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Pen Description
01 Belmont Gray Marble, Medium Flex Stub Nib
SOLD Nib alert!Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings or significant scratches. Belmont is a lesser known brand that produced some very high quality pens. So much so that Richard Binder recreated a model several years ago. 14K #3 Warrented nib offers a line variation of 0.6mm to .01mm on the down stroke and a 0.4mm on the cross stroke. Lever Filler. Pen Length: 5"(127mm) capped, 6"(152mm) posted. Price: $155.00  Top of Page
02 Cross Solo Classic, Extra Fine Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings or significant scratches. A nice classic pen for the budge minded from a well known manufacturer. Gold Plated extra fine nib has a line width of 0.4mm. Cartridge/Converter Filler. Pen Length: 517/32"(141mm) capped, 525/32"(147mm) posted. Price: $75.00  Top of Page
03 Eversharp Skyline Black Demi, Fine Flex Nib
Nib alert!Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings or significant scratches. Not sure if this pen was ever used, no signs of ink when we restored the pen. We did fill it to tune the nib. Still sporting its original sticker indicating a model No. 76 with fine flex nib. Original stickered price was $5.00. 14K fine nib offers a line variation of 0.5mm to 1.0mm. Lever Filler. Pen Length: 5"(127mm) capped, 55/8"(143mm) posted. Price: $155.00  Top of Page
04 Eversharp Skyline Army Brown Demi, Fine Flex Nib
Nib alert!Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings or significant scratches. Another stickered Skyline that shows no signs of ever being inked. Sticker indicates model No. 60-BN Fine Flex and was originally $9.75. Metal caps added a significant increase in price. 14K fine flex nib offers a line variation of 0.5mm to 1.0mm. Lever Filler. Pen Length: 47/8"(124mm) capped, 51/8"(130mm) posted. Price: $165.00  Top of Page
05 Eversharp Skyline Navy Blue Demi, Fine Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. Another beautiful Skyline, this time in Navy Blue. 14K fine nib offers a line width of 0.5mm. Lever Filler. Length: 478"(124mm) capped, 5116"(129mm) posted. Price: $135.00  Top of Page
06 Gold Bond Green Stripes, Fine Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. A stunning pen with a great feel. The initials PEP engraved in cap band in block letters. 14K Gold Bond fine nib offers a line width of 0.5mm. Lever Filler. Length: 514"(133mm) capped, 614"(159mm) posted. Price: $145.00  Top of Page
07 E. Faber Tan & Brown Marble, Extra Fine Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. Another ideal pen for the budget minded that wants an awesome looking vintage pen from a well known brand. E.(Eberhard) Faber was founded in 1861 and is currently an element of Paper Mate. Steel gold plated nib offers a smooth 0.4mm line width. Lever Filler. Pen Length: 57/32"(133mm) capped, 65/16"(160mm) posted.  Price: $85.00 Top of Page
08 Merlin 33 Ice Floes, Extra Fine Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings or significant scratches. Merlins are beautiful and nicely made pens that were made as parts in Germany after WWII and assembled and sold as complete pens in the Netherlands. The Ice Floes color was only used on the 33. 14K Merlin extra fine nib offers a line width of 04 mm. Button Filler. Pen Length: 411/32"(119mm) capped, 51/2"(140mm) posted. Price: $135.00  Top of Page
09 McIntosh BCHR Vest Pocket, Extra Fine Flex Nib
SOLD Nib alert!Condition: B. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings or significant scratches. What a really interesting pen and company. You can read about it in Richard Binder's Glossopedia, which features this pen. Unusual 18K McIntosh extra fine nib offers a line variation of 0.45mm to 1.2mm. Lever Filler. Pen Length: 43/8"(111mm) capped, 53/8"(137mm) posted. Price: $155.00  Top of Page
10 Morrison Patriot US Army, Duo-Point Fine/XXF Nib
SOLD Nib alert!Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. One of the better examples we have had. Cap insignia is quite clean. Syringe barrel is very clean. The syringe is a little stiffer than we like but performs flawlessly with strong suction. 14K nib is a duo-point that is a fine 0.5mm in the normal position and XXF 0.3mm when flipped upside down. Syringe Filler. Pen Length: 53/16"(132mm) capped, 61/2"(165mm) posted.  Price: $165.00 Top of Page
11 No-Name Navy, Medium Semi-Flex Nib
Nib alert!Condition: B. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. Just a nice classic style in a great looking color. Perfect for those that want a little flex to their nib at a reasonable price. 14KWarrented nib offers a line variation of 0.6mm to 0.9mm. Lever Filler. Pen Length: 4732"(107mm) capped, 523/32"(145mm) posted. Price: $135.00  Top of Page
12 Parker 20 Turban Top BHR, Fine Flex Nib
Nib alert!Condition: B. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings or significant scratches. A truly rare find and the first one we have ever had. Wonderful color and condition with a killer flex nib. 14K Lucky Curve nib offers a line variation of 0.5mm to 1.1mm. Lucky Curve feed still intact unlike so many we see come through the studio. Eyedropper Filler. Pen Length: 22932"(74mm) capped, 47/32"(107mm) posted. Price: $395.00  Top of Page
13 Parker Parkette Marine Green, Medium Nib 
Condition: B. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings or significant scratches. A first model Parkette distinguished with the two cap bands above and below the clip. Circa 1933. A lovely pen in a first year design you don't see too often. 14K Parkette nib offers a line width of 0.6mm. Lever Filler. Pen Length: 42532"(122 mm) capped, 523/32"(137 mm) posted.. Price: $145.00  Top of Page
14 Parker Vacumatic Black Junior (Standard Size), Extra Fine Nib
Condition: N2. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. You will not find a Vacumatic with better clarity. See for yourself. We believe this to be unused stock from either a repair shop or Janesville. No date stamp has been put on this pen. 14K nib offers a line with of 0.4mm. Vacumatic Filler. Pen Length: 518"(130mm) capped, 6"(152mm) posted. Price: $215.00  Top of Page
15 Parker 51 Vacumatic Codovan w/ Stacked Coin Cap, Extra Fine Nib
SOLD Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings, or significant scratches. 3Q1948 production. A beautiful pen with a hard to find stacked coin cap. 14K extra fine nib offers a line width of 0.4mm. Vacumatic Filler. Pen Length: 51/2" (140mm) capped, 515/16" (151mm) posted.  Price: $170.00 Top of Page
16 Pelikan M200 Black, Factory Italic Nib
SOLD Nib alert!Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. Post 1997 production pen. The Pelikan M200 is a classic design piston filler that is loved all over the world. Discontinued gold plated steel factory italic nib is of the tipped variety, unlike so many factory italics on steel nibs that we not tipped. The nib offers a generous line width of 1.1mm. Piston Filler. Pen Length: 5"(127 mm) capped, 513/16"(148 mm) posted.  Price: $155.00 Top of Page
17 Sheaffer Flat-Top Ringtop Black 3-25, XXF Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings, or significant scratches. Black celluloid and an absolutely gorgeous pen in excellent condition. 14K 3-25 nib offers a line width of 0.3mm. Lever Filler. Pen Length: 411/16" (119mm) capped, 6" (152mm) posted.  Price: $125.00  Top of Page
18 Sheaffer Snorkel Sentinel Pastel Green, Medium Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings or significant scratches. Super nice pen and is ready to go. The 14K two tone TRIUMPH nib has a line width of 0.6mm. Snorkel Filler. Pen Length: 55/8" (143mm) capped, 67/16" (164mm) posted. Price: $155.00  Top of Page
19 Sheaffer Snorkel Admiral Pastel Blue, Extra Fine Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. This one is a looker. Overall wonderful condition and perfect for someone who takes pride in their collection. 14K #5 nib has a line width of 0.4mm. Snorkel Filler. Pen Length: 55/8" (143mm) capped, 67/16" (164mm) posted. Price: $125.00  Top of Page
20 Sheaffer Stylist II 444, Medium Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. Honestly, we don't think this pen has been used. Perfect brushed chrome finish and not a mark on the pen. Short clips style and polished steel nib. Converter not included. Cartridge/Converter Filler. Pen Length: 53/16" (132 mm) capped, 55/8" (143 mm) posted.  Price: $75.00 Top of Page
21 Swann Mabie Todd Blackbird BCHR, Fine Flex Nib
Nib alert!Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. Classic Blackbird styling with ribbed chasing on barrel and cap. 14K Blackbird nib is of London production and has a line variation of 0.5mm to 1.1mm. Lever Filler. Pen Length: 53/8" (137mm) capped, 65/8" (168mm) posted. Price: $185.00  Top of Page
22 Swann Mabie Todd BCHR, Broad Flex Italic Nib
SOLD Nib alert!Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. This is one I had to pry out of Linda's hands. While the pen is beautiful, the nib is to die for. This is a New York Mabie Todd body and nib made most likely after WWI. The Nib: 14K Broad Point Mabie Todd, NY #4.  Cross stroke has a line width of 0.3mm. Down stroke is 0.8mm and with a little finger pressure flexes to 1.6mm. If you like an italic nib with flex, don't let this one pass you by. Lever Filler. Pen Length: 51/2" (140 mm) capped, 611/16" (170 mm) posted.  Price: $295.00 Top of Page
23 Waterman 3V Steel Quartz, Medium Flex Stub Nib
SOLD Nib alert!Condition: B. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. V3s were awesome pens. These are listed in the 1933 catalog as to "meet the demand for moderately priced pens in color. 14K #2 Ideal nib offers a line variation of 0.6mm to 1.1mm on the down stroke and 0.3mm on the cross stroke. Lever filler.  Pen Length: 41/4"(108 mm) capped, 53/8"(137 mm) posted.  Price: $175.00 Top of Page
24 Webster Gray Stripe, Soft Fine Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. Websters are wonderfully made pens by the National Pen Products Co for Sears, Roebuck, & Co. They made a series of twist fillers, probably to compete with Ingersoll, that are just overall wonderful pens. An awesome celluloid material in gray strip and gold filled furniture featuring a military style clip. This one is engraved AEM on the clip. Large 14K Webster nib is not quite a semi-flex, but is soft and will give some minor line variation. Line width of 0.5mm. Twist Filler. Pen Length: 57/16"(138mm) capped, 63/8"(162mm) posted. Price: $165.00 Top of Page
25 Esterbrook Visumaster Gray Marble, 2314M Relief Stub Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings, or significant scratches. Quite the rare find. The Visumaster came out right before the US entered WWII and was a short lived product, most likely due to the war. This particular version is commonly referred to as Visumaster 2 as it has less of a taper at the distal end of the pen body. Sporting a 2314M Relief stub nib Lever Filler. Length: 5" (127 mm) capped, 617/32" (166mm) posted.  Price: $275.00 Top of Page
26 Esterbrook SJ Herringbone Sample
Condition: A1. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings, or significant scratches. Quite a rare and unusual piece. This is most likely a factory sample or prototype. The pattern was never put into production as far as we know and is not listed in catalogs.We have talked with a couple of Esterbrook historians and they have never seen it as well. The cap on this pen is permanently attached and the barrel is imprinted with "Herringbone Barrel - Cap". This is for the serious Esterbrook collector. Lever Filler. Length: 5" (127 mm) capped.  Price: $150.00 Top of Page
27 Pilot Elite Pocket Pen, Medium Nib
Condition: B. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. Made for a short time in the early 1970s, this pocket pen features a large 14K nib and is slightly wider in diameter than previous models. Most of these came with fine nibs, so finding one with a medium is unusual. A few small dings to the cap. Made in December 1973. Takes modern Pilot cartridges/converters (not included). Cartridge/Converter Filler. Pen Length: 41/2"(114 mm) capped, 51/8"(130 mm) posted.  Price: $115.00 Top of Page
28 Platinum "2-Way" Pocket Pen, Extra Fine / Fine Nib
Condition: C. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. In the 1970s Platinum offered this pocket pen with a very unusual 2-sided nib much like the Parker 180. One side writes with a fine line and extra fine on the other. These were among the most expensive pocket pens offered at the time and are not easy to find. Really neat personalization in Japanese hand engraved on the section (professionally done). A few tiny dings and scratches on cap top, along with a bit of paint loss. Nib believed to be 14K. Uses Platinum cartridges or modified converter (not included). Cartridge/Converter Filler. Pen Length: 55/16"(135 mm) capped, 613/16"(173 mm) posted.  Price: $135.00 Top of Page
29 Platinum Pocket Pen, Fine Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. This elegant pocket pen is in excellent condition. Features an 18K manifold fine nib with the earlier "S-N" globe logo. Uses Platinum cartridges or modified converter (not included).  Cartridge/Converter Filler. Pen Length: 53/16"(132 mm) capped, 6"(152 mm) posted, Pencil Length: 5" (127 mm).  Price: $105.00 Top of Page
30 Platinum "Dark Pink" Pocket Pen, Extra Fine Nib
Condition: B. No brassing, chips, cracks, or significant scratches. The majority of Pocket pens made in the 1960s and 70s were made in black plastic. This dark pink model is a bit unusual and is quite attractive. A few tiny scratches to the cap. 14K extra fine nib. Uses Platinum cartridges or modified converter (not included). Cartridge/Converter Filler. Pen Length: 45/8"(1187 mm) capped, 513/16"(148 mm) posted.  Price: $115.00 Top of Page
31 Platinum MUSIC, Music Nib
Nib alert!Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings, or significant scratches. Some wear to the special “MUSIC – Platinum” imprint on the cap. A wonderful and hard to find 1980s “MUSIC” Platinum with correct music nib (three tine) at a killer price. It’s ready to help you compose your next masterpiece. Included Platinum converter. 14k gold music nib. Cartridge/Converter Filler. Pen Length: 55/16" (135 mm) capped, 513/16" (148 mm) posted. Price: $140.00  Top of Page
32 Platinum Stainless Steel Cap w/ Red Body Pocket Pen, Fine Nib
SOLD Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings, or significant scratches. The bright red color of this pocket pen is striking and is well complemented by the stainless cap. Some light scratches to the cap. 18K nib offers a 0.4 mm width. Uses Platinum cartridges or modified converter (not included). Cartridge/Converter Filler. Pen Length: 411/16" (119 mm) capped, 57/8" (149 mm) posted. Price: $95.00  Top of Page
33 Sailor "Dia-Ichi Seimei" 70th Anniversary Limited Edition, Fine Nib
SOLD Condition: N2.  No brassing, chips, cracks, dings, or significant scratches. Sailor produced this pen to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Dai-Ichi Seimei (Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company) in 1972. It has a unique plastic finish meant to mimic leather or ishime lacquer (stone-type finish). Special 70th anniversary imprint on the 14k fine nib. Uses Sailor cartridges/converter (not included). Both the finish and nib imprint are unique to this limited edition model. Cartridge/Converter Filler. Pen Length: 513/216" (148 mm) capped, 6" (152 mm) posted. Price: $135.00  Top of Page
34 Sailor "21K" Pink Pocket Pen, Extra Fine Nib
Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings, or significant scratches. Interesting salmon pink color with gold accent band at the end of the barrel. Like new in excellent condition with two tiny spots where the frosting is missing, about the size of the tip of a straight pin. This 21k gold fine nib is a product of the “Karat Wars.” The 21K nib offers a line width of 0.3 mm.  Uses only Sailor cartridges (not included). Pen Length: 47/16" (113 mm) capped, 53/8" (137 mm) posted. Price: $95.00  Top of Page
35 Universal Music Nib Pen, Music Nib
Nib alert!Condition: B. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings or significant scratches. Universal, a small Japanese company, produced in the 1950s a series of music nib fountain pens using cast acrylic bodies and aerometric fillers. The steel nib here features the globe “UNIVERSAL” imprint, has 2 breather holes/3 tines, and has the flexibility one expects of a true music nib. Here’s a chance to try a vintage flexible music nib without breaking the bank. Music nib offers a line variation as small as 0.4 mm on the cross stroke and 1.7 mm on the down stroke. Aerometric filler. Pen Length: 51/2" (140 mm) Price: $225.00 Top of Page
36 Waterman 1930s Artist's Safety Pen, Extra Fine Flex Nib
SOLD Nib alert!Condition: B+. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings or significant scratches. Waterman produced a series of Safety pens in the 1930s aimed at artists and musicians. They were marketed as being able to use India Ink and are the last Safety pens made by Waterman. They are now hard to find. Here is the artist’s pen featuring an XF flexible 14k gold nib. While not super-flexible, it offers a pleasant amount line variation and is ready for your next art project. Safety filler. Pen Length: 51/16" (129 mm) capped, 61/4" (1598 mm)posted. Price: $535.00 Top of Page
37 Maywood Ringtop RHR, Fine Flex Nib
SOLD Nib alert!Condition: B. No brassing, chips, cracks, dings, or significant scratches. Very scarce example from a little-known 1920s company located in Maywood, Illinois. No. 5 14K Warranted fine flex nib, "Binderized" by Richard Binder from his personal collection. Furniture lightly corroded by age, not brassed. Lever Filler. Pen Length: 53/8" (137 mm) capped, 53/4" (146 mm) posted.  Price: $290.00 Top of Page
38 Waldmann Sterling, Medium Nib
Condition: N2.  No brassing, chips, cracks, dings, or significant scratches. Beautiful sterling silver pen. Polished steel medium nib makes this an exceptional buy. Cartridge/Converter Filler. Length: 53/8" (137 mm) capped, 558" (143 mm) posted. Price: $150.00  Top of Page

We grade pens according to the following condition scale. Within a grade, we use + or – to indicate shades of variation; for example, a pen that is B+ falls into the B grade and shows so little use that it is only marginally not A2.

Condition Description
A1 “Mint” (uninked). Shows no signs of use.
A2 “Mint” (inked). As for A1 but may have been dipped or inked.
N1   New Old Stock (NOS). Unsold dealer or manufacturer stock. Not dipped or inked but may show shop wear.
N2 New Old Stock (NOS). Same as N1 but may have been dipped.
B   Excellent. All parts original and showing only very slight signs of use. Very slight surface scratching; very minor discoloration or brassing; crisp imprints; no significant dings.
C   Fine. All parts original. Some discoloration and brassing; light or worn imprints; small dings to metal or scratching on plastic.
D   Fair. Some parts possibly not original; significant brassing or discoloration; very worn imprints; dings and scratches. Maybe a good writing pen or usable for parts.

All of our tray pens are fully restored to good writing condition unless otherwise noted. By “good writing condition” is meant, in addition to proper function, that nibs are aligned, set for reasonable flow, and not scratchy. Particularly nice writers are so noted in their descriptions.

Except for pens that are described as being in “mint” or NOS condition, these are used pens. We guarantee all of our restoration work (resacking, nib adjustments, etc.), and we ship the pens in good working order. However, they are still used pens, and we cannot make the same guarantees against defects or for length of life that their manufacturers made (such as Sheaffer's Lifetime guarantee).

CAUTION

Empirical evidence collected over several years has made it clear that some Noodler’s inks can and will destroy pens. Many vintage pens, because of the materials of which they are made, are especially susceptible to destruction by these inks. For this reason, our guarantee is void if a pen you purchase from us fails after you have used any Noodler’s ink in it. For more information, read our article on inks
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