Sheaffer Fountain Pen Vintage
10735: Sheaffer Self-Filling: uncommon mottled difficult rubber vest-pocket lever-filler, 9.6 cm lengthy, nickel-plated lever, very early imprint with final patent day of 1912, thin feed, "2" on cap top, #2 nib normally very early with teardrop vent-hole; cap crack has been expertly repaired and partially sleeved.
DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: method flex • $600
10588: Sheaffer Craig: uncommon full length black chased hard rubber coin-filler, 13.4 cm very long, warranted #3 nib, thin keel feed, mechanically sound, evenly faded, more use to barrel but imprint obvious; the coin-filling system had been never ever utilized by Sheaffer for its own-brand pens, and is seldom seen in their particular Craig sub-brand both.
DATE: c. 1914 • PROBLEM: G • NIB: method flex • $250
12405: Sheaffer Craig: unusual full length black chased difficult rubberized coin-filler, 13.7 cm very long, warranted # 3 nib, thin keel feed, sharp and shiny, condition like brand new but nib is cracked during the heel and it is maybe not ideal for use as it is. The coin-filling system was never ever used by Sheaffer for the own-brand pencils, and it is seldom noticed in their particular Craig sub-brand either.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: good • $265
10699: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black colored hard rubberized clipless lever-filler, uncommon and desirable slotted pattern gold-filled overlay, 13.8 cm long, smooth # 3 Self-Filling nib with semistub tip, narrow finless feed; some superficial pinhead dings to cap side, lever springtime is weak therefore lever should be aided back after completing, damaged barrel mouth is nicely fixed by splicing in the front part of another matching Sheaffer barrel (see details).
DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $825
12375: Sheaffer Sharp-Point pen: gold filled, 13 cm long, utilizes 1.1 mm lead, marked "PAT. APL'D FOR"; abnormally clean example of Sheaffer's first mechanical pencil.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc • $95
11961: Sheaffer demonstrator pen: factory cutaway, 13 cm very long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, method propels and retracts; marked with 1918 patent day and "PAT.PEND'G" on crown, eraser pulls out from end.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125
11739: Sheaffer demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal building, utilizes 1.1 mm lead, system propels and retracts; marked with 1918 patent day and "PAT.PEND'G" on crown, eraser takes out from end.
12184: Sheaffer life demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal building, uses 1.1 mm lead, method propels and retracts; marked "PAT.- PAT.PENDING" on top and "DEMONSTRATOR" on barrel (most examples are lacking the "DEMONSTRATOR" marking). Eraser takes out from end, dents on barrel on either region of the video, dings and cut marks to cap crown, apparatus tight but completely useful.
DATE: c. 1921 • PROBLEM: G* • $65
11792: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black colored chased tough rubberized lever-filler, 13.5 cm lengthy, nickel plated trim, crisp chasing and imprints, # 2 Self-Filling nib is a classy blogger; excellent appearance, shiny hard rubber is professionally reblackened, tight hairline crack in limit lip (see information), post cap lightly.
DATE: c. 1921 • PROBLEM: fine* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $250
11796: Sheaffer life: huge black colored chased tough rubberized flat-top lever-filler, 13.6 cm very long, gold-filled trim, pre-White Dot, massive life time nib, imprint worn but fully legible, hard rubber was skillfully reblackened, has a somewhat dull look.
DATE: c. 1923 • PROBLEM: VG-fine* • NIB: medium firm • $265
12345: Sheaffer Self-Filling set-in box: black colored hard plastic lever-filler with smooth sterling silver overlay, 12.7 cm long, with matching silver pencil; both are prominently etched "Bertha K. Scharf". In a later (early 1930s) box with convertible provider pad, with a nicely hand-painted scene of daisies and butterflies placed into the lid, finalized H. J. Scharf. The pantographed signature design of engraving is much more typical regarding the 1930s than the very early 1920s, and nib, area, and feed assembly is also a later replacement, recommending a mid-1930s reconfiguration. Pencil makes use of 1.1 mm lead, has one ding during the neck of this nostrils cone, pen has actually two included holes in the back of this limit, perhaps to attach a now-missing appliqué.
DATE: c. 1923/1932 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: good • $425
11786: Sheaffer life: quick design black colored chased difficult rubberized flat-top lever-filler, 11.1 cm very long, gold filled trim, White Dot inset into cap top, unusual woman Lifetime nib, imprint used but mainly readable, hard plastic is skillfully reblackened, has a somewhat lifeless look.
DATE: c. 1925 • PROBLEM: VG-fine* • NIB: extra-fine company • $200
12064: Sheaffer Pigmy: scarce black hard plastic ringtop with gold-filled overlay; 8.5 cm long, unique lever with rounded loss at end, no. 2 self-filling nib. Clean condition noting some light bumps to your barrel end, a very temporary model.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: good • NIB: extra-fine flex • $175
12645: Sheaffer Lifetime: oversize jade green flat-top lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold-filled trim, hefty silver numbered life nib, flat-bottomed brush feed; exemplary plating and imprints, slight stain.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: method fine company • $250
11814: Sheaffer life pen: small ringtop, 9 cm lengthy, gold-filled trim, orange celluloid barrel; as brand-new, noting store use or polishing use to rim of top, uses 1.1 mm lead, noted "PAT-PAT. PENDG".
DATE: c. 1925 • PROBLEM: exc • $80
12683: Sheaffer life Autograph: black flat-top lever-filler, 11.2 cm long, solid 14K gold trim, White Dot on cap crown; clean condition, powerful imprints, monogram etched on cap band, but heat shrinkage to top back of limit.