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#1 Anirban4u

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:01

Hi Friends,

 

It is really difficult to get hold of old Sheaffer's here in India. Like minded people do not want to part ways with them, ignorant people treat them as pieces of trash.

 

It's my good fortune that I came across an old sheaffer, which looks to me like an Imperial , but I am sure I am wrong, as it's not a touchdown, but looks like a C/C. But the Converter (if it IS a C/C), is unlike anything I saw in Sheaffer converters in my limited experience.

 

I am attaching one of the few pictures that the seller has sent, which contain all parts.

 

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The thing is, I have my birthday coming up this 26th and would like to treat myself to this beauty, if it happens to be a decent one (Can't afford a good one, let alone excellent! )

 

Any idea on the model  & what the price should be ?

 

P.S. I have no idea about the nib grade, but have asked the seller about the same.

 


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:58

Around $50-$60...

Should be an early Imperial model...but I could be wrong..

Let the experts speak :)



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:50

looks like lady sheaffer  727. no idea about the price though. check ebay.com sold listings for an idea.

 

 

how much are you willing to  spend?

 

where exactly in india are you located?



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 13:03

If this really is a lady sheaffer 727 (it certainly looks like it !), then I have to pass it on. :(

I have 2 imperials (new, steel nibs), a 300 and a prelude, not counting a couple of No-Nonsense.

All are wonderful, wet writers (I can swear the 300 writes BB with wet inks ), but all are C/C. :( Maybe this is a Squeeze converter.

 

So the search for a touchdown continues.

 

@Vikrambedi, I was thinking around 2K INR.. My location is Pune.


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 13:19

Yes, that is an early squeeze converter.


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#6 Ron Z

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 13:54

Lady Sheaffer, Stylist - all related. With this style nib I think that it would be a Stylist, though I have no means to verify.   It is indeed a standard squeeze converter, so can be used as a C/C pen, and the new twist converter will work.  Some of us still have the squeeze converters with the red end  VS black, which means that it has a synthetic sac instead of latex.

 

Sheaffer made a couple of different sections that fit into the pen.  This style came with steel, gold plated and 14K nibs depending on the model.  They had one with a 180 style nib, and one (used in the Lady Sheaffer) a finger-tip style nib.  I also have a couple of sections with a fiber feed, and one that has a fiber (felt) tip. 

 

Nice pens if the plating is still in good shape.


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#7 Anirban4u

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 14:14

Thanks Ron, the seller just mailed me & said and I quote:

 

"Manufacturer: Sheaffer

Model: Stylist
Pattern: Vertical Lines  
Type: Fountain Pen
Clip: Gold Plate, with White Dot
Circa: 1970
Filling System: Squeeze  Converter 

Nib Imprint: "SHEAFFER 14K Made in USA 
Nib Size: M
Cap & Barrel Material: 12K Gold Filled  

Cap Imprint: 12k Gold Filled SHEAFFER  "

 

How much do you think it should cost ? Though I really want a TD/Snorkel for my B'day, it's good to know it's worth, so that if I really feel the whim later on, I can reach out. :D


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 15:45

Given the condition not a heck of a lot.  It looks like there's some damage to the section, and the plating doesn't look all that impressive.  But it could also be the crummy picture.  It baffles me that many sellers don't understand that a good picture sells pen, even if the pen isn't in great shape it lets the buyer make informed judgements, and they might be willing to buy your pen even though it has "issues."  It might be that it just has some schmutz on it, but again I can't tell from the picture.

 

The section is not a deal breaker though if the rest of the pen is OK - I have a bag full of them in various colors.  The nib unit just unscrews, though you'd want to replace the doughnut seal around the piercing tube at the end of the feed.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:23

Thanks Ron, I'll pass this by. Don't want another Medium Nib + C/C pen..

 

BTW:, is it just me or all sheaffer Medium nibs run very wet , sumtimes to the point of being a B ?


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 14:28

Thanks Ron, I'll pass this by. Don't want another Medium Nib + C/C pen..

 

BTW:, is it just me or all sheaffer Medium nibs run very wet , sumtimes to the point of being a B ?

 

Not always the case.  Note even usually the case.  But sometimes, yes.  It just depends on the individual pen and model.


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 06:56

The culprit is a Sheaffer 300 in blue marble swirl. (I'm positive I pasted photos here in FPN..)
Any remedy other than sending it to a nibmeister ? (tried sqeezing the tines with nails, carefully! )

Oh.. hang on, are there any nibmeisters in India ?

damn, I myself am deviating from the topic .. :(


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