Sheaffer Small Flat Top Self Filling – Good Flex SOLD

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Sheaffer Small Flat Top Self Filling – Good Flex

This is a “vest” size early Sheaffer Flat Top. The pen is made of BCHR that is quite a bit thicker than a Waterman, so the pen feels rather substantial for it’s size. There is minimal fading and the chasing is still quite crisp. Imprints have a little wear, but are mostly readable. There is some brassing on the clip and lever. The band has some light scratching but little brassing. The band has the initials “C.L.B.” engraved on it. The only major flaw is the chip out of threaded part of the barrel (See pics). The cap still threads as normal. The nib is a Sheaffer’s #2 Self Filling that has some good flex. I graded it “Good,” but the nib has Super flex capability. However, the feed at times cannot keep up. If you learn the pen and find the right pace, this can be a good flexing pen.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BB (0.4mm-1.3mm,  GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 12 PSF – Medium Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 PSF – Medium Flex (On Ebay)

The 12 PSF was the  predecessor to Waterman 52. It is essentially a 52 but before Waterman standardized it’s numbering system, which would put it pre-1917. It’s is a nice looking pen with a couple of caveats. It does have some browning. The chasing is pretty worn. The imprints have some wear, but are easily readable. The “12 PSF” on the end still has some of the red. This model is a clip less one. There is some brassing on the lever. A little on the bands, but you have to look close to see it. The Waterman #2 is quite soft and springy and a nice writer. It has some flex that actually comes quite easy. However, line variation is not immense and not as responsive as I would like. Many would call this a “semi-flex.” Still a gorgeous, vintage pen.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.4mm-1.3mm)  MediumFLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Sheaffer Balance (SOLD)

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Sheaffer Balance  (On Ebay)

This is either a Ladies or Junior Sheaffer Balance. It’s named “Balance” because the tapered design balanced the pen to prevent hand fatigue. The clip dates it to probably around the late 30s (ball on the clip is flattened). Body is in good shape. I have buffed and polished out most of the scratching. Trim has little brassing. The nib is a Sheaffer’s #3 XF. It is quite smooth.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Sheaffer’s #3

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Buffed out scratches and polished pen body
  • Nib polished. Already wrote great
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New Sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 Red Ripple w/ Nickel – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 Red Ripple w/ Rare Nickel Trim – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a rare example one of the few Waterman 52 Red Ripple Pens with nickel trim. It is a typical, full-sized 52 and not the slightly shorter version of later models. This pen does not fit into the normal Waterman numbering system (01852 for Red Ripple) as Red Ripples came with gold trim. There are a few anomalies out there, however, and this is one of them. The pen does not have a matching clip. There is some brassing on the nickel band. The nickel on this pen, or at least on the band, was put over brass. The band also has a small ding on the bottom of the cap. The lever is in good shape with just a little wear. There is some fading of the hard rubber as is typical. The imprints ares still quite crisp. The nib is a nice Super flex with pretty decent responsiveness. It can also be used as an everyday XF writer.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.5mm),  Super Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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Eversharp “64” – 14kt. Solid Gold Cap and Trim (SOLD)

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Eversharp “64” 14kt. Solid Gold Cap and Trim  (On Ebay)

Here is an upscale Eversharp 5th Ave. that was nicknamed the “64” because it was $64 for the pen and pencil set combo. The pen went for $40 alone in the 40’s! And the reason, of course, is that the cap and trim are all 14kt. solid gold. This, I believe, is the the ladies size. It is in quite good condition. Only one scratch that is really noticeable, and it’s not very bad. It does have initials E.E.L. engraved into it. The nice thing about these is unlike the Skylines, the section screws into the barrel making it much more manageable to clean, restore, etc. The nib is a nice wet medium and is hooded in imitation of the Parker 51s. The cap on these all were push ons like the 51s as well. A beautiful pen in burgundy and solid gold. The gold on this alone is worth over $150 in scrap.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt. Medium

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished. It already wrote fantastic.
  • Hand polished body of pen and gold cap and trim.
  • New Sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl-Eversharp Ring Top “Flexible” nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Ring top – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

This is a great example of some of Wahl-Eversharp’s celluloid ring tops. The pen is in very good condition. There some brassing on the ring top, but the lever and gold band are in good shape. There is a red spot on the celluloid. Not sure what exactly its from because it doesn’t appear to be on the surface and there are not scratches there. The nib is a Wahl-Eversharp #2 “Flexible,” and it is indeed that. It has some really good responsiveness as you can see. And it writes great as a normal, everyday writer as well. This pen will not disappoint.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 12 – Super Flex! (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 Eye Dropper 

This pen is around a 100 years old and still looks amazing. There is no browning. Just a hint of fading. Still very black. The chasing is crisp. The imprints look new, and the “12” is still red. The Waterman #2 nib has some nice flex from a F (0.4mm) to BBB (1.8mm) on Rhodia. The nib has just a bit of a twist, which affects two things. It’s not quite as smooth writing normally as most #2’s, and it requires you to keep good form when flexing. If you roll your hand a lot, then it will start to railroad. And that is NOT because it is running dry. This is a very wet pen, and you’ll never have a problem with the ink flow not keeping up. Overall a great pen.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB,  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 1/2 – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterma 52 1/2 V- Super Flex   (On Ebay)

This Waterman 52 1/2 has been stunningly preserved. This looks to have been someone’s fairly meticulous restoration project. It is a glossy jet black. Just the smallest bit of fading on the cap. The gold bands are in excellent condition with no brassing. Lever is also good. The chasing is good. The imprints are very crisp. There is a small crack at the bottom of the cap (See pics). Someone even went to the trouble of installing a thin gold ring on the cap (not original I believe) to keep the crack from spreading and to add some style. The nib writes a nice XF line and flexes very easily up to BB (1.4mm). The nib is quite responsive as well making smaller, more detailed flex work easier. This is a fine edition to any collection.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.4mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl Gold Filled (4 5/8″) – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl Gold Filled (4 5/8″) – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Another beautiful Wahl, but it does have some imperfections. There is a ring around the cap where the medal underneath bubbled (see the pics). There is also dent in the barrel. Apart from those two things, the pen is in very good condition. The #4 Wahl nib has some great line variation going from 0.4mm all the way up to 2.0mm! Unlike some Wahls I have come across, the feed is plenty wet when flexing. It has no problem at all keeping up. The nib writes a very nice, soft, smooth fine line when used normally. Great pen for flexing, and just as great for every day writing.

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #4, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Wahl Gold Filled (4 5/8″) – Super Flex SOLD

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Wahl Gold Filled (4 5/8″) – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a gold filled Wahl with a #4 Wahl nib. The pen is in very good condition. Little scratching or wear. Some on the ends of the barrel, but not as much as is normall. There is just one little ding on the top of the cap. The nib on this pen is incredible. It’s an XF italic nib. It is only 0.4mm (what many call a Fine) at it’s broadest, but still manages to be an italic. And it has some really great flex with nice line variation. It’s a Super flex that likes wet ink best. The fact that the italic is so fine does require a bit of precision when flexing to make sure you keep the nib at the correct angle. It’s not super picky, but you do have to take care. And it also makes the nib more sensitive to oils on the paper. Still an awesome nib that’s hard to part with.

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, XF Italic to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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