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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~All pens shown are restored, in nice working order.  Just fill the pen and write!

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Pen #1962    Vac filled   Parker 51      SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: gold plated clip Material  - Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: reproduction jewel Filler: vacumatic
Point:   extra fine Imprint:  crisp
     1st quarter 1945
Size: 5.5"
COMMENTS:  The Parker 51 is arguably the  most popular pen of all time, and many argue, the best pen of all time.  They were highly sought after when they were introduced and still are today.  This one was made in the first quarter of 1945 as the Allies made serious advances into Europe and the end of  was less than 6 months away.  The cap has  been refrosted, the imprint clean, and it's restored, of course.

Pen #1963      Vac filled Parker 51       SOLD

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: gold plated clip Material -Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws:  none Filler: vacumatic
Point:    fine  Imprint: excellent  T6 -
            2nd quarter 1946
Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:   Some say that the Parker 51 prepared the market for the introduction of the ballpoint with it's hidden nib - just a bit sticking out the end  VS a big hunk of gold out in front.  Perhaps.  What it did was turn the pen world upside down and a time when you just couldn't get them.  The best pen ever made, and you couldn't have one because they  went to the military first, and production was limited as manufacturing focused on war material, not pens.  But after the war, oh boy! Did they ever sell!  Parker continued to make the pen in one version or another well into the 1970s.  This one is dated 1946, the "T" reportedly indicating that the pen was assembled in Toronto.    The cap has beeen refrosted, the pen restored, the jewel on this one OEM.  A fine nib instead of extra fine, which is more common.....

Pen #1964    Vac filled Parker 51        $167

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal: gold plated Material - Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: reproduction jewel Filler: vacumatic
Point:   extra fine Imprint: excellent
          2nd quarter 1943
Size: 5.5"
COMMENTS:   The cool thing about the vac 51 is that most were made during WWII.  By the end of 1947 Parker was already moving towards the aerometric filling system, and by the end of 1950 the date code had been eliminated from the pens.  But I like to think about what was happening when the pens were made - in the case of this one the war was already turning, especially in the Pacific.  Lots of battles to be fought, but it wasn't nearly as dark as it was just a year earlier.  The pen is in extra fine condition- the cap de-dinged, but there are some flea bites  and bumps in the surface.    Restored, tested and ready for you to use!

Pen #1956      Esterbrook J  9556 nib    SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  steel Material - plastic
Nib condition: excellent Flaws:  none Filler: lever
Point:   fine - 9556 Imprint:excellent Size: 5"
COMMENTS:   Esterbrooks were my first decent pens, and still a favorite.  I have a counter top display case full of them across the room from me, proudly filled with  Esterbrooks from various stages of the Esterbrook lineup.  They're good pens, made better in some ways than the pens made by the Big Four.  Esterbrooks that I sell are restored with a good 9000 series nib in them.   If you buy an Esterbrook in the wild, it's likely to need to be restored, may have just a 1500 or 2000 series nib,  so you pay for a pen, a new nib, repairs (unless you can do it on your own) and shipping both ways.  Buy this one, it's done.  

Pen #1957     Esterbrook J  9556 nib    SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  steel Material - plastic
Nib condition: excellent Flaws:  none Filler: lever
Point:   fine - 9556 Imprint:excellent Size: 5"
COMMENTS:  See comments related to Pen 1956.  This one also has a 9556.  Did  I mention that I really like Esterbrooks?  Could be why there are usually at least a couple loaded ready to be carried and used, in the drawer next to me.  

Pen #1965      Sheaffer Admiral    $77

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition: excellent - nice bright mask on the       nib Flaws:  none Filler: touchdown
Point:   extra fine Imprint:excellent Size: 5"
COMMENTS:   Most of the time you find these with a #33 nib in them.  This one came through with a #5 feather touch.  A nice writing nib -  it's an extra fine, but there is just enough difference in vertical and horizontal stroke to make it interesting.  Restored and ready to use of course.

Pen #1961    Rotring 600 Trio  pen       $237

Overall Grade: near mint
Metal: aluminum Material - Lucite
Nib condition:   Flaws:  Filler: NA
Point:   NA Imprint: 3 Size:  5.8" to button end
COMMENTS:   OK, I know that this isn't a fountani pen.  It's been sitting in my collection for some time now, unused....  I'm a fountain pen guy and rarely use a ballpoint, and if I must use one it's a Retro 51 with a Schmidt capless RB.  If these are new to you, it's one of the  all-in-one ballpoint pens.   Blue, red and 0.7 mm pencil in one body.  This matches the earlier 600 pens with the knurled top.  To select the writing mode you turn the body so that the appropriate color dot, or pencil symbol is up, then push the button down.  To retract, turn the knurled top above the clip.  The eraser is under the button.   Made out of solid alminum, including the threads, the pen has a nice heft to it.   The finish is a nice and nearly perfect matte black.  Nearly perfect as in  just a little sheen to the matte finish in a few spots from rolling around in the case - no wear through in the finish or even close to it.  As shown in the box wtih the papers.

Pen #1944   Sheaffer Targa 1009  Barley Corn pattern      $167
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: gold plated Material -gold plated brass
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:   medium Imprint: Size: 5"
COMMENTS:   The 1009  gold plated Barley Corn Targa dates from 1979 -  about the time that I started my first job in radio, and a year or so before I bought my first Targa.  I still have that one - and several others!  This on is in near mint condition.  I don't see evidence of it being inked, but can't say that it wasn't either.  Though a bit worn, the gold M stamp is still on the back side of the section.  I've put in a new red end (synthetic sac) converter and replaced the cap clutch as a matter of routine so that it closes with a firm snap.  In the box with the papers and a couple cartridges.  Note the bit of tape on the front edge of the box. 

Pen #1945       Sheaffer Connaisseur  Classic             $197

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:   medium Imprint:excellent Size:   5.5"
COMMENTS:    Sheaffer began production of the Connaisseur in 1986, and this is one of the first edition pens.  Plain  23K plated cap band and clip - the clip engraved Sheaffers.  The last of the series was made for Levenger some time in the early 2000s.   I have three of the Connaisseur pens - one of the black Engine turned models, two from Levenger - and they're excellent writers, comfortable to hold.  This pen has seen little use, and is in excellent condition.   The gold stamp on the section, though worn, is still there.  I've installed a new red end (synthetic sac) converter.   Cleaned, tested and ready to write.  No box.  

Pen #1959       Sheaffer Balance II            $177

Overall Grade:  NOS
Metal: gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition:  mint Flaws:  none Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:   medium Imprint:excellent Size:   5.5"
COMMENTS:    The Balance II was voted pen of the year by a popular pen magazine when it first came out, and it is a great pen.  Unfortunately the more expensive marbled pens were made out of a compressed  acrylic that proved to be prone to cracking.  Beautiful pens, but....  The solid color pens are much more stable.  I never did figure out why the high pens got the two tone nib marled "Feather Touch" and the lower end solid color pens got the "Lifetime" nibs, when it was the other way around with the original  Balance - the more expensive pens got the Lifetime nib.  Go  figure.....   Whatever the case, THIS pen has the  correct Lifetime nib,  a new converter and a box.  No papers with the pen.  The back of the nib is marked with the gold  M.  Priced just a bit above what just the price of a replacement nib (let alone the pen and converter) from Sheaffer.    This pen has not been filled.   If you want me to test the pen, please tell me when you  place your order.

Pen #1805    Sheaffer Lever fill Crest  (1500)          $147

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  gold plated Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: ding in top of cap
              brassing on the lever
Filler: lever
Point:  fine Imprint:  excellent Size:  5"
COMMENTS:  Sheaffer made these pens in both lever fill and plunger fill, and in a couple of sizes.   Some folks like the lever fill, some like the plunger filler.  This is the smaller of the two sizes offered.  Often  found with a ding in the top of the cap,  this one is no exception.   No other dents to the cap - just the flat spot on top.    Just restored and ready to write.  
Pen #1878         Sheaffer Statesman       $157

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 #1928   Pastel Parker moire pattern ringtop    $127

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: button
Point:   fine Imprint: excellent Size:  4.4"
COMMENTS: This is a sweet little pen from my early days of collecting.  The knurling is good on both the inner cap and blind cap, the imprint is excellent, the color of the barrel brighter than it shows up in the picture.  Both nib and barrel are marked "Lucky Curve," though the nib is simply a Christmas tree feed, and does not have the lucky curve on the end.   

Pen #1943     Sheaffer Admiral        $67  

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material - plastic
Nib condition: excellent Flaws:  none Filler: lever
Point:   medium Imprint: worn but readable Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:   There's no doubt when this pen was made - the stamping on the barrel reads "H. Bray from spring class 1951."  I  always find things like this to be interesting, wondering what made H. Bray (Helen or Hank?) popular enough that they were given the pen.  The section is nice and clear, trim clean, the imprint is a bit worn though.  Unlike a good number of the pens that we find, it has a medium nib.

Pen #1812  Sheaffer Lifetime short Balance   $137

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: gold plated Material - celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler: lever
Point:  fine gold lifetime Imprint:  worn but readable Size: 4.8"
COMMENTS:  A later Balance than the half  Balance shown above..  Note the curved clip VS the humped clip of an early Balance.  This pen is the same diameter as a standard Balance pen, but is shorter by about an inch - nice if you have a shirt pocket that is a bit shallow.   The plating in the pen is in excellent condition, no visible wear.    Just restored.
Pen #1934                Sheaffer Legacy 2 RB                      $127

Overall Grade:  CRISP
Metal: palladium  plated Material - satin chrome plating
Nib condition:  NA Flaws:  none Filler: rollerball refill
          1 refill included
Point:  NA Imprint: Size:  5 1/4"
COMMENTS:   Emperors Silver palladium trim with  an hourglass pattern.  Made in  2002.   This can be converted to a fountain pen if you pull the spring in the end of the barrel and install a nib assembly.   The fountain pens were originally sold with a palladium plated nib.  

 2009 Columbus Show pen LE      $350 $325
 The  2009 Columbus pen show is based on the Wahl  "soldier clip" pen from the 1920s, the pen has a roller clip, gold filled trim, and  Bexley's  18 karat gold nib in medium.    Not too big, not too small., it's  nearly identical to  it's  vintage cousin in  size.  The cap posts nicely on the barrel, giving an ideal length  to the pen.  Only  15 pens were made in orange.  
The Rangers are discontinued,  and our last one has sold.  If you like the style and size of the Ranger, grab  this  pen.  Same size, same style, same nib, but acrylic instead of  hard rubber.  

This is the last 2009  Columbus show pen available anywhere,  Period.  If you're interested in the pen  GRAB IT!
Nib size FINE - other sizes may be special ordered   Nib material - 18K gold Filler:  Cartridge/Converter - converter included
Price:  MSRP   $395
  The Main Street Price- $350  $325
Color:  Orange
Trim:  gold filled
L=  5.05"     128.28
D =  .471   11.96 mm

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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