Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 9

....and now for something completely different---Stuart's new vintage Sheaffer desk set:

(all photos by Stuart ~ click on images to enlarge)

Stuart: "The set came from an eBay dealer in Columbus, Ohio. It’s a Sheaffer Touchdown pen, so end of the ’40’s-early ’50’s. The base is black glass with the gold-plated metal star motif in the centre. The pen’s restored and writes a Medium-Fine line, very smooth. I like it, it’s a simple and elegant set, and the star is something I hadn’t seen before."
"One detail I’ve noticed - the clutch ring on the pen has screw threads to secure the pen inside the socket, but the socket does not have threads. Whether this indicates the base is older than the pen or not, I don’t know. The pen’s a perfect fit for the socket in any case. "

Thanks for sharing this great find with us, Stuart! (to see more of Stuart's vintage Sheaffer desk sets, click here, here and here)

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