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For some time now it seemed I never found anything at garage sales or antique shops in my area. Yesterday a fellow who had a garage sale said he had a couple of pens and asked if I might be interested. What I found was a Sheaffer Balance and an Esterbrook. The Sheaffer needed some cleaning up and the Esterbrook was missing it's jewels and clip. Everything at the garage sale was a dollar. So I picked them up for $2.00.

 

I cleaned up the Sheaffer and replaced the sac (using the still good sac out of the Esterbrook). I found that I had a1930-31 Sheaffer Balance in Marine Green with a nice F Lifetime nib. It has a little brassing on the clip and a small crack at the cap lip but writes beautifully. Oh, and I have a spare Esterbrook nib. From the twisted condition of the old sac, I wonder if the Balance had ever been used. The old sac is next to the pen below.

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It just goes to show that there are still lots of good pickings out there in the wild. You don't have to sit on eBay all day looking for overpriced bargains.

 

Oh dang, I'm going into my favorite Mpls pens store tomorrow looking for my overpriced bargains.

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I love that Sheaffer balance material. I've seen it a few times in real life, and it's always been expensive.

 

Nice find!

 

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