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Pen #2410            Fantasy Sheaffer Connaisseur             SOLD


Overall Grade:  new
Metal: excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  replated lever Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point: NOS fine 18K  Broad available for an additional $35
Imprint:   Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:   Sheaffer built their Connaisseur pens starting with the same parts as the ubiquitous  No Nonsense.  Richard Binder has an excellent article   on the Connaisseur which is well worth reading, which shows an exploded view of a Connaisseur pen.   The first of the fantasy Connaisseurs that I made was in orange, the a red marbled pen made with a Vintage NN pen cap and barrel, which was made with gold plated trim.  

 Made starting with a NOS Vintage NN pen,  it is in all respects identical to the original Connaisseur  as it is made with original Sheaffer parts - including the white dot and the plug in the barrel.  The buttons on this pen were made for the Levenger Seas pens.  Outside of my personal pen,   there will be just one other made with the clear blue buttons.  Anything that follows will be made with solid color buttons.  I expect that there will be a limited number of marbled Fantasy Connaisseurs made in the marbled Vintage colors. Every one is unique because the marbling is different on every pen.   Every pen machined one at a time to take the Connaisseur parts and carefully assembled.   The nib on this pen is a fine 18K Connaiseur nib.  A broad nib is available for an additional $35.  A NOS squeeze type converter (the only ones that fit in the original Connaisseurs) is included.  

Pen #2411        Mandarin Sheaffer Sentinel snorkel     SOLD

Overall Grade: Excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent  Flaws: none Filler:  snorkel
Point:  fine two tone
 
Imprint:    excellent Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS: One of the less common Sheaffer snorkel colors, the Mandarin snorkels are gorgeous pens.  The cap is dent free, the nib a very smooth  fine.  No flaws to be found - note even the obligitory ding in the top of the cap.   Fully restored with a synthetic sac installed.

Pen #2356           Sheaffer Imperial Brass Targa     $227
and cartridge case

Overall Grade: Excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  lacquered brass
Nib condition:  near mint  Flaws: none Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point:  Chalk marked medium
 
Imprint:     Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  Sheaffer  1020 Imperial Brass Targa introduced in 1986.   The pens have a coating (I suspect lacquer) to prevent tarnishing.   It's in excellent condition with no damage or wear visible.  New chalk marked nib unit with a new converter.  The cartridge case was purchased separately and shows some wear on the edges, and has the original cartridges in it.

Pen #2403          Sheaffer Desk Pen      MINT Stickered      $127


Overall Grade:  MINT
Metal: perfect Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none. Filler:  lever
Point:  extra fine #5
             Feather touch
Imprint:   Crisp Size:  
COMMENTS:  This desk pen is  a real gem.  Absolutely mint - no color came out of the nib when I flushed the pen.   The pen has one of Sheaffer's locking trumpets - turn the top of the socket or trumpet to the right and it locks the pen into the desk base and seals it against drying out.  Turn to the left, and it releases.  The sticker is still on the pen, and the socket does indeed lock the pen in place.  No brassing, no damage, the imprint crisp and mint.  I have taken the liberty of replacing the sac so the pen can be used should you wish to.   Nice pen.

Pen #2409           WASP  Addipoint            $117


Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  lever
Point:  Fine Line 341 (fine)
and WASP Gregg Shorthand nib - see notes below
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5.1'
COMMENTS:   Take a look again brother, it 'aint an Esterbrook, though you would be forgiven if you took it for one as Robyn did when she first saw the pen!  The WASP  pen was a sub brand of Sheaffer, and acronym for Walter A Sheaffer Pen.  Sheaffer seemed to use the line for products that they wanted to market test without putting their name on the pen.  For instance, the first plunger fillers were WASP pens, not Sheaffer, and the design was tweaked before it was released bearing the Sheaffer name.   The Addipoint was designed to go head to head with Esterbrooks when it was introduced in 1939, and featured similar plastics, chrome trim, and interchangeable nib units.  But unlike the Esterbrook where you could change just the nib, you had to change out the entire section with a sac attached...  and the quality of the trim wasn't as good either.  The pen was out of production by the time the USA entered WWII.  

This pen is in excellent condition with clean trim, no damage to the celluloid and a crisp imprint.  I'm supplying two nibs with the pen - one is an original WASP Gregg Shorthand nib with the tube (and a new sac).  A bit toothy, but it is an original nib.  The other is the section and feed originally in the pen, but with a later Fine Line XF nib, which is rather nice writing.   

Pen #2387            Carmine Sheaffer Jr              $127


Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  replated lever Filler:  lever
Point: extra  fine Junior nib
Imprint:  extra fine Size:  4.9"
COMMENTS:   The Sheaffer Jr is the smallest of the Balance pens.  Carmine, the most desirable color next to  rose glow.  The trim on the cap is bright and shiny, and original.  The lever has been replated with rhodium.  Fully restored.

Pen #2405        Carmine Sheaffer Triumph            SOLD


Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler:  plunger
Point: extra  fine 
Imprint:  crisp Size:   5.16"
COMMENTS:   The 1941 Sheaffer Triumph was the first pen that Sheaffer introduced with the conical Triumph nib.  The short black section was unique to the Triumphs with the wide bands - as were the threads on the nib unit.  I suspect that Sheaffer did this so that the nib could be set in one of 4 clock positions (90 degrees apart) so that nib would line up with the imprint or lever.  This was abandoned on later models, and the quad-lead threads were moved to the section for lever filler pens.  The barrel on this pen has exceptional clarity - as clear as they come (it is mint), the nib clean, the cap has no brassing, dings or name in the band, the imprint is crisp.  All of course in glorious Carmine red. Restored and ready to use.

Pen #2406           Carmine Sheaffer Admiral     0.8mm Factory          $167
                                                         
cursive italic

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   Filler:  lever
Point: 0.8mm  Factory cursive italic
Imprint:  excellent Size: 5"
COMMENTS:  Carmine  Sheaffer  Admiral or "wire band" pen.  Lever fill with a  factory ground 0.8 mm  Featherer Touch cursive italic nib.  Note the clear, bright section.  Excellent imprint.  Freshly restored.

Pen #2400          Sheaffer Valiant       $187

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see notes Filler:  plunger
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS:  The Valiant as we've noted in the past, was the largest of the Sheaffer pens in the post war  1940s.    Its not a huge pen like the oversize flat tops, the oversize Balance pens, or later PFM, but it is big enough to be very comfortable for writing.  You don't have the feeling that you're trying to write with a Coke bottle.  Fully restored using our high grade buna-N rubber, which should last a good long time.  Priced a little lower than where I usually price these because of the initials in the cap band.

Pen #2363          lever fill Sheaffer Sentinel Deluxe             $227


Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none Filler:  vacumatic
Point: fine
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS:   The Sentinel Deluxe is the larger, Valiant size variant of the Sheaffer Triumph pens.  This is the biggest of the pens, with the frosted metal cap - which is exceptionally clean and frosty, no brassing and no dents   I have several of the Valiant size pens in rotation, and find them to be very comfortable to write with.  A great pen, fully restored.

Pen #2394          standard size Sheaffer Military clip Balance        $147

Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  knurling worn on grip knob Filler: plunger
Point:  fine two tone  Lifetime
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:  The story is that the military required that flap pockets on uniform shirts had to be able to close flat - no pen sticking up or out the side.  Parker's Vacumatics sat low in the pocket, even Esterbrooks fit in that way, but the Balance stuck out - so  Sheaffer flipped the clip over and folded it over the top of the cap.   But then I have a book with a picture of a couple of  Doolittle's pilots in a publicity shot - and there, sticking up out of the pocket, pushing the flap aside plain as day is a Sheaffer Balance.  Go figure.  This one is in nice shape,  good trim, some transparency to the barrel, a good mask plating the nib, and fully restored with our long life rubber material.  The original celluloid rod has been replaced with  a new one of stainless steel.  Fully restored.

Pen #2407          Parker 51 aerometric            $147

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: Lucite
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: see notes Filler:  aerometric
Point: fine 14K
Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   A pen that needs no introduction.  A Parker 51 aerometric.  An exceptionally smooth nib, on the wide side of fine.  The cap has been refrosted - there is a small flea bite near the top.  Cleaned, restored and ready to use.

Pen #2402            Sheaffer Vintage No Nonsense          see table below

Overall Grade:  mint
Metal: excellent Material: plastic
Nib condition:  mint Flaws:  none Filler:  cartridge/converter
               converter NOT included
Point: see below
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS:   The Sheaffer Vintage was the "upscale" version of the Sheaffer No Nonsense.  The trim is gold plated, and there is a gold plated medallion mounted in the top of the cap.  They were made in really attractive marbled colors..  The nibs of the fountain pens were gold plated, though not a heck of a lot better I think, than the standard steel nib.  The nibs in these pens with the exception of pen #2 have been upgraded to medium Prelude nibs with better tipping material.  Though not rare, they are much less common than the regular NN pens.  When ordering, specify pen number/color.  Converters not included but available for an additional charge.   ( we'll throw a cartridge in with the pen)

Pen #1 - red med gold plated nib  SOLD
Pen #2 - red, original  BROAD gold plated nib  $47
Pen #3 - I suspect was supposed to be blue, really is more towards purple  broad gold plated scroll nib   $57
Pen #4 - Green, - med gold plated nib  SOLD
Pen #5 - blue medium nib  
 factory STUB  gold  plated scroll   nib   $57
Pen #6 - blue gold plated medium nib  $47

Pen #2398             Emperor's Silver Sheaffer Legacy         $257

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  sand blasted, chrome plated
         palladium plated trim
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: Filler:  cartridge/converter
              converter included
Point: NOS medium 18K palladium plated
Imprint:   Size:  5.4"
COMMENTS:   The pen is sand blasted chrome plated with palladium trim and a NOS, chalk marked 18K medium nib.  The pattern is cut into the surface of the pen.  The cap closes with a nice firm snap.  New red end converter installed.  Note that the nib for this pen by itself was priced by Sheaffer at  $225.

Pen #2399              Parker Duofold International set        $187

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  acrylic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler:  rollerball
Point: roller ball
Imprint:   Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  This set is from the early production issue of the Duofold International line - so late 1980s.  The rollerball can be easily converted to a fountain pen (which is how I used it) by unscrewing the blind cap and removing the plug.  The pencil uses 0.9mm lead.  Both in excellent condition.   Sold as a set only.  

Pen #2354             Parker Chinese Lacquer Premier        $247

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  lacquer over brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler: cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:  The Parker Premier is an upscale relative of the Parker 75, and somewhat uncommon.  The finish is Chinese Lacquer, the  cap top and cap band faceted and frosted.  This pen is in excellent condition.    The finish is still shiny, no chips or any flaws that I can see.  The nib is a smooth extra fine.  The nib unit on these pens has the skinny feed.  Made in France with a French 18K nib  A stunning, exceptionally clean pen.

Pen #2357              Sheaffer gold filed Triumph Thin Model Touchdown         $227

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: small ding in cap top
       some scratches in surface of blind cap
Filler: Touchdown
Point: extra fine
Imprint:   Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   I've had this pen for about 9 years now.  It's a stunning pen to look at, but I find the TM Sheaffers to be a little small for my hand, so it doesn't get used.  There is a small ding in the side of the  barrel, none side of the cap.  There are some scratches on the blind cap but no dents   There is one small dent in the very top of the cap - you have to catch the light right to see it.  No brassing anywhere.  The nib is an exceptionally smooth extra fine.  Really sweet.  

Pen #2303              Jade Sheaffer Jr Flat top        $177

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler: lever
Point: extra fine
Imprint:  excellent Size:  4.5"
COMMENTS:   This is only the second Sheaffer Jade that I've seen in this dense, brilliant green.   The picture is fairly accurate.  Note the white, white swirls in the cap - there's some white in the barrel too, not faded or tan .  Fully restored.

Pen #2389            Sheaffer 5-30 ringtop             $157


Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  Filler:  lever
Point:  extra fine
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5.0"
COMMENTS:  A standard Jr flattop size pen, but with  ringtop.  There are a number of  shades of Sheaffer jade.  The color on this pen is a light jade.  Not discolored or faded - and it  is even throughout the pen.  The color of  2303 is from a different time, so the color is darker.    It has the correct monotone  5-30 nib.  

Pen #2342       Mint Sheaffer Sovereign        $197
Overall Grade: mint
Metal:  gold plated - excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  small brassing mark at top of clip
Filler: lever
Point: fine
Imprint:  crisp Size:   5.9"
COMMENTSThe Sovereign was made after Sheaffer transitioned away from celluloid barrels.    Because it is an open nib pen and not a Triumph nib, Sheaffer didn't put a white dot on it.  This had a sticker on it, but there was dried tape over the barrel and over the sticker that  had to come off, so the sticker (rather battered anyway) was lost.  A new sac has been installed.

Pen #2365      Sheaffer slender  Lifetime Balance             $117

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal: gold plated
            excellent
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition: excellent Flaws: initials in barrel Filler:  plunger
Point:   medium
Imprint:   crisp Size: 5.5"
COMMENTS:  The slender Balance is the same length as the standard Balance, but is thinner and has a smaller nib.  There is some transparency to the barrel.  The nib is a smooth medium, the plating mask is in excellent condition .  The cap posts nicely on the barrel.

Pen #2396          Parker Vacumatic 3 band Standard      full flex nib      SOLD


Overall Grade:  
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  a couple of small marks in the
 barrel and on the blind cap.
Filler:  vacumatic
Point: full flex  fine  nib
Imprint:   extra fine
        4th quarter 1936
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS:  The Parker 3 band Standard is my favorite of all of the Vacumatics.  Just the right size, its comfortable to hold and write with.  The pen  really is clean, other than a couple of  small marks on the barrel and blind cap.  The trim is in excellent condition, the pump perfect, and the nib is a full flex fine.  Both jewels are striped.

Pen #2402            Sheaffer Statesman Snorkel             SOLD

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none Filler:  snorkel
Point: palladium silver - medium
Imprint:  crisp Size:  5.6"
COMMENTS:   The snorkels were immensely popular when they were produced - 1952-1959.  The fact that they're still found in the wild is testimony to their popularity and durability.  Note the crisp imprint, clean trim - and it has a gold snorkel tube.  The nib is a nice smooth medium in a line that usually featured extra fine nibs.  The pen is  of course fully restored, and a synthetic sac installed to minimize the risk from a failed, leaking sac that  you have with latex sacs.

Pen #2313             Sheaffer OS Roseglow Balance Cap        $347

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
COMMENTS:  Roseglow OS Balance Cap.  No cracks or tooth marks.  The clip is firmly attached.  Clip and band have been replated with a base layer of nickel then 14K gold.  Not perfect, but how many OS Roseglow caps do you find?

Pen #2309             Sheaffer Balance set            $87

Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  name engraved Filler:  plunger
Point:  extra  fine
Imprint:   crisp Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:  The Jr size Sheaffer Balance is the smallest of the Balance models - I say "Jr size" because it isn't a Sheaffer Jr - rather it is a Lifetime pen with the white dot and a Lifetime nib.  It also has a jewelers band cap, wider with ribs and a panel in the back for engraving initials.    No brassing, no cracks, fully restored.  The pencil  works and  has a new eraser.  A sweet pen for a smaller hand.  








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