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Pen #1983    Parker Premier AKA  Thrift Time Pen     $257

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      $267

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 #2038    Parker Vacumatic Major       $167
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none Filler:  vacumatic
Point: extra fine  Imprint:  excellent
           2nd quarter 1946
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS: It isn't often that you find a Vacumatic this clear.  Not as clear as the new old stock one I had, but still brighter than most you find.  Crisp, deep imprint,  no brassing, no crack marks.  Really clean.  The nib is an extra fine, but  writes smoothly.  Yeah, I did a little tuning on this one.  :-)  

Pen #2035      Parker Vacumatic Major       $167
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none Filler:  vacumatic
Point: fine  Imprint:  excellent
           4th quarter 1945
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS: Made in time (we assume) for the first Christmas after the end of WWII.   No brassing, no tooth marks, no cracks, and a rather nice and smooth fine nib.  The imprint is crisp and deep.   Nice bright color throughout the pen.  Restored and ready to write.

Pen #1989      Parker Vacumatic Major     $167

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        $147

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 #2036     Parker Shadow Wave Vacumatic       $147
Overall Grade:  fine 
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see notes Filler:  vacumatic
Point: medium flex  Imprint:   all but gone Size: 4.8"
COMMENTS:  I'll be up front about this one.  It has issues.  The imprint is worn away, it has a name in the barrel, a cap lip crack repaired (you will never see it), and  the trim had to be replated.   So why restore it?   The nib.    I don't know if I've ever had a nib quite like it before.  It's a medium flex nib.  Nominal line width (as in when you write with no pressure) the line width is 0.6mm.  Flex the nib and it gives you a nice fat 1.0m line.  .  But it's a solid pen, the lockdown filler is clean and the notches good, the cap screws on tightly and everything addressed.  The solution that I use for plating seems to hold up quite well - I've done several of my own that I use on a regular basis.  I would suggest that you not post the cap - the Shadow Wave caps like this have a tendency to crack if you post the cap too firmly on the barrel.  

Pen #2037      Cocoa Aerometric Parker 51      $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  chrome plated Material - Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  aerometric
Point: extra  fine Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   A nice, clean Aerometric Parker 51.  Cleaned and restored with a new sac installed.  The 51 sacs we use are the new ones that look like the originals - only clean and bright.  Original jewel too.  Nice pen.

Pen #2040      Cordovan Brown Vacumatic Parker 51      SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold  plated Material - Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see notes Filler:  aerometric
Point:  fine Imprint:  excellent  
   T7 -  1st quarter 1947
Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   I think that the cordovan brown 51 with a gold cap is one of the nicest color combinations found in vintage Parker pens.  The cap on this one has been de-dinged - just a few very small flea bites remain that  I won't even try to get out.   The jewel is a  Parker original.  The fine nib is exceptionally smooth.  I'm tempted to take it out and put it into one of my personal pens, but I'll leave it in the pen for you to enjoy.   

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 #2041   Wahl Rosewood Ringtop   flex nib       SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material -rosewood hard rubber
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler:  lever
Point:   fine flex Imprint:  worn Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:  Of all of the hard rubber finishes, I like the Wahl rosewood best.  I still have a slotter tray with several  of them that I want to hang onto.  This is a sweet little pen with a fine flex nib.  Not full flex, but it definately qualfies as flex.  No brassing, good color, and restored.  About the only thing to complain about is that the imprint at the top of the cap is worn.  

Pen #2031  Sheaffer Royal Selangor Bamboo      $247

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  sterling clip Material -pewter
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:  extra fine  18K Imprint Size:  5.75"
COMMENTS: This was supposed to be one of a series of pens made in pewter, but only one design was made, making it in effect a limited edition pen.  The same size as the Sheaffer Connoisseur and Grand Connoisseur.    The pens take nib units from the Connoisseur and Balance lines.  In the box with the papers.

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 #2020          Sheaffer Crest   3 piece set             $207

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material -  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: flea bites in the cap of FP
     BP has a small flat spot on top
Filler: plunger filler
Point:  fine Imprint:  excellent on all three pieces Size:  FP -  5.2"
            BP - 5.25"
COMMENTS:  It's not often that you see the complete three piece Crest set.   The FP is the full size 1750 with a fine nib and is fully restored.   I never do a half way restoration on these pens.    They're cleaned, nib fully cleaned and smoothed, and the high grade, long life synthetic  rubber used for the packing unit seal and the head gasket.  There's a white dot in the end of the blind cap, as there should be   The BP is marked  1250.   I've installed the "widget" and a rod in the end of the  barrel that allow you to use a modern Sheaffer BP refill in the pen.  Did you know that Monteverdi makes a gel BP refill?  That means you can use one in this pen too!  How cool is that?  I will of course include the original refill just so you can gaze at it fondly.  That's all it's good for - it doesn't work.     The widget unscrews from the section and is easily removed.   The cap has a raised bump on the clip to indicate that it's a BP, not the white dot fountain pen. The pencil works too, uses fine lead (0.036"= 0.9mm).  The case has wear on the corners on the outside and the inside you can see.  Overall a rather  nice set.

Pen #2029        Sheaffer Crest                $257

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 #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 #2016              Esterbrooks         SEE TABLE FOR PRICE 

Comments:  We've acquired quite a few Esterbrooks lately.  If you haven't caught on from my comments on FPN, Esterbrooks are one of my favorite pens.  I had one in high school, and have quite a collection of favorites, and a counter top display case full of more Esterbrooks - behind UV filtering glass of course.   They're solid, reliable, nice writers, and tough.  A friend lost his in a Syracuse snow bank one year.  That can be worse than the proverbial needle in a haystack.  It reappeared when the snow melted, and it wrote just fine.  Amazing.  Take a moment to read the details and note the nib number - they'll stay in the pen pictured .  Maybe priced a little more than you normally pay, but all of the pens are  cleaned, polished, resaced, tested,  ready to write, and have our warranty with them.  You can bypass the shipping to the shop,  the wait in the queue and get a nice writing pen in just a few days. 
Pen number and notes Grade Price
1-small copper Dollar pen.  Nib = 2556  excellent imprint, great color  excellent
2 -  small  silver Dollar pen  Nib =  2668  excellent imprint, bright color  excellent $57
3 - SJ, silver,   nib = 2668.   good imprint, slightly darker color  extra fine $40
4 - SJ, silver   nib = 2668  extra fine imprint, name in barrel extra fine SOLD
5 - Black Dollar pen,  nib =  9550 extra fine imprint   extra fine SOLD
6 - Silver transitional J round top button,  nib = 2668  deep imprint excellent SOLD
7 -  silver transitional J - ribbed top button, Nib=9668  extra fine imprint excellent $67
8 - black transitional J - ribbed top button,  Nib = 2556  crisp, deep imprint excellent SOLD
9 - black transitional J -  ribbed top button,  Nib=2668,  extra fine imprint excellent SOLD

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 #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.
Pen #1876    Cross Century II      SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  plated trim Material - sterling silver
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
Point:  XF rhodium plated 18K gold Imprint Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   The Cross Century is a classic pen.  There was a time when these Cross pens were THE pen, and it was quite a gift to receive one of the Century sets as a gift.  They're still pretty classy.  This one is sterling silver with a  rhodium plated 18K nib - XF.  Since it started life as a roller ball, I'll include the roller ball front end and a refill - don't know if it works, but they're easy to find.  Just swap out the front ends to change writing modes.  No need to fiddle with springs and spacers and such.  

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, green,  brown,  turquoise,    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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