These Just In
These two pens just came in via the Polar Express, and if anyone of yours has been good enough to warrant a special treat under the tree, here they are.
First is an early Pelikan M700. Probably from the 1990s, possibly even earlier, with the old style engraved captop. This appears not to have been used and comes complete, including the corrugated outer box. $695 SOLD Pending Funding
From the same era and celebrating the end of the cold war comes the Parker International World Peace Memorial pen with medallions crafted from the dismantled material from US and Soviet missiles. A bit of histiry, also new in box. $275.
It seems like the year-end holidays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa now signal primarily the opportunity to give gifts, the spiritual components having fallen to secondary consideration. Whether that is a good thing or bad I will leave to you or your favorite pundit.
But, if you are giving gifts this is not a bad place to shop. We are committed to the bast possible service to you and to your near and dear. As always we have taken some special care in stocking a wide range of gifts for the new collector and those advanced enough to want to burnish their collections at this time of year.
Pelikans first, of course:
The 1929 pens have gone through the roof in price, but here is a very viable option, a first year 1929 in bakelite with a dark green binde. It is complete and correct, down to an early clip. The only issue with this pen is a replacement captube. The price on this is $1,800. If the pen were perfect it would cost another $500. Images on request for all of these.
Next up are a couple of interesting replicas:
First is an unnumbered prototype of the lapis blue Originals of Their Times series but with a vintage nib assembly. Most of these pens (including my own) suffered from warpage of the celluloid. This one has not. $795 and it is available with a modern 14 K Pelikan script nib.
The jade is a bit more complicated. It has an OOTT captop and captube, a vintage clip, body and binde, but the binde was not made by Pelikan. Rather it is a perfectly crafted replica made from old celluloid stock. The body of the pen and filling system are vintage as is the nib. To be sure, it's a replica but presents much more like the real thing than the lapis. $1100.
Last but not least is a Pelikan 520, the gold filled model. These are exquisite pens and this is a perfect example at just $750.
Among our more special Pelikans already in stock are also early 1930 and 1931 pens, tortoise and red 100N and 101N models, a lizard 101N and the usual array of 100s, 100Ns,140s, 400s, 400Ns, 400NNs and more modern stuff including early M800s and M1000s and an M1050. If you don’t see what you want on the site, ask. As always these days we have tons of pens not on the site.
We also have the new M101N in red tortoise at a competitive price of $520. Just a few remaining so get one now. They are bound to become classics.
We’ve added quite a few vintage Montblancs for the holidays including celluloid 146 and 144s in black. The 146 is $695 and the 144 is $500. E-mail for details. In addition we have an uncommon 234 ½ and a 334 ½. We also have a few other vintage MBs in stock. Just ask for details.
The list goes on:
- Chilton burgundy Wingflow. This is the largest, 7, size and the Chrysler 100 edition. $675 in the original box.
- OMAS briarwood MOMA model. These are uncommon and superb pens and this is a flawless example. $295.
- Parker Duofold Jr in lapis. A perfect example, $295
- We have a wide array of 51s, including a flighter, 61s, 65s and 75s. Just ask.
We have several Waterman’s Patricians
- Most interesting is an Onyx set. They are almost always discolored and this set is no exception, but the discoloration, on the pen only, is moderate and even. Otherwise a superb set at $1,400 for both pieces.
- A turquiose. This has a most uncommon, but original clip but is missing the bottom medallion. Color is darkened but true. A good sound pen at a bargain price. $995
- Finally a nacre (jet and pearl) pen. This one has an imprint for the “Star Salesman Club.” Average discoloration. Nacre is hard to find. $1,100
Finally, stocking stuffers: From Madrid we got an array of fantasy Pelikan 120s and 140s. They are bright and festive and unique and any of them can be yours for $95.00. Click the thumbnail to see them.