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The first firm "I wants it!" gets the pen.

Pen #2540       Sheaffer  22 Student Special       $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: BCHR
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: Lever
Point:  fine 22 student special
Imprint:  excellent Size:  4.4"
COMMENTS Robyn  keeps looking at this pen, saying "I can't understand why this one hasn't sold yet.   Its a really sweet pen!"   I have to agree.   She further opined that if she used fountain pens (IF!??  From a pen guy's wife? Oh the shame of it all!*)  this is one that she'd want to use.   I don't think that I have had a chance to handle one of these before, let alone have one to offer for sale.  The nib is marked "22 Student Special".  The pen is black chased hard rubber, the color is original - the pen has not been blackened.  There are no cracks,  trim is clean, no brassing, and while not crisp,  the chasing on the pen is still  sharp and deep.  The nib is a smooth fine.   It really is a great pen.

*Actually, I'm OK with this.  The pens that I  like and want to keep are safe.

Pen #2527      Pelikan 120 type 1  fine flex nib   SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  extra fine Flaws:  stamping on nib is worn Filler:  piston
Point:  fine flex nib
Imprint:  extra fine Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS When one encounters the Pelikan 120, one tends to think of the cheap type two version from the 1970s with the one piece piston and seal, a pen not made by Pelikan but by Mertz and Krell.  They're awful.  This is the type 1 120 made from 1955-1965,  and is a much better pen.  This pen has a gold,  full flex fine nib.  Not a wet noodle  nib, but it is full flex.   The stamping is badly worn, but you can just make out the C-585 stamping on it.  The trim is clean, and the piston has a new seal on it.

Pen #2531      short  Sheaffer Balance        $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  fine
Imprint:  Crisp Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:  I like this pen.   Its a bit funky since it is a standard diameter  Balance, but a bit shorter - just a tad under five inches long.   It fits well in a polo shirt pocket.  (I don't suggest carrying pens in pants pockets...  tough on the pen!)  Very clean with no brassing, crisp threads, crisp imprint, and a nice fine nib.  Fully restored.   

Pen #2564              Parker Vacumatic 51             $157

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  none  Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  Your classic Vacumatic 51.  No dings in the cap, no tooth marks, fully restored.  No date code either, but no hint of a worn one below the clutch ring,  which makes me wonder if it is an early  double jewel pen with a replacement cap.  Its been in my collection for many years - and I don't remember when or where I bought it.  Fully and freshly restored.  

Pen #2568   Sheaffer Craftsman  fine italic nib    $117

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  lever
Point: #33 fine italic
Imprint:  crisp Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS Admittedly one of the more humble Sheaffers, the Craftsman from the 1940s to about 1950.  This is one of the later production pens with the Forticel plastic, and a #33 nib, which in this pen is a fine italic.  Note the nice bright, clear section.  Fully restored.  

Pen #2535        Streamlined Duofold Jr    $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  button
Point: fine
Imprint:  extra fine Size:  4.72"
COMMENTS This is a streamlined Duofold Jr from the 1930s....   the style that Parker copied when they made their  Big Red in the 1970s.   I find that I prefer the streamlined design over the flat tops of the 20s.  The Jr is a comfortable size pen for every day, general writing - not too big, not too thin.  The curved section is comfortable to grip, and the cap posts firmly.  The clip is an original clip, no brassing on the clip or cap band.  The nib is a smooth fine, Vacumatic style nib, and the pen has a vacumatic style feed.   Some wear in the middle of the imprint, but still quite readable.    Its a great, nice writing pen!  If nobody buys it, I'll be happy to put it to use myself.

Pen #2528        Parker Victory   broad flex nib    SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  squeeze filler
Imprint:  worn but readable Size:  4.72"
COMMENTS Not fancy, but a nice pen made more for a smaller hand.  Made in the UK, I'd be inclined to call it a Slimfold, but the barrel is marked VICTORY.  The filler is like the 51 special with a hoop squeeze filler over the sac.  I've replace the original sac with a PVC sac, which means you aren't likely to have to ever replace it, and which also lets you see the ink supply in the pen.  The trim is clean, and nib in excellent condition.   There was a crack in the cap lip which has been repaired.   There is a very fine line because it had been stained, but you'll have to really look for it (I had to use a loupe - and I fixed it!), and the repair is solid.   

Pen #2576        Waterman Moire' CF rollerball pen    $97

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: gold plated brass
Nib condition:  NA Flaws:   Filler:  rollerball refill
Point: NA
Imprint:  NA Size: 5.3"
COMMENTS From the weird but wonderful department - a Waterman CF rollerball in a the gold Moire' finish.  This is the only CF rollerball I've handled.  The pen takes a modern Waterman  rollerball refill.  Don't ask me to explain.  This is how I found it.  The pen is clean, no brassing, I've really scrubbed the engraving of the moire' pattern to get the schmutz out.  There are a couple of places where the pattern is slightly worn, but overall  the pen is in excellent condition.  The refill in the pen writes, but I'd order a couple from Bertrams....  I have no idea how long it will last. 

Pen #2574        Stickered Sheaffer Imperial pen and Pencil set    $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: gold plated
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point: fine
Imprint Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS: We just picked this set up a few days ago.  Not precisely mint, but still stickered and in excellent condition. No dings, and the ends of the pen and cap are rounded, not mushed in.  The sticker is on the back side of the cap, and is marked fine.  The pen has the original black end converter.  Given its age, I've upgraded the converter with a PVC sac.  The pencil works, the box is in generally good condition - a little damage to the front edge on the top.  The instructions are dated 9/74 - about the time that I was just starting college.   A beautiful set...   I  used a No Nonsense that I picked up at Jamesway on my way out to campus that year... (I still have it too1) I wish that I had known that these pens existed!

Pen #2572        Filcao Columbia    $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  button
Point: fine
Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS I've had this pen for quite some time - no notes on where I got it, but I remember that it came in with a chipped section and damaged nib.  The section has been replaced with one from a different pen, but is the right length and diameter.  The nib unit is a Schmidt 2 tone gold plated nib.  These pens have chrome clip, but a sterling cap band and barrel band.  The pen has been restored with a PVC sac.   The Lapis material is bright and beautiful!  There's only one - and it just might find its way back into my pen case!

Pen #2497       Sheaffer Target   factory stub nib    $117

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  replacement cap Filler:  touchdown
Point: factory stub  1.1mm
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS In the weird pen department is the Sheaffer Target.  An early version of  the Imperial, the pen has the Touchdown filling system.  This pen has a replacement cap (which is why it has a white dot), and a 14K gold stub nib installed.   

Pen #2570        Sheaffer Statesman    $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  plunger/vacuum
Point: fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.0"
COMMENTSThe Sheaffer plunger fillers were considered to be unrepairable pens for quite some time.  I wouldn't touch one for any money for years - until the repair techniques were revised in 2007 or so.   With upgraded materials and techniques,  interest in the pens has steadily climbed.  They're great pens, hold a lot of ink, and are very reliable. The Triumph nibs of the 1940s are some of the best writing pens that I own.   The only maintenance outside of occasional flushing is to lubricate the piston rod with a little silicone grease, which we can supply.  This pen was I believe, made in the transition from the striped celluloid pens of the earlier 1940s, but before the change over to Forticel.  The section is fixed in the barrel, the ink held directly in the barrel instead of having a removable "cartridge" style filler.  Fully restored with our high grade rubber materials.

Pen #2567      1085   Amber Moire' Sheaffer Targa      SOLD
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material: amber laque over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  NOE
Filler: Cartridge/converter
               converter included
Point:  fine
Imprint:   Size:   5.3"
COMMENTS 1994-1996    Hard to find pens in an absolutely gorgeous finish , in perfect condition.   Hands down one of the prettiest, most attractive Sheaffers I've handled.    Only the green one, which I am NOT selling, is more attractive.  The nib in the pen as shown is a fine nib.  A broad nib is available for $35 more, or  you can have the broad nib ground to a custom nib for $65 more.

Pen #2559       Parker Vacumatic Jr.       $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  vacumatic
Point:    extra fine
Imprint:  excellent
              1st quarter 1946
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS  The Parker Vacumatic Jr is the same size as a Major, but the Major difference (pun intended) is from the neck up - the Jr  feed is smaller, the nib is smaller, the cap has two bands instead of the wider band - and no blue diamond.  Even the diameter of the section is the same.  Comfortable pens to write with, posted or unpasted, though I usually post the cap on these pens.  The trim on this pen is in excellent condition, no brassing or dings, no tooth marks,  and a deep, crisp imprint. There is some transparency to the barrel - I think because the clear bands on the pen are closer together than you find with some others.   Freshly restored.

Pen #2525       Parker Vacumatic Jr.       $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  vacumatic
Point:    extra fine
Imprint:  excellent
              2nd  quarter 1943
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS  Parker wasn't as bad as Sheaffer in reusing names, but the Jr of the 1st generation pens is quite different from the Jr of pens like this one from the 2nd generation of Vacumatics.  As noted elsewhere, the physical size of the pen is the same as the Major, whereas the first generation Jr was a tad shorter than the e band Standard.  It has the two bands on the cap, smaller nib and feed, and of course no blue diamond on the clip, which the Major and Oversize have.  This is a nice pen with a nice writing nib.  The trim on this pen is in excellent condition, no brassing or dings, no tooth marks,  and a deep, crisp imprint. Nice transparency in the barrel which you can see in the picture.   Not minty clear, but better than most.   The lighter bands on the cap are there - just rotated out of position in this picture.    Freshly restored.  No need to repair the pen yourself, or send it off to someone and wait for its turn in the queue.   Instead instant gratification - buy the pen, receive it,  ink it and off you  go pen Nirvana.  OK, maybe the last parts  a bit of a stretch, but it is a nice writing pen.

Pen #2533       Sheaffer Balance Set   MINT!    $147

Overall Grade:  MINT
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none  Filler: lever
Point:  fine
Imprint:   CRISP Size: 5.6"
COMMENTS Here's a real gem that we came across recently.   Otto apparently wasn't a fountain pen user.  The pen was never inked, and is in absolutely mint condition.  Crisp imprint, perfect trim, the sticker still on the pencil.   The section is as clear and bright as you'll ever find one, the plating on the nib perfect.    Its sad really, because the nib feels like  the pen will be a nice writer.   The box is in nearly perfect condition too.    But there's the name in the barrel.  You can look at it as a pen that belonged to someone else, or you can say that the pen is named Otto Sneider.   Whatever the case, its an exceptionally clean set, and you can be the first one to ink it.... unless you decide that you want me to fill it and test it before we end it out to you.  Just let me know when you write to order the set.

Pen #2552        Sheaffer 676  Feather Pattern Targa Ballpoint      $47

Overall Grade:  NOS
Metal:  excellent Material: lacquer over brass
Nib condition:   Flaws:  none Filler:  BP
Point: BP
Imprint:   Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS  NOS Sheaffer Targa 676 feather pattern ballpoint.  This is one of the more unusual finishes for the Targa line,and not seen very often.   The pattern is engraved in the barrel, with a clear lacquer finish applied so that the surface of the pen is smooth.   As near as we can tell the pens were made between 1986 and 1993.   A new blue refill has been put in the pen.  No box
Pen #2554      clipless  Sheaffer Tuckaway     $147

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:   excellent Flaws: see description Filler:  plunger
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS  The war time Triumph pens have a short section and the wide cap band.  The Tuckaway is usually found without a clip, as is the case with this one. The caps for the full size pen fit if you want a clip on your pen.  The barrel on this one has nice transparency and a clean imprint.. There is a small dimple on the cap band.  No brassing.  Fully restored with our high grade, long life rubber materials

Pen #2547    Sheaffer 1003  Matte Black Targa           $147
   custom ground 1mm stub nib

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:  custom ground 1mm cursive italic
Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTSThis version of the black Targa dates from around 1990.  The plastic barrel liner has been replaced by a more durable metal thread bushing and  the end has the metal trim ring to prevent the end of the barrel getting chipped.  The nib is a custom ground 1mm stub - 1mm down stroke, 0.4mm horizontal.   I think that the pen is NOS, but there is a little sheen from posting to the matte finish on the barrel.  Even on NOS pens the cap clutch compresses and loosens over time, so I've installed a new cap clutch so that the cap closes with a firm, crisp SNAP!  In the box with the original papers.  There is a new converter in the pen, and we'll throw in a cartridge of whatever color we come up with .  

Pen #2538        Sheaffer Targa  1005 set      $167

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: gold plated
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point: fine
Imprint:   Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS This Sheaffer Targa set is the classic gold plated fluted pattern.  No dents,  no dings, the BP  has a good black refill, the FP has a piston converter.  The pen has been cleaned and serviced.  In the original box with papers and an unopened package with 2 cartridges.   The cap has a new cap clutch, so it closes with a satisfying "snap!"

Pen #2507        Sheaffer Saratoga snorkel      $137

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  initials  JLL engraved
              on the cap band.
Filler: snorkel
Point:  medium
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS  The Sheaffer Saratoga was one of three open nib model pens.   Sheaffer was pushing their Triumph nib pens, so the open nib pens didn't get a white dot, though everything except the nib unit and snorkel tube was the same.  The same.  ...except no dot.    This pen is in excellent condition, fully restored, and of course a PVC sac has been installed instead of latex, so it won't fail and leak if you use a fancy ink in it.   It should last a good long time even if you don't!   

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. 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.

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