Friday, August 27, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 246

Today we're featuring a vintage Sheaffer desk set Stuart acquired a few weeks ago--a handsome brown and butterscotch-coloured desk base with a matching brown desk pen:

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

Stuart: "The desk-set looks rather nice on the top of my old desk, doesn’t it? :)"

Stuart initially thought the desk base was made of Bakelite (apparently, there are a variety of ways to identify it), but after finding an old Sheaffer catalog with his desk set in it, he sent an update, saying: "I don’t think it is Bakelite after all - that 1941 Sheaffer catalog distinguishes between plastic and Bakelite in the descriptions, and that one’s given as plastic. Anyway it’s a cool set!"

Here's the catalog information Stuart found:

Stuart's desk set in the 1941 Sheaffer catalog:
(scan courtesy of the Pen Collectors of America - link to catalog )

The desk set is on page 17 of that catalog and its description is: "G355 ABJOM, Brown and Cream Plastic. 3½ x 5 inches. Gold trim. With No. 5 Brown Pen. $7.50".

Love that butterscotch & brown colour combo--it reminds me of a Reese's' Peanut Butter Cup :) Our thanks, as always, to Stuart for sharing his latest vintage "goodies" with us! 

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