All Pens and Ephemera

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Vintage Pens: 4150 Eclipse Desk Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: B
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 4150: Eclipse: Desk Pen
Joining us from either the late 1920s or the early 1930s is this Eclipse desk pen. We find it is a unique vintage pen. It has a celluloid barrel but a hard-rubber taper and section. Both of those elements are showing discoloration. Its nib is a Canadian-made "Warranted" nib of 14k gold. It writes very smoothly as a broad nib at a very low angle of attack on the paper. If you hold it more vertically, it is finer and scratchier. It should be easily shaped to whatever point you like best by a nibsmith. We restored it with a new ink sac. No desk base, just the pen. 20cm.
Vintage Pens: 4149 Sheaffer Stratowriter Desk Set
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
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Vintage Pens: 4149: Sheaffer: Stratowriter Desk Set
Early Sheaffer ballpoint desk pens aren't an everyday find. We think these are desk versions of Stratowriters, but we could be wrong. All they say is that they are "Gold Electroplated" with a crown. Does the crown make them Imperials? We aren't sure, but we saved them from old age and corrosion. Click the headline to look past the glittering shine. You can still see a lot of damage to the finish of the electroplating. There's even a spot of steel visible on one of the tapers. Both tapers have white dots, but we wanted to show off the worst of the wear, damage and corrosion that remains. We think these take the original refills that are no longer made but replaced by clever means out there on the web. 17.5cm.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4113 Pelikan K200
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Era: 1980-present
Price: $99.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4113: Pelikan: K200
Pelikan is best known for its luxury fountain pens, but its ballpoint pens are no slouches, either. This K200 green demonstrator is amazing. It has a click-advance and retraction of the refill. You can see it has an authentic Pelikan ballpoint refill, which is actually the Parkere-style refill. It writes a great black line. On top of the clicker is the logo of a mama pelican and 2 chicks. The pen has a little light wear from use, but it looks great and writes wonderfully. 13.2cm.
Vintage Pens: 4107 Parker Lucky Curve
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 4107: Parker: Lucky Curve
There's so much to love about this Parker Lucky Curve...and so much to be disappointed by. On the one hand, this vintage pen has an excellent cap and barrel with no cracks and sharp pinstripe chasing as well as a clean imprint. But the cap band has a lot of brassing on the bottom edge. We'ver restored it with a new ink sac. It has its original intact Lucky Curve feed AND an original Parker Lucky Curve P3X nib! Click the headline to see a close-up. That image is magnified close to 10 times its original size, but it still doesn't show the huge hairline crack sprouting out through the 3 and drifting to the right of the breather hole. You can almost see a little crack leading toward the section from the breather hole. This rarer vintage nib of 14k gold writes a smooth fine line, and in its younger days had reliable flex...but now if you try to flex it, you might split the nib in two. Be very careful if you chose to write with it. 11.8cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4147 Namiki Pilot Vanishing Point Decimo Sesenta
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $499.99  Was: $549.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4147: Namiki Pilot: Vanishing Point Decimo Sesenta
Limited to only 400 made, our brown marble Pilot Vanishing Point Decimo Sesenta is a rare treat for modern Pilot pen collectors. A close inspection reveals it is in nearly mint condition. The clickable fountain pen is a novelty that never grows old for us. It comes with its original converter and also uses Pilot cartridges. Click the headline to see its 18k gold nib that was tweaked by nibsmith Gustavo Rodriguez. We find it writes a firm, fine line with a little feedback. Very responsive. 14cm.
Vintage Pens: 4104 Parker Lucky Curve
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4104: Parker: Lucky Curve
Saving people money during the Great Depression, Parker set out to make a more affordable series of pens. This ringtop model is a rare example of an early plastic they used with a really attractive red pattern. The faint imprint says Parker Lucky Curve, however, on restoring the pen, it doesn't have a Lucky Curve feed. In fact, its feed is missing a couple collector fins. We installed a new ink sac and pressure bar. Click the headline to see the old plier mark damage on the section. Its 14k gold nib writes a very nice extra-fine to fine line...AND it has a little FLEX. Overall, the pen only shows light wear. Unfortunately, there is one more hitch. The new pressure bar forces the button to ride a little higher than it used to, and the streamlined blind cap doesn't seat all the way down properly. You can see it in the photo. 11.5cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4091 Omas Paragon
Filling Mechanism: Rollerball
Era: 1980-present
Price: $599.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4091: Omas: Paragon
Omas Paragon pens are in peak demand, and we think you are going to love this scarlet red rollerball pen. Hardly a trace of wear blemishes the stunning celluloid of this classic Italian pen maker. Ours comes with a working refill, and we are happy to say that it takes Schmidt P8126 refills. So you needn't worry that the pen will never take refills now that Omas is out of business. The layers and depths of its celluloid will captivate you for hours as you write. 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4075 Sheaffer Lifetime Telephone Dialer
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 4075: Sheaffer: Lifetime Telephone Dialer
Way back in the 20th century we had curious inventions known as telephones. They were simple electrical devices that allowed people to talk to each other over long distances. No texting. No videos. No camera. Just talking. To place a call, as it was known, you'd have to spin a ring to connect to a different phone's number. Sheaffer Lifetime Telephone Dialer pens included a special tail to help people spin the ring and dial a number. Definitely on the rarer side of Sheaffer collection, these pens are a real treat. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. The jade green celluloid has only a few spots of discoloring and looks amazingly sharp. Click the headline for a close up. 14k gold nib writes a delightfully smooth, wet fine line. There is a little wobble in the nib between the left shoulder and section. Its matching pencil still works! Takes 1.1mm lead. 14.3cm capped.
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