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Vintage Pens: 2268 Sheaffer Sentinel
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $89.99
Vintage Pens: 2268: Sheaffer: Sentinel
We have no idea who Solly Schraeder was, but Solly had a great name. Solly also had a great vintage pen in this Sheaffer Sentinel. We fully restored this great piece of fountain pen engineering with a new O-ring and point seal. Somebody else had seemingly put in a new ink sac before we found it. The best part of this pen is that it has a first-year solid 14k gold snorkel! Solly put this pen to good use, but it only has light to moderate surface wear. No cracks, deep scarring scratches or dents. The two-tone Triumph 14k gold nib writes a firm fine line. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2267 Sheaffer Saratoga
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 2267: Sheaffer: Saratoga
Our favorite Rube Goldberg filling system is back with this Sheaffer Saratoga snorkel filler! In an effort to keep up with the ever-improving mess-free ballpoint technology of the 1950s, Sheaffer created these ingenious vintage pens. Push and twist the blind tail cap counter clockwise to reveal a little snorkel tube from under the nib. Pull back on the tail cap, stick the snorkel in ink, push down on the tail cap, wait a second and then turn the tail cap clockwise until the snorkel is fully retracted! The nib never gets inky, and there is no mess to clean. We fully restored this one with a new ink sac, point seal and O-ring. The two-tone 14k gold nib writes a really nice firm extra-fine line. It isn't quite a Japanese extra fine, but it is as close as a 1950s Sheaffer will likely get. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2266 Esterbrook J-9968
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2266: Esterbrook: J-9968
Smoke seemingly ripples through our Esterbrook J-model vintage pen. This grey beauty was one of the pens that helped teach a generation of Americans how to write with an "ink pen." We restored it with a new ink sac. It has a great steel 9968 upgrade nib that writes a smooth broad line, as it was originally advertised. Both jewels intact, imprint clear but weak. Clip on tightly. No cracks. Wider bodied for easier writing all day. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2265 Esterbrook SJ-9556
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2265: Esterbrook: SJ-9556
You can't see it on the photo, but the back of the cap has a factory LJ sticker on this Esterbrook SJ-9556. The sapphire blue gleams on this new old stock vintage pen. We've restored it with a new ink sac. The pen has a top-upgrade steel 9556 nib. It was advertised as a "fine writing" nib, and it is a nice, smooth fine nib. Minimal wear, clean imprint. Same length as a J-model but slender like the LJ. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2264 Esterbrook LJ-9450
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2264: Esterbrook: LJ-9450
The #1 choice of high schools and stenographers' schools in the 1950s was the Esterbrook fountain pen. Easy to customize and use, while still being affordable, it effectively taught the Baby Boomer generation how to write with a fountain pen. This red Esterbrook LJ looks like a freshly licked strawberry lollipop, with seemingly undulating layers below the surface. Its color still radiates despite light surface wear. No cracks. Clean imprint. The only noticeable mark is a spot of discoloration on the underside of the section. Made in Canada! We replaced the ink sac while restoring it. The 9450 steel nib is considered a top upgrade nib that smoothly writes an extra-fine "posting" line. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2263 Sheaffer Balance
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $79.99
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Vintage Pens: 2263: Sheaffer: Balance
Who knows how many kelp-bed divers died trying to make this gorgeous Sheaffer Balance. Probably none, but as hobbies and professions go, abalone shell divers run a far higher risk of death than others. In some ways, that makes this vintage pen even more exotic and exquisite. It is one of the few pens that uses real iridescent flakes from abalone shells to decorate the cap and barrel. We restore the pen with a new ink sac. The size 3 14k gold nib writes a very nice extra fine line. No cracks, strong imprint and, aside from some substantial brassing on the cap band, only light wear on the cap and barrel. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2262 Sheaffer Lifetime
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $49.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 2262: Sheaffer: Lifetime
In our humble opinion, you can't beat the incredible quality of the Sheaffer Lifetime nibs of the 1920s. The solid 14k gold nib on this Sheaffer Lifetime Jr. writes a very smooth, wet extra fine line! It is incredible. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. The green celluloid has discolored a bit, and the ebonite section is scratched and has a chocolate hazing. There are no cracks in the pen, but there is moderate wear and light scratching in the cap and barrel. The clip and cap band have some brassing. The white dot on the flattop cap meant the pen has a warranty for the lifetime of the original owner's life. 11.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2261 Sheaffer Craftsman
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2261: Sheaffer: Craftsman
Striking red-and-black stripes of the rarer "carmine" coloring on this Canadian-made Sheaffer Craftsman Lifetime looks good. We restored it with a new ink sac. The cap has a small hairline crack in the lip. Both the cap and barrel have moderate wear and scratches. Maybe 1% brassing on cap ring. The firm two-tone 14k gold nib writes an extra fine line with a little feedback. The section is in solidly, but it isn't 100% "in," as you can see in the photos. Click the headline for close-ups. 12cm capped.
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