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Sheaffer Print

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Amazing print of the Sheaffer Pen Company Headquarters in Fort Madison, Iowa. Drawn and painted by Jim Knapp, a local artist who is known for his amazingly detailed architectural illustrations. Jim works from photographs, some old, some new. Jim illustrated the Sheaffer factory with a Burlington Route streamline train in the foreground in 2009 from an old photograph. The work is starts as a pencil sketch, then a Rapidograph pen with India Ink is used to go over the lines and fill in the details. Once that line work is completed, the drawing is enhanced with water colors. The Sheaffer prints measure 11 x 17 inches and is shipped with a heavy cardboard backer to prevent any damage. We are certain that Sheaffer collectors and those appreciative of detailed and well executed illustration will be pleased to add one of these prints to their collection.

MM-SHF-420 Sheaffer Print $30




Sheaffer Pen Company Binders




Sheaffer Binder - P796

Three ring gold vinyl binder imprinted with white dot and Sheaffer The Proud Craftsmen and International Sales Manual. Holds standard three hole punch 8.5x11 inch papers. The perfect binder to use to keep track of your pen collection. Ca. mid-1980s. New condition.

P796 Sheaffer Pen Co. Binder, Int'l. Sales Manual $5






Sheaffer Pouch

Clear vinyl with blue Sheaffer imprint at top. Measures 5.5 x 1.5 inches. I had not seen these before, they have a sort of 1970s look, but I could be off a few years on dating these. These remind me a little bit of those nerdy, but popular pocket protectors. Never used and in excellent condition.


SH1816 Sheaffer Clear Pen Pouch .50¢ each, or 3/$1

MM378
MM378

Sheaffer Prelude Brass ID Tag, engraved: Prelude Pen Bbl Tapper, 1 inch diameter. This tag was once attached to a tool in the Sheaffer Paint Room in Fort Madison Sheaffer factory. Would make a great keychain for Sheaffer aficionados!
$25
MM379
MM379

Sheaffer Prelude Brass ID Tag, engraved: Prelude Stencil, 1 inch diameter. This tag was once attached to a paint screen in the Sheaffer Paint Room in Fort Madison Sheaffer factory. Makes a great key chain for Sheaffer collectors!
$25




Sheaffer Factory Postcard

Sheaffer postcard, 1954, full color photo of Sheaffer headquarters in Fort Madison, Iowa. Measures 3.5x5.5 inches. Mint, unused condition.

P723 Sheaffer Postcard, Ft. Madison, IA $10




Sheaffer Paintings Exhibit
Commemorative Poster

Sheaffer Art Exhibit Poster

During the month of November 2005, 13 original works of art by distinguished artists Andrew Loomis, Coles Phillips, Frederic Mizen, John Newton Howitt and Lester Bentley were exhibited at the Fort Madison Art Center. These paintings were commissioned by Sheaffer Pen from the 1920s - 1940s and had never before left the halls of Sheaffer headquarters in Fort Madison, Iowa.

50 posters were made for the exhibit and all proceeds from the posters go to the Fort Madison Art Center who graciously sponsored the Sheaffer Paintings exhibit.

The poster measures 11 x 17 and is printed in full color on heavy gloss stock. The photo featured is by Andrew Loomis.

SHF-POSTER Sheaffer Commemorative Poster $10




Flat Top Fountain Pens and Pencils

Sheaffer Senior Flat Top Lifetime - Jade Green
Sheaffer Senior Flat Top Lifetime Pen in Jade Green

SH1637
Sheaffer - SH1637
Mechanical Pencil, ca.mid-1920s, smooth nickel filled finish, ring top, measures 3.5 inches. wist crown to activate mechanism, uses 1.1mm diameter leads. Very good condition with no dings or dents!
$35
SH1912
SH 1912
Sheaffer Mechanical Pencil, ca.mid-1920s, gold filled, ring top, measures 3.5 inches. Smooth finish. Twist crown to activate mechanism, uses 1.1mm diameter leads. Very good condition with no dings or dents and just a touch of high point brassing!
$40
SH1988
1988

Sheaffer Flat Top Mechanical Pencil, ca. late 1920s, black radite with gold filled crown and humped flat ball clip. Sheaffer’S engraved on clip. Twist mechanism uses 1.1mm diameter leads. This is a rather petite pencil, measures 4.5 inches long. One very shallow ding to crown edge at top, otherwise very good condition.
$40
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Sheaffer Slim Lifetime Pencil - I refer to this as "light jade", others disagree, but I know by saying it's light jade, ya'll know that it's not the bright jade green! Gold filled trim, nice imprints, twist activated mechanism uses 1.1mm diameter leads. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Excellent color, we have 2 of this model available and surprisingly the condition is virtually identical.
$50
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Sheaffer Slim Ringtop Lifetime Pencil - Rich, deep jade green, gold filled trim. Twist mechanism uses 1.1mm diameter leads. Measures 4 5/8 inches long. Very beautiful in excellent condition.
$50




Balance Pens & Pencils


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Sheaffer Balance Mechanical Pencil, ca. late 1930s-early 1940s, gold filled trim,, streamlined clip with Sheaffer’S engraved, measures 4 7/8 inches long. Name engraved on barrel: Betty Buecker. Twist mechanism uses 0.9mm diameter lead. Very good condition.
$25
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Sheaffer Balance Combo Fountain Pen & Mechanical Pencil - ca. early 1930s, Fountain pen - mechanical pencil combination, black cap and barrel with gold filled trim, humped ball clip is engraved Sheaffer'S, no white dot. FP end is Lever fill - fills only from a bottle. Sheaffer 14KT gold nib is engraved: Sheaffer 5-30 Made in USA. Firm fine point. The pencil end is twist activated and uses 1.1mm diameter leads. Total length with cap on over nib is 5 1/8 inches. Combos were popular during the Depression era, but most were made by no-name pen companies. Sheaffer, Waterman and other major pen makers made far fewer combos and they do not turn up often. This one is in very good condition and a nice example.
$225
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Sheaffer Oversize Balance Fountain Pen & Pencil, ca. late 1930s, carmine red stripe, gold filled clips and trim, finely milled wide Jeweler's cap bands are engraved with initials RJ. White dot on fountain pen cap above clip. This was before Sheaffer put white dots on pencils, so no dot on the pencil. Fountain pen nib is Sheaffer 14KT gold two tone Lifetime with serial number, smooth extra fine point. FP is vacuum filling and fully restored. FP measures 5.5 inches long. Pencil is twist activated and uses 0.9mm diameter leads, measures 5.25 inches long. Excellent condition in original Sheaffer's clamshell box, outside is covered in faux black pebble leather, inside is ivory satin and moire lining. Very beautiful set.
$700




Triumph & Tuckaway
Pens & Pencils

Sheaffer Triumph and Tuckaway Pens and Pencils
SH2415
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Sheaffer Triumph Crest Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1949, solid brown barrel, gold filled lined Crest cap, small raised dot on clip indicates this was a ballpoint. Crest clips from this era were distinguishable in a pocket – fountain pen clips had a white dot, pencil clips were smooth, ballpoints had the raised metal dot. Initials engraved on front lower edge of cap: JEJ. This early Sheaffer ballpoint pen started life with one of the large aluminum Stratowriter ballpoint refills which have been out of production for over half a century. This ballpoint has been retrofitted with a Sheaffer widget allowing the pen to use current production Sheaffer ballpoint refills. Measures 5.25 inches long. One tiny ding at top of cap, otherwise very good condition.
$60




PFM

How to tell if you have a Sheaffer PFM Fountain Pen

PFM 1959 Brochure Reprint

Sheaffer PFM Brochure

Have a PFM obsession? Yearning to know more about your pens? You're not alone! Reprint of original 1959 PFM brochure done on heavy stock as the original was, top notch printing - you wouldn't know it was a reproduction except this is noted on the back as a repro. Thankfully this eliminates any confusion with an original brochure which sells for quite a bit more than this one! Tri-fold 8.5 x11 in, full color, info on PFM series and other Sheaffers from this era, great illustrations!

P759 PFM 1959 Brochure Reprint $10



SH2007
2007

Sheaffer PFMV fountain pen, ca. 1959-early 1960s, burgundy plastic barrel with gold filled end piece, gold filled cap, white dot. Sheaffer’s 14KT gold inlaid nib, fine point. Snorkel filling – fills only from a bottle. Measures 5 3/8 inches long. Uncommon color in one of the harder to find PFM models. Light brassing to cap high points otherwise very good condition.
$450

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Sheaffer PFM I fountain pen, ca. 1959-1960, green cap and barrel, chrome trim and clip, no white dot. Original chalk marks on barrel are clear and easily readable. Snorkel filling – fills only from a bottle. Measures 5 3/8 inches long. Sheaffer inlaid palladium nib, medium point. Near mint condition. Green PFMs are one of the rarer colors.
$300




Touchdown & Snorkel
Pens & Pencils

Pull up a chair!
Check out this 1950s Sheaffer Snorkel television commercial with Vivian Vance.


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Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman Fountain Pen, ca. 1950s, mandarin orange cap and barrel, gold filled trim and clip, no engraving on clip, white dot on cap above clip. Sheaffer palladium Triumph nib is marked: Sheaffer’S Reg US Pat Office Made in USA. F4 engraved on back side of nib, fine firm point. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Snorkel filling – fills only from a bottle. Very good condition, a clean example of a the hard to find mandarin orange color.
$250
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Sheaffer Touchdown Fountain Pen, ca. 1950s, black cap and barrel with gold filled trim, Touchdown filing - fills only from a bottle. Sheaffer traditional open style 14KT gold two tone Feathertouch nib, responsive medium point. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. No white dot. Very good condition.
$70
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Sheaffer Tip Dip Touchdown Fountain Pen, ca. late 1950s - early 1960s, black with chrome clip and trim, clip is engraved Sheaffer’S. Sheaffer’S M1 polished steel nib is a firm medium point. Touchdown filling – fills only from a bottle. Measures 5.25 inches long. Very good condition.
$50




Fineliner Pencils

Fineliners are classic Sheaffer pencils that many people are quick to recognize. Great writers, dependable and just hard to beat!

Sheaffer Fineliner Pencils

Sheaffer "TX" Mechanical Pencils are a slimmer version of the Fineliner with a single solid color (no mother of pearl look). Also very sturdy, utilitarian pencils.

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Sheaffer Fineliner 500 Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1950s, black barrel and clicker button, gold plated cap and clip. Clip is engraved Fineliner 500. Click button at top of pen to extend and retract Sheaffer ballpoint refill. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Original sticker on barrel reads: Fine So, we installed a fresh fine point refill! Nice example of an unusual and relatively early Sheaffer ballpoint pen.
$25




Lady Sheaffer Skripsert

This is the cover of a 1959 Lady Sheaffer catalog from our private collection. It is actually more of a large brochure and contains 6 pages showing all of the patterns of the regular production Lady Sheaffer Skripsert fountain pens and pencils made to that date. Lady Sheaffers were given a Roman Numeral designation as well a name for each pattern.

Click the image to view entire catalog!


SH1849 Sheaffer Deskset - SH1849 Lady Sheaffer Skripsert Set - This is a nice one! Lady Sheaffer Skripsert I in Tweed pattern - polished chrome with wavy engraved lines. This FP and MP are in original oval shaped stand up box with the gold pen pouch with clip, the cartridge pouch, instructions and warranty paper. FP has a bright red section with initials engraved: DLF. Mini Triumph palladium nib is a smooth writing fine point. Pencil is twist activated and uses 0.9mm diameter leads. The pen showed signs of ink when cleaned, but shows no signs of wear or any extensive use. The silver box shows some light drawer wear but overall is very good. Nice addition for those of you collect Skripserts! $175




Imperial

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Targa Pens

The Sheaffer Targa was named after Targa Florio, a sports car race held for many decades in Sicily. Many, many Targa models in a wide range of finishes were produced from 1976-1999.
Sheaffer Targa Brochure

Sheaffer Targa Brochure 2
Above photos are from an original ca. 1982 Sheaffer Targa brochure


SH1707
Sheaffer RB - SH1707
Targa Rollerball Demonstrator Pen - a bit out of the ordinary with chain attached! This pen was intended for dealers to use in their Targa displays. Brand new, these came to us in the original plastic sleeves, never made it the dealer display! Full sized all stainless steel Targa RB, polished chrome clip with white dot. Chain is permanently attached to the back of cap and measures 27 inches long. Cap does not remove, also permanently attached! We'll include the original refill that was with the pen, but is dry, plus a new refill that you can actually write with if you choose to do so! Mint condition.
$80
SH2188D
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Sheaffer Targa Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1980s, Blue Ronce lacque, gold electroplated clip, white dot at top of clip. Twist cap to extend and retract Sheaffer ballpoint refill. Measures 5 1/16 inches long. Made in Fort Madison, Iowa. Excellent condition and one of the more beautiful lacquer finishes Sheaffer produced.
$65
SH2189D
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Sheaffer Targa Slim Roller Ball, Made in Australia, ca. 1980s, Sterling Silver engraved barey pattern, gold electroplated clip, white dot at top of clip. Friction fit cap pulls off to reveal Sheaffer slim roller ball refill. Measures 5 3/8 inches long. New old stock, never used and in perfect condition.
$100
SH2262
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Sheaffer Targa Ballpoint Pen US, ca. late 1970s, Fluted 22KT gold electroplated, white dot at top of clip. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Twist mechanism extends and retracts current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill. Near mint condition.
$100
SH2263
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Sheaffer Targa Ballpoint Pen, US, Model 1036, ca. late 1970s, Blue Ronce lacquer with gold electroplate clip and trim. . Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Twist mechanism extends and retracts current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill. New old stock with original Sheaffer label on cap. Near mint condition.
$125
SH2264
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Sheaffer Targa Ballpoint Pen, US, ca. late 1970s, Sterling Silver Barleycorn pattern, white dot at top of clip. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Twist mechanism extends and retracts current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill. Near mint condition.
$200
SH2265
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Sheaffer Targa Fountain Pen and Ballpoint Pen Set, US, ca. late 1970s, Green Ronce Lacque with gold electroplated clip and trim, white dot at top of each clip. FP measures 5 3/8 inches long, 14KT gold inlaid nib in medium point, cartridge/converter fill – Sheaffer squeeze style converter is included, Sheaffer cartridges sold separately. Ballpoint pen measures 5 1/8 inches long. Twist mechanism extends and retracts current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill. Near mint condition.
$350
SH2266
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Sheaffer Targa Roller Ball Pen in Original Box , US, ca. mid-1980s, Grey Ronce Lacque with gold electroplated clip and trim, white dot at top of clip. Measures 5 3/8 inches long. Uses Sheaffer current production classic roller ball refills, fresh one is installed. Near mint condition.
$150
SH2268
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Sheaffer Targa Fountain Pen and Ballpoint Pen Set Model 1004X in Original Box, US, ca. late 1970s, Sterling Silver fluted finish with gold electroplated clips, white dot at the top of each clip. FP measures 5 3/8 inches long, 14KT gold inlaid nib in fine point, cartridge/converter fill – Sheaffer squeeze style converter is included, Sheaffer cartridges sold separately. Ballpoint pen measures 5 1/8 inches long. Twist mechanism extends and retracts current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill. Original Sheaffer labels on each writing instrument cap. Near mint condition.
$500
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Sheaffer Targa Ballpoint Pen, Made in US, ca. 1994-1996 Emerald Green Moire lacquered finish with gold electroplate trim. This is a stunning pattern, lots of depth to the emerald green finish, especially when the light hits it. White dot at top of clip. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Twist action to extend and retract Sheaffer current production BP refill. Near mint condition.
$175
SH2328D
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Sheaffer Targa Ballpoint Pen, US, ca. mid-1990s, Cadmium Yellow Swirl Lacque, gold electroplated trim, white dot at top of clip. Twist mechanism uses current production Sheaffer ballpoint refills. Measures 5 inches long. Near mint condition, shows no signs of use at all.
$100
SH2331
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Sheaffer Targa Roller Ball Pen, US, ca. mid-1980s, Grey Ronce Lacque with gold electroplated clip and trim, white dot at top of clip. Measures 5 3/8 inches long. Uses Sheaffer current production classic roller ball refills. Very good condition.
$100
SH2459
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Sheaffer Targa Fountain Pen, ca. early 1980s, Silverplate Barleycorn pattern, gold plated clip with white dot at top. Sheaffer 14KT gold inlaid nib is a firm medium point. Cartridge/Converter fill – Sheaffer piston style converter is included, Sheaffer cartridges sold separately. Full size fountain pen measures 5 3/8 inches long. Original Sheaffer label on cap reads: Targa 1010K Fine. Obviously the nib was changed to medium at some point. In Sheaffer faux leather grey padded box with light grey velour interior, box shows some wear on the exterior. Fountain pen is in excellent condition.
$300
New
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Sheaffer Targa Fountain Pen, Model 1040 Prestige Gray Lacque, ca. late 1980s-early 1990s. Gray marbled lacquer finish decorated with solid gray lacquer bands, each outlined in 23KT gold electroplate trip. White dot at top of clip. Sheaffer 14KT gold inlaid nib is a responsive extra fine point. Cartridge/converter fill – Sheaffer converter included, Sheaffer cartridges sold separately. Measures 5 3/8 inches long. Excellent condition.
$200





TRZ

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Sheaffer TRZ Mechanical Pencil, custom production from Sheaffer’s Ad Specialty Division – matte finish in pastel pink with white top piece, gold electroplated clip and trim. Attached to the clip is custom emblem for: The Enesco Precious Moments Collectors Club. White dot at top of clip. Twist mechanism to extend and retract 0.9mm diameter leads. Measures 5.25 inches long. There are several light wear marks to barrel.
$10
SH2454
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Sheaffer TRZ Fountain Pen and Ballpoint Pen Set, 22KT gold electroplated lined finish, black inset top pieces and black inset barrel end on the fountain pen. Smooth gold electroplated clips, white dot at top of clips. Fountain Pen is cartridge/converter fill and fit with a slim Sheaffer converter. Note that slim Sheaffer cartridges are no longer made and hard to source. Gold plated steel nib is a firm fine point. FP measures 5.25 imches long. Ballpoint pen is twist activated and uses current production Sheaffer ballpoint refills, a fresh one is installed. BP measures 5 1/8 inches long. A hint of light surface wear, but overall very good condition.
$70
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Sheaffer TRZ Model 55 Ballpoint Pen, ca. early 1990s, midnight blue shimmer finish, bright chrome clip and trim, white dot at top of clip. Twist to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Original Sheaffer label on cap, excellent condition.
$30
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Sheaffer TRZ Mechanical Pencil, ca. early 1990s , midnight blue shimmer finish, bright chrome clip and trim, white dot at top of clip. Twist to extend and retract 0.9mm diameter leads. Measures 5.25 inches long. Excellent condition.
$20




Crest Pens

The Sheaffer Crest was introduced in 1991, reminiscent of the Sheaffer Triumph series from the 1940s. The Crests were fitted with Sheaffer's famous "Triumph" conical wrap around nibs, some of the smoothest writing nibs made.

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Connaisseur

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Fashion Pens & Pencils
Sheaffer Fashion

The photo above is a Sheaffer Fashion Ballpoint sample that came from the Sheaffer Paint Room at their factory in Fort Madison, Iowa. We purchased this pen and the desk it came in, in February 2007 at auction. Painted pen finishes were all produced in this section of the factory. The item is not real old, it is dated 1990, but we did find it fascinating that it was marked by hand.

In case you can't read the tag clearly in the photograph it says: "2330 FBP 645 Preferred finish, texture, and color of FPB 645 Dusty Rose. 9/18/90 D. Hauck"

FBP is an abbreviation for Fashion Ball Point and 645 was the stock number of this item.

Sheaffer Fashion Mechanical Pencil
New Old Stock
Limited Supplies Available!

This Fashion pencil features an elegant French Red Lacque "Weave" finish with gold electroplated clip and trim. Convenient to use push button mechanism uses 0.5mm leads. Pencil is full length, measures 5 3/8 inches long. New old stock in mint condition in original red Sheaffer box.

Sheaffer Redweave MP

Original Retail $35
While supplies last only $15 each.

SHF-282-3 Sheaffer Fashion Pencil, red weave lacque $15



SH1622
Sheaffer Fashion Tapestry Pouch - SH1622
Fashion Tapestry Pen Pouch - These beautiful tapestry double pen pouches originally came with Sheaffer Fashion Ballpoint and Pencil sets. Each measures 5.25 x 1.75 inches and has two slots for pen and pencil or two pens. Accommodates slim pens up to about 10-11mm diameter (7/16 in prox). Rose pattern in deep rose, pinks and greens. New old stock, never used, mint condition. Note this is the pouch only, pens not included!
$10
SH1730
Sheaffer Pen Pouch - 1730
Fashion Tapestry Double Pen Pouch, originally came with Sheaffer Fashion Ballpoint and Pencil sets. Measures 5.25 x 1.75 inches and has two slots. Accommodates slim pens up to about 10-11mm diameter (7/16 in prox). Rose pattern in pastel pink, blue and green. New old stock, never used, mint condition. NOTE: This is the pouch only, pens not included!
$10
SH1731
Sheaffer Pen Pouch - 1731
Fashion Tapestry Single Pen Pouch, originally came with Sheaffer Fashion Ballpoint, Pencil or Fountain Pen. Measures 5.25 x 1 inch and has one slot. Accommodates slim pens up to about 10-11mm diameter (7/16 in prox). Rose pattern in pastel pink, blue and green. New old stock, never used, mint condition. NOTE: This is the pouch only, pens not included!
$5
SH1733
Sheaffer Pen Pouch - 1733
Fashion Tapestry Single Pen Pouch, originally came with Sheaffer Fashion Ballpoint, Pencil or Fountain Pen. Measures 5.25 x 1 inch and has one slot. Accommodates slim pens up to about 10-11mm diameter (7/16 in prox). Contemporary pattern in deep burgundy, tan and slate blue. New old stock, never used, mint condition. NOTE: This is the pouch only, pens not included!
$5
SH1734
Sheaffer Pen Pouch - 1734
Fashion Tapestry Single Pen Pouch, originally came with Sheaffer Fashion Ballpoint, Pencil or Fountain Pen. Measures 5.25 x 1 inch and has one slot. Accommodates slim pens up to about 10-11mm diameter (7/16 in prox). Roses pattern in deep rose, pinks and green. New old stock, never used, mint condition. NOTE: This is the pouch only, pens not included!
$5
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model twists to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/16 inches long. Unusual shade of green, it is definitely green, not turquoise, but leaning toward that blue-green range. Matte finish. This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$60
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model twists to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/16 inches long. Dark purple with criss cross sky blue veining. White tag attached reads: #5HSS0 (I can only guess that this may have been a number assigned to this finish, but do not know that for sure). This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$60
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model twists to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/16 inches long. Carnation pink and burgundy, square grid type pattern with little starbursts of pink at intersecting lines. White tag attached reads: #28HSS0 (I can only guess that this may have been a number assigned to this finish, but do not know that for sure). This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$60
SH2384
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model twists to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/16 inches long. Black with a vibrant green crosshatch style pattern. White tag attached reads: #5HSS0 (I can only guess that this may have been a number assigned to this finish, but do not know that for sure). This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$60
SH2386
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model twists to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/16 inches long. Solid Red-Orange glossy finish. White tag attached reads: File #105-002 1795-C Pantone Red/Orange? 1/11/95 JED (I can only guess that this may have been a number assigned to this finish, but do not know that for sure). This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$60
SH2387
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model twists to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/16 inches long. Deep reddish brown with subtle deep green veining. White tag attached reads: #48HSS0 (I can only guess that this may have been a number assigned to this finish, but do not know that for sure). This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$60
SH2388
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model twists to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/16 inches long. Dark green with lighter green irregular wavy concentric lines. This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$60
SH2389
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model twists to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/16 inches long. Carnation with diamond shapes in a purple/burgundy shade, varying degrees of diamonds, some overlap and are more subdued than others, sort of a shadow effect. White tag attached reads: #9HSS0 (I can only guess that this may have been a number assigned to this finish, but do not know that for sure). This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$60
SH2391
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model twists to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/16 inches long. Solid matte finish dark red unlike any other Sheaffer red I’ve seen! This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$60
SH2392
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model twists to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/16 inches long. Cobalt blue with lighter blue veining. White tag attached reads: #32HSS0 (I can only guess that this may have been a number assigned to this finish, but do not know that for sure). This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$60
SH2394
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Roller Ball Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model has pull off cap to expose Sheaffer current production slim roller ball refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/8 inches long. Dark green with lighter green wavy concentric lines. This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$75
SH2395
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Roller Ball Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model has pull off cap to expose Sheaffer current production slim roller ball refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/8 inches long. Chocolate brown with tangerine (not quite orange!) veining in large blocks. At quick glance, it looks very giraffe-like. White tag attached reads: #6HSS0 (I can only guess that this may have been a number assigned to this finish, but do not know that for sure). This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$75
SH2396
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Sheaffer Prototype Finish Roller Ball Pen, ca. 1994-1995, USA. Fashion model has pull off cap to expose Sheaffer current production slim roller ball refill, gold plated clip and trim, white dot mounted at top of clip, measures 5 3/8 inches long. Brown with irregular wavy concentric lines in orangey-amber. This pattern was never put into regular production. New condition.
$75
SH2460
sh
Sheaffer Ladies Fashion Ballpoint Pen, ca. late 1980s – early 1990s, matte coral red, gold plated trim, white dot on barrel near top. Clip less model, comes with a tapestry pen pouch. Twist to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill. Measures 5.25 inches long. Very good condition.
$30




Triumph Imperial Pens & Pencils

Sheaffer Triumph FP

Sheaffer Triumph MP
Diagrams above are of a Triumph Imperial fountain pen and mechanical pencil.
From a ca. 1972 Sheaffer package insert.

Click on images to enlarge

SH2116D
2116

Sheaffer Triumph Imperial Fountain Pen, Flamme pattern is gold filled engraving on polished chrome, black section, semi-exposed 14KT gold nib, responsive medium point. Gold electroplate clip and trim, short style clip with white dot at top. Cartridge/converter fill, original squeeze style converter included, Sheaffer Classic Skrip cartridges available separately. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Hard to find pattern! Very good condition.
$150
SH2274
sh
Sheaffer Triumph Imperial Mechanical Pencil, US, ca. early 1980s, bright red barrel with matte chrome cap and polished chrome clip, white dot at top of clip. Twist pencil to extend and retract 0.9mm diameter leads. Measures 5 inches long. Very good condition.
$20
SH2453
sh
Sheaffer Triumph Imperial Ballpoint Pen, ca. late 1970s, US, textured matte finish surface on cap and barrel in chocolate brown with just a hint of some tiny black flecks mixed in. Raised center band with engraved closely spaced dots, smooth gold electroplated reminder clip with white dot at top of cap. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Very good condition. Unable to find this finish catalogued and few have been seen over the years, no one seems to be sure if it ever went into production. Unusual ballpoint.
$40
New
SH2480
sh

Sheaffer Vintage Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1970s, 12KT gold filled in the “Vintage” pattern, a beautiful grapevine engraved pattern, white dot at top of reminder clip. Push reminder clip to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refill. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Very good condition.
$50




No Nonsense Pens

Sheaffer made No Nonsense Pens for many years with the threaded cap which many people find preferable to their newer style of Viewpoint with a friction fit cap. Designs ranged from plain black to some pretty wild designs. The nice thing about No Nonsense pens is that they truly are no nonsense pens and write first time, every time, very reliable.

Sheaffer No Nonsense pens measure 5.25 inches long. All of the ones listed below are in a minimum of very good condition, many are new old stock and have never been used.



Sheaffer No Nonsense Nib Units

The nibs listed below are nib units only for the original style No Nonsense fountain pens which have threaded sections and caps. Newer style No Nonsense have push on caps and a rubber gripping section. Nibs for the screw in style do not interchange with the rubber gripping section style. Nib are polished steel. All are new old stock.

SH-NIB-3TINE
Sheaffer 3 Tine No Nonsense Nib

Sheaffer No Nonsense Nib Unit, triple tine italic, unusual specialty nib writes a double line with one line being wider than the other.
$10



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Balance II

SH2440
sh
Sheaffer Balance II Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1995, Made in Fort Madison, Classic Navy Blue, gold electroplated clip and trim, white dot on cap above clip, twist mechanism to extend and retract refill. Uses current production Sheaffer ballpoint refills. Measures 5.5 inches long. Retro design based on Sheaffer’s original 1930s Balance pens. Large pen is very comfortable to write with. In original box with papers. Pen was never used, mint condition. Box shows some light marks.
$75




Intrigue Pens

Sheaffer has recently discontinued their Intrigue line of writing instruments. The Intrigue has a distinctive style and has been a well received pen. We'll do our best to continue to try and locate Sheaffer Intrigue pens for you!


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Reminder Clip Ballpoint Pens

Sheaffer Reminder Clip
Diagram of a Reminder Clip Ballpoint Pen from a ca. 1972 Sheaffer package insert.
Click on image to enlarge

We think one of Sheaffer's most practical inventions ever was the "Reminder Clip" ballpoint pen. Depress the clip and the point extends. But, you must click it again to make the point retract and open the clip back up in order to clip it in your pocket. No chance of an ink stain ever with this handy little invention. The clip doesn't open, unless the refill is retracted. Sadly, Reminder Clip ballpens are no longer made. We try to round these up whenever we can because they are still very popular today.



SH2196D
sh
Sheaffer Reminder Clip Ballpoint Pen, USA, ca. 1970s, New old stock from the 1970s with original gold foil tag on clip. Dark Grey barrel and 12KT gold filled cap with engraved straight line pattern. White dot at top of clip. Sheaffer's Reminder Clip pens were dropped from the line up many years ago - a real shame. When the clip is clicked, the refill extends to write and the space between clip and cap closes up meaning that you cannot clip this pen on your pocket until you click the clip again to retract the refill. Ink free pockets! Fresh refill installed in each pen. Excellent condition.
$35
SH2258D
sh
Sheaffer Reminder Clip Ballpoint Pen, ca. early 1970s, US, engraved silver plate cap and barrel with smooth gold electroplated clip. Engraving pattern is named Sea Spray. White dot at top of clip. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Uses current production Sheaffer ballpoint refills. New old stock with original Sheaffer label on side of cap. Very good condition.
$125
SH2259D
sh
Sheaffer Reminder Clip Ballpoint Pen, ca. early 1970s, US, engraved gold electroplate cap and barrel with smooth gold electroplated clip. Engraving pattern is named Sea Spray. White dot at top of clip. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Uses current production Sheaffer ballpoint refills. New old stock with original Sheaffer label on side of cap. Very good condition.
$110
SH2260D
sh
Sheaffer Reminder Clip Ballpoint Pen, ca. early 1970s, US, Regency pattern, black with engraved gold intersecting lines. Smooth gold electroplated clip. White dot at top of clip. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Uses current production Sheaffer ballpoint refills. Very, very light specks on the clip, otherwise very good condition.
$55
SH2464
sh
Sheaffer Reminder Clip Perpetual Calendar Ballpoint Pen, ca. mid-1960s, black barrel, bright chrome lined cap with reminder clip. Clip is engraved Sheaffer’S and has the V-shaped ridges at top of clip, slanted cap top. Chrome framed perpetual calendar at top of barrel below cap. Measures 5.25 inches long. Uses current production Sheaffer BP refills. Click clip to extend and retract refill. Very good condition.
$25


Miscellaneous & Collectible Ballpoint Pens



SH1682
sh
Gold Anodized Ballpoint Pen, ca. late 1940s – early 1950s Lined casing, chrome trim, push button mechanism. I've seen this model ballpoint before in anodized blue and pink as well. This one is a little different because it is engraved DEMONSTRATOR on the barrel. Uses the early style aluminum one piece refill which I have not replaced. Nor does it seem to be working. Clip is wiggly. Nice addition to someone's Sheaffer Demonstrator collection! Should you decide to use this ballpoint pen, we have available the Sheaffer Widget which retrofits these old ballpoints to use current production refills.
$50
SH2275
sh
Sheaffer Stylist Ballpoint Pen, US, ca. 1970s, bright red barrel, matte chrome cap, gold electroplated reminder clip with Sheaffer’s stylized “S” at top of clip, slim profile, uses Sheaffer current production ballpoint refills. Measures 5.25 inches long. Very good condition.
$20
SH2429
sh
Sheaffer Stylpoint Writer – ca. late 1960s, Refillable felt tip pen, black barrel, bright chrome lined cap. Stylpoint Writer pen is new old stock, perfect pen in original bright package with two Skrip cartridges - the ink has evaporated from the cartridges, but current production Sheaffer cartridges fit perfectly.
$20
SH2452
sh
Sheaffer Ballpoint Pen, ca. early 1960s, US, anodized aluminum finish on ribbed cap and barrel in a metallic very light green color, bright chrome center band, clip and clicker button. Sheaffer’S is engraved on the clip, Sheaffer’s Made in USA is engraved on the band. Uses current production Sheaffer ballpoint refills, a fresh one is installed in pen. Measures 5 3/8 inches long. Anodized aluminum colors do not usually stand up well over time, but this one is in very good condition and a hard to find model.
$40
New
SH2481
sh

Sheaffer Ballpoint Pen, ca. late 1950s, dark red barrel, chrome lined cap with slanted top. The reminder clip is engraved Sheaffer’S and has little ribs at the top. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Click reminder clip to extend and retract current production Sheaffer ballpoint refills. This ballpoint pen would have been an early match to one of the Sheaffer student style fountain pens. Very good condition.
$20
New
SH2485
sh

Sheaffer Ballpoint Pen, ca. early 1960s, US, anodized aluminum finish on ribbed cap and barrel in a metallic ice blue color – just the faintest hint of blue, bright chrome center band, clip and clicker button. Sheaffer’S is engraved on the clip, Sheaffer’s Made in USA is engraved on the band. Uses current production Sheaffer ballpoint refills, a fresh one is installed in pen. Measures 5 3/8 inches long. Very good condition and a hard to find model.
$40
New
SH2487
sh

Sheaffer Ballpoint Pen, ca. 1980s?, marked W. Germany, matte dark blue finish with gold plated trim and wide clip engraved Sheaffer. Push button to extend and retract refill. Measures 5 3/8 inches long. I’m not sure of the model name of this Sheaffer and find the W. Germany markings quite unusual. Also, the refill that was inside was not your normal Sheaffer refill at all and Sheaffer refills of any type do not work in it. Frank retrofitted a Cross ballpoint refill to work. Just quite unusual all around! Very good condition.
$10





Misc. Vintage Pencils

SH1891
SH 1891
Sheaffer Slimline Mechanical Pencil, black barrel with polished steel cap, Clip is imprinted Sheaffer at top and USA near clip end. Ca. late 1960s-early 1970s. Twist mechanism uses 0.9mm diameter leads. Measures 5 1/8 inches long. Light surface wear, overall very good condition.
$10
SH1970
SH1970

Sheaffer Utility Mechanical Pencil, new old stock, ca. 1980s. Classic black plastic barrel, chrome cap and clip, exposed eraser, measures 5 3/8 inches long. Twist mechanism uses 0.9mm diameter lead. Mint condition!
$6 each or
2/$10
SH1971
SH1971

Sheaffer Utility Mechanical Pencil, new old stock, ca. 1980s. Bright red plastic barrel, chrome cap and clip, exposed eraser, measures 5 3/8 inches long. Twist mechanism uses 0.9mm diameter lead. Mint condition!
$6 each or
2/$10
SH2208
sh
Sheaffer Sentinel Mechanical Pencil, matte chrome with polished chrome clip and trim. Push button mechanism extends 0.7mm diameter leads. Measures 5.25 inches long. Engraved on side of cap: 1999 Tri-State Rodeo (this is the local Rodeo held in Fort Madison, Iowa). Very good condition.
$20
SH2286
sh
Sheaffer Bridge Pencil, US, ca. 1980s, 12KT gold filled lined barrel with black top, ringtop, twist to extend and retract 0.9mm diameter leads. Measures 3 3/8 inches long. This pencil with a design based on ca. mid-1920s Sheaffer pencils was made for a very brief period of time. Excellent condition.
$45
SH2324VTD
sh
Sheaffer Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1960s, black barrel, bright lined chrome cap and clip, Sheaffer engraved on clip. Cap top is angled. Twist mechanism uses 0.9mm diameter leads. Measures 4.75 inches long. This would have been a match to a Sheaffer “school fountain pen”, an early cartridge filler. Very good condition.
$10





Misc Sheaffer Fountain Pens

New
SH2476
sh

Sheaffer Fountain Pen and Mechanical Pencil Set, ca. early 1960s, commonly referred to as “school pens” or just “cartridge filler pens”, one of the earlier models. Dark red with lined chrome caps, straight cap end with Sheaffer’S engraved on clips. FP is cartridge fill, but we have fit with a mini plunger converter, it will not accept standard Sheaffer converters, was intended for use with a Sheaffer cartridges only. Semi-exposed Sheaffer’S steel nib is a firm medium point. FP measures 4.75 inches long. Mechanical pencil is twist activated and uses 0.9mm diameter leads. MP measures 4 5/8 inches long. Very good condition.
$30





Sheaffer Desk Sets


New Old Stock Sheaffer Desk Pens

Sheaffer Desk Pen

Desk style slim ballpoint pen with chain. New old stock, black, pen measures 7 inches long, center diameter at widest point is 0.35 inches/9.1mm chain measures 27.5 inches. New condition.

SH1441
Sheaffer desk ballpoint pen with chain
$10


Unique Sheaffer Desk Sets!

Some of you may recall my mentions of the Sheaffer Industrial Auction I attended in 2007, the one where Frank held his breath that I wouldn't buy everything in sight! I didn't buy everything in sight, but I did buy oodles of treasures and some of the treasures came with baggage. If there was one specific thing in a big steel storage cabinet, it meant I had to buy the entire storage cabinet and everything inside of it and get it out of the factory, too, within 72 hours after the auction ended. We ended up hiring a local moving company to do the hauling. The pieces of steel that the desk sets below were made of came out of various cabinets on the factory floor. We packed them up in buckets that could still be lifted. About a year later, I spent the better part of a week sitting on the floor and sorting through all this metal. Frank shook his head once again having no doubt that I had lost my mind to the world of pen stuff! Any piece of machine steel that had a readable engraving or sometimes was just interesting went into the "keep" pile. If it was just plain steel, no markings and nothing exciting about it, it took a trip to our local scrap metal dealer. After another 6 months or so, the building we were renting to store all these treasures was sold, so I did some more sorting and brought home pieces that I knew I'd figure out what to do with one day. My light bulb turned on one day and blinked desk sets! So without further ado and story telling, here they are ...

The desk sets below were made from pieces of machine steel that were once used to manufacture pens and pen parts at the Sheaffer factory here in Fort Madison, Iowa. Most of them have an engraving of some sorts relating to their use at the factory - some of which I can translate thanks to the help of a former Sheaffer employee, some we just didn't have a clue what the letters and numbers meant.

We've added a new old stock polished brass pen holder to each piece of steel and black felt to the base to keep it from scratching your desk. These are very heavy desk sets, even the smaller sized ones - trust me, even the most determined kitty is not going to knock this over or even slide it a smidgen! Some take two hands to lift, at least two of my hands!

The steel base was carefully drilled to accommodate the pen holder and has been nicely polished to a silvery sheen and buffed with carnuba wax to prevent any rust.

SH2310
sh
Sheaffer Factory Steel Desk Set, polished machine steel, Measures 4 x 1 x 1 inches, Height including arbor is 4.25 inches tall. Marked on one side: Fixture for burning 103 ballpoint nest to drive clip. Includes Sheaffer desk style fountain pen in black with steel semi inlaid nib in firm medium point. FP is cartridge/converter fill and includes mini plunger converter, Sheaffer cartridges sold separately. Fountain pen measures 6.75 inches long.
$100
SH2313
sh
Sheaffer Factory Steel Desk Set, polished machine steel, Measures 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.25 inches. No engravings on this one, just sleek polished steel. Includes Sheaffer desk style fountain pen in black with steel semi inlaid nib in firm fine point. FP is cartridge/converter fill and includes mini plunger converter, Sheaffer cartridges sold separately. Fountain pen measures 6.75 inches long.
$100
SH2316
sh
Sheaffer Factory Steel Desk Set, polished machine steel, Measures 2 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 1.5 inches. Engraved on top surface: Pierce Arbor Grinding Fixture Targa Die Cap Pen ED 8855-B ca. 1988. Includes Sheaffer desk style fountain pen in black with steel semi inlaid nib in firm fine point. FP is cartridge/converter fill and includes mini plunger converter, Sheaffer cartridges sold separately. Fountain pen measures 6.75 inches long.
$100



Sheaffer desk set in custom made stand. This is a black jet glass desk stand, ca. 1940s with brass name plate (not engraved), brown striped swivel pen holder and matching brown striped Sheaffer Triumph white dot Desk Pen. The pen threads into the pen holder. The jet base has been set into what appears to be a beautifully custom made wood stand with inlaid wood around the edges and a pen groove across the front ? it is exceptionally well made. Base measures 10.75 x 5.5 inches. The Triumph desk pen is a vacuum fill model and has not been restored to working order. Very good condition and most unusual.
SH1520 Sheaffer desk set in custom made stand $150
 
SH1837
Sheaffer Deskset - SH1837
Polished Agate Desk Set in primarily muted blues and greys with a bit of ivory in center, polished brass pen holder. Base measures 5.25 in diameter at widest points. Includes matching white Sheaffer desk style ballpoint pen. Pen measures 7 1/8 inches long. New condition in Sheaffer box, box not original to desk set.
$100
SH2022
2022

One of a Kind Vaudeville Sheaffer Desk Set This desk set comes with a little story - The set was commissioned by Craig Sheaffer for his friend, William Soechtig. Mr. Soechtig and his 2 daughters (The Soechtig Sisters) were in vaudeville and apparently quite famous at one time. They lived in Fort Madison and this desk set came from the estate of the last daughter that passed away in 2005. It's unique in the true sense of the word.

The base is black glass. Design is all hand painted. There are 2 original Sheaffer round white labels on the base, original green felt. Measures 5.75 x 7.25 inches. Single pen groove across the front. It has the round inset disk and black pen holder with single gold filled band, swivels 360 degrees. There is a small chip on the lower edge of front left corner. As you can see from the photos, some of the painting has worn over the years, but it's pretty much intact. Very well done and the design is just the essence of vaudeville. Sorry, no pen with this one.
2022

2022

2022

$1500
SH2143VT
sh
Sheaffer Fineliner Desk Set Model No. 250, ca. 1950s, dark brown base with tan top. A Sheaffer 2 oz Skrip bottle (included) screws into the base and feeds ink to the point hole for pen. Base measures 3.75 in diameter, height is 3.25 inches. Original Sheaffer Fineliner label on back of base. Sorry, fountain pen is not included, if we had one, we’d include it, but we do not! Very good condition.
$20
SH2144VT
sh
Sheaffer Fineliner Desk Set Model No. 251, ca. 1950s, dark green base with vivid chartreuse top. A Sheaffer 2 oz Skrip bottle (included) screws into the base and feeds ink to the point hole for pen. Base measures 3.75 in diameter, height is 3.25 inches. Original Sheaffer Fineliner label on back of base. Sorry, fountain pen is not included, if we had one, we’d include it, but we do not! Very good condition.
$20
SH2231
sh
Sheaffer Single Desk Set, polished petrified wood in beautiful shades of brown and tan, bright chrome pen holder. Irregular shape measures approximately 6.5 x 5 inches. Includes Sheaffer Slimline black desk style ballpoint pen. Pen measures 7 inches long. Excellent condition.
$55
SH2341
sh
sh
Sheaffer Desk Set Style Ballpoint Pen – Special Imprint from Sheaffer Administration Department. Black with chrome trim ring and gold plated point end. White dot. Measures 6.5 inches long. The barrel of the pen is engraved: Gen Adm 93, W.A.S.P. Co. Near the chrome ring on barrel, the pen is engraved: Sheaffer'S Made in USA. At first glance I thought the "93" might have been a date, but the Sheaffer'S company engraving would date it much earlier to at least 1967, if not earlier. It does use current production Sheaffer BP refills which would definitely date it post-1960, perhaps a little earlier. A safe guess is it was made in the early - mid 1960s. Very good condition.
$50
SH2342
sh
sh
Sheaffer Desk Set Style Fountain Pen - Special Imprint from Sheaffer Gold Nib Dept. Black with Sheaffer 14KT gold two tone Feather Touch No. 5 nib, it's a responsive fine point. Lever fill - fills only from a bottle. Measures 6.75 inches long. No white dot. The pen is in very good condition with exception to a little bit of brassing to the lever. The barrel is engraved: W.A.S.P.CO. Gold Nib Dept No. 28. Below that is the standard Sheaffer barrel imprint from this era: WA Sheaffer Pen Co. Fort Madison Iowa USA, Made in USA. This pen dates to ca. late 1930s. I'm going to make a pure guess that the No. 28 after the Gold Nib Dept engraving might have indicated that this pen belonged to a desk set at "Station 28" in the gold nib department. There were many, many people in the nib department at that time, about 100 stations set up for inspecting and grinding. Just a guess that makes sense to me.
$100
SH2433
sh
Sheaffer Desk Set, ca. 1930s, Figural Woman with Basket in copper art metal finish is one of the harder to find Sheaffer desk sets. Oval base measures 3.25 x 2.25 at widest points, height is 4 inches. The basket holds the missing pen. A previous owner or un-savvy antique dealer polished this a little more than they should have, the finish should be a little darker and not quite as coppery. Remember not to polish unless you know what you're polishing! Aside from being polished, the woman and her basket desk set is in very good condition and this desk set is quite hard to find.
$225
SH2436
sh
Sheaffer Model DE3 Single Desk Set, ca. 1970s, walnut base with chrome surround in a etched finish with bright top edge, polished chrome pen holder swivels 360 degrees. Slim Sheaffer black desk style ballpoint included, pen measures 7 1/8 inches long, uses current production Sheaffer ballpoint refills, a fresh one is installed. Base measures 3.5 inches square. Original Sheaffer label on bottom of base: Sheaffer A Textron Company DE3 Desk Set 45003, label is in very good condition. There is a hint of pitting near the open end of pen holder, otherwise both desk set and the pen are in very good condition.
$45
New
SH2473
sh
Sheaffer Single Desk Set, ca. early 1930s, jet black glass base. Black pen socket with single gold filled band. Socket swivels 360 degrees. Base measures 3 x 5.25 inches. Original round Sheaffer label is on bottom of base. Includes Sheaffer desk style fountain pen in black and pearl with black taper. Lever fill - fills only from a bottle. Sheaffer 14KT gold 3-25 nib is a firm fine point. Pen measures 7.25 inches long. No nicks or chips in the glass base, but there is some very light surface wear showing on top surface. FP is fully restored and in very good condition.
$140
New
SH2474
sh
Sheaffer Double Desk Set - US Coast Guard Auxiliary, ca. 1970s, Mexican white onyx with a single copper vein. Chrome swivel pen holders hold two Sheaffer slim black desk style ballpoint pens. Base measures 7 x 3 inches, pens are each 7.25 inches long. Pens use current production Sheaffer BP refills and fresh ones are installed in each pen. In the center is a medallion for the United States Coast guard Auxiliary - Semper Paratus. This looks like an after market addition to me, not something made by Sheaffer. Very good condition.
$50



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