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You’ll find that most of our Vintage pens are Near Mint to Mint. This is not a coincidence – we try to find and sell the best vintage pens we can find. The following is our key to condition, and the abbreviations we use.

M Mint No signs at all of use
NM Near Mint Slightest signs of use
EX Excellent Imprints good, writes well, looks great
ExF Extra Fine One of the following: some brassing, some darkening, or some wear.
Fn Fine Used, parts show wear
G Good Well used, imprints may be almost gone, plating wear
F Fair A parts pen


LF - Lever Filler HR - Hard Rubber              PF - Plunger Filler (ie. Sheaffer

BCHR - Black Chased Hard Rubber            PIF - Piston Filler (ie. Montblanc

RBHR - Red & Black Hard Rubber              PK - Push Knob Filler (Montblanc

CF - Cartridge Filler                                   GPT - Gold Plated Trim 

ED - Eyedropper Filler                               GFT - Gold Filled Trim 

CPT - Chrome Plated Trim                         BF - Button Filler (ie. Parker Duofold

NPT - Nickel Plated Trim                           CRF - Crescent Filler (ie. Conklin)

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