I started to get interested in Snorkel when a friend gave me a Snorkel Valiant, after took a closer look at this series, I decided to make this series as one of my majors.
I focus on different colors, and take models into consideration at the same time. Now, I have all the colors and almost all the models. Well... Snorkel Masterpiece is too hard to find one. I have to admit it that some of them are really hard to find, it is almost impossible to find a rare color Snorkel in China, I have to hunt on ebay. Fortunately, I collect them all in four months, it is much quicker and easier than my imagination.
Left to right: Demonstrater, Triumph, black Autograph, burgundy Signature, pastel green Signature, gray Signature, fern Crest, peacock Sentinel, periwinkle Valiant, fiesta red Clipper, mandarin Statesman, pastel blue Sovereign, sage green Saratoga, vermilion Admiral, buckskin tan Special
Six rare colors, almost all of them are NOS, only Statesman is used
Two "not easy" colors
fiesta red and vermilion, they are relly hard to tell from picture if one of them is absent
pastel green, sage green and fern, they are easy to tell at a glance if the picture is clear enough
pastel bule, peacock and periwinkle, hard to tell, but not that hard
a mysterious gray Signature, maybe off-catalog or custom-made
Finally, you are all here!
Articles about Snorkel are easy to find, but most of them just give a outline of this series, some Chinese sources are even wrong, so I still have some questions.
Does a first-year Snorkel have a nib code?
Will a open nib Snorkel be a first-year Snorkel if it has golden tube and disk-type spring shoulder?