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The first firm "I wants it!" gets the pen.

Pen #2453         Parker Deluxe Challenger        $137

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:   celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: see notes Filler: plunger
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  excellent  
             2nd quarter 1937
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS The Deluxe Challenger shared many things with it's more expensive siblings. The same celluloid was used in Vacumatics, the same feed and section were used in Duofold Jr. pens.  The nib on the pen is an extra fine.The color though not perfect is pretty good, especially on the cap.  The cap and cap band have been replated with rhodium.  There is a small ding in the cap band on the back side away from the clip.  Fully restored

Pen #2437             Parker Vacumatic Jr       $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal::  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: vacumatic
Point: fine
Imprint:  excellent
               first quarter 1947
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:  By 1947 Parker was working  to phase out the Vacumatic after a very successful run of 13 or 14 years.  Newer designs were catching the publics eye.  Parker's 51 had been in production for 6 years and was an overwhelming success, the VS (Vacumatic Successor?)  was into its second (and last)  year of production with the 21 just over the horizon.   You don't see many Vacumatics with the 1947 date code, and the model was discontinued in 1948.   This pen is exceptionally clean.  No brassing on the clip or cap band, nice transparency to the barrel, no marks on the barrel or cap.  The nib is a smooth fine.  The darker rings in the cap are just that the celluloid in that area did not have the lighter color, not staining of the celluloid.  It's not uncommon to see an area running the length of the pen, less common to go around the pen, but you do see it on occasion.

Pen #2473     Matte finish  Pilot Faceted Vanishing point      $227

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:   plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
   converter, cartridge cover
    and cartridge included
Point:  14K fine
Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTSRead the heading again, carefully.   We all know about the Namiki vanishing point pens with the faceted barrel.  We've seen them in  shiny black, red, green, and blue.  This is a Pilot branded Vanishing point in a matte black finish.  As in the matte black used in the stealth pens, but with frosted chrome trim... as in not usually found in the USA.  The pen has been inked, but it is in excellent condition.  In the box with the outer sleeve.  No papers.

Pen #2486          Sheaffer Oversize Balance   14K cap trim        $247

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
   14K clip and band
Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Initials OCA in band
        small dent in band
Filler:  lever
Point: fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.5'
COMMENTS:   This is a classic Sheaffer Oversize Balance.  Pinned lever.  14K clip and cap band.  I can't vouch for the lever.  The 14K is marked on the cap band, but is worn off of the top of the clip.  There is a small dent in the cap band in the area of the initials.  Fine two tone nib-  later nib?  Fully restored with a PVC sac installed.

Pen #2357         brown Thuya lacquer  Parker 75  pen and BP set       $187

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point: fine French made 18K 
Imprint:   Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS Made from 1981-1990 in France.  The pen has the "fat feed" nib unit with the appropriate 18K French 18K nib.  The nib is marked  F.  The color of the ballpoint is a little darker than the pen, but has the matching pattern in the lacquer.  The pens are  in extra fine condition meaning that the lacquer is in very good condition but on close examination does show that it has been used.  An original Parker squeeze converter is included, resaced with a synthetic sac instead of a latex sac.  Cleaned, tested and smoothed.  The white lines on the  barrels  are reflections from the light tent, not flaws in the barrel.  

Pen #2485          Monteverde  Sonata           $57

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent Material: acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  custom ground extra fine
Imprint:  crisp Size:  4.6'
COMMENTS:   No longer in production, the Monteverde Sonata is a nice short pocket pen - pants pocket, polo shirt pocket.  Though a short pen it is a comfortable length when the cap is posted.   The clip holds firmly as well.  Rhodium plated trim.  Nice writing  nib custom ground to  XF.  The pen is in excellent condition and includes a Monteverde mini-converter.  In the original box with papers

Pen #2409           WASP  Addipoint            $87

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  Fine Line 341 (fine)
and WASP Gregg Shorthand nib - see notes below
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5.1'
COMMENTS:   Take a look again brother, it  ain't  an Esterbrook, though you would be forgiven if you took it for one as Robyn did when she first saw the pen!  The WASP  pen was a sub brand of Sheaffer, and acronym for Walter A Sheaffer Pen.  Sheaffer seemed to use the line for products that they wanted to market test without putting their name on the pen.  For instance, the first plunger fillers were WASP pens, not Sheaffer, and the design was tweaked before it was released bearing the Sheaffer name.   The Addipoint was designed to go head to head with Esterbrooks when it was introduced in 1939, and featured similar plastics, chrome trim, and interchangeable nib units.  But unlike the Esterbrook where you could change just the nib, you had to change out the entire section with a sac attached...  and the quality of the trim wasn't as good either.  The pen was out of production by the time the USA entered WWII.  

This pen is in excellent condition with clean trim, no damage to the celluloid and a crisp imprint.  I'm supplying two nibs with the pen - one is an original WASP Gregg Shorthand nib with the tube (and a new sac).  A bit toothy, but it is an original nib.  The other is the section and feed originally in the pen, but with a later Fine Line XF nib, which is rather nice writing.   

Pen #2463            Sheaffer Balance            $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see notes Filler:  lever
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:  The standard version of the Sheaffer Balance - standard size like the  two military clip versions we've had on the site.  Nice and clean with a good XF nib, and the mask on the nib is a nice bright silver color.  Note the clean section.  The only flaw is a bit of an indentation around the cap and the level of the ball on the clip.  You'll have to catch the light just right to see it.  Not perfect, but quite clean, and a good choice for a gift to be used as a daily writer.

Pen #2423        Parker Duofold Sr  Pencil   $77

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:   celluloid
Nib condition:  NA Flaws: brassing on the
      ball of the clip
Filler: twist
Point: NA
Imprint:  CRISP Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS This pencil goes with the Flat top Duofold Sr . pens.  The only flaw that I see is brassing on the ball of the clip.  Crisp imprint, and the mechanism works.  I suspect that the eraser inside is one that I cut myself years ago. A great way to complete a set.

Pen #2392        Sheaffer Sovereign       $137

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: snorkel
Point: fine
Imprint:   Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS The Sheaffer snorkel was made from 1952-1959.  It had to be immensely popular from the number of pens still in circulation.  This one is in near mint condition.  Though worn, the chalk mark is still on the barrel and the name readable.  The pen itself has been updated with a PVC sac and new 0-rings and point holder gasket, so it is ready to write should you decide to use it.  In the box with the clear plastic sleeve (which is why it appears to be levitating over the box).  We don't have the original papers, but will supply a copy  of the instructions with the pen.

Pen #2452         double jewel Debutante Parker Vacumatic        $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler: Vacumatic
Point: extra fine
Imprint: worn but readable
                 4th quarter 1940
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  This is the smallest of the second generation Vacumatics, when the pens were still made with a metal filler unit, though a Speedline VS a lockdown filler.  There is some transparency to the pen.  The trim is clean, no cracks or tooth marks.  Black jewels on both cap and blind cap.  Fully restored.

Pen #2357              Sheaffer gold filed Triumph Thin Model Touchdown         $197

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: Touchdown
Point: extra fine
Imprint:   Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   I've had this pen for about 9 years now.  It's a stunning pen to look at, but I find the TM Sheaffers to be a little small for my hand, so it doesn't get used.   The pen is fully restored, with a synthetic sac installed, so it is unlikely that you'll have to have it restored for a long time.  There is a small ding in the side of the  barrel,  one pin prick on the side of the cap and  one small dent in the very top of the cap - you have to catch the light right to see it. There are some scratches on the blind cap but no dents    No brassing anywhere.  The nib is an exceptionally smooth extra fine.  Really sweet.  

Pen #2460             Sheaffer Military Clip Balance       $147

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal::  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: plunger
Point: fine
Imprint:  extra fine Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS:  A brown Military clip Balance.  Military clip not because its short, but because it is a standard clip turned upside down and folded over the top instead of  on the side of the cap so that the cap could sit low in the pocket, and the flap of a military shirt pocket could be buttoned closed. least that was the argument.  I still smile to myself when I look at the picture of a couple of Jimmy Doolittle's crew looking at a globe, and there's the Sheaffer Balance proudly sticking up and displacing the pocket flap in a military publicity picture.  Someone no doubt had a cow when they saw that.  The  pen is clean, no cracks,  a nice smooth nib,  good imprint, and of course fully restored using our high grade rubber materials.

Pen #2435             Sheaffer Military clip Balance           $147

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler:  plunger
Point: fine #5 Feather Touch
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:  This military clip Balance is exceptionally clean.  No brassing, excellent imprint, a nice smooth #5 nib.  Though not the bright green color of a NOS barrel, there is nice transparency in the celluloid.  Except for the absence of the white dot and a lifetime nib, the parts are identical to the Lifetime version of the pen, but they cost (both past and present) a little less than the white dot version.    Fully restored using our high grade synthetic rubber products.
Pen #2424             Esterbrooks        See table below

Comments:  This I think, is the most efficient way to list  different Esterbrooks.  These have been in my collection for some time, collecting dust,  and the display case is full.  All of the pen have been re-restored, cleaned and polished.  Nibs vary with the pen.  I prefer to keep the nibs that are shown with each pen rather than get into swapping nibs around and trying to remember which pen has which nib, and changing the page with each sale.  All pens are the full size pen - so that means they are  the larger Dollar pens, and Esterbrook J pens.  There are some somewhat exotic nibs in the batch.  Pens are  priced accordingly.

Please specify pen description, color and number when ordering.  All three together in your request will help avoid confusion.  It doesn't take much. sometimes  :-)
PEN and pen description:

1 - Green Dollar pen   9556  nib     SOLD
2 - Red Dollar pen   9048 (flex)   nib  $87
3 -
 Green transitional button top J 9461 nib  $67
4-  Black button top transitional J  9450 nib  $57

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