Edited by markiv on November 27, 2017, 11:54 pm
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First up the original art deco pen - the Wahl Eversharp Doric with #10 adjustable nib with medium tip. Also included is a matching pencil. Very nice condition and ready to write.
US$489 shipped within US, elsewhere at cost
A bunch of OSMIA pens Send me your best offer for the lot of 3
Osmia Progress 776 in black celluloid with hard rubber ends. This one is the nicest of the lot especially due to the large #6 nib with wonderful flex going from EF to BBB. It was hard to capture the Parker shadow-wave type ink window on this pen which makes it quite interesting - somehow reminds me of Batman. Another interesting bit is its vacumatic filling mechanism. It works quite well and has a surprisingly large ink capacity which nicely services the ink hungry flex nib. There are no cracks or breaks excepts for the usual wear seen in pictures.
US$179 shipped in US, elsewhere at cost
This one is a MB146 fighter - OSMIA Faber Castell 446. Very classy and understated design apt for any formal occasion. It is piston filled done in glossy black celluloid with striped amber ink window. It is adorned with a duo-tone large #6 nib with a rare ML width denomination. I am not certain but it may indicates a Medium Lettering nib which is similar to smooth italic (see writing sample). The nib writes quite well but based on its appearance it must have gone under the knife for some straightening.
US$126 shipped in US, elsewhere at cost
This one is a very interesting variant of Osmia - a Voluma. This was meant for export primarily for the Dutch market. The red marbled celluloid has faded showing its age but is still quite beautiful with ornate clip and cluster of 4 cap rings. It has the original #4 14k nib which writes a stubbish medium line. Refer to the ad from 1934 touting its 20K word capacity. Originally it was supposed to be a vacumatic filler but must have been modified to receive Parker's vac filler assembly. Yet another cosmetic blemish is ink window repair shown in picture. It does not leaks but is quite visible. I had gotten this pen as a project but never got around it -so please consider the same.
US$88 shipped in US, elsewhere at cost
Here is a near mint Swan Safety #1 pen in crisp black hard rubber. I am not sure if the accommodation clip is original but goes well with the pen; couldn't spot any hallmarks and have not removed it to check under it. This pen must be quite uncommon as one does not see many retractable Mabie Todd pens. Its mint condition is Well complimented by 14k flexible nib that goes from F to BBB (see writing sample). I have not used it extensively but the seals seemed to hold okay. This will be a treat for Swan collectors.
$139 shipped in US, elsewhere at cost
Closing the ad with yet another iconic pen which perhaps was inspired by the Doric
Medium sized Omas Extra Lucens in black celluloid with spiral ink window. Its design and plunger filling mechanism are easy conversation starters for novice and experienced collectors alike. Given the hype around Omas these days, this one with its forgiving flex nib is not intimidating and perfect for every day carry. This one is the hardest to let go as it was one of my first "how much did you spend on that pen???" pen.
US$429 shipped within US, elsewhere at cost