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Pen #2419      Black and Pearl Oversize Balance        $257
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  gold plated- extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments
Filler: lever
Point: fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.5"
COMMENTS: This OS Balance was made between late 1934 and early 1935 - note the  flat ball humped  clip -  which was used for a relatively short period of time.  The pen has the seamed celluloid.  You can see where the material was joined.  On the barrel it is directly in line with the lever (rather nicely done), and on the cap it is to the right of the cap, but very well done and not glaringly obvious.   You can see some very fine cracks in the material at the top of the cap, but it is not  spreading nor has it changed over the several years that I 've had the pen.  Fully restored and in rather nice condition.

Pen #2400          Sheaffer Valiant       $207

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 #2440         Diplomat  Classic Edition        see  comments

Overall Grade:  NOS
Metal:  excellent Material: lacquered brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point: 0.8 mm  cursive italic - steel

Imprint:  excellent Size:  6.3"
COMMENTS:   The Diplomat Classic Edition fountain pen was made in 1997.  There were a total of  5000 of these pens made. The pen is gray marbled lacquer over brass, the trim  is silver plated, not sterling silver as some have it listed.  (the paperwork says silver plated, no hallmark on the metal).   These are larger nicely made pens, but not oversize, with a nice weight to them because of the brass barrels.   The iron cross on the nib is also stamped into the rivet on the top of the cap.  Snap closure.  

There are two pens available.  The medium nibs have been ground to a smooth cursive italic that is approximately 0.8mm.  Actual line width depends on the ink, paper and pressure used.   The pens come in the original wood presentation box wtih the paperwork in the corner that has the instructions and warranty, and the outer box.  The ink bottles are full.    The serial numbers on the cap band match the numbers on the outer box.

The pen with  SN 3105 has a small flaw in the lacquer down near the section, but it is not obvious.    $77
The pen with SN 3113 is in perfect condition.  $97

Please specify which pen you want when ordering.

Pen #2427           Rosewood Wahl Eversharp ringtop    flex nib      $137

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  hard rubber
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point: flexible extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:   Wahl Eversharp made some gorgeous pens in the 1920s, but I have to admit that my favorite finish is the rosewood hard rubber.  There is a warmth to the pen as you hold it, and the rich rosewood color just glows.  I have, and have had several of these pens over the years.  They're hard to resist.  This pen is exceptionally clean, no brassing even on the ringtop attachment on the cap,  deep color, with an excellent imprint on the cap.  The nib is a extra fine flexible nib. Not wet noodle but flexible none the less.    As always, fully restored.

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 #2425      Conklin Endura        $177
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  gold plated - extra fine Material: Celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments
Filler: lever
Point: fine
Imprint:  worn but readable Size:   4.8"
COMMENTS:   This is a 1920s Conklin Endura in brown and bronze.  It's the standard size pen, i.e. right in the middle of the range.  There is a little brassing on the cap band, and the top edge and bottom edge of the clip have been replated.     Restored, of course!
Pen #2407          Parker 51 aerometric            $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: see notes Filler:  aerometric
Point: fine 14K
Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   A pen that needs no introduction.  A Parker 51 aerometric.  An exceptionally smooth nib, on the wide side of fine.  The cap has been refrosted - there is a small flea bite near the top.  Cleaned, restored and ready to use.

Pen #2394          Lifetime Sheaffer Military clip Balance        $147

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  knurling worn on grip knob Filler: plunger
Point:  fine two tone  Lifetime
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:  The story is that the military required that flap pockets on uniform shirts had to be able to close flat - no pen sticking up or out the side.  Parker's Vacumatics sat low in the pocket, even Esterbrooks fit in that way, but the Balance stuck out - so  Sheaffer flipped the clip over and folded it over the top of the cap.   But then I have a book with a picture of a couple of  Doolittle's pilots in a publicity shot - and there, sticking up out of the pocket, pushing the flap aside plain as day is a Sheaffer Balance.  Go figure.  This one is in nice shape,  good trim, some transparency to the barrel, a good mask plating the nib, and fully restored with our long life rubber material.  The original celluloid rod has been replaced with  a new one of stainless steel.  Fully restored.

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 #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 #2431            Waterman 452 1/2V   Flex nib     $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  sterling silver overlay
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see notes Filler: lever
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  3.6"
COMMENTS:   The sterling overlay #2 Watermans are the quintessential Waterman pen.  Not as expensive as the gold overlay of course, but pretty impressive.  They still are today.  In the Waterman numbering system the 452 1/2V says it is a sterling, slender 51 vest pocket pen.  You might find it being used by a lady with a ribbon or chain hanging around their neck, or by a gentleman at the other end of a watch chain in their vest pocket.  You wouldn't write an epistle with the pen, but it would be handy for short notes.  This pen has the initials EAS engraved in the barrel.  There are a few  flea bites at the corner end of the barrel, and where the cap posts, a small spot at the cap lip, but no significant dents anywhere.  There is some slight fading to the rubber under the overlay, but the exposed barrel and section are black.  The lever is marked "sterling" on the underside of the spoon. The nib is an extra fine flex.  Not wet noodle, but it is a flex nib.  Fully restored.

Pen #2427              40s Duofold Jr       $137

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 #2417            Artus-Ballit  set           $117

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal: excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  piston 
Point: fine steel  
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   This is an interesting set.  I honestly can't tell you how long I've had it.  I just know it was in my collection for years.  The name is Artus, but note the warranty sheet (in German no less) that has Lamy GMBH on it, so made by Lamy.   The pen is marked 42 FK, which I gather means model 42, fine, round nib (kugel = ball).   The pencil is marked Artus 74, propel only.  You move the lead forward by turning the green knob on the back.  The pen is a piston filler with a plastic piston seal.  Because it is plastic, I assume that the pen was made some time after 1951 or so.  The imprint is crisp, the nib smooth, the trim may have some brassing, but not bad. Both are very clean  The set  comes in the case with the warranty sheet in German, and the instructions printed in both German and English.    Cleaned, the piston lubricated, and ready to write.
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              $117

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
 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 #2398             Emperor's Silver Sheaffer Legacy         $257

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 #2399              Parker Duofold International set        $187

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler:  rollerball
Point: roller ball
Imprint:   Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  This set is from the early production issue of the Duofold International line - so late 1980s.  The rollerball can be easily converted to a fountain pen (which is how I used it) by unscrewing the blind cap and removing the plug.  The pencil uses 0.9mm lead.  Both in excellent condition.   Sold as a set only.  

Pen #2357              Sheaffer gold filed Triumph Thin Model Touchdown         $227

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: small ding in cap top
       some scratches in surface of blind cap
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.  There is a small ding in the side of the  barrel, none side of the cap.  There are some scratches on the blind cap but no dents   There is one small dent in the very top of the cap - you have to catch the light right to see it.  No brassing anywhere.  The nib is an exceptionally smooth extra fine.  Really sweet.  

Pen #2389            Sheaffer 5-30 ringtop             SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler:  lever
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5.0"
COMMENTS:  A standard Jr flattop size pen, but with  ringtop.  There are a number of  shades of Sheaffer jade.  The color on this pen is a light jade.  Not discolored or faded - and it  is even throughout the pen.  The color of  2303 is from a different time, so the color is darker.    It has the correct monotone  5-30 nib.  

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.  

Pen #2439              Aerometric Parker 51        SOLD

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: aerometric
Point: fine
Imprint:  worn
     date code 1950, I think 4th quarter
Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   You already know that the Parker was, and I think still is, one of the most popular pens of all time.  Years ago a venerable sales person at a well known DC pen shop was quoted as saying that she could sell every  51 she could get her hands on, and for good reason.  They're one of the best pens ever made; well designed, durable and comfortable to use.  Restored, cap refrosted with a clear sac and an original jewel.  The sac guard is the "press 4 times" code instead of the expected "press 6 times," but this I think is possible given the last quarter date code, which means that it could have been made as Parker transitioned away from the chrome plated aluminum sac guard to the stainless one.   

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