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Welcome to the December 2016 Vacumania.com website update.  It's been awhile. This time around you'll find some that're old and some fairly new.  I plan to try to do more frequent updates the next few months. The ~ 1930 Conklins are gems with flex nibs (one delayed for trip back to nibmeister).  Some of the Duofold Juniors from the same era offer affordable restored vintage.  There's more...

  • Montblanc 149. Several
  • Recent Watermans including Patrician and L'Etalon
  • Parker 1940s "striped" Duofold. Several
  • Flex Celluloid 1930s Conklins. Several
  • Flex Wahl Skylines. Several (includes a Paul Rossi customized pen)
  • Modern Duofold
  • Pelikan 1950s 400NN. Several
  • Sheaffer Targa
  • Sheaffer Imperial
  • Sheaffer Connaisseur

At the Main Sales Page  you can find links to this page and to brand-focus pages. Meanwhile, scroll down this page  to see the fresh stuff.

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Vacumania offers vintage pens in restored state with  1 year function warranty, save for Basement pens or as otherwise noted.

There is no sales cart, as I don't want want anyone to pay for a pen that might not still be available. Please email me to confirm availabilty and to figure payment, which generally is via Paypal. Money Orders and Bank Checks are taken too.

Shipping tends to start at $9 insured in USA. Usually $30-50 International shipping.

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regards

David Isaacson


-ENJOY-



1930s Conklin "sub-Endura" pens
Flex nibs

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COMMENTS: Conklins 1920s flat-tops gave way to round-end pens around 1930. The high line Endura became the Endura-Symmetrik, eventually yielding to the Nozac.  During this era Conklin  offered pens priced below the high line Endura and Nozac, pens which had the same general contour, often more bold colors, and often more flexible nibs. These are well appreciated by Conklin aficianados. The group above is done in the Endura Symmetrik style, though all are slender non-Enduras. Three pens are in Dawn Pearl Celluloid, while the stunning  center pen has a red/gray mix for which I've never seen a formal name. All pens save second from left are standard length, while that one is stubby, a less common variant. All of these are part of a 20+ pen Conklin collection I bought several months ago at the LA Pen Show. These date to early 1930s

Long pens are 5" (12.8cm) long. Short pens are 4 5/8" long (11.6cm). All are ~ 1.1cm wide  (cap lip, across cap opening)
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3943 K
Dawn Pearl. Full length. Gold-filled trim. Very clean with superb trim (no brassing on clip or cap-bands).  Flexible fine+ point, akin to a more flexible Waterman Red nib though not a wet noodle Pink nib.  Clean plastic with excellent original Conklin imprints. Just a hint of ambering of gray color as shown in photo. A collector grade pen with nice eye appeal for not much more than flexy beaten-up black Waterman 52s seem to pull these days.
Excellent
Fine Flex
$225
2 3944 K
Dawn Pearl. Short. Chrome-tone trim. Excellent+ condition with clean trim, color and plastic. Excellent original manufacturer's imprint. High Flex extra fine (extra fine flexes to broad+) nib, at least as flexible as Waterman Pink nib. The short Dawn Pearl pens are a bit more uncommon than the long. On delay for trip to restorer for extra nib smoothening. If you email me within couple days of this listing and want to have the nib work done by one of your own connections, $40 discount but then  without return option for scritchy nib.

Excellent+ Extra Fine with High Flex
$225
SOLD
3
3945 Pearlescent Red/Gray mottled. Full length. Gold-filled trim. Excellent condition. Superb color preservaton and clean trim. Really nice fine-med point at least semi-flex smoothly giving line control up to medium-broad.  A better color. Clean trim. Great Conklin barrel imprint.
Excellent
Fine+, semi-flex  $325
SOLD
4 3946 Dawn Pearl pen.  Full length. Chrome tone trim. Superb condition. Color, imprint and trim all are great. High flex nib goes at least from XF to BB, with a hint of tooth.
Near Mint Extra Fine High Flex $275
SOLD
43947Dawn Pearl pencil.  Full length. Chrome tone trim.
Near Mint 
SOLD


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Pen 3942 :  Sheaffer Prelude Plasma Finish
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COMMENTS:  Sheaffer Prelude in the desirable and lovely Plasma finish, commonly called Rainbow by collectors.  Plated nibs
Rhodium (?) white metal trim with matching nib. Medium point. No converter for this one, but they can be found. $175
Gold-Plated trim with two-tone nib. Fine Point. This one includes converter.  $210


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Modern Era Parker Duofold:
 International size. Flat-top and Streamilned

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Near-modern Parker Duofolds, both "flat top" and slightly later streamlined from the 1980s-1990s, channeling Parkers 1920s-1930s pens. These are from a large collection of Duofolds recently purchased. Most are lightly used.  I've flushed each pen well and ultrasounded the nib-section assemblies. All write quite nicely.  All include Parker converters.


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3991 Modern Duofold International flat-top fountain pen in green crushed-velvet pattern. Arrow nib. Fine Point. Nice smooth writer. Near mint condition. Includes converter. Nib/section has been ultrasounded and flushed heftily to clean out old ink.
Near Mint
 F
$225
2 3992 Modern Duofold  fountain pen black-and-pearl
Near Mint F
$sold
3
3993 Modern Duofold treamlined in jet black. Roller ball
Near Mint
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$125
4 3994 Modern Duofold International flat-top fountain pen in burgundy crushed-velvet pattern. Arrow nib. Extra Fine Point. Nice smooth writer. Near mint condition. Includes converter. Nib/section has been ultrasounded and flushed heftily to clean out old ink. Near Mint  XF $250
5 3995 Modern Duofold International flat-top fountain pen in green crushed-velvet pattern. Arrow nib. Extra Fine Point. Nice smooth writer. Near mint condition. Includes converter. Nib/section has been ultrasounded and flushed heftily to clean out old ink. Near Mint XF $250
6 3996 Modern Duofold Roller Ball black-and-pearl
Near Mint
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$200

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Vintage Parker Duofold Junior 1920s-1930s Celluloid
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Parker's top tier pen from the 1920s-early 1930s. "Junior" indicates size not tier/quality. The Duofold Junior is same diameter as the Parker Vacumatic Standard (lockdown filler), thus a bit narrower and of course shorter than Duofold Senior. They still are chunky standard-diameter pens, of same girth as Vacumatic Standard (lockdown pens). Excellent entry-to-series pens, at < 1/2 cost of similar Senior but with functional size. All of these are Celluloid.


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3948 k
Black Duofold Junior. Flat-top with single cap-band, 1926-7. Razor sharp Parker barrel imprint. Slight cap-band edge brassing and usual clip-ball prassing.  Kept from higher grade from shallow couple mm marks in cap made by prior pressure from clip ball having pushed against  cap in different positions. Nice firm typical fine-medium Duofold nib. slightly later comb feed. Good overall eye appeal and rock solid pen
Fine
 F-M
$120
2 3949 K
Orange Duofold Junior. Flat-top with double cap-band. 1928. Excellent condition. Clean trim and plastic. Sharp Parker imprint. Proper Duofold nib. Spear feed. Smooth firm typical Duofold fine+ point.
Exc Fine+ $145
sold
3
3950 K
Black Duofold Junior. Streamlined. 1929-1935. Fine+ condition with clean plastic, sharp Parker imprint, lovely propr Duofold nib which writes a fine-medium line. Partial cap-band brassing keeps it from higher formal grade.
Fine+
Fine-Med $125

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Sheaffer Connaisseur
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Sheaffer Grand Connaisser, plain Connaisseur, and Sheaffer-for-Levenger Connaisseur. The for-Levengers first series featured  translucent/transparent  "Seas" colors, and  the second series had palladium trim. Sheaffer manufactured the Levenger variants from 1998-2001 or so.  All pens have solid gold nibs, with those found with the Levengers second series having a white finish.  Grand Connaisseur has two-tone gold nib.

These are cartridge/converter filling, and all pens sold in this cluster save one have converters, these days a $20 value each.

Matching ballpoint pens (not illustrated) also are offered. The last Connaisseur update saw pens move quickly.


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3967 Grande Connaisseur. Tortoise. One of the most desirable colors.  Near Mint condition. Medium two-tone point.  Still with "M" chalk-mark on the gripping section. Includes converter
NM
 M
$425
2 3968 Grande Connaisseur. Gold-plated. One of the most desirable finishes. Mint condition. "F" chalk-mark still on gripping section. Two-tone nib. Lovely
Mint F
$425
2 3969 Levenger's Connaisseur, 2nd generation. Orange-Copper transparent. Mint unused.  Medium point with "M" chalk-mark  still on gripping section.  Includes converter
Mint M $215
3
3970 Levenger's Connaisseur, 1st generation. Adriatic Purple transparent. Mint unused. Fine Point with "F" chalk-mark  still on gripping section.  Includes converter
Mint
 F $215
4 3971 Connaisseur. Black. Mint with bit of shop wear. Has a Sheaffer-Levenger nib (scarcer than plain Sheaffer point, but likely replacement). Fine point still with "F" chalk-mark still on gripping section.  Takes cartridge/converter but this one is lacking converter (I'll see if I can hunt one down)
Mint* F
$130
5 3972 Levenger's Connaisseur. 1st generation. Aegean Green. Mint unused. Fine point with "F" chalk-mark still on gripping section. Includes converter
Near Mint F
$215
6 3973 Aegean Green Matching Ballpoint  $80 if taken alone or $50 if taken with fountain pen above to make a set
Mint
$80 $50


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Parker Duofold Senior. Celluloid. This group 1926-early 1930s
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Parker's top tier pen from the 1920s-early 1930s. Originally of hard rubber; later Celluloid. All these are Celluloid. This batch is offered in celebration of my college colors.  All are the largest size (Senior) save for the Junior at the far right. Streamline Seniors are a bit shorter than the earlier chunky flat-tops, but are a bit less common, particularly in orange (Parker's "red"),  The Big Red is iconic. 


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3951 J
"Big Red"  flat-top Duofold Senior. Double cap-band. Lucky-curve imprint. 1928. Spear Feed. Proper Duofold nib with firm smooth fine-medium point. Extra-Fine condition on cusp of full excellent. Clean trim with the "usual" bit of brassing to clip-ball. Sharp Parker imprint. Clean palstic save for single tooth mark on the top black end-piece just to left of clip (can almost see in pic).
 ExtraFine
F-M
$350
2 3952
J
Black flat-top Duofold Senior. Single Cap-band. 1926-7. Spear feed. Proper Duofold nib. Lovely pen grading at least Excellent. Clean crisp trim. Clean plastic. Sharp Parker barrel imprint. A superb writer, with wet near-medium line. Scarcer as flat-top in black than in red. I'm tempted to take this with me to the hospital and make a user of it for the next year or so, as it writes the way I like to write.
 Excellent Medium (-)
$325

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3953
NB
Streamline Duofold Senior. "Red' (orange). 1929-early 1930s. Relatively uncommon in red in streamlined version. Excellent condition with clean trim and plastic. Smooth fine-point proper Duofold nib. On delay: Lower ring needs to be snugged a bit. Should b done by mid-January. Feel free to reserve or email me with questions.
Excellent
M $425
4 3954 M
Streamline Duofold Senior. Black. 1929-early 1930s. Fine+ condition. Clean trim barrel and cap. Sharp Parker imprint. Smooth huge fine-point proper Duofold nib.  Would grade Excellent but gripping section has some marks where someone once made a bad attempt to open it (shallow friction marks at distal edge). Had I time I'd replace the $20 section or spend an hour aggressively micromeshing it and then could charge $75 more.  Will let this go at discount though after I shellac the section snugly into place again.
Fine+ F
$225
5 3955 J
Junior flat-top red.  Cosmetic issues, though fully restored and working nicely. VG-Fine condition.  Clean trim. Good color. Superb writer with wet smooth fine-medium point. Howerver, there are scattered light divots in the plastic that represent treated toothies. Barrel imprint is quite light from the aggressive polish apparently done  to improve the barrel. Fully restored though of course.  A nice user without fatal flaws. The nib and cap alone are worth the sales price
VG
F-M $90


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Near Modern Waterman:  A bit of this and that.
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A variety of high quality near-modern Watermans. All pictured are fountain pens. All include Waterman converters for these cartridge/converter pens. Most are lightly used. I flushed each extensively and ultrasounded the nib-section assemblies before testing to guarantee good ink-flow and writing. A really nice bunch.


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3974 Liaison. Black. Fine Point. Smooth writer. Extra fine condition with couple light marks on plastic here and there.
Extra Fine
 F
$225
2 3975 L e'talon. Sterling. Excellent condition. Medium Point. I left the mild patina. If you'd like me to polish to bright silver-white before shipping, please let me know.
NM/Mint F
$300
3 3976 Modern Patrician. Coral. Smooth Fine Point. Nearmint.
NearmintF
$475
3 3977 Patrician. Emerald
Mint
$475
4 3978 Gentleman. Sterling
Nearmint
 F $235
5 3979 Opera. Chased black plastic. Near Mint. Smooth fine point
NM F
$325
6 3980 Carene Anniversary. Black with patterned gold-plated (vermeil?)  cap. Medium-ish point.
Near Mint M
$195


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Wahl-Eversharp vintage Skyline.
One with customized barrel by artisan Paul Rossi
Special Nibs.
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Skylines are excellent workhorse pens: sturdy, reliable, found sometimes with flexible points.  Celluloid caps, wide cap-bands and gold-filled caps are up-market findings.  Some monster nibs. High quality pens with flex nibs that give those bland Waterman 52s more than a run for the money.

Pen at left is an original Skyline subsequently customized by the renowned pen artisan Paul Rossi. He etched the barrel to give a crocodile finish, similar to what is found on wristwatch straps. 


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3956 Paul Rossi customized barrel (original barrel etched to crocodile finish) Standard size. Green barrel with striped Celluloid cap. Monster Flex nib ranging from Fine(-) to BB (+).  Think Waterman "Pink" at its best
Extra Fine
Monster
Flex
$275

SOLD
2 3957 K
Burgundy standard length fountain pen with lined gold-filled cap. Yeah, I know it looks black. Welcome to Photoshop color corrections. It really is the dark red.  Sweet FLEX nib that goes from Fine to Broad with nice control. Clean pen.
Excellent Flex Fine to Broad+
$225
3 3958 K Brown standard length with lined Celluloid cap. Fine-XF condition with light toothies on the derby (brown plastic at top of cap) and spot of brassing on lever you can see in photo. MONSTER NIB. High flex with hint of stub. Fine cross strokes. Fine-med Downstrokes that readily flex to BB+ in controlled fashion.  Gem writer. Sings on paper
Fine Flex Fine(+) to BB+ $200
4 3959
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Burgundy standard length with lined gold-filled cap. Yeah, I know it looks black. Welcome to Photoshop color corrections. It really is the dark red. True flex nib, ranging from fine to broad point, singing on the paper. Barrel is personalized with clean initials, "F.A.M." Very clean pen
Excellent
 FLEX $150
5 3960
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Burgundy standard length with wide gold-filled cap-band. Yeah, I know it looks black. Welcome to Photoshop color corrections. It really is the dark red. Extra fine cosmetic condition with clean gold-filled trim and just the occasional light mark on plastic. Flex nib, ranging from fine to broad. Nib is a bit scratchy when pushing point toward 2 o'clock position. I'll ask the nib-meister to tweak before shipping (you can reserve), or if you prefer to have that done yourself, I'll offer it without writing guarantee for $120 instead of $155. Mint F
$155

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Montblanc 149.
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If there is an iconic modern pen it is the largest of the black Montblancs. All four shown are lightly used. First pen ordered gets the box, the box perhaps dating to the 1980s.


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3981 MB 149 Excellent (lightly used) condition. Features: "Germany" Imprint, Arrow-Comb feed, lined ink-view window, plastic piston threads and two-tone tri-part "18c/750" nib, with yellow metal at edges and center, with dividing stripe of white finish.  Smooth Fine+ point.
NM/Mint
 F
$465
2 3982 MB 149 Near Mint (lightly used) condition. Features: "Germany" imprint, Arrow-Comb feed, lined ink-view window, plastic filling threads and two-tone two-part "14c/585" nib (white center with yellow frame). Smooth fine+ point. Probably 1980s
NM/Mint F
$500
3
3983 MB 149 Near Mint (lightly used) condition. Features: "W Germany" imprint, Comb (without arrow) feed, lined ink-view window, plastic filling threads and two-tone two-part "14k/585" nib (white center with yellow frame). Smooth fine+ point. Shown open in photo. Probably 1980s
Mint F
$525
4
3984 MB 149 Near Mint (lightly used) condition. Features: "W. Germany"  imprint, Comb ((partial arrow?) feed, lined ink-view window, plastic filling threads and two-tone two-part "18k/585" nib (white center with yellow frame). Smooth fine+ point. Shown open in photo. Probably
Nearmint
 F-M $485

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Parker "striped" Duofold Senior.
2nd Gen, 1942-1948. Parker's Laidtone Celluloid.

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One of the my major collecting foci, the striped Duofold was one of three  1940s Parker series to offer the Blue Diamond warranty on at least some models. All offered in this lot are Seniors; Senior was the largest and most expensive  (with Ingenue) model offered. .It was offered in three colors. All in this cluster are second generation, featuring a single jewel and the cap-band better known from the Vacumatic  model, Major.  The nib features the classic chevron "V" pattern, save for some of the earliest 1942 2nd-gen nibs, which have  plain "Parker Pen" markings. Relatively scarce pens are found with a two-tone V-nib, offered during a limited period, probably mid 1943 perhaps to early 1944.  One can hunt dozens of variants of the 1940-1948 striped Duofold. You should see my collection. My last offering of these a couple years ago saw 8 of the 9 pens sell within a couple months.


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3997 K
Green/gold. 1945. Proper "V" nib. Excellent condition with superb plastic, "Parker" imprint, and trim.  Would have claims to Near Mint, but has no barrel transparency left, a "color" issue more than condition issue but still. Whatever ink had been left in it for 70 years darkened the interior. Pen though has very bright and vivid green/gold celluloid. Firm fine point with really nice smooth line.
Exc
 F
$245
2 3998 Dusty Rose. 1945. Proper "V" nib. Excellent Condition with superb plastic, "Parker" imprint, and trim.  Nice bright color. Amber-red barrel transparency though obvious and resonably  bright. Nice specimen. I find Dusty Rose a bit tougher to find than Green/Gold. Really fine point bordering on Extra Fine, but very smooth despite that.
Exc XF-F $265
SOLD
3
3999k Green-gold 1943. Proper "V" nib. Clean pen with sharp imprint, moderate amber clarity and hint of  light wear to plastic. Superb trim. Nice color though not quite as vivid as 3997. Clean trim. Fleck of the blue enamel paint gone from diamond. Smooth fine point.
Extra Fine
XF-F $215
3
4000 K
Dusty Rose. 1944. Proper "V" nib. Extra Fine Condition with sharp "Parker" imprint, and superb trim. Light wear to plastic.  Nice bright color. Amber-red barrel transparency though obvious and resonably bright. Nice specimen. I find Dusty Rose a bit tougher to find than Green/Gold. Smooth fine point
Extra Fine
 F $240
4 4001 K Green/Gold Mid 1943. Scarce two-tone "V" nib. Extra Fine condition with sharp Parker imprint and with superb trim. Light wear to plastic. Good color, though not quite as vivid as pen 3997. Bright amber-yellow transparency.
Extra Fine
F
$235

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Sheaffer Imperial
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Late Sheaffers done in the style of the vaunted PFM (Pen For Men). Imperial was introduced around 1959, and continued on in one form or another for nearly 40 years.


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3961 Cadmium Yellow Fountain Pen.  Perhaps the most desirable color of the late Imps. Plated nib. Likely Mint condition (no ink on nib with water test). Medium point with "M" chalkmark still on gripping section. Includes converter
Mint
 M
$155
2 3962 Cadmium Yellow Clicker ball point. Match to the fountain pen.  Take for discount at $55 instead of usual retail if you buy it with the Fountain Pen or with the Roller Ball mentioned below
NM ---
$80
23962(Not shown in photo) Cadmium Yellow CAPPED Roller Ball. Looks just like the fountain pen closed, but has roller ball section. includes functioning refill. I think this is the only Roller Ball i've handled in yellow.  If anyone wants to claim  all three Yellows before one is sold separately, take the three piece set for $310 instead of $360
NM ---
$125
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3963 Lined polished Chrome?  Palladium?  I favor Chrome.  White nib.  Includes converter. Nearmint condition with smooth fine point.  Underappreciated and attractve pen
Nearmint
 F $125
4 3964 Christmas 1996!  Red Barrel. Painted gold-plated cap. Mint unused. Gold-plated extra-fine point still with the "X" chalkmark on the gripping section.  A lovely Imperial that is one of the more interesting late pens from that series.
Mint  XF $120
SOLD


Christmas 1996! NOT SHOWN in PHOTO!  I have matching clicker ball point and capped roller ball to go along with the fountain pen shown in photo. $100 for roller. $80 for fountain pen.  Take any two modes (eg. FP and RB) and take $30 total discount on the pair (eg $190 for FP and RB). Take the three piece set for $250
Mint --
RB
$100
BP
$80
SOLD
SOLD
5 3965 Diamond Pattern Gold-plated (1970s) Extra Fine condition with light wear and with couple edge dings (just a hint of blunting at edges of barrel bottom. Ultra fine point that is a bit toothy (picked up on writing testing for this list).  Might be the finest point modern Sheaffer I've handled, but probably would benefit from a nib-meister.  Takes cartrdige/converter but lacks converter. If I find one or buy a few more I'll amend this ad. Anyway, if this one had smooth point and converter and had slightly more crisp condition it would run $180 or so. Figure $110 as is, and you can send it to the nib guys. If it doesn't fly off the shelf, I'll likely send it out in January for a nib tweak. Solid gold nib.
Fine-XF
Ultra Fine $110
6 3966 Gold-plated Barleycorn pattern. A "better" pattern. Excellent condition. Includes Converter. Sweet medium point, a nice and smooth writer. Solid gold nib.
Excellent M $225


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Sheaffer Targa
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Sheaffer's Targa saw production from 1976 through the end of the 1990s and offered a hefty range of finishes.  In standard size ("Classic") and slender ("Slimline"), Gary Ellison notes > 70 finishes and > 120 pens counting finishes found in both sizes.  I actually found some prototype/low-run finishes he has not handled, but that's an article for another day...

sAll the pens in this group are New Old Stock, purchased from a liquidation by a Sheaffer Dealer. All include Sheaffer converters (pens are cartridge/converter fillers). The finishes above are somewhat "better" for the most part.



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3985 Classic (full size).  Flame Red Swirl, model 1181, a Laque finish. Gold Nib. Fine Point
Nearmint
 F
$225
2 3986 Classic (full size). Model 1007, Gold Plated Geometric. Gold Nib
Nearmint M $175
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3987 Classic (full size). Model 1186 Laque Green Marble. Relatively short production run 1997-1999. Gold Nib. Medium point, though on the fine side of Medium.
Nearmint  M $225
4 3988 Classic (full size). Model 675 Regency Stripe. Gold Nib. Mint NOS Mint M $195
5 3989 Classic (full size). I believe this to be model 1030 Brown Thuya but I can't exclude Ronce, either way  one of the Laque finishes. 14 layers of hand lacquer. Medium point, though on the fine side of medium. Mint NOS
Mint M $215
6 3990 Classic (full size). Model 1082 Marble Gray Ronce. 14 layers of hand lacquer. Part of the Laque series. Gold Nib. Mint NOS. Fine point SEMI-FLEX
Mint F $215

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Pelikan 195s 400 and 400n (streamlined)
Special Nibs.

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High-line 1950s Pelikans, the 400 eventually was replaced by the streamlined 400NN, itself "big brother" to the 140. Top quality Celluloid pens.  Among the three colors shown, black is least common, Tortoise probably most highly sought. 1950s Pelikans-- in contrast to USA-made pens from that time-- far more often offer interesting points: flex, stub, oblique, etc.


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4002 400. Green. Early 1950s. The 400 is less common than the later more streamlined 400NN. Great color and barrel clarity. Clean plastic. Light edge brassing on trim. Extra Fine overall condition. This one has a moderately flexible nib which writes a smooth extrafine-fine line (nib is marked "EF") that can be pushed nearly to broad with gentle pressure.  Nice writer.
Extra Fine
 EF/F to B flex
$225
2 4003 400. Black.  Early 1950s. Black 400s are a bit less common than green and tortoise. This one pops with high flex nib and superb condition
Near Mint Hi Flex
$315. SOLD
3
4004 400NN. Tortoise Late 1950s. Mild trim edge wear. Semi-flex nib. Clean plastic.
Extra Fine
 Fine-Medium $295 SOLD
4 4005 400NN Green. Late 1950s. Excellent condition with clean trim, plastic and barrel clarity. Nicely flexible nib ranging from fine to nearly broad when pressure is applied
Near Mint  F-to-B flex $385
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4006 400 NN Tortoise Late 1950s. Excellent condition with clean trim and barrel clarity.  Sweet nib happily flexes from fine to broad+
Excellent  F-to-B flex $305



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