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

Pen #2471             First year Parker Duofold Centennial           SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  N O N E Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:   extra  fine
Imprint:  See notes
     l E -    4th quarter 1988
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:  The Parker Duofold Centennial was issued  in conjunciton with the 100th anniversary of the Parker Pen Company.  Similar in size and design, but with a cartridge/converter filler, the pen has been in production in one form or another for 30 years.   This pen is in excellent condition with a very smooth writing XF nib.  I rather like it, and have been tempted to keep the pen!  Parker in all its wisdom put the vent hole under the clip, but where it goes through to the inner cap so that the nib dried out.  This has been corrected and the original vent hole filled with celluloid, and a new vent hole  (still under the clip)  drilled just below the edge of the inner cap so that the cap vents, but no air gets into the inner cap.  The nib no longer dries out and will remain wet and ready to write.  The imprint on these, unlike the originals,  is never very deep or noticeable.  It is 180 degrees from the clip  above the cap band, but unless you are looking for it  with a loupe in good light,  chances are you won't notice it. It looks a bit like  lF, but since F isn't part of the date code scheme, it has to be an E.   A goregous pen. I don't think that the picture does it justice.

Pen #2464         Carmine Wartime Sheaffer Triumph       $207

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:   celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: plunger
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  CRISP Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS The Sheaffer Triumph was introduced in 1942, and production continued through WWII.  They're unique with the short black section, wide cap band and  nib design.  Sheaffer made them in both lever fill and plunger fill, both long and Tuckaway versions.  This one is exceptionally clean, the barrel is as bright and clear as you're going to find.  The imprint is crisp,  the plating on the nib perfect, nib a smooth XF.   The only thing to complain about are the initials done in cursive on the back side of the cap band as shown in the image.  Fully restored with our high grade materials for a long useful life.

Pen #2354             Parker Vacumatic Major      $177

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  small flea bite in barrel
              just below the blind cap
Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point: extra fine
Imprint:   extra fine
                  2nd quarter 1946
Size:  5.0"
COMMENTS:    This Parker Vacumatic was made about a year after the war had ended in Europe.  Troops were home except for the occupation forces.  The Vacumatic was still at the top of the line alongside the 51 for the Parker lineup.  This pen as a nice smooth XF nib, and clean trim with no brassing.  There is one small flaw in the barrel, but I prefer not to try to remove it. Fully restored, ready to use.   

Pen #2387            Carmine Sheaffer Jr              $107

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  replated lever Filler:  lever
Point: extra  fine Junior nib
Imprint:  extra fine Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS:   The Sheaffer Jr is the smallest of the Balance pens.  Carmine, the most desirable color next to  rose glow.  The trim on the cap is bright and shiny, and original.  The lever has been replated with rhodium.  Fully restored.

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 #2357         brown Thuya lacquer  Parker 75  pen and BP set       $217

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 PB barrel  are reflections from the light tent, not flaws in the barrel.  

Pen #2466             Parker Vacumatic Major            SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler: vacumatic
Point:    extra fine
Imprint:   excellent
    1st quarter 1945
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:  The Parker pens of the 1930s and 1940s had a date code on them which lets you link the manufacturing date with when the pen was made.  This pen  dates from the first quarter of 1945 (a 5 at the end of the imprint with 3 dots), which means that this pen was made as WWII was winding down.  The Battle of the Bulge was just over, and troops were moving in on Germany.    This pen is in extra fine condition.  I would grade it excellent if the barrel had good transparency, but it is dark.  The trim is clean, no brassing, no dents.  There are no cracks or tooth marks.   Fully restored.

Pen #2469     Silver pearl  Sheaffer Balance        SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  N O N E Filler: plunger
Point:    extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   I'm not sure what to call this.  This pen.  Slender Balance maybe.  It has the length of a standard Balance,  but a diameter a bit closer to the Jr.   Whatever you call it, you're likely to gall it gorgeous.  The black and silver stripe Balance pens are often darker and the color subdued, but this one really pops.  Its one of the brightest silver stripe pens  I've seen.  The trim is a bit hazy as is often the case, but no brassing.  The pen has a nice writing XF nib, the mask on the nib is in very good condition.  Freshly restored!

Pen #2461            Sheaffer TD Imperial              SOLD

Overall Grade:  near mint
Metal: excellent Material: gold plated brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  touchdown
Point:   fine
Imprint:    Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   I keep saying "This is the last one," because I think it IS the last one - then down the road another comes my way,  A gold plated TD Imperial.  Fully restored, with new seals and a synthetic sac.  No dents or dings.  Even the cap is clean inside.  The nib is a nice smooth fine nib - measures at 0.5mm 

Pen #2437             Parker Vacumatic Jr       $157

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 #2462         Sheaffer Sentinel             $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: see notes Filler:  lever
Point:  medium
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   This Sheaffer Sentinel  was made after 1947 when Sheaffer moved from celluloid to Forticel.  A  nice clean pen, with a good nib.  A couple minor flea bites in the plastic.  The section is new, so clean and clear- this one has, as did the original, black ribs in the window.  Fully restored.  

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         $217

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       $137

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           $137

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 #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 #2424             Esterbrooks        See table below

Comments:  This seems to be the most efficient way to list 7 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 the larger Dollar pens, and Esterbrook J pens.  There are some somewhat exotic nibs in the batch, so 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 -
Gray Dollar pen    9461   nib    SOLD
2 - Green Dollar pen   9556  nib     $67
3 - Red Dollar pen   9048 (flex)   nib  $87
4 -
 Green transitional button top J  $67
 Red transitional, button top J  9788  (shaded writing)  SOLD
6-  Blue  J  9048 (flex)  nib  SOLD
7-  Black button top transitional J  9450 nib  $57

Pen #2313             Sheaffer OS Roseglow Balance Cap        $347

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
COMMENTS:  Roseglow OS Balance Cap.  No cracks or tooth marks.  The clip is firmly attached.  Clip and band have been replated with a base layer of nickel then 14K gold.  Not perfect, but how many OS Roseglow caps do you find?

Pen #2309             Sheaffer Balance set            $87

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  name engraved Filler:  plunger
Point:  extra  fine
Imprint:   crisp Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:  The Jr size Sheaffer Balance is the smallest of the Balance models - I say "Jr size" because it isn't a Sheaffer Jr - rather it is a Lifetime pen with the white dot and a Lifetime nib.  It also has a jewelers band cap, wider with ribs and a panel in the back for engraving initials.    No brassing, no cracks, fully restored.  The pencil  works and  has a new eraser.  A sweet pen for a smaller hand.  

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