From time to time, I’ll write an article about a pen-related topic of particular interest to me. A selection of these writings can be found here.
I offer a variety of restoration services for writing instruments, with a focus on the reversal of dents in Parker “51” fountain pen caps.
Though I don’t consider myself a dealer, I do sell a few items occasionally. Take a look in my shop and see if there’s something you like.
I did not know a pen could look better than mint. Daniel provided expert advice to a new collector to replate the ball on the clip of a Waterman 12PSF in an unnoticeable fashion. Furthermore, he polished the rest of the nib so that it looks like it just came from the factory. Finally, and most surprisingly, he burnished the hard rubber and restored the color to the pen. But he did not just do that, it literally shines and gleams in a manner I thought was not possible. Even on the top of the cap the finish is such that my content, smiling teeth can be seen in reflection. Many thanks, Daniel; I am simply astounded and very grateful….You have brought the vintage pen quest to new levels of possibility with your outstanding work.
The pens arrived today, and they are stupendous! No one does it like you do, and that’s a skill I appreciate. You are the only person I know who can truly make a purse out of a sow’s ear…your plating is nothing short of miraculous – truly beautiful, and I thank you sincerely.