Jake's Pens
jakespens@earthlink.net

Vintage Fountain Pens
Bought - Sold - Restored
Gold Plating

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FOR SALE
Lamy Lady FP Model 41 - new in the box (5-1/2")
This is a very unusual pen that is made of Rosenthal porcelain.
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ADAPTED FOR PEN REPAIR.

Click here for a like-new Levin lathe for sale.

CLICK HERE FOR PARTS.

CLICK HERE FOR PENS WITH SPECIAL NIBS (MOSTLY STUBS).

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Waterman 58 Red Ripple - incredible condition.

Selection of Sheaffer PFM's (Pen for Men).

Selection of Big Reds.

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Flexible and stub nibs available.)


Jacob J. Leventhal
Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Physics
University of Missouri - St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63121 USA
email: jakespens@earthlink.net



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    RESTORATION AND GOLD PLATING

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VINTAGE FOUNTAIN PENS FOR SALE
All pens for sale have had any brassing eliminated by gold plating
and have undergone nib smoothing to the degree possible my me.

  • NEW ARRIVALS
  • PARTS
  • LATHES AND PEN REPAIR
  • SPECIAL NIBS (MOSTLY STUBS)
  • PARKER (MOSTLY DUOFOLDS FROM 20S AND EARLY 30S)
        All Duofolds include a reproduction of the original 8-page leaflet that came with the pen.
  • BIG REDS
  • OTHER DUOFOLDS (MOSTLY SENIORS) - PREDECESSORS AND DESCENDANTS
  • CONKLIN
  • WATERMAN'S
  • WATERMAN'S PENCILS
  • WATERMAN'S COLOR NIB RED RIPPLE PENS
  • SHEAFFER - PFM
  • OTHER MANUFACTURERS
  • CONSIGNMENT PENS FOR SALE
  • GALLERY OF SOLD PENS
  • LINKS TO OTHER VINTAGE PEN SITES
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    Click the car to request info on my free, no obligation "test drive" policy.
    Please specify which pen or pens interest you.

    I accept payment through PayPal for services and merchandise.
    For US customers, however, I prefer personal check (made out to Jake Leventhal)
    or money order because there are no paypal charges.

  • All pens are restored and working except when specified.
  • The restoration includes nib smoothing and gold plating of any portions of the trim on which the gold has worn.
  • Pen lengths listed are with the cap screwed on.
  • All pen pics are on the same scale so relative sizes are correct.



    PARKER DUOFOLD
    All Duofolds on this page have gold plated pressure bars.

    BIG REDS

    The Big Red is considered to be the quintessential vintage fountain pen. Virtually every collector has one. Many people who wish to use a vintage pen write with a Big Red. It is simply an orange Parker Duofold Senior. I have no idea why it is not called a Big Orange. Nonetheless, googling Parker Big Red will produce numerous hits that are more extensive and authoritative than can possibly be given here. I usually have several Big Reds in my inventory. Listed below are those that I have restored. I also have some that I have not gotten around to restoring so ask if you do not see what you seek. Finally, if the date on a Big Red is 1926 or later it is a made of Permanite, Parker's name for plastic. If earlier, it is made of red hard rubber, more collectable, but also more fragile.

    All Duofolds on this page have gold plated pressure bars.

    Big Red - 1926 (5-1/2") - Flattop. [6] $375
    Excellent condition. No cracks or chips.
    Fine Parker Duofold Pen nib
    The crisp barrel imprint is the Small Imprint with the Lucky Curve Banner.

    Click here to email for details.


    Big Red - 1928 (5-1/2") - Flattop. [1] $295
    Excellent condition. No cracks or chips.
    Medium Parker Duofold Pen nib.
    The complete barrel imprint is the Small Imprint without the Lucky Curve Banner.

    Click here to email for details.



    OTHER DUOFOLDS (MOSTLY SENIORS)
    PREDECESSORS AND DESCENDANTS


    Parker Duofold Senior Lapis flattop - white on blue (5-1/2"). $495.
    Re-tipped stub nib 1.2 mm - great writer - very smooth.

    Click here to email for details.


    CONKLIN

    Light green Conklin Endura Senior Flattop (5-1/4"). $295
    Conklin called this color verd. There were two such colors. This is the lighter of the two.
    The top of the Endura line in the 20's. No cracks or chips.
    Fine Conklin Endura nib - very smooth writer.
    Excellent conditon with very good color. Weak barrel imprint.

    The green plastic has a few unusual splotches of non-green (not sure what to call it).
    Before you ask, it is indeed part of the plastic - not dirt (see below).

    Click here to email for details.


    *Conklin Duragraph (5-3/4").* $895
    The famous pen that caused Parker to threaten Conklin with a lawsuit.
    No cracks or blemishes. The black hard rubber is not oxidized.
    Medium nib - very smooth writer. Great condition with complete barrel imprint.

    Click here to email for details.


    Conklin Endura Symetrik Black & Bronze (5-1/8"). $175
    This is not the largest made, but close. It is also slightly thinner.
    F/M nib - very smooth writer.
    No cracks or blemishes. Good color. Complete barrel imprint.

    Click here to email for details.


    WATERMAN


    Waterman 58 Red Ripple (6-1/8") $1500
    Incredible condition. No cracks or chips.
    This is a giant pen in superb condition.
    Flexible medium nib that writes very smoothly.
    Excellent barrel imprint.

    Click here to email for details.


    Waterman 52 Black Chased Hard Rubber (5-3/8") $175
    Superb condition - hard rubber is quite black.
    It has very crisp chasing and barrel imprints.
    I judge the fairly flexible nib to be a bit on the fine side of medium.
    It writes very smoothly. Has gold trim (lever and pocket clip).

    Click here to email for details.


    WATERMAN PENCILS


    Waterman Sterling Silver Gothic Overlay Pencil (5-1/8") $55
    There is no number on it, but it is one of Waterman's slim models, 5/16" diameter.
    It is in very good condition and does propel the lead.
    Like most (many?) overlays it has a personalization.

    Click here to email for details.


    Waterman's "color nib" pens.

    Click here to go straight to Waterman's color nib pens for sale.

    NIB COLOR DESCRIPTIONS

  • Red - Standard Point – medium, semi-flexible corresponding to a medium length, medium point.
  • Yellow - Rounded or Ball point – formerly a special nib, it is designed for left handed writers.
  • Purple - Stiff, Fine Point – designed for pressureless writing. Advertised as popular with accountants.
  • Pink - Flexible, Fine Point – stenographer’s fine flexible which is “designed to shade at any angle.”
       It has also been described as a “Bookkeeper” nib with very long tines.
  • Blue - Blunt Point – called an improved stub that is popular with rapid writers.
  • Green - Rigid Point – fine manifold corresponding to a special nib popular in business use.
  • Brown - Fine, Flexible – the tines are shorter than a pink so it is not quite as flexible as pink.
  • Grey - Oblique, actually a left oblique higher on the right than on the left, this is a short slit nib.
  • Black - Fine. Flexible. Called ultra-flexible. Allegedly more flexible than a pink.
  • White - Coarse or broad, probably a medium taper nib.


    Because the color rings on the caps generally do not age well (most are some combination of cracked,
    crazed and discolored) I sell replacement rings as well as pairs of white border bands.

    Here are the rings I currently have available.
    Rings are $40 each and the white border bands are $15/pair. Postage is extra.

    Click here to email for details.


    WATERMAN #7's
    The #7 is slightly larger than a 55 and slightly smaller than a 56.
    The #5 is smaller than the #7 and is somewhat rarer.
    Click here to see the #5's.



    Waterman #7 Red Ripple - Brown nib (5-1/2") $695
    Excellent condition. No cracks or chips.
    Correct "brown" nib with replacement brown cap band.
    The barrel imprint is worn.
    In Waterman's color designation for their nibs brown is fine, flexible.
    It is not quite as flexible as a pink nib, but still pretty flexible.
    This is a very nice writer.

    Click here to email for details.


    Waterman #7 Red Ripple (5-1/2") - Green Nib $325
    Excellent condition. No cracks or chips.
    The green nib was designated by Waterman as:
    "Rigid Point – fine manifold corresponding to a special nib"
    It is an very smooth writer.
    The green cap band has been replaced with one that is green.
    The green cap band was not green so it been replaced with one that is green.
    The barrel imprint is weak (the truth is I can't find it).

    Click here to email for details.


    Waterman #7 Red Ripple - Pink nib (5-1/2") $1325
    The #7 is slightly larger than a 55 and slightly smaller than a 56.
    In Waterman's color designation pink signifies flexible fine point.
    Correct "pink" nib and pink band (replacement) on the cap.
    The pen is in excellent condition. The barrel imprint is weak, but complete.
        


    Waterman #7 Red Ripple - Pink nib (5-1/2") $1325
    The #7 is slightly larger than a 55 and slightly smaller than a 56.
    In Waterman's color designation pink signifies flexible fine point.
    This pink nib was made in Canada. It is quite flexible.
    Correct pink cap band (replacement).
    The pen is in excellent condition. The barrel imprint is present, but not crisp.
        


    Waterman #7 Red Ripple - Blue nib (5-1/2") $595
    Excellent condition. No cracks , chips or personalizations.
    Correct "blue" nib (Canada) with replacement blue band on the cap.
    It has a rare hallmarked 9kt cap band inscribed F.D.W. (Frank D. Waterman) and 9.375.
    The barrel imprint is complete and somewhat worn.
    In Waterman's color designation a blue nib is an improved stub.
    Great writer.

        


    Waterman #7 Red Ripple (5-1/2") - Yellow Nib $595
    The yellow nib was designated by Waterman as:
    Rounded or Ball point – designed for left handed writers.
    I am not sure of the ball point on the writing tip, but it is a very smooth writer that is quite flexible.
    The pen is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips.
    The barrel imprint is weak, but complete. It has the original yellow cap band.
        


    WATERMAN #5's
    The #5 is smaller than #7 and and has a flared end of the cap.
    It is also somewhat rarer.

    Waterman #5 Red Ripple (5") - Red nib $525
    In Waterman's color designation a red nib is "standard configuration for correspondence".
    This red nib is a very smooth writer with considerable flex.
    It has a rare hallmarked 9kt cap band inscribed F.D.W. (Frank D. Waterman) and 9.375 meaning 9kt gold.
    This pen appears to have been little used. The barrel imprint is very crisp.
    I replaced the original red cap band which was cracked.
        


    SHEAFFER - PFM (Pen for Men)


    Most PFM's are great writers. All PFM's are snorkel fillers.
    All PFM's listed here have new rubber seals.
    Most PFM V's have a small dent or two on the crown of the cap. If not, it is noted.

    Click here for a description of the different PFM styles, I, II, III, etc.


    Maroon Sheaffer PFM V - F nib - (5-3/8") $495
    Near perfect cap - no marks that I can find.

    Click here to email for details.


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