetate
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none. Filler:  lever
Point:  both pens -
      9556 extra fine firm
Imprint:  excellent Size: 4.6"
COMMENTS  Both of these pens are the slightly shorter,  slim version of the Esterbrook pens - longer than the purse pens, but a tad shorter than the Esterbrook J.  Clean pens in excellent condition, restored with mint NOS Esterbrook 9556 nibs.   The 9000 series nibs were Esterbrooks best - I don't sell pens with 1000 or 2000 series nibs.  The feeds are the later "dip tip" style.  Freshly restored.

gray -  2678

Pen #2721    Aerometric demi Parker 51    $117

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  Aerometric
Point:   fine 
Imprint:   worn
             3rd quarter 1948
Size:  5"
COMMENTS This demi 51 is one of the earlier ones - a "press 6 times" filler, and a date code.  It would be another year or two before the date code was eliminated.   The nib in this one is a smooth fine, original sterling breather tube in the pen.  The filler is a a bit scuffed and worn, but no pealing plating.  I've replaced the original sac with a new one of PVC.  The flaws are minor - the cap plating is good, though surface is a but scuffed, with a shallow dent where the clip was - I found it rotated 180 degrees.  There is a little wear to the plastic of the clip.  Original jewel.   Still a nice writing pen that would make for a good daily carry pen.

Pen #2715     Parker Duofold Ballpoint and Pencil Set      $397

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material: acrylic
Nib condition:   Flaws:  none Filler: 
Point:  NA
Imprint: Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:    This  Parker Duofold ballpoint and pencil set is from my collection.  It goes with either the Centennial or International pens.  In the box, no outer box or papers.  Working refill, unused eraser in the pencil.  No dents, no dings in the caps.  Both have the  Parker Duofold medallion in the cap.  In the original wood box, which is in excellent condition with just a couple of minor marks on it, no outer box.  Save $50 if you buy both the fountain pen (2781) and bp/pencil set.

Pen #2695      Black and Pearl Sheaffer  5-30 Balance       $147

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see description Filler: lever
Point:   fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS: I like this pen, which is why I've put a lot of time into the cap.  There was some surface damage, which has been repaired.  The cap was worth saving.  Some folks don't like engravings, but this one is just cool.   The clip on the cap puts the date of manufacture around 1929.  The cap band says "A.E Inc. Helpful Suggestions 1930"  On the back is a monogram with the initials MFG, highlighted in gold.  The color in the picture is pretty accurate.  The nib is a smooth, fine, Sheaffer 5-30 nib, which was used in the non-lifetime pens. Fully restored.

Pen #2658  NOS, stickered  Sheaffer Fashion pen 1 (slim)   $57

Overall Grade: NOS
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: cartridge/converter
         slim converter included
Point: gold plated
Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS I thought about putting this pen on Cheapskate Alley, but it's too nice.  The pen is NOS, bought with a bunch of stuff from a local jeweler.  It has the original slim converter, which can also be used in a slim Targa.  Mint, NOS, no ink in the pen.  The pattern is the "wavy line" pattern seen on some of the Lady Scripsert pens.  Nice pen.

Pen #2606  1005S  gold plated fluted  slim Targa    $77

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: gold plated
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  cartridge/converter
               converter included
Point: fine
Imprint Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS This pen dates from about the year that Robyn and I got married.  Gold plated fluted pattern, NOS nib, and an original slim converter  upgraded with a new PVC sac installed. (there's half the price of the pen!)   The nib is to the best of my knowledge NOS, though it has been tested.   The cap is engraved  Bank of Boston.  

Pen #2663  Sheaffer  Vintage   $57

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              one cartridge will be included
             with the pen.  Converter available
Point: gold plated medium
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   The Vintage is an upscale version of the No Nonsense..  Gold plated trim, gold plated nib,, with a gold disc in the top of the cap.  They're nice pens - and you can put a Balance or Connaisseur nib in the pen.  I like them,  and have a couple stashed away.

Brobdingnagian Pin Vise  V2.0    $28

COMMENTS:   Named the Brobdingnagian Pin Vise with apologies to both  Johnathan Swift and Dorothy Sayers*  

This has to be one of the most useful tools in my tool box.  I made mine 3 or more years ago, and find myself constantly reaching for it when restoring pens.  The 3/8" chuck will hold drill bits for cleaning out snorkel sac guards, reamers,  taps, tapers,  you name it.   It's much easier to grip this tool than just a drill, or  a tap wrench which never tightens right on a round object, and fits a wide range of diameters from a #50 drill all the way up to 3/8"   If it fits, you have an instant handle.  I find it to be very useful for holding things like Vac jewels or other small parts for buffing.  They're held securely instead of getting ripped out of your fingers and flung into the deep dark corners of the shop.  (been there, eh?)

 V 2.0 has a chuck designed for hand tightening.  Overall length is 7"  The handle is about  5 1/2" long and 1 1/4" at the widest part  so that you get a good grip.    I've listed them here instead of on the "stuff"  page because if you do pen repair, you need this tool!

These will be out for sale at the Ohio show.  I suspect that once people see one being used at my seminar on Friday, they won't last long.  If you want to order one (and pay for it)  and pick it up at the show, we'll be happy to put your name on one.


*Gulliver's Travels and Busman's Honeymoon respectively.


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