Vintage Pens: 1075 Sheaffer Crest
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Sheaffer Crest fountain pens are easily identified by their gold-filled caps on normal Sheaffer Snorkel pens. This vintage pen sports a nice pastel green barrel. We have fully restored it with a new ink sac, O-ring and snorkel gasket. The snorkel itself is a rare 14k gold tube. Just wait until you with the pen. Its two-tone 14k gold nib writes a super smooth medium line. There's only a little wear an light scratching on the body. The cap is free of scratches and dents, except directly under the clip, which is a little off kilter. Filing it under "Nobody's Perfect," the skirted nib has a little seepage where the gold meets the plastic. We have tried sealing it with rubber cement to no avail. It will seep. As it is a great writer, be sure just not to hold it that low, and you'll be fine. When full, keep it nib up when not in use, and that will also minimize seepage. 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1478 Waterman 100 Year Pencil
Filling Mechanism: .9mm
Sheer perfection is the only way to describe this translucent red Waterman 100 Year pencil! You can still see through it to the eraser and mechanical parts. NO CRACKS. No brassing. Minimal surface wear. The middle band is engraved "P.E. Giannini." The lead moves up and down with a smooth twist of the tail cap. The eraser is 90% in tact but hardened. Spare leads still rattle around in side this beautiful vintage pencil. Has both the ribbing and the skinny-thick-skinny middle bands. 13.5cm.
Vintage Pens: 1267 Conklin IV
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Round out your vintage Conklin collection with this silver-plated Conklin IV pencil. Although it hasn't any lead, you can see the mechanism move up and down when you twist the nose cone. The pencil has an attractive chevron patter. You can see it and some of the wear better when you click the headline photo. There are no dents in the barrel, but the nose cone has some pitting and dings. The plating has some dark patches that don't seem to want to polish up nicely. The imprint on the tail are strong. The blind cap reveals the eroded remains of the hardened eraser. 13.4cm.
Vintage Pens: 1248 Sheaffer TM-Triumph
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
All engravings aside, this rare Sheaffer Touchdown TM Triumph has been one of our favorite finds of late. It looks like it did when it left the store more than 60 years ago. We replaced the ink sac and O-ring. The clip is on tight. There is no wear on the gold-filled pen. It is engraved on the barrel with the name of "Louis Schaaf." The cap is engraved "10 Years / Tension Env Corp". The two-tone conical Triumph nib is 14k gold and writes a firm fine line. Click the headline font to see a close up. A small patch of gold shines through the palladium plate on the bottom tine of the photo. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1273 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Relive the decadence of wealthy folks in the early 1930s with style, by writing with this incredible red marbled streamline Senior Parker Duofold. Fully restored with a new ink sac, it is great for use or collecting. The pen clearly has some scratches, brassing and wear from years of loyal use, but it also has white in the imprint! The blind cap is hard rubber and possibly a replacement, as the cap's top appears to be made of Parker's early plastics. It has a monster 14k gold Duofold nib and a Vacumatic inkfeed. The nib writes a firm fine line. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1298 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
BLUE ON BLUE! It is the rarest of the color patterns for the Parker Duofold line, as it was only made between 1929 and 1930. Our Parker Lady Duofold is even rarer as it has a wide gold cap band! It has a little brassing, but it is in good overall condition...if you don't mind G.P. Hall engraved on it in beautiful script letters. Click the headline font for a better look. We overlit the blue-on-blue just so you could better see its consistency on the cap and barrel. The vintage pen is fully restored to working order. There are a few drawbacks: chocolate hazing on the cap top, hazing and heavy scarring on the section from a previous repairman, brassing on the ball of the clip and a scarred button. There are no cracks. The original Christmas Tree inkfeed and 14k gold nib write a buttery smooth fine line with a little FLEX! 11.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1262 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Few 1940s pens are coveted as much as the double-jewel Parker 51. We up the wow factor on our vintage pen by including a rare wavy-line gold-fill cap! The vacumatic filling unit has been restored with a new diaphragm. The 1948 imprint is strong on the barrel. The hood and blind cap are definitely a shade or two lighter than the barrel. Click the headline font and you can see two dents in the 14k gold fill cap. The cap has minimal scratching or other wear. The 14k gold nib writes a stiff fine line. We loosened it up and got it flowing more smoothly, but it would benefit from more regular use with a little tine loosening help from time to time. 13.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1033 Senator Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Piston Filler
This vintage fountain pen by Senator is in good working order, unrestored by us. The pen still fills with a twist of the piston in the tail. The viewing window is still mostly clean and green. This is a wider bodied large model. It has a plated iridium nib. Click the headline font to see it up close. You will notice a little separation of the tines. It still writes a reasonably smooth medium to medium-broad line. The pen has some wear and a couple little scuffs, but there are no cracks. There is a little discoloration on the pocket clip. 12.6cm capped.