Black pens featured last time -- now for some color! Sheaffer attempted to boost Snorkel sales by adding some vivid new colors in late production. These models are hard to find, and now keenly sought after.
11074: Sheaffer Snorkel Clipper set in box: scarce and desirable Fiesta Red pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, stainless cap, palladium-silver conical Triumph nib marked "F4", matching .9 mm pencil. Mint in box, foil clip tags, nib grade sticker, original cellophane tubes. Only flaw is a darkish line within the material of the pencil's barrel (see detail). Pen has not had seals or sac replaced.
11073: Sheaffer Snorkel Valiant: scarce and desirable Mandarin Orange pneumatic-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical nib marked lightly "M5". Excellent condition, noting a small chip to the White Dot (see detail), plating wear to barrel thread ring (easily replaced if desired).
DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium • SOLD
11070: Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman in box: scarce and desirable Peacock Blue pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, conical palladium-silver Triumph nib. New old stock, in box with instructions, chalk marks on barrel, original seals and sac have not been replaced.
DATE: c. 1957 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium • SOLD
11069: Sheaffer Snorkel Sentinel: scarce and desirable Peacock Blue pneumatic-filler, 14.1 cm long, stainless cap, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical 14K gold Triumph nib. New old stock, in box with instructions, foil clip hang tag, nib grade sticker. Original sac and seals have not been replaced.
11104: E. S. Johnson magic pencil: gold filled ringtop with alternating pearl and abalone slabs, 4.5 cm long closed, 8.6 cm extended; excellent quality and some of the most colorful and boldly figured abalone we have ever seen; marked only "PEARL PAT. DEC. 5. 71", a Johnson patent; uses standard 1.1 mm lead.
11093: Lamy Persona: black titanium oxide finish, gold plated trim, 14.4 cm long, Mario Bellini design, 18K nib; as new, but some drawer wear to the trim. Three available, two with nib grade stickers still on the end of the barrel, choice of medium or extra-fine (please specify).
11096: Lamy Persona rollerball: titanium finish, gold plated trim, 14.4 cm long, Mario Bellini design; as new, but some drawer wear, mostly to the trim.
11097: Lamy Persona rollerball: black titanium oxide finish, gold plated trim, 14.4 cm long, Mario Bellini design; as new, but some drawer wear, mostly to the trim.
11037: Ludden magic pencil: large and unusual form, crown at end with inlaid hardstone seal; 7.4 cm long closed, 13.3 cm extended, fine barleycorn finish, barrel marked "WL PAT'D OCT 17 71" -- William A. Ludden's US patent 119,935. Condition is rough, with dings to the front ferrule and slight opening of the barrel seam at the back, but still entirely functional, uses 1.5 mm "VS" lead.
11092: Parker 51 Demi set: Cocoa Aerometric filler, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, new sac, smooth writer; no imprint, matching injector pencil has "53" date code, uses .9 mm lead, shows more use than the pen.
11090: Parker 51 Special Liquid Lead pencil: grey with polished stainless steel cap, black jewel, barrel imprint bold, no date code; original barrel stickers, as new but pinhead sized rough patch under imprint, cartridge present but dried out, refills no longer available.
11086: Parker Classic Imperial pencil: grouped parallel lines pattern, marked "12K G.F. CAP & BARREL", made in USA, no date code, uses .9 mm lead.
11095: Parker 180 Imperial rollerball: gold-plated, grouped parallel lines pattern, 13.2 cm long, made in USA, appears to be new old stock, uses standard Parker refills.
11094: Parker 180 Milleraies rollerball: gold plated, fine parallel lines pattern, 13.2 cm long, made in France; appears to be new old stock, but no packaging.
11085: Parker Classic Imperial ballpoint: grouped parallel lines pattern, marked "12K G.F. CAP & BARREL", engraved "MILLION DOLLAR CLUB MEMBER"; made in USA, "YE" date code, as new but no packaging.
11084: Parker Classic Flighter ballpoint: stainless steel, gold plated trim, made in USA, "PL" date code, enameled Lions badge on clip; as new, no packaging.
11081: Parker Insignia Fileté ballpoint: zirconium plated, made in USA, "IU" date code, new old stock but no packaging, clip bears DB logo.
11103: Pen-O-Pencil Twinpoint combo: green gold filled ringtop lever-filler and pencil, 14.1 cm long, fully marked, monogram and 1935 date engraved on barrel; pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, cap is clean but some dings to barrel and severe dents to the pencil end. Fully functional, #2 Twinpoint nib opens up with a bit of pressure.
11100: Waterman 42: black hard rubber safety, elaborate two-tone 18K gold filled pierced-work Italian-market overlay; 12.3 cm long, fully marked, #2 nib is artist's style, long-tined with an extremely sharp tip; some bumps to the rim of the cap crown, seals replaced.