Pens and Ephemera

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Vintage Pens: 4081 Sheaffer Lady Skripsert
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 4081: Sheaffer: Lady Skripsert
Golden waves lap the silvery shores of our Sheaffer Lady Skripsert fountain pen. Its vibrant red section looks like the snorkel color vermillion, and it still has its original "chalk" mark for nib and pricing. We think this pen is new old stock. We couldn't polish out a blue spot, though, on the barrel just beyond the chalk mark. Click the headline for a close up. It has a fine palladium-silver nib that is firm and has a hint of feedback. No dents or other blemishes. It is a great display piece. You can write with it, too, but it takes a slender Sheaffer cartridge that is no longer in production. If you can find one of these formerly disposable cartridges, you can refill it with a syringe and write all day with it. 13.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4080 Sheaffer Ballpoint
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $29.99
Vintage Pens: 4080: Sheaffer: Ballpoint
It is always fun to look at the earliest ballpoint pens and see what penmakers were trying to figure out about the new writing instruments. We don't know what model this Sheaffer ballpoint was. It is gold plated or filled and dent-free. No real scratches, either. Clearly the pen is a clicker, BUT it also came with a cap! Click the headline to see the ballpoint refill still in the pen. This is nothing like a modern refill for Sheaffer, and we aren't certain how you'd make this pen work, again. The tail end of the refill is cracked, though it isn't visible in the photo. (We cleaned up a real, dried-out mess inside the pen.) The refill won't lock into a clicked down position. More of a beautiful conversation piece, at this point. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4079 Sheaffer Nostalgia Vermeil
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $349.99
Vintage Pens: 4079: Sheaffer: Nostalgia Vermeil
Sterling silver coated in gold has to be one of the most luxurious pens Sheaffer made in the 1970s. Our Sheaffer Nostalgia features the rare floral print pattern in the vermeil finish. Click the headline for close-ups of the glittering finish that is free of any dents or scratches. Best of all, you will write a soft, buttery smooth, wet medium line with the two-tone 18k gold nib! Included with the vintage pen is its original squeeze-bar converter that still works. Yet, even when it gives up the ghost, you can still use modern Sheaffer converters and cartridges. Modeled after the company's pens of the 1920s. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4076 Sheaffer Balance
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 4076: Sheaffer: Balance
An oversized Sheaffer Balance is a must for most vintage pen collectors. We restored this classic pen with a new ink sac, and we are happy to note just how clear green the ink viewing window is. (Normally, this discolor to an amber.) The white dot on the cap became Sheaffer's logo, but at the time it designated the pen came with a lifetime warranty, for the life of the original owner. The cap and barrel look great. Minimal wear and no cracks. The only real flaw is moderate brassing on the cap ring and clip. You will write a very nice, firm extra fine line with the 14k gold nib that features only a hint of feedback. 14.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4075 Sheaffer Lifetime Telephone Dialer
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 4075: Sheaffer: Lifetime Telephone Dialer
Way back in the 20th century we had curious inventions known as telephones. They were simple electrical devices that allowed people to talk to each other over long distances. No texting. No videos. No camera. Just talking. To place a call, as it was known, you'd have to spin a ring to connect to a different phone's number. Sheaffer Lifetime Telephone Dialer pens included a special tail to help people spin the ring and dial a number. Definitely on the rarer side of Sheaffer collection, these pens are a real treat. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. The jade green celluloid has only a few spots of discoloring and looks amazingly sharp. Click the headline for a close up. 14k gold nib writes a delightfully smooth, wet fine line. There is a little wobble in the nib between the left shoulder and section. Its matching pencil still works! Takes 1.1mm lead. 14.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4074 Sheaffer Triumph Masterpiece
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $799.99
Vintage Pens: 4074: Sheaffer: Triumph Masterpiece
For any serious Sheaffer collector, this is a grail pen. The Sheaffer Triumph Masterpiece is made of 14k gold and very rare, only made between 1942 and 1945. These introduced the world to the conical nib that would become standard on later Sheaffer pens. We restored ours with a fresh ink sac, and the rest of the pen looks very good. No cracks. No engravings. Yet, as soft as gold is, the top of the cap is a tiny bit flattened, and there's a small dimple to the left of the pocket clip. There are two short single line impressions above and to the left of the clip. The tail area has a couple small dents around where the cap might have posted. Its two-tone 14k gold nib writes a very firm extra-fine line with a little feedback. A once in a lifetime find. 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4073 Sheaffer Balance Abalone
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 4073: Sheaffer: Balance Abalone
Glittering abalone shell sets inlaid into the ebonite cap and barrel of our oversized Sheaffer Balance Lifetime. As much a piece of jewelry as it is a functional daily writer, and we are happily surprised that the abalone isn't heavily discolored. Unfortunately, the cap and barrel have some deep scratches and obvious wear. No cracks and fully restored with a new ink sac. You will find brassing on the pocket clip and cap band. Its two-tone 14k gold nib writes a firm, extra-fine line with a little feedback. Click the headline for close-ups. 13.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4071 Sheaffer Balance
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $69.99
Vintage Pens: 4071: Sheaffer: Balance
How can something so wrong be so right?! One dip of this Sheaffer Lifetime Balance nib in ink and you might think it is the most amazing extra-fine nib with which you've ever written. This nib is very similar to the nib that got us hooked to begin with. Yet, the pen as a few issues. There's hairline crack in the nib sprouting from under the section. The cap and barrel have a little discoloration. Plus, there is an odd texture to the celluloid, as if it has micro pitting and isn't smooth. There's brassing on the cap band and clip. We restored it with a new ink sac, and it is in good working order. No cracks. And, man oh man that nib writes amazingly well. Click the headline for close-ups. 14.4cm capped.
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