Sunday, March 28, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 172

Today's featured newest acquisition is a handsome Sheaffer fountain pen owned by Stuart...

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

Stuart: "A Sheaffer Lifetime Imperial VI arrived this morning, and I love it!  I flushed the pen and the old cartridge, and then filled the cartridge with Sheaffer Green.  It’s a nice writer, with a Fine point." 

Now, a little background on this Sheaffer model...

The 'Imperial VI' was produced from 1961 to 1973. It is less common a model than the 'Imperial IV' (the Imperial model which preceded it) and its relative scarcity makes it a sought-after pen for many Sheaffer collectors. The 'Lifetime' versions of the 'Imperial VI' are cartridge/converter only; they only accept Sheaffer's proprietary ink cartridges or Sheaffer's (difficult-to-find) short button converter.

From "The Imperial VI brought the subtle charm of the PFM IV to the Imperial line. Often mistaken for a chrome plated cap, the highly polished white metal cap is actually stainless steel, and surprisingly heavy." 

Our thanks to Stuart for sharing his newest pen find with us! 

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