Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 149

Today we're shining a spotlight on two classic vintage Sheaffer fountain pens--a Sheaffer 'Balance' ('Military Balance' to be specific) and a Sheaffer 'Imperial IV'---owned by Christopher...

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

Christopher: "I had never had a Sheaffer with the over the top short clip, so when this Vigilant model came my way, I was very pleased. It is a very attractive pen, from its striated golden pearl finish to its brilliant 14K Gold two tone nib. Plus, the transparency in this particular pen is simply amazing. But what really stopped me in my tracks was the placement of the Sheaffer ‘White Dot’ on this pen cap, located just below its short clip" 



Christopher: "I was not familiar with this model of the Sheaffer Imperial until Rene (who is now my go-to person when it comes to Sheaffer wisdom from the 1950s and early 60s) educated me. But in picking up this particular pen, which did need a bit of TLC, I was totally smitten. Just an amazing writer, the Imperial IV. Smooth and lays the ink down consistently without almost any coaxing from the hand. To be honest, I was not big on black pens but with the Gold Filled fittings and beautiful design (much like a smaller version of a Sheaffer PFM) I was sold. Face it, it’s a Sheaffer and what could be more welcome."

For more information on Sheaffer's 'Balance' model, check out this highly-informative article:
Profile: Sheaffer's Balance

Christopher--congratulations on these wonderful vintage acquisitions, and thank you for sharing them with us :)

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