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New Additions To The Collection: Sheaffer Imperial Viii Set

sheaffer imperial viii touchdown vintage in-laid nib 14k gold

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#1 gammada



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Posted 21 August 2020 - 22:57

Just gifted myself this beautiful set of Imperial VIII fountain pen and pencil, complete with original box. Found them for sale in an old Mom & Pop stationary store that also happens to sell old ballpoints, pencils and fountain pens in varying states of conservation.


Both are in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition, but the pen needs a new sac. Not sure about the nib width, but looks like a Medium. The best, I got them for just $35!


I always thought these Imperials were a bit thicker than all the other Sheaffer pens I own, but this pen seems to be the exact same width and length as my Imperial II TD with the short Triumph (Skripsert) nib.


Anyone has any idea of what kind of sacs do I need for both, the Imperial VIII and the Imperial II?


Also, is the PFM thicker than this one?

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#2 BillNick


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Posted 02 September 2020 - 11:23

Yes, the PFMs are thicker.

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 03:24

Yes, the PFMs are thicker.

Thanks! Now, I need to find me one. Are these also Touchdown?

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 04:35

Thanks! Now, I need to find me one. Are these also Touchdown?


PFM's are snorkels.

Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 17:45

They sure are pretty!

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