On Christmas I was talking to my mom and I mentioned how I used a fountain pen (Lamy) to write the note on their Christmas card. I also mentioned how I was interested in obtaining a vintage pen from the 30s or 40s. She said she had something for me and to keep an eye on the mail.
This showed up today...my grandfather's Sheaffer fountain pen and matching pencil I was already lucky enough to get his razor and brush...now this.
My question is this:
I know nothing about old pens and I'm not sure where to even begin. I noticed the cap doesn't screw down all the way and I think it's because of some tape wrapped around the threads to "fix" a small crack on the threads on the pen (sounds like something he would do).
Can anyone recommend a place I could send the pen that could restore/refurbish the pen? I'm looking specifically a fix for the crack, as well as a good once over to make sure it works properly. A shine would be nice as well. I came across Main Street Pens and it looks like they offer what I'm looking for. Has anyone had any dealings with them?