Sheaffer
Pens and Ephemera

William A. Sheaffer founded the Sheaffer Pen Company in 1912. His invention of the lever-filling fountain pen that year revolutionized how fountain pens were filled, and by the 1920s Sheaffer became one of the world's most dominant pen companies. Always innovating filling systems, Sheaffer also created a Vacuum-Fil pen, pneumatic TouchDown filler and pneumatic Snorkel filler that made for the first truly mess-free bottled-ink filling system. Started in Fort Madison, Iowa, the Sheaffer Pen Company today is owned by India's William Penn Company.
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Pencil: 5994 Sheaffer Valiant
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
Pencil: 5994: Sheaffer: Valiant
Kick it poolside or in the park this summer doing your sudokus or crosswords with a new old stock Sheaffer Valiant pencil from the 1950s. It even still has its metal tag. It looks gorgeous, except for a touch of shop wear. Under the tail cap is a blue eraser and a spare lead. Twist the tail cap to advance and retract its .9mm lead. 12.8cm.
Vintage Pens: 6041 Sheaffer Imperial
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $99.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 6041: Sheaffer: Imperial
Our photo might not capture the full brilliance of the blue and gold of this Sheaffer Imperial TouchDown. Then again, we're suckers for blue pens. Anyhow, we restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac and O-ring. Although this pen has a little wear from use, there are no cracks, deep scratches, dents or brassing. The white dot is discolored, and that is about the worst of it. Click the headline for close-ups. You will write a firm, extra-fine line with a little feedback using its inlaid 14k gold nib. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 6040 Sheaffer TouchDown Gregg
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 6040: Sheaffer: TouchDown Gregg
Know why this pen looks so beat up? Click the headline for a close-up and clue. This was the hard working, everyday-reliable pen of a secretary or journalist. How do we know? See that funny mark that looks like a Japanese symbol on the section? This pen was custom made for devotees of the Gregg Shorthand writing method. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac and O-ring. The TouchDown filler is fun and easy to use. If you're Sheaffer TouchDown or vintage pen curious, you can't beat the price on this pen. You will write an extra-fine line with its two-tone 14k gold nib. It has a little feedback, but it feels good and responsive to the paper beneath the tip of the pen. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 6038 Sheaffer Canadian TouchDown
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 6038: Sheaffer: Canadian TouchDown
Sheaffer USA only made these chocolate-brown Sheaffer TouchDown-filling fountain pens with wide barrels in 1949. For now, we are going to assume the same of Sheaffer Canada, where this lovely vintage pen was made. We were surprised to find that this pen had been restored shortly before we got it. The sac is still very pliable, and the O-ring seal is strong and well lubricated. You will write an extra-fine line with its two-tone 14k gold nib. If you can write without pressure, there is almost no feedback. Standard writing pressure nets a little feedback. Click the headline for photos. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 6036 Sheaffer Valiant
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $99.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 6036: Sheaffer: Valiant
Sheaffer continued innovating a brilliant filling system in the late 1940s called the TouchDown filler. This Sheaffer Valiant from around 1950 features that filler. It was the precursor to the Snorkel and a fairly easy system. We restored this one with a new ink sac and O-ring. Our vintage pen was clearly somebody's favorite daily user. It has the wear to prove it, but there are no cracks, deep scratches or brassing. There is a little chip missing on the back of the cap, just above the cap band. You'll write an extra-fine line with its two-tone 14k gold nib. We might even say it is an extra-extra-fine nib. Click the headline for close-ups. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5993 Sheaffer Admiral
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $175.00
Vintage Pens: 5993: Sheaffer: Admiral
New Old Stock Sheaffer Snorkel fountain pens are a rare treat. This Sheaffer Admiral is actually our favorite kind of snorkel. We prefer the open 14k gold nibs as smoother, more responsive nibs than the firmer conical Triumph nibs. We replaced the pen's O-ring, but the point seal and sac performed as good as new with water. There might be a little shop wear on this pen, but there are no significant blemishes. Click the headline for close-ups. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 6028 Sheaffer Imperial II
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 6028: Sheaffer: Imperial II
Our parade of Sheaffer Imperial II fountain pens continues with this vintage pen. Click the headline for close-ups. It is a nice grey model, but you can see a scar on its section. You'll also see the top of its nib tipping area is a bit chewed up. You will find the nib writes a smooth medium line at a low angle of attack. However, the more vertically you hold the pen, the finer and scratchier the nib gets. We restored the pen with a new ink sac and O-ring. 13.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5239 Sheaffer Cadet
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 5239: Sheaffer: Cadet
Who says teens shouldn't have a good pen for school? The Sheaffer Cadet was aimed at the beginners fountain pen market. With a great TouchDown filler, this is a more sophisticated way to ink up a basic pen. We replaced the ink sac and O-ring. You will write a very smooth fine line with its steel F1 nib. Overall, the pen looks pretty good. There is a little wear. Worst of all is some chrome plating missing from the cap band. Click the headline for close-ups. 13.3cm capped.
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