13791: Sheaffer Balance pencil: black and pearl, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, strong imprints, excellent color, no brassing.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: near mint • $120

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14541: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: oversize black lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, scarce early production model with short section, long humped clip, and large White Dot, rare convertible version with screw-off barrel end piece. Some age shrinkage at barrel end, otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine firm • $385

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15050: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: jade green oversize streamlined lever-filler, scarce version with black composition screw-on taper, 15.7 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, massive Lifetime nib. Fine color, strong imprints, some brassing to trim and two cracks from top of clip attachment point (see detail -- does not affect function). Silicone sac has been installed to preserve the color of the celluloid barrel. A significant model in the development of the Balance, as discussed by Daniel Kirchheimer.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine firm • $325

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14922: Sheaffer golf pencil: red-veined grey pearl ringtop, 6.75 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; strong imprints, slight seam opening right above, looks like a scratch.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine* • $60

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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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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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14650: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance pencil: oversize in "Marine Green" green pearl and black marbled, 14.5 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1931 • CONDITION: fine • $150

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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 • $125

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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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14643: Sheaffer Univer: rare oversize lever-filler in green-tinted black and pearl, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim but only gold wash (now missing) on clip, comb feed, correct #6 Sheaffer-made warranted nib has scant tipping but is still a fine writer. Sheaffer extended the color range of their Univer sub-brand by applying tinted celluloid lacquer over black and pearl. In this case, the original overtinting has worn thin due to usage and polishing, Most Univers are small; oversize examples are seldom seen. Toothmarks to ends, small pit next to cap band (see details).

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

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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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15060: Sheaffer Balance pencil: black celluloid with inlaid genuine abalone flakes, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine • $65

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14657: Sheaffer Balance pencil: silver pearl and black marbled, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, uncommon wide milled jeweler's band, unimprinted clip; bold imprint, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • $60

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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 • $65

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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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14680: Sheaffer Junior set: grey pearl and black marbled semistreamlined lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, chrome plated trim, section with ink window, very flexible semistub Junior nib; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, both pieces have excellent color, bold imprints, typical age roughness to trim plating.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $195

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14958: Sheaffer Balance pencil: "Roseglow" striated celluloid, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: exc • $75

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14729: Sheaffer Gregg Balance: brown pearl striated lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, special version for Gregg shorthand with Gregg symbol imprinted on barrel. #3 nib, section with ink window has some tool marks and other surface roughness, pen is otherwise excellent.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $160

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15059: Sheaffer Crest set in box: first model with threads at front of section, brown striated lever-filler with gold filled cap, 13.9 cm long, White Dot, two-tone Lifetime nib with turn-up tip; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, early caps with rectangular cartouches on the back, no dings or brassing but pencil cap indented underneath clip ball (see details). Smooth writer, crosspin holding section an uncommon and especially early feature. Influential design, which started the trend for metal-capped pens. With original and scarce "Penvelope" case, in hardshell box.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $295

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14366: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance pencil: oversize in striated red and silver pearl , 14.1 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; "Roseglow" is the scarcest standard production color in the oversize Balance series, and pencils are significantly less common than the pens.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine • $265

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14648: Sheaffer Junior Balance 200 pencil: black with inlaid abalone flakes, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, uncommon wide milled jeweler's band, unimprinted clip; bold imprint, uses .9 mm lead. Unlike most examples of Sheaffer's "Ebonized Pearl", the material used here appears to be missing the usual clear overcoating, resulting in some surface irregularity around the edges of some of the inlaid abalone flakes.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine* • $45

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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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14824: Sheaffer desk pens in box: five (5) brown No. 3 lever-fillers, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, new old stock with original stickers and nib protectors, as shipped from the factory to a dealer. Originally six pens in the box, which has been roughly opened but is a rare survivor. Sacs have not been replaced, are still soft though not to be relied upon.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $250

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14603: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: long slender red striated "Carmine" plunger-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone Lifetime nib, excellent barrel transparency, some marring to the filler knob.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium firm • $145

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14294: Sheaffer Triumph Signature pencil: black with wartime gold filled over silver trim, wide 14K solid gold barrel band, 12.5 cm long, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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14295: Sheaffer Triumph Signature pencil: black with wartime gold filled over silver trim, wide 14K solid gold barrel band, 12.65 cm long, uses .9 mm lead; barrel band has been engraved with monogram "A. E. M.", has a couple of pinprick dings.

DATE: c. 1944 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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14552: Sheaffer Admiral II set: black lever-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, short conical Triumph nib is a smooth writer; with matching .9 mm pencil, which appears to be new old stock. Pen is used, chip to cap lip right next to wire band (see details), cap appears to be a mismatch replacement as the non-Lifetime nib should not go with a White Dot cap.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine • $95

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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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14777: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Tuckaway Crest pencil: black with wartime 1/10 14K gold filled over solid silver cap and trim, 10.4 cm long, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: exc • $65

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14649: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Crest set in box: black lever-filler, 1/10 14K gold filled cap, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on end of barrel, section with ink window, massive conical two-tone nib is a smooth write. Pen is like new, matching model 600 pencil more worn, including a small bump to the cap crown, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: near mint/fine • NIB: fine firm • SOLD

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14934: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Statesman set in box: golden pearl striated plunger-filler, 12.7 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone Triumph nib, barrel transparency as new; with matching .9 mm twist-action pencil.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium firm • $245

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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 • $120

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14914: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Sentinel DeLuxe set: large black lever-filler, 13.3 cm long, brushed stainless steel cap, gold filled trim, White Dot at end of barrel, big two-tone conical Triumph nib, section with ink window. Ding on top of cap, otherwise fine to excellent. Matching pencil uses .9mm lead, cap undinged. This first model of the Sentinel was sold only from 1946-47, as the cap was changed to a bright polished finish in 1948.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium fine • $205

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14778: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Tuckaway Sentinel Deluxe pencil: "Persian Blue", 10.1 cm long, gold filled trim, stainless steel cap, uses .9 mm lead; the White Dot is mounted on the cap using a gold filled eyelet -- a method used for only a matter of months, and correspondingly uncommon.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc • $115

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14611: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph 1250: large brown plunger-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap end, two-tone Triumph nib, original sticker on barrel. Filler seals have not been replaced, pen not guaranteed functional as is.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine • $165

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14646: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Sentinel DeLuxe Threesome set in box: black lever-filler, polished stainless steel cap with gold filled trim, 13.4 cm long, big two-tone conical Triumph nib, section with ink window; matching twist-action .9 mm pencil and Stratowriter ballpoint, all three pieces have the White Dot attached to their caps with a gold filled eyelet -- a very short-lived transitional feature, used only for a few months. Ballpoint retains its original barrel sticker, pencil is as new, fountain pen lightly used, very slight swelling over lever retaining C-spring.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium firm • $350

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14753: Sheaffer Lifetime Sentinel Deluxe Tuckaway pencil: burgundy, chrome cap with gold filled trim, White Dot, 10 cm long, uses .9mm lead, one tiny bump to top of cap.

DATE: c. 1949 • CONDITION: fine • $40

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14754: Sheaffer Lifetime Crest Tuckaway pencil: burgundy, gold filled cap and trim, White Dot, 10.45 cm long, uses .9mm lead.

DATE: c. 1951 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $50

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14195: Sheaffer Lady Skipsert XVI desk set: cartridge desk pen, 14.7 cm long, small conical gold plated Triumph nib, enameled gold moire finish on both pen and holder, wear specks in finish (see detail) but overall fine appearance. Green onyx base is 9 cm (3.5 inches) square, nameplate is unengraved.

DATE: c. 1959 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $95

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14899: Sheaffer 500: blue "Dolphin" cartridge-filler, 13.3 cm long, brushed stainless steel cap, distinctive inlaid nib in white metal (palladium silver?) is a smooth writer.

DATE: c. 1963 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $80

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14863: Sheaffer 500: black "dolphin" cartridge-filler, 13.3 cm long, brushed stainless steel cap, distinctive inlaid nib in white metal (palladium silver?) is a smooth writer.

DATE: c. 1963 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $80

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15065: Sheaffer Lady Sheaffer trio set: model 630, brushed gold plated finish with Florentine center bands, fountain pen, ballpoint, and mechanical pencil all in their original brocade wallet carrier. Pre-1973 production, fountain pen has short conical 14K gold Triumph nib rather than the more common smaller inlaid nib. As new, though fountain pen has been filled. Comes with hard to find pushbutton converter.

DATE: c. 1971 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $150

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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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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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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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