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Pen #2182   70s Sheaffer No Nonsense       $27

Overall Grade: new
Metal: chrome plated Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
Point:  see list
Imprint Size:  5.14 "
COMMENTS:  . I've always been a fan of the No Nonsense pens.  I  still have the one that I bought on my way to college back in 1974 -  sort of a light coffee color.  It saw a lot of use, enough to wear a good flat spot on the nib, so I installed a new steel nib a while back.    We picked these up recently.   The were made in the 1970s as well.  I gather that Sheaffer was experimenting with colors - these are lighter than the later translucent ones.  They were ballpoint/rollerball pens, but I had a bunch of gold plated nibs, so I've upgraded them with the better gold plated nibs.    You  can pick you color and nib size, and we'll even send along the original BP section and spring if you ask for  it.  Any available nib can go in any available pen.  

We have red end squeeze converters,  which means that they have a synthetic sac, but they're nearly the same price as the pen  ($20) .     First come, first served on the nibs.   Please state color and nib size.   Here's what we have available:  

Clear Demonstrator  - 2
  Blue -  1
  Red - SOLD OUT
  Smoke - 1
  Green -  2
 Broad - 8
 medium - 1
 Fine - 2

Note that the pens while new, at this price,  are untested and sold as is. 

Pen #2164    Parker  50  Falcon  FP and BP set       $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: stainless steel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
             new converter
Point:  medium
Imprint Size:  5.14 "
COMMENTS:   Somehow I missed this pen when I finished college in December of 1978, not that my mind was working on anything beyond figuring out how to meet expenses and find a full time job.  If I had seen them though, chances are that I would have bought one.  The fountain pen made it out in time for the 1978 Christmas sales, and appeared in the catalog in 1979.  The cap and barrel are brushed stainless steel,  the nib is frosted, with the front part of the nib polished.  Like the T1, the nib and section are one piece.  The pens were offered as a BP and FP set, so this is likely the way they were purchased.  The trim is clean, with a little wear on the FP clip.  The  cap actuated BP has a working refill, and will of course take the Parker Gel refill.  I tried one of the pencil inserts, and it worked.  The pen has been cleaned, and the nib adjusted and smoothed.

Pen #2169              GF Parker 180               $137

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: gold plated
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:  M/XF
Imprint Size:  5.18 "
COMMENTS:   A classic from the "skinny pen" era, the Parker 180 was introduced in 1977.   I don't think I even knew about them until about 10 years later.   They're called the 180 because the pen has two line widths.  The ads said "One nib.  One Point.  Two ways to write."   The medium side contacts the paper with the silver bar on top.  Flip the pen over, with the feed on top, and you have an XF nib.   This pen is exceptionally clean,  and though I rarely use the words "near mint" to describe a pen, I sure am tempted  with this one.   No dings, no brassing, clean as can be, with the original squeeze converter inside.  

Pen #2175              1st Generation Vacumatic Jr             $147

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  extra fine - gold plated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: replated cap bands Filler:  vacumatic
Point: extra fine
Imprint:   extra fine
                2nd quarter, 1936
Size: 4.6"
COMMENTS:   The first generation Jr and 3 band standard pens are my favorite size Vacumatics.  They're a bit chunkier than the 2nd generation, the section a little fatter, so they fit in the hand nicely, and are in my opinion, more comfortable to write with.   The pump on this one is clean and solid, the nib smoothed, the pen restored.  The cap bands were a bit brassed, so they have been replated.   I have to admit, I always find the gold trim on black pens to be attractive.  This is one of those pens that I'm tempted to keep.    

Pen #2174            Carmine red Sheaffer Tuckaway               $157

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: a couple*   flea bites in the cap band  Filler: plunger
Point:  extra fine
Imprint: excellent Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:   The Tuckaways are popular pens. Sheaffer made the Tuckys or some form of short, compact pen  from the 1930s into the late 60s, ending with the Compact Imperials.  With a clip, they're short shirt pens, without a clip a pocket or vest pocket pen.  Except for the Compact Imperials (we have some of them for sale too) which use a standard cartridge, none of them hold a heck of a lot of ink.  There just isn't enough sac/barrel/plunger stroke/whatever to hold pull in and hold the ink.  Fully restored with our high grade, long  life rubber material.

*I have found out that in some parts of the country,  "couple" does not necessarily indicate "two," but could mean 3 or 4.  We won't go into the social and relational implications of that.  By couple, I mean two.

Pen #2159             Sheaffer Valiant Autograph pen           $167

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  14K gold Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: lever
Point:  medium
Imprint:  extra fine Size:   5.3"
COMMENTS:   Sheaffer pens with wide 14K cap bands appeared early on in the company's history.  The word "autograph" connected with the pens with these wide  bands didn't appear until around 1931, and on the Balance pens in 1939.  The clue that this is still and Autograph is the 14K on the cap band and on the clip (you can see it on the band in the picture above) and the 2000 on the barrel.   The 2000 isn't the model, but the price - $20 for a pen was really something back when the pen was made.  The Valiant was the largest of the pens made at the time.  Though not perfect, it is in extra fine condition.  There is of course the name in the band, but there's also a bit of a wrinkle near the lever (shown in inset) , and a bump on the lever,  With the 14K band and clip, it would be priced much higher if it were in perfect condition   The pen has been restored and is ready to write.  The  band is engraved T.C. Caswell.

Pen #2125       683  Sheaffer Medici  Diamond Targa  NOS Medium    $247
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  nickel - extra fine Material: gold plated
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  NONE Filler: Cartridge/converter
               converter included
Point:  Med. 14K
        NOS, chalk marked
Imprint:   Size:   5.3"
COMMENTS Dating from 1989, the Medici Diamond Targa is brass with a clear lacquer finish.  One of the more desirable and less common Targa patterns.   NOS medium nib with converter.    In the box,  with instructions.  New cap clutch installed to insure secure closing of the cap.

Pen #2165      Parker vacumatic filled 51         $167
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  rolled gold cap - extra fine Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  reproduction jewel Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  crisp and deep
                2nd quarter 1944
Size:   5.5"
COMMENTS One needn't say much about a Parker 51.  They are I believe, the most popular pen of all time, and many would argue, the one of the best ever made.  I remember an article in Pen World quoting one of the long serving staff members at a popular DC pen shop as saying that she could sell every 51 she could get her hands on.  Great pens.  This one is of course fully restored, the cap de-dinged, nib smoothed.    

Pen #2151   Black and pearl Sheaffer Balance      $237

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler: lever
Point:  fine 5-30 nib 
Imprint:  excellent Size:  6.1 "
COMMENTS:   No, you aren't seeing double.  This is a slightly later pen than  #2142.  Nearly identical, but it has the later, shorter humped clip.   Combos are somewhat uncommon, and finding one in this condition even more so.  Nice color, no brassing.  The pencil  screws straight and firmly into the barrel, and works.   The pencil uses 0.046" "standard" leads, which translates into about 1.1mm, which is available.   Note that because this  a combo it is a bit shy of  3/4"  longer than the standard Balance.   Restored of course!  

Pen #2143      Dubonet Red Wahl Eversharp Skyline        $137

Overall Grade:extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material:  celluloid cap,
   plastic barrel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  brassing on lever,
  minor brassing on edges of clip
Filler: lever
Point:   fine semi-flex
Imprint Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS:   I would call it burgundy, but Eversharp called it Dubonet  red.  The cap is the red/green striated celluloid.  I hesitate to call the nib a full flex, but it has more flex to it than the standard Skyline nib.  The derby is secure in the cap, and the nib and feed are secure in the section.  Restored.

Pen #2139    Sheaffer Triumph    $197

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  plunger
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  crisp Size: 5.2"
COMMENTS:   Introduced in 1941, the  so called Wartime Triumph is unique with its short section, slender profile, wide cap band and nib threads.  This one is exceptionally clean, with  the barrel as clear as they come...  and I do know how clear they were having handled NOS barrels in the Sheaffer service center.   The clear parts are still the original pale green.  The pen has been updated with  the modern Viton 0-ring packing  seal and high grade buna-N head gasket.  The extra fine nib is nice writing too.

Pen #2140    Sheaffer Stratowriter     $87

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal: gold plated Material:  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: Sheaffer BP refill
Imprint: excellent Size:  5.3 "
COMMENTS:   Sheaffer made ballpoints to go with their fountain pen and pencil sets.  This is about the size of the fat Touchdown pens.  Its in excellent condition, no brassing, no cracks, excellent imprint.  The clip has the button on it to indicate that it is a ballpoint and not a fountain pen.  The section screws firmly into the barrel.    The pen has been udated with a Sheaffer "widget" adapter, spring and a plug in the barrel so that the pen can use a modern Sheaffer refill.  Cool pen.

Pen #2122        Parker 51 special   $117
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: NONE Filler: aerometric
Point:  fine Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.5"
COMMENTSThe Parker 51 Special was in all ways a 51, the main differences being the black jewel, octanium nib instead of  gold, and the stamping on the sac guard.   Starting in the early 60s some had fillers marked  "special" but also had the silver jewels, frosted cap,  and gold nibs, and was called the 51 Standaard.   This one has the octanium nib and black jewel.  Restored, clear sac, and nice frosting. (original)

Pen #2147      Streamlined Duofold Jr Pencil       $77
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  extra fine - gold plated Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: Filler: 
Point: 0.046" =  1.1mm lead Imprint: extra fine  Size:  6"
COMMENTS:    Parker simply rounded the end of the  Duofold pens when they made them streamlined, but the pencil called for a complete redesign of the body.  The fancy gold end was abandoned all together, and the design updated to match that of the pen.    The color on this pencil is better than that of most of the pens you'll find.

Pen #2114         Sheaffer Tuckaway set            $137

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  perfect  Material:  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none Filler: plunger
Point:  fine
Imprint: excellent Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:  Pants pen?  Vest pocket pen?  Polo shirt pen?  You decide.  Tuckies are short in the pocket but comfortable to write with when  posted.  Some people love them, some hate them. Not sure what the plastic is whether it's Forticel or celluloid.  The pen has the cartridge style filler unit (as in the section unscrews and the whole filler comes out of the body with the section).  The pencil is working and has some leads (thin leads) in it.    In the original box.  While the pen is in excellent condition, the box has some wear to it.  Restored and ready to use.

Girologio pen cases

  Girologio pen  cases.  Beautiful rosewood pen cases, in your choice of 24 or 36 pens.  These cases are very well made, with glass tops, and velvet lined trays. The deep slots in the trays will hold even your oversize pens.   Click here  to see more pictures and  for pricing information.

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GOT INK?  We  stock several colors of  bottled Sheaffers ink including blue, navy blue (blue/black), brown,  green,  and   and can ship the ink with your pen.  $8/bottle, two for $15.  Just tell us what color you want and how many bottles.

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