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Pen #3034 Sheaffer Sentinel snorkel    $127
3034
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: Forticel
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler: snorkel
 Point: medium  palladium silver
Imprint:  excellent 
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS: The Sheaffer snorkel pens completed the evolution from the Triumph nib pens of 1941, with lever or plunger filler systems, through the change to Forticel pens, pneumatic fillers of the Touchdown pens, ending with the snorkels.  It was a complicated system, but extremely popular.  The number of snorkels found in the wild 70 years later tells you how popular they were - and are.  The idea was to find a way to avoid dipping the nib in the ink to fill the pen, and having to wipe it off.  Turn the knob on the back end to extend the snorkel tube, pull the touchdown tube back, insert the snorkel in the ink, push the tube home, retract the snorkel tube and you're done.  Sheaffer made several different variations from the Sentinel with the palladium silver nib, all the way up to the 14K Masterpiece.  This pen has been completely restored with all new rubber parts, cleaned and tested.  The imprint is excellent, a tight clip (no wiggle) no brassing and a nice writing M4 nib i.e. medium palladium silver.

Pen #3008   Pygmy Balance    $127
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 it fall 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 posts nicely, so not too short for writing,   Clean trim, no brassing, no tooth marks.   Fully restored

Pen #3027  Rhodium plated Pilot VP    $277
3027
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: rhodium plated
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:   Cartridge/converter
            Converter included

 Point: medium
Imprint:    
Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:   I generally don't use the word "rare", but this pen certainly comes close.  This is one of the earlier Pilot VP pens, made in 1999.  Most of the  VP pens had rhodium plated trim and a lacquer barrel.  This is all rhodium.  The finish is a custom bead blasted finish that has a little more texture to it than the original issue.  It is a glorious pen - the picture doesn't do it justice!  The pens were issued with a gold nib, not gold with rhodium plating as found in the later pens.  It  has the original medium nib with the CON-50  converter, and comes with the original box, outer box, converter, cartridge cover, cartridge, paperwork and hang tag.

Pen #3035  Sheaffer Jr Size Lifetime  Balance   $137
3035
Overall GradeExcellent
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:  plunger
 Point:    extra  fine
Imprint:    crisp
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTSAn extremely clean little pen.  The size of a Jr Balance, but lifetime, so a Lifetime nib.  Note the bright clear barrel.  Crisp imprint, good mask on the nib, smooth extra fine. No cracks, no tooth marks.  The cap posts nicely, so even though it is a small pen, posted it is a nice length for writing. 

Pen #3025  Red Streamlined Duofold Sr set    $397
3025
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws:  none
Filler:    button
 Point: fine
Imprint: extra fine   
Size:  54.7"
COMMENTSThe Parker Big Red, the pen released by Parker in the early 70s was a copy of this design, even though the ads showed the flat top pens. The red streamlined pens are harder to find than other colors.   The imprint has some wear to it in the middle, but is quite readable.  The nib has the correct 10 feather Vac style nib.   The clips on these tend to break because the ring on the clip is relatively thin, so the pen has a reproduction clip.  The pencil is working, and uses 0.047" leads.  NO eraser - I can't find any that will fit.  Restored of course!

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 from 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 part where the red lines don't run through the gray marble, but it matches the barrel.  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 #2849    Gregg Shorthand pen      $97    
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 #3014   Parker Challenger    $137
3014
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib condition: excellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:   button
 Point: fine gold nib
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 that you see on the inside on these pens 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 #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 #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 write to place the order.

Pen #2877   Kohinoor Rapidograph   $57
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 #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, no flaws, crisp imprint and great color.


Pen #3006   Demi  Parker 51  pen and pencil  $147
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   $127
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 #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   $37
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 #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 than 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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