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
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
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
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
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 • $35
15651: Sheaffer pencil: gold filled ringtop, 10.8 cm long, chevron pattern engine turning, Nov. 5, 1918 patent imprint, plus "PAT. PEND'G", monogram engraved on barrel; uses 1.1 mm lead, propels and retracts, eraser under crown.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $50
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
15662: Sheaffer Lifetime pencil: nickel-plated all-metal construction, 13 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked "PAT.-- PAT.PENDING" on crown, unusual textured gripping section on forebarrel. Light bumps to crown edge, perfect working order.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine • $80
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
15568: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black hard rubber full-sized lever-filler with gold filled engine-turned overlay, 12.75 cm long, #3 Self Filling nib is a responsive writer, noting asymmetry to tipping requiring slight rotation to left for best results. Metal clean, a few marks to the lever and clip, no dings or serious brassing.
DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • SOLD
15536: Sheaffer Lifetime pencil: full length slender model with orange celluloid barrel, gold filled trim, 11.65 cm long, no dings or brassing, uses 1.1 mm lead.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $120
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
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
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
15547: Sheaffer Lifetime: jade green ringtop lever-filler with black quill, black cap top with White Dot, gold filled trim, 15.1 cm long, Lady Lifetime nib; though unprepossessing, a scarce and historically important model, described as the "ur-Balance" and the "missing link" in Daniel Kirchheimer's Origin of the Sheaffer Balance. Moderate discoloration, barrel imprint weak in the center, a few nicks to the nib around its imprint.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $450
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
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