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Here is another installment of classic pens in basic black. Don't worry -- we're also uploading colored pens in the meantime! Just scroll to below the box.
14542: Sheaffer Lifetime: oversize flat-top lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, black celluloid with gold filled trim, White Dot, massive Lifetime nib. Used, but retains original price sticker on barrel end.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium firm • $220
14558: Sheaffer Lifetime: oversize flat-top lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, black celluloid with gold filled trim, White Dot, massive Lifetime nib. Mechanically sound, honest usage wear, a handsome and impressive user.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium firm • $150
14541: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: oversize black lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, scarce early production model with short section, long humped clip, and large White Dot, rare convertible version with screw-off barrel end piece. Some age shrinkage at barrel end, otherwise excellent.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine firm • $385
14552: Sheaffer Admiral II set: black lever-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, short conical Triumph nib is a smooth writer; with matching .9 mm pencil, which appears to be new old stock. Pen is used, chip to cap lip right next to wire band (see details), cap appears to be a mismatch replacement as the non-Lifetime nib should not go with a White Dot cap.
DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $95
14551: Sheaffer Gregg: black lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical Triumph nib is a smooth and precise writer; special Gregg shorthand logo on barrel.
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $125
14562: Waterman 52: classic black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, nickel plated trim, early production with high domed cap, clip with 1905 and 1910 patent dates, outstandingly flexible #2 New York nib. Original finish, crisp and glossy, condition near mint but for a couple of rough patches to trim plating, scribed lines around model number imprint on end of barrel.
DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine superflex • SOLD
14549: Waterman Lady Patricia Ink-Vue: black compound lever pump-filler, 10.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, fancy diamond-patterned transparent barrel, bold imprints; to fill, lever is opened and pressed several times (similar to a Vacumatic). Nib is effortlessly calligraphic, smooth with easy flex.
DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub flex • $205
14545: Waterman Thorobred: black vest pocket lever-filler, 10.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, identical to a 3V (renamed towards end of production).
DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $145
13945: Montegrappa Symphony in box: octagonal red marbled celluloid, 13.8 cm long, sterling silver trim, cartridge or converter (included), two-tone 18K nib. Some deterioration to vinyl covering of inner box, pen itself appears unused.
DATE: c. 1995 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium semiflex • $595
14607: Parker True Blue: long slender streamlined button-filler, 12.6 cm long, some brassing to gold filled trim, barrel imprint worn but legible, typical moderate darkening; spearhead feed, long-tined Lucky Curve nib is flexible with good paper feel.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $165
14601: Parker 51: black Vac-filler, frosty two-tone Lustraloy cap, gold filled Blue Diamond clip, 13.8 cm long, bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code.
DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $175
14598: Parker 51 Demi: grey Vac-filler, two-tone Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, 12.2 cm long, bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $165
14597: Parker 51 Demi: black Aerometric filler, crisp 1/10 12K gold filled cap in converging lines pattern, gold filled trim, 12.9 cm long, early production with Lucite connector and "PRESS . . . 6 TIMES" imprint on screw-on filler housing. Bold deep imprint with 4th quarter date code on barrel, new sac with perfect transparency, near mint but for a small patch of plating flaking on the filler housing.
DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium • $195
14599: Parker 51: black Vac-filler with 1/10 14K gold filled cap in fine parallel lines pattern, gold filled trim with plain arrow clip, 13.8 cm long, bold deep barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code,.
DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine • $220
14602: Parker 21 Super: dark green squeeze-filler, brushed stainless cap, Arrow clip, super smooth 51-style Octanium nib, sac has been filled but transparancy as new; cap has Parker "halo" logo.
DATE: c. 1964 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • SOLD
14621: Parker 75: sterling silver grid pattern, gold plated trim, early model with solid ends, short-feathered arrow clip; made in USA, section with nib angle indicator marks, "0" at center, 14K US-made "67" nib; cap marked "STERLING/SILVER", early metal squeeze-filling convertor included.
DATE: c. 1966 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium-broad • $275
14632: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph: striated green pearl plunger-filler, 12.75 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on end of cap, excellent barrel transparency, strong imprints, colored ribbed section, some tool marks on filler knob.
DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine firm • $150
14614: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Autograph set in box: large black plunger-filler,13.3 cm long, solid 14K gold trim, two-tone Triumph nib, matching pencil uses .9 mm lead; new old stock, original price sticker on pen barrel, traces of gold chalk marks on pencil, pen filler seals have not been replaced, not guaranteed functional. Very slight signs of handling, never filled, "14K" written on top of box in marker, instruction sheet dated 1946.
DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium • $325
14611: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph 1250: large brown plunger-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap end, two-tone Triumph nib, original sticker on barrel. Filler seals have not been replaced, pen not guaranteed functional as is.
DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $165
14623: Wahl-Eversharp Signature: full-size slender "Rosewood" hard rubber lever-filler, 13.15 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, cap imprint worn but legible, Wahl #2 nib has unusual blade-like tip, like an architect grind in miniature -- toothy and not for everyone.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $250
14618: Waterman 12: black chased hard rubber clipless eyedropper-filler, 13.25 cm long, crisp chasing and imprints, including on the feed, #2 New York nib is long-tined and opens easily; slight even fading.
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $195
14619: Waterman 42½: black chased hard rubber slender full-length safety, 12.75 cm long, crisp and glossy, appears not to have been filled, bold deep imprints, notable factory italic nib. Seals have been replaced.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: broad italic flex • $295
14620: Waterman 52V: less common full-girth vest pocket model, with clip; 11 cm long, nickel plated trim, chasing and imprints deep and crisp, notable #2 nib with special extraordinarily fine tip -- not for everybody!.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: needlepoint flex • $275