Hi, A friend of mine from 1/2 way around the country ( USA ) sends me FP pens from time to time to "play with" hoping I'll buy one or more.......Well, recently he sent me 5 Vintage FP's, all in Mint condition, dating from the 30's to the 50's. So far I selected 1of 2. The 1st one is a English ( European), National Security Snakeskin LF. In mint condition and is asking , what he paid for it $176.00. It's celluloid, with a Parker Clip.14kt BB, Stub. Good Flex. Don't know if this is mam good price or not???? But I want it. The barrel reads;Highest Grade English MFR. Made in England. Don't know the year of it yet. But it is a superb writer.........Pictures to follow.
The 2nd pen and the one I truly want is a; Mabie Todd & Co. Swan Visofil VT340/76, green and silver, 14kt No. 3 Nib. ca; 1937, Again in mint condition. this pen is similar to a Vacumatic.And operates without a Blind Cap.Celluid.5/16"
long Gold filled trim. Visofil Fill FP's are very uncommon due likely to the repairability? $284.00. Pic to follow.
All in all, I want them both and he is willing to let me make payments finishing? Wev are very good friends and have done this before over a Yard-o-Led and a Special 1994 Visconti. He is such a nice person to me!!!!