All Pens and Ephemera

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Vintage Pens: 4569 Unknown Ivory Dipper
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: pre-1900   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4569: Unknown: Ivory Dipper
Click the headline to take a look at the beautifully etched design on this 14k gold nib. We suspect this dainty little dip pen dates back to the late 1800s. We think its tail tapper is ivory. It comes complete in its original box. Here's the bad news. It is missing a teeny-tiny bit of the tipping of the nib. As such, it doesn't really write. You can have the tipping redone, but we don't do any metallurgy. It is a great rare little treat that is great for decoration and potentially future use with a little repair work.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4568 Namiki Pilot Vanishing Point Decimo
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: B
Price: $149.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4568: Namiki Pilot: Vanishing Point Decimo
Not quite metallic pink. Not quite sparkly champagne gold. We don't know what the formal name of this attractive color is, so we're going to call it pink champagne. In fact, this is a very impressive Pilot Vanishing Point Decimo fountain pen. A thinner version of the standard Vanishing Point, we love click-action fountain pens. With the exception of a small amount of wear on the clicker from use, this pen looks to be in almost mint condition. You will adore its buttery smooth 18k white gold, broad-point nib! It even writes like a European broad nib. It comes complete with its original converter. 14cm.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4569 Waterman Hemisphere
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $29.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4569: Waterman: Hemisphere
Waterman really seemed to get back into the pen game in the 1980s, and the Waterman Hemisphere has been a big player in the market ever since. This brushed steel model is in nice cosmetic shape with only a little bit of light wear. It fills with standard international cartridges or converters but comes with neither. You'll write a medium line with a little feedback from its golden metal nib. 13.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4570 Esterbrook SJ-1550 N.O.S.
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $69.99
Vintage Pens: 4570: Esterbrook: SJ-1550 N.O.S.
Teaching America how to write with an ink pen in the 1950s, Esterbrook SJ-models such as this New Old Stock piece were among the most requested by teachers in high schools and shorthand schools. Easily customized with more than 3 dozen nibs to suit many individual tasks, these pens were very popular. Our set comes with an still stickered fountain pen that we restored with a new ink sac. This vintage pen is in mint condition...and a minty green color. It comes with a still-stickered NOS TTJ pencil to match. The pencil appears to work but is missing its .9mm leads and eraser. We think the missing eraser might explain why the clicker part is sunken into the pencil. You will write a whisper-thin extra-fine line with the pens original 1550 steel nib that has a little feedback.
Vintage Pens: 4557 Sheaffer Lifetime Desk Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 4557: Sheaffer: Lifetime Desk Pen
If you're all about that base but need a Sheaffer Lifetime Desk Pen to in it, we've got you covered. We just restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. No cracks, no brassing, minimal wear. It sports an ebonite feed and section, which has some chocolate hazing. Its 14k two-tone gold nib writes a nice extra-fine line with the light feedback one usually expects of an extra fine. 19.9cm.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4556 Levenger Black & White
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $39.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4556: Levenger: Black & White
Although Levenger is not marked on the pen, we found it in this box with a Levenger filing instruction card. Regardless of who made it, is a smooth writing basic fountain pen. It fills with standard international cartridges or converter, but it comes with neither. We find its cap and barrel to be in excellent condition with minimal wear. Its two-tone steel nib writes a very nice medium line. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4517 Parker Oversize Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $899.99
Vintage Pens: 4517: Parker: Oversize Vacumatic
Perfection is difficult to achieve in vintage pens, but this 1940 Oversize Parker Vacumatic gets close. No cracks, only light wear and incredible barrel clarity with celluloid that is on the light orange-dark yellow spectrum. No brassing. A feint barrel imprint. Close to perfect two-tone plating for the 14k gold nib. (Click the headline for a close-up.) YET, as you can see on the main photo, the name "James A. Kunkel" is engraved on the barrel. We looked up the name, and there are too many James Kunkels to know who owned this specific pen. You'll write an extra-fine line that is a bit dry but can sometimes look fine. Restored and in great working order. Museum worthy rare burgundy...yet, still a good writer. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4516 Parker Oversized Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 4516: Parker: Oversized Vacumatic
Our photo doesn't do the barrel clarity justice on this Oversized 1934 Parker Vacumatic. Click the headline for close-ups. There is incredible clarity with only light-orange, not-quite-original yellow, ambering. Fully restored, this vintage pen has a good working lockdown filler. Only light wear on the fabulous silver pearl cap and barrel. Unfortunately, there is some brassing on the cap bands and the feathers of the pocket clip. Great silver-pearl "jewel" on the cap and blind cap. As you look at its 14k gold nib, you will see smudges and some missing plating. Polishing it, at this point, will remove all of the platinum or rhodium plating over the yellow gold. You will write a smooth fine-medium line with just a whisper of feedback. 13.4cm capped.
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