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Pen #2099       Sheaffer Stylist - choice of nibs               $77

Overall Grade: NOS
Metal:  perfect  Material: gold plated 
Nib condition:  NOS Flaws:   none Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:  choice of  14K nibs:
              extra fine
               1.1 mm stub (add $10)
Imprint Size: 5.5"
COMMENTS:   The Sheaffer Stylist was made with a couple of nib variations.  You find them with the 180 style nib, and the later version with a Triumph style nib.  The later can be found in steel, gold plated and 14K versions, and then there's the felt tip as well.  I think that the Triumph nibs are the nicest writing of the bunch, and the better made design.   This is one case where you get to choose the nib that goes in the pen since I have a few extras.  The stub nib is shown.    Specify nib choice when ordering.

Pen #2024   Parker Duofold International  $267

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  perfect  Material: acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included             
Point: fine Imprint:   excellent
               date code IU
Size:  5.14 "
COMMENTS:   Parker pretty much kept the Duofold name alive in one form or another for decades, starting in the  1920s.  While it may not have been used in the US after the 1940s or early 50s, you could find button filler Duofolds in the UK long after that.  It was, and continues to be, one of the most copied profiles in the world of pens.   When Parkers 100th anniversary rolled around in 1988 they revived the iconic design  with the Centennial, and then again with the smaller International.  They've been in production since then.    The date code indicates that the pen was made in the 3rd quarter of 1991.  The color is American Express green .  It's darker than other jades,  richer in color, and while not rare is harder to find.  

Pen #2095        Aerometric Parker 51       $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  aerometric
Point:  fine Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:  No dings, no dents, the cap refrosted with a scratch buff finish.  Restored with a new 51 sac.  The nib is smooth and a bit on the wide side of fine, but not a medium.   The color is navy gray, and  is just a tad lighter than shown in the picture.

Pen #2092      Rotring  Tiku  (Stylograph)         $237
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: Filler:  piston
Point:  fine - steel Imprint: extra fine - some wear but decent Size:  5.46"
COMMENTS:   These are interesting pens.  The idea I gather started out in the US, got imported to Germany where they were quite popular, and then  made its way back to the US in  Rapidograph technical drawing pens.  These were intended to be written with, not necessarilly as technical drawing pens, which is why you find them in fancy materials and gold trim.  You can usually put a modern nib unit in if you want something finer or want a jewel point.  Everything is intact including the wire in the tube.  We've just restored the pen, and that means that the mechanism has a new cork.  

Pen #2101        Dove Gray Parker Vacumatic 51      $167

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  F W Cook 
           engraved in cap (in italics)
Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  fine Imprint:  extra fine
                1st quarter 1942
Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:  My friend Harry will have to forgive me for using this as an illustration...  He had a lovely Debutante Vacumatic that had a name engraved in the barrel.  A nice pen, with personality, so when the repairs were completed I wrote to him saying "Mable Moses is ready to go home.  Pens often have their own personality, and some are lucky enough to have a name too.  I like  pens with names.,   This is F W Cook.,  who's name is in italics in the cartouche area of the cap.  It  has class.   Mr (or is it Mrs?) Cook has come through the operation successfully,  restored and full of vigor, the dents in his cap removed and polished up.    He's ready to work when you are.

Pen #2070     Sterling Silver Sheaffer Legacy  TD Filler         $397
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  nickel - extra fine Material:Sterling Silver
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: Filler: Cartridge/converter
               or touchdown filler
Point:   extra fine Imprint:   Size:   5.4"
COMMENTS Given the choice between a PFM and a Legacy, I'll choose the Legacy every time.  For some reason I didn't like the first one that I had and sold it, but since then I've acquired a number of the pens.  They're comfortable in the hand and write well.  This pen has the early TD filling system.  It works well.  It does NOT have the gold plated converter though.  I talked with a Sheaffer Engineer about this, and was told that the converters are identical except for the casing.  They made the gold colored ones to "encourage the user to use the TD filling system."  But you don't have to if you don't want to.

Pen #1806        Sheaffer Saratoga Snorkel             $127

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  perfect  Material:  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  snorkel
Point:   extra fine Imprint:   extra fine Size:  5.58"
COMMENTS:   There are three pens that you are likely to find at any antique show - a Parker 51, a Sheaffer Snorkel, and a Sheaffer No Nonsense marked as a Sheaffer flat top and priced at well over $100.  Sheaffer made the snorkel from 1952-1959.    They made a lot of them, and sold a lot of them, and they were well made, which is why you find so many today.  The lifetime white dot was reserved for the Triumph nib pens, but the only difference was, the white dot, a flat end on the snorkel tube, and the open nib which some folks preferred.  This is a Saratoga instead of an Admiral because it has the 74 nib, instead of a #5.    Restored with a PVC (synthetic) sac installed, which will last for a good long time.  Heavens!  You might even get away with using Noodlers* in the pen (if you promise to flush it every other day.)  *Editors note:  the repairman who owns this website says that  he really prefers that you use ink made by a pen manufacturer.   He finds them to be more reliable in vintage pens , but the PVC sac is pretty impervious to the effects of any ink.  He can't say anything about the snorkel tube clogging though.

Pen #2104       Sheaffer  Imperial - mint, chalk marked, in the box              $117
Overall Grade: mint
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: plastic
Nib condition:  mint Flaws: Filler: cartridge/converter
               NO converter
Point:   fine 14K Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.46"
COMMENTS:  This is a rather cool bit of history.  The pen is mint, chalk marked, stickered with  "Cartridge" to indicate the filler,  with the original pack of cartridges under the pad, and the salesman's sticker still on the bottom.   The box is perfect.    I do not know if one of the standard converters will fit.  I can supply a Montiverdi mini converter supplied by Sheaffer if you want one.  I suspect that a button converter would work in the pen

Pen #1954         Sheaffer Craftsman       $87

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  perfect - gold plated Material:  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  fine #3 Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.04"
COMMENTS  Sheaffer is really good at making things confusing.  They used the name Admiral and Craftsman for pens that were quite similar, and switched things around over time just to make it fun for pen collectors 50 to 60 years later.  The stinkers.  Near as I can decipher things, this is a Craftsman because it has a #3 nib and not a #5 nib (without without the platinum mask,  with or without the "feather touch" marking.)   What it is, is one Sheaffer's remarkable, reasonably priced nibs designed to be a reliable, affordable, every way writer.  Restored of course so that it can be your every day writer.

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.

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GOT INK?  We  stock several colors of  bottled Sheaffers ink including blue, navy blue (blue/black), black, brown, red, green, purple, and turquoise,  and can ship the ink with your pen.  $8/bottle, two for $15.  Just tell us what color you want and how many bottles.

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