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Update At Main Street Pens

sheaffer 444 for $25??!!

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#1 MainStreetPens

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 15:49

I haven't had time to do an update on our main sales page in nearly a month - lots of repairs to do nudging out repairing my own pens.  We have a modest update on the main sales page, and several new pens on the Sheaffer Consignment page.  
 
An thread popped up this week extolling the virtues of the Sheaffer 444 as a rugged, reliable, every day user pen.  We have a bunch of them in for consignment - all mint, NOS, and we're selling them for $25 - just the pen, no converter.  A standard squeeze converter or piston converter will fit the pen though.   There are also some really nice, high end and hard to find Legacies.
 

You can see all of the pens starting at the main sales page at Main Street Pens.
 
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 22:53

I haven't had time to do an update on our main sales page in nearly a month - lots of repairs to do nudging out repairing my own pens.  We have a modest update on the main sales page, and several new pens on the Sheaffer Consignment page.  
 
An thread popped up this week extolling the virtues of the Sheaffer 444 as a rugged, reliable, every day user pen.  We have a bunch of them in for consignment - all mint, NOS, and we're selling them for $25 - just the pen, no converter.  A standard squeeze converter or piston converter will fit the pen though.   There are also some really nice, high end and hard to find Legacies.
 

You can see all of the pens starting at the main sales page at Main Street Pens.
 
HH444Imp.jpg

 

 

I am a complete newb so this shouldn't be a shocker to anyone, but I'm not at all familiar with this pen. When I think of beginners FPs, I think Metropolitan, Safari, Kakuno....but it sounds like this might fit the bill too? It's got a great look!



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Posted 04 March 2017 - 23:09

It sounds like I should have bought some international converters today. :-)


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 03:06

 

 

I am a complete newb so this shouldn't be a shocker to anyone, but I'm not at all familiar with this pen. When I think of beginners FPs, I think Metropolitan, Safari, Kakuno....but it sounds like this might fit the bill too? It's got a great look!

 

The Sheaffer Imperial 444s are a really nice pen - I bought two from Ron late last year (one for me, one for a family member) and they're both great writers.  Inlaid nibs aren't really a feature of Sheaffer's current line-up - at least, not at these kinds of prices - but they look great and write really well.  My only hesitation in recommending them as a beginner FP is that if you run into any trouble with the nib, I suspect they'll be a bit more fiddly to repair for yourself.  Definitely worth it for $25 though - I thought I was getting a bargain at $32!



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 03:07

It sounds like I should have bought some international converters today. :-)

 

I think Ron meant the standard *Sheaffer* squeeze or piston converters will work in these pens - they won't take an international standard.



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 03:08

 

I think Ron meant the standard *Sheaffer* squeeze or piston converters will work in these pens - they won't take an international standard.

Good point.


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 03:17

 

I think Ron meant the standard *Sheaffer* squeeze or piston converters will work in these pens - they won't take an international standard.

 

 

Thanks for this clarification. I definitely would have bought the wrong thing!



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 05:47

 

 

Thanks for this clarification. I definitely would have bought the wrong thing!

 

No worries - I think Ron sells the squeeze converters (I bought one for each pen when I got mine).  I haven't tried to swap in the piston converter from my newer Sheaffer Agio, but I'm *fairly* sure it'll work.  Might not hurt to ask, though, to make sure!



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 22:42

I finally found a piston converter to test - both the squeeze and lower priced piston converter will fit this pen.  I just never had a reason to try one because I personally prefer the piston converter, though they're getting harder to find.


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