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Pens by manufacturers from whom I less commonly have pens. May be great, or just second line manufacturers.

01 NOV 2017
Bankier - Flex nib
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sb465 - I have no knowledge of who Bankier really is, but this is a well made piston filler that looks like it should be German.  Nice and flexible two-tone 14 Kt fine nib. Comes with an attractive leather/leather-look case.  5 1/4" and 132mm. Excellent condition, although the palladium plating on the nib is a bit irregular. An ideal regular user for someone who likes flex nibs.

Price: $150 inclusive of free shipping in the US

Metal Overlay Button Filler
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sb464 - Not a very fancy pen, this looks like it's an aluminum or nickel plated overlay.  Nice size and weight: 4 3/4", 120 mm. The nib is an obviously substituted Esterbrook 9128  Flexible Extra Fine steel nib. Button filler.  Good condition - some metal wear, especially of the cap.

Price: $60 inclusive of free shipping in the US

Gold Striated Hoover
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sb455 - This is a very attractive, almost new Hoover DeLuxe. Excellent imprint. It's a button filler with a medium nib that has a stub-like quality (variable line width).  It's 14 Kt. Warranted - typical for Hoovers.  Nice size: 5 5/8", 145 mm.  

Price: $140 inclusive of free shipping in the US

Gray Striated Hoover DeLuxe
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sb454 - This is a very attractive, almost new Hoover DeLuxe. Excellent imprint. It's a button filler with a fine 1st Quality 14 Kt.  nib - non-branded nibs were typical for Hoovers. Nice size: 5 5/8", 145 mm.

Price: $140 inclusive of free shipping in the US

Green Marbled Miller 658
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sb458 - This is a another beautiful Danish Miller.  Miller was made for a stationery story in Denmark by the same manufacturer as Hoover and London (Perhaps Mertz & Krel).  This one is faceted and has a pretty cap band similar to Waterman Patricians (although the pens is smaller). The main problem with this pen is substitute or engraved clip that looks very appropriate.  The pen uses a Vacumatic-like filler system that's unique to Miller. The nib is 14 Kt and a soft medium.   5 1/16", 127 mm.  Other than the clip, the condition is excellent - a really pretty pen.

Price: $130 inclusive of free shipping in the US

Green Marbled Miller 698
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sb452 - This is a beautiful Danish Miller.  Miller was made for a stationery story in Denmark by the same manufacturer as Hoover and London (Perhaps Mertz & Krel).  This one is faceted and has a pretty cap band similar to Waterman Patricians (although the pens is smaller).  The pen uses a Vacumatic-like filler system that's unique to Miller. The nib is 14 Kt and a rigid fine.   5 1/16", 127 mm.  The condition is very good, with a few minor teeth marks on the blind cap.

Price: $150 inclusive of free shipping in the US

Gold Striated Miller
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sb447 - This is a beautiful Danish Miller.  Miller was made for a stationery story in Denmark by the same manufacturer as Hoover and London. Similar is style to a Sheaffer Balance, but with more rounded ends, it's an aerometric filler.  The nib is 14 Kt and somewhere between a fine and medium.   5 3/8", 135 mm. 

Price: $135 inclusive of free shipping in the US

Hoover Pen & Pencil set
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sb439 - A very practical Danish Hoover pen and pencil set. The Pen is a model 884 and it still has a stenciled price on it.  There's some brassing to the cap band. The nib is a replacement - a Scripto steel nib with an XF point. The pencil is a model 880, and the gray colors match.  The pen is a piston filler and fills well with water.   Pen: 5 3/8", 135 mm. 

Price: $100 inclusive of free shipping in the US

Marbled Vac-like Miller 698
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sb451 - Some people don't like engraved names on their pens. This gorgeous pen has one: Valdemar E. Reinmark.  The pen has a filling mechanism similar to a Vac, although the button system is different. Millers were made in Denmark, and stylistically this looks like it should be from the 30s. 14 Kt fine Miller nib.  Gray-green in color. 5 1/16", 128 mm. 

Price: $130 inclusive of free shipping in the US

Oversize Penol & Case
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sb429 - This is an attractive oversize black Penol with a fine-medium 14Kt nib and pretty leather case. It's oversize in width, not length. From Denmark. Piston filler. There is a chip in the turning knob that's underneath the blind cap, and the cap bands are a bit loose.   5 3/16", 123 mm. 

Price: $130 inclusive of free shipping in the US

Faber-Castell 883 - Flex Nib
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SB399 - Beautiful Faber-Castell 883 in a green striated pattern.  A lovely pen.  Piston filler.  Good transparency to the barrel, which has a "Conta" imprint. The nib is an F with nice flex to it, although the barrel says it should be a "B". Little to no wear.  5", 127 mm.

Price: $250 inclusive of free shipping in the US  PRICE REDUCED - $175

Regina the Pen
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SB389 - Digging around found that Regina was a German pen company, as opposed to someone's daughter.  Some brassing to the cap bands & clip. Button filler. The nib is a 14 Kt Warranted Fine/XF.  There was some bowing to the nib when I took the photo. That's been repaired and a new sac installed.   5 3/8", 135 mm.

Price: $80 inclusive of free shipping in the US

 
Nearly New Peerless
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Peerless pens had an usual system for threading the caps. The section threads are below the grip and adjacent to the nib.  It works, but it wasn't common.  This pen is nearly new looking. There's some desk wear, but it still has it's label.  The nib is a stiff 14 Kt Warrented fine. Not a fancy pen, but a nice piece of history.  5 5/8", 133 mm.

Price: $90 inclusive of free shipping in the US - PRICE REDUCED $55

Conklin Overlay Crescent Filler
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Absolutely gorgeous Conklin overlay.  It's a mid-sized pen, and has a flexible fine #2 Conklin Toledo nib. The overlay is in good condition except for a little brassing you can see near the indica. Crescent filler.  5 1/4", 132 mm

Price: $550 with Free Shipping in the US

 
Faber-Castell 663
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SB315 - Solid and practical Faber-Castell piston filler.  Medium 14 Kt nib. Good condition, with great imprints.  5 3/16", 132 mm

Price: $110 with Free Shipping in the US - PRICE REDUCED $90

Conklin Endura Set
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This Conklin Endura in Sapphire is a classic.  It's the medium size.  Gorgeous color. Lever filler.  The nib is a flexible fine.  There's brassing of the band and the end of the clips, but the condition is otherwise excellent, with no flaws in the plastic. Imprints are perfect. Pen 4 7/8", 123 mm.

Price: $495 with Free Shipping in the US - PRICE REDUCED $450

 
Green Striated Hoover in Box
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sb455 - This is a very attractive, almost new Hoover DeLuxe in its box with directions that appear to be in Danish (Hoovers were made for a Danish market). Excellent imprint. It's a button filler with a fine 14 Kt. Warranted nib - typical for Hoovers.  Nice size: 5 5/8", 145 mm.  

Price: $150 inclusive of free shipping in the US

SOMA
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A beautiful forest green pen in excellent condition with a Warranted 14K nib that's fine with just a hint - and it's mostly a hint - of flex.  Button filler. Unusual clear end to the blind cap for the button filler. An attractive, light, and highly usable pen.  5 9/16", 142 mm.

Price: $110 with free shipping in the US PRICE REDUCED $55 SOLD

 London 716 Flattop
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SB428 - For those who like the look of a Parker Duofold, but would like a lower price point: voila!  The London 716.  It looks like a two band Duofold, complete with button filler.  The cap bands have gold plating, the clip doesn't.  Made in Denmark.  The nib is a fine 14 Kt Warranted.  Other than the unplated clip, it's in great condition. 5 1/4", 132 mm.

Price: $100 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD

Big Ben School Pen
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A Danish school pen made by Big Ben.  It has a fine semi-flex steel nib.  Piston filler. Used, but barely - great condition.  Gray.  5 1/8", 130 mm. Danish.

Price: $50 with free shipping in the US  SOLD

Hoover Button Filler - Flex Nib
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SB 450 - This almost-new-looking Danish Hoover in burgundy has a great flex nib. There's only one catch: it's  a Pelikan nib, not Hoover. So you can have a spectacular 14 kt XF-broad flex nib for a bargain price.  The pen is very attractive and a button filler. 5 1/4", 133 mm. 

Price: $120 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD

English Valentine?
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This is a pretty black and gold pen with no identified maker. It looks a lot like an English Valentine.  The pen is labled "Henley Cables", but that's probably got nothing to do with the pen's manufacturer.  The Warrented Nib is a 14 Kt flexible Fine-to-medium. Brassing to the ball at the end of the clip.  Button filler.  4 9/16"; 115 mm.

Price: $80 with Free Shipping in the US - PRICE REDUCED - $60 SOLD

Faber-Castell 883 - XF Flex Nib
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SB383 - Another beautiful Faber-Castell 883 in a green striated pattern.  A lovely pen.  Piston filler.  Good transparency to the barrel. The nib is an extra-fine with nice flex to it, . Little to no wear, a touch of brassing to the band, and a singularly pretty pen.  5", 127 mm.

Price: $220 inclusive of free shipping in the US PRICE REDUCED $175  SOLD

Big Ben Master
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SB391 - Big Ben was a Danish pen company, and this aerometric filler probably dates to the 1950s.  It's in wonderful condition, and the celluloid is spectacular! Nice "Big Ben Master" imprint.  The 14 Kt nib writes as a fine italic.    5 5/16", 135 mm.

Price: $175 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD

A.W. Faber 994 - Flex nib
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SB382 - Pretty AW Faber 994.  It's a piston filler, and the piston works well.  Color is burgundy, and it looks like injection molded plastic, probably from the 1950s.  The nib is a medium with nice flex to broad. Minor brassing to the clip.  It comes with the box and papers (in German).  5 1/4", 132 mm.

Price: $150 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD

Faber-Castell 883
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sb414- Nearly new black F-C 883. This one has a nice 14 kt flex medium nib.  On the smaller side.   5", 127 mm.

Price: $90 with Free Shipping in the US  SOLD

Hoover DeLuxe - Flex Nib
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sb417 - This a cute smaller Hoover DeLuxe, made in England.  The box suggests the market was elsewhere - "14 Krt. Goudenpen. Iridium Punt."  The nib is a 14 Kt gold fine nib with nice flexibility.  It's labelled "1st Quality 14 K 585".  Red and black mottled plastic is in good shape.  Great imprint.  4 3/4", 120 mm.  Button filler with a new sac.

Price: $100 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD

Lamy 2000
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rf10 - Like new Lamy 2000, still in it's sleeve (pulled out for the picture).  Piston filler. Extra-fine nib is smooth and rigid.  Matte black. Light, highly practical pen. 5 1/2", 140 mm. A classic!

Price: $110 inclusive of free shipping in the US - Reduced to $100 - SOLD

Carter Inx
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Carter has made ink for decades, but only made pens for a short time span in the late 1920s and early 1930s. They're great pens, nevertheless, and very collectible.  This one is a gorgeous dark-blue and red swirl pattern with rounded derby ends. The nib is a 14 Kt Inx nib - flexible fine-medium.  The only flaws are a small amount of bowing near the lever and brassing of the clip-ball and the top band.  The plastic and the imprint are gorgeous. Standard size, lever filler.  5 5/16", 135 mm.

Price: $200 with free shipping in the US SOLD

Big Ben 25 (mostly)
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SB341 - This is a very prety medium sized Big Ben 25.  It's mostly plastic, although it looks like hard rubber. The end caps are hard rubber.  Button Filler. Nice stiff XF 14Kt Big Ben nib. The one flaw?   The clip is from a Conway Stewart. It looks correct, but it isn't. The barrel is also a bit more lightly colored under the cap.  This would be a nice pen for everyday use, particularly editing.  5 1/8", 129 mm.

Price: $75 with Free Shipping in the US  SOLD

Penol-Scout Ambassador - Flex
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SB 351 - This is a smallish Penol with a great steel flex nib, fine to XB.  The nib is labeled" Dauer Feder mit Iridium Spitze" .  The pen was never fancy, but it's in better than average condition. Good imprint. All plating is thin. Engraved name: "Alice".  Button filler with new sac. 4 5/8", 118 mm.  Not a showcase pen, but the nib is special.

Price: $75 with free shipping in the US SOLD

Faber-Castell 5564
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SB388 - This is a Faber-Castell 5564, which based on its booklet is a flexible sketching pen.  It's not *that* flexible, although there's some give and line variation. Medium 14 Kt nib.  Excellent condition.  Box and papers.    5 1/4", 132 mm.

Price: $95 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD

Miller 662 - Flex
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SB376 - Miller pens don't show up every day.  This one is a nice button filler with a fine flexible 14 Ct nib. The condition is very good, marred only by some teeth marks on the blind cap. Great imprint and almost no brassing.  5 1/8", 127 mm.

Price: $125 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD

 English Magafold - Flex nib
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SB394 - Another obscure pen maker. This is very clearly a copy of the Sreamline Parker Duofold Junior.  It's a pretty pen in excellent condition with a 14 Ct Warrented nib that's a fine-medium flex with very long tines. Button filler. Good imprint. 4 5/8", 115 mm.

Price: $80 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD

 
Black English Hoover de Luxe
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A black Hoover button filler.  It has a Boston 14 Kt "Iridium tipped" medium flexible nib. It's probably a substitute, and it's gold, despite the "iridium tipped" label. The pen is medium sized. This one has quite a few little bite marks.  I've done what I can to polish them out.  Engraved "Hoover de Luxe Fountain Pen" and "Made in England".  4 15/16", 125 mm

Price: $75 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD

 
Hoovers
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These Hoovers are gorgeous, with pretty colors, nice plastic, and well made hardware. They had only 14 Ct. Warranted nibs, and I've replaced the nib on the green Hoover with a flexible Wahl-Eversharp nib.

 

 
Brown Hoover de Luxe
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A brown striated Hoover button filler.  It has its original Warranted 14 Ct fine, semi-flexible nib. The pen is on the high side of mid-sized. The only fault is some brassing to the cap bands. Engraved "Hoover de Luxe".  A lovely pen!  5 5/8", 144 mm

Price: $140 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD

 
Green Hoover de Luxe
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A green striated Hoover button filler.  I've fitted it with a fine flex Wahl-Eversharp nib that's fun to use.  The pen is on the high side of mid-sized. The only fault is some brassing to the cap bands. A lovely pen!  5 5/8", 144 mm

Price: $140 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD

 
Gray Hoover de Luxe
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A gray striated Hoover button filler.  It has its original Warranted 14 Ct fine flexible nib. Great writer!  The pen is on the high side of mid-sized. The only fault is some brassing to the cap bands. Engraved "Hoover de Luxe".  A lovely pen!  5 5/8", 144 mm

Price: $140 inclusive of free shipping in the US SOLD