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Pen #2832    Debutante aerometric Parker 51    SOLD
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: reproduction jewel
Filler: aerometric
Point:  14K fine
COMMENTS: The pen that looks like it shrank in the wash....  just kidding.  The Debutant aerometric 51s are smaller than the standard size pen. Proportions the same, just smaller, which is a a change from the earlier Vacumatic filled deb 51 pens, which had the same girth, same cap, just a shorter barrel.  This pen is quite clean.  I've refrosted the cap, installed a reproduction jewel, and restored the pen with a new PVC sac, which is what the famed plyglass sac was.  The nib nice writing, and on the fine side of fine.  No dings, no cracks, no damage to the clip.  Just a nice clean 51 for the smaller hand.

Pen #2833   Parker Super 21   $77
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: 
Filler: aerometric
Point:    fine  octanium
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSThe 21 was introduced in 1948, and went through a number of design changes before coming to this pen in the late 50s.  This is the last version of the 21, with the 51 style feed and an octanium nib, and the arrow clip which is similar to the clip found on a Parker 45.  The 21 eliminated the clutch in the cap with a clutch ring that puts pressure on the wall of the cap.  But top has a metal button that has the screw built into it that screws into the inner cap.  Fun facts about this version of the 21 - need a collector for a debutante 51?  The collector fits.  Need an octanium nib for your 51 special?  Yup, you can take the nib out of one of these pens.  This pen is nice and clean.  No dents or or other marks.The cap has been refrosted, the pen restored with a new PVC sac, which is what a plyglass sac is.  The octanium nib is a nice, smooth writing fine. It would be a great daily carry pen, and with its PVC sac could go a long time without being restored.

Pen #2831 Green Esterbrook J     $67
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib conditionNOS Flaws:  none
Filler:  lever
Point:   9556  fine
Imprint:   excellent
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSYou see a couple of different shades of green on Esterbrooks, though they had the same name.  This is the brighter green, which seems to make the pen look a little bigger.  Go figure.  Freshly restored, and a NOS 9556 nib installed.

Pen #2826     Debutante  Vacumatic   FLEX nib     $97
2826  SD Vac
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excelent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  no imprint
Filler:  Vacumatic
Point:   extra fine  Flexable
Size:  4.5"
COMMENTSThis is a second generation Vacumatic, and the smallest of the line.  The plastic filler VS a Speedline filler indicates that it is a later production pen (i.e. after 1942).  The imprint is completely gone from the barrel.  The pen has been restored.  No brassing or tooth marks.  The nib is a flexible extra fine.  Not wet noodle, but  I think qualifies as a flexible nib.

Pen #2806  Early Inkograph      $157
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  extra fine
Material: Bakelite
Nib conditionexcellent
Filler:  eyedropper
Point:  fine
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   The Inkograph is an interesting pen.  If I have my facts straight, the stylographic pen was invented in the US, and then taken over to Europe where it became popular because of the lower cost for the tube instead of a standard nib, and then came back to the USA with the Rotring and other brand pens as technical drawing pens.  The last round of Inkograph pens were made of a cheap injection molded plastic, but some of the early ones were made of Bakelite and hard rubber.  I have one that is a gorgeous mottled hard rubber lever filler, and some in a marbled plastic, I assume celluloid.
    This is the only eyedropper Inkograph that I've ever seen.  The weight on the wire goes all of the way down to the end of the barrel instead of having something in the section that keeps it from falling down inside.  I've had the pen for some time, and have not been able to remove the section, which leads me to believe that it is either glued or secured with shellac.  The way to fill the pen is to unscrew the front end, removing the "nib" and wire.  From the feel of the pen, I think that the cap may be celluloid, but the barrel is not - it has the classic look of Bakelite.  The pen is quite clean.  There is some brassing to the top and ball of the clip, and some on the cap band.  The "nib" is gold colored, but I assume gold plated steel as gold would be too soft and would wear quickly.  The pen is about the size of a Duofold Sr.

Pen #2810    Brushed charcoal finish Montblanc 20 SP   $257
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: resin
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:       none
Filler:  Cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:    fine
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS: The Montblanc 220SP Classic/European Classic is much like the Generations pens.  This set was made between 1971 and 1979.   It is the only MB set I've seen made in a brushed charcoal finish (some call it black) with what I assume is rhodium trim.  I don't know that it is rare, but it certainly is uncommon.   The rhodium plated nib is a wet writing fine, not flex, but  with plenty of spring to it.  The pencil 0.5 mm pencil works perfectly.  Unscrew the barrel and you can pull the button off to fill the lead chamber and uncover a wire to clear the point, but there isn't an eraser, or place for one.  The set comes in a Montblanc box, but the lining is stained with black ink.  A very cool set, but too thin for my aging hands, so out it goes!

Pen #2817  Sheaffer Triumph Tuckaway     $147
Overall Grade: near mint
Metal:  excellent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:       none
Filler:  plunger
Point:    extra fine    14K
Size: 4.5"
COMMENTS: This is the second generation of Tuckaways, which were vest pocket, pants pocket, purse pens. At 4 1/2 inches they're compareable to today's Kaweco Sports.  A short pen closed, and about 5 1/2" posted, so comfortable for writing.   Of all the versions, the plunger filler pens hold the most ink, but it still isn't a heck of a lot.  You're not going to write an epistle with one, but they're very handy if you don't have a shirt pocket.  I have one loaded most of the time, and it's one of the 3 pocket pens I carry.  The pen has excellent transparency, a nice extra fine nib, no brassing, no dents, and fully restored using our high grade rubber materials.

Pen #2827    Sheaffer Craftsman     $87
pen 2827
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent
Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:      see comments
Filler:  Touchdown
Point:  fine    14K  #33
Size:  5"
COMMENTS: I think of these as the "Chevy" of the pen world.  A basic pen, reliable, popular because of their price point.  The 33 nib is about the same size as a #3 or a Jr nib but 14K.  They're decent nibs, better than the steel nibs you find on most pens today.  The TD version was introduced in 1950, using the same internal components as the TM Touchdown pens, but keeping the 33 nib of the earlier versions.  This was the last of the "wire band" pens in the Sheaffer line.

Pen #2824    Sheaffer  Admiral     $117
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material:  forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:       none
Filler:  Touchdown
Point:    Fine #5 Feather touch
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS: The Sheaffer Admiral dates from the late 40s.  With its Forticel barrel and touchdown filler about 1947 - 1950.  They're nice pens, well made, and made for the general user.  The nib is a 14K two tone #5 Feather Touch nib, was a step up from the 33 nibs found in the lower priced Craftsman, and quite nice writing. The section window has nice transparency, no brassing on the clip or cap band.  Freshly cleaned and restored.

Pen #2630    Parker Flighter BP and Pencil set  $127
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: stainless
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  
Filler:  Touchdown
Size:  5"
COMMENTS: I don't list ballpoints or pencils very often.  But this one is worth listing...  The Parker Flighter sets are worth collecting - refined and set apart from the rest of the crowd by their design and trim - the two gold bands engraved itno the caps are a nice defining touch,   The pencil on the set is twist activated, the BP cap acutated.  The pencil works, though you may want to replace the eraser.  The Parker Insignia erasers will fit if you can find them.  I'm all out of them.   The BP has a working refill, and also takes Parkers Gel refills, or the Monteverde EZ flow refills, or any other refill made to the DIN standard including Pelikan.  No dents or dings, nice frosting.  The pen has a black jewel, the pencil the pearl white jewel to make it easy to identify which is which in your pocket.

Pen #2822   Parker Duofold Sr pencil    $77
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:       none

Point:   1.1mm lead
Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS: This is a Duofold Sr pencil that went with the flat top Duofolds of the 1920s.  I'm assuming that the small imprint indicates that it is from the late 20s, before Parker started to make the streamlined pens with their matching streamlined pencils.  The pen works just fine, and has some leads in it.  Original eraser.  The top does not appear to be mushed at all.  No brassing, though there is a little wear to the plating on the clip, so it's a bit on the light side.

Pen #2811 Parker Imperial Vacumatic set - Sr size  $527
pen 2811

Overall Grade: fine
Metal:  excellent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments
Filler: vacumatic
Imprint: extra fine  both pen
     and pencil 4th quarter 1940
Size: 5.5"
COMMENTSThis is the Parker Imperial Vacumatic, made for just 2 years, and can truthfully be described as rare. In the  30 or so years that I've been collecting, this is the first I've owned, and only the 3rd or 4th that I've handled, and the first SET I've seen. The metal cap predates the Parker 51 by a year, and has threads on the inside end of the cap, just ahead of the inner cap.  No threads on the barrel because they are at the front end of the section.  This is the Sr size pen, i.e. the larger of the two made - note that it is a double jeweled pen.   The nib is a smooth fine, the pump clean as a whistle, and the barrel has nice clarity.  Not the bright green of a mint pen, but clear.  The pencil is perfect - no dings, no scratches, excellent imprint.  The pen has some nicks in the barrel (you can see one in the picture), and the cap is dented in several places.  I've done what I can to remove the dents.  The ones that remain are above the thread ring, and above the inner cap which I can not remove. The bottom picture shows you some gouges in the cap.  If this set were in perfect condition it would be priced in the range of $1100.  The pen has been restored and tested; it's a nice writing pen.  The pencil works just fine.   Click here for a larger picture.   

Pen #2828  early Sheaffer Lifetime  Balance     $137
2828  Balance
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  replated cap band
Filler:  lever
Point:   extra fine  Lifetime
Imprint:   extra fine
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSThis is a standard size Lifetime Balance.  Note the long flat ball clip, the short section, pin in the lever VS a C ring in the barrel to hold it in place, and the monotone nib.   Nice writing extra fine nib.  The imprint is a bit weak in the second line.  The cap band had brassing in spots, so has been replated with a nickel layer under the gold.  Freshly restored.

Pen #2820    clear Sheaffer No Nonsense FP     $57
Overall Grade: near mint
Metal:  excellent
Material:  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:       none
Filler:  Cartridge/converter
            cartridge included
Point:  fine gold plated
Size:  5.0"
COMMENTS: Not a very common pen in a light smoked gray.  I picked this up at a pen show a few years ago, new old stock, and converted it to a fountain pen, adding the inner cap, and a gold plated nib, which Sheaffer put in their "vintage" NN pens.  No converter at this price, but any of the piston or squeeze converters will fit the pen.  The cartridge in the pen will go with it.  Not pierced....  when  you get the pen just turn the cartridge around to use it. The nib is a gold plated fine.

Pen #2715     Parker Duofold Ballpoint and Pencil Set      SOLD

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.  
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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