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Pre-Owned Pens: 6136 Rosetta Pagoda
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: B
Price: $49.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 6136: Rosetta: Pagoda
Asian themes rise in the relief work of what we are calling the Rosetta Pagoda pen. The only identifying mark we recognize on the pen is "Rosetta" on the steel nib. The golden pagoda roof on the cap is the reason we opted for the name. The barrel has dragons on it, among other things. The high spots seem a little worn or darkened. We don't know what was used to make the pen, but it is fairly heavy. It comes with a Schmidt standard international converter. You will find the nib to be a buttery smooth broad. UPDATE: We've been told this might be a modified Jinhao with an improved Rosetta nib. 14.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 6135 Sheaffer Student Pen
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 6135: Sheaffer: Student Pen
We think this was an early version of the Sheaffer Student Pens that would be better known as cartridge fillers in the 1960s-'80s. This one sports a TouchDown filler that was first introduced in 1949. We restored this 1960s' pen with a new ink sac and O-ring. You will write a medium line with its slightly scratchy steel nib. Click the headline for close-ups. Overall, the pen is in decent cosmetic condition. Only the top of the nib looks scratched up. 13cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4968 Pelikan 2-Pen Zip Pouch
Era: 1980-present
Price: $99.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4968: Pelikan: 2-Pen Zip Pouch
Pelican birds carry their dinner in a pouch. Why should you carry Pelikan pens in a special pouch. We have a lovely leather pouch from Pelikan that claims to hold 2 pens. We would argue it might be better suited for one really big pen or two average pens. Looks like new and comes with its box.
Vintage Pens: 6134 Sheaffer TouchDown
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $69.99
Vintage Pens: 6134: Sheaffer: TouchDown
The late 1940s brought a new ink-filling system to Sheaffer. It was the TouchDown filler. This ingenious system used pneumatics to help fill an conventional ink sac. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac and O-ring. You can see the pen is in pretty good shape, with a crisp imprint. The cap is steel and sports several obvious dents. You will write a dreamy, smooth fine line with its two-tone 14k gold Triumph nib. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 6133 Parker Deluxe Challenger
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 6133: Parker: Deluxe Challenger
Needing a quality pen that was also affordable to help get through the Great Depression, Parker developed the Challenger line. Our Parker Deluxe Challenger is a handsome green marble with the older Duofold-style button filler. It is an average sized pen with a small 14k gold nib. You will write a nice, firm fine line with it. A lower-tier pen they did some cheap plating over a steel clip. Most of the plating has worn away. No cracks, but the pen does have wear from use. Fully restored with a fresh ink sac. It is a nice vintage pen daily driver. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 6044 Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 6044: Wahl-Eversharp: Gold Seal
Coral is one of the most sought-after colors in the world of vintage pens. We restored this junior-sized Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal pen in coral with a new ink sac. The coral is a little discolored, which you can see in contrast to its matching pencil. The pen has a 14k gold "Signature" nib that unscrews and is marked as a medium. You will write a nice medium line that is both smooth and has a touch of feedback. No chips or cracks. Light brassing on the cap bands and lever. The pencil has some light brassing but is otherwise stunning. We think it works and will update after tracking down our 1.1mm lead. Pen measures 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 6130 Esterbrook J-9314B
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: O
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 6130: Esterbrook: J-9314B
Copper is our favorite color of the Esterbrook J-model pen. And any fan of exotic Esterbrook nibs will enjoy its steel up-grade nib of an oblique 9314-B model. If you aren't used to oblique nibs, it might take a minute for you to adjust to it. However, once you are used to it, it is a smooth writing vintage pen that goes from extra fine to nearly 1mm wide. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. No cracks, deep scratches or chips mar the finish of this pen. You'll see a little wear from use. There's an odd dark spot below and to the left of the pocket clip. We couldn't polish it out; maybe it is a part of the plastic. Nice, deep imprint. 12.7cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 6128 Krone Hyperbole
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $149.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 6128: Krone: Hyperbole
Early Krone luxury pens harkened back to the Parker Duofold button filler. Our Krone Hyperbole is one of those pens, which we had fully restored with a new ink sac at Krone's factory. The nice thing about these preowned luxury pens is that Krone guarantees them for life. So when the sac finally gives out, just send it back to them for a free repair! We like how this model looks like old-fashioned hard candy. The silver trim is nice, too. You will write a nice medium line with a little feedback...even though the 18k gold nib is marked XF for extra fine. 11.7cm capped.
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