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Pen #2785    Fantasy Parker Big Red    SOLD
Pen 2785
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  extra fine - gold plated
Material:   plastic
Nib condition: excellent Flaws:
Filler:  cartridge/converter
Point:  fine gold plated
Imprint:
Size: 5.5"
COMMENTSI bought one of the Big Red pens when they came out in 1972.  It could use either a felt tip refill, or you could use the widgets and use a Parker ballpoint. Eventually a roller ball was an option.  I have one that came out of the model shop that was modified to take a Parker 75 nib unit, but Parker never produced the pen as a fountain pen.  I've done one or two of these modifications.  The section is machined to take a Jowo nib unit, the barrel opened up a bit inside so that a standard converter will fit.  If you want to change the nib, you'll need to pull the nib and feed,  The collar with the piercing tube attached is bonded to the section.  Quite a nice writing pen, the nib marked fine, but a bit on the generous side.
 
Pen #2778  Esterbrook Camden   $147
pen 2778
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: anodized aluminum
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:  fine steel
Imprint
Size:  5.9"
COMMENTS:   I picked this up at the Baltimore show.      Another well made, modern Esterbrook from the folks at Kenroe Industries.  The nib was described as a Jowo, made for Schmidt.  The pen is anodized aluminum, including the section, and has a nice weight to it.  Like the Estie, these pens have a spring loaded inner cap, which seals the nib well to keep it from drying out.  The cap posts well, but the pen is big enough that I have used it uncapped. I like the pen, like the design, like the nib - but it just doesn't fit my fickle hand.  No flaws - and it comes in the original box.  

Pen #2779  Sheaffer  3-25   $137
Pen 2779
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments
Filler:  lever
Point:  gold XF
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   Sheaffer did make some orange pens in the era of the Parker Duofold.  The 3-25 came in a variety of lengths, some with clips (and different clips), or ring tops.  This is the length of a standard flat top though a bit more slender. Clean trim with no brassing.  The imprint is crisp and deep.  The flaw?  I've replaced the cap lip.  The material is solvent welded in place up inside with an orange celluloid slurry to make it as strong as the original...  stronger really.  You will not see it from the inside, and are unlikely to just looking at it.  You might feel it as you run your finger over the edge from the cap band down because I made it just a tad thicker for extra strength.  The cap posts on the back end.   Restored and ready to write.

Pen #2780     Wahl Oxford   $97
pen 2780
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever            
Point:  14K XF
Imprint:  excellent Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS:   The Wahl Oxford was Wahl's lower line of pens, on a par with the Parker Parkette.  They tended to have smaller nibs and thinner plating on the trim to keep costs down.  But for all that, they're nice, attractive pens.  The trim on the pen has been replated with a barrier layer of nickel, and then gold with a little cobalt in the solution, the theory being that this makes it a bit durable. The result is perhaps better than the original, which wasn't known for it's heavy plating.  The imprint is crisp and deep.  Fully restored.

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     $147
pen2765
Overall Grade: MINT
Metal:  gold plated Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler: "Diamatic-fillng"
    system.  Fancy!
Point:  14K  extra fine
Imprint:
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    $137
pen2769
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 #2781   1925 hard rubber Duofold Jr.   $157
pen2781
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent
Material: hard rubber
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments
Filler: hard rubber
Point:   fine
Imprint: outie
Size: 4.6"
COMMENTS:   The imprint, cap band and stamping on the nib and pen material all tell me that this is a 1925 Parker Duofold Jr.  The pen has two major flaws - note that the cap lip is just a bit shorter than it could be, and the barrel has an "outie" imprint, i.e. the imprint was worn and mostly invisible.  If you heat the imprint on a hard rubber barrel, it will pop  up and be readable .  But the nib....  I'm willing to make allowances for wear on a pen with a nib like this - one that will have you wanting to slap the hand of anyone who reaches for the pen with a ruler.  "NO, you may not use my pen!"  It is a very nice, sweet writing fine, maybe a little on the wide side of fine.  The cap band has been replated.  Good knurling on the blind cap and inner cap.   Fully restored.

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
pen2776
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 #2791   Pilot Vanishing Point (Capless)   SOLD
pen 2791
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal: Excellent
Material:  lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler: cartridge/converter
       CON-50 converter included
Point: fine  14K rhodium plated
Imprint:
Size: 5.5"
COMMENTS:   Another of the "Excess" pens in the collection that I'm passing on to be enjoyed by someone else.  In extra fine condition - one minor flea bit on the lower half of the barrel.  The pen comes in the original Pilot box, outer box  with a CON-50 converter and the metal cartridge sleeve. 

Pen #2788   Sheaffer Valiant    SOLD
pen 2788
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material:celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler: plunger filler
Point:    fine
Imprint: extra fine
Size: 5.2"
COMMENTS:   The Valiant has come to be one of my favorite pens.  They are the largest of the Triumph nib pens, comfortable to hold without the extra girth of the Oversize Balance. Sheaffer made them from 1945-1948.   The earlier ones (until about 1947) were celluloid, the ink held directly in the barrel instead of the "cartridge" type that had an insert attached to the section, which screwed into the barrel.  This section is fixed.   Fully restored with our high grade rubber materils.  No brassing, no tooth marks.  The pen I think would be graded as a fine, though on some papers it is a little on the generous side.  A nice writing pen.

Pen #2768     Sheaffer Stylist     $47
pen2768
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    $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
Imprint:
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
Imprint:
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 #2786,  2787   Esterbrook J    Both sold
Gray J - 9668

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent
Material: Cellulose acetate
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  red - barrel engraved 272
Filler: lever
PointGray - 9668
             red - 9550
Imprint: gray -  extra fine
             red - worn, but readable.
Size:   5."
COMMENTS I have 4 Esterbrooks loaded in my pen case as I write.  I like the size,  I like their reliability, I like Esterbrooks.   Every so often I find them at a reasonable price, and when I do I put them up here.  You can buy one at a flea market or antiques shop, send it in to be restored - pay shipping both ways, or take the easy route and buy one ready to ink and use.  Both pens have been restored according to our standards (see link at the top of the page), which means that it's the way I would expect MY pens to be done.  I generally don't sell Esterbrooks with 1500 or 2000 series nibs, only the more durable 9000 series nibs.  The Gray as a nice wide 9668, and red a 9550, which is on the finer side of the scale.    The red pen has 272 engraved on the barrel.   I have no idea what that is about.

Pen #2678        Esterbrook SJ     $57 

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 #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 #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 #2756   Slim Sheaffer Military Clip Balance    $107
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 #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.


OUT OF STOCK 

*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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