All Pens and Ephemera

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Vintage Pens: 4285 Sheaffer Lifetime Flat Top
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: Stub
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 4285: Sheaffer: Lifetime Flat Top
In 1924 Sheaffer Lifetime pens came from a new material called Radite. It was an early celluloid and the first non-hard-rubber pen made by Sheaffer. It also was the first version of the Lifetime pen to carry the famed white dot logo. The earliest of these Lifetime models did not have a serial number on their nibs. It looked exactly like this oversized Sheaffer Lifetime pen...that still has its original price sticker on the flat tail end! YES! This is a New Old Stock Sheaffer Lifetime from 1924 or '25! It does show a little shop wear from having rattled around for 95 years, but it looks amazing, all things considered. We restored this pen with a new ink sac. The rest is all original, no cracks or brassing. Click the headline for a close-up. Its 14k gold nib is also a FACTORY STUB, so says the sticker on the tail! We dipped it, and it writes with nice, subtle line variation. 13.3cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4301 Aurora Optima Sole
Filling Mechanism: Rollerball
Era: 1980-present
Price: $199.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4301: Aurora: Optima Sole
Looking as bright and warm as the Italian sun, our Aurora Optima Sole is a beautiful rollerball pen. Coming complete in its original boxes, this pen is perfect except for one flaw: a chip in the tail's blind cap. Click the headline for a close-up of the chip. We include a new standard ballpoint refill with the pen. Limited edition number 1231. 12.6cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4294 Aurora Optima Primavera
Filling Mechanism: Rollerball
Era: 1980-present
Price: $249.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4294: Aurora: Optima Primavera
Vibrant green and gold will knock your socks off in this set of Aurora Optima Primavera writing instruments. Each is only lightly used sporting minimal wear. Up first is the limited edition rollerball pen numbered 2359. It comes with a working blue refill, though we have no idea how much ink remains. Unscrew the black blind cap on the tail to change the refill. Matching it is the pencil numbered 2069. Twist the tail cap to the side to advance .5mm leads. A couple spare leads are hidden in the pen. Works great. Pen measures 12.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4273 Waterman Sheraton
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 4273: Waterman: Sheraton
Roaring back into the light from the 1920s is this sterling silver Waterman pencil with the Sheraton design. It is new old stock with minimal traces of wear. The lead advances with a twist of the plastic nose cone. None of these pencils actually retracts the lead when twisting the other way. It needs to be pushed in. However, the lead seems pretty snug in the pencil. Unscrew the tail cap to reveal the spare leads. 13.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4277 Waterman Plain Golden Pencil
Filling Mechanism: 1.1mm)
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $125.00
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 4277: Waterman: Plain Golden Pencil
New Old Stock. We got this Waterman pencil from a collection of mostly stickered new pens from the 1920s. No dents, minimal wear. It looks brand new. This vintage pencil is not marked for any gold content. The mechanism pushes out lead, but it doesn't seem to retract lead. Instead the barrel is very snug on the leads, which don't come out. Spare leads are in the tail piece that looks like where an eraser should be. 13.2cm capped.
Inkwells and Blotters: 3734 Parker Superchrome
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $25.00
Inkwells and Blotters: 3734: Parker: Superchrome
Vintage ink collectors will love this complete Parker Superchrome ink bottle set. Included is a 4-oz. bottle of blue ink (dried out) and the special tin that it rested in. Superchrome was a brilliant and beautiful ink that was far more vibrant than standard inks of the era. However, it was only intended for the Parker 51 with the "pli-glass" ink sacs. That which made it so vibrant was highly acidic and tore through normal ink sacs very quickly, ruining many old pens in the 1940s and '50s. It was discontinued due to its corrosive nature. We've seen a lot of Superchrome bottles over the year but this is one of the first we've seen to come complete with its tin. The tin shows a little rust and wear in places, but it isn't all that bad. EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGES MIGHT APPLY DUE TO THE SIZE AND WEIGHT.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4252 Unknown Ballpoint Pen
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Era: 1980-present
Price: $19.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4252: Unknown: Ballpoint Pen
For a no-name pen, this purple and blue ballpoint is a very attractive pen. It looks like a cross between a Waterman and Parker knock-off. It is nicely weighted. Twist the tail cap to advance and retract a working blue Parker-style refill. The pen has some light wear, but the part that might distract you most is that the two bands near the grip are raised for either better traction or annoyance. 13.7cm.
Vintage Pens: 4245 Esterbrook Dollar Pen Set
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 4245: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen Set
Esterbrooks became a household favorite starting with the Dollar Pen line. Esterbrook Dollar Pens were affordable, easy to maintain and even easier to customize to one's own personal writing experience with cheap and easily replaced nibs. However, there's nothing cheap or ordinary about the steel 3556 nib on this vintage pen. It is a rare sunburst nib from the 3000s' series! These early nibs are very hard to find, and it writes a beautiful fine line that has a little feedback that we don't find distracting at all. A lovely writer. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. No cracks, minimal wear. Strong imprint on this copper-color pen. Its matching pencil is a few shades lighter and is a working click lead-advance systems. It uses and comes with a couple of spare 1.1mm leads. Click the headline for close-ups. No eraser. Pen is the larger size, measuring 12cm capped.
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