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Pen #2587   Sheaffer Statesman    SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  plunger
Point: fine
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5"
COMMENTSThis Sheaffer Statesman was made somewhere in 1947, before they abandoned celluloid for the pens - note the "cartridge" type of plunger filler i.e. it screws into the barrel instead of having the section fused to, and the ink held directly in the barrel.   I find the Triumph nibs of this era to be some of the smoothest writing pens Sheaffer made.  A little smaller than the Valiant, it feels comfortable in the hand.  The white dot on this pen  has turned a bit brown, but the celluloid is still bright, the trim clean (no dents or brassing).  I will say that the  lines in the pattern of the celluloid give the illusion of a warped pen - but it isn't.  Hold the pen up by its ends between  your thumb and pinkly finger with a light background and rotate the pen, and you'll see that its perfectly straight.  Fully restored using our high grade synthetic rubber materials for a long useful life.  We recommend buying a small jar of silicone grease with the pen  to lubricate the piston on occasion to keep it sliding easily in the packing unit....  about the only maintenance that this pen will need, aside from occasional flushing.  Nice pen.

Pen #2597   Sheaffer Statesman    SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  plunger
Point: fine
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5"
COMMENTS:AnotherSheaffer Statesman,  made somewhere in 1947, before Sheaffer abandoned celluloid for the pens - note the "cartridge" type of plunger filler i.e. it screws into the barrel instead of having the section fused to, and the ink held directly in the barrel.  The white dots on the  Triumph pens of the era wandered around like the north pole apparently does.  Sometimes found above the clip, sometimes on the end of the blind cap, sometimes at the top of the cap.  On this pen its on the top of the cap.  The section is a little brighter than some. Good plating on the mask, no flaws or brassing in the trim.    Fully restored using our high grade synthetic rubber materials for a long useful life.  We recommend buying a small jar of silicone grease with the pen  to lubricate the piston on occasion to keep it sliding easily in the packing unit....  about the only maintenance that this pen will need, aside from occasional flushing.  Nice pen.

Pen #2580      Sheaffer Triumph Crest     $217

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: plunger
Point:  fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS This is a gorgeous pen, and very nice writing too,  The Triumph Crest was made in the early 1940s  the first generation of Triumph nib pens. Crest pens have a gold filled cap, with the white dot on the end of the blind cap.  There are a few small dents on the very top of the cap, two small flea bites on the side of the cap - you have to look for them.  I've been sorely tempted to keep this pen -  nib though an extra fine writes very nicely.  A great pen, that I found comfortable to use.  The pen has a plunger filler, recently restored with our long life synthetic rubber materials, which should give many years of service.  We recommend a bit of  silicone grease on the rod so that moves freely.  We sell small jars of the same grease used in the shop for $5.

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.    In these pens the most commonly found nibs are fine and extra fine nibs, but note that this one's is a medium.  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 #2593         Dove Gray Vac  Parker 51    SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  worn
        4th quarter 1946
Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:   A dove gray Parker 51 made in the last quarter of 1946.  Maybe a gift for a returned GI? I  always wonder a bit about the history of the pen, and who might have owned it.    Fully restored, the cap de-dinged, original jewel, extra fine nib.  The pump has a nice clear rod.  There is a bit of a darker band on the barrel above the clutch ring.   More obvious in the picture than in the hand.  

Pen #2595        Early 1946 Vac  Parker 51    $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  vacumatic
Point:   fine
Imprint: excellent
      1st quarter 1946
Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:  This is going to get a little confusing here since we have 3 black lustraloy cap Parker 51 pens.   THIS pen was made in 1946 when Parker was two years away from the move away from the Vacumatic filler system.   It has the vacumatic filler, and the  blue diamond clip.  I would describe the nib is a fine, bordering on extra fine.    Fully restored, the cap refrosted, and  an original jewel.  Make sure that you specify the pen number and that  you want the 1946 Parker 51 when you order so that you get the right one.

Pen #2596         black Parker 51    SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  extra fine
        1st quarter 1948
Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:  Parker started to transition away from the vacumatic filler starting in 1948, and the process began by introducing the  aerometric caps first, with  the long feather clip and tab to keep the clip from rotating, and the wide polished band with PARKER stamped on it.  BUT, they still had a lot of Vacumatic parts, and wanted to use them up.  So it is entirely possible to find pens from the same quarter with different style clips.  This one is dated  1st quarter 1948, but has the regular vacumatic cap, and blue diamond clip.  Freshly restored with a nice extra fine nib.  The cap is refrosted, with  a reproduction jewel.   Make sure that you  give the right pen number, and say that you want the vacumatic cap 1948 Parker 51 so that we get the right pen to you!

Pen #2594         transitional black Parker 51    $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  vacumatic
Point:   fine
Imprint:  extra fine
        1st quarter 1948
Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:  The only differenc between this pen and #2596 is the cap.  Its still a Vacumatic 51, still 1st quarter 1948, but I would be willing to bet that it goes closer to the end of the quarter because it  has the aerometric cap and clip.  The pen has what I would call a fine nib, bordering on extra fine.  Original frosting and jewel.  Fully restored.    Make sure that you  give the right pen number, and say that you want the vacumatic cap 1948 Parker 51 so that we get the right pen to you!

Pen #2588  Aerometric Parker 51    $147

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  aerometric
Point: extra fine
Imprint Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS The aerometric 51 is nearly bullet proof.  The plyglass sacs (Parkers name for PVC sacs) last a long time, the Lustraloy caps don't rust or corrode, the Lucite is really tough....  Most of the time we replace a sac not because its leaking or damaged, but because its stained and dark.  This pen has a new PVC sac, the cap has been refrosted with a scratch buff finish like the original.    The only flaw is a bit of a ripple in the shell below where the barrel threads end.  Reproduction jewel.

Pen #2592  Burgundy Demi Aerometric Parker 51  $97

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: aerometric
Point: fine
Imprint:   Size:  5"
COMMENTS: Unlike the earlier demi 51, the aerometric is both shorter and thinner than the standard 51.  This is an exceptionally clean pen.  No dings in the cap, clear and original sac, refrosted cap, original jewel.  Priced a little lower than usual because of the initials in the barrel.

Pen #2598  Parker Vacumatic Major     SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  Vacumatic
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  extra fine
     first quarter 1944
Size:  5"
COMMENTS  The Vacumatic Major is the same size as the Jr, but it came with the chevron cap band, and a blue diamond clip, which meant a "lifetime" warranty.   The nickel trim on these pens is rarely found in perfect conditoin.  There is some wear to the plating on the cap band, though not brassed, and  a smidge on the clip.   The nib is an extra find with some spring to it i.e. not flexible, but neither  is it a stiff nib.    It's a pen that I think you could carry as a daily user.   Fully restored.

Pen #2586   Conklin Endura Symmetric    SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  lever
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5"
COMMENTS  I don't have Conklins very often. and when I do they tend to be the flat end Enduras with the grooves cut  in them.  This is a nice pen from the 1930s, about the diameter of a Parker 51.  The celluloid is clean, the color bright.  There is a bit of brassing at the top and bottom of the clip, and a flea bit in the middle which you can see in the picture.  But it also has a nice wiring extra fine nib.  Fully restored and tested!

Pen #2591        First year Sheaffer Balance   SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  lever
Point:  fine cursive italic
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.7"
COMMENTS:  Sheaffer introduced the Balance in 1929.  There are several clues to the fact that is is a first year standard Balance.  The big fat white dot, the long humped ball clip, the short section, lever with a pin and the fact that this is a
LONG pen.  The overall length is the same as the Oversize Balance, but you can't call it a "slender oversize" Balance.  Its just that the pen is longer than the later pens.  This also was made as a ringtop pen - I have the ringtop cap for sale if you are interested.    Though not pearly white, the color is still pretty good.   The nibs on these pens are also larger than  the later standard Balance.  
This is a beautiful pen with a great nib. - a nice nib for writing - 0.5mm verticla (0.7 with some pressure) 0.3 horizontal.  I would call  it  a fine cursive italic..    The flaws?  A little brassing at the top and on the ball of the clip.  And there is a name int he barrel - you can see it in the picture above - Dorthea Moorman.  But its in an odd spot  - above the lever,  so that it is pretty much out of sight when right handed person is  writing with the pen.    This is one of those cases where I decided that the pen is too gorgeous to risk any damage trying to take the name out.  Without the name, I'd likely go $40 -$50 higher.

Pen #2554      clipless  Sheaffer Tuckaway     $137

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 #2533       Sheaffer Balance Set   MINT!    SOLD

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 Snider.   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 #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 #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








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