Thursday, August 19, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 242

We'll be featuring more school pens starting next Monday, but in the meantime, here is one of Stuart's newest acquisitions - another lovely vintage Sheaffer desk set!

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

Stuart: "Intelcom delivered this prize this morning, from Canyon, Texas. On p. 66 of the 1930 Sheaffer catalog, it’s desk base S-16. The design is photo plated - I’m not sure what that is, but it might be an old term for photo-etching. The base was $10.00 without a pen. The pen it came with is lying in the pen-rest groove in the first shot - it’s in great shape, but, as usual needs a sac." 


"In the second shot is the pen I’m using in it for now, which came with a set from Pendemonium."

"The third shot is a closer view of the design, which is so beautiful. A hunting scene, so this was for the gentlemen hunter with thoroughbred hunting dogs! The stand is larger than it looks, 7 inches long by 5 1/2 inches across, and an inch high, solid glass, so it weighs like lead!

Needless to say I’m delighted with this one. I’d seen a few others on eBay but this one was much lower in price, so I decided to grab it. It’s not common. Patience pays off, if you keep hunting - appropriate word!"

Congratulations on another great desk set, Stuart -- it's a real beauty!

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