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Vintage Pens: 1461 Parker 75
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $29.99
Vintage Pens: 1461: Parker: 75
Click ballpoints are fun, but a sterling silver Parker 75 ballpoint pen is even better. This one is in great condition, with only a tiny dimple below the clip, which you can see in the photo. The rest of this vintage pen is cherry. We even put in a new refill. Works great. The golden clip topper looks like 4 stacked plates. The top dish looks like a dish but the inset is not silver but the same golden color as the outer ring. 12.7cm.


Vintage Pens: 1462 Parker 75
Filling Mechanism: .9mm Lead
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $19.99
Vintage Pens: 1462: Parker: 75
Sterling silver makes for a handsome pencil shell on this Parker 75. The nose cone is silver, not gold plated. The clip has 4 stacked "plates" and a two-tone gold-and-silver dish on top. The plating is coming off the golden arrow clip around the edges. The mechanics seem to work smoothly, but we don't have the .9mm lead to load into it. There is a healthy dent in the top center of the pen in the photo. You can see it if you look closely. It isn't hideous, but it is obvious in your hand. But, you might come out ahead if you melt down the silver for only $19.99. 12.6cm.


Vintage Pens: 1385 Sheaffer 5-30 Ringtop
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 1385: Sheaffer: 5-30 Ringtop
Sheaffer put together a clever marketing plan in the 1920s with their tiered pricing structure. The Sheaffer Lifetime is the dominant pen people know from the era, but you also could buy less-expensive variants. This is the Sheaffer 5-30, meaning it cost $5 and came with a 30-year warranty. If you had any troubles with the pen in 30 years, you could get it fixed for free. Click the headline font for a better look at the 3-25 nib. Yep, a mismatch. It should say 5-30, too. As the inkfeed is a shaved down version of the 1930s inkfeed, we suspect someone broke the original nib and feed, and Sheaffer replaced them with these parts. The body has some scratches and wear from use, but there are no cracks. Some obvious discoloration in the photo. We replaced the ink sac. The 14k gold Sheaffer nib writes a buttery smooth extra fine line with a little flex! 12.2cm capped from the top of the ring.


Vintage Pens: 1412 Parker 51 Special
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $39.99
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Vintage Pens: 1412: Parker: 51 Special
Parker 51 fountain pens were lucky enough to have one of the longest production runs in pen history. Made for more than 30 years, it is amazing the vintage pen didn't have more variations than it did. The 51 Special was different because it had a steel nib. Like the Parker 21, it didn't cost quite as much. You can tell this one is a later model because it also has a black jewel on top of the cap. It writes a nice fine line and has an aerometric filler still in great working order. It has some minor wear but no cracks or dents. The teal blue coloring is a tad darker on the hood than the barrel, but that is normal. 13.6cm capped.


Vintage Pens: 1459 Parker 51 Demi
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
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Vintage Pens: 1459: Parker: 51 Demi
Everybody needs a good Parker 51 in their collection. Attractive and amazingly functional, 51s are also a great entry point to start collecting vintage pens. Multiple colors, cap variations and reasonably priced. This is a cocoa colored demi. We replaced its silicon ink sac with a fresh silicon sac designed specifically for the Parker 51 aerometric filler. It has a very nice 14k gold medium nib. The lustraloy cap has some scratches and scuffs but no dents. The pen discolored a little, and you can see the difference from what was and wasn't covered by the cap. Grey pearl jewel in the cap. 12.7cm capped.


Vintage Pens: 1458 Waterman Crusader
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $74.99
Vintage Pens: 1458: Waterman: Crusader
Distinctively designed with a silver-banded brushed gold cap, the Waterman Crusader strikes us as one of the last great looks for the Waterman company until the 1990s. We restored this one with a new ink sac. Not to be confused with the Waterman Taperite Crusader, this vintage pen has an open 14k gold nib that writes a fine line with moderate FLEX and a little feedback. Other Crusaders we've seen have a locking snap cap. This one has a threaded cap! It comes with the original box, but the box has seen much better days. The pen has no cracks. The cap only has a very feint dent and some wear from age and use. The barrel imprint is strong. 13.2cm capped.


Vintage Pens: 1463 Mont Blanc 136
Filling Mechanism: Piston Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 1463: Mont Blanc: 136
Rare only begins to describe this Mont Blanc 136. This World War II vintage pen tells a unique story. It is an authentic Mont Blanc 136 that was likely made in the early 1940s, as evidenced by the "D.R.P." imprint on the tail. (Those were the German country initials for Nazi Germany, like made in U.S.A.). The "M" also on the tail meant the nib was originally a medium. We had a Mont Blanc expert re-cork this pen to get the filling system working. Although it works, the complete, original telescoping action of the filler piston is not working. The piston does move up-and-down like the movement of a modern 146. The cap is an authentic 136 cap that we think is a postwar replacement. The steel nib, too, looks more like a stub when you click the headline for a close up. PLUS, it has some actual flex in it. It is a little scratchy until you find the sweet spot. The lip of the cap, might have had a repaired crack fused back into place. 12.9cm capped.


Vintage Pens: 1457 Southern Pen Co. Cream of Kentucky
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $39.99
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Vintage Pens: 1457: Southern Pen Co.: Cream of Kentucky
Fans of bourbon, the black pen society and obscure brands will love this fully restored vintage pen. We had never previously heard of the Southern Pen Company nor the "Cream of Kentucky." Either way, it is a cool oversized pen. It might be from the 1930s but we are guessing the 1940s. The full imprint reads: "Cream of Kentucky / The 'Double Rich' Bourbon / Straight Bourbon Whiskey - 90 Proof / Schenley Distilling Corp. NYC." Click the headline to see the plated-durium Southern Pen Co. nib. It writes a wet medium line with a hint of feedback. We replaced its ink sac. Lots of fun for all manner of collectors. 13.1cm capped.



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