January--in the midst of winter, new beginnings. I wish I could say that we have the website all polished up and up-to-date, but it just ain’t so. So what we will do to get us up to date is offer a comprehensive review of what is new and notable while reminding you that we have a full inventory of our stock-in-trade Pelikans and some Parkers. So here goes:
First and foremost, we still have a handful of the new M101N red tortoiseshells. Available with vintage nib assemblies, if you choose. $625
We also have vintage tortoise Pelikan 100N and 101N (all tortoise) models from the 1930s and 1950s.
The 1929 Pelikan first year 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.
We also have a Pelikan 520 from the 1950s, the gold filled model. These are exquisite pens and this is a perfect example at just $750.
Among the most attractive of the Pelikan M800 variants is the Atlas that they developed for Tiffany, and to my eye the cobalt blue is the prettiest of the two colors offered. It is only rarely that I am able to offer a set of this caliber, complete and in the box. The nib on this is a medium though I can offer other options and the other instrument can be configured as ballpoint or pencil. The last pen I sold went for $625, but this set, which appears not to have been used, can be yours just the low, low price of $695.
We also have a black Tiffany ballpoint/pencil, in box and pouch (not shown) for $275.
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
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.
We still have a few vintage Montblancs 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.
We also still have the Montblanc Semiramis, and the consignor wants it to go to a good home. The first $1800 takes this great bargain.
We have an exquisite Lamy 27 set with gold filled caps, near mint, if not mint, in the box. Just ask for images. This set is comparable to a Pelikan 500NN or Montblanc 642 set at a fraction of the price. $250. We have several other more modern Lamys, just inquire.
Ditto, a late Aurora 88 set, near mint in the box. The white metal caps gleam and are flawless. $350
The Chilton Wingflow is still available and let’s cut the price on this to $500.
There is a lot more stuff that I have not listed, just one more here and I’ll quit. This is a big silver overlay German pen in barleycorn pattern. If it were a Pelikan or Montblanc silver overlay it would be waaay expensive. This one is $450. Just ask for images.