Pens and Ephemera

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Vintage Pens: 4573 Sheaffer Lifetime Balance
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 4573: Sheaffer: Lifetime Balance
Do you want to try the greatness of a Sheaffer Lifetime Balance fountain pen but save a little cash? Check out this full-size (but not oversized) vintage pen. We restored it with a new ink sac. Its original 14k gold Lifetime nib writes a firm, extra-fine line quite smoothly. So, what's the catch? Right? Well, this lovely black and pearl celluloid pen has a few issue, as most of us do in our 80s and 90s, if we're lucky enough to make it that far. There's heavy brassing on the cap band. AND, there are cracks in the middle of the cap. They seem stable for now, but this pen won't take a lot of robust moving around in a bag or pocket. It should be great for daily writing at home or work, if it stays at the desk and doesn't get knocked about a whole bunch. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4574 Sheaffer Lifetime
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4574: Sheaffer: Lifetime
Sheaffer Lifetime flat tops are such nice daily writers. This pen isn't much more than that. Fully restored, it works well but it shows plenty of wear on the cap and barrel. There is brassing on the trim, and the clip is a little loose. It has an authentic Sheaffer section and nib assembly, but it isn't the correct one for this pen. Its 14k gold nib writes a medium line with a little feedback. A great daily writer. Click the headline for close-ups. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4557 Sheaffer Lifetime Desk Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 4557: Sheaffer: Lifetime Desk Pen
If you're all about that base but need a Sheaffer Lifetime Desk Pen to in it, we've got you covered. We just restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. No cracks, no brassing, minimal wear. It sports an ebonite feed and section, which has some chocolate hazing. Its 14k two-tone gold nib writes a nice extra-fine line with the light feedback one usually expects of an extra fine. 19.9cm.
Vintage Pens: 4546 Sheaffer Lifetime Desk Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4546: Sheaffer: Lifetime Desk Pen
Give your desk a little glamor with a Sheaffer Lifetime Desk Pen. Its jade green barrel is stunning and glossy, with barely any darkening. The pen is restored with a good ink sac. Its tail taper is a glossy black with minimal wear, just a couple tiny marks near the tip. You'll find the pen has a good gripping width, about the same as a Pelikan 600. It has the flat ink feed with little square vents and a 14k gold Lifetime nib. You'll write a firm, smooth extra-fine to fine line with just a touch of feedback. Its desk base appears to be onyx. There are small chips on the bottom corners that are very easy to miss. The trumpet appears to be black hard rubber, making the base older than the pen. Yet, the pen fits nicely. You can still tilt and swivel the trumpet. Unfortunately, it is missing its bottom felt. Pen measures 20.7cm.
Vintage Pens: 4512 Sheaffer Univer
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 4512: Sheaffer: Univer
Something's not quite right here. It looks like a senior flattop Sheaffer Lifetime, but.... It isn't, but it is. Sheaffer wanted to win at every market point for fountain pen and created "sub brands" such as Univer to sell their pens to a cheaper, second-tier pen-buying crowd. Click the headline for close-ups. Note the "Univer" on the same hump clip as a Sheaffer. Note also the style of the lever. ESPECIALLY note the perfection of the pearl and black celluloid! There are only hints of brown discoloration in a limited few locations. Fully restored with a fresh ink sac! Ironically, it is a smaller 14k gold than on a Sheaffer, but it is a more desirable semi-flex nib with a little feedback. One last cool point that you can see: Instead of a white dot on top of the cap, there is a black dot! Museum worthy. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4490 Sheaffer Valiant-ish
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4490: Sheaffer: Valiant-ish
We totally geeked out when we first saw this pen. We thought it was a first-year Sheaffer Valiant Snorkel. It is a 1st year Sheaffer Valiant Snorkel barrel half of the pen, but it is actually a lesser ranking cap on the pen! A marriage made in heaven, no doubt. We have restored this classic snorkel Frankenpen with a new ink sac, O-ring and point seal. The 14k gold snorkel tube is what makes the barrel half a first-year pen. Regardless of the marriage, the cap fits perfectly, and the 14k gold two-tone nib writes a beautifully smooth medium line. Click the headline for close-ups. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4261 Sheaffer Lifetime Flat Top
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: Stub
Price: $599.99
Vintage Pens: 4261: Sheaffer: Lifetime Flat Top
NEW OLD STOCK! Still stickered, we have a beautiful black hard rubber Sheaffer Lifetime from very beginning of Lifetime pens. Our pen was made before the famed white dot logo was applied to the pen. Click the headline and you will see this sports an amazing original factory STUB nib with the equally rare early imprint that reads "Sheaffer's / Lifetime / Pen" on 3 lines. No patent info. No serial number! Under the nib is the rare original spear-point inkfeed. No brassing. No cracks. No Wear. We restored it with a new ink sac. Made in 1920 or '21. A once in a Lifetime opportunity to own a museum-worthy piece of writing history. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4368 Sheaffer CBM
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 4368: Sheaffer: CBM
From the golf course to the diner, a small pencil can be invaluable. Our Sheaffer CBM is especially nice, as it is New Old Stock with its original price tag from the 1920s! Its pinstriped, gold-filled finish is nearly perfect. Its lead advance and retract mechanism is working perfectly with a twist of the ringtop. Pull out the ring top to reveal the hardened original eraser and the 1.1mm spare leads under it! You'll read the following on the price tag, "CBM 20 yr. G. St. L. $3.50." 9cm.
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