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#41 Robert111

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 00:33

The other very, very scarce color is periwinkle, which is a blue that runs toward violet.

 

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 13:08

These are magnificent--thank you!!


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:59

This thread has a photo of a vermilion pen so here's a look at fiesta red. These two colors -- to my eyes -- are almost the same.

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 20:05

This is a collection of Triumph-nib pens in the original Snorkel colors (leaving out only black). The unusual aspect of these pens is that they have the new color-matched sections. Such pens are uncommon, but even less common, BTW, are the open-nib versions. 

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:04

I have just scored a Valliant burgundy with the same color section. BTW, what snorkel model has the largest triumph nib?
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Posted 13 December 2017 - 15:31

I have just scored a Valliant burgundy with the same color section. BTW, what snorkel model has the largest triumph nib?

 

BTW, what snorkel model has the largest triumph nib?

 

I'm pretty sure they're all the same size. I know they're all the same diameter because they all have the same section or coupler; and comparing length I find no difference there either. My flex nib looks longer than the rest but it's an illusion caused by Sheaffer's narrowing the tines to achieve flex.



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Posted 13 December 2017 - 15:36

I have just scored a Valliant burgundy with the same color section. BTW, what snorkel model has the largest triumph nib?

 

Obviously I'm a big fan of the Snorkel, but I am especially partial to those with color-matched sections. Fiesta red is the only color I like better with a black section, and if you throw in a two-tone nib it actually makes me swoon.



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 19:43

WOW.  This thread is amazing!  I've always chased nibs without really paying attention to the colours of the pens, so I've ended up with a wide variety of black, pastel green, burgundy, and blue snorkels/TDs that have fancy nibs - broads, stubs, obliques, a few flexes.  Now I'm wondering if I should have been looking at the barrels more closely!   :wub:



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Posted 25 December 2017 - 18:56

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This would make a nice color reference. Would you name the colors from left to right?

Merci en avance!



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 00:53

This would make a nice color reference. Would you name the colors from left to right?

Merci en avance!

Pastel Grey, Buckskin Tan, Mandarin Orange, Vermilion, Fiesta Red, Sage, Fern Green, Pastel Green, Periwinkle Blue, Pastel Blue, Peacock Blue, New Burgundy.

 

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:01

Thanks, Roger.



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:52

Just found this pastel gray Valiant with a factory stub and thought it was worth sharing.

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:59

A beautiful nib!



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:51

Beautiful pen and beautiful nib.
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:16

Wow. Great thread and right on time since I'm currently searching for my first snorkel score! And I got an answer that I was wanting, which is why do some pens have color matched sections!

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 19:11

Here's my Triumph-Set:

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. . . my current S A L E S . . .

 

 

 

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 18:49

Hi, Folks!

 
This is a Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman in Mandarin Orange c. 1957-1959.  Mandarin Orange was one of the new Snorkel colors introduced in 1957 and pens of this color do not have matching color sections, but black, as shown.  The Statesman has a Triumph palladium-silver alloy nib (may be hallmarked PdAg), plastic cap and barrel, gold-filled clip and 3/8" wide gold-filled cap band.  Note that this pen has a barrel imprint.  Colors produced were black, burgundy, pastel gray, pastel blue (or aqua), pastel green, peacock blue, buckskin tan, mandarin orange, fiesta red, and sage green.  In 1956, the Snorkel Statesman sold for US $15.50 and with a matching pencil, US $22.75.
 
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 19:16

Gorgeous thread, thanks folks. Robert111, that stub nib is fabulous! My tatty old black Sentinel is feeling very inferior  :unsure:



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:28

Hi, Folks! 

 
This is a Sheaffer Snorkel Valiant in Mandarin Orange c. 1957-1959. Mandarin Orange was one of the new Snorkel colors introduced in 1957 and pens of this color do not have matching color sections, but black, as shown. The Valiant has a Triumph two-tone palladium plated 14 karat gold nib, a plastic cap and barrel, a gold-filled clip and a 3/8" wide gold-filled cap band. Note that this pen has a barrel imprint. Colors produced were black, burgundy, pastel gray, pastel blue (or aqua), pastel green, peacock blue, buckskin tan, mandarin orange, fiesta red, and sage green. The 5 1/2 inch long Snorkel Valiant has a medium nib and sold for $19.75 and the matching pencil, $7.25.
 
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 13:26

 

Hi, Folks! 

 
This is a Sheaffer Snorkel Valiant in Mandarin Orange c. 1957-1959. Mandarin Orange was one of the new Snorkel colors introduced in 1957 and pens of this color do not have matching color sections, but black, as shown. The Valiant has a Triumph two-tone palladium plated 14 karat gold nib, a plastic cap and barrel, a gold-filled clip and a 3/8" wide gold-filled cap band. Note that this pen has a barrel imprint. Colors produced were black, burgundy, pastel gray, pastel blue (or aqua), pastel green, peacock blue, buckskin tan, mandarin orange, fiesta red, and sage green. The 5 1/2 inch long Snorkel Valiant has a medium nib and sold for $19.75 and the matching pencil, $7.25.
 
 
Thanks!

 

 

Interesting. I've seen quite a few new color pens without barrel imprints but a cap imprint above the band instead. I have a Sage Admiral right now like that. Any idea when Snorkels were changed over from barrel to cap imprint?

 

Also seems to me I've noticed some PFMs with plastic cap imprints and some without.


Edited by Robert111, 07 January 2018 - 22:24.







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