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Pen #2628     Duofold Jr       $147

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  replated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   replated trim Filler: button
Point:   fine
Imprint: extra fine Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:  The first vintage pen that  I bought was a  Parker   Duofold Jr.  I paid a good chunk to have it  restored back in 1988, more than I  charge today!  They're nice pens,  and the  Duofold  design  has been copied  a gazillion times over the years, and still is today.   This one has a Vac style nib and feed, the imprint decent, though it 's showing it's age.  The trim has been replated because the cap band was brassed,  and I  plated the clip to match color.  A nice  pen  that I carried for a month or so, that's also a  nice writer.  

Pen #2656   semi-flex  Wahl Ringtop    $157

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  lever
Point: semi-flex fine #4
Imprint:  excellent Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS Larger than the typical Wahl ringtop, this pen is the same size as the standard military clip pens, but with a ring top instead.  The  Lapis blue celluloid is blue-on-blue, with decent color that really doesn't come out in the picture.  The nib is a largish #4, semi-flex.  You can see the difference in line width.  Not wet noodle flex by any stretch of the imagination, but I think it has more than a bit of spring to it.   As Paul Erano would say, "It's a nice pen!"  Fully restored of course.

Pen #2641         Sheaffer Statesman         $137

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid  (see comments)
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  lever
Point:   fine
Imprint: worn Size:   5.2"
COMMENTS:  The Statesman dates from 1945, and production ran until about 1948.  I'm assuming that the material is Forticel, but it could be celluloid, as the pens were celluloid from 1945-47, when they changed over to Forticel.  But the white dot is on the top of the cap where Sheaffer put them on some of  the earlier pens, making me thing that this is celluloid. The trim is clean, no brassing at all, the nib a smooth fine with a good platinum mask, the thread rings are clean too.  The flaw?  Essentially no imprint except the price code.  If you're more interested in a good writing daily carry VS collectible value with a crisp imprint, consider this one.  Freshly restored.

Pen #2660       Transitional Vacumatic 51     $147

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: vacumatic
Point:   extra fine
Imprint:  excellent
            1st quarter 1948
Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS  Made right at the beginning of the transition in 51 design from Vacumatic to Aerometric .  The pen has the long feather clip instead of the blue diamond clip,  tab at the top to hold the clip and keep it from rotating, and just "Parker" on the cap.    The cap has been refrosted, and has a reproduction jewel.

Pen #2644     Fantasy Connaisseur     $357

Overall Grade:  new
Metal:  excellent Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:   fine
Imprint Size:  5"
COMMENTS:  Though there are some pictures out there of models, to my knowledge these were never sold by Sheaffer.  Made with original Sheaffer parts, but assembled to produce a marbled "Connaisseur."   The last time  I had one of these to sell was back in October.  Who knows when I'll have the parts to make another one...  A gorgeous pen with a fine 18K Connaisseur nib

Pen #2649  Carmine Jr size Sheaffer Balance    SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  lever
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  4.7"
COMMENTS Like the "Miss Universe"  and Junior pens, this is a smaller Balance,  Unlike those pens though, it has a lifetime nib and a white dot.  The trim is pristine, no brassing, no dents, the color a uniform bright carmine red.  The nib a very smooth fine/extra fine.  It's really right on the boarder, but we're going with XF, though a wider XF.  Freshly restored.

Pen #2658  NOS, stickered  Sheaffer Fashion pen 1 (slim)   $87

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 #2624        Sheaffer Sovereign II     $177

Overall Grade:   excellent
Metal:  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  plunger
Point: fine
Imprint:  excellent Size: 4.9"
COMMENTS:  The Sovereign II was made with a wire band from about 1942 - 1946.  The "II" was a way to avoid confusion with the Balance model with the same name.  Sheaffer really never was good about coming up with new model names...  This one is NOS.   The barrel very clear, the color of the celluloid bright, the imprint crisp, and the thread ring clean - there is a little roughness at the top of the clip.  Even the inside of the cap is clean.  The head gasket and seals of course dried out long ago, so the pen has been restored with our high grade rubber materials.  A nice little pen... 

Pen #2634        Sheaffer Miss Universe     SOLD

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: lever
Point: needlepoint
Imprint: excellent Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS: I just love the name for this pen.   I freely admit that I rely on guys like Dirk Delint, and Richard Binder for information like this.  Dirk, AKA Ernst Bitterman has a really good reference page with  names for the Sheaffer models. Interesting reading, and really helpful since I can never keep track of Sheaffer's names.  At any rate, this isn't a Junior model.  A bit shorter than the Craftsman, slender, intended to be a lady's pen.  The pen has an extra fine #3 nib.  VERY clean, no brassing, no cracks, crisp imprint., great color in the celluloid.  

Pen #2627    Lady Duofold ringtop  $137

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  button
Point:   fine
Imprint:  extra fine Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:  Duofold Sr, Duofold Jr, Lady Duofold.....   in descending order by size.  This is a clean pen, nice imprint, excellent nib,  clean trim, crisp knurling on the blind cap and cap,  clean ringtop.  The pen is the same length as a Duofold Jr, but  the diameter is a little thinner.  This one has a nib marked DUOFOLD PEN, and a Christmas tree feed.   Lady's pen or a vest pocket pen - you decide, but there's no doubt that this pen is a nice one!   Fully restored and ready to be used....

Pen #2626      Parker VS  BROAD NIB    $127

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  staining at end
     of section.
Filler: button
Point:   BROAD
Imprint:  worn  2nd quarter 1947 Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS: The Parker VS was billed as a lower priced alternative to the Parker 51.  They share some design elements - the cap parts are interchangeable with the Parker 51, though the clip design is different, and the same clutch ring.  The plastic though is not as hard as the 51 Lucite is.  The clear feed is entertaining because you see both the ink and the air returning to the sac.  OK, entertaining if  you're stuck at home with the flu maybe, but I did find it to be  interesting.  The nib is a true BROAD nib, nice and fat and smooth.  The cap has been refrosted, the jewel is original.  This pen has the aluminum button filler with the aluminum thread bushing that screws in from the back end.  Fully restored.

Pen #2619   Medium nib Sheaffer Admiral - stickered medium  NOS   $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  snorkel
Point: medium
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 #2620   Sheaffer Tuckaway    $117

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  plunger
Point:   Extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size: 4.5"
COMMENTS:  The Sheaffer Tuckaway is a funky pen.  They're short pens capped,  but a decent length for writing when posted.  They're short, so you aren't going to write an epistle with the limited ink supply.  The clip is often mistakenly referred to as a "military clip," but it isn't a military clip, it's just short.  Like the pen.  I suppose it was the last hurray as a vest pocket pen, except that it doesn't have a ring top.  A great pen for polo shirt pockets, or just for your pants pocket. No dents in the cap, clean trim, a smooth XF nib.  Sheaffer futzed around quite a bit with what to do with the white dot, especially on the metal cap pens.  This one has the early metal ring around the dot , abandoned when they figured out that they could just secure it directly in a hole in the cap like they did with the plastic cap pens.   Nice pen.

Pen #2606  1005S  gold plated fluted  slim Targa    $97

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 #2590     9041 Brown Leather Look Legacy   Right Oblique nib    $297

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: gold plated
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  cartridge/converter
               converter included
Point:   right oblique  stub
Imprint Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS One of the more unusual finishes, the  leather look Legacy  Heritage dates from around  2004.  It is a textured lacquer finish - not leather or plastic.  The nib is a NOS right oblique stub.  The pen comes with one of the red end (PVC sac) converters.  

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 #2472   Sheaffer Vigilant   SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: lever
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   A smidge shorter than the standard size Military clip pens,  and a bit thinner, made between 1940 and 1942.  Good mask on the nib, note the nice transparency of the section, clean trim,  no cracks or tooth marks.  A sweet little Sheaffer in really nice condition.

Pen #2554      clipless  Sheaffer Tuckaway     $97

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

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