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Some Nice Ebay Finds (A Burgundy Senior Max Vac, Etc.)

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#1 penmanila

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 17:22

i've been building up a small stash of ebay finds in my daughter's place in san diego these past few months (i live and work in the philippines, and so i tend to collect my ebay stuff in the US when i visit once or twice a year).

 

among my most recent pickups was this burgundy vac which, at the time i bought it, seemed to me to be either a senior or slender maxima. it's still hard for me to tell one from the other just from a picture, but i was hoping for a senior max, because i already have the slender in burgundy, among other colors except blue).

 

thankfully, it did turn out to be a senior maxima in very fine condition, from 1939, with striped jewels and section, needing just a new diaphragm, which i'll install as soon as i fly back to manila. the price wasn't too bad, either:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191712327935?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT 

 

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and the others?

 

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the best ones include a huge, near-mint morrison's overlay which i picked up for $80, a moore L-94 in RHR, a sweet, very clean GF wahl, and a plain but also very clean BHR waterman 54. many have super-flex nibs ;)

 

now i can't wait to get home so i can resac and refurbish these babies.

 


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#2 bsenn

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 18:36

Nice, nice, nice! How does one even decide which pen to start on...

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#3 penmanila

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 16:00

many thanks! i've cleaned up all of them (now just waiting for sacs). will end up selling most of these to my local pen club, but the big morrison and the burgundy vac will definitely be keepers.


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 05:03

Is the Morrison the second one from the left?  I have one in the same pattern overlay, except that it's a ringtop.  Nice juicy nib on it.  What did yours have?

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 05:44

a big flexy nib ;)

 

Is the Morrison the second one from the left?  I have one in the same pattern overlay, except that it's a ringtop.  Nice juicy nib on it.  What did yours have?

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 00:50

I've gotten some awfully nice things on eBay, mostly from estates.







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