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I know very little about Sheaffer pens so please forgive my ignorance. I bought it because it looks like an interesting pen, was a low price, and I hadn't seen another like it. It's on the way to me now.

 

I did not find it on the Pen Hero site.

 

Notes: no clip, has a cartridge, steel nib

 

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37 minutes ago, crescentfiller said:

Lady Sheaffer Skripsert

 

Paisley?

 

Yes, thanks for the lead! It appears to be a Lady Sheaffer Skripsert IV - Paisley Gold on Black. From searching around the web it seems to be circa 1959-60.

https://www.sheaffertarga.com/Lady Sheaffer/IV Paisley Black.html

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There's a series on these pens running in the PCA Pennant.

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I picked up a Lady Skripsert a couple of years ago, I think at an estate sale company's warehouse sale.  I don't normally go for gold color metal pens all that much, but it was pretty, and I think I paid five bucks for it.

That Paisley one is a lot snazzier looking than mine.  Nice find, PithyProlix.

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1 hour ago, inkstainedruth said:

I picked up a Lady Skripsert a couple of years ago, I think at an estate sale company's warehouse sale.  I don't normally go for gold color metal pens all that much, but it was pretty, and I think I paid five bucks for it.

That Paisley one is a lot snazzier looking than mine.  Nice find, PithyProlix.

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Even though I don't go for bling much, I don't have any Sheaffers besides two TRZs with nibs too wide for my tastes (though nice, really solid pens) so, at ~$8 USD for this one, I figured why not? Looking forward to receiving this and putting the nib to paper. 

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On 1/10/2022 at 4:26 AM, Ron Z said:

There's a series on these pens running in the PCA Pennant.

Quite the spread in that last issue. 
 

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I have seen several of these on eBay and have been tempted to get one, but I wonder if I’d like a pen without a clip. Does anyone know how big these pens are in length? Are they comparable in size to a 51 or smaller?

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4 hours ago, Carguy said:

I have seen several of these on eBay and have been tempted to get one, but I wonder if I’d like a pen without a clip. Does anyone know how big these pens are in length? Are they comparable in size to a 51 or smaller?

 

Here you go:

 

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(I am not sure why the pens don't look lined up with the end of the ruler in the photos but they actually are - I used a straight-edge to line everything up.)

 

I really like it. I'd prefer a clip but it is not a big deal for me. It's got the solid/robust build typical of a Sheaffer. Nail nib - this one xf. The surface has the texture of whatever they wrapped the pen with, which I like a lot. Great performer so far. The cap seems like it has a tight seal but we shall see. It was a no-brainer for me at around $8.50 USD.

 

I wouldn't hesitate to buy another. And, if fact, I will probably complete the purchase of this one today:

 

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Looks like it will need an ink sac. It is very coincidental that these came up at almost the same time here, especially from different sellers.

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On 1/9/2022 at 5:12 AM, PithyProlix said:

I know very little about Sheaffer pens so please forgive my ignorance. I bought it because it looks like an interesting pen, was a low price, and I hadn't seen another like it. It's on the way to me now.

 

I did not find it on the Pen Hero site.

 

Notes: no clip, has a cartridge, steel nib

 

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Now that is a pretty pen!

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