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Pelikan


Pelikan has been making wonderful piston-filled pens since 1929. The company had its roots in the 1870s, when it began as a maker of inks. The pens are often similar in appearance, and I'll confess I find it difficult to determine one model from another. The best aspect to a Pelikan is not its looks, but how the pens write. They are among the best, and very reliable.

27 NOV 2014
Pelikan 800
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This is a standard Pelikan 800 in blue stripes.  It looks new. Broad 18 Kt nib. The 800 is a big, but not huge, pen.  Complete with box, outer box, and papers.   5 1/2", 140 mm. 

Price: $400 with free shipping in the US

Pelikan 400NN Green Stripe
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SB325 -green striped Pelikan 400NN with excellent transparency. 14 Kt Medium nib.  It's soft, but not much flex.  Piston filler.  Black cap and piston knob.   5 3/16", 130 mm. 

Price: $180 with Free Shipping in the US

Pelikan 1000 Green Stripe
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In excellent but used condition, this Pelikan 1000 has a medium 18 Ct nib.  Piston filler.  Good transparency. My bias is that the Pelikan 800 is probably the best made, most practical pen, on the market. The 1000 is similar, but bigger - for larger hands.  5 3/4", 145 mm.

Price: $600 with Free Shipping in the US

Pelikan 400NN Green Stripe
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SB306 -green striped Pelikan 400NN with good transparency. 14 Kt Fine nib with a mild degree of flex.  Piston filler.  Black cap and piston knob.   5 3/16", 130 mm. 

Price: $200 with Free Shipping in the US

Pelikan 400NN Tortoise
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SB302 - Tortoise Pelikan 400NN with excellent transparency. 14 Kt fine nib with moderate flex.  Piston filler.  Dark brown cap and piston knob.  5 3/16", 130 mm. 

Price: $235 with Free Shipping in the US

Pelikan 400NN Tortoise
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SB303 - Tortoise Pelikan 400NN with excellent transparency. 14 Kt broad nib. There are engravings on the cap, "Hannelore Schroder" (cursive) and "Elwerath"  (block) Piston filler.   5 3/16", 130 mm. 

Price: $215 with Free Shipping in the US

Pelikan 400NN Tortoise
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In very good condition, with only a couple of very minor scratches on the brown cap and very minor brassing to the side of the clip, this Pelikan 400NN has fantastic transparency.  Medium 14 Kt interchangeable nib. Piston filler. Comes with cool plastic Pelikan box.   5 3/16", 132 mm. 

Price: $275 with Free Shipping in the US

Pelikan 500 Tortoise
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SB320 - Tortoise Pelikan 500 with average transparency. 14 Kt Medium nib with a nice degree of flex.  Piston filler.  Rolled gold cap and piston knob. The cap is engraved "Gunter Wagner Pelikan Double L".  The Barrel is engraved "Gunter Wagner Pelikan 400 Germany".  Piston filler.  4 15/16", 125 mm. 

Price: $350 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Pelikan 400NN Tortoise - Medium Flex Nib
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SB305 - tortoise Pelikan 400NN with perfect transparency. 14 Kt Medium nib with nice flex.  Piston filler.  Dark brown cap and piston knob.   5 3/16", 130 mm. 

Price: $225 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Pelikan 400NN Tortoise - OM Nib
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SB301 - tortoise Pelikan 400NN with perfect transparency. 14 Kt Oblique-Medium (OM) nib with nice flex.  Piston filler.  Dark brown cap and piston knob.   5 3/16", 130 mm. 

Price: $250 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Pelikan 500NN - BBB Nib
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This is a gorgeous Pelikan 500NN with no dings and only mild surface wear.  Pretty tortoise barrel. The nib is a fantastic 14 Kt BBB that should be super for signatures.  Piston filler.  5 1/8", 131 mm. 

Price: $375 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Pelikan 500NN - Medium Flex
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This is a beautiful Pelikan 500NN. The plastic is great, with excellent transparency.  Pretty tortoise barrel. The nib is a fun medium flex 14 Kt that's a kick to use. The cap has one ding (not large), and it looks like someone buffed out an engraving. They did it well - you need to pay real attention to see it. Piston filler.  5 1/8", 131 mm. 

Price: $350 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Pelikan 400NN
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Nice black Pelikan 400NN with a dark green translucent barrel that has wonderful transparency. 14 Kt fine flex nib. Piston filler.   Some brassing of clip tip.  5 3/16", 130 mm.

Price: $180 with Free Shipping in the US  SOLD

Pelikan M200
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Very lightly used, this is an entry level Pelikan.  The nib is broad, plated steel, and interchangeable. Piston filler. Transparent ink-view window.    5", 126 mm. 

Price: $90 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Pelikan 400NN
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Green striped Pelikan 400NN with wonderful transparency. 14 Kt fine nib Piston filler.     5 3/16", 130 mm. 

Price: $180 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Pelikan 400
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Green striped Pelikan 400 with excellent transparency. 14 Kt medium nib Piston filler. Neat green Pelikan symbol on the cap.    5 3/16", 130 mm. 

Price: $180 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Pelikan 100N - Flexible Nib
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This a great older Pelikan with a *very* flexible XF 14 Kt nib.  The dome to the cap is hard rubber and its embossed letters are quite faint. Green marbled barrel, piston filler, old style feed.   4 5/8", 117 mm.

Price: $175 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Pelikan 400 - Gunther Wagner - KF Nib
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An early 1950s Pelikan 400 in very nice shape.  The barrel is engraved "Gunther Wagner Pelikan".  It has an interchangeable KF nib, which is basically a rounded fine.  The turning knob says "BB", but the nib is what it is. Piston filler.  5", 125 mm.

Price: $185 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Pelikan 205 Demonstrator
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This is a pretty clear Pelikan 205.  Fine steel nib.  Accents are rhodium plated. It's been used, but the wear is fairly mild.   4 7/8", 125 mm.

Price: $120 with Free Shipping in the US

Pelikan 805 Blue Stripe
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In like-new condition, this Pelikan 805 has an extra fine 18 Ct nib.  Comes with the box but not papers.  The 805 has pretty rhodium accents instead of gold.  5 1/2", 140 mm.

Price: $330 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Pelikan 400 Tortoiseshell
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 This a pretty Pelikan 400 with a dark brown cap and tortoiseshell barrel. The medium is a 14 Kt medium with flex on moderate pressure. This has the early feed, so I believe it's the version of the 400 from 1954-1956. 4 7/8", 125 mm.

Price:$275 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD