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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 #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 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 #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 #2977    Sheaffer Desk Set     $137
2977
Overall Grade:  extra fine 
Metal: excellent
Material:  gold filled
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  see comments
Filler:      cartridge/converter
                  converter included
 Point:   FP- stub
Imprint:  
   
Size:  5"
COMMENTSThis is an Imperial desk set.  One pen is a fountain pen, the other a ballpoint.  The nib in the fountain pen is a stub nib (about 1mm).  An extra fine or a broad nib can be changed into the pen.  Please let us know when you order if you want the nib changed.  No flaws on the ballpoint.  The fountain pen barrel has a small dent.  No way to get the overlay off to remove it.   The base measures roughly 5X10 inches.  It has the original felt on the bottom.   The logo indicates that the base is from the 70s/early 80s i.e.  The light spot on the end of the FP barrel is a reflection from the bright light overhead.

Pen #2976  Cross 150th Anniversary set      $777
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 #2974  Esterbrook SJ  2314M  nib  $67
2974
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid acetate
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:  comments
Filler:  lever
 Point:   2314M nib  RELIEF (left oblique stub)
Imprint: excellent
Size:  4.7"
COMMENTSThe Esterbrook started off with just two pens in the "J" model family - the larger J, and the SJ which was about 1/4" shorter, and also thinner.  Just to confuse us, they added the LJ and the purse pens.  LJ was the same length as the J, but the same diameter as the SJ.  The purse pens were the smallest of them all.  This is an SJ,  which some would say is the lady's size pen.  The pen has a 2341 M nib.  The 2000 series was the middle grade of nib and is marked "RELIEF."  Today we would call it a left oblique or "left foot" oblique because it slants off to the left like the toes on your left foot.   Esterbrook called it a medium stub   It is typically used by right handed users who like to rotate the nib to the left as they write.  Line width is 0.7mm vertical stroke, 0.5mm horizontal.  Not a big difference, but there is some.   There is a evidence of a little fading- the area under the cap is slightly darker than the rest of the barrel.  Freshly restored

Pen #2960  Mint, stickered Sheaffer 330 Imperial     $77
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 #2970       Parker 17      $87
2970
Overall Grad:  extra fine 
Metal: excellent
Material: plastic
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   aerometric
 Point:  juicy medium gold nib
Imprint:  excellent
   
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS: I don't know much about the Parker 17.  Aerometric converter, design elements similar to the Parker 51 and other hooded nibs.  The cap clutch is the black plastic ring at the barrel/section joint, and about the same size as the demi 51 - maybe a smidge larger.   I had to choose getting the pen color right VS having the gold color right, so I went with the plastic which really is a bit lighter than forest green.  The white balance of the camera tried to make it more of a green blue than green.  Trim is regular gold plate.  The pen has a juicy medium nib, meaning that it lays down a fairly wet line.  The pen has been cleaned, tested and adjusted.  There is no removing the sac guard on this pen (I tried) but it has a good plyglass (PVC) sac.  Not clear, but good enough that you can see the ink in the sac.

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   $67
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 #2961  Sheaffer "Vintage" fountain pen    $57
2961
Overall Gradenew
Metal: excellent
Material: plastic
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:    cartridge/converter
               1 cartridge included
 Point:  broad
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSThe Vintage is an upscale version of the No Nonsense with gold plated trim and nib.  They have a gold plated disc in the top of the cap.  Not rare, but not found all that often.  This is one of the blue marble pens.  The nib can be ground to a custom cursive italic or stub for you.  Line width would end up at about 0.7mm

Pen #2963  Sheaffer Prelude Ballpoin    $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.    Please specify the pen you want - brushed stainless or black.


Pen #2936  Sheaffer Connaisseur ballpoint     $57
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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