Monday, May 31, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 204

Now, here's a vintage fountain pen that might look familiar if you've been following our virtual "show & tell" closely -- we posted its look-alike (belonging to brand-new VPC member Grant) two weeks ago here :) The lovely example featured today, though, belongs to longtime member Christopher...

(photo courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on image to enlarge)

(Above): Christopher's sage green Sheaffer Admiral Snorkel with open 14k gold unmasked nib. Christopher says the fountain pen came "in perfect working condition."

Our thanks to Christopher, as always, for sharing his latest vintage find with us!

Now a word about colours...
The Sheaffer 'Snorkel' fountain pen came in thirteen different colours (actually, sixteen, if you include the brown desk pen, the clear demonstrator and the two shades of burgundy). Among the "standard" colours, the least common are: Vermilion, Fiesta Red, Mandarin, Peacock, Periwinkle and Fern Green (one of our members brought his Fern Green 'Snorkel'  to a meeting a few years ago--it's in the fourth photo down in this old post). The most common ' Snorkel' colours are: Black, Gray, Burgundy, Pastel Blue and Pastel Green. The Sage Green and Buckskin Tan colours fall in the middle, in terms of scarcity (source). Whatever the colour of your Sheaffer 'Snorkel', may you enjoy using "the most complicated fountain pen ever designed"

Take care,

       (Sheaffer Snorkel Pen Commercial with Vivian Vance - 1953 - YouTube link)

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