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Vintage Pens: 0100 Conklin Crescent
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1900-1909
Price: $199.99  Was: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 0100: Conklin: Crescent
Feast your eyes on a rare gold-filled Conklin Crescent. Fully restored, this vintage pen was clearly a daily user, as you can see chips missing in the gold fill. There also are some scratches and dents, but it still looks pretty nice when capped on display. No structural damage. Original nib and feed. No engravings. The #2 nib writes writes a fine-medium line with an odd combination of stiffness and flex. A small piece of black rubber placed to the right of the crescent was used to keep the pen from rolling over in the photo. 13.1cm capped.

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: 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: 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: 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.

Vintage Pens: 0898 National Pen Co. Gold Medal
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $225.00
Vintage Pens: 0898: National Pen Co.: Gold Medal
Hold on to your fedoras! This blast from the past is a National Pen Company pen oversized Gold Medal pen in excellent condition. Chicago born and bred, this orange ripple hard rubber beauty has no cracks or egregious scratches. There is some slight wear and a little brassing on the bottom cap band and a lot of brassing on the ball of the clip. It has been fully restored with a large new ink sac. The strong imprint reads "National Pen Products Co./Gold Medal Pen/Chicago, Ill." The large size 8 14k gold nib is visible when you click the headline font. It has a short tip, which takes a little adjusting to write with. It writes a fairly smooth fine-medium line, but the ascenders and descenders have a hint of scratch that should smooth out when you write with it more. We don't know if the nib is original. It claims "Diamond Point," which might very well have been an imprint company of National Pen Co. While from the '20s, it might not be the original nib. 13.5cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 0823 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $29.99
Vintage Pens: 0823: Parker: 51
Enjoy a late model Parker 51 Special, for a good knock-around pen. This pen is likely from the 1960s, as it has a black jewel on the top of the stainless steel cap. The vintage pen is an aerometric filler, with its original ink sac. The nib writes a fine-medium line. The name John Kohlmoos is engraved on the barrel. You can see lots of small scratches on the cap from daily use. A blemish in the hood is obvious in the photo. The pen's color is a tad greener in real life. The barrel and hood have lots of surface wear from use. Unrestored, but still working. 13.1cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 0799 Sheaffer Lifetime Oversized
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 0799: Sheaffer: Lifetime Oversized
Click the headline font this instant to see the beautiful fine-point oversized 14k gold Sheaffer Lifetime nib. To us, these nibs are just breathtaking to look at and write with. Although it has a little discoloration the body and cap are breathtaking, too. Fully restored with a new ink sac, this epic torpedo-shaped Sheaffer is ready for many more years of dependable service or display. There is some wear on the pen, including a little dab of red paint on the tail end of the barrel. The cap also has an apparently stable hairline crack between the lip and the cap band. The Sheaffer imprint is nice and clear. Wide bodied and 14.9cm capped.

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