These are most of the pens in my collection that were made in the USA or Canada. Except where noted, pens are my restorations. Although some of my sales pens come from my collection, pens listed here are not for sale.
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Brown marbled celluloid, lever filler, 1950’s. Almost always home desk pen.
Mark I Vacumatic, India black, 10k gold-filled blue diamond cap with vertical chasing, B nib. dated 1948.
Mark I Vacumatic, cordovan brown, Lustraloy blue diamond cap, Canada-made, 1947. This was my late father-in-law’s daily writer through the 1950’s, and my first 51 restoration.
Cisele, sterling silver. Medium nib. 1970 series, with dished cap. Unrestored, to my knowledge.
2d Generation Major, in windowed black, dated 1939.
Oversize, green/brown mottled celluloid, white dot, humped clip, Lifetime nib. Lever filler. 1936
Sheaffer Lifetime “Flattop”
Jade “Radite”, from 1925-7. This is one of one of the very first celluloid pens and a major step in the evolution of fountains pens. This Lifetime, model J8C, is almost perfect, a rare specimen. It has not been restored and will not be used. The matching pencil is possibly in mint condition.
Black Radite, white dot, Triumph nib, lever filler. 1949
Sheaffer Balance Valiant
Wartime, marine green striated, Lifetime nib, 1000 price code, lever filler, early 1940’s
Full-size vac-fill, carmine celluloid, Triumph nib, 1250 price code, 1945-6. Restored by Ron Zorn.
Black celluloid with gold filled cap, open Waterman nib (hence the confusion as to whether it’s a Crusader or an open-nibbed Taperite Crusader; historians disagree on this important subject), lever filler. 1945-9. Restored by Ron Zorn.
Wearever Deluxe 100
Grey, black striated celluloid. Lever filler. Original nib. 1935-42.