Fountain Pens with Nib Size: SF

Vintage Pens: 5439 Parker 25 1/2
Filling Mechanism: Eyedropper
Era: 1900-1909   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $749.99
Vintage Pens: 5439: Parker: 25 1/2
Here's one from the waaaay-back machine: a Parker 25 1/2! This is an oversized eyedropper from some time after the turn of the 20th century! Best of all, it is free of cracks. Sure. It has scratches, wear, faded imprints and some chocolate hazing but who doesn't after 110 years or more? You can see the original Lucky Curve imprint, though it is shallow/faded. The 25 1/2 tail imprint required magnification for us to read it. Click the headline for a close-up of the very early 14k gold Parker #5 nib! It is a great semi-flex that goes from fine to 2mm wide. We soaked out a lot of old ink, but it seems the old ink has sealed the eyedropper shut for now. We didn't want to force it and ruin such an amazing piece of history. 14.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5409 Esterbrook Dollar Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 5409: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen
This lollipop red is always sought after in these Esterbrook Dollar Pens, but this vintage pen has a little something extra! Click the headline for the close-up of the nib. Oh, yeah. It is a premium upgrade nib in the world of Esterbrook: the 9788 Medium Flexible Writing nib! Not a wet noodle by any means, it mostly writes like a standard medium. However, a little gentle pressure can widen the line to about .75mm. The trick is to go slowly and gently. This is the full-sized model. We restored it with a new ink sac. It shows some wear from use and there are a couple scratches on the cap. No cracks or serious blemishing. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5323 Aikin Lambert Capitol Cabinet
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 5323: Aikin Lambert: Capitol Cabinet
This new old stock pen is the real McCoy, the bee's knees, if ya know what I mean. Roaring Twenties pens are tons of fun. Take this Aikin Lambert Capitol Cabinet fountain pen for example. It is a black chased hard rubber pen without any cracks and its original nib sticker! We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. And is it ever fun to write with! Its 14k gold nib writes a very smooth fine line and with some gentle pressure, it turns into a semi-flex that gets close to 1mm wide a line! Deep crisp imprints. This beauty's a winner, Chum. 13.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5387 Conklin 5NL
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 5387: Conklin: 5NL
Sharp eyes will quickly detect this Conklin 5NL has the wrong section and nib. Oddly enough, it does seem to have a Conklin ink feed. Regardless, it is a happily married, close-to-oversized vintage pen made of black chased hard rubber. (Ebonite, for all you hipsters out there.) No cracks. Worn chasing and imprint, but it is all still legible. Brassing on the ends of the pocket clip and on the spine edge of the actual Cresent filler, which has writing on both sides. Click the headline for a close-up to see the 14k gold nib is stamped E.H. Co. It is a size 5, for what its worth. You will write a very nice line. The nib is a semi-flex that goes from a wet fine to almost a 1mm line, but not quite. 14cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 5207 Omas Bologna
Filling Mechanism: Piston Filler
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $649.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 5207: Omas: Bologna
Dark golden veins shoot like lightning through the sleek black celluloid of this stunning Omas Bologna fountain pen. In addition to its handsome design by Italy's master craftsmen, the writing experience is divine. Its 14k gold nib writes a buttery smooth medium line, and with just a touch of gentle pressure, it will expand to write a wider line by more than 1mm! Its piston works smoothly. You get the complete box and papers. Now here's the quirks. For some reason the designers added a rose gold pocket clip and possibly a rose gold nib with the rest of the trim looking like regular yellow gold. The only flaws on the pen are 3 discolored pits on the left edge of the pocket clip. Click the headline for close-ups. The cream-colored interior of the presentation box is starting to disintegrate with age, sticking to the blue-leather pen sleeve, which also shows a little wear. If given the choice between this preowned pen and a Montblanc, we'd take this Omas every time. 14.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5151 Conklin 40P
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 5151: Conklin: 40P
Didn't Shel Silverstein have a poem called, "Almost Perfect, but Not Quite"? That sums up our Conklin 40P. Nice, shiny black hard rubber. Deep, crisp chasing. Clear but a little uneven factory imprint. Fully restored with a new ink sac. You will even find that this vintage pen has a semi-flex nib that writes an extra-fine to 1mm line. Yet, if you look closely at the gold-plated crown on the cap, to the right of center is a big ol' dent where someone once dropped this magnificent old fountain pen. No cracks or other problems. 11.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5047 Sterling Silver
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: 1900-1909   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 5047: Sterling: Silver
Maybe it is the romantic in us, but we like to picture a Victorian lady dressed in a fancy frock biting the end of this sterling silver dip pen as she writes her lover. To say this pen is elegant is an understatement. Fairly large for a dip pen, it is still slender, but not as slender as many other pens we've seen. Aside from the beautiful design there are no other hallmarks or assays other than the word "Sterling," which appears twice on the barrel of the pen in relief and not as an imprint. We aren't sure if this pen is from the early 1900s or late 1800s. We included a new-old-stock Bronze Falcon Esterbrook 048 nib. You will write a very nice semi-flex line that goes from a fine to almost 1mm wide with some feedback. Aside from the bite marks on the tail taper, the only other blemishes are some spots of tarnish we can't quite polish out. 18cm.
Vintage Pens: 5046 Sterling Silver Repousse
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: 1900-1909   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $399.99
Vintage Pens: 5046: Sterling Silver: Repousse
Classy, elegant, sophisticated. Dip pen fans will love this sterling silver repousse antique pen. We suspect it comes from around the turn of the 20th century. It could be older. The holder is marked "Sterling," but there is no formal branding. Ergo, we don't know who made it. There are a couple little marks on the pen, and one of the silver edges where the nib goes in has split just a teeny-tiny amount. We included a "new" Esterbrook Bronze Falcon 048 nib, which is NOS. You will write a firm, smooth line from extra-fine to about 1mm. This is semi-flex and far from a wet noodle. Click the headline for close-ups. Yes, our cat is holding the pen down for a nib close-up, and, no, he is not for sale with the pen. 18.5cm.