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Which Sheaffer makes you swoon?


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#21 OldGriz

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 19:35

QUOTE (david i @ Dec 3 2008, 09:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And forward some more, that Lennox made-for-sheaffer (and so stamped) 1960-ish Lady Sheaffer Turkey desk set with matching moire pens.




...more...


David,
You really need to start reading Outdoor Life or Field and Stream.... your "turkey" is actually a ring-neck pheasant.... a very popular game bird for hunters.
I realize you're a city boy, but gimme a break.... even you should recognize a turkey.... after all Thanksgiving was only last week...

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 19:49

isn't this a turkey?
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#23 gyasko

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 19:58

I like the looks of the 1930s Balances, but i have only one that i really like writing with. What i'd like is a nice jade green or pearl and black Balance with a Triumph nib.

I like Touchdowns, especially the fat ones, and i love writing with Snorkels, but they don't make me swoon.

#24 ethernautrix

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 20:03

My other favorite is the Tucky, which elicits more of a "squee!" than a swoon:


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 20:23

Someone mentioned Tuckaway???

Swoonable perhaps.







Think i have too many pens lying about...



Back to sleep before waking for work.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 20:34

Touchdowns and Snorkels.

I do have a Balance, and I like it, but the Valiant (or what seems to me to be a Valiant) I inherited from my father is the one that makes me swoon most. A great writer.

Then, for sentimental value, the pen I have had for close to 50 years now, my PFM I.

Sorry, I don't have pictures. I don't have a digital camera yet, and I'm too lazy and busy at other projects to care about taking pictures with my old Pentax.


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#27 Roger W.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 21:33

8C's are one of the all time essential Sheaffer's -


Early hard rubber 8C's


Radite 8C's


Gold scroll, Sterling scroll, Sterling slotted, Gold slotted, Floral


1928 Banker Lamp


Cobra circa 1930


Might be only known example of the lamplighter deskbase circa 1929.


Just too iconic to leave out "Cat" circa 1930


Oversized Balances


A few different snorkels

#28 ethernautrix

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 21:47

Oo. Nice!

Roger W., what are the distinctions between those pens? Nib sizes? Years? Fourth one from the left looks like it has a double band. What does that signify?

These are beautiful!

Lisa

QUOTE (Roger W. @ Dec 3 2008, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Radite 8C's


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 22:00

Lisa;

These are all 8C's so the nibs are the same size. This array is pretty much by date. First group are mid 20's, next group is late 20's with the double band offered in 1928/29, the last group is 1930 and after. Most of the flattops that are found were produced circa 1926 until 1931. Sales were probably strong on the flattop the first couple years that balances were offered but, I don't have the data beyond that is what the existing examples tell us.

8C's are my favorite and I'm glad you like them.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 22:36

Anything in perfect jade
Anything roseglow
PFMs with the plastic caps, especially in green
Peacock Snorkels

Edited by Garageboy, 03 December 2008 - 22:37.


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 22:38

QUOTE (Roger W. @ Dec 3 2008, 02:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lisa;

These are all 8C's so the nibs are the same size. This array is pretty much by date. First group are mid 20's, next group is late 20's with the double band offered in 1928/29, the last group is 1930 and after. Most of the flattops that are found were produced circa 1926 until 1931. Sales were probably strong on the flattop the first couple years that balances were offered but, I don't have the data beyond that is what the existing examples tell us.

8C's are my favorite and I'm glad you like them.

Roger W.

Thank you, Roger W.

I think 8C's are my favorite now, too. Of the Sheaffers. I don't have a favorite favorite.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:24

@ Roger W

Nice lamp, Roger notworthy1.gif . And I like the cat as well...

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:48

QUOTE (Garageboy @ Dec 3 2008, 05:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anything in perfect jade
Anything roseglow
PFMs with the plastic caps, especially in green
Peacock Snorkels


Yeah, these OS Roseglows gave me some swoon wink.gif





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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:49

OK



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#35 ethernautrix

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:00

P.S. I also really like those Tuckies, David. I like the wide band Tuckies and even the no-nose Tuckies (those ones look so sweet!).

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#36 Garageboy

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:12

Did roseglows only come in that variant of the clip?

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:04

Wow! What a great thread. Have been watching the Network for the last few months, learning and appreciating, but Dr. Issacson 's collection takes it to a new level for me. Have seen some of the pictures before, but together plus new ones, concerns me as I am inspired to find just one example like those presented. Very nice.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:09

QUOTE (Garageboy @ Dec 3 2008, 11:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did roseglows only come in that variant of the clip?


Nope.

regards

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:12

QUOTE (OldGriz @ Dec 3 2008, 02:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
David,
You really need to start reading Outdoor Life or Field and Stream.... your "turkey" is actually a ring-neck pheasant.... a very popular game bird for hunters.
I realize you're a city boy, but gimme a break.... even you should recognize a turkey.... after all Thanksgiving was only last week...

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Recall? All those people wandered in to tell him he'd spelled doughnut the wrong way... and then bought a few before leaving.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:21

headsmack.gif You people are too promiscuous. You can have only ONE favorite pen. I was hoping someone would say, of all these nice pens I have, "THIS" you see, as it lies before your eyes, is the one I can't live without.
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