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Pen #2947     Sheaffer Military Clip Balance     SOLD

2947

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent
Material:  Celluloid

Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  Plunger filler

Point: extra fine
Imprint:  excellent
Size: 5.1"

COMMENTS: This is a military clip Balance. The idea being that the pen could be carried in the shirt pocket with the flap closed to comply with regulations. But  I have picture of a couple of Jimmy Doolittle's crew that made it back from the raid on Japan, looking at a globe - and one of them has a Sheaffer Balance sticking out of their shirt pocket with the pen displacing the cap.  So much for regulations.  Legend not withstanding, Sheaffer didn't just flip the clip over the cap to mount it, but rather made a different clip for the pen. THIS pen is in nice condition, with very nice transparency.  There is some staining towards the back end of the barrel (you can see it in the picture) that I have not been able to remove.  The nib was replaced with a later non-Lifetime two tone nib somewhere along the way.  No brassing, the clip holds tight in your pocket.  Fully restored with our high grade rubber materials for both the packing unit 0-ring and head gasket.

Pen #2952   Sheaffer Craftsman      $87
Craftsman
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler: Touchdown
Point:  medium  XF available
Imprint: excellent
Size:  5.0"
COMMENTSSheaffer was known for using the same name for very different pen models.  The Craftsman name first appeared in the 40s, and continued for a couple of decades.  This pen was introduced around 1955 for folks who wanted a quality pen, but couldn't afford pens like the TM models or snorkels.  The Cadet used the same barrel (caps are interchangeable), but the Craftsman got the metal cap with the wide bands engraved in the metal.  The nib is a steel "dip tip"  nib.  There is a hole in the tip of the feed to draw ink into the pen without having to immerse the entire nib in the ink.  The one in the pen is a medium.  The nibs on these pens unscrew like an Esterbrook or Pelikan nib.  Should you want a finer nib I have an extra fine that I can swap into the pen if you want it, or you can buy the XF nib assembly for $20.  The XF nib is mint.  I don't think that the pen is mint, but pretty darn close!  The inside of the cap is a clean as a whistle  I didn't n eed to clean it out at all.   Restored with a new 0-ring, sac, and tested.  Nice writing little pen.

Pen #2849    Gregg Shorthand pen      $147
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 #2949   Vac fill Demi Parker 51    SOLD
2948
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: Lucite
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:  none
Filler: Vacumatic
 Point:   extra fine
Imprint: excellent   
     1st quarter 1948
Size:  4.5"
COMMENTSParker started to move away from the blue diamond clip to the feather clip, heading for a redesign of the 51 and the aerometric filler.  The generally accepted date is 1948, but I have a full size 1947 pen and pencil set with a date code of first quarter 1947, both with this cap and clip.  This pen is dated first quarter 1948.  These demi-51 pens share the same diameter, hood, clutch ring and all that as their full size larger siblings, but barrel is shorter, and the cap a smidge shorter too.  The later aerometric demi size pens on this site are both shorter and smaller in diameter.  This is a very clean pen.  No flaws, a good imprint, clean pump, clean trim, original jewel.  I have refrosted the cap.  The nib is a nice, smooth extra fine. Fully restored.

Pen #2931   Orange Pilot VP LE  1861/2007    $557
2931
2931
Overall Grade:   excellent
Metal: excellent
Material:  lacquer finish
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:  cartridge/converter
 Point:   fine
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.6"
COMMENTSMade in 2007, the LE is a vibrant metalic orange.  These are quite rare, and sought after.  The pen is in excellent condition - the only flaw is  a small flea bite on the back side below the band.  The box and outer box are in excellent condition.  Papers, converter, cartridge and cartridge cover are included.  The price is firm.

Pen #2943  forest green  Demi Parker 51     $137
2943
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: Lucite
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   aerometric
 Point:  extra fine
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSThe forest green 51 pens are popular, and people grab them when they pop up.  I've had and sold the ones in my collection 3 times.  The one I have now is not going anywhere soon.  But you can have this one!    This is a very clean demi size pen.  You might think, "Demi.  Small.  Uncomfortable."  Not so!  When posted the length is good, and the diameter isn't too small, but a comfortable size.  I carried it for a while, and like the nib.  Restored with a new sac, cleaned, polished....  The frosting in the cap is very good, and original, and the jewel is original too.   I have a matching pencil.  Initials in the barrel, (pencil, not the pen!)  but it works.   It could be yours for $25 more along with the pen.  Let me know if you're interested.

Pen #2951    Parker 75 ballpoint         SOLD
2951
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: lacquered brass
Nib condition
Flaws:
Filler:   ballpoint
 Point:  it's a ballpoint
Imprint:
   
Size:  5"
COMMENTS:   French made Parker 71 ballpoint.  Don't ask me for a precise date - some time in the 90s.  I had the matching fountain pen round then and sold it to a colleague at work.   Dished top, cap action.  There is one small mark on the back side where the cap edge rubbed against the barrel otherwise no scratches or marks on the pen.  I don't think it's seen much use. Working refill wont be DOA, but no guarantee on how long it will last.  I'm throwing in one of the Parker pencil cartridges.  To use it just pull out the BP refill and put the pencil unit in its place.  I think the lead is about 0.7mm.  You'll find it stowed under the pad.  In the box, no papers.

Pen #2944   Parker 21 Deluxe         $77
2944
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  aerometric
 Point:   extra fine
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   Anyone who knows me knows that in general, I am not a fan of the Parker 21.  There have been a few exceptions over the years though, and this is one of them.  This is the "Deluxe" version of the 21 - lined cap, gold plated clip.  It is original, and correct for a pen with the "fat feed" which is a characteristic of the earlier 21 pens.    This has an extra fine nib.   I did my usual nib work, and it is quite nice writing, laying down a smooth, clean line.  The pen is restored with a PVC sac.  The only flaw is that the very tip of the hood is turned down a bit.  A good every day carry for someone who likes a clean extra fine line.

Pen #2938   Sheaffer slender flat top    $157
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 plated to match color. 

Pen #2941  burgundy  Demi Parker 51     $127
2941
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: Lucite
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   aerometric
 Point:  extra fine
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSThe demi 51 is the smaller of the two aerometric 51s.  The original, vacumatic demi 51 was the same diameter as the full size pen.  Parker made the demi 51 both a bit shorter, and smaller in girth.  This pen has been restored with a new PVC sac,  the cap refrosted with a scratch buff finish  The name in the barrel is deep - not one that I wanted to try to remove.  A nice clean pen with a nice extra fine nib. Original jewel

Pen #2942  cocoa   Demi Parker 51     SOLD
2942
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: Lucite
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   aerometric
 Point:  fine
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSThe demi 51 is the smaller of the two aerometric 51s.  The original, vacumatic demi 51 was the same diameter as the full size pen.  Parker made the demi 51 both a bit shorter, and smaller in girth.  This pen has been restored with a new PVC sac,  the cap refrosted with a scratch buff finish.  Original jewel.

Pen #2936  Sheaffer Connaisseur ballpoint     $47
2930
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: plastic
Nib conditionnib?  What nib?
Flaws:  none
Filler:   ballpoint
 Point:   ballpoint
Imprint:
   
Size:  5.4
COMMENTSA 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. 

Pen #2950   Chilton   $87
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 buy 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 #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 #2893   Sheaffer Sentinel Stratowriter   $67
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 #2934    Rotring 600 OLD STYLE ballpoint     $37
2934
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: lacquered brass
Nib condition
Flaws:  none
Filler: 
 Point:   it's a ballpoint
Imprint:
   
Size: 5.6"
COMMENTSThe Rotring 600 is in my mind, the ultimate "geek" pen, hefty, well made, knurled grip so it never slides....a really solid pen that can also be used as a self defense weapon.  Maybe not that extreme, but I can' see how you can break one.  I don't use ballpoints though, so out it goes...

Pen #2940    Sheaffer pen/pencil set    $27
2940
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: matte lacquer over brass
Nib condition
Flaws:  none
Filler:  BP
 Point:  ballpoint
              0.5mm pencil
Imprint:
   
Size
COMMENTSI think that this is a slim Fashion pen set.  Similar design, but no clip, and in the carry case.  The pencil is a 0.5mm push button mechanism.  The BP is a twist mechanism,  I've checked the BP barrel carefully -  the little white dot on the BP barrel isn't there.  I think that's a bit of dust.  Lots of dust of all colors in the shop.... or talc.  New Monteverde BP refill made for Sheaffer pens.  I like it better than Sheaffer's.




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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