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Welcome to the English pen sales page at Vacumania. Please note that this website has no sales cart. Most pens shown are singletons, and I sometimes lag with updates noting completed sales.   Please contact me to confirm availability. Payment typically is by Paypal, though Postal Money Order can be done too. Shipping starts at about $9 insured in USA and ranges up with price of pen. International shipping tends to run $25-$50




Omas 360. Piston fill. 1st Generation
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1st Generation piston-fill 360s. The series owes something to the 1920s Triad fountain pen. Yellow and the "Cranberry" red apparently are somewhat "tougher" colors.  Among the four only the black pen shows modest signs of regular use.


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Condition
Nib: Price:  
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3920 Black Fountain Pen. Rhodium Trim. Piston Fill. Plump broadish point. Loss of the white rhodium plating on the nib reveals the gold tone of that gold nib. Mild wear to pen.
Extra  Fine
 Broadish
$295
2 3921 Red (Cranberry?) Fountain Pen. Rhodium trim. As-mint condition. Plump medium point.
Near Mint Medium
$385
3
3922 Yellow Fountain Pen. Rhodium Trim, Near Mint. Nib seems between fine and medium. Tougher color
Near Mint
 Fine-Medium $425
4 3923 "British Racing Green" Fountain Pen. Rhodium Trim. As-mint condition. Nib seems between fine and medium. Perhaps I should keep this one, as it matches my Jag. 
Near Mint  Fine-Medium $385


6 Fountain Pens from Omas
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An appearling cluster of classic near-modern/modern Omas pens.  1st Generation Arco-family in green and blue. Recent Arco (brown) Milord.  Israel 50th Anniversary pen. Ferrari LE. Boxes are included with the larger Royal Blue pen and with the Ferrari (complete box, tube, papers). 


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Condition
Nib: Price:  
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3924 Full size Arco in celluloid color I believe was called Saft Green. Gripping section has matching color. Two-tone nib. This early style near-modern version now is both long out of production and getting harder to find. Originally retailed around $850. Point looks to be between fine and medium
Near Mint
 F-M
$695
sold
2 3925 Full size later Arco  (Milord) in the classic "tiger eye" marbled brown celluloid. Matching gripping section color. Monotone nib.
Near Mint F
$625
sold
3
3926 Full size early style Arco in Royal Blue celluloid. Out of production style/color. Matching gripping section and two tone nib. A "tougher" color and a lovely pen. Includes box
Near Mint
 F $795
4 3927 Slender (Dama?) Omas early style Royal Blue celluloid.  Out of production style/color. Matching gripping section and two tone nib. A "tougher" color and a lovely pen Near Mint F
$495
5 3928 Israel 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. One of Omas's best. Subtle and elegant. Originally $1500 in box, these have appreciated back to about that level. This one has no box. It has s single 1mm pin ding on cap. Priced as a user at $615. I would keep it, except I picked up one MIB from a Bonham's auction years ago.
Near Mint M
$595
sold
6 3929 Ferrari Limited Edition. Cherry red, presumably in Omas's vegetal resin. Mint in Box with Omas's big red Ferrari box, tube, pamphlet.
Mint F
$600


Pen 3788  :  Carter Fountain Pen ~ Early 1930s $875
Scarce and Off-Catalogue Olive "Snakeskin" Celluloid. Nice nib.

Overall Grade: Excellent+
Trim:  Superb Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc+
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine-Med Semi Flex Stubbish Imprint: Exc Size: 5 1/8" 13cm
PRICE: $875


 My personal collection

COMMENTS
: Carter was a well known maker of fountain pen ink, but made fountain pens only for a few years, around 1930.  It offered very high quality pens, highly sought today by those who want top-tier pens by small makers. 

Pendom has a couple of Carter's period catalogues, which show some conventional Celluloid models along with the Pearltex Celluloid line.  None of the known paper shows the "snakeskin" pens. The pattern of  mottled brickwork is more subtle than that found on Parker's Golden Web. These are lovely and elegant fountain pens, quite scarce too.  I have four  in my personal collection-- two colors each in two styles-- and offer this one only because it is a duplicate.

This one is  freshly home from an excellent Mike Kennedy restoration and is at least as nice as the example in my own collection.  A great  writer, this has a fine-medium  point with a bit of the stub (thinner cross strokes) and a bit of flex.


Tray 1000: The Last of the Rotrings
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COMMENTS:  These are the very last of about 50 Rotrings that Paul Erano and I purchased together in 2009, found in the Great Long Island Pen Hoard.


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3624 600 Rollerball Silver-tone metal. Will need fresh RB refill.
$115
Sold
2 3625 600 Rollerball Black metal finish. Will need fresh RB refill
$130
3 3626 600 Multipen
Black Tri Pen

$190
Sold
4 3627 600 Fountain Pen Earlier style with knurled top Fine
$150
Sold
5 3628 Pencil
Desirable Lava finish

$125
6 3629 Black Tri-Pen (round contour) Marked for Red BP, Blue BP, 0.5mm Pencil.  BP likely will need fresh refills.
$55
7 3630 Black Pencil (? 600?  Not marked)
Octagonal Pencil. Not marked "600".

$40
Sold
8 3631 Silver Tone Tri-Pen (round contour)
Marked for Red BP, Blue BP, 0.5mm Pencil.  BP likely will need fresh refills.
$40
9 3632 Silver Tone Ballpoint and ?pencil?
Black BP cartridge loaded. Has marking "0.5" suggestive of pencil function, but I cannot get that one to appear.

$20
10 3633 Chrome Finish Ballpoint. Porthole Gripping Section. Uncertain Model


$20
Sold
Special Offer (while all remain in stock):  Take items 7, 8, 9, and 10 for $100.




International Pen Spread:
Japan, England, USA, France, Italy

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COMMENTS:  Parker's Duofold Greenwich is long out of production and tough to find.  Present are a couple vintage Parkers made in France, with at least one "Monster Nib". Pens also from England, Italy, and Japan.

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Item # Model and Condition
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Nib: Price:  
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3407 Sailor 1911 Collection Black:
Condition: Nearmint
21k nib. Clean example of this venerable Japanese make. Converter included XF-F $225
SOLD
2 3408 Sailor 1911 Jade (Medium Size Pen:
Condition: Nearmint-Mint
14k nib. Converter included XF-F $225
SOLD
3 3409 Parker Duofold Greenwich Special Edition:
Condition: Nearmint
The only chased finish in a modern Duofold. Long out of production. Converted included. Classic two tone "arrow" 18k Duofold nib
Med $575
SOLD
4 3410 Conway Stewart Chruchill
Condition: Nearmint
The big boy from the modern incarnation of Conway.   The color is, i believe, "LAVA".  Converter included.  Retail on these reportedly is $700 or so. Broad $475
SOLD
5 3411 Caran D'Ache:
Condition: Nearmint
Elegant slender pen from this Swiss make, featuring a most interesting locking posting mechanism. I suspect this version, with beveled nib, is long out of production. Converter included Med $245
6 3412 Parker Sonnet (French Production):
Condition: Excellent
French production Sonnet. Possibly silver plated finish (no "sterling" hallmarks). Monster nib, broad stub. Converter included. Couple light marks at bottom of pen
STUB $150
SOLD
7 3413 Parker 75  Thuya pattern. (French Production):
Condition: Nearmint
French lacquered model.Monster nib, an "extreme" double-broad oblique, catalogue described as "broad oblique italic 30-degrees". French nib not shown in USA listings. sharp
double broad oblique
$240
SOLD
8 3414 Parker 75 (French Production):
Condition: Nearmint
Gold-plated finish with vertical lines pattern. Medium $245
SOLD
9 3415 Krone Transition "Salmon":
Condition: Mint
I picked this up several years ago at a close-out a pen show. The squat pen in Salmon color  struck me as a modern more "deco" version of Esterbrook's pastel pens. Mint condition, accompanied by a large display box. I like the original patina on the silver trim, but I can polish this for you if you prefer. Broad point 18k two-tone nib. Broad $225
10 3416 Visconti Ashford:
Condition: Excellent
Sound basic pen from the Italian maker made for Ashford.com back in 2002. Big pen in gray pearl with 14karat gold white (?white gold or rhodium plated gold) nib. Med $100s
SOLD


Vintage English Fountain Pens: Onoto and Conway Stewart
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COMMENTS:  I don't specialize in English pens. I've had the pleasure to own a few vintage Conway Stewart items over the years, and recently added to my stock via purchase of a private collection.  This group is presented just in time for the release of the new Conway Stewart book, available from Sam.

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Nib: Price:  
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3417 Onoto Minor: "Golden Web"
Condition: Excellent
The only Onoto I've owned and a sweet example at that. The gold-transparent plastic pops. Filling system seems to be a plunger set up similar to Sheaffer's. Clean trim. Razor imprint. Plastic has small ring of color fading just below clip (was there a price sticker there?). Nib is "Warranted T.L.L.R & Co. Ltd 33".  I cannot say if this is original to Onoto. Superb Flex point ranges from Fine+ to Broad+ with pressure. Hi Flex $300
SOLD
2 3418 Conway Stewart 85:
Condition: Fine
Burgundy Pearl with Orange Veins:  Light frequent toothmarks to cap plastic and couple to  cap-band.  Minimal brassing and little overall wear. Fine-Med Firm. $120
3 3419 Conway Stewart 84:
Condition: Excellent+
Blue Pearl with Orange Veins:  Superb condition and Monster Nib:  Broad with nice flex and very smooth wet line. A gem.
Broad Flex $200
SOLD
4 3420 Conway Stewart Dinkie 560:
Condition Excellent
"Kashmir" plastic:  Color evokes Wahl's Doric, though not quite the same. Clean pen with excellent trim and plastic. Smooth wet firm writer. Med-Broad $180
5 3421 Conway Stewart:
Condition: Excellent
Tiger Eye plastic: I don't see a model number on pen and have yet to finish reading the new Conway Stewart book, but this one is a chunky pen, large for a streamlined Conway. Color is uncommon. Great condition. Smooth wet medium writer. Medium $325
SOLD
6 3422 Conway Stewart 28:
Condition: Excellent
Blue pearl reticulated plastic:  Excellent all around with responsive/semi-flex nib that goes from wet medium to broad with pressure.  Similar plastic to the Candy Stripe Parker Televisor, which was not offered in blue. Med+ semi-flex $230
Sold
7 3423 Conway Stewart 60:
Condition: Excellent
Gray "Candy-Stripe" reticulated plastic: Plastic reminiscent of Parker Televisor and some Moore pens. Clean pen with ultra smooth medium point Med $275
SOLD
8 3424 Conway Stewart 85-L
Condition: Nearmint
85-L (long??): Green pearl with red veins. Superb condition, really, with great nib, wet smooth medium semi-flex hits broad with pressure. Med-Broad Semi-Flex $245
Sold
9 3425 Conway Stewart 85-L
Condition: Extra Fine
85-L (long??): Black.  Clean pen with semi-flex fine-medium point (cap-band a tad loose. Will be swaged before shipping) F-M semi-flex $135
10 3426 Conway Stewart 22 FLORAL.
Condition: Exc
Iconic Conway from the 1950's, the subject  of heady collector debate as to total production run:  Clean trim and excellent color. Most are found heavily ambered.  Couple stress marks in the clear plastic at butt of pen. Has black top jewel. Ebay currently has a horribly ambered specimen asking "$1800 OBO". Fine-Med $1050
SOLD


Pen 3179 -NB Moore Streamlined  $ 175
Green Mottled Celluloid (Wahl's Kashmir). Fine Semi-Flex Nib

Overall Grade:  Ex
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Exc
Point: F-M Imprint: Fine Size: 4 1/2" 11.4 cm
PRICE: $ 175
COMMENTS Probably an early-mid 1930's vintage, this charming Moore has no model name of which I'm aware. The color appears to be Wahl's Kashmir and this one has excellent pearlescence with no sign of evil fluorescence.   Trim is quite clean. Top line of the maker's imprint is sharp'; bottom line not sharp. Nice Fine flexy  (moderate not noodle) point that can squeek up to Medium + with pressure.

Pen 2193 Mabie Todd Stock Broker's Pencil $245
Engine Turned Gold-Filled 

Overall Grade:  Exc+
Metal: Exc Color:  NA CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: NA
Threads:  NA clarity:    NA
Point:   NA Imprint:  Exc Size: 5 1/8" 13cm
PRICE: $245 
COMMENTS Thisone is very crisp in gold-filled  metal by Mabie Todd.  Takes a wide grease pencil refill.

Pen 1710 Mabie Todd 1920's (earlier?) gold-filled overlay
Smooth pattern  $425  (Pen on Left, in photo below)

Overall Grade: Exc Metal:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA
Point: Fine Semi-Flex
Imprint:   Perfect Size:   5 1/4" PRICE: $425 
COMMENTS:  Mabie-todd is another high quality make that during the golden age was not quite as big as the Big-5.  With strong branches in the USA and in England, many verrrrry pretty Mabies lurk out there. This one is a smooth finish gold filled pen, including the gripping section. Very clean condition. Lever filling system makes for easy use and easy restoration.  Small Ringtops are far more common  than this large clip pen.  A beauty.

Pen 1711 Mabie Todd 1920's sterling engine turned overlay
  $475 (Pen on Right, in photo below)

Overall Grade: Exc Trim:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc Threads:  Perfect  Transparency:  NA Cartouche nicely personalized
Point: Fine flex
Imprint:   Perfect Size:  5 1/4" PRICE: $475 
COMMENTS:     Mabie-todd is another high quality make that during the golden age was not quite as big as the Big-5.  With strong branches in the USA and in England, many verrrrry pretty Mabies lurk out there. This one is a large clip pen, well less common than the little ring-tops, in sterling silver overlay alternation engine turned pattern with smooth columns. The zig-zags are reminiscent of Sheaffer chasing.




Please contact me to confirm availability. Payment typically is by Paypal, though Postal Money Order can be done too. Shipping starts at about $9 insured in USA and ranges up with price of pen. International shipping tends to run $25-$50
Contact: isaacson@frontiernet.net