Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 470

Here's that nice vintage Sheaffer desk set that Stuart brought to the March meeting last week!

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

Stuart writes: "(Here's) a gorgeous Sheaffer desk set from the late 30’s. It’s a Canadian one, and has a base of beautiful Belgian marble, not used as commonly as Italian marble or the various onyxes. The sides are elegantly tapered, and there’s a circular hollow on top to hold stamps and whatnot.

The pen’s the standard Sheaffer Lifetime model of that time, with a two-tone nib."

"It has the thin veins of colour running through the stone that are distinctive to this marble."

"The trim is reverse-trim - chrome instead of gold, to harmonize with the cool tone of the marble."

Congratulations on another great vintage desk set, Stuart, and thank you --as always-- for your reviews :)

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