Saturday, August 22, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 63

A few months ago, Stuart acquired a couple of lovely vintage Sheaffer desk sets, however, both of the desk pens needed refurbishing. The pens were recently restored, so Stuart sent me photos of the restored sets for our pen club's online "show & tell"...

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

When the set above arrived (back in February), Stuart wrote: "Another desk-set landed today, with a gorgeous oval green onyx base, smooth-finished, and a lever-filling pen. It’s another “staple” pen and also has a $5.00 price code on the barrel, which makes it a little later than I had supposed it to be, late ’30’s - early ’40’s."

"When dipped, the nib writes a hairline, super-fine, and smooth. It’s a Feather Touch #5. When I poked a wet Q-Tip into the holder, it came out with residue of what I think is Arabian Rose ink, a mauve-pink shade! It’s a shame Sheaffer doesn’t make it now, it would be popular."

"The base is one of the loveliest I’ve seen, great colour and patterning and an elegant shape."

(above) Another beautiful Sheaffer desk set--this one from the 1930’s, with a triangular brown glass base, matching socket and desk pen. Stuart commented that "(he hadn't) seen one like this before."

The set came in this lovely Art Nouveau-style packaging...

Stuart thinks the desk set was NOS (New Old Stock)---stored away and never used----due to the condition of the set and packaging...

Many thanks to Stuart for sharing these great vintage finds with us!

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