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Pen #2005        Sheaffer Imperial  set        SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: gold plated Material - gold plated brass
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:   extra fine  14K Imprint Size:   5.2"
COMMENTS:   The Imperial actually preceeds the Targa by a decade or more.  They're solid pens, about the same diameter, but using a different clutch system.  Sheaffer made these in one form or another for about 3 decades - nearly as long a run as the Parker 51.   This is a pen and pencil set- the pencil uses  0.9 mm lead.    In the interest of full disclosure, the ends of  the pen and pencil are flat, not rounded, but no wrinkles or dents.  It's likely you wouldn't notice if I didn't mention it.  With the original papers and box of cartridges tucked in the slot on the underside of the case.  The original stickers to go in the salesperson's stamp book and inventory control stickers are still on the bottom too.  

Pen #1876     sterling Cross Century II      $137

Overall Grade:  near mint
Metal:  sterling silver Material - metal
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:   XF rhodium plated 18K Imprint:   Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS: MSRP on this pen is $315.  We picked this up at a good price and are able to pass the savings along to you.  Sterling silver cap and barrel.  Cross says that the trim is silver plated.  In the box, outer box , no papers.    Cross pens can be converted from FP to RB and back just by changing out the front end and inserting a RB refill.  We have the RB front end and are including it with the pen.    

Pen #2002     Flame pattern Sheaffer Stylist      SOLD

Overall Grade:  near mint
Metal:  gold plated Material - metal
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:   mint - 14K fine Imprint:   Size:  5"
COMMENTS:  Make for the UK market back in the 70s, to my knowledge these were never sold in the US.  When I bought a batch a few years ago, the price stickers were all in GBP (no sticker on this pen).  They sold rather well with the red section - this last one has been lurking in my collection, and I decided that it needed to go int he hands of someone who would use it.  The nib is mint, though unless instructed otherwise at the time of purchase, I will fill it and test before shipping.  
Pen #1950          Pastel Green Sheaffer Admiral                $137

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: snorkel
Point:  fine Imprint:   Size:  5 1/2"
COMMENTS:  The Sheaffer snorkels (1952-1959)  were very popular pens.  The  pen manufacturers were always looking for a way to fill a fountain pen without having to go through the "messy" ritual of dipping the entire nib  into a bottle of ink to fill the pen.  Sheaffer's idea was to extend a retractable metal tube ahead of the nib that would draw ink into the pen  keeping the nib itself out of the ink.  Turn the blind cap, retract the tube, write.  The most complicated pen design you're likely to encounter, but very reliable.  The Sheaffer engineers were very good.  

Sheaffer at this point was putting the white dot only on the Triumph nib pens,  so though just as well made,  the Admiral and Saratoga did not receive the white dot on the cap.  The only differences though, were the open nib, a straight cut snorkel tube, and no white dot.  Everything else is identical to the white dot pens.   Very clean, restored, and ready to write.

Pen #1949           Sheaffer Crest                $177

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material -  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: small dent and small  flat spot on top of cap Filler: plunger filler
Point:  fine Imprint:  excellent Size:  5"
COMMENTS:  This is the smaller size Crest.  No price code on the barrel, simply the Sheaffer etc. markings.  No white dot.  Note the clarity on the section.  Bright color on the barrel too.  Restored with our high grade, long life rubber materials, and ready to write.

Pen #1878         Sheaffer Statesman       $117

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent - clean bright
            plating on the nib
Flaws:  none Filler: plunger/vacuum
Point:   extra fine Imprint:excellent Size: 5"
COMMENTS:   This is a Statesman, about the same diameter as a Crest,  open nib, plunger filler from the pre-snorkel days.  The pen has what I call the "cartridge" style where the section and filler are the one unit that screws into the barrel.  No white dot of course, because when  these were made Sheaffer was reserving the white dot for the Triumph nib pens, which were considered to be the "premier" pens, even though most of the parts used were the same.  In excellent condition with an exceptional imprint, no brassing and of course restored using our high grade, long life materials for the packing unit and head gasket.

Pen #1806              Lever fill Sheaffer Crest            $197

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: slightly flattened point on cap Filler: lever filler
Point:  fine Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS:  The full size (large)  Crest, but a lever fill version.  Larger in girth than it's smaller sibling, and I think more comfortable to hold.  No plating wear on the cap though the top of the cap has a flat spot, typical of these pens.  White dot on the end of the barrel.    Good plating on the nib.  Restored of course.

Pen #148           Sheaffer Lifetime Balance  1000 price code           $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler: plunger
Point:  extra fine Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  There is the common misconception that the  number on Sheaffer pens is a model number, so folks would describe it as a "1000" but that's incorrect.  It was a price code - in this case the pen sold for $10.  But it does tend to give us a reference.  What it is in fact, is a nice, clean standard size Balance with  decent color, clean trim and a good nib with bright plating on the mask.  The barrel itself is a dark amber, but that doesn't detract from the over all appearance of the pen.  No cracks in the cap lip, no tooth marks, and restored with our high grade rubber products for a long useful life.

Pen #1994               Sheaffer Balance - Jr size                 $87

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal: gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  extra fine Flaws: name in barrel Filler:  lever
Point:  extra fine Imprint: excellent Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:    A Jr. size Balance - more of a ladys size pen.  Decent clarity to the section,  bright plating on the nib,  clean trim.  Name in the barrel - Lizzie Nichols.  A little to deep to even contemplate removing it - not that I'm inclined to do that anyway.

Pen #1991           Sheaffer 1003 Targa         $147

Overall Grade:  near mint
Metal:  gold plated Material:  lacquer over brass

Nib condition
:  excellent
Flaws: none Filler: cartridge/converter
    converter included
Point:  medium (stamped into plastic) Imprint Size:   5"
COMMENTS:  I still have the stainless Targa that I bought at Penn Traffic in DuBois 33 years ago before we got married.  I didn't have the money, but the pen was calling to me....  I still have several Targas, and still think that they're an iconic Sheaffer.  One of the pens that you have to have at some point as a collector.   The  Sheaffer Targa  website has a table that reveals a dizzying array of finishes and colors released over the years.  Be careful - they're addicting!  This one is a great one to start with.  I'd mark it as mint except that I'm sure it has been inked.  The finish is a pleasing matte black, no damage to the paint on the corners of the ends.  The cap clutch still clicks nicely.  I've installed a fresh red end (synthetic sac) converter.  In the box as shown, no papers.

Pen #2007           Sheaffer 1003 Targa set         $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material:  lacquer over brass

Nib condition
:  excellent
Flaws:   Filler: cartridge/converter
    converter included
Point:  fine Imprint Size:   5"
COMMENTS:  This is nearly identical to pen #1991, except that the finish isn't near mint - it's developed a bit of a sheen on the barrel.  But then it comes with the pencil....   No wear to the corners of the barrel or cap top though.  The  0.9 mm pencil has a twist type of mechanism.  In the box as shown with papers.  

Pen #1983       Parker Vacumatic Major      $167

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  extra fine Imprint:  excellent
                4th quarter 1946
Size:  5"
COMMENTS:   Parker introduced the Vacumatic in the mid 1930s,  and by the end of the decade had started to transition  to the second generation Vacs  which were thinner, more streamlined, and a little longer.  The Junior and  Major were nearly identical - the barrel parts including the filler are interchangeable.  The big differences  though were that the Major had a larger nib and feed, blue diamond clip and  wide cap band with the chevron pattern.  This is the silver stripe pattern, with  nickel trim.   The condition of the pen is typical for this color - a bit darkened, with the trim with a bit of haze to the finish.  No brassing or dings,  but  neither is it perfect.  Still a nice pen and nice writing too.

Pen #2001          Parker Parkette             $67

Overall Grade:extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: replated trim, name in barrel Filler:  lever
Point:  fine Imprint:  worn but readable  
                 4th quarter 1938
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   The Parkettes of the 1930s were to my knowledge the only lever filled pens that Parker made.  The interesting thing is that you would find the same pens marked PARCO.  I mean the same pens with the same trim, nibs clips, levers colors, just a different name stamp and stamping on the nib.  This one is the only one I've seen with an arrow clip like this.  It's original, as I bought it a decade or two ago.  Steel Parkette nib.  The plating on the trim on these was never very good, and this was no exception.  Replated, though without cutting any corners.  Which means the base layer of nickel, then a layer of 14K gold plating.  The solution that I use has some cobalt in it, and it seems to hold up well on my own pens on which I've used it.  Certainly as good as what Parker was using on the pens.  And the name on the barrel - entertaining I think.  What other brand would Nelson Parker dare to buy??

Pen #1998       Parco by Parker    SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  med to fine Imprint: excellent
           no date code
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   This is a prime example of the Parkette/Parco  (Parco = Parker Pen Company)  crossover from the mid 1930s. I have others with the Parkette imprint in green marbled celluloid. The nib on this pen is marked  14K Parko.  Like all of the Parco/Parkette pens, the plating on the trim was rather thin.  I've replated the trim on the cap with  nickel under layer to prevent  tarnishing, and then the 14K gold.  It is IMO as good as the original, which I will admit is not as heavy as found on Parkers top line pens.  A nice pen, about the same size as a Duofold Jr (it shared it's section and celluloid with the Streamlined Duofolds).  No cracks, and restored of course.

Pen #2003       Parco by Parker      $87

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  med to fine Imprint: excellent
           no date code
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   The black Parco is also in extra find condition.   The trim is clean enough that I may have replated it - it's been in my collection, and frankly I don't remember.  Restored, clean, a solid little pen with a 14K nib.

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.

We carry all colors of Sheaffer ink....
black, navy (blue black), blue, red, green,  brown,  turquoise,    and purple.

NEW!   We also stock Aurora ink in the two colors available - blue and black.

Sheaffer ink - $8/bottle
Aurora ink - $14 /bottle

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