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Vintage Pens: 1907 Parker 45
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $39.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 1907: Parker: 45
Sleek and modern, the Parker 45 was one of the last great production pens for the masses of the fountain pen era. Although we haven't torn it completely apart to verify, we think this is one of the classic vintage pens that sports an actual 14k gold nib. Many had an alloy nib, but this one "looks" more like real gold to us. Either way, it writes a nice, smooth broad line. (Under the nib is marked medium, but it definitely writes a broad line.) The pen is in great working order with a still working Parker 45 squeeze bar converter. The cool part about this pen, is that it still can use modern Parker cartridges and converters. Some light wear but in very good condition. 13.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1904 Waterman 512
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $69.99
Vintage Pens: 1904: Waterman: 512
Click the headline photo and look very closely. Our Canadian Waterman 512 appears to be a very dark burgundy. Look at how the section is a true black. The pen looks black in most lights, but this close up shows a different story. We have fully restored this pen with a new ink sac. The lever box is in good condition, and there are no cracks anywhere on the pen. The imprint is strong. Unfortunately, you can also see a lot of wear on the pen. There is a ring where the cap had been repeatedly posted. A few little scratches and blemishes also mar the pen's handsome features. Luckily, its heart and soul are sound. The original 14k gold nib writes a firm but smooth fine line. Zero Flex. 12.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1895 Sheaffer Imperial
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 1895: Sheaffer: Imperial
If you like smoooooth extra-fine nibs, our Sheaffer Imperial is worth a closer look. (At least we think it is an imperial. It has the squared off cap and inlaid nib, but its tail isn't squared but rounded.) Chrome trim looks great against its medium to dark blue body. The cap and barrel have traces of wear from use but nothing terrible. We installed a still-working squeeze-bar converter, but it should take modern Sheaffer cartridges and converters. Its palladium extra-fine nib is dreamy. 13.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1893 Esterbrook LJ-1551
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 1893: Esterbrook: LJ-1551
Yellow hues warm up this Esterbrook LJ with a steel 1551 nib. Paler than many green Esterbrooks we've seen, this LJ was made in Canada. The LJ meant that this was the shorter more slender model of the vintage pen. We have fully restored it with a new ink sac. There are no cracks, but the pen has a little wear from daily use. The clip is tight, imprint strong and the cap jewels are in good condition. The nib is particular about its low-angle sweet spot. It writes a smooth, line-variant broad line in its sweet spot, but the second you leave the sweet spot you get feedback. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1890 Waterman Desk Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $75.00
Vintage Pens: 1890: Waterman: Desk Pen
Everyone's got an empty base with no pen, but we've got the rare Waterman Desk Pen with no base! Restored with a new ink sac, this Waterman desk pen features a black hard rubber taper and exceptionally large section. The barrel is a black and pearl with some discoloration. Polish took out the worst of the chocolate hazing. There are remarkably few scratches or marks of wear. No cracks! The imprint is strong, and it lists the pen as made in Canada. The 14k gold nib is marked "Med. Rigid." It is definitely rigid, and more of a fine to fine-medium. Click the headline to see more. 20cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1889 Wahl-Eversharp Doric Gold Seal
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $75.00
Vintage Pens: 1889: Wahl-Eversharp: Doric Gold Seal
Typically a full-size (not oversized) Gold Seal Wahl-Eversharp Doric in burgundy sells for $300 or more. Our beautiful vintage pen has about half its cap lip missing. Please click the headline for better close ups. You will even see the rarer "Made in Canada" imprint in the "nib" photo. We have restored this pen with a fresh ink sac. Despite its damage it is still a fully functioning fountain pen. The real kicker is that the top and bottom of the pen have only just started showing signs of discoloration. The "krazing" has not really started yet. The original 14k gold MANIFOLD nib writes a medium line with a little drag. Apply any pressure and it really digs in. Engraved "John D Kirkwood." 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1032 Penol Ambassador Deluxe
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $144.99
Vintage Pens: 1032: Penol: Ambassador Deluxe
Penol was created by Christian Olsen who helped develop Parker pens in Denmark. This Penol Ambassador Senior was the largest of the line, which was sold during the 1940s. It uses a button-filler just like the Duofold. You can see a strong Penol imprint on the barrel, but the "Ambassador" is a bit faded. Light wear adds character to the pen, but there are no chips, cracks or dents. We polished up the cap bands, but there is heavy brassing, with more on the slightly loose clip. The jewel is a little off kilter, but the blue ring of enamel surrounding it is still intact. We are selling this pen for a friend and aren't sure when it was last sac'ed, but it fills easily without any problems. The original Penol Deluxe nib writes a smooth fine line. If you click the headline you can see it isn't marked as gold, and the stamped areas seem to show steel...which isn't surprising given these pens were first made during Nazi occupation. A unique piece for your collection. 13.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 0572 Victorian Sterling Silver Pen & Pencil
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: pre-1900
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 0572: Victorian: Sterling Silver Pen & Pencil
We didn't find any identification marks on this solid sterling silver dip pen and pencil combo from the Victorian era. It has a steel Esterbrook dip nib in it, but its original nib likely was 14k gold. Click the headline to see the pencil. The nib section pulls out of the tail piece to reveal the pencil, which still has a lead! Overall, this is in amazingly good condition with only a couple dents on the tail end of the pen. The space reserved for someone's initials is blank. It has some good heft and length. 14cm.
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