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Vintage Pens: 1582 Esterbrook LJ-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
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Vintage Pens: 1582: Esterbrook: LJ-2668
Few pens have had the privilege of teaching an entire generation to write, but Esterbrook fountain pens were the most requested pens of high schools, stenographers and offices in the 1950s. Attractive with easily replaced nib, they made writing with a fountain pen easy for millions. This licked-lollipop red Esterbrook LJ almost glistens as you look at layers in the red cap and barrel. The bright, cheery design shines through the wear on the finish of the pen. We restored the filling system with a new ink sac. The lever dangles just an eighth of an inch when held upside down. The cap and tail jewels are in good shape. The steel 2668 nib was an upgrade nib meant for "general writing." We find it writes a nice medium line with a little scratch (common on this vintage of steel nibs) on the ascenders and descenders. LJ models were the shorter, more slender versions of the Esterbrook line. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 0570 No Name Pencil
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $25.00
Vintage Pens: 0570: No Name: Pencil
Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses...or in our case, appreciate a damned handsome pencil. This lapis blue pencil likely came from the late 1920s or early 1930s. The two golden bands and golden nose cone contrast perfectly with the blue. It has wear from use but no cracks. The lead spindle moves up and down with ease, although there is no lead in it. It is just a pretty little ringtop pencil we thought someone might want to give a good home. 10.2cm.
Vintage Pens: 1635 Parker Duofold Junior
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 1635: Parker: Duofold Junior
Parker Duofolds are iconic vintage pens that, in many ways, really got people addicted to pens. This is the streamlined junior size jade-green model. The cap remains a beautiful green, but the barrel is heavily discolored. The cap has no cracks, but the gold trim has heavy brassing. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. The 14k gold nib is a 1940s Vacumatic replacement, as is the inkfeed. The nib writes a fine line with a little feedback at some angles. 11.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1732 Sheaffer PFM V
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 1732: Sheaffer: PFM V
Few Sheaffer pens are as desired as much as the Sheaffer PFM series. Ours is a Sheaffer PFM V. This is the pinnacle of the PFM (Pen for Men) line, as it has a gold-plated cap and tail piece. Ours is in very good to excellent condition. You can see a little wear on the cap and barrel, but there are no egregious dents,cracks or deep scratches. The metal surfaces have light surface scratches from careful daily use. The snorkel filling system is in great working condition. We don't know when it was last restored, but the pen works perfectly. The inlaid 14k gold nib writes an extra-fine line. It is very firm but very reasonable with which to write. There can be a little feedback at some angles, but nothing extra-fine lovers haven't come to expect. The wide body is so nice for gripping without cramping. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1184 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $89.99  Was: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 1184: Parker: Duofold
The yin and yang of this pen is its rare wide-band cap and fine original nib with a little flex juxtaposed against some serious scratching around the tail of the barrel and corrosion of some kind on the tassie. The pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. It has a great barrel imprint. Some wear from daily use many decades ago. A little brassing around the base of the cap band. Click the headline font for bigger close ups. 11.5cm capped, not counting the tassie ring.
Vintage Pens: 1109 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 1109: Parker: Duofold
Parker sent off their first generation of Duofolds with a few stunning color patterns before retiring the line. This senior size streamlined Parker Duofold sports an incredible green art deco design. The top of the cap and the blind cap are ebonite with some chocolate hazing. That's the worst of the wear on the pen. No cracks, just a couple little dings and light traces of wear. The pen has a fresh ink sac. The tines of the 14k nib have a little separation, and the pen writes a wet broad line with a little hint of a scratch. Better nib experts than us can probably get that gap fixed and shrink the width of the line. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1692 Parker 75 RMS Queen Elizabeth
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $999.99  Was: $1,299.99
Vintage Pens: 1692: Parker: 75 RMS Queen Elizabeth
She was the grandest lady to sail the seven seas with unparalleled refinement: the RMS Queen Elizabeth. The finest ship of the Cunard line, she was designed to stylishly cross the Atlantic in one week with a speed and grace yet to be experienced. She was drafted for the war effort in 1940, before her first cruise! She safely carried nearly 900,000 soldiers around the world before she ever got to carry a passenger for pleasure. Refurbished after the war for her intended purpose, she spent more than 2 decades fulfilling peoples dreams at sea. In the 1970s, she was bought to be converted into a floating international university. While being refit, a fire broke out and she was sunk in Honk Kong harbor. This very limited Parker 75 is just about all that is left, as it was made from the brass salvaged from the wreckage! Sparingly used, it is in mint condition and comes complete with its treasure chest box, papers, nib key, chest key, 2 converters and cloth cozy.
Vintage Pens: 0465 Sheaffer TM Triumph
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 0465: Sheaffer: TM Triumph
Only in production for a little more than 2 years, the Sheaffer TM Triumph is a handsome and dependable pen that uses Sheaffer's genius "TouchDown" filling system. The penultimate model of the TM line, this pen is gold-filled. It is in nearly pristine condition, only having a small impression in the barrel. There is no brassing or any other indentation of any kind. No engravings, either. It looks almost mint. We restored it with a new ink sac and O-ring. As you can see in the photo, there is no staining in the ink-view window. The two-tone 14k gold Triumph nib writes a smooth fine line. Clip is tight, but it has about a half a millimeter of play in it. 13.5cm capped.
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