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All pens shown are restored, in nice working order, and backed by our standard warranty
Details about each pen will be provided below.  

Please note that the pens shown are not to scale.
Prices do not include shipping.

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Pen #2119      Bexley Balance     fine cursive italic nib     $227

Overall Grade: new
Metal:  chrome Material:  acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
            converter included
Point:  fine cursive italic
   0.6 mm vertical stroke
    0.25 horizontal stroke
Imprint Size:  5.7 "
COMMENTS:   This is a large pen, a bit larger than the Sheaffer Balance II.  The pen was made by the folks at Bexley using the acrylic used for the "summer storm" Corona.  I like the look of it here better.  The nib is a Sheaffer Balance nib, ground to a  fine cursive italic.  A nice, smooth writing pen that's comfortable in your hand.

Pen #2132    Sheaffer long slender Balance - jewelers band cap      $137

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated -  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  plunger        
Point:    fine #3 Imprint:   excellent Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:    This is a long slender Balance, non-lifetime.  The pen  has a fine #3 nib.  No brassing on the clip or jewelers band cap band, no engraving on the window on the back side of the band.  No cracks in the cap lip.  There is a little transparency to the barrel - you can see that it fills as it should.  Freshly restored.  

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 way s a 51, the main differences being the black jewel, octanium nib instead of  gold, and the stamping on the pressure bar.   Starting in the early 60s some had fillers marked  "special" but also had the silver jewels and gold nibs.  This one has the octanium nib and black jewel.  Restored, clear sac, and nice frosting. (original)

Pen #2131         Mabie Todd NY,  #4  flex nib            SOLD
Overall Grade:  fine
Metal: gold plated
Material:  BCHR
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: minor brassing at the very edges
             of the cap band.
Filler: button
Point:  see comments Imprint:  extra fine Size: 5.3"
COMMENTS BCHR Mabie Todd Self filler, New York.    The chasing is a bit worn, and  its not as black as we would like, but it has a rather nice flexible nib.  Not wet noodle, but true flex.  The line width goes from about 0.3 m with no pressure to 1.5 mm without complaining.    Note the initials on the cap band.    I have no idea what they are, but they sure look pretty.

Pen #2092      Rotring  Tiku  (Stylograph)         SOLD
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: Filler:  piston
Point:  fine - steel Imprint: extra fine - some wear but decent Size:  5.46"
COMMENTS:   These are interesting pens.  The idea I gather started out in the US, got imported to Germany where they were quite popular, and then  made its way back to the US in  Rapidograph technical drawing pens.  These were intended to be written with, not necessarily as technical drawing pens, which is why you find them in fancy materials and gold trim.  You can usually put a modern nib unit in if you want something finer or want a jewel point.  Everything is intact including the wire in the tube.  We've just restored the pen, and that means that the mechanism has a new cork.  

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.

Pen #2125       683  Sheaffer Medici  Diamond Targa  NOS Medium    $297
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  nickel - extra fine Material:Sterling Silver
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  NONE Filler: Cartridge/converter
               converter included
Point:  Med. 14K
        NOS, chalkmarked
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 #2112    Sheaffer  Masterpiece Crest set             $927
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: 14K gold
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see description Filler: lever
Point:  extra  fine 14K Imprint:  excellent Size:  
COMMENTS:   Yes, this is a 14K gold pen and pencil set.  In the original box. If you look at the top picture you can see the marking at the top of the clip.   Made in the 1940s there aren't a heck of a lot of them around.   There are two or three flea bites in the pen  (one shown above) including under the clip,  and  few in the pencil, also shown.  The ends of the pen and the pencil  which are usually flattened a bit are in perfect condition - no dents. The chasing on the pen and pencil are clean clear.    The pencil is working.   The pen has been restored.

Special conditions apply to this pen.  I will only ship to an address in the CONUS.  If  payment is made by Paypal, it will ship only to the verified address in the Paypal account.  

Pen #2120            Sheaffer Imperial      $87

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  cartridge/converter
               converter available
Point:  fine Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   The Sheaffer Imperial had a long production run.  Starting with Touchdown Fillers, then cartridge/converter pens.  Fancy overlays from sterling to 14K gold.  The were the second pens with the inlaid nib - the PFM being the first.   They're the Twiggy version with a slimmer profile though not skinny, and without the snorkel tube. The pen has been disassembled, cleaned,  tested and nib smoothed.  A converter is available.  The squeeze converters now go for $20, but we'll make one available for $15 with the purchase of this pen.  Modern cartridges fit as well.

Pen #2118          SJ Esterbrooks          see table for price

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: lever
Point:   #1 - green  9450  $50
              #2 - gray  9550    $50
              #3 - gray transitional   9668  SOLD
Imprint:   #1 worn
                  #2 excellent
                  #3 excellent
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   Three Esterbrook SJ pens, freshly restored with 9000 series nibs installed.    Specify pen and number when ordering.

Pen #1954         Sheaffer Craftsman       $87

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  perfect - gold plated Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  fine #3 Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.04"
COMMENTS  Sheaffer is really good at making things confusing.  They used the name Admiral and Craftsman for pens that were quite similar, and switched things around over time just to make it fun for pen collectors 50 to 60 years later.  The stinkers.  Near as I can decipher things, this is a Craftsman because it has a #3 nib and not a #5 nib (without without the platinum mask,  with or without the "feather touch" marking.)   What it is, is one Sheaffer's remarkable, reasonably priced nibs designed to be a reliable, affordable, every way writer.  Restored of course so that it can be your every day writer.

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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