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11973: Sheaffer golf pencil: red-veined grey pearl ringtop, 6.85 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; good imprints, eraser under cap, excellent but for stain on side (see detail).

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine* • $40

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13716: Sheaffer desk pencil: uncommon oversize model, 21.4 cm long, black, gold filled trim, jade green trim band, uses 1.1 mm lead; extra-long, with eraser housing in pull-out taper.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: near mint • $225

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13724: Sheaffer 5-30 desk set: black and pearl lever-filler, 18.5 cm long, gold filled trim, firm smooth 5-30 nib, excellent color, near-invisible sealed hairline in base of taper (see detail), in scarce Woman Carrying a Basket base in bronzed metal, base clean with only a couple of small surface abrasions in the skirts.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium • SOLD

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12535: Sheaffer golf pencil: black and pearl ringtop, 6.6 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, strong imprint.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • $55

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11190: Sheaffer golf pencil: black and pearl ringtop, 6.6 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; no imprints, but clearly as manufactured.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine • $50

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13717: Sheaffer Lifetime desk pen: black lever-filler, 19.6 cm long, uncommon reverse trim (chrome rather than gold filled), large White Dot, red trim band, two-tone Lifetime nib with turned-up nib.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $165

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13361: Sheaffer Autograph Lifetime Balance pencil: oversize black and pearl, 14.1 cm long, 14K solid gold barrel band and clip (nose cone is gold filled), uses. 1.1 mm lead. Unusually, band and clip bear London import hallmarks; test mark to clip, gouge at joint (see details), excellent color.

DATE: c. 1931 • CONDITION: fine* • $175

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11192: Sheaffer golf pencil: black ringtop, 6.6 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; bold imprints, no plating wear, some small mars to the nose cone. Uncommon in black.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine* • $60

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13692: Sheaffer Balance pencil: full length slender black and pearl ringtop, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; excellent color, no brassing, unusual to find a larger model as a ringtop.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • $85

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11327: Sheaffer Lifetime Autograph Balance pencil: black oversize, 13.9 cm long, solid 14K gold trim, initials "F. M." on barrel band, fine appearance and function, uses 1.1 mm lead, noting bump to nose cone and usage scratches overall.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG • $120

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12137: Sheaffer Balance Lifetime: thick stubby ringtop lever-filler in red-veined grey pearl, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, clean and lustrous appearance, noting one area of age shrinkage and an internal hairline next to the large White Dot (see details).

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine rigid • $95

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12536: Sheaffer golf pencil: Marine Green pearl ringtop, 6.8 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, strong imprint.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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11156: Sheaffer Balance pencil: green pearl and black marbled, 13.25 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon with twin wide patterned barrel bands; two-tone tip cone appears to be a later factory replacement, perhaps to convert this pencil to use thinner .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: exc • $120

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12528: Sheaffer Balance Lifetime: red-veined grey pearl ringtop lever-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, large White Dot, big Lifetime nib with super-fine tip; beautiful color and pearlescence.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: needlepoint • $145

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12414: Sheaffer Junior: uncommon red-veined silver pearl lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, bold imprints, name on barrel, typical roughness to plating on cap band and lever.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $85

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12346: Sheaffer Craig golf pencil: jade green ringtop, 6.75 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, fully marked, nickel plated trim, plating either gone from ringtop fitting or a replacement; Craig golf pencils are uncommon.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG • $65

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11539: Sheaffer WASP Clipper: oversize lever-filler in black-spotted green pearl, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window, "VACUUM-FIL" marked nib; uncommon big subbrand model, retains original price sticker, but bubbling to trim plating (see details) and black replacement barrel end.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine • $250

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13189: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance set in box: Canadian rarity, silver striated lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, reverse trim (gold filled rather than chrome), White Dot, section with ink window, two-tone Lifetime nib with turnup tip, matching 1.1 mm pencil, crisp imprints; short standard-girth Balances are most uncommon to start with, let alone as Canadian production with reverse trim.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine • $350

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13461: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: rare oversize grey pearl and black marbled plunger-filler, 14 cm long, chrome plated trim, fine barrel transparency, monochrome Lifetime nib, plating bright on clip but more typical dulling on cap band; name lightly and unobtrusively imprinted on barrel. A color seldom seen in the large Balances.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine firm • $585

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13571: Sheaffer Gregg Balance set in box: full-length slender striated golden pearl lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp bold imprints, section with ink window, #3 nib, Gregg shorthand symbol on barrel; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead. Condition as new but for very slight polishing wear to pen's lever.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $275

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13596: Sheaffer Balance pencil: grey pearl and black marbled, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, uncommon with wide milled band, smooth unmarked flattened-ball clip; uses 1.1 mm lead, strong imprints.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $85

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7090: Sheaffer oversize Lifetime Balance set: grey striated plunger-filler, 14 cm long, chrome plated trim, with matching .9 mm pencil; doubly unusual, with wide fancy milled bands, pen barrel with two large side windows (transparency outstanding); smooth two-tone Lifetime nib with classic Sheaffer turnup tip; names on barrel, clips show some typical age porosity to the plating, barrel imprints crisp.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $500

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13545: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: unusual full-size Canadian lever-filler, striated silver pearl, 13.85 cm long, gold filled "reverse" trim, tiny inlaid celluloid White Dot, WASP Clipper-style clip, section with ink window, two-tone Canadian nib with turnup tip, strong barrel imprint.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine firm • $295

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11716: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: oversize streamlined black and pearl lever-filler, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, unusual configuration with fine finned feed, barrel from longitudinally seamed wrapped tube stock, humped clip with flattened ball; massive Lifetime has a large, semi-stub shaped tip. Some shallow tooth or toolmarks at the barrel end (see detail), excellent color.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $400

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10739: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance set in box: black oversize lever-filler,13.7 cm long, gold filled trim, inlaid celluloid White Dot, massive Lifetime nib; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead, name engraved on cap band.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine rigid • $295

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12060: Sheaffer Junior Balance: slender full-length black lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, fine appearance though section ink window is quite dark; lively and responsive nib, does not open wide but pleasant shading.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $105

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11155: Sheaffer pencil: black Canadian model of unusual form, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, "Clipper"-style clip and metal clip button. Good imprints, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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13568: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: oversize striated red pearl lever-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, inlaid White Dot, section with ink window, big two-tone Lifetime nib; crisp imprints, no trim brassing, minor wear to nib plating on sides from rubbing against inner cap.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine firm • $465

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13516: Sheaffer Lifetime Crest: first model with threads at the front of the section, striated brown pearl lever-filler with 1/10 14K gold filled cap, 13.9 cm long, White Dot on barrel, smooth two-tone Lifetime turnup nib; cap clean, plating wear on nib and lever, excellent ink window transparency, name on barrel. A fine example of the scarce model that launched the vogue for metal-capped pens.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $165

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13585: Sheaffer Lifetime Feathertouch Vigilant: black plunger-filler with military clip, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, barrel transparency like new, "875" on barrel indicates original $8.75 price, two-tone Lifetime nib, barrel behind threads irregular and out of round due to heat shrinkage, but does not affect function (see detail), otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine firm • $120

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13498: Sheaffer Lifetime Feathertouch Valiant: black lever-filler with over-the-top military clip, 13.2 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, White Dot, section with ink window, two-tone Lifetime nib with unusually fine tip; some plating wear to nib, posting mark on barrel.

DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: needlepoint • $125

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13134: Sheaffer Lifetime Vigilant: black plunger-filler with military clip, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, barrel transparency like new, "875" on barrel indicates original $8.75 price, two-tone Lifetime nib, original corroded wartime hard rubber-covered carbon steel plunger shaft has been replaced with stainless.

DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine • $150

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11826: Sheaffer Defender: black WW2-era lever-filler, 13.15 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, over-the-top military clip, #5 Feathertouch two-tone nib, scratch at edge of cap lip is not a crack, some plating wear to nib (wartime plating was thinner).

DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $150

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13256: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Autograph: black lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, 14K solid gold trim, big smooth conical two-tone Triumph nib with turnup tip; facsimile signature on cap band, ribbed section with ink window, good barrel imprint, inlaid ivory-colored White Dot; excellent appearance, but some scratches towards end of barrel.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine firm • $265

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9239: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Masterpiece set in box: lever-filler with solid 14K gold cap and barrel, 13.2 cm long, with matching .9 mm pencil; pen has a smooth-writing two-tone Triumph conical nib, section with transparent ink window with excellent transparency; presentation inscription on both pen and pencil, "FROM JOHN MABEE/TO MY GOOD FRIEND ART", overall condition excellent but for typical end dings on both pen and pencil (see photos).

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $950

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13130: Sheaffer Tuckaway Sentinel: black vest pocket plunger-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, stainless steel cap, section with transparent ink window, smooth two-tone Triumph nib, White Dot at end of barrel, minor scuffs at top of cap.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium firm • $120

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13642: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Autograph Tuckaway set in box: black plunger-filler, 11.5 cm long, solid 14K gold trim, White Dot, two-tone conical Triumph nib, matching pencil uses .9 mm lead; this set cost $35 when new.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine firm • $265

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12038: Sheaffer Craftsman: black lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon variant with Gregg shorthand symbol on barrel; sharp imprints, very slight swelling over lever retaining spring.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $145

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12078: Sheaffer Cadet: striated green pearl lever-filler, 12.7 cm long, less common chrome plated trim version of Craftsman, section with ink window, #33 nib.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $120

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13423: Sheaffer Lifetime Sentinel DeLuxe set in box: large black lever-filler, 13.1 cm long, section with ink window with transparency as new, smooth writing two-tone Triumph nib; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead; brushed stainless steel caps, gold filled trim, bold imprints; slightest swelling around lever opening.

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine rigid • $265

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13185: Sheaffer Imperial III: Sage Green pneumatic-filler, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon first model, Canadian production, closely resembling a Snorkel, but with a smooth colored section and a small two-tone conical nib, palladium-silver partially gold-plated.

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $145

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3136: Sheaffer Fineline replacement nib units in box: 11 stainless alloy screw-in nib units, extra-fine tips, in original box for 12; "X-FINE" written on side of box.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: mint • $65

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13375: Sheaffer 800 demonstrator set in box: black "Dolphin" cartridge-filler with rare transparent demonstrator hood, 13.6 cm long, gold plated trim, original chalk marks and sticker on pen barrel, $5.00 price stenciled on pencil is worn and light.

DATE: c. 1963 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine • $325

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9835: Sheaffer Imperial pencil: sterling silver, 12.7 cm long, diamond crosshatch pattern, gold plated trim, White Dot, uses .9 mm lead; new old stock, patina readily polished bright if desired.

DATE: c. 1970 • CONDITION: mint • $95

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8076: Sheaffer Imperial Sovereign pencil: 14K gold filled, 12.75 cm long, White Dot, uses .9 mm lead, new old stock, original price sticker on back; several available.

DATE: c. 1975 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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12532: Sheaffer Nostalgia: retro cartridge-filler, 13.4 cm long, black plastic with vermeil (gold plated sterling silver) filigree overlay, White Dot, smooth 14K gold nib; some shallow bumps to barrel end (see detail).

DATE: c. 1979 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium • $450

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7806: Sheaffer Targa ballpoint: sterling silver, 13.3 cm long, gold plated trim, White Dot, twist-action to extend and retract tip; new old stock but without packaging; several available.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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7780: Sheaffer Targa ballpoint: sterling silver, 13.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, White Dot, twist-action to extend and retract tip; new old stock but without packaging; several available.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: mint • $80

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9829: Sheaffer Imperial pencil: sterling silver, 12.7 cm long, crosshatch pattern, gold plated trim, White Dot, uses .9 mm lead; new old stock, several available, original price stickers on back may vary from that shown in photo.

DATE: c. 1980 • CONDITION: mint • $85

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13422: Sheaffer Crest Black Laque: black lacquered cartridge-filler, gold plated cap, 14.25 cm long, 18K gold two-tone conical nib.

DATE: c. 1997 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $150

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