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With the pens added in this update, we pass a milestone.  When the website went up
in 2007, we started numbering our pens with pen #1001, shown below.  This update has pen #3000.
The truth is, we've sold closer to 2100 pens since several of the pen numbers covered a batch of similar pens,
i.e. a tray of Esterbrooks, or No Nonsense "Vintage" pens. Many of the pens
never made it to the website, and the numbering often doesn't include consignment pens.
Pens returned?  Maybe a dozen. 
We try to provide quality pens, restored, and writing the way you'd want them to and plan
to continue as we work our way to pen #4000!
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Pen #1001 c. Spring 2007
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Pen #2999   Sheaffer Admiral      $97
2999
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: Forticel
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:      Touchdown
 Point:  fine
Imprint:   excellent
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   ...one Admiral set sail today on its way to its new owner, and another one pops up.   We'll  just go with the narrative for the one that just sold since they're nearly identical pens.

 
I've said it before, but Sheaffer wasn't especially creative with their names.  The name "Admiral" like Craftsman, was used for a number of different pens, all quite different.  This one with it's TM touchdown filling system dates from the late 40s into the early 50s. The Admiral started off as a lever filler, then plunger filler, ending  up in 1950-51 with the Touchdown system, the internal parts the same as the TM Touchdown pens and the Touchdown Imperial line. What separates it from the Craftsman is the #5 Feathertouch nib.  A little fatter than the TM pens, it's comfortable to hold, and the Feathertouch nibs were good nibs too.  They didn't have the Lifetime warranty, but they compete in the way that they write!  Freshly restored.  

Pen #2990    Sheaffer Craftsman    $137
2990
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal: excellent
Material:  Celluloid
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  see description
Filler:  plunger
 Point:  fine
Imprint:  excellent
              
 
Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:    This is a sweet little pen.  About half an inch longer than a Sheaffer Tuckaway, but a smidge shorter than a Statesman.  The Craftsman was made between 1942 and 1947, and is differentiated from the Admiral by the point - which on the Craftsman is a gold #33 nib.  The pen is a plunger filler, and a challenge to repair because the section does not come off - you have to pull the nib, feed and bushing to get at the parts to restore it.  But restored it is with our high grade rubber material, which has proven to be very durable!  The nib is very nice writing with a good round ball.  It looks like it should be a medium, but writing on our standard test pads I come up with about 0.5mm, not the 0.6 that you would expect.  There is a small divot to the left of the clip looking at it straight on.  You can see it in the picture, a little to the left of the tip of the clip.  I've decide to leave well enough alone rather than risk damaging the cap trying to lift it out.  Nice pen.

Pen #2986   Parker 51 special  MINT!    $157
2986
Overall Grade:  mint
Metal: excellent
Material:   Lucite
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:     Aerometric
 Point:  xf
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   This pen is interesting.   Parker had been producing the Special for quite a while.  The pen had a polished cap, black jewel and an Octanium nib.  A 51 in every way, except that with the different trim and an Octanium nib it had a lower price point.  The Octanium nibs are great nibs, and we have customers that swear that they are better nibs than the gold ones.  Somewhere in the late 50s and early 60s Parker started to make changes the Parker 51, blending the two models.  The sac guard was still marked "51 Special," but the pen received a frosted cap, a gold nib and a pearl jewel. Parker called it the "51 Standard."  This pen has the 51 Special sac guard, Octanium nib,  but the frosted cap and silver pearl jewel.  The pen is absolutely mint.  The inset shows the clear sac.  I've tested it with water and have found no hint of color in the water, so it wasn't even dipped.  In the box with the instruction sheet.  Some stains on the matt under the pen, and the box itself has been repaired with tape.  I've tested the nib for smoothness, and it feels like it will write very nicely.  If you ask when you order, I can fill the pen and test it to make sure that it writes well, but the pen would not returnable as mint.

Pen #2994    Kaweco Elite    $127
2994
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material:  plastic
      plastic lined metal cap
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   cartridge/converter
              converter included
 Point: fine
Imprint:      
Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:    Kaweco is perhaps best knows for its Sport line of pens - the short pens that you can carry in your pocket that turns into more of a standard length pen when posted.  I carry one of the brass Sports in my pocket all the time, along with my change and pocket knife.  I might forget to put a pen in my shirt pocket, but the Sport is on "auto load."  Kaweco makes solid pens.  I have a Dia 2 that's been loaded since it was given to me as a gift.  The Supra is the Lilliput on growth hormones.  Same design, but bigger.  Do you get the feeling that I like Kawecos?    The Elite is about 5 1/2 inches long.  Cap diameter is about 0.55", so a bit more than half an inch.  The faceted barrel is quite solid with a brass liner for weight.  The nib is a fine 250 (#6) nib made by Bock.  The cap arrived with a bright chrome finish, but has received a custom frosting that instead of a matte finish yields a soft cratered texture.  It's quite attractive.  The name on the back of the cap is clear and readable.    Nice  pen.

Pen #2996   Parker 45   F nib   SOLD
2896
Overall GradeExcellent
Metal: excellent
Material: plastic
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: None
Filler:  Cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:  fine
Imprint
Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   A UK made Parker 45, so later production.  No flaws.  Cleaned, tested and nib smoothed.   The pen has one of the later production Parker slide converters.  I suspect that this is a gold plated nib and not one of the 14K nibs.

Pen #2877   Kohinoor Rapidograph   $87
2877
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: see comments
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  piston
Point:  fine
Imprintextra fine
Size:  5.2"
COMMENTSThe Rapidograph is an imported export.  The stylographic pens first appeared in the US in pens like the Inkograph, and were taken back to Germany in the inter war period, where they were popular because the tube was cheaper to make than a nib.  With a weighted wire running down the middle, technical drawing inks could be used because the wire moving up and down while you wrote kept it from clogging.  They came back to this country after the war as a technical drawing pen with the tubular nibs made in a range of diameters, which gave specific line widths without messing with a dip style drawing pen.  The nib on this one is marked 2 1/2.  Line width is on the wider side for these pens.  The barrel is hard rubber, the cap is plastic, which is common for these pens.  A little wear to the plating on the clip and the stamping on the red band is a bit worn, but otherwise the pen is in very nice condition.

Pen #2987     Sheaffer  Crest    $157
2987
Overall Grade:   extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent
Flaws:  dents in top of cap
Filler:  plunger
 Point:    fine
Imprint: excellent
   
Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS: Made around 1946-47 before Sheaffer phased out the striped celluloid.  This one has the "cartridge" style filler i.e. an inner barrel connected to the section.  The size is the Statesman size - i.e. the smaller of the two Triumph pens.  The pen has a clean barrel - no cracks or tooth marks.  No brassing on the cap though it has the mandatory dents on the top.  No price code on the barrel.  The white dot is on the tush.   A  very nice pen with a really sweet, fine nib that lays down a nice wet line.  I should look so good in my mid 70s! 

Pen #2984     Sheaffer 500 Balance   SOLD
2984
Overall Grade:   fine
Metal: replated cap band and clip
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent
Flaws:  replated band
Filler:  lever
 Point:  fine
         #5 Feather Touch
Imprint: excellent
   
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTSThe old reliable Sheaffer Balance...  Sheaffer had a winner with the Balance, not only with the radical streamlined design which once again forced a change in Pen Design, but they produced a very good pen.  The design was copied (can you say "lawsuit?) and is still copied today.    I rarely find problems in the striped celluloid on these pens, short of a cap lip crack because someone got too eager posting the cap.  I saw one on our travels recently that has prompted a new verb - "Beavered",  To "beaver" is to chew the cap and tush of a pen so much that you'd swear that a beaver owned it and was waiting for lunch....  This isn't that pen (I left it in the display case).  There are some posting marks, and the cap band and clip have been replated (base layer of nickel, top layer gold).  The pen has been restored, cleaned, tested, nib smoothed.  A nice writing classic pen that would be a good daily user.

Pen #2938   Sheaffer slender flat top    $147
2938
Overall Gradeextra fine
Metal: excellent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent
Flaws:  replated band
Filler:  lever
 Point:  fine
Imprint: extra fine
   
Size:  5.2"
COMMENTSThis is one of the "odds and ends" items.  I've had it in the shop for a while, restored, but have no idea where I got it. Longer than a Jr size Sheaffer, thinner than a Sr flat top, but about the same length.  Lifetime nib, white dot in the top of the cap.  Humped flat ball clip.  No cracks, no chips or tooth marks.  The clip was replated and then the cap band plated to match color. 

Pen #2957  Sheaffer Statesman snorkel    $147
2957
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: forticel
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:  none
Filler: snorkel
 Point:   extra fine
Imprint: extra fine
Size:  5.6"
COMMENTSSheaffer wasn't especially creative when it came to pen names.  Sentinel and Statesman were two of their favorites, so we have another Statesman.  This is a snorkel with a palladium silver Triumph nib.  Only the Triumph nib pens were getting the white dots.The pen has a PVC sac installed,  so should go a good long time without service. It fills and writes quite nicely thank you!

Pen #2989     Sheaffer  Prelude "Snow" pen    $127
2989
2989
2989
Overall Grade:   mint
Metal: excellent
Material:  plated/lacquered brass
Nib condition:  excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   cartridge/converter
              piston converter included

 Point:  medium
Imprint:
   
Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS  Part of the Sheaffer Holidays Original "series"of pens.  I put that in quotes because I've found images of precisely 3 - a transparent red No Nonsense, a red Imperial with a gold cap, and this Prelude.  But hey, the Royal Salengor line didn't go past the "Bamboo" pen.  This pen is mint, in the original box and outer box with a piston converter and cartridges (under the tray inside).   The pen has a deep red marbled lacquer cap, and a gold plated barrel with snow flakes engraved on it.  The nib is chalk marked M, and its size matches the loose medium Prelude nibs that I have.  The outer box label says F, but that obviously is incorrect.  I have the some NOS fine two tone nibs if you want to have a fine nib installed in place of the medium.  I also have some loose left oblique gold plated nibs, and can swap one in for an additional  $20.

Pen #2975 Pelikan Originals of their Time 1935  Pen    $1067
2975
Lapis 1935 OOTT
nib
Overall Grade: mint
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  ming
Flaws:  none
Filler:  piston
 Point:   medium
Imprint: mint
Size:  4.6"
COMMENTSThis is one of the Originals of their Time Pelikan pens.  The 1935 in Lapis celluloid was released in 2001.  This is number 1924 of 1935.  The pen is mint.  The original nib was a broad nib, one of the original nibs in medium has been installed in the pen.  The pen comes in the original box, with the booklet, certificate of authenticity, flyer, box, outer box, and white  box.   More pictures of the pen can be found by following these links:

Pen in box, capped  Pen case closed Booklets
Box
Outer box


Pen #2976  Cross 150th Anniversary set      $727
Cross 150th Anniversary set
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nib
Overall GradeMINT
Metal:  excellent
Material:   12k gold plated
Nib conditionMINT Flaws:  none
Filler: Cartridge/converter
             both included
Point:  FINE
Imprint: crisp
Size:  5.25"
COMMENTS:   When Cross decided to join the other pen manufacturers in reproducing a pen from their classic lineup, they used their fountain pen and pencil design from the 1930s, copying the "flame stitch" engraving and the triple enameled band on the barrel.   It made for an attractive pen in a classic design, with an MSRP for the set of $2,000.  The original pen was a sleeve filler, i.e. you pulled the sleeve back to uncover a pressure bar that was squeezed to fill the pen.  This limited edition was a release of only 10,000 instruments in fountain pen,  ballpoint and pencil writing modes.  No rollerballs were made.    The set comes in a large cherry wood box, with the pens, a bottle of ink, the inkwell, converter, cartridges, pencil leads (0.9mm) and erasers.   The certificate of authenticity and booklet are in the lid of the box.  No cardboard outer box.

This set is mint.  A water test showed no ink in the  nib unit, the converter is uninked, and all of the cartridges are in the box.  The edition number is 0135, and the numbers on each piece match, followed by the number of pens for that edition, fountain pen - 2750, ballpoint 2450, and pencil 600.  The nib is marked fine, and a dry test on paper reveals a smooth nib.  No dents, dings or brassing of course.  The ballpoint has a writing refill, the pencil eraser has never been used.  I really thing that the recipient just looked at the pen and put the set away.  The writing instruments are flawless. The only flaw in the set is a bit of corrosion at one edge on the of the base of the inkwell cover where the foam touched it,  (picture detail),  a missing middle piece that held the pens for shipping (replaced for shipping with a white foam), and degradation of the 25 year old foam, aka "foam rot."  The case itself is flawless as well. 

If requested when you order,  the pen can be tested prior to shipping.  Once inked though the order can not be cancelled, or the item returned/refunded at the original sale price because it will no longer be mint.
Click on the links below for additional pictures.
Cherry box Open box Stuff in the box
Pen top showing number Bottle detail
Set on tray
FP on tray

Pen #2956     Esterbrook J     $87
2956
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material:  cellulose acetate
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:     lever
 Point:  9555 "shorthand"
Imprint:  excellent
   
Size:  5"
COMMENTSMy very first Esterbrook was red, just like this one. I remember buying it from the display case and picking the nib at Brandenburg's Stationery in Maple Glen, PA, near where I went to high school.   I have no idea what happened to that pen (that was nearly 50 years ago folks), but I still like the red Esterbrooks....  and the gray ones, and the blue ones.  Great pens, tough, reliable.   Even with the fancy pens I have and work on, I usually have at least one Esterbrook filled and within reach.   This pen has a 9555 nib which is a firm shorthand nib.  It is one of the later nibs with the number running along the nib in stead of across, and it uses the Sheaffer style "dip tip" feed.  Freshly restored and tested.  Did you know that we fill and test EVERY pen that we restore?  The only exception being mint pens.  A nice pen with great color.

Pen #2960  Mint, stickered Sheaffer 330 Imperial     SOLD
2960
Overall Grade:  mint
Metal: excellent
Material:  plastic
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   cartridge/converter
            1 cartridge included
 Point: fine
Imprint:  excellent
   
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSA basic Sheaffer Imperial with a palladium silver nib from the 1960s/70s.  Perfectly clean, mint, stickered, in the  box with the papers.  No converter, though a standard squeeze converter or one of the mini converters should fit.  We'll include a Sheaffer cartridge to get you started.

Pen #2849    Gregg Shorthand pen      $137   
Gregg
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  replated
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: 
Filler: lever
Point: fine
Imprint: none
Size:  5.0"
COMMENTSThis is an interesting little pen, and perhaps rare.  I've only handled one.  It's on the slender side, but not skinny.  When posted, the pen is nicely balanced.  The clip is unmarked, but screams "WASP" (Walter A Sheaffer Pen - a Sheaffer sub brand)..  Lever and J bar are of the  Sheaffer design, but the only branding is the GREGG enamel medallion on the top of the cap, and GREGG on the nib.  No imprint, and I think that there never was one.  The nib is a nice writing fine nib.  The trim has been replated with a base layer of nickel and top layer of gold.  Fully restored

Pen #2950   Chilton   $57
2950
Overall Grade: Near mint
Metal:  chrome plated
Material: acrylic
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler: cartridge/converter
            converter included
Point: medium
Imprint
Size: 5.3"
COMMENTSI picked this up at the Philly show ages ago.  This is one of the modern "Chiltons" made by the guy who liked to buy the classic brand names and then sell a bunch of pens made in China under the classic brand name... and then fold a couple of  years later.  It's been sitting in a pen bag in a corner on my bench, and I finally filled it a month or so ago to test it.  It's actually a nice pen, fairly large with some heft to it.  Acrylic cap and barrel with heavy plating on the trim, the black parts may be lacquered metal. The nib is marked Iridium Point Germany, though I suspect it never got to that side of the planet.  Very nice, smooth writing nib, laying down a good line.

Pen #2962   Stainless Sheaffer slender Fashion pen   $47
2562
Overall Grade:  mint
Metal: excellent
Material: stainless
Nib condition: mint
Flaws:  none
Filler:   cartridge/converter
             converter included
 Point:  medium
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.4"
COMMENTSI remember seeing these in a store in the mid 80s.  Nice pens, more of a student grade pen.  Stainless nib, brushed stainless cap band barrel.  The nib units are marked medium.  Like the slim Targa, these take the slim converters and cartridges, which Sheaffer discontinued decades ago.  We're including a Monteverde syringe style mini converter which Sheaffer was selling as a replacement for the slim converter.  Though they work, we recommend looking into the Kaweco syringe style mini converter used in the Kaweco sport. We think that with the metal band around the nipple they'll be more reliable in the long run.  You may be able to use a standard International cartridge in the pen....   Warranty on the pens, not the converter.

TWO PENS AVAILABLE


Pen #2963  Sheaffer Prelude Ballpoint    $37
2963
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: brushed stainless or
                lacquer over brass
Nib conditionnib?  What nib?
Flaws:  none
Filler:   ballpoint
 Point:   ballpoint
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.
COMMENTS: Twist action ballpoints.  The Preludes are a nice, chunky pen, but not too fat to be comfortable in the hand.  The refill is one of the Monteverde ballpoint refills made to fit Sheaffer pens.  It works, and is I think a bit better than Sheaffer's were.    Black pen - sold


Pen #2936  Sheaffer Connaisseur ballpoint     $77
2936
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: plastic
Nib conditionnib?  What nib?
Flaws:  none
Filler:   ballpoint
 Point:   ballpoint
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.4
COMMENTSA good size ballpoint - twist action.  The refill is one of the Monteverde ballpoint refills made to fit Sheaffer pens.  It works, and is I think a bit better than Sheaffer's were. 

Pen #2940    Sheaffer pen/pencil set    $27
2940
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: matte lacquer over brass
Nib condition
Flaws:  none
Filler:  BP
 Point:  ballpoint
              0.5mm pencil
Imprint:
   
Size
COMMENTSI think that this is a slim Fashion pen set.  Similar design, but no clip, and in the carry case.  The pencil is a 0.5mm push button mechanism.  The BP is a twist mechanism,  I've checked the BP barrel carefully -  the little white dot on the BP barrel isn't there.  I think that's a bit of dust.  Lots of dust of all colors in the shop.... or talc.  New Monteverde BP refill made for Sheaffer pens.  I like it better than Sheaffer's.




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.


Note that all pens are sold without ink, cartridges or converters
 unless otherwise noted.



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