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gammada posted a topic in ParkerHello, I'm about to buy a vintage Parker Vacumatic (streamlined end cap) that the seller is advertising as an Extra-Fine Flexible nib pen. His writing sampler certainly looks the part, but I understand there are some Vac pens that can be a bit flexible without necessarily being a flexible nib. Even heard about one that acted as such because of cracks near the breather hole. Are there any special markings? This will be my first Vac and my first Flexible nib, what should I need to be aware of? Also, I will be paying about $88 for an unrestored but functional pen. Is this high/ low/ average? Thanks for your help!
sunnynature22 posted a topic in SheafferHi Everyone.... I wanted to share this with you. I recently found this unique diploma / document. It was among a bunch of military documents. See attached photo of "W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company, Fort Madison, Iowa; This is to certify that John R. Hynes has successfully completed the factory course in fountain pen and writing equipment service and salesmanship as outlined by the officers and executives of the Company. For Madison, Iowa, this 11th day of Nov. 1947. Gold seal with ribbons and signed by Sheaffer, president.