Friday, May 21, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 199

Today's newest acquisition is another great vintage Sheaffer desk belonging to Stuart!

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

Stuart: "Here’s some shots of the desk-set that arrived from Colorado. Needless to say, I love it!"


"The base is bronze with sterling silver trim. In the August 1941 Sheaffer catalog (ed. note: pg. 21 of catalog + scan at the end of this blog post), one of the ones in the reference you sent me, it’s listed as set R425 BAGDW, and sold for $15.00."


"The pen above is the one the set came with - it’s a Touchdown filler, but not working."

Stuart: "I’ve equipped the set with a TD Triumph pen (shown above), which fits the socket perfectly."

"This is an impressive set. The finish shows oxidation to the silver, and patina to the bronze, which is to be expected after all these years. If the open-nib pen is original to the set, it may be from the late 40’s, so the base may have been offered for a number of years. So another wonderful addition to my collection!"

Here's Stuart's desk set in the 1941 Sheaffer catalog he referenced in his write-up---it's the middle desk set in the bottom row (click on image below to enlarge):

 (scan courtesy of Pen Collector's of America Reference Library)

As always, our thanks to Stuart for sharing his latest finds! There are scans of many other old pen catalogs here on the Pen Collectors of America (PCA) website. Enjoy!

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