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Pen #2903    Marine Green Sheaffer Balance  $157
2903
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler: lever
Point: extra fine
Imprintextra fine
Size: 4"
COMMENTSIf things seem to be a bit off in size, you're right.  This is a Marine Green Sheaffer Balance, not oversize, not standard, not Jr - but vest pocket size.  Its in pristine condition, no brassing, no tooth marks, decent color too. The nib is the correct Lifetime nib. The marine green material is hard to find, and the pen in this size (4" closed) is quite uncommon.  The cap does post for a posted length of 4.8", though given the age of the material I would not post often, or very firmly.  Nice, and I think rare, pen.  Restored.

Pen #2902   Sheaffer Snorkel Desk set  MINT!   SOLD
2902
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Overall Grade:  MINT
Metal:  excellent
Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  MINT
Flaws: none!
Filler: snorkel
Point: fine 14K
Imprintexcellent
Size: 5.5"
COMMENTSOnce in a while you come across a really nice pen.  This Sheaffer desk is in absolutely pristine, mint condition,.  Everything is there - the box, dividers, nib protecting tube, stickers, instructions and a box, all  in amazing condition. A little bit of the shiny coating is lifting on one corner of the box, but other than that, no flaws.    NO hint of ink anywhere on the nib and feed, and the internal parts are as clean as a whistle.  The name plate is on the base, held on with the tape as it was when it left the factory.  I have water tested the pen.  It does not fill, which is to be expected.   Because the set is so clean, I have left the pen unrestored in deference to the buyer who wants the pen in its original condition.   If you want new seals and a sac installed, I can do that for an additional $30.  The seal will be the OEM style, and the 0-ring a genuine Sheaffer part.  Specify latex or PVC.  I strongly recommend PVC if you intend to use the pen so that the internal parts are not damaged if/when the sac leaks.

Pen #2900   Sheaffer  Compact Imperial     SOLD
2900
Overall Grade excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler: cartridge
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:
   
Size:  "4.8
COMMENTSI call the Compact Imperials the "Tuckaway" of the Imperial line up.  A short pen when capped, a nice length when posted.  I refer to this as a "cartridge only" pen, though you may be able to use one of the Kaweco  Sport converters in it.  The threads are tight enough that with some silicone grease on the threads (did I really suggest that?) you might be able to use it as an eyedropper pen with a good non-staining ink.  The window shows ink level in the cartridge.  We include one cartridge, whatever color we have on hand.  (they're older, so you may need to add a little distilled water).

Pen #2901    Parker striped 40s Duofold set      SOLD
2901
Overall Grade excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler: button
Point:    soft XF
Imprint: excellent
       2ns quarter 2042   
Size:  .4.85"
COMMENTSThe button fill 40s Duofold is the non-blue diamond version of the pen.  Nicely made, with the same material, but a smaller nib and no pattern on the cap band.  I describe the pen as "soft" i.e, not a nail, some spring to it, but not enough in my opinion to call it flex.  The working pencil uses 0.36" lead, which is about 9mm.  I've installed one of the last Parker Insignia erasers that I have.  The light spot on the clip is not brassing, but a reflection of the light over the light tent.  The pen comes with a plastic clamshell with a clear cover.  I don't know if that's original or not...  No markings on it at all.  Restored of course!

Pen #2094    Rogue Streamlined Parker Duofold Sr.   $287
2904
Overall Grade excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:
Filler: button 
Point:   Fine
Imprint: excellent
   
Size:  5.4"
COMMENTSI bought this pen at the Long Island show several years ago.  I like Duofolds, and I especially like the streamlined Duofolds.  I had a lull in the flow of pens to work on, so started to restore this one, which is when the gears started to strip. It is clearly a streamlined Duofold, but the section is threaded, and the profile is, well, wrong.  But then again....   I double checked when I got back home, and sure enough, on page 85 is the reference to "rougue" Parker Duofolds.  The Streamlined Duofold was scheduled for December 1929, but then came the market crash.  Parker was afraid that they would have to credit dealers for returned stock.  Parker instructed the dealers to return the pens, and the barrel end would be turned and a new streamlined blind cap, and a streamlined cap would be installed at a modest cost.  There are also examples where the cap was turned too, and a streamlined clip and inner cap were installed.  This is one of the rogue Duofolds.  The pen is in excellent condition, imprint nice and clear.  It has a Duofold Nib and Christmas tree feed.  As expected, the barrel is a little longer than a streamlined barrel with the slip fit section.  Trim is clean, not replated.  Rare?  Not really.  Uncommon? Yes.  The pen has a fresh sac in it.

Pen #2895    Parker English Duofold   1mm Factory Stub Nib     $187
2895
Overall Grade extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: ding in cap band
Filler: button  AF style
Point:   1mm Newhaven
              factory stub

Imprint: extra fine
   
Size:  5"
COMMENTSThe Parker Newhaven plant continued to use the Parker Duofold name after Parker had discontinued it in the USA.  The style can easily be mistaken for the Parker Vacumatic, but it is a button filler, using the threaded aluminum button filler that Parker was using in the VS.  The pen itself is about the same size as a Vacumatic Major- and shares the chevron cap band.  The flaw in this one is the ding in the cap band  in the engraving area.  The pen has a nice 1mm stub nib, with a horizontal line width of 0.4mm.  Fully restored with a new pressure bar installed.

Pen #2905    Sheaffer/Levenger Seas Connaisseur  2     $227
2905
Overall Grade extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: plastic
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
 Point:   Fine
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.5"
COMMENTSThis is one of the last of the Sheaffer/Levenger Seas pens.  The color is blue with palladium trim.  The Sheaffer Targa Connaisseur reference page says that the pen had white gold nib, but picture shows this nib, so I'm not sure that it is correct, not to mention that the "white gold " nibs were always plated.  The nib is in excellent condition.  The nib unit has one of the red end squeeze converters installed, but because the pens don't have a plug in the end like the solid color Connaisseurs do, it will also take a clear piston converter.  I can plate the two section trim ring with rhodium s for you if you want them to match for an additional $25. 

Pen #2882   Sheaffer Admiral   $137
2882
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: Forticel
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler: snokel
Point: fine
Imprint
Size: 5.5"
COMMENTSSheaffer got to the point that they weren't very creative with the names of their pens.  They used the Admiral many times.  An open nib snorkel, but otherwise the same as the others.  Forticel cap and barrel, clean trim, no wiggle to the clip.  This has to be one of the later pens with the monotone nib.  Fully restored, and a PVC sac installed for long life.

Pen #2881  Sheaffer Cadet  23   $97
2881
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: Forticel
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:
Filler:   touchdown
Point: fine
Imprint
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTSWhile not rare, this pen is unusual.  The Sheaffer Cadet and Craftsman pens were made for about 10 years - 1953 to 1963,  In general they were a  pretty basic pen, with the "Tip Dip feed.  Most of them  had steel nibs, but for a just one year this upscale version with the 14K 23 (not 33!) nib was sold.  A nice clean pen, and decently made, they sold somewhere between the $3.95 Cadet with its steel nib and the $10 Admiral.  This one has been restored (of course!), has a nice writing  fine #23 nib.

Pen #2893   Sheaffer Sentinel Stratowriter   $127
2893
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: Forticel
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler: ballpoint
Point:  NA
Imprintexcellent
Size: 5.3"
COMMENTS: Some describe this is a Sentinel Deluxe Stratowriter, except that its the smaller Sentinel size - so smaller in diameter than the Sentinel Deluxe fountain pen we have.  This was an early ballpoint, not retractable,  with a refill that screwed into the section and of course a  cap like the fountain pens.  No white dots, Sheaffer instead put a raised dot on the clip, where the white dot would have gone.  We've installed one of Sheaffer's widgets and a refill and spring - in this case a ballpoint refill made for Sheaffer pens by Monteverde.  I like them better, and its what I have....  I don't use ballpoints! Nice original frosting on the cap, no dings or dents.   Great pen, and a fine example of an uncommon pen.

Pen #2878   Sheaffer Balance   $97
2878
Overall Gradeextra fine
Metal: extra fine
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  plunger
Point:  extra fine
Imprintexcellent
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTSThe numbers on Sheaffer pens really aren't model numbers.  Rather, they were the "price" tag for the pen. i.e.  350 pens sold for $3.50.  This one has the 350 number, and is about the same size as the Jr pens, it's smaller than the standard size Balance, but is still comfortable in the hand when posted - and this one does post.  The trim is better than you usually see on these pens. The cap band is a little  hazy; the clip is bright and shiny.  No brassing, no tooth marks on the pen, no cracks.  The nib is a gold  #3.  The original black celluloid covered rod has been replaced with a stainless rod.

Recommended:  1/8 ounce jar of silicone grease to lubricate the plunger rod.  This is the stuff I use  in the shop made by Dow-Corning.  A little bit on the plunger rod keeps it moving freely.  Can also be used to lubricate piston fillers.

Pen #2899   Sheaffer "Vintage" No Nonsense     $67
2899
Overall Grade excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: plastic
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:
Filler: cartridge/converter
       no converter, 1 cartridge inckuded
Point:  Fine gold plated Imprint:
   
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSThis is an upscale Sheaffer No Nonsense.  The pens came with factory applied gold plated trim, a gold plated disc in the top of the cap, and a gold plated nib.  These will take any of the standard Sheaffer converters and cartridges.  Both the plastic threaad Connaisseur, and Balance II nib units will fit into this pen. 

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 #2880   Koh i noor Rapidograph   $87
2880
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  piston
Point:  XX fine
Imprint
Size:  5.2"
COMMENTSThis is an earlier version of the Rapidograph pens.  The clip goes above the band at the top.  The material is, I believe, celluloid.  It has the plastic piston seal.  A couple of things to note - not originally a demonstrator, but the black on the outside of the pen was worn, and polished off easily.  The pen was made in Germany.  The nib unit is US made replacement because the original was damaged.. Some brassing to the edge of the clip and a bit to the cap band.  The plating on the bands on these pens was never very heavy.  I like the design of these earlier pens because of the clip. I think that they were intended to be used as a fountain pen, and less as a technical drawing pen.  You'll get a very fine, crisp line from the nib. Though you can use technical drawing ink, I would recommend using Pelikan Fount India, which really is not an India ink but is a very black ink made for fountain pens, or Aurora black.

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. 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 #2887   Eversharp Skyline pen     $77
8887
Overall Grade fine
Metal: excellent
Material: plastic
         chrome plated cap
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler: cartridge/converter
            converter included
Point:  marked fine 14K
Imprint:
Size:  5"
COMMENTS: This Eversharp is one of the modern Skyline pens, made some time between 2000 and 2010, before Syd Saperstein bought the brand.  Its contemporary with the yellow "Taxi" Skyline.  A comfortable pen to use with a very smooth fine nib. A cartridge/converter system holds the ink.  You unscrew the back end of the barrel to uncover the converter knob or insert a cartridge.  The cap is in perfect condition.  THE flaw is that there is a repaired crack from the edge of the barrel opening that the blind cap screws into, down the barrel.  This has been solvent welded, but while a solid repair, it is not invisible - hence the price.  The pen is guaranteed not to be DOA, but is sold as is.

Pen #2856    Cross Century set    SOLD
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 #2837 Parker 75 Flighter Deluxe pencil   $47
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.   

Pen #2845    Caran d'Ache Ecridore Pen and Pencil - chevron pattern     SOLD
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 into 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.

Brobdingnagian Pin Vise  V3.0    $28
BPV
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.

 V 3.0 has a chuck designed for hand tightening made by Jacobs. The jaws of the chuck are recessed on this one, so they may not work on buffing jewels and such.  Overall length is 8"  The handle is about  5 3/4" long and  7/8"" 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!

 
The price of chucks has gone up quite a bit since the last batch was made.  Either this will be the last batch, or the price will go up a fair bit.     I expect these to go quickly - three sold before I could get the picture up.  Grab while you can!

9 pin vises available 

*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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