Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Sovereign

Vintage Pens: 2793 Sheaffer Sovereign
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $69.99
Do you know how to tell a first-year snorkel from any other? It comes with a 14k gold snorkel tube! This is one such Sheaffer Sovereign fountain pen. We restored this delightfully overcomplicated Rube Goldberg-esque vintage pen with a new ink sac, O-ring and point seal. We also wet sanded its pastel blue barrel, which removed most traces of wear. The cap, however, has lots of light, shallow surface scratches. Click the headline to see. It is nice, in that it is a rarer cap style for the snorkel line. The two-tone 14k gold nib writes a really nice, almost wet, extra-fine line! Those not familiar with extra-fine nibs might think it has feedback, but it really doesn't for those in the know. 14.1cm capped.