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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.
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Pen #2092      Rotring  Tiku  (Stylograph)         $227
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 #2113           Sheaffer Tuckaway     $117

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  perfect  Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  ding in cap top 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.  This is one of the later versions of the Tuckaway made with the same plastic used in the later TD and snorkel pens, so some time after 1947.    White dot on the blind cap.  Note that Tuckies are short, the ink chamber is the small size, so don't hold a ton of ink.  Good to carry for note taking, writing checks (do you still do that?)  maybe even  signing closing documents.  On second thought,  it might not have enough capacity for that if the rule "when the weight of the paperwork equals the weight of the house, you're ready to close" applies.  Just don't expect to write an epistle.....

Pen #2114         Sheaffer Tuckaway set            $147

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 #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 #2109     Namiki Falcon       SOLD

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  perfect  Material: acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included             
Point:   14K
=    soft medium
Imprint:    Size:  5.4 "
COMMENTS:   The Namiki   Falcon is one of the few modern pens with a true flex nib.   This is the original model with a resin body, not metal.     The pen comes with the original box, papers, converter and one Pilot cartridge.

Pen #2024   Parker Duofold International  $267

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  perfect  Material: acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included             
Point: fine Imprint:   excellent
               date code IU
Size:  5.14 "
COMMENTS:   Parker pretty much kept the Duofold name alive in one form or another for decades, starting in the  1920s.  While it may not have been used in the US after the 1940s or early 50s, you could find button filler Duofolds in the UK long after that.  It was, and continues to be, one of the most copied profiles in the world of pens.   When Parkers 100th anniversary rolled around in 1988 they revived the iconic design  with the Centennial, and then again with the smaller International.  They've been in production since then.    The date code indicates that the pen was made in the 3rd quarter of 1991.  The color is American Express green .  It's darker than other jades,  richer in color, and while not rare is harder to find.  

Pen #2095        Aerometric Parker 51       $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  aerometric
Point:  fine Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:  No dings, no dents, the cap refrosted with a scratch buff finish.  Restored with a new 51 sac.  The nib is smooth and a bit on the wide side of fine, but not a medium.   The color is navy gray, and  is just a tad lighter than shown in the picture.

Pen #2101        Dove Gray Parker Vacumatic 51      $157

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  F W Cook 
           engraved in cap (in italics)
Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  fine Imprint:  extra fine
                1st quarter 1942
Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:  My friend Harry will have to forgive me for using this as an illustration...  He had a lovely Debutante Vacumatic that had a name engraved in the barrel.  A nice pen, with personality, so when the repairs were completed I wrote to him saying "Mable Moses is ready to go home.  Pens often have their own personality, and some are lucky enough to have a name too.  I like  pens with names.,   This is F W Cook.,  who's name is in italics in the cartouche area of the cap.  It  has class.   Mr (or is it Mrs?) Cook has come through the operation successfully,  restored and full of vigor, the dents in his cap removed and polished up.    He's ready to work when you are.

Pen #2070     Sterling Silver Sheaffer Legacy  TD Filler         $397
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  nickel - extra fine Material:Sterling Silver
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: Filler: Cartridge/converter
               or touchdown filler
Point:   extra fine Imprint:   Size:   5.4"
COMMENTS Given the choice between a PFM and a Legacy, I'll choose the Legacy every time.  For some reason I didn't like the first one that I had and sold it, but since then I've acquired a number of the pens.  They're comfortable in the hand and write well.  This pen has the early TD filling system.  It works well.  It does NOT have the gold plated converter though.  I talked with a Sheaffer Engineer about this, and was told that the converters are identical except for the casing.  They made the gold colored ones to "encourage the user to use the TD filling system."  But you don't have to if you don't want to.

Pen #2108       Carmine   Sheaffer  Admiral           SOLD

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  perfect  Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: some flea bite flaws in celluloid Filler:  plunger
Point:   extra fine Imprint:   excellent Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   This pen dates from the  early(ish) 1940s.  After 1947 Sheaffer started making pens like this in Forticel - the plastic that they used through the 1950s.  This is celluloid in carmine read, a very pretty color.   No white dot of course, even though the pen has the Triumph nib.    Restored of course, and ready to write.

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), black, brown, red, green, purple, and turquoise,  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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