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Vintage Pens: 3437 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 3437: Parker: Duofold
Streamlined senior Parker Duofolds are in demand these days. There were fewer of them, and jade green ones that haven't totally discolored up the rareness ante. Not only does this one look good, it has been fully restored with a new ink sac. It sports both an original 14k gold nib AND a "Christmas Tree"/"Spear" inkfeed. The section is friction fit, not like the more prevalent screw-in versions. Click the headline for close-ups. You can even read the barrel imprint. The barrel is darker than the cap, which isn't evenly discolored. However, you can still very nice green, as this seems to be a later model. Its nib writes a sensuously smooth, wet medium line. No cracks, no brassing. Light wear from use. 13.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3436 Relief 2-L
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 3436: Relief: 2-L
Joining us from across "The Puddle" is a very handsome Relief 2L. Our vintage pen looks marvelous in its layered blue marbling. It looks like something out of a painting. No cracks, very clean cap and barrel. Only light wear mars the cap and barrel. Heavy brassing mars the pocket clip and lever. The filling system has been restored with a new ink sac. Now comes the fun part: It sports an 14k gold nib with an oblique, stub nib. Definitely for right handers more than lefties, it takes a little getting used to finding its sweet spot, but it writes nicely with a little feedback once it does. Natural line variation of about XF to 1mm. Click the headline for a close-up. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3433 Wahl-Eversharp Deco Band
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $550.00
Vintage Pens: 3433: Wahl-Eversharp: Deco Band
Oversized pens such as this vintage Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal Decoband, but when you add in a flexi "Signature" nib, it becomes irresistible. Be the envy of your pen club with this woodgrain, red-hard-rubber giant. Restored with a new ink sac, our vintage pen is a stunner whose cap and barrel crack and major blemish free. Click the headline to see a close-up of the nib. On the bottom-right side of the nib, where it goes into the section, you'll see an odd dent in 14k gold, but it doesn't seem to effect the writing. You'll write with a little feedback, as you flex the nib from fine to roughly 1.5mm wide. There's a deep scratch on the inkfeed under the nib, but nobody spends much time staring at the inkfeed. The lever has a little brassing. Some of the woodgrain black is a little discolored on the cap. Overall, the pen is in great shape. 13.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3432 Sheaffer Ringtop
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $225.00
Vintage Pens: 3432: Sheaffer: Ringtop
Today's flappers need a cutting edge writing instrument, and we recommend this Sheaffer Ringtop from the Jazz Age. This vintage pen has a floral print on what appears to be a gold-plated overlay. What appear to be the very elegant script initials "V G S" are on the name plate. A little brassing where the cap snugs against the barrel, and a small dent on the edge of the flat tail piece are the worst of the damage to this otherwise excellent pen. The lever dangles a little when the pen is upside down. It has been restored with a new ink sac. The very early original inkfeed and #2 Sheaffer nib write a wet, medium line smoothly. Its nib also has a little FLEX! 9.7cm capped...including the ringtop.
Vintage Pens: 3431 Sheaffer Half Balance
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 3431: Sheaffer: Half Balance
Behold a hyper-rare site! We are excited to present the cleanest black-and-pearl design we've ever seen on a vintage Sheaffer. There are only a couple spots of light discoloration, whereas most of these pens are brown and black these days. On top of that distinction, this is an authentic Sheaffer Half Balance, where the pen has a Balance cap and a flat-top body. These were actually cataloged by Sheaffer when they came out. Ours is beautiful and crack-free. It has been restored with a working ink sac. Its nib is 14k gold Lifetime model with its original inkfeed. You will write a smooth medium line when writing from a low angle of attack. If you keep the pen more verticle, it gets more feedback and a finer line. Nice big pen with good girth for improved, cramp-free writing. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3429 Waterman 52 1/2
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 3429: Waterman: 52 1/2
Let's get back to the really early classics. There's no denying the beauty and quality of our Waterman 52 1/2. Its woodgrain pattern on "red" hard rubber is stunningly fresh for nearly 100 years old. This vintage pen looks as if it just came from the factory. Fully restored with a new ink sac, this pen has no cracks, significant scratches or other major flaws. Great strong imprints! There's a hairline of brassing around the top edge of the cap band. That's it for problems. You'll see a black inkfeed under the original 14k gold #2 nib. And the nib! It's not just an experience...it's a way of life. Smooth extra fine easily FLEXING to 1mm. Click the headline for close-ups. 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3415 Esterbrook LJ-1555 Gregg
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 3415: Esterbrook: LJ-1555 Gregg
Esterbrook taught a generation of Americans how to write with an ink pen. No pen was more requested by high schools and trade schools for Baby Boomers. Affordable, attractive and easily customized, these were all-out troopers among the vintage pen era. We love how they have easy screw-out nibs...and more than 3 dozen different nib sizes. We restored this Esterbrook LJ fountain pen with a new ink sac. No cracks, light wear, strong imprint on top and faded on the bottom. Its steel 1555 Gregg nib was for practitioners of the Gregg hand-writing method. We find it writes a wet, smooth fine line. 12.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3414 Esterbrook SJ-1555 Gregg
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 3414: Esterbrook: SJ-1555 Gregg
We often speculate about the history of a pen, and if you click they headline of this Esterbrook SJ pen, you will see an obvious clue. Notice the nib? Its a "Durachrome" 1555 Gregg nib. Gregg was a handwriting method back in the day. This pen was designed specifically for use by secretaries, journalists and other serious daily writers using the Gregg handwriting system. Esterbrook J-series pens were among the most popular of the 1950s, teaching an entire generation how to write with an ink pen. We think of the SJ designation as "Short J-model" as opposed to the regular J and LJ, "Long" J. We restored this crack-free pen with a new ink sac. Light wear from daily use. Its steel nib writes a medium-broad line with some feedback. 12.5cm capped. 12.1cm capped.
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