Clearance items are For Sale and Tim’s Bargains pens that need to move to new owners quickly, so have been given prices to help that happen. Clearance items are not eligible for or contribute to Tim’s Bargains discounts. The normal warranties and shipping policies apply to Clearance items.

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Cross Century Ballpoints


There have been two classic (not Classic) American higher quality ballpoint pens: the Cross Century and the Parker Jotter. Since the 1960s,the Cross pens have been tightly identified with executives and their office work. My late father-in-law used Cross exclusively since they succeeded his Parker 51 fountain pens.
These two pens are typical: 10K gold-filled bodies and caps, black plastic crown, easily installed refills. One pen has a medium, the other fine, both are blue.

Price: $20

Faber-Castell 990 Technical Pens


For the technical writers, this is a pair of Faber-Castell 990 technical pens from the 1970s-1980s. They’re well worn, although cleaned up inside and out. Both stylographic point units were flushed, disassembled, and cleared. The pens write well. These pens DO NOT HAVE HIGGINS INK OR CARTRIDGES, which will need to be provided by the purchaser. The listing is for both pens.

Price: $25


As happens here at Timsvintagepens, modern pens sometimes arrive hidden under the vintage, so they get offered as well! Jinhaos are often wonderful pens, say what one will about the cost of their labor. This is no exception: very solidly constructed, beautiful appearance, outstanding writers. This handsome pen is substantial: almost 14cm (5.5″) long and 1.4cm (.53″) wide just below the cap ring, but very well balanced. It’s in ivory acrylic, with gold streaks in the ivory, set off by gold-plated trim. The crown and tassie are black, separated by brass rings. The cap ring is quite wide, with JINHAO engraved in the center section. The clip is strong, flat gold plate with what is believed to be the Jinhao logo engraved. The nib is quite large, marked Jinhao 18k GP, and it writes wonderfully, a full medium that is pleasingly firm. It comes with its original converter. Has been used, very lightly.

Price: $25

Monteverde Artista Ballpoint


Modern ballpoint pens are not normally found on this site, but this pink Monteverde Artista Crystal is too nice to just let go. They were produced from 2013-approximately 2016 and are no longer available.
It’s a full-bodied ballpoint pen in pink clear acrylic, new and unused. It comes in its original Monteverde box, with refill installed, and under the box cover are seven additional refills in blue and black.
Enjoy it!

Price: $30

NoName French


Both pens are assuredly pre-WWII from their styling, from the faux basketweave/striped celluloid, from the fact that they are lever-filled. They are typical size for French pens I’ve seen, exactly 12cm long capped and .5cm across just below the cap edge, a nice size for the hand. The wrapped sheet celluloid is in surprisingly nice condition in both pens, with an all-black bottom and a stepped chrome or nickel crown. The black/white pen has an additional black point on its crown and a second cap ring; its clip has a long graceful curve with a diamond-shaped base. The gold/black pen has a single cap ring and a straight clip with a rounded hump. The trim is all in chrome, and in good condition. The nibs on both are standard French warranted steel. The green/black pen’s nib is untipped but the tip is folded into an indented pattern, and writes a wonderful, wet and full fine/medium. It shows some corrosion that was superficially removed by a prior owner. This is a sweet pen for all-purpose use except fast writing that needs quick drying. The black/white pen’s nib is also untipped, with a more traditional blade point, and it writes well underhand, is probably not recommended for an overhand writer.
Nice pens, not fragile! The green/black pen is $45 alone; the black/white pen is $50. Both are available for $75.
Green/black has sold.


Price: $50

Parker 19 and Eversharp 10,000


Why are these Parker 19s listed with Eversharp 10,000s? Because, with some trim differences they are the same pens. Parker and Eversharp were combined operations during the early 1960s, and the 10,000′ design was brought into the twin Parker 19 and Eversharp Big E. All of these were Parker’s first plastic caps in many years, and the entire pen was made of extruded polystyrene plastic, all cartridge fillers. There are three or four different designs presented here, including the 19, Big E, 10,000, and two different Argentinian models for which model designations are not known.
Click in to see the individual pen details. Please note that these will be restored when purchased, and are priced individually.

Price: $38

Parker 45


These Parker 45s are all very similar, but with individual differences. Almost all, except one, have some of the typical shrinkage in the gripping section plastic. There are 4 different nibs: most are fine, but there is one XF, one B, and one M. All come with installed Parker aerometric fillers. They have been fully restored, polished, and tested. Click the title to see the details!
Note: additional Parker 45s, without shrinkage or other issues, are found in Tim’s Bargains.

Price: $32

Parker 51 Liquid Lead Pencil


This Liquid Lead pencil is one of the higher level models, most likely sold as part of a set with a 51 MKII fountain pen. It is in Midnight Blue, with a gold-filled 1/10 cap, and is in nearly perfect condition. I suspect it received very light use, for it looks new. The “LL” imprint is fresh and deep. This pencil does not write: if stored point-down it will write for an inch or so, and perhaps can be brought back to life, but this is intended to join a Parker collection.

Price: $40

Parker 51 Pencil


Parker 51 pencils were offered individually and with pens in sets, so they were made to match the pens. This pencil is from 1947-48, and can be be so identified because of its so-called “transitional” clip, the basic blue diamond that had been stripped of its blue filling. This was used after the court decree eliminated Parker’s Blue Diamond guarantee, until stock was used up. The cap is also a gold-filled “9-lines” model with the insignia blank and decorative chevron ring. It is in Nassau green, but a darker tone than is usually seen in the same color fountain pens. The pencil is in very nice condition, with no disfiguring marks, and works well. The gold cap and lead guide holder are quite elegant. Purchase with a For Sale page pen and take a 10% discount. Click the title to see more details.

Price: $55 $40

Sheaffer School pens

This listing exemplifies Clearance: they’re fountain pens, they write pretty well, they deserve new careers, but pricing at the For Sale, or even the Bargain, level can’t be justified.
These are two Sheaffer school pens, model unknown. The barrels are clear plastic, the gripping section black plastic. The caps are well worn chromed metal. The nibs on both are Sheaffer 304, and both write a wet enough fine line. These need Sheaffer cartridges; an empty cartridge will be included with each.
Each pen is $15 alone; get both for $25.

Price: $15

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