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Pen #2753    Sheaffer Balance    $117
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 #2799   Sheaffer Sr. Flat top pen    $197
Pen 2799
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  replated band and clip
Filler:  lever
Point:  firm fine
Imprint:  extra fine
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS: This is the full size Sheaffer Sr Flat top of the 1920s.  Nice pen, just restored.   The nib is, as is typical of Sheaffers, a firm nib, fine line.  The imprint is quite nice, and the nib smooth writing.  The cap band has been rerplated, and the clip plated to match in color.  The little white lines on the barrel are the reflection of the LED shop lights behind me, not flaws in the celluloid.  No cracks, no tooth marks.  Restored

Pen #2793  Sentinel Deluxe   $187
Pen 2793
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: initials in cap
Filler:  plunger
Point:  fine
Imprintextra fine
Size:  5.2"
COMMENTSThe Sentinel Deluxe is the largest of the Triumph nib pens - as in Valiant size, but with a metal cap instead of plastic.  I find them to be more comfortable to write with than the smaller size Sentinel.  The nib is a nice smooth fine, the cap chrome with a gold band.  This cap has the early white dot with the metal ring, so may have gone with an earlier pen - this pen has the "cartridge" type of filler unit that unscrews from the barrel.  The cap has the initials RAM on the cap band.  NO dings or dents in the cap.  Nice clear imprint, no price code on the barrel.  The pen has been restored using our high grade, long life rubber materials.  The white lines in the celluloid are the reflection of the LED shop lights behind me as I took the picture.

Pen #2746   Carmine short slender Sheaffer Balance set  $137

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 #2765     Mint Eversharp Slim Ventura set     $137
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    $127
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  name in barrels
Filler: lever
Point:   XF #5 Feather Touch
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 #2798    Parker 45 set     $87
45 set
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:    see notes
Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:   14K medium
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS The Parker 45 was introduced as a student pen, and indeed, I've had many people send their pen in for service with a note saying that their pen saw them through college, and in some cases grad school.  Not a fancy pen, but well made.  This is in the later VS color gray plastic.  The nib is a very nice writing medium (a gold needlepoint nib is available if you want it swapped in), clean trim, nice frosting on both caps, and the pencil works.     There is just a hint of the requisite pinch on the section from the cap clutch, but you have to catch the light right to see it.  The original eraser is in the pencil.  IIRC the modern Parker Insignia erasers will fit, if you can find them,  Fully serviced and tested, and a new Parker slide converter installed.

Pen #2699    Parker Vacumatic Jr.     $147
pen 2777
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 #2777   Parker Vacumatic Jr.     $137
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  name in barrel
Filler: vacumatic
Point:   fine
Imprint: excellent
    2nd quarter 1947
Size: 5"
COMMENTS:  Now here's a challenge for you -  find a pen for every year of production of Parker Vacumatics, rotating through the different models.  I'm not likely to do that either.  But I did grab this one when I saw it.  A nice clean Vac Jr, clean trim with no brassing, excellent imprint, great nib.  We can quibble about Virginia Craig's name in the barrel, but she took care of her pen. Decent transparency in the barrel and a nice bright clear pump rod.  Te barrel is ambered, but not dark.  Nice writing nib.  The pen of course is fully restored.

Pen #2790  Pilot Vanishing point  (Capless)  $137
pen 2790
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler: cartridge/converter
            CON-50 converter, cartridge
             cover included
Pointmedium   18K Rhodium plated
Imprint: .
Size: 5.5"
COMMENTSI've been going through my cases, noting pens that do not, or have not used for some reason.  I have quite a few of the Pilot Vanishing Point (Capless) pens, and some of the Namiki as well.  They're convenient to use, nice writing, but I've found myself gravitating to some vs others. Just the colors I think.  This is the mustard yellow.  Nice pen, and I don't remember how I got it.  No flaws - this one saw little use as I went for other color pens in the case.   It comes in the Pilot box, with the papers, cartridge, cartridge cover and a CON-50 converter.

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 #2760C       Sterling Sheaffer Imperial    SOLD
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      $297
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      $297

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 #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 #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.

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.

What's with this "fully restored" thing anyway? 
There are some sellers out there who will put a sac in a pen and call it "restored."   I'm not one of them.
I started repairing pens for myself back in the late 80s or so, and of course was restoring them
the way that I thought that they should be.... and the way that most people would want their pens
to be.  The work is done with attention to detail, nice looking, cleaned, nib smoothed,
polished and working.   That habit was ingrained in me,
and it's still the way I repair pens - for my self, to sell, or for clients.

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 unless otherwise noted.

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