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Pen #2220           Parker Royal Challenger      $237
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see notes Filler: button
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  extra fine
              2nd quarter 1939
Size:   5.2"
COMMENTS:   Parker Royal Challenger in the silver herringbone pattern.   The color of the celluloid really is pretty good.  The picture is fairly accurate.  The clip is clean and bright, the cap band has been replated with rhodium with a solution that holds up very well.  There is some  hazing on the tassie.   Fully restored.

Pen #2278         Sheaffer Snorkel Special     $117
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: polystyrene
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  snorkel
Point:  fine  Palladium silver
Imprint:   Size:   5.6"
COMMENTS:  Snorkels in general were made from 1952-1959.   The Special was a later edition, introduced  in or after 1955.  Pastel blue without a mark on it.  The nib is marked F6, which means a fine palladium silver.  Its a smooth writer too.  Plating is exellent - the cap band looks a bit brighter because the Canon CCD sensor can't get the pastel blue right, and I'm not going to tweek the color any more than this.  This is a little too blue - it should have a bit of gray in it.   Clean as a whistle,  and a very nice, smooth writing pen, restored as always with a synthetic sac.  

Pen #2277    Black and Pearl Sheaffer  Balance      SOLD

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  extra fine - gold plated Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see description Filler:  lever
Point:  fine  Imprint:  extra fine Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:  This is an early production Balance - short section, long humped clip, pinned lever.    The color is better than many, not as good as others.  What it does have is a sweet nib.  No cracks, crazing or tooth marks.   There is a spot of brassing on the cap band - you can see it in the picture.  

Pen #2259       Parker Challenger      SOLD
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  replated trim Filler: button
Point:   XF  
Imprint:  excellent
          3rd quarter 1937
Size:   5."
COMMENTS: I've said it before, and I'll say it again -   I like the size of the 1930s Parkers.  Parker used the same section for the Challenger and the Streamlined Duofold Jr, but made the pen a bit longer, so I find it more comfortable to use.  The plating on the pen was brassed, so it has been replated with rhodium.  The solution I use has proven to be pretty tough, so I expect it to hold up as well as the original chrome trim.  Fully restored and ready to use.  Nice nib too - with the good color and nib, I've been tempted to keep the pen....

Pen #2192        Parker Duofold International      $247
Overall Grade: excellent Metal:  excellent Material: acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:   XF   The number code says 80 
which is a needle point, but it is in fact a fine nib
Imprint:  excellent
    "Q" =   1990
Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS:  Thinning the number of Duofold Internationals in my collection, so putting this one up for sale.  Its in excellent condition,  made the second year of the original run of  Duofold Internationals.  No damage to the pen, it looks nearly new.  

Pen #2265   Demi Parker 51 aerometric      $127

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent  chrome plated,
               Lustraloy cap
Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  aerometric
Point:  extra fine Imprint: worn Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS:   When Parker made the first generation of 51 pens, they made a "demi" version, which meant that the barrel was shorter, but all of the other parts were the same - cap size, diameter, blind cap....  But when they introduced the Aerometric 51 pens, demi translated into a pen what smaller all around.  not only shorter but thinner, with even a smaller collector because the section was smaller.  Its shorter than a standard 51 by about 3/8", and smaller in diameter at the clutch by about 1.1mm.     This is the teal version .  The  sensor can't get the color right, so leans more towards blue than green in the picture.  The cap is clean and dent free,  it has a new, clear synthetic sac, original jewel.

Pen #2219         Sheaffer  Statesman      $137
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: snorkel
Point:  fine palladium silver
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.6"
COMMENTS:   Its a snorkel.  They're not the fanciest of pens, not the most expensive, but Sheaffer made and sold a heck of a lot of them, and for a good reason.  They're great pens!  This one is in excellent condition with clean trim and no flaws.  I avoid the use of  the term "near mint", but you get my drift...  Fully restored with a synthetic sac installed for a long useful life.  

Pen #2221        Sheaffer Valiant     $147
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  snorkel
Point:   XF 
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.6"
COMMENTS:  Another snorkel.  I have to admit that I can't keep the models straight, and have to look at the old Pen World Pen Clips drawn by Fred  Plewa over 20 years ago to figure out what the model is.   The difference between this pen and the Statesman is the two tone 14K nib.   Also fully restored with a synthetic (not silicone) sac.  Why synthetic?  When a rubber sac fails in a snorkel, water or ink gets into the barrel  which can create an awful rusty mess.  Synthetic avoids this as it is not effected by ink, or by contact with the metal sac guard.  While I don't recommend using boutique inks,  its safer with the synthetic sac in the pen.  Just flush often to avoid buildup of ink in the snorkel tube.

Pen #2246     Sheaffer Imperial        $87

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:   medium
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS:   This is a later iteration of the Imperial -  same basic profile, but with a cartridge filling system rather than the touchdown filler.    The cartridge version is just a tad shorter than the TD,  the section threads in this case are metal.  Note the nice, deep imprint on the barrel.   A converter is included, and if you need one to get started we can add a black cartridge.  Just remind us when you order.

Pen #2258    Parker 45 set     $77

Overall Grade: MINT
Metal: excellent Material:  plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments Filler: cartridge/converter
   both cartridge and converter included
Point:  fine 14K
Imprint Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:  The Parker 45 was developed as a student pen.  They're rugged, reliable, and easily cleaned.  The nib unscrews and you can pop the nib off of the mount if you need to.  They were made for quite a while.  This one comes in the original box, with the papers, and original converter and cartridge.   The sticker on the lid was for a "loss insurance offer."   Parker was offering insurance for Parker 45 and Super 21 pens purchased during 1966.  The insurance form is still inside.  Sorry - you had to register before Dec. 31, 1967.  The pen is absolutely mint, including the converter.  The only flaw is a slight indentation from the clutch fingers on the section, not the usual puckering.  There is a crack on the lid of the case, but no damage beyond that.

Pen #2235   Sheaffer  Snorkel "Special"     $117
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  snorkel
Point:  medium Imprint: excellent Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:   I had to dig a bit to find the right name for this pen.   This has a Palladium nib instead of a 14K nib.   Clean as a whistle, the pen isn't mint, but its darn (that's D A R N  in case you're wondering if I can't spell and left off the N)  close.  Just as clean inside as outside.  It had been inked, so I've gone through and restored everything, cleaned and tested to make sure that it writes.  The sticker is original.  I'll leave it up to you to decide whether to take the sticker off or not.  

Pen #2221         Parker Challenger      $147
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: button
Point:   XF  Vac nib
Imprint:  extra fine
               4th quarter 1938
Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS:   I like the size of the 1930s Parkers.  The diameter of the Challenger is just a bit chunkier than that of the Royal Challenger, and so more comfortable to hold.  The color of the silver chips in the celluloid in the picture is pretty accurate.  The trim while not shiny bright is clean with no brassing.  No dings or cracks.  The imprint while not deep is quite good and all there.  Fully restored.

Pen #2204  Sheaffer Saratoga snorkel   $137
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  
Filler: snorkel
Point:  medium  - marked M4
Imprint:  extra fine Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS A very clean Sheaffer Saratoga snorkel.  No dings, no brassing, clean threads and barrel band.  The imprint has W    W A Sheaffer.    Quite original, and obviously a goof on Sheaffer's part,  and it made it through quality control.  Quite interesting, though I don't think it impacts the value quite like an inverted Jenny....
Pen #2203   Burgundy Sheaffer Saratoga     SOLD
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:   Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   some wear to the plating on
       the barrel threads
Filler: snorkel
Point:  fine
Imprint:  extra fine Size:   5.4"
COMMENTS:  The nibs on the open nib snorkels were #5  nibs, or #74.  Not marked #5 Feather Touch, one assumes that this is a 74.  Nice nib whatever the case, marked  14K  Fully restored.    The sac is synthetic (PVC) to  avoid the sac failure that seems to be more common with the latex sacs than they were 10 or 15 years ago.  I doubt that you'll have to have the pen restored as long as the point holder gasket and 0- ring (both synthetic rubber too!) hold out.   These pens are nice, reliable writers.

Pen #2244       Sheaffer Tuckaway set            $137

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  perfect  Material:  Forticel
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.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.      Restored and ready to use.

Pen #2230        Sheaffer Sovereign      $147
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent - gold plated Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:   fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:   5.2"
COMMENTS:   I've often referred to Sheaffers as the "Chevrolet of the pen world."  Reliable, steady, well made, affordable, and recognized by everybody - about the same definition you would use for Chevys of  the era.  They were the working mans pen. Sheaffer started to transition from their celluloid pens to pens made of  an injection molded plastic that they called Forticel.  The earlier pens like this, up through 1947  were made of Celluloid.  In 1948 Sheaffer switched to an open nib, and Forticel.  Still a quality pen.    The plating mask on the nib is in excellent condition, as is the trim.  Some transparency to the celluloid of the section, restored and ready for you to use on a daily basis!

Pen #2260         Sheaffer Jr Size Balance     $97
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler: lever
Point:   XF   #3 nib
Imprint:  excellent Size:   4.8"
COMMENTS:  There's a reason why I  keep referring to pens as "Jr  size Balance"  Sheaffer made a Sheaffer Jr. nearly identical in size, without the white dot etc. for a while, with Sheaffer JR stamped on the clip, and a nib marked  Junior in the nib.  These are the smaller  Sheaffer Balances - bigger than a vest pocket pen, but smaller than the slender Balance, made for a smaller hand.  These fit into that category,  but of course don't have the JR markings.  Well made pens as were all of the pens that had the Sheaffer name, the parts often interchangeable.  This pen has the earlier #3 (VS 33) nib.  No tooth marks, no cracks, no brassing.  Fully restored.

NOS Parker VP nibs       $67

COMMENTS:   Parker VP nibs.  We believe that these are new old stock.  All are clean and in perfect condition.  These nibs are untested so that they remain mint.  The nibs are not returnable.  Some are in boxes or sales packaging, some are loose.  You're buying the nib, not the packaging,  so no choice in loose or in the box.  The number of nibs per size are listed below.  Specify nib size when ordering.   Price above is  for  XF, F and medium nibs.
XF Fine Medium
6 2 4
We have one exotic VP nib available:
 - One #79 medium left oblique nib ( nib slants to the right). Nib is for left handed users.   $97.

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