Pencil: 4850 Parker Duofold
All the cool cats in the 1920s had an orange Parker Duofold. This pencil is in great working order, loaded with 1.1mm lead and a spare. It is the medium size, as opposed to a small or oversized version. There is some brassing on the gold-plated trim. Tough to see in the photo, but it was pretty obviously dropped on its tail topper once. One side is a bit depressed. 12.8cm.
Vintage Pens: 4846 Sheaffer Balance
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
We adore this Depression-era grey-and-red marble design for this oversized Sheaffer Balance set. The vintage pen has a great shine that makes it look much younger than 90ish years. The pencil looks more faded and worn. Minimal brassing. Fully restored, the pen is in perfect working order. The pencil advances a 1.1mm lead with a twist of the tail cap. There's a hardened eraser stuck in the pencil and what sounds like spare leads trapped underneath. You will write a smooth extra-fine line with its two-tone 14k gold nib. This is an American extra-fine not the whisper-thin Japanese extra fine. Click the headline to see where a little of the silver tone is coming off. There is a small hairline crack in the back of the cap lip of the pen. A little wear on the section. Hand etched into the bottom of the flat feed are 2 sets of 4 numbers. Yet, overall, this pen looks fantastic.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4819 Namiki Pilot Dragon
Filling Mechanism: Rollerball
2022 might not be the year of the dragon, but it could be with this handsome sterling silver Namiki Dragon rollerball pen. We photographed the pen to showcase the dragon as best we could. There is a perfectly nice pocket clip on this preowned luxury pen. No dents or significant scratches mar the surface of this writing instrument. At worst there are a couple of very light shallow scratches. This pen comes with a working Pilot G2 refill of black. Writing with this pen is an excellent way to see in the year of the tiger. 13.8cm capped.
Pencil: 4840 Conklin Nozac
Red herringbone designs are among the most sought after by Conklin Nozak pen collectors. Here is a rare vintage pencil to match! Aside from a little brassing and wear, this writing instrument looks pretty sharp. It uses 1.1mm leads, and there are plenty of spares under the tail cap and hardened eraser. Twist the tail cap to advance and retract the lead. The imprint is fairly weak. 13.7cm.
Vintage Pens: 4841 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Black streamlined Parker Duofold Seniors aren't the rarest pens in the Duofold line-up, but they aren't exactly everyday finds, either. We lucked out in getting ahold of this handsome devil that is fully restored. It was gently used, as you will see some light scratches and wear from where the cap snugged against the barrel, but there are no cracks or deep scratches. You'll find a little brassing on the lower cap band and clip. The barrel imprint is nice and crisp with a 1936 date code, which would also explain the arrow nib and comb feed. You'll write a smooth medium line with its 14k gold nib. 13.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4519 Parker Vacumatic Maxima
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Do you wish your vintage grail pen came with a Japanese extra-fine nib? This 1939 Parker Vacumatic Maxima gets pretty close to Japanese extra-fine with the right paper. It is a beautiful silver pearl design with tolerable barrel clarity with ambering. No cracks, no scratches, no significant wear. It comes with a fresh diaphragm and a clean imprint and top and bottom silver pearl design jewels. There's monotone 14k gold nib. Click the headline for close-ups. Great aluminum speedline filler. Its only flaw seems to be the darkened metal trim around the blind-cap jewel. 13.6cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4824 Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Click the headline for a close-up look at one of the most popular pens out of Italy. Our Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age ballpoint pen is made of lava! This preowned pen has no cracks or deep scratches. It fills with a Parker-style refill, and it comes with a working blue one, at that. We like its girth for an easy grip. Yet, it is lighter in weight that one might suspect. Ours comes with its original box and papers. The initials E V are magnetized to the top plate. 12.8cm.
Pencil: 4834 Sheaffer Imperial
We love the diamond pattern in the solid sterling silver Sheaffer Imperial pencil. It is in great working order. Twist the tail cap to extend and retract the .9mm lead. No dents but a little tarnish. You'll find the clip has the initials "S.R.M." A hardened eraser and spare lead are under the cap. 12.6cm.