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Vintage Pens: 4899 Parker Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 4899: Parker: Vacumatic
Parker got creative with some of its Vacumatic variants over the years. This is the rarer Parker Vacumatic Long Major. It is the same width as a Major at the length of a Maxima. Our vintage pen was exquisitely restored. It has a fresh diaphragm and the cap and barrel are without blemishes. A crisp imprint shows a 1942 date code. As you can see in the photo, the barrel clarity is excellent with some ambering. Even the nib still has most of its two-tone plating. You will write a firm, extra-fine line with its 14k gold nib. There is a little feedback with the nib, and we think you might have to break it in a bit to get it consistently flowing. Although you could make it a daily writer, cosmetically, it is good enough for a museum. 13.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4897 Parker Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: Stub
Price: $349.99
Vintage Pens: 4897: Parker: Vacumatic
Holy cats! A factory stub nib on a Parker Vacumatic Maxima! This sure isn't something we see all that often. Click the headline for close-ups. It is fully restored with a working diaphragm. Oh, but that nib! This 14k gold wonder is buttery smooth while delivering nice line variation. You'll find its cap and barrel are great, too. No cracks or blemishes. It appears it was wet-sanded to a high-gloss shine. Unfortunately, it took away most of the pen's imprint. The "1" on the nib indicates that at least the nib was made in 1941. Inside the pen, the celluloid is darkly ambered. Flaws be damned, this is one of the best writing Maximas we've ever seen, but we love vintage pens with stub nibs. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4898 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $75.00
Vintage Pens: 4898: Parker: 51
Imperfections shouldn't get in the way of a good daily driver in the world of vintage pens. Parker 51s were the most popular luxury pen of the vintage pen heyday. We restored the 1950s aerometric filler with a new "pli-glass" ink sac. The pen is bargain priced because of the pitting and flaws in its gold-plated cap. The cap works perfectly well, it is just cosmetically challenged. The clip works well, too, but it, also, looks worse for wear. The hood and barrel are crack free. There is a scar around the barrel where the cap rests in the closed position. You'll write a rigid, firm fine line with its 14k gold nib. 13.5cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4887 Omas Milord
Filling Mechanism: Rollerball
Era: 1980-present
Price: $399.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4887: Omas: Milord
Oh, Milord! You are going to love this great burgundy Omas Milord rollerball pen. It is still such a shame this great Italian penmaker went out of business several years ago. Our preowned luxury pen is in great working order and was given a brand new black, capless rollerball refill. The pen shows only light wear plus a little tarnish or brassing on the exterior trim. No cracks or any significant damage. Looks and works great. Comes with its original box and papers. 13.5cm capped.
Pencil: 4888 Omas Milord
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1980-present
Price: $299.99
Pencil: 4888: Omas: Milord
Omas pens remain among the hottest writing instruments at the moment, especially since the original company went out of business several years ago. Their pencils are among the hardest to find of their writing instruments, as they didn't make as many. This burgundy Omas Milord pencil is a real treat that comes with its original box and papers. We think it is a .5mm lead pencil. Spare leads are under the cap, which don't try to yank it off. With the exception of a tiny bit of brassing on the cap bands, this pencil has only some light wear from use, which is difficult to see unless you examine it closely. Works well. The click action works with a side twist of the tail cap. 14cm.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4862 Retro 51 Carbon Fiber
Filling Mechanism: Rollerball
Era: 1980-present
Price: $199.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4862: Retro 51: Carbon Fiber
Retro 51 Tornado Carbon Fiber pens really captured the masculine pen-culture vibe of the early 2000s, when carbon fiber was the hottest thing in men's fashion and design. Our pre-owned pen looks like new and it sports a brand new capless rollerball refill that is black. Extend and retract the the refill with a twist of its tail-end topper. You also get its original box and papers! 12.7cm.
Vintage Pens: 4874 Sheaffer Balance 500
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4874: Sheaffer: Balance 500
The rules regulating American military uniforms in the 1940s stated that you couldn't have anything showing above your shirt's breast pocket. Wanting to sell as many pens to the men and women of the armed forces as they could, Sheaffer created the military clip, which kept the top of the pen cap hidden under the rim of the breast pocket. Our Sheaffer Balance 500 features one of these classic clips. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. Click the headline for close-ups. You can see the clip is on the loose side and that the cap and barrel have plenty of wear from did survive military service during WWII, most likely. Yet, it has great clarity in its ink-view window. You will write an extra-fine line with a little feedback using its 14k gold nib. The "500" meant that it was a $5 pen brand new. 13.1cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4880 Parker MacArthur Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $1,299.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4880: Parker: MacArthur Duofold
A very limited edition Parker Duofold released in 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. Only 1,945 of these pens were produced, and this is number 1,048. Inspired by the (junior-sized orange) Parker Duofold used by American Gen. Douglas MacArthur to countersign the Japanese surrender. This modern luxury pen is the largest Centennial size, and it looks as if it has never been used. Not a trace of wear and the nib came to us looking very clean. If it was used, it was used sparingly. Also included is the Parker converter, complete boxes and papers! The outer box is a padded leather or faux leather, and the box photographed is made of American Cherry Wood. Its two-toned 18k gold nib is marked "M" for medium. To the right of the clip is embossed with MacArthur's signature. As we move into the 75th anniversary of WWII, this is a great collector's piece. 13.6cm capped.
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