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What Ink Matches A Green Sheaffer?

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#1 fitz123

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 00:14

Hello!

 

I recently purchased a vintage green Sheaffer Imperial. I want to have a nice well behaved green ink to match it. Nothing bright or flashy and has a vintage look to it. Something safe to use in vintage pens too. Any recommendations? 

 


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 00:35

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:46

I just cleaned a Sheaffer Snorkle (Autograph) yesterday in which I had used J Herbin VERT EMPIRE for the last several years.  It worked well & matched well enough to suit me.



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Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:25

Try a sample of Diamine Sherwood Green. I did a comparison of about 15 greens a couple years ago and it has been in steady use ever since, in a variety of pens, with no issues.


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 12:44

Thanks for all the suggestions so far.

I just bought another pen. A peacock blue Sheaffer Admiral Snorkel. What inks would match this? 


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 15:33

I lean/default toward some form of blue-black in vintage pens but several have favorites of other colors.

I might consider a mix of green and blue for a teal for your green pen. Either Sheaffer or Waterman are good safe inks for vintage. For the peacock blue Sheaffer, you could go on a hunt for the vintage peacock blue ink or pick the lighter blue in Sheaffer or Waterman. My peacock blue snorkel is very happy with the purple blue blend called Blurple. Do a search for 2008? Info on that. My blend is more blue than 50-50. Nice you can mix to mood and the snorkel does a wonderful job of sucking up your current small mix.

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 17:35

I'll be boring, but I'll say - try Graf von Faber Castel Moss Green.

And for the peacock blue one... Maybe Sailor Yama-Dori?

 

I have found this inks interesting and really well behaved. 


Edited by Old_Inkyhand, 28 February 2016 - 17:36.


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 19:51

 

Thanks for all the suggestions so far.
I just bought another pen. A peacock blue Sheaffer Admiral Snorkel. What inks would match this? 

 

If it is peacock blue, try Sheaffer turquoise ink.
The Sheaffer turquoise ink has been reported to be similar to the old Sheaffer Peacock Blue ink.

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 20:28

You may like Diamine Evergreen.


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 20:55

Thanks for all the suggestions so far.
I just bought another pen. A peacock blue Sheaffer Admiral Snorkel. What inks would match this?


Of course the sheaffer peacock ink, I also have the peacock snorkel and going to buy the peacock ink soon.

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 21:13

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Of course the sheaffer peacock ink, I also have the peacock snorkel and going to buy the peacock ink soon.

Best regards.

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Sheaffer Peacock blue has been long out of production, which is why I recommend their Turquoise.

Edited by ac12, 28 February 2016 - 21:13.

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 22:07

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If it is peacock blue, try Sheaffer turquoise ink.
The Sheaffer turquoise ink has been reported to be similar to the old Sheaffer Peacock Blue ink.

You can also try Sheaffer Green ... it's a turquoisish green!



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 19:28

&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;
Sheaffer Peacock blue has been long out of production, which is why I recommend their Turquoise.


Yes very true, though one can get lucky sometimes.

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 20:04

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Yes very true, though one can get lucky sometimes.

Best regards.

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I meant that you can't just go and order one from your favorite ink dealer.
It is available on eBay. I've seen bottles show up every so often.

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 21:10

If anyone can get a hold of rare and discontinued inks, northstar can.

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 17:49

&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;
Sheaffer Peacock blue has been long out of production, which is why I recommend their Turquoise.


What about Pelikan Turquoise?
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Posted 06 March 2016 - 13:37

I second J. Herbin Vert Empire (feels so good in my 1940s Balance). For a Peacock Blue Sheaffer, I can recommend Diamine Havasu Turquoise or Diamine Florida Blue if you like a slightly darker shade.


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