Monday, September 7, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 71

Happy Labour Day, everyone! Today's featured new acquisition is a lovely Sheaffer desk base made of Norwegian marble belonging to Stuart...

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

Stuart: "It’s a Sheaffer (surprise!) with an unusual base - white and rectangular, with large beveled edges all around, and pink, tan, and grey streaks, very striking."

"It had been offered once or twice and the seller would take offers. I offered ten dollars over the starting bid price of $20 US, and they accepted it. It’s coming from Ft. Madison, Iowa, Sheaffer’s old headquarters! In messages, the seller told me they worked for the company for nearly 20 years, and knows the man who runs the Sheaffer museum in the old factory building."

(Photo above: The desk base originally came with a gold-plated Sheaffer 'Imperial' ballpoint, but in the photo above it's paired with the gold-plated Sheaffer 'Imperial' desk pen with 14K inlaid nib that Stuart acquired last year with this set)

What a gorgeous desk set, and what a great deal, too! Thank you, Stuart, for another great contribution to our pen club's online show & tell :)

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