Thursday, March 21, 2019

Sheaffer 500 "Dolphin" desk set

One of Stuart's newest acquisitions that he brought to the February Vancouver Pen Club meeting---a NOS (New Old Stock) Sheaffer 500 “Dolphin” desk set, ca. 1962-64:

(all photos courtesy of Stuart ~ click on images to enlarge)

The desk set (with original box pictured below) features a solid walnut base and a Fine-point steel-nibbed cartridge desk pen...
The set came complete with original Registration and Warranty from Sheaffer, as well as two Sheaffer ink cartridges...
The "Dolphin" nickname for this particular Sheaffer nib style comes from the shape of the nib (the shape of a bottle-nosed dolphin's head):

Sheaffer made a lot of desk sets over the years and this is just one of the nice examples that you can find a-plenty (for fairly reasonable prices) on sites like eBay. Grab yourself a fountain pen desk set and see for yourself how much fun it is to use in the workplace/home office!

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