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10735: Sheaffer Self-Filling: rare mottled hard rubber vest-pocket lever-filler, 9.6 cm long, nickel plated lever, early imprint with last patent date of 1912, narrow feed, "2" on cap top, #2 nib is also early with teardrop vent hole; cap crack has been professionally repaired and partially sleeved.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium flex • $600

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10588: Sheaffer Craig: rare full length black chased hard rubber coin-filler, 13.4 cm long, warranted #3 nib, narrow keel feed, mechanically sound, evenly faded, more wear to barrel but imprint clear; the coin-filling system was never used by Sheaffer for its own-brand pens, and is seldom seen in their Craig sub-brand either.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: G • NIB: medium flex • $250

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12405: Sheaffer Craig: rare full length black chased hard rubber coin-filler, 13.7 cm long, warranted #3 nib, narrow keel feed, crisp and glossy, condition like new but nib is cracked at the heel and is not suitable for use as is. The coin-filling system was never used by Sheaffer for its own-brand pens, and is seldom seen in their Craig sub-brand either.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine • $265

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13720: Sheaffer 2A Self-Filling: early black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.85 cm long, nickel plated trim, #2 Self Filling nib, raised barrel threads, pointing hand shows direction to unscrew cap, "SHEAFFER-CLIP" clip imprint, crisp chasing and imprints, only slightest fading.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine flex • $225

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11961: Sheaffer demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked with 1918 patent date and "PAT.PEND'G" on crown, eraser pulls out from end.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125

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11739: Sheaffer demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked with 1918 patent date and "PAT.PEND'G" on crown, eraser pulls out from end.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125

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13721: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, nickel plated trim, #2 Sheaffer nib, crisp chasing and imprints, only slight fading, small rough spot at barrel end (see detail).

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $165

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11792: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, crisp chasing and imprints, #2 Self-Filling nib is an elegant writer; excellent appearance, glossy hard rubber has been professionally reblackened, tight hairline crack in cap lip (see detail), post cap lightly.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $250

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12184: Sheaffer Lifetime demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked "PAT.-- PAT.PENDING" on crown and "DEMONSTRATOR" on barrel (most examples lack the "DEMONSTRATOR" marking). Eraser pulls out from end, dents on barrel on either side of the clip, dings and cut marks to cap crown, mechanism tight but fully functional.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: G* • $65

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11796: Sheaffer Lifetime: large black chased hard rubber flat-top lever-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, pre-White Dot, massive Lifetime nib, imprint worn but fully legible, hard rubber has been professionally reblackened, has a slightly dull appearance.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium firm • $265

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13327: Sheaffer Lifetime set in box: uncommon #1-size slender all-metal ringtop lever-filler, fine parallel lines pattern, 9.1 cm long, with matching 1.1 mm pencil, in original faux ivory celluloid box. Some scattered shallow pinprick marks to the side of the cap, otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $175

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11814: Sheaffer Lifetime pencil: small ringtop, 9 cm long, gold filled trim, orange celluloid barrel; as new, noting shop wear or polishing wear to rim of crown, uses 1.1 mm lead, marked "PAT--PAT. PENDG".

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • $80

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13601: Sheaffer Lifetime: oversize black flat-top lever-filler, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap top; celluloid section with ink window and fine-finned feed are later Sheaffer replacement parts but from the original working lifetime of the pen (late 1930s/1940s, most likely). Good imprints, name on barrel.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $225

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12646: Sheaffer Lifetime: black and pearl flat-top lever-filler, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, massive Lifetime nib has a rounded semistub tip. Name on barrel, slight shrinkage to end of barrel, moderate and largely even discoloration.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $150

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12488: Sheaffer Lifetime oversize pencil: black and pearl flat-top, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, shallow pinhead dings to crown but much better than usual, excellent color, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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10248: Sheaffer Craig pencil: an unusual Mandarin Yellow Sheaffer flat-top, 13.1 cm long, nickel plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, eraser under crown; metal clean, scattered marks to the barrel (see details).

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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10549: Sheaffer Univer: rare oversize flat-top lever-filler in orange-tinted black and pearl, 13.65 cm long, gold filled trim but only gold wash (now missing) on clip, comb feed, correct #6 Sheaffer-made warranted nib has scant iridium and is rather scratchy. Sheaffer extended the color range of their Univer sub-brand by applying tinted celluloid lacquer over black and pearl. In this case, the original color is beginning to show where the pen has been polished over the years. Most Univers are small and round-ended; oversize examples are seldom seen.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex* • $385

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