Just the camera angle but they were in good shape, and I was able to fix the bent nib pretty easily, so I just need to resac them and replace one of the sections.
Speaking of semi-sumgais, my wife and I are visiting San Diego to see our daughter (always a good excuse for Comic-Con ) and we took the trolley out to visit the antiques shops in La Mesa, as we usually do, and the other day I felt very lucky to score three pens I couldn't resist at the prices they went for:
The three pens were a Montblanc 22 from the 1960s, a Parker 21, and an Esterbrook SJ, and they went for $48, $20, and $20, respectively. They were in like-new condition, except for the SJ which had a bent nib which I should be able to replace easily. The MB had a tag saying that the seller wasn't sure if it was working, but a simple check of the piston showed that it was. I inked it up at home and it had a springy F nib. The 21 was a smooth M/B.
I thought of reselling them but my wife immediately laid claim to the MB, which I was happy to oblige, and I'll probably just keep the the others for show and tell