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Vintage Pens: 5114 Sheaffer Balance Lifetime
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 5114: Sheaffer: Balance Lifetime
The genius of Sheaffer is evident in its Sheaffer Balance pens. Modern, streamlined, simple to use and yet enduring craftsmanship that has a 90-year-old pen working as good as new! Our oversized vintage pen is nearly perfect. No cracks, scratches or brassing. You have to feel its only imperfection, which is a slight bulge around the inner-ring that serves as a hinge for the lever. Fully restored with a new ink sac, this pen is both ready for use or a museum display. Its two-tone 14k gold nib is perfect and only slightly rare side of life. You will write a smooth, firm extra-fine line with it, feeling perfect contact with the paper. The ink-viewing window in the section is darkly ambered but perfectly fine. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5076 Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Autograph
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: B
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 5076: Sheaffer: Lifetime Triumph Autograph
Whether you are all about the bling or a buttery smooth broad nib, we think you are going to love our Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Autograph. Autograph pens took a standard oversized Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph and gave it a solid 14k gold pocket clip and a huge solid 14k gold cap band. The original owner could actually have his or her signature engraved into the cap band. On our vintage pen, "P.C. Regan" opted to have his or her name engraved in large, serif-font block letters. Aside from a scar above the crisp barrel imprint, the pen looks almost perfect. We restored it with a new ink sac. You will write a juicy, smooth broad line with its early Triumph nib. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5058 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: B
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 5058: Parker: 51
A rare broad nib helps this handsome teal blue Parker 51 Demi stand out from the crowd. Its aerometric filler makes it easier to fill, and its original pli-glass sac is still in great working order. The Demi models are a little shorter than the standard models, but it still feels great in your hand and writes well. You'll find a little light wear from use but nothing particularly stands out. Its nib is a degree or two off center but writes smoothly when you find the sweet spot. The broad nib is closer to modern day mediums, just a shade thicker. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5047 Sterling Silver
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: 1900-1909   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 5047: Sterling: Silver
Maybe it is the romantic in us, but we like to picture a Victorian lady dressed in a fancy frock biting the end of this sterling silver dip pen as she writes her lover. To say this pen is elegant is an understatement. Fairly large for a dip pen, it is still slender, but not as slender as many other pens we've seen. Aside from the beautiful design there are no other hallmarks or assays other than the word "Sterling," which appears twice on the barrel of the pen in relief and not as an imprint. We aren't sure if this pen is from the early 1900s or late 1800s. We included a new-old-stock Bronze Falcon Esterbrook 048 nib. You will write a very nice semi-flex line that goes from a fine to almost 1mm wide with some feedback. Aside from the bite marks on the tail taper, the only other blemishes are some spots of tarnish we can't quite polish out. 18cm.
Vintage Pens: 5046 Sterling Silver Repousse
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: 1900-1909   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $399.99
Vintage Pens: 5046: Sterling Silver: Repousse
Classy, elegant, sophisticated. Dip pen fans will love this sterling silver repousse antique pen. We suspect it comes from around the turn of the 20th century. It could be older. The holder is marked "Sterling," but there is no formal branding. Ergo, we don't know who made it. There are a couple little marks on the pen, and one of the silver edges where the nib goes in has split just a teeny-tiny amount. We included a "new" Esterbrook Bronze Falcon 048 nib, which is NOS. You will write a firm, smooth line from extra-fine to about 1mm. This is semi-flex and far from a wet noodle. Click the headline for close-ups. Yes, our cat is holding the pen down for a nib close-up, and, no, he is not for sale with the pen. 18.5cm.
Vintage Pens: 5044 Waterman 222
Filling Mechanism: Eyedropper
Era: 1900-1909   Fountain Pen Nib Size: BB
Price: $699.99
Vintage Pens: 5044: Waterman: 222
Antique pens just keep coming. Here is an ultra rare Waterman 222 Barleycorn pen made of sterling silver and ebonite. Made around 1905, this is a classic taper cap eyedropper. Best of all, the cap and barrel are in incredibly good condition. No cracks or dents. A script name is engraved into the cartouche on the barrel. It is 5 letters that seem to start with a J and end with a Z. You can unscrew the section to fill the pen, though we don't recommend using a pen this delicate and rare. Click the headline for a close up of the rare, beautiful and problematic 14k gold nib. This has an early star logo!. It also has a bad crack coming out of the breather hole. It writes double broad on a dip with some feedback. 14.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5050 Waterman 0322
Filling Mechanism: Eyedropper
Era: 1900-1909   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $699.99
Vintage Pens: 5050: Waterman: 0322
Grail pens such as this Waterman 0322 "Chased" pen from the early 1900s are intoxicatingly rare. What has become known as "repousse" in many pens Waterman called "chased" in its early turn-of-the-century catalogs. This taper cap with gold-filled overlay is a once-in-a-lifetime pen for us. Its 14k gold nib writes an extra-fine to 1mm flexi line, but the slender hard-rubber pen is so delicate, we don't really recommend writing with it much. Filling this eyedropper pen will be difficult as the section seems firmly screwed together and not wanting to separate. Engraved on the barrel cartouche are the initials E.H.L. You can see a couple bite marks on the end of the barrel and tip of the taper. Its biggest flaw is an upside-down "L" crack from the lip of the cap. Clear imprint on the taper cap. Overall, a very good vintage pen for its age. Click the headline for close-ups. 14.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5037 Esterbrook Dollar Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 5037: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen
Incised cap bands strike again! This rare cap is a treat in green. We have fully restored this Esterbrook Dollar Pen. We present it as we found it, and we think the cap and barrel are a matched pair from different pens. The greens are a little different and the cap and barrel make a little bit of an elbow when screwed together. Nevertheless, this crack-free cap is still fairly rare. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. No cracks, but there is a little wear on the cap and the nib section has some deep scratches from a previous repair. No cracks in the barrel. It is a good pen. It sports an early 1551 nib that writes a medium line with a little fine variation. 12.1cm capped.
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