Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 114

A few weeks ago, Stuart acquired another lovely vintage Sheaffer desk set and sent in some photos for our pen club's virtual "show & tell". Without further ado, here it is...

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


Stuart: "And just in time for Fountain Pen Day came this beautiful Sheaffer desk set with a decorated black glass base. The pen (in the photo) is another one that I already had - the one that came with the set has a missing lever and a banana-curved main barrel section, the part where the lever goes.  Everything else is in great shape. I’ll probably have that pen’s nib swapped onto one that needs a good point.  But the base is lovely."

"The Pen Hero site has a gallery of Sheaffer magazine ads, including one that shows this base - 1927, so very early, and with the first-style swiveling mounting for the socket." 

"The seller’s pics showed the state of the pen, so I was ready for it.  The base is near immaculate, one or two flea-bite nicks and that’s it for wear.  So I’m very happy with this one, the great base is what lifts it up out of the run-of-the-mill."

I asked Stuart if he could send in some photos of the original Sheaffer desk pen that came with the base because I was interested to see just how badly curved it was. He sent these quick photos of it:

Oh's definitely a so-called "banana" pen :(


...and as Stuart said above, the lever is also missing...


...but the nib is in good shape, so it can be put in another Sheaffer desk pen needing a better nib :)

Many thanks to Stuart for sharing his wonderful new vintage desk set with all of us! (if you're interested in seeing more great desk sets belonging to Stuart and other Vancouver Pen Club members, please click on the "desk sets" tag in the tag cloud ...or click here)

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