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Pen #2025        Parker Duofold International        $287

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: gold plated Material - acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
              new converter included
Point:  fine Imprint:   excellent
        date code lU is 1991
Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS:   This is one of the first series of Parker Duofold Internationals.  The color is American Express Green - and it's a glorious color.  Frankly I like the first version of the revised Duofolds.  Word on the street is that the arrow nibs are better made and write more smoothly than the later banner nibs.  This is a nice nib.  The nib code is 80.  If you go by the Parker 75 codes it would be a needlepoint - but it's too wide for that, more like a fine.  The pen is in excellent condition, writes smoothly, and comes with a new converter

Pen #2053       Double Jewel Buckskin Parker 51       $327

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: gold plated Material - Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: repaired section - see description Filler: vacumatic
Point:  extra fine Imprint:  excellent  4th quarter 1946 Size:   5.4"
COMMENTS:  Made a year after the end of WWII, the Buckskin Parker 51 is one of the more desirable colors, right behind Yellowstone (mustard) and Nassau Green.  The pen has been restored, cap dent free, original jewel.  It's a beautiful pen.  You can see how deep the imprint is in the lower picture.  The only flaw is that there was a crack in the section.  It's been solvent welded and sealed (this is one of my pens, so I've carried it),  but I could not remove the stain in the crack so it remains visible.  The crack has been factored into the price.  If it were perfect it would be priced $150-$200 more.   But it's on the under side,  so I haven't replaced the section.

Pen #2049       Esterbrook J     9314F relief nib           SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material -  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler: lever
Point:  NOS 9314F Imprint:  worn Size:   "
COMMENTS:  An excellent, very clean Esterbrook J.  Fully restored, with a NOS 9314F  nib.  That's a left oblique or Esterbrook called it a "relief" nib.  It has been smoothed and tested.  The J is the full size Esterbrook,  this one is a later production pen with buttons on then end of both cap and barrel.    You might find an Esterbrook cheaper, but chances are that you'll have to have it restored, and pay shipping both ways.  By the time you add it all up, this one is pretty reasonably priced....  and the one you find most likely won't have this nib!

Pen #2056    Transitional Esterbrook J   9550  nib    SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  steel Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  lever
Point:   9550  - extra fine Imprint:  excellent Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS:  Not fancy, not expensive,  but a solid reliable pen.  Two of the best writers that I have are Esterbrooks, and they're always filled.  A gray transitional J is in my pocked as I write this.    See previous comments about buying one elsewhere, then paying to have it restored and waiting  for it to come back.....  This pen is of course restored, ready to write.   Button top on cap.

Pen #2057    Transitional Esterbrook SJ   9556  nib    SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  steel Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  lever
Point:   9556 - "fine writing" Imprint:  excellent Size:  4.7"
COMMENTS:  The SJ is the smaller version of the standard Esterbrook pens.  Thinner, shorter, more suited for someone with a smaller hand.  That doesn't mean  that it's a ladys pen, just smaller, about 1/2: shorter than the J.  The transitional pens were made in the 40s,  and transitioned from the Dollar pen with it's flat end to the later pens with the button end.  Earlier ones may be found with a ribbed top,  but there are some with the button top.  Transitionals are my favorites.

Pen #1991           Sheaffer 1003 Targa         $137

Overall Grade:  near mint
Metal:  gold plated Material:  lacquer over brass

Nib condition
:  excellent
Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
    converter included
Point:  medium (stamped into plastic) Imprint Size:   5"
COMMENTS:  I still have the stainless Targa that I bought at Penn Traffic in DuBois 33 years ago before we got married.  I didn't have the money, but the pen was calling to me....  I still have several Targas, and still think that they're an iconic Sheaffer.  One of the pens that you have to have at some point as a collector.   The  Sheaffer Targa  website has a table that reveals a dizzying array of finishes and colors released over the years.  Be careful - they're addicting!  This one is a great one to start with.  I'd mark it as mint except that I'm sure it has been inked.  The finish is a pleasing matte black, no damage to the paint on the corners of the ends.  The cap clutch still clicks nicely.  I've installed a fresh red end (synthetic sac) converter.  In the box as shown, no papers.

Pen #2029        Sheaffer Crest                $227

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material -  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: small dent on top of cap, Filler: plunger filler
Point:  extra fine Imprint:  excellent Size:   5"
COMMENTS:  A full size Crest in excellent condition.  Nice deep imprint,  some transparency to the section,  nice smooth nib with good plating and good color too.  No price code, white dot on the blind cap. Fully restored and ready to write and to be enjoyed.  

Pen #2052    Parker 51 aerometric    $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  Lustraloy Material - Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   reproduction jewel Filler:  aerometric
Point:  extra fine Imprint:   Size: 5.4"
COMMENTS:  The Parker 51 was the most sought after pen during WWII, and was in production for over 30 years from it's introduction in 1941 into the 1970s.  Some say that they are the best pen ever made.  There certainly are a lot of them around, and a lot of them writing.  The original sac on this one is still clear,  the cap  has a scratch-buff refrost.  

Pen #2051     Debutante 51 Special        $97

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  Lustraloy (stainless) Material - Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: name in barrel Filler:  aerometric
Point: extra  fine Imprint:   Size:  5.3
COMMENTS: A 51 in every way, with many parts interchangeable.  The big differences between the 51 Special were the sac guard, a loop instead of fully enclosed,  the octanium nib, polished cap and black jewel.  But the tipping material was the same as far as we know,  and the later production standard 51 pens used the same breather tube.  Note the name in the barrel.  Restored, but the sac is rather dark.  Nice writing too.

Pen #2054     Debutante Parker Vacumatic        $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see notes Filler:  vacumatic
Point: extra  fine Imprint:  extra fine
       3rd quarter 1948
Size:  4.7"
COMMENTS: This is the second generation Debutante Parker Vacumatic.  The plastic rod filler unit (Parker called it "disposable") has replaced both the lockdown and Speedline fillers, the pen has a slimmer profile, single jewel on the cap, tapered end.   Made for the smaller hand, but that doesn't mean it's a pen just for ladies.  Nice pens, this one with a nice nib.

Pen #2055   Sheaffer Lifetime Balance, jewelers band cap       $117

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  initials on cap Filler:  vacuum/plunger filler
Point: extra  fine Imprint:  crisp Size:  4.7"
COMMENTS:   This is a Debutante size Balance, full quality white dot pen with the Lifetime nib.  The plating on the nib is excellent, no brassing on the pen, clip or cap band, no cracks.  The initials JCC are engraved in the cartouche area on the back of the less common Jewelers Band cap band.  The pen is restored with a new stainless plunger rod, and of course our high grade, long life,  buna-N material for the head gasket and Viton 0-ring for the packing seal.  When posted (and the cap does post well) it's a nice comfortable pen to write with.   

Pen #1983    Parker Premier AKA  Thrift Time Pen     SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  extra fine Imprint:  excellent
              made in Canada         
Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS:    The Parker Premier (MK I if you will) is the Canadian name for the what was called the Duette Sr. or Thrift Time pen in the US.  The color on the Canadian pens was called red onyx, in the US mahogany and white.   Whatever,  it's a pretty pen, well  made, and the same size as the Parker  Vacumatic Standard and Challenger of the same era.  (the caps interchange)  The color is great, no brassing, excellent imprint.  Not an easy pen to find.  Restored with a synthetic sac installed.

Pen #2011      Parker Streamlined Duofold Sr      $257

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  button
Point:  fine Imprint:  excellent
             4th quarter 1934
Size:  5.12"
COMMENTS:   Ever notice how the people on a book cover never match the descriptions of the characters IN the book?  Parker was guilty of the same thing - getting the characters wrong.  The Parker  Big Red of the early 1970s was the pen that really  pushed my buttons, not because it was so cool (though it was) but the idea of the original pen from the 1920s caught my imagination.  I WANTED one!   What I didn't know though was that the pen in the ad from the 1920s, and the design of the pen of the 1970s didn't match.  They talked about the flappers and all that,  when the pen being made was a flat top, but the new pen copied the streamlined pen of the 1930s.  Typical of ad agencies.   But it didn't matter to me.  It does now, and I have a number of streamlined Duofolds.  This is a duplicate, and is in great shape.  No brassing,  excellent imprint,  and restored with a silicone sac installed.

Pen #1989      Parker Vacumatic Major     $157

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  nickel plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  vacumatic
Point: extra  fine Imprint:  extra fine
             2nd quarter 1946
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:  I don't like to have two of the same pen listed if I can avoid it, so I've been holding this one back.   The trim is solid, but a but hazy as is often the case with the nickel plated Vacumatic trim.  The color is quite good though, better than you usually find I think.   Fully restored and ready to write.

Pen #2032     Debutante Parker Vacumatic        $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see notes Filler:  vacumatic
Point: extra  fine Imprint:  extra fine
           2nd quarter 1937
Size:  4.7"
COMMENTS: The question about the different sizes of Vacumatics comes up frequently on the pen boards, and next after that is what size diaphragm gets used in what pen.  I was confused myself as a new collector, but it's really simple.   My favorites are the  Jr (two band) and standard (3 bands) which are the most common, and use the "standard" diaphragm.  My personal opinion is that they're the most comfortable in the hand.   Only the Oversize (about the size of a Duofold Sr) used the oversize diaphragm...  Then there's the Debutante....  and this is a Debutante.  Easy to get confused when looking at a picture if you don't know the proportions well.  It's a bit thinner, a bit shorter  and the nib a bit smaller.  It was the only pen to use the Debutante diaphragms until the  introduction of the  2nd generation vacs, all of which moved down to the smaller diaphragm along with the 51 in  1941.    

This one has clean trim, a good nib with the plating at about 80% I think, a clean lockdown filler and good color.  The only flaw is a small  decrease in diameter below the threads, and the initials  D.S.G. in the barrel.  You'll have to look to see either.  A nice, smooth, wet writing pen, freshly restored.

Pen #2025   Parker 65 Flighter - stub nib       $167

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material - brushed stainless
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler:  cartridge/converter
Point:   stub Imprint Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  The Parker 65 is a cool pen, made in the UK.  There were versions that used the VP style filler, but were a bit different, lacking the splines to rotate the nib.  Decidedly something that you don't want to do with the peak on the section. (I make the filler unit front ends for the 65 as well as the VP Check the "stuff" page.).  This one is the cartridge/converter version.  Inside about the same, but the connector is different so that you have a piercing tube instead of the necked filler.  The first one that came into my hands, so I got the privilege of making the tool to unscrew the collector from the nib.  Gone over from end to end, and a nice writing pen.  

Pen #2050        Sheaffer  Clipper     SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: dimple in the top
             of the cap
Filler: snorkel
Point:  extra fine  Palladium silver Imprint:    Size:   5.2"
COMMENTS:   Made from 1952 to 1959, the Snorkel pens were among Sheaffer's most popular.  If  availability today is any indicator, they were wildly popular and durable.  The Palladium silver nibs were slightly lower on the price scale, but have proven to be corrosion resistant and good writers.  I have, as I do with all of the Sheaffer pneumatic fillers that I restore, installed a synthetic sac.  It won't fail on you like a latex sac will.  I would go so far as to say that you are unlikely to have to have this pen restored for a couple of decades, if then.  

Pen #2039        Sheaffer Crest  Broad nib    $167

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: two small dents in cap Filler: plunger filler
Point:  BROAD Imprint:   extra fine Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS:   This is the first generation Triumph Crest - made during the early years of WWII.  Note the short section on the barrel.  Most of these are found with a fine or extra fine, occasionally you find a medium nib.  This is a broad nib that lays down a nice wide juicy line.  The plunger filler mechanism has been restored for a long useful life.  

Pen #1878         Sheaffer Statesman       $117

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent - clean bright
            plating on the nib
Flaws:  none Filler: plunger/vacuum
Point:   extra fine Imprint:excellent Size: 5"
COMMENTS:   This is a Statesman, about the same diameter as a Crest,  open nib, plunger filler from the pre-snorkel days.  The pen has what I call the "cartridge" style where the section and filler are the one unit that screws into the barrel.  No white dot of course, because when  these were made Sheaffer was reserving the white dot for the Triumph nib pens, which were considered to be the "premier" pens, even though most of the parts used were the same.  In excellent condition with an exceptional imprint, no brassing and of course restored using our high grade, long life materials for the packing unit and head gasket.

Pen #2007           Sheaffer 1003 Targa set         $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material:  lacquer over brass

Nib condition
:  excellent
Flaws:   Filler: cartridge/converter
    converter included
Point:  fine Imprint Size:   5"
COMMENTS:  This is nearly identical to pen #1991, except that the finish isn't near mint - it's developed a bit of a sheen on the barrel.  But then it comes with the pencil....   No wear to the corners of the barrel or cap top though.  The  0.9 mm pencil has a twist type of mechanism.  In the box as shown with papers.  

Pen #2003       Parco by Parker      $87

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  med to fine Imprint: excellent
           no date code
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   The black Parco is also in extra find condition.   The trim is clean enough that I may have replated it - it's been in my collection, and frankly I don't remember.  Restored, clean, a solid little pen with a 14K nib.
Girologio pen cases

  Girologio pen  cases.  Beautiful rosewood pen cases, in your choice of 24 or 36 pens.  These cases are very well made, with glass tops, and velvet lined trays. The deep slots in the trays will hold even your oversize pens.   Click here  to see more pictures and  for pricing information.

We carry all colors of Sheaffer ink....
black, navy (blue black), blue, red (out of stock), green,  brown,  turquoise (out of stock),    and purple.

NEW!   We also stock Aurora ink in the two colors available - blue and black.

Sheaffer ink - $8/bottle
Aurora ink - $14 /bottle

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