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Vintage Pen Parts - How To Find?


Champagne-N-Beer
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Hi All,

 

Hope everyone is doing well!

 

New to FPN and pen collecting - what a great hobby!

 

I need some help and was hoping y'all could assist.

 

I have started getting into repairing my vintage pens (been picking up cheapies here and there) and am having trouble finding parts.

 

Currently I am looking for replacement parts such as:

 

-- Conklin Crescent Mark 50 cap

-- Waterman #2 feed/section from a 14k solid gold Edward Todd ringtop

-- Parker Lady Duofold "big red" ringtop cap

-- Waterman 52 BCHR barrel and cap

-- Waterman Thorobred red and green veined cap

-- Parker Vacumatic major cap, jeweled, golden

 

I have searched and searched the internet and the "bay" but it seems likes these parts are kept by folks who are collectors/sellers.

 

Anyone have any idea of how I can find the missing parts to my pens?

 

Any feedback is greatly appreciated - it has been a frustrating month or so of constantly searching without any luck :(.

 

Best,

 

Champagne-N-Beer

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Ebay, flea markets, reputable restorers (will be pricies!)...but you have to keep looking, don't give up.

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Hi ehemem,

 

Thanks for the advice, will do.

 

Ironically, my attempting to "repair" is the need for some of these parts! :) :(. Lol

 

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I see you live in California. If you can wait that long, the L.A. Pen Show is next Presidents Day weekend, it's held in Manhattan Beach. I go on the last day (Sunday) and I found several dealers there with tables full of parts and scrap pens. And even if you don't find what you're looking for, it's a great way to spend the day. Good luck and welcome to the wide and wonderful world of pens!

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These parts often come from donor (broken) pens.

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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I see you live in California. If you can wait that long, the L.A. Pen Show is next Presidents Day weekend, it's held in Manhattan Beach. I go on the last day (Sunday) and I found several dealers there with tables full of parts and scrap pens. And even if you don't find what you're looking for, it's a great way to spend the day. Good luck and welcome to the wide and wonderful world of pens!

There is a second pen show in CA. sfpenshow.com if you can't wait until 2015.

San Francisco International Pen Show - The next great pen show is on schedule for August 27-28-29, 2021. If we all do what we need to do...you can Book your travel and tables and make SF 2021 the Return. 
 

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try five starpens

Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

 

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