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Pen #2777   Parker Vacumatic Jr.     $147
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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.  The barrel is ambered, but not dark.  Nice writing nib.  The pen of course is fully restored.

Pen #2806  Early Inkograph      $157
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Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  extra fine
Material: Bakelite
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:
Filler:  eyedropper
Point:  fine
Imprint
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   $267
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Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: resin
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:       none
Filler:  Cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:    fine
Imprint
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 #2814    Sterling Cross Century Classic     SOLD
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Overall Grade: near mint
Metal:  excellent
Material:  sterling silver
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:       none
Filler:  Cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:    medium    14K
Imprint
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS: This is the original Cross Century,  not a Century II.  Dating from the "skinny" pen era of the 70s and 80s, the Cross Century was the favorite presentation pen, especially in sterling and gold.  This pen really is near mint - no dings, no dents, clean  on the barrel.  It looks like it has had one, maybe two cartridges of ink run through it because the original box of cartridges in the case, along with an unused converter.  It comes with the original box, papers, converter, anti-tarnish cloth sleeve and of course the remaining cartridges.  The medium nib is nice writing.  The line on the nib in the picture is a reflection of either the box or the light tent in which the picture was taken.  The pen has been cleaned, flushed and tested.  The cap closes with a nice satisfying *snap!*  We'll include a Sunshine cloth with the pen just so that you can keep it nice and shiny.  The nib can be ground to a cursive italic for an additional $35. You'll end up with a nib in the range of 0.5 - 0.6mm.   Just let us know when you order the pen and we'll get it done.

Pen #2630    Parker Flighter BP and Pencil set  $117
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Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: stainless
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  
Filler:  Touchdown
Point:
Imprint:
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 #2811 Parker Imperial Vacumatic set - Sr size  $527
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Overall Grade: fine
Metal:  excellent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments
Filler: vacumatic
Pointfine
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 #2801  Sheaffer Slender Military clip Balance     $137
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Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler:  lever
Point:   two tone extra fine
Imprint:   excellent
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS: The same length as a standard Balance pen, but thinner, and with the military clip on the cap.    No flaws in the trim, no cracks or tooth marks.  The nib is a nice extra fine, with an excellent mask of palladium.    It is a very nice, clean pen

Pen #2769   Sheaffer Balance set    $117
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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.  The pencil and pen have been used, so it isn't mint, but it is pretty darn close - note the clear section.  No brassing, no damage to the trim, or any other damage  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 #2768     Sheaffer Stylist     SOLD
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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 #2715     Parker Duofold Ballpoint and Pencil Set      $277

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.


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*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.


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



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