Sheaffer Connaisseur Fountain Pen
The Connaisseur range were only available in 1986 with all the introduction associated with the black resin pen, this pen and all the conventional Sheaffer Connaisseur resin water fountain pens emerged fitted with a 18K mono-tone scrolled nib.
The Connaisseur ended up being the mind child of Dan Reppert, who initially had the idea of an up-graded Sheaffer No-Nonsense pen around 1983, at the time their concept had not been greatly received by Sheaffer and fleetingly a short while later Dan left Sheaffer for 2 years. On his come back to the organization he found the Connaisseur from the rack and ready to be delivered.
The first edition Connaisseur standard black colored resin had an ordinary cap musical organization and was stamped Sheaffer on the clip
810 first EDITION EBONY STANDARD RESIN FOUNTAIN PEN
March 1988 saw the introduction of that which was initially regarded by Sheaffer USA once the European collection, these pencils were manufactured in England and marketed and then the European market throughout the very first 12 months of manufacturing. The two Laque models in Ebony and Tortoiseshell were the initial prestigious Connaisseur pens become offered in the united states in 1989, after that in 1991 the 23K Gold Plate and silver Connaisseur pens had been also distributed around the US marketplace. These pencils were name ‘Grande Connaisseur’ by Sheaffer in the USA and Canada, while Sheaffer UK never ever followed the term ‘Grande’ whenever talking about these Connaisseur’s.
All the Grande Connaisseur water feature pencils emerged fitted using the 18K scrolled nib with palladium chevron.
At some time production of the Grande Connoisseur ended up being relocated to the USA, and so the four models shown above can be located stamped The united kingdomt or American.
Two brand-new finishes within the standard Connaisseur’s had been circulated in 1989 in Burgundy and Blue. The 810 black Connaissuers changed surrounding this time, becoming fitted with an ordinary clip and Sheaffer stamped from the limit band.
811 BURGUNDY TRADITIONAL RESIN FOUNTAIN PEN
812 COBALT BLUE TRADITIONAL RESIN FOUNTAIN PEN
810 2nd EDITION EBONY TRADITIONAL RESIN FOUNTAIN PEN
The Ebony Herringbone was introduced in 1991, this pen ended up being priced amongst the traditional and Grande Connaisseur, while maintaining all the features of a standard model. These pens typically offer for reduced, on the remaining portion of the resin Connaisseurs.
815 HERRINGBONE STANDARD RESIN FOUNTAIN PEN
An additional Connaisseur had been put into the range in 1992, the Ivy Green Standard design.
813 IVY GREEN TRADITIONAL RESIN FOUNTAIN PEN
The Blue Ronce Grande Connaissuer is just a little harder to put and date within the Connaisseur range. Conflicting viewpoints surround this model in the pen neighborhood. I have seen these pens called a model, which can be most likely not the way it is, it is rumoured that as low as 10 pieces were made, while well respected enthusiasts believe it had a run in america as a unique version with many more than 10 being offered. Whatever the case perhaps, they are truly extremely rare pieces and at the 2008 Washington Pen Show some water feature and ball pen changed fingers for $1000.
SHEAFFER GRANDE CONNAISSEUR MARBLED BLUE RONCE FOUNTAIN PEN
Two model Grande Connaisseurs have surfaced by means of the Marbled gray Ronce pattern together with gold-plated Fluted structure.
SHEAFFER GRANDE CONNAISSEUR MARBLED GREY RONCE PROTOTYPE FOUNTAIN PEN
SHEAFFER GRANDE CONNAISSEUR GOLD PLATE FLUTED PATTERN PROTOTYPE FOUNTAIN PEN
A Maki-E Grande Connaisseur has also been made during the time when Sheaffer had backlinks utilizing the Sailor Pen Co, Japan.
SHEAFFER GRANDE CONNAISSEUR EBONY LAQUE MAKI-E FOUNTAIN PEN
Standard Connaisseurs with a wide cap band also have emerged, I became informed these might have been a special design made exclusively for a business event.
IVY GREEN STANDARD RESIN FOUNTAIN PEN WITH WIDE CAP BAND
SHEAFFER ROYAL SELANGOR BAMBOO FOUNTAIN PEN
The Royal Selangor Bamboo fountain pen but not theoretically a Connaissuer, it really is close adequate to be included inside the Connaisseur family. The pen comes fitted with the Grande Connaissuer 18K two-tone nib unit in addition to total shape and size is comparable to the Connaissuer, the pen utilizes equivalent style clip with the ball shaped end, the difference being the white dot is equipped from the video.
The Bamboo water fountain pen ended up being advertised since the first-in the group of Asia specialized Edition fine writing implements, a direct result a partnership between Sheaffer and Royal Selangor. The cap and barrel are constructed with solid pewter and combine an original bamboo design in sculptured relief along the surface, refined to an attractive, luminous finish.
Moulds ready from a genuine sculpture are filled separately by competent artisans, after that hand completed to improve the beauty of the first design.
The Bamboo pen came packaged in a custom designed timber presentation situation with lined interior.
A Connaisseur metal desk accessory had been available for a year just in 1987, crafted by David Gibson, these pieces were turned yourself from solid metal. The accent is wealthy black colored onyx, cut, polished and suited to each base separately.
GB07 CONNAISSEUR BRASS TABLE ACCESSORY WITH CONNAISSEUR EBONY FOUNTAIN PEN
THE LEVENGER VARIETY OF SHEAFFER CONNAISSEUR'S
Around 1998 Sheaffer made some Connaisseur pens the Florida depending company supply business Levenger. Six finishes completed the initial series all known as following the seas around the globe, these pencils had been made from a transparent resin and known as Connaisseur Seas.
LEVENGER water We CONNAISSEUR FOUNTAIN PENS
825 PURPLE GT LEVENGER/CONNAISSEUR ADRIATIC SEA FOUNTAIN PEN
826 TURQUOISE GT LEVENGER/CONNAISSEUR TASMEN water FOUNTAIN PEN
829 RED GT LEVENGER/CONNAISSEUR RED SEA FOUNTAIN PEN
830 BLUE GT LEVENGER/CONNAISSEUR MEDITERRANEAN SEA FOUNTAIN PEN
831 GREEN GT LEVENGER/CONNAISSEUR AEGEAN SEA FOUNTAIN PEN
832 YELLOW GT LEVENGER/CONNAISSEUR CARIBBEAN SEA FOUNTAIN PEN
These pencils had been fitted with a 14K nib stamp both Sheaffer and Levenger. The nib devices utilized on the Connaisseur Seas pencils used the right nib layer involving all the past Connaisseur water fountain pens therefore the curved nib layer utilized on the Sheaffer Balance II pencils.
Apart from the 14K nib while the brand new clear resin the first variety of Levenger seas pens retain all of the features associated with original Standard resin Connaisseur pens, unlike the second a number of Levenger Seas pens which had some re-modelling work done.
The Levenger Seas II pens had been manufactured in four brand new finishes and used the transparent resin just like the first series. These pencils had an innovative new appearance becoming fitted with a 14K palladium plated nib aided by the curved nib shell suited to most of the water fountain pens. They certainly were trimmed in palladium dish to suit the nib utilizing the cap having a single wider style band. The key revision to these pens came with the revamped clip which totally changes the look of them, the longer video goes right to your the surface of the cap and contains the white dot fitted onto it, the finishes of the limit and barrel have actually steel domes like used on a few of the Grande Connaisseur designs
LEVENGER SEA II CONNAISSEUR WATER FEATURE PENS
818 GREEN CT LEVENGER/CONNAISSEUR FOUNTAIN PEN
9054 ORANGE CT LEVENGER/CONNAISSEUR FOUNTAIN PEN
9055 SMOKE CT LEVENGER/CONNAISSEUR FOUNTAIN PEN
BLUE CT LEVENGER/CONNAISSEUR FOUNTAIN PEN
Two Grande Connaisseurs had been made for Levenger all over year 2000, these designs called Royal Palladium were readily available with a bright blue laque barrel or black laque barrel, and a Polished Palladium limit with gold plated accents.