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    Default Vintage Pen Lot (Wahl, Eversharp, Parker, Sheaffer, Pilot, and Generics)

    Shipping : Due to the extreme delays of our postal system I would like to avoid any international purchases. For those in the US all pens include USPS 1st class shipping, USPS priority shipping can be added for $5 more.

    Trades/OBO: May be open to trades on some pens, offers may be considered especially if on multiple pens.

    Pens highlighted in red are considered for parts or needing a sac installed, Yellow being sac'd but not extensively tested. Green are working and have been written with.

    Shown uncapped, and capped :





    Listing pens in order shown in uncapped image, left-to-right first row, then second row.

    Top Row

    Unknown Brand (similar to a Windsor), Brown, name engraved on barrel "George W. Liskey", Will work once a sac has been applied (tested it briefly before pulling the sac for another pen). Has a steel untipped cheap nib, Fine size, a little on the dry side. Lever/pressure bar very springy/responsive. Included with a purchase of any other pen.

    Cheap Windsor pen for parts, nib intact but somewhat corroded. Barrel warped at lever with pressure bar damaged. Included with purchase of any other pen.

    Sheaffer Balance Junior, "Rose Glow" (a darker variant closer to carmine, but still rose glow as noted by the silver slivers of striation), 14K smooth firm fine nib. New sac as of mid-2020, used to have a small crack on the barrel thread that was cured with some C/A and polished. The grip has some translucency to it, but is mostly ambered. The clip and trim have very noticeable loss of nickle plating. $80

    Another image of the Junior : https://i.imgur.com/1EuKTSs.jpg

    Parker Challenger, smaller size for pairs/repair. Pretty clean example, pressure bar is intact but is missing a button, and the nib appears to have had its tipping snipped off. So it could work as is with a new sac, button, and the nib tip smoothed down to an italic but will wear down quickly over a few years being untipped. $20 (or $15 with purchase of another pen)

    Unbranded tiny little lever filler pen with a very smooth and wet-leaning steel nib. Sac'd 2020 and tested. No clip on this pen and appears to be a red/orange hard rubber of sort. $20 (or $15 with purchase of another pen)

    Wahl/Eversharp "Fifth Avenue", late 40s model with the smaller nib/feed giving it more spacing between it and the hooding. Sac'd with a large #18 latex sac running the full length of the barrel with a fresh teflon breather tube installed. It's an interesting pen, but the cap design on this model isn't very well sealed and can be prone to dry outs or hard starts if not used regularly (I usually store my pens upright when not in use, so storing on the side may help). There is a very small hairline crack in the barrel by the gold trim ring that doesn't affect the function of the pen and only widens when the section is unscrewed from the barrel (it's threaded). Nib is a 14K EF that leans a little towards XXF (or Japanese EF), with a little bounciness feel to the nib, but no flex or softness. $50

    Another picture shown here on top of an original ad for the same pen. https://imgur.com/a/9eZqA5W

    Wahl Eversharp Skyline in Brown Modern Moire (early 40s), Clip as you can see isn't quite straight on the cap, but will hold firmly as the dome has been affixed to the cap barrel with some rosin thread sealant (the yellow kind from pensacs.com before they closed down), the nib is a nice thick broad 14K nib (as in an actual modern western broad). Comes with a matching pencil that has a click-advance on the lead. Sac'd mid-2020 with a fresh breather tube. $150

    Close up on the nib and write sample : https://imgur.com/a/0AFA85v

    Another image of the Skyline with the previous EF sized nib installed : https://i.imgur.com/aUp4k95.jpg

    Parker Duofold Vacumatic in need of vacumatic filler restoration. Clean example, the nib has its tipping intact but the left tip has a small bend where it must have been bent at one time, and then bent back into shape. Will still write but the tipping might pop off in the future with any pressure. The name "Lorraine Pyle" is imprinted in the barrel, but fairly hidden even if it's a little deeper than the manufactuer imprint. Has a "1." date code. Has some transparency thru the ambered stripes held to light. $45 (or $35 with purchase of another pen).

    Close up view of the nib : https://i.imgur.com/foXwGkI.jpg
    And alternate image of the pen : https://i.imgur.com/4kGUxNR.jpg

    Second Row

    Wahl/Eversharp Skyline Standard in Black with a Green/White striated cap. Has a slight warp in the barrel thickness probably from heat. Sac'd 2020, has a 14K nib that seems to be slightly semiflex near the EF~F point size. $75

    Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman in Pastel Green with a PdAg (Palladium Silver) Medium nib, sac'd 2020 with fresh point seal and o-ring, and is wet leaning. Some small cracks near the clip anchor but still holds firm. Section threads sealed with rosin, and o-ring and touchdown rod lubricated with silicone grease. $120

    Additional image and write sample shown here : https://imgur.com/a/V5I9EP8

    Parker Slimfold (UK), 1954 (and two dots) date code. Black with a 14K Semiflex Fine~Medium nib that is wet-leaning. Fresh PVC sac as of 2020 with a teflon breather tube. $100

    Simfold Write Sample shown here on Tomoe River : https://imgur.com/a/zjIAh7S
    An additional image of the Slimfold : https://i.imgur.com/RqUBwmZ.jpg

    2nd or 3rd tier brand "Peerless" pen with a steel nib showing some signs of corrosion. Untested but flushed and ultrasonic cleaned. Lever and pressure bar are strong and responsive, but no sac installed. $15 (or $10 with purchase of another pen)

    Esterbrook Dollar Pen in red with a #3556 "Sunburst" steel nib (tipping quality comparable to the 9xxx series). Some small scratches near the top left of the cap and general wear. Sac'd as of last year and writes. $100

    All the Pilot Supers below are from 1958 to about mid 1960s.

    Pilot Super 200 (?) early 1960s, 14K "Script" nib, missing the sac protector (which would normally have the switch on it to fill). Disassembled and ultrasonic cleaned, with a fresh PVC sac installed that can be filled bulb-filler style. Not extensively tested, but wrote on the dry side when I filled it. Bit of blemish on the barrel. May need some tweaking to the nib to get a wetter flow. $35

    Pilot Super 200 (old style, late 1950s), 14K soft fine, not very flexy but has a soft/bounce feel to it. Sac'd with a fresh PVC sac, and has the 'green' switch style filler. Like the other Pilot supers, not extensively tested but will fill and will write but leans dry. SOLD

    Pilot Super 150 (maybe, old style, late 1950s), 14K Soft/Semiflex EF~F that seems to have more flex resposiveness than the previous Super 200. Sac'd with a fresh PVC sac and has a red switch filler. SOLD

    Pilot Super 100B in brown with a springy (but not really flex though it has some minor variation) 14K nib. Sac'd with a fresh PVC sac and has a red switch filler. The switch on this one is a little on the tight side (a sac smaller than a #14 was probably the correct sac size). 1958 according to the date code of the nib. $35

    Pilot Super 50G, non-functional in need of restore or parts. The grip is cracked, likely from someone's attempt to fit the larger sized 14K gold nib into the grip (it normally takes a smaller steel nib). Has a parker style aero filler bars installed, and can be resac'd onto the pink collar that slips onto the back of the feed once the nib and feed is installed from the front. The nib date code is October 1975 and most likely comes from a Lady Size Pilot Elite of that era. Primarily priced for the spare nib. $30 (or $20 with purchase of another pen)

    Pilot Super 100V in need of restoration. Has a 14K EF nib with a small imperfection in the tipping (looks like it may have been crimped at one time), there is no sac or sac protector and appears someone tried to work around that with a small PVC tube that a sac could be attached to. $20 (or $15 with a purchase of a pen).

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    Parker 45 nib Unit, an XF (Extra Fine) steel nib. The packaging says Accountant because I put the Acct nib in my 45 and took the XF out of that and put it aside. $15 (or $10 with purchase of a pen)

    Parker Squeeze Converter, slim style, re-sac'd with a PVC sac instead of latex for longer lasting sac, and not reactive to alkaline inks (Japanese inks like Iroshizuku, Pilot, Sailor, Platinum, mostly). $20
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    Default Re: Vintage Pen Lot (Wahl, Eversharp, Parker, Sheaffer, Pilot, and Generics)

    The two Pilot Super "Old Style" (the two left of the brown 100B) have been sold.

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