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I saw that this pen had the raised threads of a sheaffer from the teens, but am excited both that it doesn’t have a clip, which was an option at that time, and that instead of a small pen it’s a good sized 4A.  It needed work as was missing much of the cap lip, and no nib. I think this Conklin Toledo 3 is a worthy replacement as getting a Self filler 4 is not a likely prospect for me…

It does have faded HR but I am very ok with patina showing it’s age and I think it looks good on this one..





Regards, Glen

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That is encouraging to hear Roger, I rarely see them show up myself, do you know of possible source other than ebay?

I'm sure you have the earlier self fillers with the oval imprint mark, it is cool to have a pen from the early years of the Sheaffer co. 


Regards, Glen

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On 10/25/2021 at 11:44 AM, GlenV said:

I am very ok with patina showing it’s age

Absolutely, a real gem. I don't own any fountain pens of that era,

seeing yours rekindles my interest in owning a true antique. Cheers.

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Good luck you might be surprised to find some early pens, they show up and aren’t sometimes recognized for what they are. Most of mine were not very expensive although I like to “rescue” an old often broken or incomplete pen…so I guess not really a collector of perfect examples.  That and using them is fun and the many rabbit holes of historical research available is amazing… the history becomes more real to hold and write with a pen of 100 or even 120 year old pen and wonder who might of used it before.

Regards, Glen

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