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What Sheaffers Have Joined Your Collection Lately?

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#21 silverlifter

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 20:58

Odd. The inlaid nibs on the Targas (and PFMs) are exceptionally robust.


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#22 Estycollector

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 10:17

I received the two vintage Sheaffers I ordered, a Snorkel and a Targa (I guess the Targa isn't "vintage"). They wrote beautifully -- both mediums. 

 

However, I did not like how fragile the nibs felt, especially on the Targa. In both pens, I kept feeling like I was going to bend them or even break them. And I am not a hard writer. 

 

So I hated to do it, but I decided to send them back. They were too expensive to instantly become pens I never use.  :(

 

 

I guess I have been spoiled by those bulletproof Parker hooded nibs. 

 

You've become more discriminating, a good thing!! Knowing what you prefer and sending back a highly sought after couple of pens is a big deal. :)


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#23 NumberSix

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 03:22

 

You've become more discriminating, a good thing!! Knowing what you prefer and sending back a highly sought after couple of pens is a big deal. :)

 

That's a lovely way of looking at it!



#24 NumberSix

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 21:25

I decided to give the Targa another go, after seeing some pages I wrote with the one I bought and returned a couple months back because "I didn't like it". (or maybe one month? who can recall these days?) 

 

I can't help it. I like the looks of them too much. So I ordered one just now from Peyton Street, along with a bottle of Skrip Blue. We'll see how it goes. 



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Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:31

I am waiting for the arrival of a Tuckaway Deluxe, also ordered from Peyton Street Pens.  

 

My only other Shaeffer is a Viewpoints calligraphy pen, from a set given to my daughter as a gift when she was ten.



#26 corgicoupe

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 01:03

The Targa is a steady friend.  I've had two from the early 1980s and still ink them up.  I did buy one that I thought was sterling, but discovered it was plated and returned it to the seller for a full refund.  He even [surprisingly] reimbursed me for the cost of mailing it back to him.  I replaced it with a Parker Sonnet [genuine] because the original purchase was mad to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.  An important date, and we are only days away from the 26th!!!


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#27 pajaro

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 16:33

The Targa is a steady friend.  I've had two from the early 1980s and still ink them up.  I did buy one that I thought was sterling, but discovered it was plated and returned it to the seller for a full refund.  He even [surprisingly] reimbursed me for the cost of mailing it back to him.  I replaced it with a Parker Sonnet [genuine] because the original purchase was mad to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.  An important date, and we are only days away from the 26th!!!

 

Congratulations!


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#28 corgicoupe

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 19:05

Thanks, Paul.


Baptiste knew how to make a short job long

For love of it. And yet not waste time either.

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 23:59

Beautiful new arrival today:

 

Sheaffer Connaisseur

811 BURGUNDY STANDARD RESIN FOUNTAIN PEN, 18k Medium nib

 

I thought I was buying a black one, but I am thrilled to realize it was burgundy. (not that you can tell from this picture)

 

I was expecting the Diamine Registrar's to act just like ESSRI. (some people think they're the same ink). And it mostly does, going down dark blue and turning black before your eyes. But I think it might be a little smoother. Of course, it could just be this lovely nib.

 

 

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Edited by NumberSix, Yesterday, 00:10.






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