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CHALLENGE: How many "Imperials"?


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#1 PenHero

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 13:11

The Sheaffer Imperial was probably one of the most distinctive pens Sheaffer made. Introduced in 1960, the name has been applied to many, many different pens, both by Sheaffer and by collectors, as some "Imperials" were not called Imperials by Sheaffer.

Here's the CHALLENGE:

How many different Imperials are there? Can you post a picture of an Imperial that no one else has? Let's see how many people can come up with.

A trick question: Which Sheaffer Imperial is *not* an Imperial?

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 14:21

1964 touchdown blue/chrome
http://www.bazaarbui...pname=Sheaffer#

How about a diamond engraved design?
http://www.penhome.c...mages2/5409.jpg

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 23:16

A trick question:  Which Sheaffer Imperial is *not* an Imperial?

The one with the "Dolphin" inlaid nib?

How many different Imperials are there?


Hmmm, well there were 8 types of early Imperials (mark I through VIII), then a Sterling Silver version, the "Triumph" Imperial, the special edition "Holly" pen from 1996, and lastly the modern Imperial design with the chrome clip and cap band. I don't know if the original Legacy is considered an Imperial, though (it does have the squared barrel ends which (all???) Imperials have).

Can you post a picture of an Imperial that no one else has?  Let's see how many people can come up with.

I own a 1996 Special Edition "Holly" fountain pen:
http://www.pensplane...sheaffer-le.htm

(I own an Imperial FP with the 'diamond' engraved design)

Edited by Maja, 27 December 2004 - 09:59.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 20:43

Ok, Jim...Are you going to let us know the answer(s) to the questions you posed in this thread, or what? :lol:

Waiting with baited breath.....
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 00:19

Found this post while learning... what'st the answer, Jim?



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 12:45

Wow, I forgot about this thread. The Imperial that is not an Imperial is the Target, introduced in June, 1960. In the 1961 catalog, Sheaffer changed the name and added it to the new Imperial lineup as the Imperial III. The only way to distinguish them is by chalk marks.

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#7 Roger W.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 16:45

Wow, I forgot about this thread. The Imperial that is not an Imperial is the Target, introduced in June, 1960. In the 1961 catalog, Sheaffer changed the name and added it to the new Imperial lineup as the Imperial III. The only way to distinguish them is by chalk marks.

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Thanks!

I love the distinction.  Desk bases from 1935 and 1936 have a similar problem in that many models are carried in both years though the numbering system is radically changed.  Only way to know is from an original sticker on the bottom of the set.

 

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