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Sheaffer Prelude - Let's Try To Catch Them All

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#21 Markol

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 06:59

To my best knowledge 9142 was a short series which didn't stay longer in a regular production. I don't now if it was available worldwide, but it's still available in Poland (with fine nibs only). If you are interested in this pen, let me know via Messenger. I will try to find it for you.

Edited by Markol, 05 March 2017 - 07:22.


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#22 AL01

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 19:29

I love the Prelude, especially the Fort Madison Preludes. My favourite of all are these, especially the Rainbow set.

 Is the 3rd one to the right thicker than the others?



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 23:08

 Is the 3rd one to the right thicker than the others?

No, but I see what you mean. I think it is because I made the pen box and not all the slots are exactly the same size, thus giving the impression of a different dimension. Sorry.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 13:04

Just a couple of my new friens ;)
 
Sheaffer Prelude Holiday 1997 Snow Pen
 
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and Sheaffer Prelude Copper GT (366) (Sheaffer'S USA)
 
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BTW @graystranger -is this last one like yours?
 

Edited by Markol, 07 March 2017 - 13:43.


#25 LizB

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 14:54

Mine :

 

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9171, 9143, 340



#26 Markol

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 16:44

Very nice Three Musketeers :).



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 22:13

Just a couple of my new friens ;)
 
Sheaffer Prelude Holiday 1997 Snow Pen
 
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and Sheaffer Prelude Copper GT (366) (Sheaffer'S USA)
 
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BTW @graystranger -is this last one like yours?
 

 

Yes Markol, it does look like mine. In fact, my faint memory now seems to say to me that it was not named bronze, but looked bronze. I used it for some years, so there is some minor scratching on the body, you need a loupe to see that. But these pens feel so good, write so well, that I can't help keeping it inked up all the time, and using it once in a while.

 

So, I'm sure what I bought is the 366 copper model. Actually, i like the finish much more than if it was a bright copper color, it is so deep and rich. Do you use any of your Preludes, or are they just for collecting?

 

Thanks for the high quality photograph. I still have my box somewhere around, probably in a storage case full of pen boxes.

 

I love your Holiday 97 Snow Pen. I paid $75 for my Prelude from Fountain Pen Hospital in 1997. Don't know what they are worth today.


Edited by graystranger, 07 March 2017 - 22:14.

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#28 Markol

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:22

 

Do you use any of your Preludes, or are they just for collecting?

 

I love your Holiday 97 Snow Pen. I paid $75 for my Prelude from Fountain Pen Hospital in 1997. Don't know what they are worth today.

 

Of course I try to use them all, at least for one cartridge ;). I know that "never inked" pens increase their value after years, but I can't stop myself :D.

 

I bought my Holiday 1997 Prelude for approx. 70 USD. The original price was 95 US (I found a stick with the price in my set), so their value hasn't grown so far, but let's wait another twenty years...



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 17:04

From Russia with love)

 

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:47

Very nice flock indeed :).

 

It's time to update my collection

 

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Od lewej:
337   Black Barrel/ Palladium cap GT
338    Red Barrel/ Palladium Cap. GT
339    Blue Barrel/ Palladium Cap GT
340    Brushed Chrome CT (two variants)
342    Brushed Chrome GT
346    Matte Black GT
347    Matte Navy GT
348    Matte Burgundy GT
349    Matte Green GT

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356    Ocean Blue Lacquer GT    
359    Tortoiseshell Lacquer GT    (two variants, one a bit darker ond the second without white dot on the captop)
365    Gunmetal GT    
366    Copper GT    
368    Gold Electroplate Fluted GT    
373    Black Gloss NT    
374    Ivory GT    
375    Tortoiseshell BT    
377    Gunmetal BT    

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383    Petrol NT
9121    Chameleon Partially Purple Painted GT
9134    Black Barrel/Palladium Cap PT
9135    Blue Shimmer NT
9136    Rose Shimmer NT
9137    Silver Shimmer NT
9142    White Rose Gold T
9143    Cobalt Blue Rose Gold T
9144    Black Lacquer Gunmetal Trim
12261 Holiday Original 1997 Snow Pen

 

Cheers

Marek



#31 OilMugs

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 13:13

This was a promotional item, I think from around 1977, not sure.

 

By a Sheaffer Prelude to win a Honda Prelude.



#32 Markol

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 15:53



This was a promotional item, I think from around 1977, not sure.

 

By a Sheaffer Prelude to win a Honda Prelude.

 

To my best knowledge Sheaffer started to Produce Preludes in 1997, after Targa was discontinued.

Honda Prelude has been produced since 1978, and the first generation looked like that

 

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The car on your photo is 5th generation of Honda Prelude (1996-2001), so the promotion had to be in this period :)



#33 OilMugs

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 16:13

That makes sense, sorry I dont know much about cars.



#34 AL01

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 15:20

This was a promotional item, I think from around 1977, not sure.

 

By a Sheaffer Prelude to win a Honda Prelude.

 That's kinda funny! (For a car guy, I guess...)



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:36

March hunting results. I apologize for the poor photo quality

 

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From the left: 9050 - Titanium Oxide Multi-Coloured Plasma GT, 360 - Charcoal Lacquer GT, Signature prototypes (9173, 9175 and 9176), 355 - Black Lacquer GT, 357 - Ruby Red Lacquer GT, 358 - Leaf Green Lacquer GT, 9141 - Incandescent Green NT and 9140 - Radiant Magenta NT.

 

To be continued...



#36 visvamitra

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 21:30

@It looks more and more impressive every month :)



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 13:42

I own the Copper Prelude which served me through my first job very well. I still own it but rarely ink it yet have kept it for sentimental reasons. I do recall buying it not long after watching the Godfather and feeling it suited that aesthetic and period rather well.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 18:17

Picked up this Prelude a little while ago, Like the Imperial Pattern Signature with a few difference's, old style nib in a signature gripping section, no black filled lines and a different emblem on the cap top.

 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 15:00

Very interesting pen., especially the emblem "S" on the cap top. I've never seen this pen before.

Edited by Markol, 13 May 2017 - 08:10.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:40

May arrivals

 

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From the left:

9133 - Brilliant Silver PVD NT
380 - Petrol BT
376 - Copper BT

 

And the most recent purchase, 371 - Gold Electroplate Barleycorn GT

 

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