For Sale: A Pair of Edisons & A Pair of Franklin-Christophs

I’m nearing the end of my fountain pen decluttering and it’s time to pass the final few onto better homes. These final four appeal to me, but my (lack of) usage history says they don’t cut it.

I purchased all the pens new and list the month I bought the pen just in case there were any changes during production that I’m unaware of. Boxes, paperwork, and converters are not included unless mentioned in the listing. These pens all have steel nibs.

Give me a firm I want it and I’ll reserve the pen for you and send a PayPal invoice. Contact me at ray[@]fpquest[dot]com or use the contact form here.

U.S shipping is $7.90 for USPS priority mail which includes insurance and signature confirmation.

International shipping has been a nightmare for me (and the recipient) thanks to the USPS east coast international mail terminal. I’ve had numerous issues with them and require insurance and tracking. There’s also a 3% surcharge on the international postage to partially cover the fees I can’t roll into the price of the pen but are significant.

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Pens are listed in the same order as the photos (L->R).

Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Intrinsic (2nd Gen) (Medium Stub) – Amber-Orange & Cinnamaroon: Purchased in August 2015, this is the 2nd gen Intrinsic. I eyedropper filled this pen although there are no signs of ink stains. Excellent condition. No converter, box or paperwork. – $90 (SOLD)

Model 02 Nib Model 02 Nib

Franklin-Christoph Model 03 Iterum (Extra Fine) – Smoke w/Maroon Cap Jewel w/Rhodium clip: Purchased in May 2014. Excellent condition. Includes converter. No box or paperwork. – $90

Model 3 nib Model 3 nib

Edison Collier (Extra FIne) – Antique Marble: Purchase March 2012. A large pen that does not post. Converter Included. No box or paperwork. – $90

Edison Collier nib Edison Collier nib

Edison Pearl 2012 Limited Edition (Extra Fine) – Black/Beige Swirl Ebonite: This was an FPN Group Buy in 2012. I purchased the pen as part of the group buy in May 2012. It’s number 8 of 79. The material is ebonite, No converter$90 (SOLD)

Edison Pearl nib Edison Pearl nib

 

 

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For Sale: A Mix of Past Favorites

Five Pens for SaleI’ve decided to focus my accumulation around Sheaffers and a few other pens I use a lot. This means some past favorites have to go.

I purchased all the pens new and list the month I bought the pen just in case there were any changes during production that I’m unaware of. Boxes and paperwork are not included unless mentioned in the listing.

I’ve discounted the pens about $25-$50 initially in this post. I’ll be offering them elsewhere in a few days and will raise the prices at that time.

Give me a firm I want it and I’ll reserve the pen for you and send a PayPal invoice.

U.S shipping is $7.90 for USPS priority mail which includes insurance and signature confirmation.

International shipping has been a nightmare for me (and the recipient) thanks to the USPS east coast international mail terminal. I’ve had numerous issues with them and require you either take full responsibility for the shipment (no refund if lost) or pay for priority mail with insurance, both of which require a more detailed discussion.

And Now The Pens

 

Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age, extra-fine 23kt Palladium “Dreamtouch” Nib. The nib was never a bad writer, but I did have it tuned at the 2016 DC Pen Show. I swapped the original cap jewel for the “Visconti My Pen System Stone: 5- Cornelian cap jewel”. The bronze has a bit of a patina and has never been polished. Other than that, the pen is in excellent shape. I purchased this pen in December 2015. At the time, there was only one size, so no size was specified but this is the larger of the various Homo Sapien sizes that have been around. I wrote about the pen here. I wrote numerous times about this pen, which can be found at this search results link. The pen is a vacuum filler. $325 + shipping. (SOLD)

Montblanc Meisterstück Ultra Black LeGrand Fountain Pen, oblique-medium (OM) nib. This is a Montblanc factory nib, installed by Montblanc through their nib-swap program prior to shipping the pen to me in November 2016. A Piston filler with a 14K gold (ruthenium-coated) nib. The trim is also ruthenium-coated. Includes the box and “Service Guide” booklet. I wrote about the pen here. $425 + shipping. (SOLD)

Pelikan Souverän M805 Stresemann Anthracite, extra-fine 18K gold nib. This nib was sold by Pelikan as a factory extra-fine nib, but as sometimes happens with them, it was closer to a western medium. The nib was ground by Dan Smith to be a more traditional extra-fine nib at the 2016 DC Pen Show. The nib is rhodium-plated. I purchased the pen in March 2015. The pen is a piston filler and is in excellent condition. I reviewed the pen here $225 + shipping. (SOLD)

Pelikan M101N Special Edition (Lizard), extra-fine 14K rhodium-plated gold nib. This is the version released in 2012, not the original vintage version. I bought the pen in December 2013. The trim is palladium-plated. I reviewed the pen here $200 + shipping. (SOLD)

Aurora Optima Nero Perla, medium 14K gold nib. A translucent grey & silver flake pattern. A piston filler that features a “hidden reserve” of ink. The pen material is Cellulose Acetate which the company calls “Auroloide” and resembles vintage celluloid in look and feel. I purchased this pen in November 2016. It’s a piston filler and is in excellent condition. I wrote about the pen here $200 + shipping. (SOLD)

Also, see my previously offered fountain pens that are still available on the For Sale page. I recently reduced some of their prices.

 

For Sale – Vintage Esterbrooks (nibs optional)

The vintage Esterbrooks are too thin and light for me to use comfortably for any extended writing on my part. Now that I have modern (and bigger) pens that can use my Esterbrook nibs it’s time to release my vintage Esterbrooks back into the wild.

There’s no boxes or paperwork included. Nibs are optional and available at an added cost. The pens are in excellent condition.

Shipping in the U.S. is $7.90 (small flat rate box) for as many pens as will fit in the box unless otherwise noted. Payment is via PayPal Goods & Services and ships only to addresses in the PayPal payment. Sorry, no international shipping for these pens. U.S. based forwarding services are OK as long as the address is in your PayPal payment.

Prices are firm, although multiple pen purchases won’t increase shipping costs as long as they fit in the box. Unlike my other recent sales, there’s no quantity discount for the Esterbrook pens.

The first firm “I want it” gets the pen and I’ll send a PayPal invoice, questions will not hold a pen. Contact me using the contact form on this page, or email me at ray[@]fpquest.com (remove the brackets).

These prices are for the pen only, no nib, no boxes. Nibs are optional and there’s a selection below. All pens have been tested and are in excellent working condition, but any restoration would have been done in 2013 or earlier.

Please request but pen number (1,2,3,4,5) to avoid any confusion.

1. Esterbrook Model SJ in Dubonnet Red (aka Red), no nib, excellent conditions – $25.00 (SOLD)

2. Esterbrook Model J in Dubonnet Red (aka Red), no nib, excellent conditions – $25.00

3. Esterbrook Model J in Foliage Green (aka Green I), no nib, excellent conditions – $25.00

4. Esterbrook Model J in Foliage Green (aka Green I), no nib, very good condition, the one flaw is that the clip is slightly crooked so appears off-center – $20.00

5. Esterbrook Model J in Fern Green (aka Green II), no nib, excellent conditions – $25.00

Nibs (Optional)

Nibs are only available with an Esterbrook pen purchase and only one nib per pen. Quantities are limited and first-come, first-served. All nibs are used, no boxes included. I’ll install the nib in the pen unless you request otherwise.

Esterbrook #1550 Firm Extra Fine (3 available): $5/each

Esterbrook #1551 Firm Medium (1 available): $6/each

Esterbrook #2668 Firm Medium (3 available): $7.50/each

The first firm “I want it” gets the pen, and I’ll send a PayPal invoice. Contact me using the contact form on this page, or email me at ray[@]fpquest.com (remove the brackets).

Some Vintage Parkers are still available for sale and I reduced their prices. I’ve also added a Conklin (Modern Crescent Filler) and a couple Pilot Vanishing Point Limited Editions to the For Sale Page.

 

Vintage Parkers For Sale

As much as I like the celluloid used on these vintage Vacumatics, I haven’t been using the pens, so I’ll be keeping my favorite and passing the rest along to more appreciative homes.

There’s no boxes or paperwork included.

Shipping in the U.S. is $7.90 (small flat rate box) for as many pens as will fit in the box unless otherwise noted. Payment is via PayPal Goods & Services and ships only to addresses in the PayPal payment. Sorry, no international shipping for these pens. U.S. based forwarding services are OK as long as the U.S. address is in your PayPal payment.

Prices are firm, although multiple pen purchases won’t increase shipping costs as long as they fit in the box. Plus I’ll take 5% off the pen prices if you buy two or more at one time.

Writing samples for Parkers up for sale

 

Parker 1939 Blue Diamond Vacumatic Maxima, Golden Pearl w/Gold Trim (14kt gold Fine nib)Celluloid varies, very worn in spots, vibrant in others. Gold trim. This was restored in 2013 and has seen little use since then. $90 plus shipping. (SOLD)

Parker 1944 Blue Diamond Vacumatic Major, Golden Pearl w/Gold Trim (14kt gold XXF nib) – Celluloid is in excellent condition with good transparency and no ambering. This was restored in 2013 and has seen little use since then. $90 plus shipping.

Parker 1945 Striped Duofold Senior, Red/Gray Striped w/Gold Trim (14kt gold V-Design nib)Good transparency although there is some ambling visible when held to the light. This was restored in 2013 and has seen little use since then. $150 plus shipping. (SOLD)

The following pen leaks and is sold “as-is”:

Parker 1928/1929 Duofold Senior, Duofold Orange w/Gold Trim. Dual Bands w/Flat Top (14kt gold fine nib)PEN LEAKS – sold as-is. The pen does take in ink and will write, but the ink leaks from around the nib making it messy and unusable. $90 plus shipping. (SOLD)

For Sale – Some Sheaffers

Update: These pens have all been sold.

Sheaffers for Sale

It’s time to make some painful cuts to my accumulation. It’s time to pass some beautiful Sheaffers along to people who will use them. These are Sheaffers I don’t use despite them being terrific pens. The Crests, Snorkel and Targa are too thin for me to use comfortably for extended periods, while the PFM I is a duplicate and I’m keeping the better color.

Boxes and paperwork are not included. Converters are included for pens that use a converter, see the listing for the type of converter that is included. Converters are recent purchases and probably don’t match the style of the original converter.

Shipping in the U.S. is $7.90 (small flat rate box) for as many pens as will fit in the box unless otherwise noted. Payment is via PayPal Goods & Services and ships only to addresses in the PayPal payment. Sorry, no international shipping for these pens. U.S. based forwarding services are OK as long as the U.S. address is in your PayPal payment.

Prices are firm, although multiple pen purchases won’t increase shipping costs as long as they fit in the box. Plus I’ll take 5% off the pen prices if you purchase more than one pen at the same time.

The first firm “I want it” gets the pen and I’ll send a PayPal invoice. Contact me using the contact form on this page, or email me at ray[@]fpquest.com (remove the brackets).

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Sheaffer Crest (1996-1998) Nova Green Laque (aka Emerald Green) Model 583. 18 ct. gold extra-fine nib. Includes a piston style converter. Excellent condition. More info on this model is here. (Withdrawn)

Sheaffer Crest (1996-1998) Nova Red Laque (aka Flame Red) Model 581. 18 ct. gold extra fine nib. Includes a vacuum type converter. More info on this model here. I reviewed this pen here. Excellent condition. $75 + shipping (Sold)

Sheaffer Targa (1997-1999) Green Marble Model Laque Model 1186. 14 ct. gold nib. Includes a vacuum type converter. More info on this model here. Excellent condition. $70 + shipping. (On Hold)

Sheaffer Snorkel Saratoga Burgundy (Non-White Dot Model) (1955-1959) 14 ct gold extra fine two-tone open nib (not conical nib). More info on this model here, scroll down to the section on non-white dot models. I wrote about this pen here. Very good condition, plastic body shows minor signs of wear. $40 + shipping. (Sold)

Sheaffer PFM I Blue, Fine PdAg nib (Palladium Silver) I reviewed this pen here. Excellent condition $199 + shipping (SOLD)

The Snorkel and PFM I are both snorkel fillers. Information about the filling system and instructions for filing a snorkel can be found here.