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Pen #2284        Sheaffer  Black and Pearl OS Balance    $287
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  small brassed mark at top of clip
 (visible in the picture)
Filler:  lever
Point:  extra fine lifetime
Imprint:  extra fine Size:   5.88"
COMMENTS:  This is an early OS Balance.  Note the short section, short humped clip, pinned lever, and the flat feed.   This is also I am told, the longest of the OS Balance pens, coming in at a  just a tad under 6".   It's certainly the longest I've handled.    The color in the picture is accurate.    Synthetic sac installed, so the pen can be used.

Pen #2288      Sheaffer Crest  set            $197
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: plunger
Point:  fine Imprint: excellent Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS:  The Sheaffer Crest of the 1940s went through several changes before the snorkels were introduced and plunger fillers ended.  The first were the  WWII era pens with the short black section, made with both Triumph and open nibs,  The 1940s started with celluloid pen that had the integrated, striped section , then the "cartridge" type with the  section that unscrewed, and finally pens made out of the solid color Forticel.  All had the gold filled cap as a distinguishing feature.   This is one of the earlier pens, about the size of the Sentinel.  The nib is one of the few that I haven't had to do much work on to bring it up to my standards - nice, smooth with a "nominal"  wet line. i.e "just right."   Goldilocks would be pleased.   The cap has a dent under the end of the clip and a minor dent on the top, no brassing.  The white dot is on the end of the blind cap.  The pencil has a small dent on the top, and works.  There is some wear in the middle of the pencil imprint.

Pen #2278         Sheaffer Snorkel Special     $117
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: polystyrene
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  snorkel
Point:  fine  Palladium silver Imprint:   Size:   5.6"
COMMENTS:  Snorkels in general were made from 1952-1959.   The Special was a later edition, introduced  in or after 1955.  Pastel blue without a mark on it.  The nib is marked F6, which means a fine palladium silver.  Its a smooth writer too.  Plating is excellent - the cap band looks a bit brighter because the Canon CCD sensor can't get the pastel blue right, and I'm not going to tweak the color any more than this.  This is a little too blue - it should have a bit of gray in it.   Clean as a whistle,  and a very nice, smooth writing pen, restored as always with a synthetic sac.  

Pen #2244       Sheaffer Tuckaway set            $127
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  perfect  Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: plunger
Point:  fine Imprint: excellent Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:  Pants pen?  Vest pocket pen?  Polo shirt pen?  You decide.  Tuckies are short in the pocket but comfortable to write with when  posted.  Some people love them, some hate them.The pen has the cartridge style filler unit (as in the section unscrews and the whole filler comes out of the body with the section).  The pencil is working and has some leads (thin leads) in it.      Restored and ready to use.  

Pen #2230        Sheaffer Sovereign      $157
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:   fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.2"
COMMENTS:   I've often referred to Sheaffers as the "Chevrolet of the pen world."  Reliable, steady, well made, affordable, and recognized by everybody - about the same definition you would use for Chevys of  the era.  They were the working man's pen. Sheaffer started to transition from their celluloid pens to pens made of  an injection molded plastic that they called Forticel.  The earlier pens like this, up through 1947  were made of Celluloid.  In 1948 Sheaffer switched to an open nib, and Forticel.  Still a quality pen.    The plating mask on the nib is in excellent condition, as is the trim.  Some transparency to the celluloid of the section, restored and ready for you to use on a daily basis!

Pen #2230        Sheaffer Slender Sr. flat Top     $167
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:   extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.3"
COMMENTS:  OK, that may not be the correct name for the pen, as a matter of fact I know it isn't, but I can't remember what Daniel Kirchheimer told me it was several years ago.  But it is the same length as a Sr Flat top, has the same size nib, but the cap and barrel are thinner.  The white dot is on the top of the cap.  The pen is in excellent condition with clean trim, excellent imprint and a good solid nib.  

Pen #2281       Hutcheon Brothers       $147

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  extra fine - gold plated Material: hard rubber
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see description Filler:  lever
Point:  extra fine   Waterman #2 Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.4"
COMMENTS:  Hutcheon Brothers was a stationery supply company located in the Bronx in NY.  These seem to be dated around 1933, and were supplied as pens for employees to use at at least two Bell Telephone companies.  The others I've found on line are from N..Y. Bell Telephone, this one is from N. J. Bell Telephone.  It's a rather well made pen with color that has held up well without discoloration.  There is some wear to the plating on the ball of the clip, and on the high point of the lever.  The nib was missing, so I've installed a Waterman #2 nib.  About the diameter of a Waterman #54.    A very attractive pen, its fully restored and ready to use.

Pen #2281       Parker Challenger      $137

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  extra fine - gold plated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  replated clip Filler:  button
Point:  extra fine Imprint:  excellent  4th quarter 1934 Size:   5"
COMMENTS:   We've had several  Challengers lately.  The pens were about the same diameter as the streamlined Duofold Jr, but a tad longer, so IMO  having a better balance.  The nibs are a bit smaller, but the section diameter is the same.  You can swap out sections if you need to.  The color on this one is pretty good, the imprint excellent, nice nib.  The clip and cap band have been replated using a solution that holds up rather well, not that these (and their lower priced  Parkette cousins) had the heavy plating of the higher end pens.  

Pen #2221         Parker Challenger      $137
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: button
Point:   XF  Vac nib
Imprint:  extra fine
               4th quarter 1938
Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS:   I like the size of the 1930s Parkers.  The diameter of the Challenger is just a bit chunkier than that of the Royal Challenger, and so more comfortable to hold.  The color of the silver chips in the celluloid in the picture is pretty accurate.  The trim while not shiny bright is clean with no brassing.  No dings or cracks.  The imprint while not deep is quite good and all there.  Fully restored.

Pen #2289 &  Pen 2290         Esterbrook J pens           $55
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  stainless? Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  replacement button on blue pen Filler: lever
Point: Black #2289  - 9550 (XF)  banner nib
            Blue #2289 -  9550 (XF)  dip tip style
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5."
COMMENTS:   The Esterbrook  Company of NJ made excellent pens.  Tough, reliable, and ubiquitous.   You found them not only in average homes, but office supply rooms, and even Bell Telephone companies.  Wahl Eversharp touted the ability to pick the nib that was right for you for your pen.  Esterbrook had it too, but at a fraction of the cost, and you can swap out nibs between any of the Esterbrooks made.   I never pass up an Esterbrook if it has a good 9000 series nib and a reasonable price.  There's usually one loaded with ink in my pen drawer (right now the twin to the blue one, with a sweet 9048 nib)

The black pen is a transitional J, which means a ribbed button on the cap, and a flat end with no button.  The nib is a 9550 "banner" nib, which would I think have been appropriate for this era.  The blue pen is a later production J with buttons on the end of cap and barrel.  It also has a 9550 nib, but with the "dip tip" feed, meaning that you didn't have to immerse the nib completely to fill the pen.  Both pens are restored.  Now before you baulk at the price, think of it this way - you can buy one from an antique shop, pay to send it off to be restored (unless you do your own), wait for it to come up in the queue,  pay for the restoration and return shipping, or buy one of these all ready to go.  We usually ship the next business day after receiving payment, by priority mail.


Pen #2283         Sterling Silver Parker "Big Red"     $167
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  sterling overlay and clip Material:  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  RB/BP
Point
Imprint:   Size:   5.5"
COMMENTS: The Parker Big red was my first clue that there were really cool fountain pens out there, and I wanted the original "Big Red", but assumed that they were long gone. Little did I know!    Most of the Big Reds that we see are advertising pens, with just a chrome clip, often without any trim.    But sometimes Parker got a bit fancy with the pens, and this is a prime example.  A unique and somewhat rare pen., this is pen has a sterling silver overlay and clip.  the cap is marked "sterling silver",  and the clip though not marked, tarnishes just the same way.   Most folks don't know it, but you can screw a Cross Solo nib unit (assuming that you can find one these days) and screw it into the barrel, even with a converter inserted, and it fits perfectly.   The pen has the widgets that let you use either a BP refill  or a Parker RB refill in it.  Pelikan BP, and other DIN style refills will fit as well.    The overlay on the barrel is perfect.   There are a few spots on the cap where the points on the overlay caught and folded back or were pulled off.  You can see one of them on the lower right hand end of the cap.  Don't use Simicrome to remove tarnish.   Gentle use of a Sunshine cloth is recommended to polish the pen.   They're available from us for $5, and seem to last almost forever.

Pen #2192        Parker Duofold International      $247
Overall Grade: excellent Metal:  excellent Material: acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:   XF   The number code says 80 
which is a needle point, but it is in fact a fine nib
Imprint:  excellent
    "Q" =   1990
Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS:  Thinning the number of Duofold Internationals in my collection, so putting this one up for sale.  Its in excellent condition,  made the second year of the original run of  Duofold Internationals.  No damage to the pen, it looks nearly new.  

Pen #2282   Parker Vacumatic Jr      $167

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent  chrome plated,
              
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see description Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  extra fine Imprint: excellent 2nd quarter 1948 Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS:     Parker made a number of sizes of Vacumatic, the Debutante the smallest, the Maxima the largest , with the Jr and Major in the middle.  The two middle size pens share a lot of the same parts, the differences being that the Jr has a smaller nib and feed, two thin bands instead of one wide band with the chevron pattern, and no blue diamond on the clip, so no lifetime guarantee.    The pen has excellent transparency, and a nice smooth extra fine nib.  The plating on the clip  and bands is not perfect, but decent and not brassed.  There are a couple of brown stains on the cap.  You can see them below the tip of the clip, and a little farther down towards the cap bands.  No flaws on the barrel.  It has a nice writing extra fine nib  Fully restored.

Pen #2287       Sheaffer Balance II  fine cursive italic nib      $147
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:   fine cursive italic  0.6mm vertical stroke, 0.4mm horizontal
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.2"
COMMENTS:  Sheaffer introduced the Balance II line somewhere around 1998.    Pen World readers voted them best value, or something like that, and they were very popular, until the marbled colors started spontaneously cracking that is.  They got the nibs a bit backwards too, with the fancy pens getting a two tone "feather touch" nib, and the simpler, lower priced pens getting the "Lifetime" nibs.  There must be some logic behind that, but it escapes me.  This one is one of the more reliable solid color pens with the monochrome nib.    The nib has been ground to a fine cursive italic.  Not a lot of  variation in line width, but decidedly more interesting to write with than a round nib pen.

Pen #2219         Sheaffer  Statesman      $137
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: snorkel
Point:  fine palladium silver
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.6"
COMMENTS:   Its a snorkel.  They're not the fanciest of pens, not the most expensive, but Sheaffer made and sold a heck of a lot of them, and for a good reason.  They're great pens!  This one is in excellent condition with clean trim and no flaws.  I avoid the use of  the term "near mint", but you get my drift...  Fully restored with a synthetic sac installed for a long useful life.  

Pen #2227        Sheaffer Valiant     SOLD
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  snorkel
Point:   XF 
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.6"
COMMENTS:  Another snorkel.  I have to admit that I can't keep the models straight, and have to look at the old Pen World Pen Clips drawn by Fred  Plewa over 20 years ago to figure out what the model is.   The difference between this pen and the Statesman is the two tone 14K nib.   Also fully restored with a synthetic (not silicone) sac.  Why synthetic?  When a rubber sac fails in a snorkel, water or ink gets into the barrel  which can create an awful rusty mess.  Synthetic avoids this as it is not effected by ink, or by contact with the metal sac guard.  While I don't recommend using boutique inks,  its safer with the synthetic sac in the pen.  Just flush often to avoid buildup of ink in the snorkel tube.

Pen #2286     Sheaffer Imperial    Cursive Italic Nib        $177

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: see comments Filler: touchdown
Point:   0.7 mm cursive italic
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.4"
COMMENTS:   Don't ask me what model Imperial this is -  I can't keep them straight.  What I can tell you is that is a Touchdown Imperial with a very nice 0.7 mm cursive italic nib.  Not dramatic line variation (you'd want a line about 0.1 mm finer for that) but enough to give some interesting line variation and the pen nice to write with.  There is a small flea bite on the underside of the section, which is burgundy, not black.    Fully restored with a  synthetic sac installed.

Pen #2258    Parker 45 set     $57

Overall Grade: MINT
Metal: excellent Material:  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: cartridge/converter
   both cartridge and converter included
Point:  fine 14K
Imprint Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:  The Parker 45 was developed as a student pen.  They're rugged, reliable, and easily cleaned.  The nib unscrews and you can pop the nib off of the mount if you need to.  They were made for quite a while.  This one comes in the original box, with the papers, and original converter and cartridge.   The sticker on the lid was for a "loss insurance offer."   Parker was offering insurance for Parker 45 and Super 21 pens purchased during 1966.  The insurance form is still inside.  Sorry - you had to register before Dec. 31, 1967.  The pen is absolutely mint, including the converter.  The only flaw is a slight indentation from the clutch fingers on the section, not the usual puckering.  There is a crack on the lid of the case, but no damage beyond that.

Pen #2235   Sheaffer  Snorkel "Special"     $117
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  snorkel
Point:  medium Imprint: excellent Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:   I had to dig a bit to find the right name for this pen.   This has a Palladium nib instead of a 14K nib.   Clean as a whistle, the pen isn't mint, but its darn (that's D A R N  in case you're wondering if I can't spell and left off the N)  close.  Just as clean inside as outside.  It had been inked, so I've gone through and restored everything, cleaned and tested to make sure that it writes.  The sticker is original.  I'll leave it up to you to decide whether to take the sticker off or not.  
 
Pen #2260         Sheaffer Jr Size Balance     $97
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: lever
Point:   XF   #3 nib
Imprint:  excellent Size:   4.8"
COMMENTS:  There's a reason why I  keep referring to pens as "Jr  size Balance"  Sheaffer made a Sheaffer Jr. nearly identical in size, without the white dot etc. for a while, with Sheaffer JR stamped on the clip, and a nib marked  Junior in the nib.  These are the smaller  Sheaffer Balances - bigger than a vest pocket pen, but smaller than the slender Balance, made for a smaller hand.  These fit into that category,  but of course don't have the JR markings.  Well made pens as were all of the pens that had the Sheaffer name, the parts often interchangeable.  This pen has the earlier #3 (VS 33) nib.  No tooth marks, no cracks, no brassing.  Fully restored.

NOS Parker VP nibs       $67

COMMENTS:   Parker VP nibs.  We believe that these are new old stock.  All are clean and in perfect condition.  These nibs are untested so that they remain mint.  The nibs are not returnable.  Some are in boxes or sales packaging, some are loose.  You're buying the nib, not the packaging,  so no choice in loose or in the box.  The number of nibs per size are listed below.  Specify nib size when ordering.   Price above is  for  XF, F and medium nibs.
XF Fine Medium
6 2 4
We have one exotic VP nib available:
 - One #79 medium left oblique nib ( nib slants to the right). Nib is for left handed users.   $97.






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