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Pen #2859  Eversharp Skyline  flex nib!     $167
2859
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine
Material: plastic
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  lever
Point: extra  fine flex
ImprintNA
Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS:   I came across this little gem recently....   This is one of the smaller Skyline pens with the gold filled cap.  The pen has a full flex nib, with a line width up to about 1mm when flexed, and about 0.5mm with light pressure.  It lays down a nice wet line.  The flaw that gives the pen an "Extra fine" instead of "excellent "be seen in the picture - a little wrinkle below the top edge of the cap.  You have to catch the light right to see it, and the lighting in my light tent does. The pen is restored, tested, and smoothed.  The cap liner has been secured, so does not rotate under the metal, and the vent holes line up as they should.   Click here for a writing sample in my awful hand writing on awful paper.

Pen #2858 Sheaffer Saratoga Snorkel Set      $157
2858
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: Forticel
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler:  snorkel
Point:  medium
Imprintexcellent
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   David Issacson likes to start  stories of acquiring a pen with, "This pen walked up to my table..." We haven't had any pen shows, so no pens walking up to our table, but pens do come along once in a while that are interesting.  Snorkels are I think, second only to Esterbrooks in the number in circulation.  Sheaffer made a lot of snorkels in the 7 years or so of production.  The (dare I call it) snobbery in the marketing department shows up with these pens in that with the open nib didn't get the white dot.  The only difference in the parts  was the nib, feed, it's mount and the end of the snorkel tube...  even the cap, except for the absence of a white dot was the same.  According to Richard Binder, the official color name is Aqua.  I thought it was  Persian - a color often found in the Touchdown pens.  Apparently not.   This one is exceptionally clean.  The box is clean, the pencil is clean, and it has the papers that came with the pen. It's been restored, with a PVC sac installed for a long useful life.  The pencil works too. 

Pen #2849    Gregg Shorthand pen      $127
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. It's on the slender side, but not skinny.  When posted, the pen is nicely balanced.  The clip says WASP (W A Sheaffer Pen) - a Sheaffer sub brand.  Lever and J bar are Sheaffer, 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 #2854    Parker 3 Band Standard    $147
2854
Overall Grade: fine
Metal:  extra fine
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments
Filler: Vacumatic
Point:  extra fine
Imprint: none
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   If you're looking for a good every day carry, every day user pen, this one may be for you.  While technically is a Vac Crystal, the barrel is so ambered that it is in essence a black 3 Band standard.  Good pump, very nice extra fine nib, clean clip and tassie.  One of the bands has a minor wrinkle.  A little wavy there in the barrel, and the imprint is mostly gone.  I might be able to lift it and create an "outie" print if you want me to try.  I restored the pen for myself to have a good user for a nice nib, but I'm finding that my writing hand isn't happy with smaller pens. So... it can be yours.

Pen #2861    Vacumatic Major    SOLD 
2861
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  extra fine
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler: vacumatic
Point: extra  fine
Imprintexcellent
       1st quarter 1945
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   I find this pen to be interesting.  It's a Vacumatic from early 1945 - the first quarter to be precise.  The "5"  date code has  three dots around it, but the celluloid is what I would refer to as the "primitive" celluloid because the seam where the sheet of celluloid was joined is visible on both cap and barrel.  The trim is in decent condition - the hazy silver finish usually found on these pens, but no brassing on either the cap or barrel. The pump has the metal thread bushing.  The nib is an extra fine.   The barrel is ambered, but the stripes and color are good.   Freshly restored 

Pen #2860     Ebonized Pearl Sheaffer Balance      $137
2860
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler:  plunger
Point:  extra fine
Imprintexcellent
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   Robyn thinks that the ebonized pearl finish is one of the prettiest that Sheaffer made.  Found only in the Balance pens made between 1934 and 1939, they have chips of mother of pearl embedded in the celluloid.  This is one of the Jr size pens, so might be considered to be a lady's pen - but it could also be a pants pocket pen.  The nib pen is in excellent condition, the black celluloid covered rod is in excellent condition with no flaws or bubbles in it.  Freshly restored using our high grade rubber materials.

Pen #2846   Pelikan K400 (old style) tortoise finish     $147
2846
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: plastic
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:
Filler:  ballpoint
Point:
Imprint
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS: I had the whole set at one point, and sold both the fountain pen and pencil many years ago, but held onto the ballpoint harboring the illusion that I would use it.  The truth is, that I don't use ballpoints, even really nice ones like this.  If I must, it's one of my Retro 51 Tornados.  So, it's available to you.  The Tortoise is one of the less common colors of Pelikan, olds style, and a ballpoint even more so.  Note that this not real tortoise shell, but rather a "Tortoise" colored plastic.  The pen uses the DIN/Parker style refill, and  will be shipped with a Parker gel refill, most likely blue.

Pen #2856    Cross Century set    $97
2856
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  excellent
Material:  lacquered brass
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler: cartridge/converter
            converter included

Point:  fine
ImprintNA
Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS: I bought this set back in the late 80s or early 90s....  before  I got sucked into the dark side of the farce, collecting and then repairing pens.  It may even have been BC (before children).  The gold plated fountain pen nib is quite nice, and was a favorite among the pens I owned at the time.  But the very thin profile made it tough for me to use, and even more so now.  The pencil is 0.5mm,  the Selectip pen, which takes rollerball or porous point refills has a working refill in it.   The only flaw is a slight posting mark in the barrel that you can see if you catch the light right.  Anticipating that someone may ask - I'm selling this as a set.

Pen #2842     Pilot  1973 Pilot Vanishing Point   SOLD 
Pilot
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal: aluminum and
            stainless steel
Material:
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: see comments
Filler:  Con-20 converter
Point:  fine
Imprint
Size:  4.5"
COMMENTSOur thanks to David  Rzeszotarski for his help with this one.  I have had this pen for two or three decades now, but never found precise information on the pen.  David has quite the  Pilot collection, and knows more about them than any one I've met.  David tells me that "The Vanishing Point you have was introduced in Japan in 1973 as model # CN-400 BS.  It is probably the first Vanishing Point model sold in the US."  It was with this model that Pilot started calling these "Vanishing Points" rather than "Capless" as in Japan."  I was my Sr. year of High School when it was introduced in the US.  David comments that while they aren't rare, they are scarce and therefore hard to find.

The pen is in excellent condition.  No dings or dents, the frosting on both the clip and button is quite clean there is a little wear to the anodizing right at the edge of the barrel below the button, and a couple of light spots that showed up in the picture just above the band, but are hard to see in person.  The threads in the barrel are in very good condition.  The nib is the original,  a fine 14K.  The pen has a later CON-20 converter.  Great pen, but I'm finding these to be a little small for my aging hand so as a friend likes to say, "It can be yours!"

Pen #2848    Parker Parkette      $117
parkette
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: 
Filler: lever
Point:  extra fine
Imprint: excellent
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTSThe Parker Parkette is often overlooked.  Granted, the plating on the trim was rather thin, and the nibs small, but they were still a quality product, and much better than other brands.  It's the only lever filler that Parker made.  I still have the burgundy Parkette Deluxe that got me started collecting in 1988.  The trim on this pen has been replated.  The nib says "Parker Pen" instead of Parkette.  The original nib had issues, and the other two did as well.  This is a better Parker nib with lots of iridium and is a nice writing extra fine.  Fully restored, and a great looking pen with great color.

Pen #2836 Parker  75  Flighter Deluxe     $147
75 2836
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:
Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:   fine
Imprint:  
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSThis is an interesting pen.   The Parker 75 flighter was made between 1974 and 1990.    The moniker "flighter" started with the Parker 51, continued through the 61 and 45, and is used here as well.  The "deluxe" models had the gold ring engraved in the cap, and had the gold plated clip and dished tassie on top.  What is weird about this one is that i has no markings.  None.  Anywhere.  The person I bought it from confirmed that it came out of the estate of a former Parker employee.  Why no stampings?   Could be for any number of reasons, including that it was a prize at one of the Parker company picnics.  Who knows?  What I also find interesting is that the metal is a bit different in color than the usual Parker stainless - more towards blue than the typical gray of stainless steel.  Prototype? Test?  Your guess is as good as mine.  The pen has the later "fat feed" round section, and the nib unit was made in France, so a later nib. A piston converter is installed.  The pen is in excellent condition , with the original frosting.  The pen comes in a Parker box.

Pen #2837 Parker 75 Flighter Deluxe pencil   $57
75 2837
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  stainless steel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none
Filler: pencil
Point:   NA
Imprint:   excellent
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSThe 75 pencil has a standard twist action mechanism, 0.9 mm (0.036") lead.  Original eraser, which is about the same size as all of the Parker erasers except for the Duofold line.  If you can find them, the Parker Insignia erasers fit nicely. I was planning on selling the 75 flighter fountain pen and pencil as a set.  But, there are no markings on the pen, and the stainless is a different color, so the pencil is listed separately.    If you buy the Flighter fountain pen at the same time, I'll sell the pencil with it for $37.

Pen #2845    Caran d'Ache Ecridore Pen and Pencil - chevron pattern     $137
2845
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  silver plated
Material: plated over brass
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:
Filler:  ballpoint/pencil
Point:    na
Imprint
Size:  5"
COMMENTS:    The Caran d'Ache Ecridore is a well made pen, slender with a bit of heft to it.  Silver plated with a heavy plating on it.  Some of the later pens also had a layer of rhodium on them to prevent tarnish, these do not.  I bought the BP at an antique show back in the 90s, and added the pencil to make it a "set".  The big difference is that the BP has an area for engraving on the back side, and is engraved NWG-WIB.  Wedding present"  Who knows.  No dings or dents, engraving is excellent, the Caran d'Ache "Goliath" refill is working.  To replace the refill, you unscrew the button on the end, and allowing the refill to drop out.

Pen #2630    Parker  61 Flighter BP and Pencil set  $117
2809
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: stainless
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  
Filler:  ballpoint
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 #2820    clear Sheaffer No Nonsense FP     $57
pen2820
Overall Grade: near mint
Metal:  excellent
Material:  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:       none
Filler:  Cartridge/converter
            cartridge included
Point:  fine gold plated
Imprint
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 #2863 Blue Esterbrook SJ     9450      SOLD
2863
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: cellulose acetate
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler:  lever
Point:  extra fine 9450
Imprintexcellent
Size:  5"
COMMENTS:   The Esterbrook SJ is the same length as the J, just thinner.  The pen has buttons on both ends,  The nib is the less common 9450 posting nib, ,which is a firm extra fine.  Blue is Robyn's favorite color for the Esterbrooks. When you look at the price, remember that the pen has been restored, has a 9000 series nib, and it's making a one way trip - no need to send it out and then wait to have it restored! 

Pen #2864  Red Esterbrook SJ     9450      SOLD
2864
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: cellulose acetate
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler:  lever
Point:  extra fine  9555
Imprintexcellent
Size:  5"
COMMENTS:   The Esterbrook SJ is the same length as the J, just thinner.  The pen has buttons on both ends,  and a 9555 "shorthand" nib.  The 9000 series "Masterpoint"  nibs were the best that Esterbrook made, and the longest lasting, both with hard tipping material and metal that was more resistant to corrosion than the lower level nibs.  Fully restored and tested.


Pen #2740    MINT Sheaffer Craftsman  w/tag   $127

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.  

Rayovac Workhorse  penlight     $12 
penlight
COMMENTSI've had a  Rayovac penlight on the "stuff" page for quite a while now.   They're great for looking down a cap or barrel with plenty of focused light,   I found them when the batteries on my Lenser LED light went bad (I'm always putting the thing down, forgetting to turn it off first), and I discovered that the batteries cost as much as the flashlight ($15)  So I bought the Rayovacs.  Several actually, and never looked back..   I keep one on the bench, a couple in the tool box so that I can find one when I mislay the one in the bench, one next to my "office" chair, one on the bedside table....  It's a great little penlight. 

Then I came across these....   and decided to grab them.   It's a Rayovac penlight on steroids.   Output is 18 lumens vs. 3,  two  AAA batteries instead of one, machined aluminum end to end, a metal clip instead of plastic.  The power switch is on the back end (with an 0-ring seal)  unscrews to install or replace the two alkaline batteries that are included.  You get LOTS of light down your cap or barrel.  Everything in bright detail  ,and the beam still narrow enough that you don't get too much back scatter around the cap.  The thing is though that there are only a few available.  I'm keeping two, and the rest are up for grabs.  So when they're gone, they're gone! 
           
     Only eight  penlights available...       

Oh yeh....  that white spot off the end of the flashight?  That's not Photo Shopped.  It's bright enough to show even under a light tent and the bright CFL that I use for shooting pen pictures.   If you're dumb enough to look straight at the end, it's your problem.


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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