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Vintage Pens: 3725 Parker VP
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $225.00
Vintage Pens: 3725: Parker: VP
The Parker 75 is one of the most popular fountain pens from the vintage pen era. However, that pen never would have been as popular if it wasn't for its original incarnation as the Parker VP! The V.P. meant Very Personal. What made it and the 75 so personal? The ergonomic section grip AND rotating 14k gold nib! Nibs are stationary in most pens. In the Parker VP, you can carefully rotate the nib in the ergonomical grip to custom fit the writing angle to your hand! Parker only made the pen for a couple years because the glass (or glass-like) ink-view/nipple assembly for the aerometric filler cracked too easily. Luckily for you, the entire filling unit is in great working order on this classic pen. The pen was heavily used and shows wear on the cap and barrel, but there are no cracks. Its original 14k gold nib writes a broad line. Click the headline for a close-up. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3729 Sheaffer OS Balance Set
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 3729: Sheaffer: OS Balance Set
As far as we're concerned, the Sheaffer Balance might be the most perfect fountain pen ever made. Elegant, simple and an amazing writer. When the average person thinks of a vintage fountain pen, the stereotype image that most likely comes to mind is that of the Sheaffer Balance. This model is the rarer Over Sized Sheaffer Balance. It has been restored with a new ink sac. The color is amazing, without more than 5% discoloration. No cracks! You'll only find brassing on the ball of the clip. Light wear on the cap and barrel. Its 14k gold nib writes a firm, medium line. The pencil shows a little more wear with scratches on the nose cone and brassing on the ball clip. Twist the tail cap to advance a 1.1mm lead. The lead mechanism retracts, too, but we don't think this lead is engaged in it, so you need to push the lead back in after the twist retraction. We find that the pen is the widest Sheaffer Balance we've ever held, but it only measures a capped length of 13.8cm.
Vintage Pens: 3721 Parker 51 Signet
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 3721: Parker: 51 Signet
Parker 51 fountain pens were already the classy flagship of the company's line in the 1950s, but it really added an extra something else when it made the 14k gold-filled Signet edition! Our vintage pen is DENT FREE! The only wear on the barrel is where the cap closes over the nib! Everything else is either light wear or no wear. It has a great "pli-glass" sac that still looks fairly fresh and works well. You'll write a firm, extra-fine line with its original 14k gold nib. A real treat for using or displaying. 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3708 Sheaffer Clipper
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 3708: Sheaffer: Clipper
Ahoy! Catch the Clipper on the way to a writing paradise. Sheaffer Clipper pens were near the top tier of the Snorkel line of fountain pens. These had the White Dot warranty and a "palladium silver" Triumph nib. We restored this pastel blue beauty with a new ink sac, O-ring and point seal. It has some wear from use and an engraving for M.J. Hopkins. We have no idea who that was. It writes with a firm, extra-fine line. No cracks or dents. Some wear from use. Complete with box and instructions under the pad. 14.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3724 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $89.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 3724: Parker: 51
In 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play pro-baseball; Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier; the "Black Dahlia" was murdered; the Cold War was coined; Stephen King, the C.I.A and this pen were born! This pen is a Parker 51 in "Cordovan Brown." It features a fully restored Vacumatic filler unit, and it writes an extra-fine line with its 14k gold nib. You can see a little wear and staining on the hood cowling of the nib. Yet, the rest of the pen is in excellent condition with minimal wear, scratching or denting. Even its Lustraloy cap looks good. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3722 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $99.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 3722: Parker: 51
Quite possibly the most popular pen of the vintage pen era is the Parker 51. Designed to be 10 years of its time when released in 1941, it was called the 51. Its most distinguishing feature is the hooded nib, a cowling that prevented the pen from drying out as quickly. In the late 1940s, Parker switched the filling system from a vacumatic filler to an Aerometric filler. This was a squeeze-bar you pinched over a silicone or "pli-glass" ink sac. Our somewhat rarer green Parker 51 is one of the later Aerometric fillers. It comes with a stainless steel "Lustraloy" cap. Our's is in good working order with the original ink sac! These "new" ink sacs seem to nearly last forever. No cracks but a little wear, especially where the cap snugs against the nib cowling and tail. Its 14k gold nib writes an extra-fine to fine line. 13.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3700 Wahl-Eversharp Personal Point
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 3700: Wahl-Eversharp: Personal Point
Eversharp made a stunner of a pen in the 1930s with its Personal Point line of pens. Focusing on nib customization, these pens originally had nibs that screwed in and out...10 years ahead of the more famous Esterbrook pens and Pelikan pens of today. Dozens of nib sizes and characteristics were available. This standard-size pen has a later model Skyline nib retrofit into the pen. YET, it is still a right-handed OBLIQUE STUB! It is a very small stub width, but it is still nice. We find it writes smoothly, if you're right-handed, with subtle line variation from XF to .5mm wide. No cracks mar the pen, but the cap is definitely darker than the barrel. Still, with that nib, it is a great bargain. Fully restored. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3720 Esterbrook J-9558
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 3720: Esterbrook: J-9558
Remember when the phone company likely was the biggest company in town? Check out this gem of an Esterbrook J-model pen that was once "Bell Systems Property." Look closely under the lever of the pen for the old imprint. We've restored it with a new ink sac, and it looks as if some lucky Bell employee had an upgraded steel 9558 nib. It writes a fine line that sings a little for us. (Kindofa squeaky sound but minimal feedback) The pen was clearly heavily used at Bell Systems. It has no cracks but plenty of scratches. You'll find the clip is on tightly but not 100% flush with the side of the cap. A great daily driver and conversation piece. 12.7cm capped.
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