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Vintage Pens: 0859 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $225.00
Vintage Pens: 0859: Parker: Duofold
It is the junior holy grail of fountain pen collecting: a mandarin yellow Parker Duofold (jr.). This vintage pen is a rare color with a really strong imprint. There are some blemishes, the worst of which are a series of pits and scratches to the right of the clip. We tried to show them in the photo, but they just won't show...even though they are readily visible to the naked eye. (Purists looking for museum quality will freak out at the tidy clusters of blemishes.) The clip is perfect with no brassing. The cap bands are free of brassing but have a tiny little dent in one of the bands. The insides have been restored and include a new ink sac. There is a little discoloration in the black tail cap and on the regular cap. Overall, this pen is in good solid shape and will look good in your collection or as a daily user. We just don't want to hide anything. The original Christmas tree inkfeed still sends ink to the original 14k gold nib. It writes a nice smooth medium line. 11.5cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 0777 Esterbrook J-9556
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 0777: Esterbrook: J-9556
Rekindle the days when you first learned to write with a fountain pen when you purchase this handsome Esterbrook J-series pen in rich sapphire blue. Wide bodied and easy to grip, this 1950s' classic is a smooth writing vintage pen with its top-of-the-line steel 9556 nib. The nib was advertised as their fine. We restored the pen and gave it a new ink sac. It looks stunning, but when you look closer there are a series of deep but not hideous scratches below and to the left of the lever, which you might be able to see in the photo if you look very closely. The cap has some deep scratches to the right of the clip, but you cannot see them in the photo. There are no cracks, but there is plenty of lighter wear on the rest of the pen. It was a daily user and is ready for more service. The imprint is strong except for the "ster" of "Esterbrook". 12.8cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 0866 Reform 1745
Filling Mechanism: Piston Filler
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $19.99
Vintage Pens: 0866: Reform: 1745
Want a trusty German-made piston filler without the Pelikan or Mont Blanc price? It is time to give the Reform 1745 fountain pen a serious look. We have 24 of these new old stock pens that borrow heavily from Pelikan designs. The two-tone steel nib is a medium writer that is better than an Esterbrook 1000 or 2000 line nib but not as good as the 9000 line nibs. The piston fills by twisting the tail. It even comes with its original sticker. 12.8cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 0505 Parker 75
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $75.00
Vintage Pens: 0505: Parker: 75
A sterling silver Parker 75 for $75? Well, this one needs a pen psychologist because it has issues. It is a handsome pen, but there is a big dent and a little dent behind it if you look closely at the top of the pen in the main photo. Otherwise the pen is great. There are four lines in the clip top and barrel bottom leading to a flat two-tone dinner plate. The arrow clip is feathered. There is no 0 (zero) demarcation on the collar of the section. We have recentered the nib, but soak it in some water, and you can gently twist the nib with your thumb and forefinger to adjust it to the angle you write at. The original converter still seems to be working, but it can take a modern Parker converter and ink cartridges. The 14kt gold nib writes a nice fine line. There are no cracks, but there is heavy wear to the entire pen. 12.8cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 0826 Sheaffer Sentinel
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 0826: Sheaffer: Sentinel
With its cute little upturned nose, we mean nib, the Sheaffer Sentinel is a classic fountain pen from the 1950s. We have fully restored its pneumatic TouchDown filling system with a new ink sac and fresh O-ring. The pen was a daily user and has lots of light surface scratches, but there are no dents in the cap or cracks in the barrel. It looks nice at arm's length as you can see in the photo, but just won't look good under a magnifying glass. You can even see through the ink viewing window in the section of the pen. The two-tone 14k gold nib writes a nice smooth medium line. 13.4cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 0796 Esterbrook Purse Pen 1551
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 0796: Esterbrook: Purse Pen 1551
Think pink! Our pink Esterbrook Purse Pen is a very nice dark 1950s' pink, although the photo doesn't quite do it justice. No matter how we tweaked the photo it still looks more orange than it really is. We've restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. It comes with a steel 1551 "student" nib, according to Esterbrook's own advertising back in the day. There are no cracks, deep scratches or significant blemishes to this pen. The imprint is a tad faded. 11.1cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 0827 Parker 51 Flighter
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 0827: Parker: 51 Flighter
Take wing with a rare Parker 51 Flighter. Unlike the majority of Parker 51s, this vintage pen features a stainless steel cap and barrel. It is an aerometric filler, still in good working order, from the early 1950s. There is a golden trim cap band and feathered arrow clip. The jewel is the grey pearl variety. It has a 14kt gold nib that writes a nice fine line. NO DENTS in the steel and only minor light scratches. There is obvious wear from the cap where it goes over the hood and connects with the metal barrel. There is only minor tail posting wear. This pen is in amazingly good condition. Great for display and use. 13.8cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 0849 Eyedropper Abalone Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Eyedropper
Era: 1910-1919
Price: $74.99
Vintage Pens: 0849: Eyedropper: Abalone Fountain Pen
There is a lot to be said for the old-world aesthetics of filigree and abalone on black hard rubber eyedropper fountain pens. We have no idea who made this beauty, although we have seen similar Parker 15s. The barrel is still 100% in tact with no cracks. The section unscrews easily. There are scratches and wear to the hard rubber. The abalone shell inlay is beautiful, but a bit faded and browned with age. There is a tiny chip missing on the edge of one inlay. The filigree on the cap seems to have been a rolled imprint before being put on the cap. Nothing on the golden trim is stamped as actual gold. The seam of the filigree is a little separated but not badly. The most egregious flaw is an off-center hole in the top of the cap where it looks as if someone once tried to put a necklace tassie. The nib is stamped "Warranted / 14kt / No. 4." It writes a wet fine line with some flex and a little scratch. 13.4cm capped.

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