Vintage Pens: 4501 Conklin Crescent 40
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Almost perfect but not quite. Let's get it over with. Look closely at the threads of the barrel. Yes, that is a 2mm square chunk missing. Otherwise this pen is a perfect New Old Stock Conklin Crescent 40. We restored it any way with a new ink sac. Excellent chased black hard rubber with a deep imprint. No brassing. Its 14k gold nib writes a fine to 1mm wide semi-flex line. BUT, that stupid chunk missing makes this pen a risk to break with any flex writing. The pressure could crack the barrel or worse. That is why it is $250 cheaper than the other mint and flawless 40 we have on the site. 13.9cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4483 Diplomat Aero
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
In Germany's crowded field of amazing luxury pens, Diplomat often gets overlooked. This is unfortunate, as our Diplomat Aero demonstrates. Even with a steel nib, it is a very smooth writing experience with a juicy medium nib. We were actually a little surprised by how nicely it wrote. The pen itself is made of anodized aluminum for a sturdy, light-weight fountain pen. It fills with standard international cartridges or converters. Its original converter is included. Plus, we just love that it is purple. There are so few really nice purple fountain pens out in the world. 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4369 Waterman Green-Gold Ringtop
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Something just didn't look right about this pencil when we first saw it. Have you spotted it? It is a Waterman pencil with a Wahl-Eversharp price sticker! We got this pencil from the lost-and-found cache of writing instruments from a pen shop that closed in the 1920s. This green-gold pencil likely cost the same price as an Eversharp pencil so they just put the sticker on it. The pencil is New Old Stock and in mint condition. Twist the plastic nose cone to advance the 1.1mm lead. These old models of Waterman pencils did not retract the lead when twisting the other direction. You just had to press the lead back in after retracting the mechanism. Under the ringtop blind cap are the original spare leads. Originally designed to be carried on a necklace or watch fob. 10cm.
Inkwells and Blotters: 4496 Wooden
No fountain pen collector's desk is complete without a classic rocker blotter. We have a fun little wooden model that fits any desk. Made of wood, it looks quite handsome, though it does have wear. Look closely at the photo and you'll see little chips around the edges. There also is a dark stain on the top plate of the blotter, but it blends in if you aren't looking closely. 8cm (L) X 5cm (W) X 7cm (H)
Vintage Pens: 4261 Sheaffer Lifetime Flat Top
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Fountain Pen Nib Size: Stub
NEW OLD STOCK! Still stickered, we have a beautiful black hard rubber Sheaffer Lifetime from very beginning of Lifetime pens. Our pen was made before the famed white dot logo was applied to the pen. Click the headline and you will see this sports an amazing original factory STUB nib with the equally rare early imprint that reads "Sheaffer's / Lifetime / Pen" on 3 lines. No patent info. No serial number! Under the nib is the rare original spear-point inkfeed. No brassing. No cracks. No Wear. We restored it with a new ink sac. Made in 1920 or '21. A once in a Lifetime opportunity to own a museum-worthy piece of writing history. 13.5cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4434 Parker Urban Ingenuity
Filling Mechanism: Marker
Our favorite part about the Parker Pen Co. is that it never stops trying to innovate filling systems. This Parker Urban Ingenuity pen showcases the "5th Generation" refill. The pen looks as if it is a fountain pen, but it really is a small-tipped marker refill! This pearl white looks like it is in excellent condition, with the exception of a lot of little black speckles on the finish. Click the headline, and you can see quite a few of the speckles. We include a new refill with the pen. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4414 Parker Vacumatic Maxima
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Behold the mighty Parker Vacumatic Maxima! A grail pen for many, this large version of the Vacumatic is a rare double-jewel treat. If perfection is an A+, this pen is an A-. Cosmetically, the pen is crack and scratch free. It has a crisp clean imprint. No brassing mars the gold-plated trim. It has been fully restored with a new diaphragm. Under the tail's blind cap is an aluminum speedline filler. The only problems aren't really problems just slight deviations from perfection. Its celluloid barrel is still very transparent, but it has ambered just ever so slightly. Its large 14k gold nib writes a beautiful, smooth fine line, but some of the rhodium plating has worn off to lose its two-tone original look. It will be difficult to find a nicer vintage pen. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4458 Parker Duofold Jr. Desk Pen
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Mandarin yellow Parker Duofolds are highly sought and beautiful working artifacts of the Roaring '20s. This Parker Duofold Jr. Desk Pen is particularly special because it has a much harder to find 14k gold "Lucky Curve" nib! Click the headline for a close-up. You'll write a very nice medium line. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. Plus, it sports a "Christmas Tree" inkfeed. We do not have a desk base for you. It seems as if people either have the base or the pen but not both. Now you can finally complete your set. There is a little chocolate hazing on the section but not the taper. Unfortunately, the taper has some wear. The barrel is mostly clear. 18.2cm.