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Hello Everybody!

 

i would be very thankful if you would advise. i have 3 snorkels: Snorkel Sentinel Black, Snorkel Admiral Pastel Green, Snorkel Admiral Burgundy. These need to be restored, but i am not sure what exactly the restoration with include. I am only sure that the inside mechanism needs to be fixed as the filling mechanism works but doesnt fill. The pen body will need to be polished.

 

I am not sure whether it is a good idea, and how much the restoration could cost? probably it would be easier to sell the unrestored ones and buy already restored?

 

Plus i am not 100% sure i will leave these in my collection.

 

Would be thankful for any of your advices!

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

Dennis

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They look like Admirals, non-white dot, and with an open nib and thus not typically as valuable as those with a Triumph nib and possibly a gold cap. Restored they are probably worth US$80 to US$100. In the US it will likely cost you $40 to get each pen working again; but you might have to wait months. Only you know if this makes economic sense and is worth the wait.

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Admiral is one of my favorite pens. Way better than a boring Parker 45. What are the nibs? Do they have sizes on them? Are the filler tubes gold or steel?

 

Admiral is a great knockabout pens. Sadly one of the reasons I love them is that they can be found pretty cheap so they are not worth a lot but are great pens worth restoring. If you don't dig them you should sell them to someone who will restore them and put them back in use.

 

I love the Admrial. Some of the nibs are quite springy.

Looking for a cap for a Sheaffer Touchdown Sentinel Deluxe Fat version

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It probably won't easy to sell, too because there are literally too many snorkels (inc. statesman type) broken or parts for repair status.

If the nibs are smooth enough to write, I also would suggest you to keep it and try restore yourself because in some cases, shipping might cost more than unrestored snorkel.

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Folks - I'm ok with the first question, but the forum rules really are designed so that we don't have the pen discussion forums turning into for sale listings. I hid the post that was going in that direction.

 

Please don't start a thread asking about whether it's worth restoring something and then following that with a post that the items are for sale elsewhere. That's essentially makes it a for sale thread.

 

I don't often have to moderate posts here - thanks!

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Folks - I'm ok with the first question, but the forum rules really are designed so that we don't have the pen discussion forums turning into for sale listings. I hid the post that was going in that direction.

 

Please don't start a thread asking about whether it's worth restoring something and then following that with a post that the items are for sale elsewhere. That's essentially makes it a for sale thread.

 

I don't often have to moderate posts here - thanks!

 

 

Would it have been acceptable if the OP just put a link to where the item is for sale below his name?

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Sorry - no. We really want to separate selling and pen discussion. A link is still a way to turn discussions into sales.

 

Thanks

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crescentfiller

Sorry - no. We really want to separate selling and pen discussion. A link is still a way to turn discussions into sales.

 

Thanks

 

So no links to selling below names/signatures? No banners presenting company names or websites? Is that for everyone, including moderators?

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So no links to selling below names/signatures? No banners presenting company names or websites? Is that for everyone, including moderators?

 

Perhaps I musunderstood - there is no restriction on signatures.

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As someone who had a Snorkel as one of the first fountain pens (when I was twelve), I would say they are worth the time for restoration. The nib on mine was wonderful. I now own a few more and have enjoyed them over the years.

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