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#1 Shaporama

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 18:03

At an antique mall in the SF Bay Area last week I scored perhaps my best finds ever.  The owner had no idea how to price a bag full of vintage pens so for $5 each I bought (from right to left) 1] a small Parker Duofold, discolored but still lovely, there is a small crack near the cap band that can be welded; 2] a black Parker Vacumatic that still takes up ink, in need of a good polishing; 3] a Wahl Oxford with a "Select-o-Fine nib, probably gold-plated and not original; 4] a lovely Gray Esterbrook J with a 9668 nib; 5] an Eversharp Gray Moire Skyline (with a Parker nib!); 6] a vest pocket Wahl Doric in Morocco coloring with a functioning adjustable nib, but missing its clip.  The last two pens, a stainless Sheaffer Imperial cartridge pen and a lovely Sheaffer Skripsert Tweed Ladies pen were $15 apiece (perhaps because they were shinier than the rest?).  

 

The two Sheaffers are cartridge pens and ready to write with a little cleaning, the others can use some polish and new sacs, all of which I can do, except for the Vacumatic.  I will need to send the the Doric out for repair as I have no idea where to find an appropriate clip (and lack the expertise to install one), and also the Duofold (to weld the crack in the cap).

 

Not bad for $60 total.  I will be going back!

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#2 cleosmama

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 18:05

Those are all very lovely! I would say you really did score on that purchase!



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 18:43

Welll done! I like that grey Esterbrook!



#4 inkstainedruth

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:31

I'd say you're definitely in the running for "Sumgai of the Week" with that haul.  The Doric in particular is really attractive -- even without a clip.  (Although I should note that the photo appears to be mirror-image to the list....)

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#5 Dr. Saleem Ali

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 17:05

Congrats on finding this vintage treasure.The wahl doric is something very special and rare .It has an adjustable nib.Very classic and if you can find a clip you got a very very nice vintage collectible to own proudly .Enjoy your pens in good health .

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 18:36

Wow, that is some haul. Sumgai!


Too many pens, too little time!

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#7 Shaporama

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 22:58

Thank you all for your comments. Any suggestions regarding whom to call for repair of the missing Doric clip would be appreciated.



#8 sidthecat

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:38

This looks like a job for The Wahlnut.






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