The wife and I went to a antique mall near the house. Of corse I had my eyes set for fountain pens. We went thru the bulk of the store, the I seen it in a small display case on a table. Pretty worn out looking black one. Diffidently needed buffed. So I ask the young lad behind the counter to see it. First I look at the price tag.. $75 sheesh. Just a plain Jane statesman, that needs a complete overhaul. Could tell there was dried up ink junk inside. Maybe I'll see a better deal someday. Ah well.