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Pen #2757     Aerometric Parker 51    $147
Pen 2757
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  chrome Material: Lucite
Nib condition: excellent Flaws:  initials on barrel
Filler:  Aerometric
Point:  medium
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:  A nice clean Parker 51.  The pen is of course, restored.   The cap has been refrosted with a very fine abrasive blasting technique that approximates the original etched surface.  Original jewel.  Note that the nib is a medium. 

Pen #2758     Vacumatic Parker 51    $147
Pen 2758
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  chrome Material: Lucite
Nib condition: excellent Flaws:   flea bites in cap
Filler:  Vacumatic
Point:  extra fine
Imprint: worn
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:   The Vacumatic filled Parker 51was the first of the line- though the first ones were double jewel, had the imprint on the blind cap, and had aluminum Speedline fillers.  The design carried the pen through WWII, with the change over to the new design coming in 1948.  This pen has the vertical lined sterling silver cap.  The pen is in decent condition, the grade of "extra fine" coming from the worn (as in mostly off) imprint and flea bites in the cap.  It also has a reproduction jewel.  A good writing pen that could be a daily carry.  Fully restored of course and ready to write.

Pen #2765     Mint Eversharp Slim Ventura set     $147
Overall Grade: MINT
Metal:  gold plated Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler: "Diamatic-fillng"
    system.  Fancy!
Point:  14K  extra fine
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:  Thanks to our friend Trevis for pointing me in the right direction, and Jim Mamoulides for his excellent article on the Slim Ventura.   The pens were made between 1953 and 1957, and as Jim put it, were the last high end quality pen made by Eversharp.  As I suspected, this was just before Parker bought Eversharp in 1957.  This is a nicely made set. Slender, about the diameter of a snorkel, gold filled cap.  The filler on the pen is a squeeze filler which Eversharp called the Diamatic-filling system.  The pencil is a repeater pencil like the Skyline pencils as well.  The pen is absolutely mint, with the original hang tags, in the original box.  It has the original sac, which is good an usable.  I see no need to replace it unless  you ask when you buy the pen (do let me know if you want the fresh sac installed).   Both pen and pencil are flawless.  The inside of the box is perfect as well.  The name on the outside of the box is worn, but otherwise in good shape.  The tag says that the nib size is fine, but I have graded it extra fine.

Pen #2769   Sheaffer Balance set    $147
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  name in barrels
Filler: piston
Point:   XF #5 Feather Toucn
Imprint: excellent
Size: 5.4"
COMMENTS:  The pen's name is Robert M. Saltzgarber.   The mouthfull of a name proved to be too much for the limited space of the pencil, no doubt attempted after they had done the pen, because it was shortened to R.M.Saltzgarber.   Did Robert ever get the pen, or was it sold (as used to happen at Things Remembered) at a discount?  Who knows, but the set is still in very nice condition some 85 years later.  Note the clear section.  No brassing on any of the trim, no damage at all as a matter of fact.  The pencil and pen have been used, so it didn't spend all of it's life in the box.  The #5 Feather Touch nib lays down a smooth XF line (measured at 0.4mm) and the pen has been restored of course.  The lead is  46 thousandths "standard" lead, which converts to 1.1mm. I don't have any erasers that will fit.  The inside of the box is as you see it, the outside is in excellent condition.  Click here for a larger image of the pen.

Pen #2770    Carmine Sheaffer Tuckaway set    SOLD
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated,
brushed chrome cap
Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  name in barrels
Filler: plunger
Point:  fine
Imprint: excellent
Size: 4.4"
COMMENTS:   This is a very clean Carmine Tuckaway set, in the box.  E. Broughton is stamped in both pen and pencil.  From the look of things, the pen saw much more use than the pencil did.  The frosting is decent, no brassing on the gold trim, the pencil working, and the pen restored using our high grade synthetic rubber materials.  The pencil uses 36 thousandths "thin" leads/  The inside of the box is clean, and the outside is in excellent condition.  Without the name, I would be pricing this set closer to $200.  Click here for a larger image of the set.

Pen #2767    Lamy 27    SOLD
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler: piston
Point:  14K  oblique fine
Imprint: excellent
Size: 5.3"
COMMENTS:   The Lamy 27 was introduced in 1952, and continued with a number of variations until the mid 60s when the Lamy 2000 was introduced.  Take the front end off, and if you're familiar with the design of the Lamy 2000 you'll see the family genes there.  A well made pen some contend could have replaced the 51 as the most sought after pen with the right advertising.  The pen has been completely disassembled, cleaned, the piston seal lubricated (still soft, still providing an excellent seal!)  The nib unit has been taken apart and cleaned, and the 0-ring seal replaced.  The piston pulls and holds a good vacuum, so no leaking.  Though the nib size is not marked on the pen (often the case on pens exported to the USA), the nib is a fine oblique - factory ground,  not worn.  Not a lot of line variation - vertical stroke is 0.5mm (fine) and the horizontal stroke 0.3mm.  No brassing, tooth marks or damage.  A very nice writing pen.  

Pen #2768     Sheaffer Stylist     $47
Overall Grade: MINT
Metal:  chrome plated
Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  a little discoloration of
the section.
Filler: cartridge/converter
    1 cartridge supplied, no converter
Point:  XF
Imprint: excellent
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:   The Stylist was introduced in the mid-60s.  This is the first version, which featured a replaceable point, was also sold with a felt tip point.  The nib is Sheaffer's version of a 180 nib  - with the triangle up, you get an extra fine line, flip it over for a finer line,   I bought one similar to this at the campus book store some time around 1978, loved the pen, hated that I always got ink on my fingers.  I didn't know about Sheaffer's Lifetime warranty, so chucked the pen. Now I know that all that was needed was to seal the threads of the nib unit, so the threads are sealed.  This pen is absolutely mint - no evidence of ink inside.  No converter with the pen, though either the squeeze converter or piston converter fits in the pen - I tried them to confirm.  One cartridge will be supplied with the pen.  We have black cartridges, so that's what you'll get.

Pen #2766      Esterbrook SJ     SOLD
pen 2766
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  cellulose acetate
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: 
Filler:   Lever
Point:   9550  extra fine
Imprint: excellent
Size:   4.8"
COMMENTS: My first lever fill fountain pens was an Esterbrook that I bought in Brandenberg's stationery near Maple Glen back in high school.  I bought it out of the case, selected my nib, and walked out a happy camper.  I have and have had a lot of fancy pens, but I have 3 Esterbrooks loaded in my pen case, and one is usually in my pocket. They're great pens, and the stainless trim never tarnishes or brasses.  I find their size to be just right - comfortable to hold, neither too big nor too thin.  The pen is restored and ready to write  A nice clean 9550 (the 9000 series nibs are Esterbrooks best) nib lays down a nice clean line .  Completely restored. Before you argue with the price, keep this in mind - the pen comes with a warranty and has been restored.  Pick up the pen in the wild,  and you have to send it in for repair, wait for it to be done, and pay for both shipping and repair.  This one is done, ready to go, no waiting - about as close as you can get to instant gratification!

Pen #2759C Flat top Parker 75       $197
pen 2759C
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  sterling silver
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler:   Cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point14K  fine
Size:   5.1
COMMENTS The Parker 75 is one of the iconic pens of the 60s and 70s - it was one of Parkers higher end pens, just behind the Premier until the Duofold was introduced in 1988.  This is one of the earlier versions with flat (vs "dished") ends on cap band barrel.  The feed is the "skinny" feed, with the collector in the section itself.  The section is a triangular section with the trim ring on the front marked with a zero.  The triangular section gives you a comfortable grip, but you can rotate the nib unit so that the nib hits the paper in a way that is comfortable for you... an outgrowth of the Parker VP design. The pen has been cleaned and tested, and the trim ring (a common source of inky fingers) has been sealed.  The converter is a basic squeeze converter, with a PVC sac installed.  This is a consignment pen, so the 10 day return policy applies (see our policy page), but not the 1 year warranty.

Pen #2760C       Sterling Sheaffer Imperial    $197
pen 2760C
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material:  sterling silver
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none
Filler:   Cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:   14K fine
Size:   5.1
COMMENTS The sterling silver Imperials can be found with the diamond patter engraving in both touchdown and cartridge/converter versions.  The cartridge version has a metal thread bushing.  Solid, nice writing pens.  I have graded this one as "extra fine" because the ends of both the barrel and cap are dented.  No dents in the sides of either cap or barrel.  The nib is a smooth fine, that leans a bit towards the wide side of fine.  The pen has the original black end squeeze converter with a latex sac.  I can upgrade the sac to PVC, which is what the red end converters had for an additional $15.  The pen has been cleaned and tested.  Note that this a consignment pen, so comes with the 10 day return option (see our policy page), but without the 1 year warranty.

Pen #2761C       Sheaffer Nostalgia      $357
pen 2761C
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  sterling silver
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler:   Cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:   fine
Size:   5.1
COMMENTS  This is the second version of the Sheaffer Nostalgia made between 1988 and 1993,  with the 18K scrolled nib.  Beautiful pens, which copy the style of the early Sheaffers with the sterling filigree overlay.  In this case sterling over acrylic, not hard rubber.  The pen is in excellent condition, no dings, no dents.  The nib is a smooth fine nib.  The converter is the original black end squeeze converter with a latex sac. A piston converter should fit in the pen.  I can upgrage the converter with a PVC sac, which is what the red end squeeze converters have.  The pen, which has been cleaned and tested, comes in a red watch box with outer cover, not the original Sheaffer box.  Note that this is a consignment pen, so the 10 day return option is offered (see our policy page) but not the 1 year warranty.

Pen #2715     Parker Duofold Ballpoint and Pencil Set      $337

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material: acrylic
Nib condition:   Flaws:  none Filler: 
Point:  NA
Imprint: Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:    This  Parker Duofold ballpoint and pencil set is from my collection.  It goes with either the Centennial or International pens.  In the box, no outer box or papers.  Working refill, unused eraser in the pencil.  No dents, no dings in the caps.  Both have the  Parker Duofold medallion in the cap.  In the original wood box, which is in excellent condition with just a couple of minor marks on it, no outer box.  Save $50 if you buy both the fountain pen (2781) and bp/pencil set.

Pen #2753    Sheaffer Balance    $127
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: lever
Point:  extra fine  lifetime
Imprint: excellent Size:   5.6"
COMMENTS A nice, clean, basic Sheaffer Balance.   Reliable pens, well made.  This one has a name in the barrel - you can see it in the picture. It must have been for a left handed person because the name is turned away from you as you write if you're right handed.   There a couple of small flea bites in the end of the barrel, and the cap band is replated.   The nib is a nice, smooth writing, firm extra fine.  Fully restored.

Pen #2750   MINT Sheaffer Statesman Snorkel     Pending

Overall Grade: mint
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none Filler: snorkel
Point:  fine  palladium silver
Imprint: crisp Size:   5.6"
COMMENTS  Its a snorkel.  It's a mint chalkmarked snorkel.  The nib has never met ink.  Restored with an original style point holder gasket, OEM Sheaffer 0-ring (gray synthetic rubber),  and a PVC sac.  Water tested only, so if you want me to ink it and write with it before we send it to you, you'll need to tell me when you order it and pay.  

Pen #2619   Medium nib Sheaffer Admiral - stickered medium  NOS   $127

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  snorkel
Point: medium palladium silver
Imprint:   Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:  It isn't often that you find a stickered, NOS snorkel.  There is no evidence that the nib has ever seen ink, and the snorkel tube is clean.  The internal parts are as clean as a whistle.  The rubber seals have been replaced with and OEM Sheaffer 0-ring, and original Sheaffer style point holder gasket.  The only thing not with the original seal is the sac, which is PVC.  If you want a latex sac, I'll  put one in,  but you're better off with a PVC sac if you might use the pen.  Water tested only.  I have not buffed the pen, but only cleaned it up a bit with my pen polish.  

Pen #2740    MINT Sheaffer Craftsman  w/tag   $117

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none Filler:  touchdown
Point:   medium
Imprint:  CRISP Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS The Craftsman was a mid-range pen in the Sheaffer line.  #33 14K nib, touchdown filler,  celluloid section.  This one is mint.  The sticker is gone, but the hang tag is still on the pen.  No brassing of course, no damage to the plastic, and a crisp imprint.  Note the clear section.  The pen has been filled with water to make sure it fills, but  not tested if ink. If you want me to fill it and test for flow, I'll be happy to do that before we send it.  

Pen #2746   Carmine short slender Sheaffer Balance set  $157

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   replated cap band Filler:  plunger
Point:   extra fine feather touch
Imprint:  excellent Size:   4.75"
COMMENTS  This is a short, slender Balance set.   No price code on the barrel, but that  may be because it was part of a set, instead of the pen alone.  The combination of the radius clip places the date of  production between 1940 and 1942 when Sheaffer phased out the Balance pens in favor of the Triumph line.  The pen is a plunger filler, and has been restored using our high grade, long life synthetic rubber materials.   There is some transparency to the barrel. so you can see the ink level when you fill the pen.   No cracks or tooth marks.  Good even color throughout the pen and pencil.  The cap band has a little rough spot, and has been replated, with a layer of nickel under the gold.  The nib is an extra fine.  The pencil (fine lead 36 thousandths) is working.   No eraser - I don't have any that fit any more.   There is a slight gap between the pencil cap and barrel.

Pen #2755      Black  Sheaffer Tuckaway   SOLD
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal: extra fine Material:   Celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:    none Filler:  plunger filler
Point: Fine
Imprint:   crisp
Size:   4.6""
COMMENTS  This is a Sheaffer Tuckaway from around 1946, before Sheaffer started to use the "cartridge" type of filler, i.e. the ink is held directly in the barrel instead of in a filler insert.  This allowed them to put an ink window in the barrel.  Note the decent transparency.  Not water clear, but good with that hint of green color in the celluloid.  The nib is a nice, smooth writing fine.  Fully restored using our high grade synthetic rubber material.

Pen #2733   mint stickered Sheaffer Snorkel desk set   $127

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  snorkel
Point: fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:  This is a medium size base snorkel desk set.  Not white dot - Sheaffer was a bit snooty about that, and only the Triumph nib pens were getting the white dot.  Truly mint.  No sign of any ink on the feed or in the snorkel tube.  The original sac is still in the pen.  I've replaced the point holder gasket and 0-ring with OEM parts.  If you intend to use the pen, I can put a PVC sac in it for you if ask when you order the pen,  The only flaw is a  small chip right at the corner on the right side - you can see as a little white mark it in the picture.  Original felt, no sticker on the bottom,

Pen #2699    Parker Vacumatic Jr.     $147

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:     Filler:  Vacumatic
Point:   two tone fine
Imprint:  no imprint Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS: This was lurking in the tray of pens for sale.  I think I forgot to included it with the updates around Christmas.....  A nice vacumatic Jr, 2nd Generation with the plastic pump (metal threads though).  A nice two tone fine nib,  No imprint on the barrel.  Its not worn away, just no sign of one having ever been put on the pen,  which makes me wonder if it was a Parker service replacement.   Some transparency to the barrel, better than what's in the picture. You just have to get the angle of the pen right to see the light through the laminations.
Pen #2756   Slim Sheaffer Military Clip Balance    $97
pen 2756
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  lever
Point: extra fine Lifetime
Imprint: excellent Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS This is a long slender Sheaffer military clip Balance.   In other words, about the same length as a standard Balance, but thinner.  The idea of the "military clip" was that the pen could be carried in a shirt pocket, but with the flap buttoned down as required by military regulations.  But I have a book with a publicity shot of a couple of guys who were part of the Doolittle raid on Japan, and one has a Sheaffer Balance sticking up out of his pocket plain as day.   I guess it depended on who your CO was.   The plating on the nib is good, no brassing to the clip, lever or cap band.  Fully restored of course.

Pen #2678        Esterbrook SJ     $47 

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: cellulose acetate
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none. Filler:  lever
Point:  both pens -
      9556 extra fine firm
Imprint:  excellent Size: 4.6"
COMMENTS  Both of these pens are the slightly shorter,  slim version of the Esterbrook pens - longer than the purse pens, but a tad shorter than the Esterbrook J.  Clean pens in excellent condition, restored with mint NOS Esterbrook 9556 nibs.   The 9000 series nibs were Esterbrooks best - I don't sell pens with 1000 or 2000 series nibs.  The feeds are the later "dip tip" style.  Freshly restored.

gray -  2678

Pen #2658  NOS, stickered  Sheaffer Fashion pen 1 (slim)   $57

Overall Grade: NOS
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: cartridge/converter
         slim converter included
Point: gold plated
Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS I thought about putting this pen on Cheapskate Alley, but it's too nice.  The pen is NOS, bought with a bunch of stuff from a local jeweler.  It has the original slim converter, which can also be used in a slim Targa.  Mint, NOS, no ink in the pen.  The pattern is the "wavy line" pattern seen on some of the Lady Scripsert pens.  Nice pen.

Pen #2663  Sheaffer  Vintage   $57

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              one cartridge will be included
             with the pen.  Converter available
Point: gold plated medium
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   The Vintage is an upscale version of the No Nonsense..  Gold plated trim, gold plated nib,, with a gold disc in the top of the cap.  They're nice pens - and you can put a Balance or Connaisseur nib in the pen.  I like them,  and have a couple stashed away.

Brobdingnagian Pin Vise  V2.0    $28

COMMENTS:   Named the Brobdingnagian Pin Vise with apologies to both  Johnathan Swift and Dorothy Sayers*  

This has to be one of the most useful tools in my tool box.  I made mine 3 or more years ago, and find myself constantly reaching for it when restoring pens.  The 3/8" chuck will hold drill bits for cleaning out snorkel sac guards, reamers,  taps, tapers,  you name it.   It's much easier to grip this tool than just a drill, or  a tap wrench which never tightens right on a round object, and fits a wide range of diameters from a #50 drill all the way up to 3/8"   If it fits, you have an instant handle.  I find it to be very useful for holding things like Vac jewels or other small parts for buffing.  They're held securely instead of getting ripped out of your fingers and flung into the deep dark corners of the shop.  (been there, eh?)

 V 2.0 has a chuck designed for hand tightening.  Overall length is 7"  The handle is about  5 1/2" long and 1 1/4" at the widest part  so that you get a good grip.    I've listed them here instead of on the "stuff"  page because if you do pen repair, you need this tool!

These will be out for sale at the Ohio show.  I suspect that once people see one being used at my seminar on Friday, they won't last long.  If you want to order one (and pay for it)  and pick it up at the show, we'll be happy to put your name on one.


*Gulliver's Travels and Busman's Honeymoon respectively.


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