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Pen #3003   Mint Sheaffer Tuckaway    $177
3003
Overall Grade:  mint
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   plunger
 Point: fine
Imprint:    crisp
Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:   ....True mint.  This is a 1946 or so production of the Tuckaway, made before Sheaffer started using the filler units with the section attached that unscrews from the barrel.  The pen has never been filled, the inside of the cap is clean as a whistle, the nib has never seen ink.  I've replaced the packing unit and head gasket seals so that you can use the pen if you want to.  Water tested only so you need to tell us if you want us to fill the pen with ink and test when you order the pen.

Pen #2849    Gregg Shorthand pen      $157   
Gregg
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  replated
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: 
Filler: lever
Point: fine 14K stamped GREGG
Imprint: none - see comments
Size:  5.0"
COMMENTSThis is an interesting little pen, and perhaps rare.  I've only handled one.  It's on the slender side, but not skinny.  When posted, the pen is nicely balanced.   I think that the pen was made by Sheaffer because the unmarked clip  screams "WASP" (Walter A Sheaffer Pen - a Sheaffer sub brand), and the lever and J bar are of the  Sheaffer design.  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, with the cap top and  nib serving as the branding for the pen.   The 14K nib is a nice writing fine.  The trim has been replated with a base layer of nickel and top layer of gold.  Fully restored

Pen #3017   1st Year Parker Challenger   $137
3017
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: Celluloid
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws: brassed clip ball
Filler:  button
 Point:  extra fine
Imprint:    crisp
Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS: This is a first year Parker Challenger, introduced in 1934.  The celluloid was used in the streamlined Duofold pens, both Sr and Jr, but for these pens Parker simplified the name to "burgundy" or "green" VS "marbled etc."  The section is the same size as the Duofold Jr, but the pen itself is a bit longer.  The first year pens had more of the Duofold style inner cap and a similar clip stamped Parker.  Later pens have a Vacumatic style washer and jewel.  The nib in the pen comes from a 40s Duofold Jr, and is a very nice writing XF V nib that lays down a clean 0.3mm line.. If you like smooth writing, very fine nibs, this could be for you. 

Pen #3020   Custom Big Red Fountain Pen   $97
3020
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal: excellent
Material: plastic
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:none
Filler:  cartridge/converter
             converter included
 Point:  gold plated M
Imprint:   
Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS: Parker played around with making the Big Red as a fountain pens.  I've seen some with 45 nibs installed, and I have one with a 75 nib.  Cool pens, but they never looked quite right compared to an open nib.  From time to time I've done it myself by modifying the section to take a nib Jowo nib  unit, and then enlarging the ID of the barrel just few thousandths so that a standard  International converter fits.  This pen has a medum Jowo gold plated nib installed. You could pull the nib and feed and install one of their #6 gold nibs in too.  The nib can be ground to a cursive italic for an additional $25.

Pen #3021 Aerometric demi 51   $137
3021
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material:   Lucite
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:     Aerometric
 Point:  fine
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTAs has been noted elsewhere, the change over to aerometric 51s not only included a change of filling system, but also size, both length and diameter, to create the Demi 51.  People with smaller hands seem to like the size of the pen a bit better than the standard 51.  This one is in excellent condition.  Restored with a new PVC sac, and the Lustraloy cap refrosted to replicate the etched frosting of the original finishOriginal jewel too.

Pen #2989     Sheaffer  Prelude "Snow" pen    $117
2989
2989
2989
Overall Grade:   mint
Metal: excellent
Material:  plated/lacquered brass
Nib condition:  excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   cartridge/converter
              piston converter included

 Point:  medium
Imprint:
   
Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS  Part of the Sheaffer Holidays Original "series"of pens.  I put that in quotes because I've found images of precisely 3 - a transparent red No Nonsense, a red Imperial with a gold cap, and this Prelude.  But hey, the Royal Salengor line didn't go past the "Bamboo" pen.  This pen is mint, in the original box and outer box with a piston converter and cartridges (under the tray inside).   The pen has a deep red marbled lacquer cap, and a gold plated barrel with snow flakes engraved on it.  The nib is chalk marked M, and its size matches the loose medium Prelude nibs that I have.  The outer box label says F, but that obviously is incorrect.  I have the some NOS fine two tone nibs if you want to have a fine nib installed in place of the medium.  I also have some loose left oblique gold plated nibs, and can swap one in for an additional  $20.

Pen #3005  Mint Stickered Parker 21 set      $97
3005
mintOverall Grade:  mint
Metal: excellent
Material:plastic
Nib condition: mint
Flaws:  none
Filler:  aerometric
 Point: extra fine
Imprint:   
Size: base is 4 1/4"  X  3 1/4"
COMMENTS:   Mint, stickered Parker 21 set.  I've water tested the pen, and there was no sign of ink in the water.  The sticker is a little loose as you can see in the picture.  The box is in excellent condition - no tape holding things together.  All of the internal cardboard is there, along with the cellophane wrapper, cardboard tube to protect the nib, and the original sales slip which you can see here....  It evidently was a last minute Christmas gift as the hand written receipt is dated 12/23 - no year though.   If you want me to fill the pen and test the pen before we send it out, please let me know when you order the pen.

Pen #3018  Sheaffer Desk set   $167
3018
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: see comments
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  plunger
Point:  extra fine
Imprintcrisp
Sizebase - 3 1/4" X 6 1/4"
COMMENTSThis is a Sheaffer Triumph desk set from the mid 1940s.  Though it doesn't show in the picture because of the lighting,  pen has excellent transparency in the barrel.  The scrolls on either side of the base are tarnished, but I decided to leave them as they are.  The sticker is on the bottom of the base.  The pen has been restored with our high grade, long life rubber material.  You can see a picture of the pen mounted in it's socket here.

Pen #3019   Sheaffer snorkel desk set   $187
3019b
3019
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal: excellent
Material:  gold plated
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  snorkel
Point:  extra fine
Imprint
Size:   base - 3 1/2" X 7"
COMMENTS: You see a lot of snorkel desk pens.  You don't see many gold plated/filled desk pens.  Note that this is not a masterpiece set.  There are no hallmarks anywhere on the barrel which there would be if it were a gold set.  Nice writing extra fine nib.  The plate/pen rest is polished brass.   There is a small flaw on the black plastic of the trumpet that has been filled with a black epoxy.  The pen is fully restored.

Pen #2999   Sheaffer Admiral      $97
2999
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: Forticel
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:      Touchdown
 Point:  fine
Imprint:   excellent
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   ...one Admiral set sail today on its way to its new owner, and another one pops up.   We'll  just go with the narrative for the one that just sold since they're nearly identical pens.

 
I've said it before, but Sheaffer wasn't especially creative with their names.  The name "Admiral" like Craftsman, was used for a number of different pens, all quite different.  This one with it's TM touchdown filling system dates from the late 40s into the early 50s. The Admiral started off as a lever filler, then plunger filler, ending  up in 1950-51 with the Touchdown system, the internal parts the same as the TM Touchdown pens and the Touchdown Imperial line. What separates it from the Craftsman is the #5 Feathertouch nib.  A little fatter than the TM pens, it's comfortable to hold, and the Feathertouch nibs were good nibs too.  They didn't have the Lifetime warranty, but they compete in the way that they write!  Freshly restored.  

Pen #2877   Kohinoor Rapidograph   $67
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 #3023   Esterbrook J and pencil   $87
3023
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material:   Cellulose Acetate?
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   lever
 Point:  9556  "fine Writing"
Imprint:    extra fine  
Size:  5"
COMMENTS:   A red Esterbrook J was my first Esterbrook back in high school.  I have no idea what happened to the pen.  It is a better pen than the No Nonsense I bought on my way to college to start my freshman year.  The Dubonet red of the pen is a rich red, the pencil a little lighter.  The nib is a very nice writing Extra fine that lays down a line around 0.3mm. Fully restored and ready for you to use.  The pencil  uses standard 0.046" lead, or about 1.1mm  A good supply of lead in the chamber and a good eraser.  

Pen #3009      Copper SJ Esterbrook    $57
2994
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material:  Esterbrook's stuff....
           I forget what it's called.
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   lever
 Point:  2668 - "general writing"
Imprint:       crisp
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   The SJ is the thinner and slightly shorter version of the Esterbrook pens.  Made from the 40s into the 60s (I bought my first one in 1972 or so) they're a well made, durable pen.  The trim is stainless steel, not plated brass so no plating to wear. While Wahl Eversharp started the interchangeable nib thing, Esterbrook kept it going, offering a wider range of nibs from the economical 1000 series nibs to the 9000 series "Durachrome" nib.  The 2668 is described by  Esterbrook  as "General writing", and is more or less a fine nib.  Smoothed, it's nice writingThe pen is in excellent condition, nof flaws, crisp imprint and great color.

Pen #3010   Esterbrook J    $77
3010
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material:   Cellulose Acetate?
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   lever
 Point:  9450  "posting"
Imprint:    extra fine  
Size:  5"
COMMENTS:    Esterbrook didn't make a lot of fancy pens, or BIG pens, but they made an awful lot of really good, durable, reliable and comfortable to use pens.  Their signs said, "The right point for the way you write," so offered a range of  quality nibs with a wide range of line widths, stiffness, and grades at a reasonable price.  Even in the early 70s you could get a good Esterbrook with a 9000 series nib for about ten bucks.  I had a red one .  This one is the lighter shade of green, the not gray.  The nib in the pen is a 9450, about the finest nib on the chart, made for posting  bookkeeping ledger entries.  Great for very fine sketching,   writing with a very fine, precise line.    Restored and ready for you to ink and use when it arrives.

Pen #3008   Pygmy Balance    $137
3008
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   lever
 Point: fine
Imprintexcellent      
Size:  4.1"
COMMENTS I don't know if that's what they're really called, but it works....    Robyn says that the pen is "really cute."  Can pens be cute?  My cat is cute, and plays fetch with paper balls, which is cute.  I've never seen a pen play fetch.  I rarely use the words rare, but if it isn't rare (VS cute) it at least  fall is into the "rather uncommon" category.  If the proportions look like they're off, they are, though correct.  This is the same diameter as a slender Balance, but about 3/4" shorter than a Jr pen, The clip indicates an early pen - about 1929.  White dot, Lifetime nib, it's like the "Tuckaway"  or maybe "Sport" of the Balance line.  The cap does post, not too short for writing,   Clean trim, no brassing, no tooth marks.   Fully restored

Pen #3014   Parker Challenger    $147
3014
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:   button
 Point: fine
Imprint:    worn but readable
Size:  5"
COMMENTS:   Made in the first quarter of 1940 the Challenger was a middle line of pens, sharing components with the Duofold Jr pens, but a better quality than the Parkettes.  This was in the middle of the production time line - so it's design predated the Royal Challenge, but the clip design is more like the Vacumatic with the jewel on top. The imprint is a bit worn, but readable.  There is some wear to the plating on the clip as is typical with the nickel trim pens, but no brassing.  The cap bands have been replated with nickel. The window in the section shows ink level, the breather tube inside did absolutely nothing.  It just made you think that it took in a little more ink because it was there - but there wasn't a hole going from the middle of the feed up to the ink channel as there was on the Vacumatic pens.  Just marketing....   Restored, as are all of our pens! 

Pen #3006   Demi  Parker 51  pen and pencil  $157
3004
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material:  Lucite
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  flaking on sac guard
Filler:  aerometric
 Point:  fine
Imprint:  extra fine
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:    When Parker introduced the aerometric 51, they also came out with a new Demi version.  The original Vacumatic version was the same diameter as the standard 51, but shorter.  The new ones are thinner as well.   The pen and pencil strictly speaking are not a set - the pen has a 4th quarter 1948 date code, the pencil which is a shorter version to go with the demi pen has a 3rd quarter 1952 date code.  The pen has an early "press 6 times" sac guard which has some flaking to the plating on the sac guard. Excellent frosting on the pen and pencil.  Restored with a new PVC sac.

Pen #3007  Aerometric demi 51   $137
3007
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material:   Lucite
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:     Aerometric
 Point:  xf
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTAn aerometric Parker 51 in gray.  Extra fine nib, fully restored.  Later production so no date code and a hoop end sac guard/filler.  Nice frosting on the cap over all with a few scuff marks in the frosting on one side (you can sort of see it in the picture above).  

Pen #3011   Jr Size Sheaffer Balance   $127
3011
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  see comments
Filler:  lever
 Point: extra fine  3-25
Imprint:    excellent
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   We had a longer version of this pen earlier this year.  One of the rarer colors of the Sheaffer line back in the 30's.  The cap is correct with red lines through the plastic.  The setting of the pen just shows the area where the red lines don't go through the gray marble.  The nib for this non -Lifetime version is the correct 3-25 (#3 size, 25 year warranty) gold nib. Excellent imprint, clean lever and cap band.  There is some minor wear to the clip.  Restored

Pen #2994    Kaweco Elite    $127
2994
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material:  plastic
      plastic lined metal cap
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   cartridge/converter
              converter included
 Point: fine
Imprint:      
Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:    Kaweco is perhaps best knows for its Sport line of pens - the short pens that you can carry in your pocket that turns into more of a standard length pen when posted.  I carry one of the brass Sports in my pocket all the time, along with my change and pocket knife.  I might forget to put a pen in my shirt pocket, but the Sport is on "auto load."  Kaweco makes solid pens.  I have a Dia 2 that's been loaded since it was given to me as a gift.  The Supra is the Lilliput on growth hormones.  Same design, but bigger.  Do you get the feeling that I like Kawecos?    The Elite is about 5 1/2 inches long.  Cap diameter is about 0.55", so a bit more than half an inch.  The faceted barrel is quite solid with a brass liner for weight.  The nib is a fine 250 (#6) nib made by Bock.  The cap arrived with a bright chrome finish, but has received a custom frosting that instead of a matte finish yields a soft cratered texture.  It's quite attractive.  The brand name on he back of the cap is clear and readable.    Nice  pen.

Pen #2938   Sheaffer slender flat top    $137
2938
Overall Gradeextra fine
Metal: excellent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent
Flaws:  replated band
Filler:  lever
 Point:  fine
Imprint: extra fine
   
Size:  5.2"
COMMENTSThis is one of the "odds and ends" items.  I've had it in the shop for a while, restored, but have no idea where I got it. Longer than a Jr size Sheaffer, thinner than a Sr flat top, but about the same length.  Lifetime nib, white dot in the top of the cap.  Humped flat ball clip.  No cracks, no chips or tooth marks.  The clip was replated and then the cap band plated to match color. 

Pen #2836  Parker 75 Flighter pencil   $47
2836
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: stainless
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:  none
Filler: twist mechanism
 Point:   36 thousandths/0.9mm
Imprint:
Size:  5"
COMMENTSThis has been lurking in the pen trays for quite a while.  The pencil goes with a  75 Flighter.  Stainless steel, with a thin gold plated band cut into the barrel.  Twist mechanism, working of course.  The pencil uses "thin lead" which is  0.036"/0.9mm lead which is commonly available

Pen #2950   Chilton   $57
2950
Overall Grade: Near mint
Metal:  chrome plated
Material: acrylic
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler: cartridge/converter
            converter included
Point: medium
Imprint
Size: 5.3"
COMMENTSI picked this up at the Philly show ages ago.  This is one of the modern "Chiltons" made by the guy who liked to buy the classic brand names and then sell a bunch of pens made in China under the classic brand name... and then fold a couple of  years later.  It's been sitting in a pen bag in a corner on my bench, and I finally filled it a month or so ago to test it.  It's actually a nice pen, fairly large with some heft to it.  Acrylic cap and barrel with heavy plating on the trim, the black parts may be lacquered metal. The nib is marked Iridium Point Germany, though I suspect it never got to that side of the planet.  Very nice, smooth writing nib, laying down a good line.

Pen #2962   Stainless Sheaffer slender Fashion pen   $47
2562
Overall Grade:  mint
Metal: excellent
Material: stainless
Nib condition: mint
Flaws:  none
Filler:   cartridge/converter
             converter included
 Point:  medium
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS I remember seeing these in a store in the mid 80s.  Nice pens, more of a student grade pen.  Stainless nib, brushed stainless cap band barrel.  The nib units are marked medium.  Like the slim Targa, these take the slim converters and cartridges, which Sheaffer discontinued decades ago.  We're including a Monteverde syringe style mini converter which Sheaffer was selling as a replacement for the slim converter.  Though they work, we recommend looking into the Kaweco syringe style mini converter used in the Kaweco sport. We think that with the metal band around the nipple they'll be more reliable in the long run.  You may be able to use a standard International cartridge in the pen....   Warranty on the pens, not the converter.

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Pen #2963  Sheaffer Prelude Ballpoint    $37
2963
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: brushed stainless or
                lacquer over brass
Nib conditionnib?  What nib?
Flaws:  none
Filler:   ballpoint
 Point:   ballpoint
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.
COMMENTS: Twist action ballpoints.  The Preludes are a nice, chunky pen, but not too fat to be comfortable in the hand.  The refill is one of the Monteverde ballpoint refills made to fit Sheaffer pens.  It works, and is I think a bit better than Sheaffer's were.    Black pen - sold


Pen #2936  Sheaffer Connaisseur ballpoint     $77
2936
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: plastic
Nib conditionnib?  What nib?
Flaws:  none
Filler:   ballpoint
 Point:   ballpoint
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.4
COMMENTS:  A good size ballpoint - twist action.  The refill is one of the Monteverde ballpoint refills made to fit Sheaffer pens.  It works, and is I think a bit better than Sheaffer's were. 





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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