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Pen #2757     Aerometric Parker 51    $147
Pen 2757
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  chrome Material: Lucite
Nib condition: excellent Flaws:  initials on barrel
Filler:  aerometric
Point:  medium
Imprint:
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:  A nice clean Parker 51.  The pen is of course, restored.   The cap has been refrosted with a very fine abrasive blasting technique that approximates the original etched surface.  Original jewel.  Note that the nib is a medium. 

Pen #2758  Vacumatic Parker 51   $147
pen 2758
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   see notes
Filler:   vacumatic
Point:   fine
Imprint: worn Size:   5.1
COMMENTS: Vacumatic Parker 51.  The cap is sterling silver.   The cap is in decent shape.  Not perfect and there are some flea bites, but no significant dings.  Reproduction jewel.  The pen is of course restored and ready to write.

Pen #2715     Parker Duofold Ballpoint and Pencil Set      $357

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 #2705      Parker Depression pen     $137

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: button filler
Point:extra fine
Imprint: worn but readable Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:   The Depression era pens were a bit down the scale from the  streamlined Duofold Jr, though they shared the same section  feed etc.  Very attractive pens with the stepped cap top and blind cap.   The clip and trim on the cap have been replated with a base layer of nickel and then 24K with cobalt, which is about as tough as Parker's original plating.   No tooth marks or cracks.  Nice color to the celluloid.  The nib is a smooth extra fine.   Freshly restored.

Pen #2753    Sheaffer Balance    $127
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 #2750   MINT Sheaffer Statesman Snorkel     $157

Overall Grade: mint
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none Filler: snorkel
Point:  fine  palladium silver
Imprint: crisp Size:   5.6"
COMMENTS  Its a snorkel.  It's a mint chalkmarked snorkel.  The nib has never met ink.  Restored with an original style point holder gasket, OEM Sheaffer 0-ring (gray synthetic rubber),  and a PVC sac.  Water tested only, so if you want me to ink it and write with it before we send it to you, you'll need to tell me when you order it and pay.  

Pen #2619   Medium nib Sheaffer Admiral - stickered medium  NOS   $127

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  snorkel
Point: medium palladium silver
Imprint:   Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:  It isn't often that you find a stickered, NOS snorkel.  There is no evidence that the nib has ever seen ink, and the snorkel tube is clean.  The internal parts are as clean as a whistle.  The rubber seals have been replaced with and OEM Sheaffer 0-ring, and original Sheaffer style point holder gasket.  The only thing not with the original seal is the sac, which is PVC.  If you want a latex sac, I'll  put one in,  but you're better off with a PVC sac if you might use the pen.  Water tested only.  I have not buffed the pen, but only cleaned it up a bit with my pen polish.  

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 #2746   Carmine short slender Sheaffer Balance set  $157

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 #2755      Black  Sheaffer Tuckaway   $147
2755
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal: extra fine Material:   Celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:    none Filler:  plunger filler
Point: Fine
Imprint:   crisp
Size:   4.6""
COMMENTS  This is a Sheaffer Tuckaway from around 1946, before Sheaffer started to use the "cartridge" type of filler, i.e. the ink is held directly in the barrel instead of in a filler insert.  This allowed them to put an ink window in the barrel.  Note the decent transparency.  Not water clear, but good with that hint of green color in the celluloid.  The nib is a nice, smooth writing fine.  Fully restored using our high grade synthetic rubber material.

Pen #2733   mint stickered Sheaffer Snorkel desk set   $127

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler:  snorkel
Point: fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:  This is a medium size base snorkel desk set.  Not white dot - Sheaffer was a bit snooty about that, and only the Triumph nib pens were getting the white dot.  Truly mint.  No sign of any ink on the feed or in the snorkel tube.  The original sac is still in the pen.  I've replaced the point holder gasket and 0-ring with OEM parts.  If you intend to use the pen, I can put a PVC sac in it for you if ask when you order the pen,  The only flaw is a  small chip right at the corner on the right side - you can see as a little white mark it in the picture.  Original felt, no sticker on the bottom,

Pen #2699    Parker Vacumatic Jr.     $147

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 #2756   Slim Sheaffer Military Clip Balance    $97
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 #2678        Esterbrook SJ     $47 

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 #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.

Pen #2663  Sheaffer  Vintage   $57

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              one cartridge will be included
             with the pen.  Converter available
Point: gold plated medium
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   The Vintage is an upscale version of the No Nonsense..  Gold plated trim, gold plated nib,, with a gold disc in the top of the cap.  They're nice pens - and you can put a Balance or Connaisseur nib in the pen.  I like them,  and have a couple stashed away.

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.



 

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