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Vintage Pens: 4083 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 4083: Parker: Duofold
Oversized lapis blue Parker Duofolds this nice are difficult to find. Only the half-inch or so starting at the threads of the barrel are truly discolored and dark. You can see a lot of blue on both the cap and barrel...though especially on the cap. NO CRACKS! We restored the pen with a new ink sac. There's some brassing on cap bands and the ball of the clip. The pen has a few scars including a little mark on the cap below and to the left of the clip, and what look like plier marks on the barrel. The barrel is marked "Lucky Curve," but the inkfeed has a "Christmas tree" look without the "Lucky Curve" internal piece. Its 14k gold nib writes a surprisingly smooth, firm extra-fine line. Chocolate hazing on the cap topper and blind cap. 13.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4082 Conklin Endura
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 4082: Conklin: Endura
Entering the world as bronze and black, our Conklin Endura ringtop has discolored to a grey-ish green. We still restored it to a glossy shine after giving it a fresh ink sac. There's only a little brassing on the cap band. Most people will get excited by its 14k gold #3 semi-flex nib! Without pressure it writes a smooth hair-line extra-fine, but you can get it a shade over 1mm with gentle pressure. No cracks, okay imprint. The only thing that concerns us is its lever pin. It might have rusted and gotten weak, but it seems to work fine in our workshop. The neat extra with this pen is that its crescent moon hallmark in the cap is a little cockeyed and not level. Click the headline for close-ups. 11.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4081 Sheaffer Lady Skripsert
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 4081: Sheaffer: Lady Skripsert
Golden waves lap the silvery shores of our Sheaffer Lady Skripsert fountain pen. Its vibrant red section looks like the snorkel color vermillion, and it still has its original "chalk" mark for nib and pricing. We think this pen is new old stock. We couldn't polish out a blue spot, though, on the barrel just beyond the chalk mark. Click the headline for a close up. It has a fine palladium-silver nib that is firm and has a hint of feedback. No dents or other blemishes. It is a great display piece. You can write with it, too, but it takes a slender Sheaffer cartridge that is no longer in production. If you can find one of these formerly disposable cartridges, you can refill it with a syringe and write all day with it. 13.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4080 Sheaffer Ballpoint
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $29.99
Vintage Pens: 4080: Sheaffer: Ballpoint
It is always fun to look at the earliest ballpoint pens and see what penmakers were trying to figure out about the new writing instruments. We don't know what model this Sheaffer ballpoint was. It is gold plated or filled and dent-free. No real scratches, either. Clearly the pen is a clicker, BUT it also came with a cap! Click the headline to see the ballpoint refill still in the pen. This is nothing like a modern refill for Sheaffer, and we aren't certain how you'd make this pen work, again. The tail end of the refill is cracked, though it isn't visible in the photo. (We cleaned up a real, dried-out mess inside the pen.) The refill won't lock into a clicked down position. More of a beautiful conversation piece, at this point. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4079 Sheaffer Nostalgia Vermeil
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $349.99
Vintage Pens: 4079: Sheaffer: Nostalgia Vermeil
Sterling silver coated in gold has to be one of the most luxurious pens Sheaffer made in the 1970s. Our Sheaffer Nostalgia features the rare floral print pattern in the vermeil finish. Click the headline for close-ups of the glittering finish that is free of any dents or scratches. Best of all, you will write a soft, buttery smooth, wet medium line with the two-tone 18k gold nib! Included with the vintage pen is its original squeeze-bar converter that still works. Yet, even when it gives up the ghost, you can still use modern Sheaffer converters and cartridges. Modeled after the company's pens of the 1920s. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4078 Wasp The Clipper
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4078: Wasp: The Clipper
You can tell pen collectors pre-Generation X designated this design as "retriculated" and "circuit board" not "Matrix." We think Neo might approve of our Wasp "The Clipper." It is a very futuristic design for the 1940s. Wasp tried to pretend it was an independent brand, but it was really a Sheaffer brand designed for the second-tier market. We restored this pen, and there is nothing second tier about it. It has a new ink sac, and the vintage pen has very little wear. No cracks or noteworthy scratches. It has a little brassing or chipping of the silvery finish on its lever. Strong imprint. And O-M-G! The 14k gold nib writes a super-smooth fine line that is fine and wet. You will love writing with this pen. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4077 Conklin Conklin
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1910-1919   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $75.00
Vintage Pens: 4077: Conklin: Conklin
Conklin pens were a huge name in pens at the turn of the 20th century. Famously made in Toledo, Ohio, these pens were first promoted by Mark Twain. Our Conklin 4NL is a larger model of their pen, made of black hard rubber. We restored it with a new ink sac. Its imprint is weak, but you can still tell it is a 4NL. Plus, it also has a 14k gold #4 nib. You will write an extra-fine to fine line with it, not using any pressure. However, the nib does flex with a little resistance to about 1mm wide. Its biggest flaw is quite obvious. The pocket clip is missing from the cap, where this is a gapping hole. Click the headline to see a close-up. The pen measures 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4076 Sheaffer Balance
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 4076: Sheaffer: Balance
An oversized Sheaffer Balance is a must for most vintage pen collectors. We restored this classic pen with a new ink sac, and we are happy to note just how clear green the ink viewing window is. (Normally, this discolor to an amber.) The white dot on the cap became Sheaffer's logo, but at the time it designated the pen came with a lifetime warranty, for the life of the original owner. The cap and barrel look great. Minimal wear and no cracks. The only real flaw is moderate brassing on the cap ring and clip. You will write a very nice, firm extra fine line with the 14k gold nib that features only a hint of feedback. 14.1cm capped.
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