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jjlax10
September 27th, 2015, 02:30 PM
Up for sale are a number of user vintage pens (except for one) restored by me. I like all these pens but they wonít see much use by me due the size of the pen or the nib width. Prices include shipping CONUS first class with tracking number. International orders ship or other methods will be additional. I entertain all reasonable offers and love package deals. Please contact me with any questions.

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1) Sheaffer Junior with abalone celluloid, small pen, 14K fine nib, new sac, body has some nicks and microscratches, though I polished the pen on a bench lathe. The clip and and cap ring have some plating loss, and to preserve whats left on the cap ring I did not polish the metal. The lever is also slightly off. Despite the cosmetic issues the celluloid is gorgeous and it makes a great vintage pen to toss in a bag or carry with a journal or notepad. $35.

2) Sheaffer Lifetime Balance. Confession: I donít know the official balance size terminology, but this one is more full length but slim. Not sure what the parlance is. Restored. The cap lip has a chip and crack, but its all good above the cap ring. Micro scratches and hardware is in good shape. The nib is the star here, a fine 14K Lifetime nib (message me for the legal history of the lifetime guarantee), with nice tipping considering its age. Would be more if the cap wasnít damaged. $50.

3) Eversharp Skyline, black, I believe its the standard size, microscratches but has been machine buffed. Nice EF 14K nib. Restored, and has a breather tube installed (sometimes restorers forget that). SOLD

4) Parker 51 Vac, EF nib, nice overall condition, gold cap, blue diamond is there, new diaphragm installed by me. I would keep this pen if it did not have the EF nib, which is just too fine for me. It writes almost a hairline, for those that like such things. $90.

5) Waterman Man 200, black, fine 18K nib. I cleaned and reset the nib and feed. I like the pen but the nib is a fine, and I acquired a Man 100 with a medium nib around the same time. The nib on this is springy, but it is by no means flexible. You will get some play with it, but you should not attempt to flex it. Overall a great pen from the not too distant past. $150.


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6) This pen is not really vintage, and frankly not all black. Its a Laban Dunhill knock off, with a steel nib, alloy body and plastic parts. I included it here as it fits with the black pen theme. $25.

7) Sheaffer Touchdown, dolphin style nib assembly, nice smooth fine nib, one tine looks to the eye a little off, but it does not affect writing and the nib is pretty smooth. Restored, in good shape, will make a nice daily writer. SOLD

8) Rotring Lissabon. When I acquired this pen, it was the most I had ever spent on a fountain pen and I bought a second one (see below) that went unused. This has a large steel fine German nib (it should be the real deal IPG nib but no one knows for sure). Its lacquered brass, with some heft, used for a period of time by me, and has a small mark on the cap. These are hard to find now a days (all I saw was one on Ebay for $250). Cartridge/converter. $60.

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9) This is an unused, New Old Stock Rotring Lissabon, with a medium instead of fine nib. Comes in a small box. $100

10) and 11) These are two Rotring Newtons. Although based on the Rotring 600, there is no real connection other than faceted barrel, and in fact, this model was transformed by Sanford Newell into the Parker Facet pen when Sanford took over Parker and phased out all Rotring fountain pen models. These pens take cartridges or converters, and you remove the section by unscrewing the nob at the end of the barrel. This releases the section and you can access the ink storage. These were pens I also acquired early on, and one saw use and one saw no use at all. The fine, the one I used, is in excellent shape save for some surface deterioration to the clip. The medium is New Old Stock, unused by me, in excellent shape. Both come in the original box. Fine is $45, Medium is $75.

12) Rotring Riva. This is a rollerball. It looks like the Nautilus, and for those familiar with Rotring this was probably made in the period when they made science fiction style pens (like the Rotring Core). Its a cool pen, somewhat rare, I purchased it from a German eBay seller. $20.

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(Parker 51 and Sheaffer Dolphin are out of focus in the background)

13) Sheaffer Lifetime Flat Top Pocket Size Jade Green, fine 14k Lifetime nib, decent color, restored, has a clip as opposed to ring top, made for vest pockets? I love these pens but I have one or two already and this has a fine nib. $50.

jjlax10
October 4th, 2015, 04:46 PM
BUMP

jjlax10
October 14th, 2015, 08:17 PM
BUMP

jjlax10
October 23rd, 2015, 07:06 PM
BUMP...open to offers.

penwash
October 24th, 2015, 02:42 PM
Does no.13 Sheaffer Lifetime's nib flex at all?
IOW can you get some line variations?

jjlax10
October 25th, 2015, 07:41 PM
Alas it is a nail.

jjlax10
November 1st, 2015, 06:45 PM
BUMP

jjlax10
November 29th, 2015, 07:47 AM
BUMP

onurozalp
November 30th, 2015, 05:30 AM
May I kindly ask for your last price for #9 Rotring Lissabon? Please pm me

Rick Krantz
November 30th, 2015, 02:49 PM
good prices on the vintage stuff. I don't know the modern, but if you're looking for something reasonably priced and vintage, I think there are a few deals here.

BTW, I don't think I know the seller.

jjlax10
November 30th, 2015, 06:49 PM
I have purchased from you and I asked you about a Filcao at a pen show. That is the extent of our contact.

jjlax10
November 30th, 2015, 06:51 PM
Skyline and Sheaffer Dolphin are sold.

Rick Krantz
December 1st, 2015, 05:57 PM
I have purchased from you and I asked you about a Filcao at a pen show. That is the extent of our contact.

next show you see me at....

sneak up behind me with a 2 x 4, smack me in the back of the head, and say.... "remember me???"

i bet I don't forget you after that!

jjlax10
December 1st, 2015, 06:19 PM
I have purchased from you and I asked you about a Filcao at a pen show. That is the extent of our contact.

next show you see me at....

sneak up behind me with a 2 x 4, smack me in the back of the head, and say.... "remember me???"

i bet I don't forget you after that!


I will say something shocking and hilarious.

KBeezie
December 1st, 2015, 06:50 PM
What's the approximate length of the Sheaffer Lifetime Flat Top , posted and unposted (if the cap doesn't seem advisable for posting), and if the nib nail-like or slightly soft?

jjlax10
December 2nd, 2015, 06:32 PM
Karl I would happily give that to you but I am having trouble locating it in my inventory.