Pen 2630 Sheaffer Flat-Top Oversize set $85 SOLD
From Vacumania's Basement
||Metal: VG||Color: So-so||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
||Threads: Exc||clarity: NA|
|Point: Fine||Imprint: Exc||Size: 5 1/4" 13.2 cm
|COMMENTS: A worn but functioning OS Flat TOp Sheaffer. Brassing to cap rings and clip. Bit of movement to clip. Pencil mechanism uncertain. Pen does fill and writes well.|
Pen 3460: Parker Super-21 and More $80 SOLD
|Overall Grade: Nearmint
||Metal: NM||Color: NA|
|Nib condition: Nearmint
||Clutch: Perfect||clarity: NA|
|Point: Med||Imprint: NA||Size: 5 3/18" 13.6 cm
1) Intact Fine condition Parker "Super 21" (i think that's it), the 21 with lined cap and gold tone clip. Aero filler. Function not tested, probably works. Couple pin dings to cap. Better than many worse than some
2) VENUS. Probably late 1960's when had Esterbrook affiliation. Takes estie nib units. Clean metal cap. Significant wear to barrel but should polish to decent state.
3) Esterbrook later item cartridge pen metal cap. Nice shape could use barrel polish.
additionally... a pile of stuff.
Many but not all have nibs. Couple missing butts. One OS orange Empire.
WATERMAN Taperite Era (?Skywriter) with Star cap with couple dings but decent part donor. Horribly cracked barrel. Pretty pencil that looks like it could match an exotic CS Dinky, but who knows. A few salvageable pens. Some junk. Practice your resacing and nib tweaking. Again not all have nibs, but I think you will be more than happy, given that a cleaned up Super 21 worth a good chunk of entry price. Unrestored. No function warranty. Basement pens.
Pen 2560R Conklin Endura Flat-Top ringtop set $75 Vacumania's Basement SOLD
||Metal: Exc||Color: Perfect||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
||Thread: Extra Fine||clarity: NA|
|Point: XF-F||Imprint: Exc||Size: 4 3/8" 11.1 cm
||PRICE: $75 SOLD|
|COMMENTS: Pen has clean trim and plastic. Threads grumble a bit on closing. Pen is personalized, "Helen Wilson". Lever protrudes a tad. Pencil is tossed in as bonus and- obviously- has significant fading to the bronze panels. Pencil does NOT work (might just be jammed lead). The pen HAS been formally restored.|
|Blue Vac Major is quite worn, closes by friction by just a bit of a turn. But has neat OBB semi-flex nib. Could use a bit of straightening but usable as is. None of pens are restored. All need sacs. Black subdeb vac has decent parts. The franken-51 has decent 51 pcl cap on some other pen barrel. Just for the cap. Mottled wahl pcl does not work. The Wahl Skyline PCL is pretty clean but might not work (no lead but sounds ok)|
|Overall Grade: VG||Trim: near-Exc. Brass to clip ball||Color: Cap- Great. Barrel OK||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
|Nib condition: EXC||Threads: Perfect||Transparency: NA||Click if link is hot, for more info|
|Point: Fine-Med||Imprint: Excellent||Size: sub- 5" model. Squat but short.||PRICE: $105|
|COMMENTS: Note the pen itself is QUITE sound, but that that the black endpieces are worn. They have some toothmarks and have wear to the knurling. Imprint is great, cap color is excellent and barrel has a not evil degree of ambering. As this pen is from the "Basement" , the buyer will need to resac it, if he wishes to make the pen a user.|
|Overall Grade: VG||Trim: clip lots brass. Band moderate brass.||Color: Excellent||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
|Nib condition: EXC||Threads: Cap closes a bit off center.||Transparency: NA||Click if link is hot, for more info|
|Point: Semi-flex fine point.||Imprint: PERFECT||Size: 1/2" by 4 6/7" or so.||PRICE: $50|
|COMMENTS: An interesting 1940's "Striped" Duofold featuring a quite uncommon "Jeweler's" capband (factory original). Probably one in 100 of these has this capband. But this one has some issues, as noted above. It works, at least. About as entry level as one will get to this neat subseries of pen. If one tries, he can find 8 different Striped Duofold pens with this trim, counting colors and sizes.|
|Nice color mix of midsize (4.5") Sheaffer flat-tops all with clips.|
|1) Green celluloid non-lifetime "5-30" with 5-30 nib. Clean trim. Modest even discloration. no cracks. Nice pen. Sharp imprint. Clean pen.|
|2) Orange celluloid 3-25 also with correct nib. HAIRLINE CRACK in caplip clean trim good imprint. Orange Radite, whilst hardly uncommon, is less commonly seen than black, jade or black/pearl.|
|3) Black noon-lifetime (? 3-25) but fitted with upgraded Lifetime nib (a bit of a mix) Fine-XF point. Clean pen.|
|The little black 1937-40-ish Balance in fact is quite clean- especially that at-risk chrome trim. Will be near Excellent with bit of cleaning. Needs sac. The snorks grade fine+. One Snork fills (for how long, though???). A quite decent bunch for the bucks.|
|1) Med size Black Lifetime Clip Top. VG condition||
|2) OS. VG shape (lots capband brass) Early "lifetime" nib (pre- serial number) Inside of cap (not outside) looks like treated to caustic solution- texturized inside, but functions and looks ok from without. NOT collector grade No cracks.||4) another decent med size Black Lifetime (white dot) with what looks like big honkin OS nib in the feed.|
|green pen is a no namer||checkerboard pen is by Congress.||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
|COMMENTS: The larger no-name pen at top is interestingn in that it uses a lovely green-with-black-veined celluloid best known for appearing in the Conklin Endura Symmetric. Decent color with clean trim on the cap, note the lever is all brassed. The bottom pen is by Congress in an outrageous checkerboard pink/black plastic. This one illustrates one of the principles brought out in Erano's "Fountain Pens Past and Present. 2nd Ed" in that what appears to be a quadruple cap-band in fact is a single capband with painted black lines to simulate divisions. This was done by lower price point pen manufacturers to mimic the truly split capbands of better makes. Both pens will need re-sac but could make fun projects for someone dabbling at his own restorations. Or, i'll be happy to refer you to pen repairmen.|
: The core of this bulk lot revolves around the blue marble
Wahl Oxford, Black Sheaffer Snorkel andGreen Esterbrook Dollar pen with
early-style two-hole clip. Lots of other junky plastic tossed in. A modern
Sheaffer imperial, a no-name big red pen with no nib, some mid-50's Sheaffers,
Interestingly, the Wearever
(b roken bottom cap will not thread) looks quite a bit like the Conklin
net to it? Common manufacture???
: all unrestored. nice parts or user-pen potential
1) Sheaffer Standard Balance Marine Green Marble. Tarnished not brassed. Unusual "seamed" plastic with hairline/separation just at cap lip. Needs inner cap shellaced back in. Clean fine point nib.
2) Vac Filler Standard Lifetime. Clean two tone nib, worth the price of entry.
3) Another Marine Green marble
lifetime balance. Capband has some diings and name engraved in it. Will
resac into a tolerable user
: clean waterman taperite. trashed parker toothbrush duofold with bizarre
replacement capband, capcracks discoloration brassing. Good parker english
nib. Scarce late canadian Burgundy Vad Junior (never made in USA in this
color). Heavy wear. Cap closes a bit funnily. Worn but OK striped duofold,
Worn Shadowwave Vac Pencil working. Sheaffer pencil
PRICE: $90, the lot
: Bottom to Top
1) Ringtop Black/pearl Sheaffer
Balance Lifeime. Cap lip hairlines. Good nib and threads. Nice user potential
: Parker VS (vac Successor) in brown with black blind cap.
Bunch of 51's, several with vac-filler. One pen missing top jewel Couple
with faded top jewel. Worth the parts. Or, practice your restoration skills.
These babies done have seen better days, as dey say!
PRICE: $150, the lot
: FIVE Esterbrooks. One with bad nib (they
can be found on the net for $5 and just screw in). Red and Brown slender
pens, Black Green and Blue Larger models. Four have supple sacs and likely
fill. One certainly needs sac. All would
benefiit from light polish. One has a BROAD nib.
All would benefit from bit of nib smoothening. A Pretty cluster of
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: Early and uncommon sheaffer all goldfill pen. Worn. couple
dings. Parker Parkette. quite worn. The Elgin below it is vbery pretty.
Sheaffer cartridge pen included. Large Wahl Doric pencil has crazing and
discoloration. A Vac-filler Parker 51 is included, has wrong clip and bad
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PRICE: $45, the lot
: Green/Teal Parker 21 on the left- aero unit might even fill.
Sheaffer cartidge filler. Black Epenco with intact generic nib. Sheaffer
pencil. A pertty/re green no-nami pen with sheaffer nib in it. other scattered
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PRICE: $20 the lot.
: The top Silver Pearl Vac is a somewhat uncommon so-called
"Jeweler's Capband" variant. Nice nib. Not very brassed
but lots of wear to the chrome trim. Middle
pen is a LATE correct canadian single jewel Burgundy Vac Debutante. Major
flaw is nearly-gone imprint. Nice nib. The third pen is e 1940's vacumatic-based
striped parker Duofold. Clean-ish pen with slight bend in end of nib (nib
block, anyone?). A little attention will make all of these look nicer.
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: Two Jet Black Parker Vacumatic Major pens. An EMERALD SENIOR
MAX PENCIL, striped top jewel with moderate to heavy trim wear. mechanism
clicks but not filled with lead- let us assume not working (but might be).
The double jewel azure blue pen is interesting. Probably canadian, it has a high-flex nib probably worth $90 by itself. Pen is shorter than double-jewel pen should be and has NO barrel imprint. Nib is canadian and pen probably is too. WIll need ink flow adjust to keep up with the flex. Will be a fun user.
Also to modern Calligraphy
pens i picked up at Susan Wirth's fine table at a pen show. i just don't
use 'em. Think they retail for $40 each, but don't hold me to that.
: Mess o' Sheaffers. Starting with a short fat Black/Pearl
lever filler, we move to a pump-fill Military clip brown balance.
A Black lifetime military clip balance with lots of brassing. ANother Brown
pumper Brown military Balance- SET. NOTE the clip top rises higher
than it should over the top of the pen (looks to have been set that way
from the get go). A pretty and not common transparent black/gray
set in junior trim, and a spare cap with some brassing. Pencils probably
do not work. Moderate-heavy brassing on some of them. 5 sheaffer
nibs and pens that can become users.
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: The Sheaffer has supple sac, others will need sac.
The Challenger (1939 Slender model) will grade Fine once cleaned
up. Clean trim, few barrel scratches. The Duofold Junior at top has hairline
in cap lip and later (still 14k of course) Parker Vacumatic Arrow nib.
Barrel ambering is noted. The Sheaffer has
a supple sac. It is a user pen at best with a bit of melt (you can see
it) on cap below lip and also on threads- yet the threads work. A
cap/barrel from a Parker striped 1940's Duofold is tossed in in case anyone
can use the parts.
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PRICE: $90, the lot.
|Overall Grade : extra fine||Trim: Exc||Color: Fine (modest darkening)||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
|Nib Condition: Exc||Threads: exc||Click if link is hot, for more info|
|Point: FINE||Imprint: SHARP||Size: > 5.5" by 1/2" cap||PRICE: $90|
|COMMENTS : A nice clean early-style Jade Balance with modest barrel darkening but with better color than most. Has a functioning sac. no Cracks. A nice pen that i felt on a whim like tossing in the "basement". Could use a light buffing.|
|Overall Grade: EX, for the flighters||Trim: excellent||Color: excellent||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
|Nib Condition: NA||Threads: NA||Transparency: NA||Click if link is hot, for more info|
|Point:NA||Imprint: sharp,complete,excellent||Size:||PRICE: $60 dollars, the lot|
Parker pens done in stainless steel are termed "Flighters". The first flighters
were from the Parker 51 series. The items above are more humble Parker
45 flighters, in very nice shape, awaiting refills. Turn your pens into
three-piece sets. :-)
Also included are three more pens. One which might be a Parker 180 ball pen or roller ball, as well as two jotter-esque items. These last three are way beyond my focus, so please feel free to disagree on the model names.
|Overall Grade: VG to Poor||Trim:mixed||Color: reasonable||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
|Threads: na. clutches all function||Transparency: NA||Click if link is hot, for more info|
|Point: FINE, generally||Imprint: sharp,complete,excellent||Size:||PRICE: $125 the lot|
A ragtag bunch of pens. Unrestored. Nice supply of nibs and parts. Good
practice pens. Would make nice writers if you wish to restore them.
4 Parker 51's. Couple Parker 45 sets.
Note the green parker 45 has a melted/squishy hood. Also included is one more black pen body not shown in the pic
|Overall Grade: User Grade (EXC save for hairline cap lip crack)||Trim: excellent||Plastic:: excellent color. NOTE personal name in barrel||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
|Nib Condition: EXC||Threads: PERFECT||Transparency: NA||Click if link is hot. for more info|
|Point: FINE firm||Imprint: sharp,complete,excellent||Size: Standard 5 3/8 by 1/2"||PRICE: $95 the set|
|COMMENTS: A clean looking but user grade blance set due to a hairline in the cap lip (tight and stable, looks like a scratch, but isn't). A very pretty and otherwise intact set. Would make nice daily user. Has personal name in barrel. Color is nice.|
|Overall Grade: Fair, at best.||Trim:fair||Color: excellent||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
|Nib Condition: exc||Threads: PERFECT||Transparency: NA||Click if link is hot, for more info|
|Point: FINE||Imprint: sharp,complete,excellent||Size: 5" by 1/2"||PRICE: $55|
|COMMENTS: A problem pen. significant capband wear at top and bottom 2mm. Replacement smooth blind cap (1941 Jeweler's Band pens should be double jeweled). Writes decently and has a good sac. I don't wanna own it anymore. This is the same model (or should be) as the crisp silver pen offered elsewhere in this sale|
|Overall Grade: ranges VG- Poor||Trim: generally decent||Color: generally decent||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
|Nib Condition:||Threads: pens thread well.||Transparency: NA||Click if link is hot, for more info|
|Point:||Imprint: generally decent.||Size: NA||PRICE: $80|
This is a real mix. Note that pens are NOT restored. This is a low price
Perhaps the highlight is a low-name oversized Combo (??if pencil section is a replacement) with a nice gold Full Flex Nib. Pen needs a sac, but will make a very very nice writer.
TWO Sheaffer Triumph-nib striped "TwoTone" celluloid pens are included, from the mid 1940's, one in Carmine and one in Marine Green. These both are Vac-fillers and the vac fillers will need restoration.
One Gray Esterbrook. Clean pen overall.
Two low-mid level 1950's Sheaffer pens (pea green and blue sets) Touchdown fillers (not snorks). There is barrel discoloration on the blue pen that *might* polish away.
A pencil possibly by Autopoint is included.
|Overall Grade: User Grade (excellent save for hairline in caplip)||Trim: excellent||Color: esome barrel ambering||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
|Nib Condition: exc||Threads: PERFECT||Transparency:. section (poassibly a later section) nicely clear||Click if link is hot, for more info|
|Point: XF-F||Imprint: sharp,complete,excellent||Size: OS ~ 5.375" by 0.5"||PRICE: $65|
|COMMENTS: Rendered imperfect by a hairline cap crack, this would make a nice user for someone who wishes to write in an XF hand.|
clear barreled sheaffer low priced pen, various pencils. one PARKER JOTTER.
PRICE: Free to anyone who buys another pen or pile from Vacumania. First to claim it gets it :-) PLEASE get 'em out of my sight!
: A Sheaffer brown-stripe military clip Balance in the center-
will polish up OK, decent nib. Vac filler not working. Several sheaffer
pencils on top- probably not working. Sheaffer Imperial (modern) cartridge
filler toward the right. Weirdly engraved-cap sheaffer at the very right.
A smattering of early HR with cracks, missing nibs and the like, and couple
dip items and desk pens. All the value here is in the military clip sheaffer's
nib and in the later imperials. A humble lot.
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PRICE: $20 the lot.
: The Majestic- at left- is a VERY pretty pen in a marbled
snakeskin pattern. usual wear/loss of the washed trim is noted. This one
could clean up intoa a neat, inexpensive user. Several other low
end items tossed in. Red pen in middle and wearever
third from right have broken nibs. Pencils probably don't work.
Nice opportunity to practice polishing, smoothening and resacing on the
cheap. Again, the Majestic will make a pretty user pen.
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: All could use some polish. Some have significant brassing.
3 leverl-fill sheaffers, 1 lever fill Waterman, 3 pump-fill Sheaffers.
Nibs alone worth price of entry. But, i'm sick of looking at them. MELT
spot on small silver sheaffer.
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