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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 • $350

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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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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 • $175

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15523: Sheaffer 34 Self-Filling: early black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.75 cm long, nickel plated trim, first block imprint, narrow feed, #4 Self Filling nib offers considerable line width variation. Crisp chasing, clean imprints, a few small tool marks on section.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $275

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15066: Sheaffer 3 Self-Filling: early black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated trim, first block imprint, narrow feed, #3 Self Filling nib offers considerable line width variation, noting hairline beginning from vent hole. Hard rubber is evenly faded and worn.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $145

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15339: Sheaffer pencil: silver filled ringtop, 10.3 cm long, Nov. 5, 1918 patent imprint, plus "PAT. PEND'G"; uses 1.1 mm lead, propels only, does not retract. Worn but sound.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG • $40

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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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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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15340: Sheaffer Lifetime pencil: long slender black celluloid ringtop, gold filled trim, 11.8 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; dent to side of crown (see detail), condition otherwise fine to excellent.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG • $45

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15516: Sheaffer Giftie set in box: hand-painted "Oriental Mosaic" gold filled ringtop lever-filler, 9.9 cm long, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead. Only minor losses to paint, celluloid box missing a piece on the side.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $365

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15150: Sheaffer Lifetime: oversize jade green flat-top lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, solid 14K gold clip and cap band, White Dot on cap top; initials engraved on band, discoloration to both cap and barrel. Massive Lifetime nib is a firm and precise writer. Big flat-tops with solid gold trim are not common.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine firm • $325

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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 • $220

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15327: Sheaffer 5-30: jade green large flat-top ringtop lever-filler, 12 cm long, black ends, gold filled trim, 5-30 nib is extraordinarily fine-tipped and writes a naturally shaded line; fine color, strong imprints, name on barrel.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $150

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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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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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