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Vintage Pens: 1021 Sheaffer 78
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $25.00
Vintage Pens: 1021: Sheaffer: 78
We've got this friend. He's got this pencil. None of us knows jack about pencils, but he wants to sell it, and we want to do him a solid. So, behold his Sheaffer pencil. It is little in what looks like Marine Green. There is a little "78" on the Sheaffer imprint. There is a little gap, and we can't pull it apart. You can twist a pencil lead out, but it won't twist back in unless you push on the lead. No brassing on the clip, a little discoloration on the cap band. Some wear on the pencil. 10.5cm.

Vintage Pens: 1015 Ever Ready Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 1015: Ever Ready: Fountain Pen
Our Ever Ready fountain pen is, indeed, ready to write. It is a very handsome vintage pen with only light discoloration of the barrel. We have restored it with a new ink sac. The old pressure bar is a bit rusty but still working well. The cap band is mostly devoid of gold plating. The clip only has brassing on the ball. It is a wide, full-size pen that is easy to grip and write. Yet its heart and soul is its Warranted 14k gold nib. It claims to be a size 8, but it is the smallest 8 we have ever seen. Click to headline photo for the nib blown up close to 10 times its original size. Size truly doesn't matter. It writes a lushly smooth, wet medium line. It is probably the best writing vintage pen we have for less than $50! 12.7cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 1017 Rexall Monogram
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 1017: Rexall: Monogram
The Rexall Drug Store chain got in on the pen making business for a while, and this Rexall Monogram oversized fountain pen is the perfect example. As thick as a cigar and borrowing a bit of the pearl and black designs of Sheaffer and Parker, it is a handsome curio for any pen collection. This vintage pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. There are no cracks, but there are plenty of little nicks and scratches. Brassing effects the clip a little and the cap rings. The clip also is a little loose. The 14k gold "Forever 6" nib appears to be original and writes a nice medium line with a little drag. 13.6cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 1045 Fend Super-Norma
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $69.99
Vintage Pens: 1045: Fend: Super-Norma
When it comes to mechanical pencils, this Fend Super-Norma is one of the most interesting we have seen in a while. It is a 4-color multipencil that seems to be in great working order. All 4 lead holders click into place. Some are still loaded, and there are refills in the tail when you unscrew it. We have no idea how to make the leads advance when they are in their holders. This pen comes with its original box and German-language warranty papers. There are no dents, dings or serious scratches. The box has several torn corners. The box says the pencil is "versilbert," which directly translates as "silvered," but we are 99.9% certain that is silver plating. We polished it up nicely. 13.2cm.

Vintage Pens: 1025 Morrison’s Black Beauty
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 1025: Morrison’s: Black Beauty
Morrison's fountain pens were a 2nd tier contender out of New York. Its vintage pen model "Black Beauty," photographed here, is clearly a nod to the famous novel, as there is a horse's head and neck engraved on the barrel in the logo. This pen would become known as the Patriot during World War II, but these 1930s models were made of black hard rubber, given golden trim accents and a steel nib. This model, has its original gold-plated steel nib! 90% or more of the plating is gone, but you can still see it in the stamped engraving. It writes a nice fine line without any pressure, but with pressure it gets a tad scratchy. We replaced the ink sac and the J-bar with a new, hand-fashioned brass one made in our shop. As the new J-bar doesn't put as much pressure against the lever filler, the lever is a little loose. No cracks, some chocolate hazing. The top of the cap has a great art nouveau topper in a deep, dark, yellowy-orange. 13.2cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 1019 Sheaffer Lifetime PARTS
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $40.00
Vintage Pens: 1019: Sheaffer: Lifetime PARTS
We don't offer up our parts pens for sale, but we suspect this excellent lady's Sheaffer Lifetime section, nib and feed will come in very handy. The pen is unrestored, and you can see obvious damage on the tail of the barrel. The cap is full of cracks. The lever and spring are likely in good order, but we haven't taken it apart. The original inkfeed and 14k gold nib writes a deliciously firm, smooth fine line. 11.5cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 1014 Wearever Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $19.99
Vintage Pens: 1014: Wearever: Fountain Pen
Wearever, though it was a third-tier pen company, made a very valid claim to being the highest volume pen seller in America at one time. Think of them as the 1930s and '40s version of Bic. Very inexpensive but just reliable enough to make it worth the effort. Some of their plastics were extremely attractive for the price. Take this yellowish green fountain pen for example. It has great black veins through out it. It hasn't discolored. It hides its wear very well. There are no cracks. It does have a deep scar to the left of the pocket clip as you face it, but it is easily overlooked at a glance. There is wear, brassing and a little rust on the clip, but overall the cap and pen retain their early luster. We replaced the ink sac, and the original gold plated nib is discolored but still writes a surprisingly smooth medium line for what it is. Full-sized, possibly a small oversized girth and length at 13.3cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 1022 Parker 75
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 1022: Parker: 75
Brushed stainless steel is a good look for the Parker 75 fountain pen. This is one of the last production run pens from the company in the "fountain pen era." Ours is in excellent condition with only light trace wear on the cap and barrel. The initials "J.G.S." are engraved on the barrel. Click the headline font and you might see them in the enlarged main photo. It has an original, unrestored, working aerometric filler. The nicest part about this vintage pen is that it also can take modern Parker converters and cartridges. It also has a 14k gold nib you can gently turn at the base to get the best angle suited for your style of writing. The inkfeed says it is extra fine, but it is more like a dry fine. Add a little pressure, and it writes a normal medium. The top of the cap is like stacked dishes with a silver plate edged in gold. The tail was designed without a stacked dish end...just flat stainless steel. 12.8cm capped.

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