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Vintage Pens: 4574 Sheaffer Lifetime
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4574: Sheaffer: Lifetime
Sheaffer Lifetime flat tops are such nice daily writers. This pen isn't much more than that. Fully restored, it works well but it shows plenty of wear on the cap and barrel. There is brassing on the trim, and the clip is a little loose. It has an authentic Sheaffer section and nib assembly, but it isn't the correct one for this pen. Its 14k gold nib writes a medium line with a little feedback. A great daily writer. Click the headline for close-ups. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4559 Parker Duofold International
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 4559: Parker: Duofold International
So close to perfection, it is painful. Tragically, this otherwise mint condition Parker Duofold senior fountain pen made of orange hard rubber, has a triangle shaped hole in its side where the rubber blew apart. We super-glued Humpty Dumpty back together, and it looks like a museum piece with the cap closed. Such sharp, crisp milling on the cap and tail ends! No brassing. An original "Christmas tree" inkfeed. An original box! We restored the pen with a new ink sac. Its 14k gold original nib writes a smooth fine line. Everything works great. Too bad about the side of the barrel. Its button filler is also pretty chewed up, BUT we think it is solid 14k gold! Click the headline for close-ups. 14.1cm capped.
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.
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: 4515 Parker Oversize Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $299.99
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Vintage Pens: 4515: Parker: Oversize Vacumatic
Straight out of 1935 comes this Oversize Parker Vacumatic! It is a handsome, reliable pen in black with gold trim. The love it received is well expressed in the wear on the cap and barrel. No cracks, but there is no hiding that this was a daily driver. Lots of brassing on the cap rings. Fully restored, this pen is in good working condition. Its 2-tone 14k gold nib retains the vast majority of its original plating. Please click the headline for a close-up. The silvery plate is only missing on the leading edges of the shoulders. You will write a firm fine line that is fairly smooth but with the shadow of some feedback. Its lockdown filler still locks down. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4527 Parker Vacumatic Set
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $699.99
Vintage Pens: 4527: Parker: Vacumatic Set
In 1936, Fred & Ginger lit up the silver screen in the classic "Swingtime," King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne to marry an American divorcé, television broadcasts first began, Jesse Owens showed up the Nazis in Berlin, Joe DiMaggio was a rookie, FDR won a second term and this Parker Vacumatic standard set in burgundy was made. It was an elegant era, and this pen in many respects marks the pinnacle of art deco design. This particular set is in excellent condition. No cracks, maybe 1% brassing, no scratches, restored and working. Its two-tone 14k has some cosmetic issues. Click the headline to see close-ups. It writes an extra-fine line with a little flex but not much. The matching pencil works great in excellent condition and comes with spare 1.1mm leads. Pen measures 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4503 Esterbrook M2 Set
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 4503: Esterbrook: M2 Set
Esterbrook picked up the popular aerometric filling system started by Parker in the 1950s. Our Esterbrook M2 is new old stock from 1958. It is a red pen-and-pencil set, and the pen still has its pricing sticker. Unfortunately, these caps have an unfortunate habit of splitting. The fountain pen has a 3/4-inch split from the lip just to the left of the clip. The rest of the pen is in mint condition with a working ink sac. Instructions on the filler say it fills in three squeezes. Its steel 1555 Gregg nib writes a surprisingly smooth extra fine line. Its matching pencil is likewise in mint condition without a split in the cap. Twist the tail cap to advance and retract its .9mm lead. Pen measures 13.5cm capped.
Inkwells and Blotters: 4496 Wooden
Era: 1980-present
Price: $25.00
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)
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