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Vintage Pens: 0261 Parker Liquid Lead Pencil
Filling Mechanism: Liquid Lead
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $15.00
Vintage Pens: 0261: Parker: Liquid Lead Pencil
Parker delivered the most unique innovation to the pencil in the several thousand years since its invention: liquid lead. It wrote and acted similarly to a ballpoint pen. Sadly, it never quite caught on. However, those that remain are collector's items. While we almost never sell advertising pens and pencils, this unique gem seemed a good exception. Be sure to see the second image with the "Kelvinator" logo. 13.5cm.

Pre-Owned Pens: 0268 Joesph Lipic Classic Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Piston Filler
Era: 1980-present
Price: $149.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 0268: Joesph Lipic: Classic Fountain Pen
The Joseph Lipic Pen Company is a fascinating story. Based in St. Louis, it was founded in 1863. It claims on its box and papers to be the world's oldest pen company, but the folks at Pelikan might disagree, having been founded in 1838. Nevertheless, Joseph Lipic seems to be a family-owned business that is still in operation today. While they seem to have given up on fountain pens, they now make advertising pens and other promotional items. This particular pen is seemingly new and never used. It uses a Pelikan-style piston filler that operates as smoothly as if it were made yesterday. The medium nib reads "Senator/Iridium/Germany/M". Either the model name is "Senator" or "Classic Fountain Pen," as seen on the instructions. It comes with a very good-condition box (scuff on top side), filling instructions and a scroll with the warranty information. We are not certain of this pen's age, but the papers it comes with have what appear to be dates of "8/83" and "9/83." 12.6cm capped.

Pre-Owned Pens: 0259 Sheaffer Prelude
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present
Price: $99.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 0259: Sheaffer: Prelude
The Sheaffer Prelude is a perennial favorite here at This one features a mottled amber lacquer shell over a brass body. (Minor surface wear) The golden trim is stamped "Sheaffer's USA." It fills with a cartridge or converter. A converter is included with the pen. At first glance the medium nib looks fine. Magnify it about 10 times, and you can see the slightest hint of corrosion between the tines. (Please see the secondary photo when you click the blue title font of the pen.)This in no way effects the performance; it is just something we like to be upfront about. 13.2cm capped.

Vintage Pens: Aurora 80th Anniversary Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present
Price: $1200.00


Vintage Pens: : Aurora: 80th Anniversary Fountain Pen
In 1999, Italy-based writing instruments manufacturer Aurora, one of the best fountain and rollerball pens maker, celebrated their 80th year. To celebrate and commemorate this special occasion of the company's history, they created a limited edition elegant pen for their collectors. This pen is a brilliant exhibition of ethereal workmanship and a blend of classic Italian touch with advanced technology involved in pen making. The silver guilloche pattern is hand applied to the entire cap and body. The pen is held in a double sleeved black satin lined presentation box with the ink bottle nestled deep in the satin and the pen secured by a thick black elastic cord. Aurora product brochure included.
Can send more photos and pen identification number upon request!

Vintage Pens: 0148 Eclipse (?) Unknown
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 0148: Eclipse (?): Unknown
This slender orange fountain pen lacks any identifying markings on the pen except for a small wreath on the filling lever, which leads us to suspect this might be an Eclipse pen. The nib is a 14K Warranted. The pen has been fully restored and is in near mint condition. The nib has a medium point and is flexible. It takes a little pressure to write with it, but the flex offers a lot of great possibilities. 13.6cm capped.

Pre-Owned Pens: 0174 Aurora Magellano
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Era: 1980-present
Price: $29.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 0174: Aurora: Magellano
Reminiscent of the 1920s' ripple designs, the slender and handsome Aurora Magellano ballpoint pen is great for daily use and collecting. This one is brand new, never used with a working ink refill and its original box. Measures 13.7cm.

Vintage Pens: 0077 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $129.99
Vintage Pens: 0077: Parker: 51
Straight from 1947 is this black Parker 51 with a 16k gold-fill cap. The cap only has one minor ding to the right of the blue-diamond pocket clip. However, there are several deep scratches in the barrel near the fully restored vacuum filler that can be seen in the primary picture above. There also is a chip in the middle of the barrel, as seen in the secondary photo. There are no leaks, just blemishes. The 14k nib is rather "stiff" and writes a fine-medium line. 14 cm capped.

Pre-Owned Pens: 0242 Sheaffer Prelude
Filling Mechanism: Rollerball
Era: 1980-present
Price: $39.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 0242: Sheaffer: Prelude
Add a splash of color to your pen collection with this Sheaffer Prelude rollerball pen in royal cranberry. It is like-new in its original box with papers. The refill still writes, but it is unknown how much ink is left. 13.2cm capped.

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