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#21 David W

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 04:43

Here is my small selection of autograph Sheaffers:



no great artistic statement, just a few very cool pens and pencils in basic black with (mostly) solid gold trim.

from left to right: a 2000 marked lever filler unengraved, a 1500 marked tuckaway pencil engraved "Arlene H. Hillidge" (my personal favorite and *all* 14k trim to boot!), the matching 1500 marked tuckaway ballpoint (this one probably doesn't have a 14k clip, as it is unmarked), and last but not least an unengraved snorkel pencil with the $12.50 chalkmark still intact (also a GF clip and cone).

thanks for all the other (excellent) autograph pics! makes me want a few more...

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 05:00

PeteWK: That #8 is spectacular - thank you for posting the photo!
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:02

Pete;

Great #8HR!

Here's a few Auto flattops (Black and Pearls might be as rare as the HR #8) -

Black - 89C, T89C, 85C


Jade - J89C, J85C


DeLuxe - Black and Pearl - K89C, K85C


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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:44

QUOTE(Roger W. @ Nov 15 2006, 07:02 PM)
Pete;

Great #8HR!

Here's a few Auto flattops (Black and Pearls might be as rare as the HR #8) -

Black - 89C, T89C, 85C


Jade - J89C, J85C


DeLuxe - Black and Pearl - K89C, K85C


Roger W.

wow! that last black & pearl is spectacular!

It needs to be photographed more!

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 11:04

Sheaffer Balance marine green oversize autograph set 1932.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 11:05

And another Sheaffer Balance marine green oversize autograph set 1932.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 17:25

Wow! drool.gif drool.gif drool.gif

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 20:08

Yep, my eyes are bugging out as well. I used to have a BHR Autograph with a number 4 nib (I think like Roger's middle one) but it went bye-bye in a trade last year.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 20:33

Here's a nice set that I acquired recently. The top of the box is not pictured, but is present (with some damage).

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#30 gregamckinney

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 20:59

I'm really fond of the Autograph models, though those in my collection are certainly not in the league with most of those posted here.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 21:55

David's box (vintagepens) is a truly uber rare Sheaffer item. I've only ever seen the one he has shown. I understand that it showed up on Ebay some six years ago or so, there certainly hasn't been any since. Thanks for showing the pic, just a great set!

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:21

QUOTE(gregamckinney @ Nov 19 2006, 08:59 AM)
I'm really fond of the Autograph models, though those in my collection are certainly not in the league with most of those posted here.

Best, greg

Theres no league here, I love all the autograph models and thanks for sharing.

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 21:33

I would love to buy a user grade Autograph for daily writing. Could any of you be convinced to part with one? Please email me back channel at: janinekozanda@astound.net

In order of preference:

Color - black
Nib - wraparound Medium or fine
Filler system - in good working order!
Model - I like the TD/Snorkels more than the Balances but I'm flexible

I'm looking to buy a pen I can write with on a daily basis - useability/function is more important than aesthetics.

THANKS!!!

PS I would not be surprised if no one wanted to sell, though. :-) These pens are just so lovely.

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 02:58

The autographs pictured here, are just beautiful. I have only a few. I still can't bring myselt to photo my autograph disaster, but I was showing my 1930s vintage autograph fountain pen to a person who was looking at my display case of pens, and dropped it on the hard floor. It broke in two right behind the nib! I turned a beauiful pen into a piece of junk in the blink of the eye! The nib is ok, and the cap with the gold band and autograph is still just fine, but the barrel and filling parts is just that, pieces and parts. I still have the mechanical autograph pencil, complete with the lead, but the pen, its life long partner, is shattered.

I would gladly pay for a new barrel, if one could be found, maybe one of the restorers might have the parts to make this pen a nice show piece, and maybe a fully operational pen again.

So I look at these pens and just drool. Beautiful.

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 16:10

QUOTE(cvasara @ Dec 25 2006, 02:58 AM)
The autographs pictured here, are just beautiful. I have only a few. I still can't bring myselt to photo my autograph disaster, but I was showing my 1930s vintage autograph fountain pen to a person who was looking at my display case of pens, and dropped it on the hard floor. It broke in two right behind the nib! I turned a beauiful pen into a piece of junk in the blink of the eye! The nib is ok, and the cap with the gold band and autograph is still just fine, but the barrel and filling parts is just that, pieces and parts. I still have the mechanical autograph pencil, complete with the lead, but the pen, its life long partner, is shattered.

I would gladly pay for a new barrel, if one could be found, maybe one of the restorers might have the parts to make this pen a nice show piece, and maybe a fully operational pen again.

So I look at these pens and just drool. Beautiful.

Put up a picture and I'll see if I have a barrel to match it. Merry Christmas,

Pete

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 12:58

Good Morning Sheaffer Lovers!
Went thru the collection and found a few Autograph pens plus some others with that sweet 14K imprint on them...I like any pen with 14K trim, barrel or cap (aside from the nib!)!



From right to left:
Crest Triumph set, pump-fill, engraved AL MARKS (THANKS AL!)
Triumph w/touchdown filler...not sure of model name or number (too early!)
Autograph 1500 set w/triumph nib, pump-filler
Autograph 2000 w/triumph nib, lever-filler
Tuckaway set w/ triumph nib, pump-filler (love them Tuckies!)

I'm going to re-do this pic cause I know I have more stuff hiding out somewhere like two Autograph Black pencil caps minus barrels (both look pretty much unused parts) and couple more full pens...
Anyway, enjoy this one & add please add to or correct my nomenclature if any of it is wrong...HMMMM, GOLD!
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 13:56

David's boxed set is a pretty stunning set up.

Here is a not so common Autograph- a flat top Green with wide solid gold cap-band, next to a non-autograph.

This one is at the heart of my Sheaffer collection.

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#38 Sarj

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 17:21

What a fantastic thread !
I don't think I have seen so many examples of the pens that I really covet in one place before.

Many thanks for sharing your collections.

I posted this one over at PT earlier today.
I haven't seen too many of the non-black 'for your autograph' series pens around. I estimate this one to be from around 1945.




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Posted 26 December 2006 - 17:34

I have only one Autograph, but it's one I quite like, a Touchdown TM:


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Posted 26 December 2006 - 18:02

Here's an interesting Autograph Sheaffer. One Charles H.H. Small bought thousands of shares in a company called Dix Mines beginning at the end of 1932. The stock appreciated tremendously, and Mr. Small cashed out about a decade later, making him extremely wealthy. Mr. Small signed over all those stock certificates with his oversize Sheaffer Autograph.

Presumably for sentimental reasons, Mr. Small saved one certificate -- the very first one he had purchased. Here's that certificate, along with his personalized Autograph pen used to sign the balance over to their new owners.

Click for the full-res image so you don't have to see the nasty jaggies.

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Edited by kirchh, 26 December 2006 - 18:03.

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