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Leather clutch style pen cases are back in stock!
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Pen #2086   Canadian made Waterman           $187

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: scratch to left of clip Filler: lever
Point:  accountant Imprint: worn but readable Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS: This has the profile of the Hundred Year pen, including the clear end, but doesn't have the name.  The nib (which is original to the pen) is an accountant nib, so fairly fine, but like the barrel is marked Made in Canada.   I've replaced the crumbled end with acrylic - the accepted replacement today.  Since the pen is black, the end is clear.   The lever has been replated.  The size is comparable to a Vacumatic Jr or Vacumatic Major.  Restored for my own use (so picky about what I did), but I'm rather hooked on Duofolds at the moment, so offering it up for sale.

Pen #2085      Sheaffer Crest Set        SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: see  description Filler: plunger
Point: Extra fine Imprint:   excellent
        
Size:   5.4"
COMMENTS:  I'm still a collector at heart, and as I've worked on and then tested this set I've been very tempted to keep it. I like this set.  The cap has a few flea bites around to the left of the clip, but nothing major, no dents on the top of the pen or pencil.  No brassing, no corrosion, clean section, clean nib, the pencil works.  I like the white dot on the barrel, where you usually don't see it.   Sheaffer moved the dots around on these pens, and they're usually on the end of the blind cap.  Though an extra fine, the  nib writes nicely.   Freshly restored  with our high grade rubber materials for a long life.  Why do we say that?  We've been able to examine pens restored using our materials that have been in constant use for 6 or 7 years now fill just as well as the day they were  restored.  

Pen #2025        Parker Duofold International        $277

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:  When Parker reintroduced the Duofold for their 100th anniversary, they got it right with the Duofold Centennial, followed by the smaller International.    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 over the later flavors.  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 pen is in excellent condition, writes smoothly, and comes with a new converter

Pen #2087    Parker Streamlined Duofold Sr      SOLD

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:   If I were to pick a pen that keeps finding it's way into my collection, it would be the Parker Duofold.  A Streamlined  Sr. like this one, a black "rogue" Streamlined  (flat top modified to the Streamlined profile) and a red flat top are filled and usually in my pocket.   The Duofolds, especially the orange and black pens, were some of the most copied pens of the 1920s and 1930s, and their profile is copied today in everything from kit pens to Bexleys.  Even Parker has copied it with their Centennial and International Duofolds.  (I have some of them too) (blush)  When the streamlined craze started in the 30s and Sheaffer came out with the Balance pens, Parker had to make some changes to the Duofold, hence the more tapered profile.   This one is in excellent condition, freshly 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 #2059       Sheaffer Statesman          $137

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: replated lever Filler: plunger
Point:  extra fine Imprint:  crisp Size: 5"
COMMENTS:  Made in the late 40s,  they were priced around  $40.  A nice solid pen, with an  extra fine nib.   Freshly restored.   The pen has a nice, crisp imprint.

Pen #2069    Jade Sheaffer Balance II    $247

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point: extra fine Imprint:   Size:  5.7"
COMMENTS:   Fading in availability, rising in popularity (or maybe maintaining it) the Sheaffer Balance II has been out for a couple of decades now.   When they were introduced they were voted a "best value" - and they still are.   The Jade is a gorgeous color.  The nib on this pen is an extra fine, and I do mean extra fine.  Nibs are still available, but I don't have any more of the two tone nibs in stock.  You can fit a Connoisseur nib with plastic barrel threads, and even a No Nonsense nib into the barrel if you want to use it as a souped up calligraphy pen.

Pen #1804      Sheaffer Imperial          SOLD

Overall Grade:  NOS
Metal: gold plated Material - Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:   fine Imprint:   excellent
        
Size:   5.5"
COMMENTS:  I had quite a few of these at one time  and didn't want to list them all at once, which is why this pen has the relatively low tag number on it.  NOS, so in new condition, with a new  squeeze converter installed.  

Pen #1806          Sheaffer  Admiral              $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: none Filler: snorkel
Point: extra fine Imprint:   extra fine Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS:  When I first started collecting, it took me a while to figure out that Sheaffer made essentially the same pen, but some had white dots, others didn't.  What's with THAT?   By the 1950s Sheaffer was pushing their Triumph nib pens, so they got the white dot, and the just-as-good (I think) open nib pens like this one didn't.  Everything south of the nib collar was the same (OK, the snorkel tube had a flat end instead of angled, but still...), with the same high Sheaffer quality.... but the caps were missing that little dot of plastic above the clip.  This pen is in excellent condition, restored, with a synthetic sac installed for a long life.

Pen #1991           Sheaffer 1003 Targa         SOLD

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 #2062   Parker 61  Flighter       SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  chrome trim and arrow Material - brushed stainless
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: capillary 
Point: medium Imprint:   Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS: This is an exceptionally clean Parker 61 flighter.  The Teflon coating on the filler  is flawless, no dings or dents in the barrel, no cracks,  excellent scratch buff finish on the cap and barrel,  clean jewel.  The pen has been cleaned and flushed,  and tested , and lays down a nice wet line.   Then flushed and spun in a centrifuge to draw the last bits of ink  and water out of the pen.  I don't know that I've ever offered a 61 for sale before - but I'm willing to make an exception for this one!

Pen #2084     Sheaffer TRZ        $27

Overall Grade:  NOS
Metal:  black - gold plated
              brushed chrome - chrome plated
Material -  finish applied over
                    brass.
Nib condition:  mint Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
             slim converter included
Point: medium Imprint:   Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS: The TRZ is a slim version of what was the popular  Fashion line of pens.  The pens use the slim converter, which is included.  The pens are mint.   With the number of folks looking for the slim converters for the Slim Targa,  even if you don't want the pen as such, they're a bargain given the price of  an original, functional slim converter.  Think of it as a slim converter with a pen attached.    All  pens have medium nibs

 Black pens 5 available
 Brushed chrome pens -   5 available

Pen #1954        Sheaffer Craftsman             $87

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  initials on cap Filler:  lever
Point:   fine #3 14K nib Imprint:  crisp Size:  5"
COMMENTS:   Made in the early 50s, this was the last pen to have the wire band cap.  Still well made, with a #3 nib.  Later pens in the run had a 33 nib.   Note the bright color of the section.  Restored

Pen #2078    Sheaffer Craftsman     SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point: medium #33 14K nib Imprint:  excellent Size:  5"
COMMENTSMade in the early 50s, this was the last pen to have the wire band cap.  Still well made, with a #3 nib.  Later pens in the run had a 33 nib.   Note the bright color of the section.  Restored

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.  
 
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.

GOT INK??
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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