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Really appreciate any advice here.

 

I am trying to replace a pen that my mother was given as a child and that was stolen from my pencil case when I was at school when I borrowed it. Through searching the Internet, I have identified the fountain pen as the white and gold lady sheaffer xxiii skripsert petit point.

 

Can any one offer any advice to where I might find one of these to buy?

 

Many thanks

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Is this the one?

 

They come up on eBay now and again, the black and silver one more often than the white. Prices can vary widely unfortunately. Average I expect to be somewhere close to £40 Sterling

 

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Thanks Blueboy - that is exactly the one! I have searched the web high and low but will follow your advice and keep an eye on ebay.

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