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Just like the title says. This is my last pen sale & I want to do it in one shot. My price leaves plenty of meat on the bone for resale or just a great score for your collection.

Conditions are from fair/parts to excellent/near NOS. The letters at the bottom of the pic stand for: S: Needs a sac & that is it. R: restored and ink ready. CN: Cracked Nib

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1) Sheaffer Balance Lifetime model. No model number/price. 14K monotone lifetime nib. fine/medium. No brassing. Very good condition needs a buffing & a sac.

2) Sheaffer Balance 500. 2 tone #5 feather touch nib. Fine. Brassing to all of the trim. Needs a buff & a sac.

3) Golden brown, striped Waterman 513J. Medium semiflex 14K Waterman #7 size, keyhole nib. Flexes to broad plus. There is a crack in the lower body of the nib, well away from the breather hole & doesn't hinder writing at all. The cap & barrel ends are orange with celluloid necrosis. I've stabilized the surface with an acetone wash to keep it from crumbling. They are solid and stable now. The metal button on the cap is rusted/oxidized & is black. The clip has corrosion blow outs from under the plating. Honey amber visuilated section. Needs a sac

4) Aikin Lambert, Celluloid, withe metal trim. very strong imprint. Brassing on the clip ball. The nib is a 14K Broad Oblique replacement from a Conway Stewart. Needs a buff & a sac.

5) 2Q 1949 Red Stripe Parker Dou-Vac Senior. Blue diamond blade style clip. Chevron cap band. 14K fine vac arrow nib. Feed is marked T (what does that stand for? I couldn't find an answer anywhere online) Good imprint, weaker on the right side but still visible. The filler unit was broken when it came in, I couldn't find a correct 'clear' filler rod, so the amber that's in it is an acceptable stand in until one can be found. No brassing. Crystal clear barrel lamination's. Overall in 8.75/10 condition. Restored and ink ready.

6) 3rd generation 2Q 1946 Black Parker Vacumatic Major. Fine/medium 8 feather vac arrow nib. Perfect 100% barrel clarity. Perfect, deep crisp and beautiful imprint. Brassing to the arrow head & some pinpoint dings on the band. New rubber & writing like a thoroughbred. Frankly one of the clearest barrel Vacs i have seen in a long time. Seriously, you can read through it. Restored and ink ready.

7) Parker Duofold Jr. Replacement medium vac arrow nib. Needs a sac pressure bar and button. Heavily discolored, brassing on the clip. Very strong imprint. It's ugly but solid. Needs a sac.

8) Near mint/NOS Waterman 52. 18K GF trim. Flexible 14K NY, medium stub nib! The lever box was broken when I got it in, had no gold, so I used a nickel box & the original gold lever. That is the ONLY issue with this pen. Restored and ink ready.

9) 1914 BCHR CRAIG COIN FILLER made by Sheaffer. 5 3/8" capped, 1/2" od cap. This pen has 2 issues, the first being the VERY flexible Warranted 14K No3 nib (narrow keel style feed). It has a small crack on the right side of the breather hole. The second is the cap. It ha a repaired crack. It has been epoxied closed and then a GF cap lip from a 1960's Sheaffer Imperial was added. It fits well and is keeping the crack from ever blowing the cap apart. The pen is unrestored. The nib shouldn't really be used until it's repaired. Very mild overall oxidation, deep crisp chasing. Perfect CRAIG imprint.

10) The smooth BHR is slightly discolored but un damaged, no chips cracks etc etc. The imprint MONARCH is the only bit of information on the pen. The nib is a superflex fine/medium line with no pressure and flexes to 3B + There is a shield with 14K imprinted on the nib. The same nib imprint used by the Eagle Pencil Co. I suspect this may have been one of their very early offerings. Something else of note is the ribbed grip section, another feature found on pens of the early 1900-1910ish vintage. 5 1/4" capped, 6 11/16" posted, 7/16" at the cap lip. The pen is in wonderful condition and is quite frankly, the best flex nib I have laid hands on in a long time. Restored and ink ready.

11) 19-teens-early '20's gold filled Conklin. Medium, medium flex14K #3 Conklin Toledo nib. Flexes to broad+. Chevron pattern. The pen would be 10/10 save one gouge on the back side of the cap. No brassing, dents or significant marks other than the one I just mentioned. Un-engraved cap indica. 4 7/8" capped, 3/8" od cap. Spectacular pen. Restored and ink ready.

12) Blue Esterbrook Transitional J model. 2 ribs on the cap jewel. The clip is loose and spins. 2556 nib. Strong imprint. Needs a sac.

ALSO INCLUDED BUT NOT PICTURED

Esterbrook 8 Ball desk set 9556 nib

Boxed excellent condition Wahl Skyline, GF cap, blue barrel.

Several pen boxes for some of the pens above & a couple of randoms.

2 large leather 48 pen capacity cases and a couple bags of parts i have floating around here that i'll gather up & drop in to get them gone.

This is the best $500 you will spend on pens. I guarantee you that



$500 shipped world wide with delivery confirmation (domestic USA) and Registered signature (international)

My direct email is vintagedelights01@gmail.com.

As I mentioned. i am leaving the hobby to pursue other interests.



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With apologies to Frank (the best friend this forum could have) and other members - here is a post which I left here about 90 mintes ago and which was deleted. I have tried over a matter of years to settle this problem but to no avail and regretably feel, that as Dennis fails to respond to PMs or emails, before he leaves the hobby to be lost forever in the ether I have to bring this to the public arena.


DW

How about packing up these pens and forwarding them to me as partial re-imbursement of the debt owed. I will accept them and wipe the slate clean despite falling short by still a considerable amount. I am prepared to wear this loss despite recently becoming unemployed as I had advised you.

I'm sorry that you do not have the courage to contact me but have instead opted to reject the trust I had in you and your business.

Sincerely,
Roger

BTW - Should this post again dematerialize I will post again

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Seems like a reasonable request to me......

Frank

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Thanks Frank

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Dennis,

Sad to know that you leave this hobby. Though I haven't felt the necessary passion for FPs to be considered a fan (or an advanced hobbyst), I know you have excelled in some of the fields here. I wish you the very best with your oncoming interests. I have also decided to leave this hobby (only that slower than you did...). I am most probably trying knifemaking, but who knows.

Scratch,

When I bought Dennis' Pen Repair DVDs, I went through a similar experience (but with a smaller amount). He ended up figuring it out. I hope this time also has the same ending.

Rgds.

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