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These are the most recent additions to the site.   I've copied them here, as well as to their correct page by brand.
22 JUL 2018
Pelikan M600 With Elegance Case
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SB498 - Apparently new Pelikan M600 in the green & black colors. Broad 14 Kt nib. Piston filler. Comes with a pretty "Elegance" leather case, as well as the box and papers.   5 1/8", 133 mm. 

Price: $300 with Free Shipping in the US

Pelikan 500NN
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SB499 - I love Pelikan 500s. This one is a 500NN, with the rounded turning knob.  Green and black barrel with superb transparency. Piston filler. The nib is soft, almost flexible (some line variation, but not much) and between a fine and medium.  A very nice writer for everyday use. Very good condition, with some brassing at the top end of the clip.  5 1/8", 130 mm.  Price: $300 with Free Shipping in the US

Pelikan 400Tortoise
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sb489 - This is a very usable Pelikan 400.  It has a fine crack in the cap, near the cap band, that should have no functional siginficance, but it is here. The nib is a 14 Ct.  DEF - a manifold extra-fine (rigid extra fine made for pressing through copies). Excellent transparency to the barrel.  Piston filler. Cap and turning knob are brown.  4 7/8", 125 mm. 

Price: $140 with Free Shipping in the US

Waterman Inkvue Deluxe - Blue Nib
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SOL85 - This is a beautiful Waterman Emerald Ray Ink-vue Deluxe with an uncommon blue (stub) nib. Excellent conidtion - very little wear. This is a favorite model of mine - one of the prettiest pens ever. 5 1/4", 134 mm. 

Price: $350 with Free Shipping in the US

Parker 85 Excellence Florence Gold
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SOL112 - This is a lovely 1980-ish Parker 85 Excellence in the Florence pattern.  It's French, a cartridge-converter filler, and has a 14 Ct (585) fine gold nib that's very similar to the Parker 75. The clip is a very distinctive feature of the 85.  Very good condition - no dings or marring.   5 3/8", 135 mm. 

Price: $190 with free shipping in the US

Parker 65 Stratus  
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SOL113 - English Parker 65 in the Stratus pattern (for some reason they were into clouds - they also had the Cirrus and Cumulus in this series). 14 Ct fine nib. Cartridge-converter filler. In excellent shape. 5 3/8", 137 mm. 

Price: $195 with free shipping in the US

Parker 35 Gold Guirlande
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SOL114 - The Parker 35 was made between 1979-86. It's French, and resembles a Parker 75 but smaller. It's gold filled and in the guirlande pattern. The section is round, not triangular. The nib is an 18 Kt fine. Cartridge-converter.  Excellent condition. 4 15/16", 125 mm. 

Price: $180 with free shipping in the US

Swan Leverless - Factory Stub
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SOL106 - This is a standard sized English Mabie-Todd Swan leverless with a factory stub nib. It's a wild nib - there's almost a little flex in addition to its medium stub character. 14 Ct. The pen is a pretty blue color, and in good shape. Nice Swan imprint on the filling knob.  5", 128 mm

Price: $140 with free shipping in the US

Swan - Factory Stub
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SOL87 - This is a standard sized English Mabie-Todd Swan lever filler with a factory stub nib. It's a dark burgundy color, almost black. There's some brassing of the rings and the ball of the clip, and there's one curved scratch on the cap near the clip. Perfect imprint, and the nib is a blast! Lever filler.  5", 128 mm

Price: $130 with free shipping in the US

Swan 0160 Leverless
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SOL99 - This is a standard sized English Mabie-Todd Swan leverless. The nib is a 14 Ct medium with some stub-like qualities (wider downstroke than cross-stroke). Some brassing of the ball of the clip and the bands. Superb imprint.  5 1/16", 138 mm

Price: $125 with free shipping in the US

Pelikan 400NN Tortoise
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Pen2047 - Beautiful tortoise Pelikan 400NN.  The nib is a rigid fine 14 Kt. Excellent transparency to the barrel.   5 1/8", 132 mm. 

Price: $260 with Free Shipping in the US

Cascade Gold Parker Sonnet
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Pen2041 - Pretty and apparently new Cascade Gold Parker Sonnet. The nib is gold plated steel and fine. Cartidge/converter. With box.  5 1/4", 134 mm. 

Price: $125 with free shipping in the US

Pelikan 400NN Tortoise
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SB468 - Medium tortoise Pelikan 400NN. The barrel has excellent transparency. There's a fine crack in the cap that requires a loupe to see.  I doubt it will affect function because of the metal cap band, but it's there.  Piston filler. Light wear. The nib is a fine with just a hint of flex.  5", 126 mm. 

Price: $180 with Free Shipping in the US

Sheaffer Dip-Tip Cadet
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PEN1673 - A Sheaffer Dip-Tip Cadet.  The barrel still has the price markings: "Cadet Fine $3.75".  The pencil is marked $3.00.  In mint condition, with box and instructions. Steel F1 Fine nib.  5 1/4", 133 mm.  

Price: $75 with free shipping in the US

Parker Duofold Junor Jade Set
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Pen1877 - This is a Parker Duofold Junior Streamlined set in jade plastic.  The pen has the typical brownish discoloration. The pencil shows what the jade green really looked like.  Fine nib. There's a little distortion to the hard rubber insert on the cap - not bad, but it's there.   4 1/2", 114 mm. 

Price: $125 with free shipping in the US

English Parker Duofold NS
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sb460 - This is a Parker Duofold NS that would be a great everyday pen. It has a smooth medium (on the fine side) nib. The nib has been bent and straightened back into place before it reached me.  It writes very well - I'm impressed. There's some brassing of the arrow tip and light wear to the barrel. Chocolate brown in color. 5 1/4", 133 mm. 

Price: $120 with free shipping in the US

Sheaffer Oversize Balance
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PEN1963 - Sheaffer Oversize Balance with white dot and an fine Lifetime nib (#4533635).  The nib is classically rigid. Lever filler. From the mid 1930s. Excellent condition, with a clear imprint. Has an embossed name: "W.E. Garrett".  5 1/2", 140 mm.  

Price: $175 with free shipping in the US

Parker Vacumatic - Blue Diamond
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Pen1819 - Well preserved black Vacumatic with average transparency.  Fine-XF Vacumatic nib.  There's a bit of wear on the imprint so that you can't read a date code. Fully restored. 5", 127 mm

Price: $120 with free shipping in the US

Canadian Waterman 503
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SB465 - Very pretty brown Canadian Waterman 503 with a soft but not flexible medium nib.  Lever filler. 5 1/16", 130 mm. Condition is excellent, with great imprint, unworn plastic, and no brassing.  

Price: $115 with Free Shipping in the US

Parker Duofold Streamlined Senior
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SB 455 - A late 1920s Duofold Senior streamlined in red and black marbled pattern. Button filler. There's some brassing of the clip. Great plastic, nice imprint. The nib is a fine (14 kt gold).   5 1/8", 132 mm. 

Price: $250 with 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

Stipula Model T- Flex Nib
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Pen1934 - Fascinating black and white Stipula Model T with a medium flexible titanium nib. It's a cartridge-converter filler and very suitable for every day use.  Lightly used (by me) but little to no evidence of wear.   With box.  5 7/8", 148 mm. 

Price: $200 with free shipping in the US

Parker Duofold Maxima
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SB 440 - An English Duofold Maxima in very good shape. There's a little brassing of the cap ring and the imprint is on the faint side, but it has a firm 14 Kt fine nib and an aerometric filler. A pretty pen on the larger side.  5 1/2", 142 mm. 

Price: $150 with free shipping in the US

Hoover Pen & Pencil set
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SB 439 - 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

Gold Striated Miller
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SB 447 - 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

Montblanc Generation - Burgundy
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SB379 -Pretty, new Montblanc Generation.  It might have been dipped, but otherwise the condition couldn't be better.  Box and papers. The medium 14 Kt nib has some softness but no line variation.  Cartridge-converter filler 5 1/2", 140 mm

Price: $250 inclusive of free shipping in the US PRICE REDUCED $200

 
Parker 75 - French
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SB 427 - This is a pretty black laque French Parker 75.  It's used, but in excellent condition with the box, papers, and some cartridges. Medium 14 Kt nib. Cartridge/converter filler.  5 1/8", 129 mm. 

Price: $115 with free shipping in the US Price Reduced: $100

Parker Streamlined Duofold Jr.
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Pen1729 - A pretty red and black marbled streamlined Duofold Junior.  It has a fine gold Duofold nib that's soft but not flexible.  Very good condition, with the only flaw being brassing of the lower cap band.  Good imprint.  Button filler. A very attractive pen.  4 3/4", 121 mm. 

Price: $135 with free shipping in the US

Parker Vacumatic - Blue Diamond
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Pen1690 - Well preserved black Vacumatic with excellent transparency.  Fine correct Vacumatic nib.  Fully restored. 5", 127 mm

Price: $130 with free shipping in the US

Sheaffer Oversize Balance
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PEN1966 - Sheaffer Oversize Balance with white dot and an XF Lifetime nib.  The nib is classically rigid. Lever filler. From the mid 1930s. Excellent condition, with a clear imprint. 5 1/2", 140 mm.  

Price: $200 with free shipping in the US

Sheaffer Oversize Balance
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PEN1962 - Sheaffer Oversize Balance with white dot and an XF Lifetime nib (#1199596).  The nib is classically rigid. Lever filler. From the mid 1930s. Excellent condition, with a clear imprint. 5 1/2", 140 mm.  

Price: $200 with free shipping in the US

Visconti Wall Street
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RG8 - A modern Visconti Wall Street.  This pen is the mid-sized version of the Wall Street, that uses a cartridge-converter instead of the Power Filler.  Fewer trips to Italy are in store for this pen, unless you're passing through Rome. Faceted barrel and cap.  Fine 14 Kt nib. In near new condition, with the box.  5 1/4", 133 mm. One of my favorite modern pens!  

Price: $400 with free shipping in the US PRICE REDUCED $325

Parker Sonnet Flighter Set
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rg5 - Modern Parker Sonnet set, FP and Ballpoint pen.  The Fountain pen has a steel nib and fine point. Cartridge converter. Like-new condition. French. Probably needs a new BP cartridge.   5 1/8", 134 mm.

Price: $125 with Free Shipping in the US  PRICE REDUCED $100

Montblanc 146 Silver Solitaire
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JLMB -A much fancier pen than I usually carry at my site.  This is a gorgeous Montblanc Silver Solitaire 146.  It's a piston filler.  Exellent condition - there are no flaws I can find. It's a big, beautiful pen!  The nib is an expectedly smooth 18 Kt Medium. Piston filler. 5 3/4", 145 mm

Price: $1200 inclusive of free shipping in the US

 
Nassau Green Parker 51 Set
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SB393 - The Nassau Green color in Parker 51s is quite uncommon and collectible.  This one is in great condition, and includes the fountain pen and working mechanical pencil. Fine nib on the pen. The box shows mild wear.  I've changed the diaphragm for the Vacumatic filler. The pencil uses 0.9 mm lead. Engraved name on both: "D.S. Renninger." As a footnote, this was found in the wild on the coast of Carolina. 5 3/8", 135 mm. 

Price: $650 with free shipping in the US Price Reduced $500

Aurora Ipsilon Deluxe
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New appearing Aurora Ipsilon Deluxe.  It comes with a 14 KT gold fine nib. Cartridge/Converter - you'll need to buy a coverter, as it currently doesn't have one. Parker converters may fit - it's iffy.   5 5/16", 136 mm.  List price is $275.

Price: $175 with free shipping in the US

Sheaffer Military Clips
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SOL 47 - A mid-sized Balance set from the 1940s, with the military clip that allowed it to fit under a pocket flap.  XF #3 Sheffer nib. Pen & Pencil work. New sac in the pen.   5 1/8", 130 mm

Price: $110 with Free Shipping in the US

Sheaffer Fashion - Gold Electroplate
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SOL 57 - This a pretty gold plated cartridge/converter filler.  Flat tops. I'm told it's a "Fashion",  but it's almost a trim version of the Targa. XF nib.  5 3/8", 135 mm.

Price: $75 with Free Shipping in the US

Sheaffer Lifetime Flattop
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SOL69 -This is a classic Sheaffer flattop with the white dot at the end of the cap and a huge Lifetime nib. It's a rigid fine.  A touch of brassing on the cap band and more on the ball of the clip. The plastic is in perfect shape, including a very clear imprint.  A very stylish black pen.   5 3/8", 134 mm

Price: $175 with Free Shipping in the US

Conklin Overlay Crescent Filler
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SOL42 - 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

Pelikan 400NN Green Stripe
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SB357 -green striped Pelikan 400NN with excellent transparency. 14 Kt Medium nib.  It's soft, but not much flex.  Piston filler.  Black cap and piston knob.  A friction fit nib, so it's an older, scarcer model.  One fin chipped on feed.  5 3/16", 130 mm.  Clip is much better than it looks in the photo.

Price: $180 with Free Shipping in the US

Sheaffer Lifetime Flattop
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SOL53 - This is a jade plastic Lifetime (white dot) flat-top.  The nib is a rigid fine.  There's a small crack at the base of the nib - probably not an issue for function.  The cap and barrel are a slight color mis-match (barrel more green).  There are some initials on the back of the cap.   4 1/2", 114 mm

Price: $75 with Free Shipping in the US

1945 Gray Pearl Vacumatic
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HK7 - This is a well preserved Blue Diamond standard sized Vacumatic.  It has a fine 14 Kt Parker Vacumatic nib.  Very good condition, with only minimal brassing of the nickel plated clip. Not much transparency. 5", 127 mm.

Price: $135 with free shipping in the US