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Sunday Fleabay Picks For July 13, 2014


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#1 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:32

You might could call this a Sunday Conway Stewart Sunday (for you CS fans) hey, it's not anything I

can plan, it's just the way the listings fall. 

 

Disclaimer; I am not a pen expert.  I know just enough to make me dangerous. These are listings *I* find interesting or potential deals I think May happen.  I do Look  Closely at the Same pics and listing descriptions You can see before I include them on the list.  I would not Knowingly put a pen on the list with serious damage or damage not noted by the seller. Generally, not at all knowingly.  If you feel I missed some damage to a pen Please post what you think you see here and I'll gladly go back, look it over again and make any necessary edits to the list.

If you yourself find a Sunday listing and notice it's Not on the list here and wonder Why, feel free to ask me either in a post or backchannel if you wish.

If during the weekdays Between Sunday Fleabay Pick listings, you find an item on Ebay that you wish to attempt to keep "under the radar" and wish to have Excluded from possibly being Included on the Sunday's Pick list, please forward it to me via PM and I'll Gladly keep it OFF the list for you.


So of course, the same usual Fleabay Caveat Emptor applies here. At  the very least you're looking at listings that 4 more eyes from someone who isn't a complete pen idiot has looked pretty closely at first.

For a good portion of the list, you may very well have enough time to dash a quick question or two off to a seller and maybe get an answer back prior to it closing if need be. It wouldn't hurt to try.

As always, it's Really Nice to hear back here if you are able to get something from this list.

Good Luck!

 

You might also go here and check out our own Thomas Bickman's pens (TBickiii on Fleabay who's

pens all close between 8-9 PM Sunday night. You can't go wrong with one of his fully restored pens.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...788.m1543.l2654

 

 

1. Sheaffer-Grande-Connaisseur, High shipping but not often seen pen  832AM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/221486581325

2. Minty PK30 Pel 14k nib, somewhat higher shipping-Netherlands          907AM
http://www.ebay.com/...x-/351111877601

3. Caran D'Ache Saddam Hussein  FP/MPset                                           944AM
Not expect anyone to buy, just here for the Pen of Mass Destruction WOW factor
http://www.ebay.com/...t-/111401470928

4. Black/Gold Sheaffer Script-thingie FP                                                   952AM
  http://www.ebay.com/...N-/141340596233

5. PORSCHE-DESIGN-P3100-Tecflex, high ship but decent start price    1010AM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/221488587615                          

6. Black 3 ribbed Estie Trannysitional 9550                                              1042AM
http://www.ebay.com/...0-/380945906215

7. VINTAGE-CONDOR-PAGLIERO-MS, UK pen                                        1118AM
No idea about this pen or filler, just thought it was wicked cool bid w/caution
http://www.ebay.com/...P-/171379309501

8. MB Monte Rosa, Black NOS Netherlands pen, reasonable shipping    1135AM
http://www.ebay.com/...N-/301235785363

9.MB Monte Rosa Gray NOS Netherlands pen, reasonable shipping        1154AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301235796205

10. 3 Sheaffer No Nonsense type pens, Free shipping                            1218PM
http://www.ebay.com/...t-/331254679078

11. Parker Rialto Matte Navy has company personalization, w/convert.   1229PM
http://www.ebay.com/...O-/121379908452

12. Parker DJ Vac Emerabld Green set, pencil has issues, pen               100PM
will need restoring
http://www.ebay.com/...d-/301228187851

13. Pel M200 14k nib section, free shipping                                             104PM
http://www.ebay.com/...N-/161360598391

14. Green Kaweco sport, Fine nib, free ship                                            114PM
http://www.ebay.com/...D-/161360608366

15. NOS Waterman Expert II w/convet slightly high Netherlands ship       153PM
http://www.ebay.com/...N-/131234995167

16. Black-PELIKAN-M100, Germany pen XF nib                                       204PM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/311004867295

17. NOS Sheaffer Imperial Masterpiece 9k Barleycorn gold                     208PM
http://www.ebay.com/...B-/201123225338

18. Pel M400 Tortoise, OBB 14k, Germany pen, Stickered, higher ship  210PM
http://www.ebay.com/...E-/351113513389

19. New MB Meisterstuck Mozart GP-Ag, High ship but Expensive pen    210PM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/360978014619

20. Harlequin P-45 Circlet w/Conv Higher UK shipping                             214PM
http://www.ebay.com/...L-/351098896551

21. P-51, Gray, GF cap, UK located but USA pen, slight high ship           223PM
http://www.ebay.com/...A-/371095389112

22. S.T. Dupont Chairman Red swirl, bummer no box papers, looks legit 253PM
http://www.ebay.com/...L-/380944380431

23. Mint Conway Stewart Dinkie set Green/Brown, Beautiful, slightly high 255PM
shipping, UK set, serviced
http://www.ebay.com/...d-/201121638102

24. P-51 DJ Buckskin, very nice color match bet barrel, b cap, hood        256PM
http://www.ebay.com/...6-/181458890869

25. P-75 Vermeil NOS? M nib, no convertor                                             301PM
http://www.ebay.com/...5-/191238297772

26. Parker 25, Stainless, Blue Section, UK pen, reasonable shipping     302PM
http://www.ebay.com/...s-/351096442161

27. VISCONTI-COPERNICUS-FOUNTAIN-PEN-L-E-257-999. The High   302PM
ship & reserve *Almost* got this excluded but it is a pretty neat pen anyway...
http://www.ebay.com/...9-/400736898510

28. Black Carbon VP, F 18k nib UK pen reasonable ship                        304PM
http://www.ebay.com/...b-/351099131859

29. P-61, Consort C/C UK pen, somewhat high ship but unusual pen      305PM
http://www.ebay.com/...t-/161356001906

30. 9ct P-61 Presidential C/C, cartoche engraved UK pen higher ship    306PM
but unusual pen too.
http://www.ebay.com/...d-/351104708736

31. Teal P-61 Consort C/C serviced UK pen high ship, unusual pen      307PM
http://www.ebay.com/...T-/131233954993

32. Black Matte Targe, gold trim repl steel nib section, UK, reason ship  308PM
http://www.ebay.com/...m-/371088380472

33. Very Clean Parker 17,, UK pen reasonable ship                                 309PM
http://www.ebay.com/...N-/311000241077

34. Parker 25 Stainless, Blue section in box UK pen reasonable ship       309PM
http://www.ebay.com/...D-/171379320482

35. 70's Hero 340 NOS in box, Gold plated P-61 "Clone"                          312PM
http://www.ebay.com/...R-/121378105311

36. Rolled Gold Brown Parker 50 Falcon, Med UK nib, high ship unusual 312PM
pen though.
http://www.ebay.com/...T-/131233959317

37. Waterman UK W5 w/Hugh Jass nib, serviced, hgiher shipping UK pen 314PM
http://www.ebay.com/...R-/221483167317

38. Parker 95 Sea Green, high ship, well known seller, unusual pen          317PM
http://www.ebay.com/...T-/131233964034

39. User grade Conway Stewart 24 Red hatched, resacced                        318PM
http://www.ebay.com/...d-/351104708733

40. Beautiful Conway Stewart Dinkie Green w/Brown resacced                   320PM
http://www.ebay.com/...d-/351106851188

41. Black International Modern Duofold Fine nib, higher ship but $200 pen 325PM
http://www.ebay.com/...0-/161356021932

42. Mabie Todd Blackbird, may need resac UK pen reasonable ship           326PM
http://www.ebay.com/...2-/331254833038

43. Serviced-Conway-Stewart-570-Dinkie-Purple-Lumina                            327PM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/191238323275

44. Clean Mk III P-51 Blue, Rolled Gold personalized                                    330PM
http://www.ebay.com/...x-/331254836182

45. Bloody Brit Burgundy P-51 Oblique nib higher ship but Clean                 332PM
http://www.ebay.com/...T-/221483192215

46. Conway Stewart 388 Very nice even w higher shipping UK pen               344PM
http://www.ebay.com/...9-/191238073811

47. Blue Phileas M nib, no conv.                                                                   348PM
http://www.ebay.com/...e-/121383038799

48. MB Czar Nikolai + bonus MB BP Free ship                                              349PM
http://www.ebay.com/...en-/15134834741

49. Black Parker International Duofold, UK pen higher shipping                    350PM
http://www.ebay.com/...b-/131236932791

50. Really Clean Waterman Crusade set 2nd week, just the FP is a             356PM
$50-70 pen retail. If I didn't have the pen would prolly bid on it myself.
http://www.ebay.com/...t-/291184747570

51. Black Aero 51 Two tone cap, Clean UK pen w higher shipping               359PM
http://www.ebay.com/...2-/191238081563

52. TWO Caran DAche Dunas, buy 1 get 1 ;) higher Yugoslav ship             400PM
http://www.ebay.com/...S-/181458826747

53. Wancher Ebonite Urushi Makie Body/Cap for KOP M139                       400PM
http://www.ebay.com/...9-/380945693295

54. Pel 400 Tortoise F nib Germany pen reasonable shipping                     405PM
http://www.ebay.com/...s-/141336854855

55. Swan Visofil Clipless? model higher ship but have to agree stunning.    410PM
http://www.ebay.com/...G-/221483223376

56. VISCONTI-MICHELANGELO-BRONZE FP I have no idea about pens     413PM
price but ship is free and it a wicked cool pen and I'm no Visconti fan.
http://www.ebay.com/...EN-/23127984623

57. Conway Stew 36 Red Black higher shipping but a gorgeous pen           414PM
http://www.ebay.com/...1-/111401528268

58. Parker NS Duofold Black DJ pen higher shipping but very nice pen      414PM
http://www.ebay.com/...6-/301235759774

59. MB 221 P 14k M nib, Germany pen reasonable shipping                      425PM
http://www.ebay.com/...s-/141336866909

60. Neat Morrison FP/MP set, Blue with carry case                                    426PM
http://www.ebay.com/...x-/131235189133

61. Waterman Expert I, Black, w/converter                                                 428PM
http://www.ebay.com/...b-/271541830508

62. Parker Golden Web Vac, needs restoring but nice                               428PM
http://www.ebay.com/...b-/161358989018

63. Estie J Green 2556 Section is already1/2 out for your 1st resac           432PM
Plenty of time to ask about jewels and ask seller to not screw cap tight
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/201123540534

64. Paramount Ripple plated nib, never heard of it, Pretty pen though      443PM
May need resaccing.
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/331254899045

65. P-61 Insignia B nib Rolled Golled higher UK ship by still nice               444PM
http://www.ebay.com/...4-/191238128832

66. Burnham #55, Stickered, higher shipping but very pretty pen              444PM
http://www.ebay.com/...D-/301235696703

67. Blue Parker Maxima UK Duofold, higher UK shipping but very nice       459PM
http://www.ebay.com/...N-/191238144984

68. SAILOR-Sapporo-Slim-Mini-Red-Color-14K-Gold-Rhod-Plated-F-Nib  500PM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/281379736838

69. Vintage-Lamy-Fountain-Pen-White-Cartridge-Filler                              500PM
http://www.ebay.com/...y-/141337864899

70. MB BOHEME-EMERALD-GEMSTONE-RETRACTABLE-NIB                  514PM
http://www.ebay.com/...2-/171381395899

71. Vintage-Montblanc-Fountain-Pen-original-14Kt-Swiss 234 1-2-G-M(?) 535PM
http://www.ebay.com/...M-/301235715461

72. Estie Copper J in Box, clean, 2550 nib                                                   549PM
http://www.ebay.com/...X-/191238452065

73. Waterman 3 Black Red Marble Extra Flex from well known A+ seller      600PM
http://www.ebay.com/...D-/171374749898

74. Parker Vector w owner ground Stub                                                        603PM
http://www.ebay.com/...r-/301232675113

75. MB Generations FP Blue 14k nib                                                             607PM
http://www.ebay.com/...e-/171379666403

76. Clean DJ Gold Pearl Vac set, could use restore but nice                        611PM
http://www.ebay.com/...C-/201124809352

77. 2 Carmine Sheaffers will prolly need the more expensive vac restore     621PM
but it's hard to argue with TWO of them for $19 shipped start bid
http://www.ebay.com/...0-/380946169668

78. Black Lacque P-75 FP/BP set in box                                                        623PM
http://www.ebay.com/...B-/281377204744

79. Rediaphragmed already Parker Corodvan Demi                                      630PM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/380947284836

80. Parker-Vacumatic-Debutante-Speedline-Restored                                 630PM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/380946042924

81. Parker-Vacumatic-Debutante-Speedline-Restored                                 630PM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/380946042881

82. Danitrio-Bokashi-maki-Red-Urushi-18kt-Flexy-Fine-Nib- well known      631PM
seller.
http://www.ebay.com/...ed-/23127672983

83. Pel M320 B nib I know this seller. Good guy                                           632PM
http://www.ebay.com/...b-/181459051126

84. Black leather 48 pen case. Same seller as #83 I have 3 of his cases   633PM
http://www.ebay.com/...d-/161359072724

85. PARKER-21-MAGNETIC-BALL-BLACK-GLASS-BASE desk set           634PM
http://www.ebay.com/...R-/271545384561

86. Platinum-Kamakura-Bori-Pattern-Urushi-FP well known seller             647PM
http://www.ebay.com/...B-/231276737286

87. Sheaffer Imperial style lifetime C/C pen Steel nib                                 655PM
http://www.ebay.com/...D-/181462427347

88. SAILOR-ProGearII-Gold-Accents-14K-Gold-plated-Bicolor-FINE-nib   700PM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/281379750499

89. FOUNTAIN-PEN-USED-WM-RUBBER-STAMP                                      700PM
http://www.ebay.com/...P-/331254133533

90. LAMY-SAFARI-13-PINK-MEDIUM-PT-New! no converter                       704PM   

http://www.ebay.com/...N-/380942688759

 

91. Very nice looking Estie Red J, already resacced 2668 nib                    704PM

http://www.ebay.com/...D-/181462431539

92. Wahl Eversharp Equipose Gold Seal needs retoring                            724PM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/231276755446

93. Restored Eversharp Skyline F nib                                                         736PM
 http://www.ebay.com/...d-/281379359291

94. Waterman 52 Olive Ripple missing clip but still looks nice                     739PM
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/151348498426

95. Pastel Green GF cap Sheaffer Snorkie, Aussie mode from Speerbob  749PM
http://www.ebay.com/...l-/231276318461

96. Parker-Vacumatic-Debutante-Golden-Pearl Restored. From Speerbob 800PM
http://www.ebay.com/...d-/371096837678

97. Customary Weekly Cheapie Sheaffer for 1st restore effort Gren            802PM
http://www.ebay.com/...e-/151348511942

98. Cross Century Classic I Black Matte, B nib 2nd week for this one, I        806PM
think it's a decent deal on a nice writer for near the start price.
http://www.ebay.com/...s-/181459099052

99. Sheaffer Black Balance ex-nurses pen prolly needs resacing                 830PM
http://www.ebay.com/...0-/201123661583

100. India Black Vac 51, GF cap, Very Clean. I usually list Aeros before      845PM
Vacs but this one is too pretty to let slide. Even if it needs a new diaphragm
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/121380221383

Well, there you have your 100 goodies for this week. Enjoy and Good Luck!

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl


Edited by OcalaFlGuy, 13 July 2014 - 15:49.


#2 furious

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:00

Another great list this week! Thanks, Bruce. Added several to my watch list.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:41

I have been watching #55 since it was first listed. The price has quickly exceeded anything I could afford. And the fact that the seller has kept it as a 'private listing' raises my hackles. Is there really a need to hide an already coded identity?


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#4 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:07

I have been watching #55 since it was first listed. The price has quickly exceeded anything I could afford. And the fact that the seller has kept it as a 'private listing' raises my hackles. Is there really a need to hide an already coded identity?

 

Well, not really, but ANY Known information is Some good.

 

Let's say I'm loading in my one shot bid and I can see that everyone who is bidding so far has 1-10 Ebay feedbacks (nOObs) that Might make me feel a little "safer" than say if all the bidders have 1000+ feedbacks. But the short Answer to your question is Not Much... (Especially now that there is no way for you to message even the usual scrambled ID's for a member if you wanted to for some reason.)

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:15

Hi Bruce. Thanks for this. I know I shouldn't be looking :huh: B)



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 14:22

At least one of your listings was for something I was already watching.  But some others have now been added to my watch list even though I really can't afford to be spending a lot of spare cash at the moment.  Between the school taxes (you do NOT want to be in my school district  :o) being about to go on vacation, saving up for DCSS (I've already had to allow for the hotel room and the 3 bottles of Akkerman inks) and not knowing how much my husband spent up at his mom's (gas for the trip, groceries, lumber to repair the wheelchair ramp to the front door, etc), I'm hesitant to dip further into discretionary funds.  But boy-o, some of those listings are REALLY tempting....

And of course some of them are already gone, because I'm just seeing the listings now (about 10:20 EDT), unlike last week when I actually stayed up late enough Saturday night to get a jump on that week's post.

Oh, and I see that #3 had no takers....  B)  Maybe it will get relisted at a more reasonable price -- I can sort of see military historians being interested in it for the novelty value, but not really much otherwise. 

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 14:23

Hey, Cryptos, One more note.

 

FWIW, when *I* see the hidden ID's, I'll admit I mutter under my breath too. In the same vein that I don't think it really Helps us the bidders to see the ID's, I also Don't See where Anyone is ADvantaged by them Not being there either.  It bugs me More that the information that is Normally available Isn't in this case but Most of all that that action seems unnecessary to me. 

 

 

Hi Bruce. Thanks for this. I know I shouldn't be looking  :huh:  B)

 

Crissy, There's not a thing in the world wrong with window shopping.

 

It can actually be pretty educational even if you have Zero intent to bid on anything.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl-You just have to keep that finger OFF the snipe trigger...  ;) 



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 15:10

Hey, Cryptos, One more note.

 

FWIW, when *I* see the hidden ID's, I'll admit I mutter under my breath too. In the same vein that I don't think it really Helps us the bidders to see the ID's, I also Don't See where Anyone is ADvantaged by them Not being there either.  It bugs me More that the information that is Normally available Isn't in this case but Most of all that that action seems unnecessary to me. 

 

 

 

Crissy, There's not a thing in the world wrong with window shopping.

 

It can actually be pretty educational even if you have Zero intent to bid on anything.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl-You just have to keep that finger OFF the snipe trigger...  ;) 

:D  I have itchy trigger finger syndrome



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 15:34

I got no. 7, which just looked so interesting. I really shouldn't have as I'm watching something else (not on the list) likely to get very high, plus I scored what I pretty sure is a PFM for $200 yesterday. But...intriguing! Thanks, Bruce.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 15:50

You're very welcome Mardi. It's always nice to hear when someone Scores!

 

With 5 min remaining the pooned up link for #9 is fixed.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

 

[EDIT]  Man, score of the day so far may be the Pel 200 14k gold nib, $21.40 shipped. DEAL!

 

WOW! Mardi, I see you got that Condor thing. I sure hope it's as neat in person. Sure would like to see a review of it, I'll bet you'll be the first.


Edited by OcalaFlGuy, 13 July 2014 - 17:11.


#11 Mardi13

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 18:35

Bruce, I see you recognize my ebay handle now. ;-)


I looked up the Pagliero company, and found this, which you may have looked at already:
http://www.fountainpen.it/Pagliero/en

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 18:35

Landed #4 on the list! Thanks!!!

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 20:32

Ah well, I got out bid on #60 the boxed Morrison Set. Not too familiar with the company but I like flat tops regardless of their brands

 

Thanks for the Sunday list as always.   

 

#100 is a lovely P51 and I'm typically not a fan of GF caps for them. Glhf if anyone is watching it.  


Edited by Csrae, 13 July 2014 - 20:34.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 23:44

I just picked up my first Sailor. (Insert inappropriate joke here.)  I won #88. Thanks for posting these each week; quite a few of them I wouldn't notice otherwise.



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 23:48

#22, the S. T. Dupont Chairman, got a lot of nice action. I didn't bid on it knowing that it would go for way more than I wanted to spend, and it did indeed.

#17, the 9K Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown Masterpiece, went for way too much. More than I paid for my 18K version of the same pen.

I settled for #84, the 48-pen leather case. Just what I had been shopping for. Thanks for the list, Bruce, I probably would not have found this without your help!


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 23:48

Duplicate post deleted.


Edited by sexauerw, 13 July 2014 - 23:49.

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#17 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:11

I am Very happy to hear when our members are scoring pens they want, thanks for letting me know. It makes the effort more worthwhile.

 

Bill, I have two 12 pen and 1 24 pen case from Bill Kiffin. I've had them for 4-5 years now and have been happy with them.  (I bought the 3 cases over about a 3 year timeframe.) As the price dictates, I think they are Chromium tanned leather But there is also fabric between the leather and pens. Most of the other cases I've seen either have skinny elastic loops or worse yet, just one wide one. Bill's cases are the only ones I've found that aren't the uber expenisve vegitable tanned cases that have two nice wide elastics per pen.  IF I noticed any tarnishing on gold trim, it was minimal and didn't last very long after filling the cases. He lives in Canada but drives across the border to mail to U.S customers so they can have lower postage rates.

 

Bill has started to sell some of his personal pens on Ebay. Until recently, most were BIN with IMO slightly high prices. Until today.  His NOS SE Pel 320 only went for $160 shipped. I feel good for Any of us that get a good deal but I am pretty sure that is much less than he paid for it. Sigh.

 

I hope you like your case Bill.

 

[EDIT]  :lol:  Good one Janelle!

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl


Edited by OcalaFlGuy, 14 July 2014 - 01:12.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:20

I picked up #85 to feed my appetite for desk pens.  Also, I ran across this Esterbrook today which I think ended up being a pretty good deal.  Don't know about "NIB", but it looks good to me.

 

Thanks again for doing what you do.

 

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:48

Drew, I dunno, that Dollar pen looks remarkably unscratched for over 70 years old.  Not only is the nib NOS appearing but the script on it indicates

an earlier renew point, very likely around the time the pen was new.

 

I would usually agree with you that the odds would be against a NOS Dollar pen, but I see nothing there, even zoomed in, that Cleary says otherwise.

 

I paid the same as you did a few years ago for mine just like that but mine was restored by a member here to Be Made to look that nice.

 

And I REALLY like that desk set, I sure thought I remember them coming with a 51 but hey, even with a 21, the price was right.

 

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:53

 

63. Estie J Green 2556 Section is already1/2 out for your 1st resac           432PM
Plenty of time to ask about jewels and ask seller to not screw cap tight
http://www.ebay.com/...n-/201123540534


 

 

I actually bid on this pen yesterday and was a bit surprised to win with the opening bid.

 

What am I missing that I am not seeing?  New to older fountain pens, and will be first esterbrook.  What jewels?

Assuming may not need sac already?



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 03:08

I got the Parker Vector (#74 on the list this week).  A bit higher than I would normally have paid for a Vector, but I'm partial to the English-made ones.  And that nib was just... different.... :thumbup:  I almost didn't bid (I looked at it closely when I came back from a meeting and running errands, with about 45 minutes to go, then ran upstairs to see how similar it was to the F italic from a 4 nib unit calligraphy set I got on Ebay last year.

But okay, now, 'fess up.  Which one of yinzers got the Pelikan nib unit?  *Someone* must be bragging about their "sumgai" purchase (I would if I had been the one to score it.

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#22 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 03:45

 

I actually bid on this pen yesterday and was a bit surprised to win with the opening bid.

 

What am I missing that I am not seeing?  New to older fountain pens, and will be first esterbrook.  What jewels?

Assuming may not need sac already?

 

Just to be sure there are no chips or cracks in the jewels you can't see in the pics. The jewels are irreplaceable unless you get them out of a parts pen and doing that is tricky.

 

The section is already about 1/3 of the way out, you might as well pull it the rest of the way and at least check if not resac the sac. *Tell the seller not to screw the cap down TIGHT, that section is sticking out just enough that doing so to ship Could bend the tine tips.* [1]

 

That's a pretty pen, nice Streaker action going on with it. That would look spectacular all polished up. You can do that. I can tell you how.

 

[1] In fact, I would probably ask him not to screw the cap down At All. Just put the cap on and run a strip of masking tape around the bottom edge of it to hold it on during shipping.  No need to even risk bending the nib screwing the cap down.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:23

 

Just to be sure there are no chips or cracks in the jewels you can't see in the pics. The jewels are irreplaceable unless you get them out of a parts pen and doing that is tricky.

 

The section is already about 1/3 of the way out, you might as well pull it the rest of the way and at least check if not resac the sac. *Tell the seller not to screw the cap down TIGHT, that section is sticking out just enough that doing so to ship Could bend the tine tips.* [1]

 

That's a pretty pen, nice Streaker action going on with it. That would look spectacular all polished up. You can do that. I can tell you how.

 

[1] In fact, I would probably ask him not to screw the cap down At All. Just put the cap on and run a strip of masking tape around the bottom edge of it to hold it on during shipping.  No need to even risk bending the nib screwing the cap down.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

 

 

Got it, thanks!



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:45

#22, the S. T. Dupont Chairman, got a lot of nice action. I didn't bid on it knowing that it would go for way more than I wanted to spend, and it did indeed.
#17, the 9K Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown Masterpiece, went for way too much. More than I paid for my 18K version of the same pen.
I settled for #84, the 48-pen leather case. Just what I had been shopping for. Thanks for the list, Bruce, I probably would not have found this without your help!


I was watching the Masterpiece. A "sold items" search on ebay seemed to suggest price of under £400 was the going rate I think, but I have to say this pen seemed mint and no engraving either.

I am quite keen to obtain one of these. Would you give me a rough idea of what you paid for yours? :) TIA.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 20:09

I had bid on #91 a few days earlier, but it sort of went strato on Sunday.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 21:11

I picked up #93.  Had happened to be watching it already and when I saw it on the list I felt more confident that I wasn't missing something, since I haven't bought many pens on ebay.  So thanks Bruce.

 

It will be my first Eversharp and I'm looking forward to writing with it!



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 00:42

I don't see how you be any safer than that. He seems to do a lot of Skylines and seems to know his pens. He has Very nicely done listings with a spotless feedback. I always consider it cherries on top of a nicely frosted cake to see a handwriting sample from the restored pen in the listing. 

 

Not even I can find something to nitpick with your pen's listing.  ;)   I think you got a clean pen for a nice price.

 

I have a sneaking suspicion that he is a FPNer, the Jeep thing sticks in my mind but I can't place him more than that at the moment. Maybe he'll see this and poke his head in for a wave Hi.

 

Congrats thINNKer.

 

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 16:10

I posted a review of the Condor over in the Reviews forum, go check check it out!

Edited by Mardi13, 28 July 2014 - 17:20.