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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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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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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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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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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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14519: Sheaffer Balance: uncommon miniature lever-filler in scarce white-veined light and dark blue; 10.5 cm long, gold filled trim, typical barrel darkening, imprints good but prominent flat area from name removal and addition of a new name. Nib is an old replacement of excellent quality, very possibly for the original owner.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: needlepoint semiflex • $165

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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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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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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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14686: Sheaffer Balance 3-25 set: long slender red-veined silver pearl lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, strikingly beautiful celluloid, super-fine and precise 3-25 nib; pen is in excellent condition, matching 1.1 mm pencil is fully functional but has seen harder usage, with a couple of patches of surface pitting and a small split near the top end plug (see details).

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: excellent/VG* • NIB: extra-fine • $180

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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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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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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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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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14612: Sheaffer Balance: small black lever-filler with inlaid abalone flakes, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window, good imprint, excellent color, #3 Sheaffer nib.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $125

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14625: Sheaffer Balance 350: small green striated lever-filler, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window, #3 nib is super fine. No brassing to trim, condition would be excellent+ but for sealed cap lip hairline (see detail -- hard to see).

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $95

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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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14002: 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 • $465

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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 • $65

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14568: Sheaffer WASP Clipper: golden pearl and black reticulated "circuitboard" pattern celluloid lever-filler, 12.75 cm long, gold filled trim, larger model with #7 two-tone two-way nib. Excellent section ink window transparency, bold imprints.

DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium • $265

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14520: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance Autograph: full size black lever-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, wide 14K solid gold cap band engraved with facsimile signature; large White Dot, two-tone Lifetime nib is a later replacement. Clean barrel imprint, substantial scratching to cap.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine • $175

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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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14610: Sheaffer Balance 350: long slender gold striated lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window, #3 nib.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $120

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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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14501: Sheaffer Junior Balance: black lever-filler with inlaid abalone flakes, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, excellent color, section with transparent ink window, Junior nib, excellent appearance noting posting mark on barrel.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $150

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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 • $95

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14633: Sheaffer Junior Balance 275: small red and silver pearl striated "Roseglow" lever-filler, 12.2 cm long, chrome plated trim, section with ink window, Junior nib gives nice line width variation but requires a bit of pressure; excellent color, crisp imprints, slight posting impression on barrel.

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $165

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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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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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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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14514: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance: oversize green pearl striated plunger-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon wide milled jeweler's cap band; fine barrel transparency, good imprints, some plating wear to two-tone Lifetime nib, cap lip hairline has been stabilized and sealed, is now hard to see even under magnification.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine firm • $425

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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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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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14632: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph: striated green pearl plunger-filler, 12.75 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on end of cap, excellent barrel transparency, strong imprints, colored ribbed section, some tool marks on filler knob.

DATE: c. 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine firm • $150

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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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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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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 • $850

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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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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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14224: Sheaffer double desk set in box: black glass base, 10 x 5 inches (25.5 x 12.4 cm), gold filled trim, two black plunger-filler Triumph-nib Lifetime White Dot desk pens with original barrel stickers; complete with instructions, guarantee, and original price tag ($37.50), interior box compartment for pens bruised at top left corner, matching compartment for holder receptables appears to be absent. Paperwork is dated July and November 1945, original seals have not been replaced on pens, plungers work smoothly but not guaranteed to fill without servicing.

DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: fine and medium • $265

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14551: Sheaffer Gregg: black lever-filler, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, two-tone conical Triumph nib is a smooth and precise writer; special Gregg shorthand logo on barrel.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $125

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14614: Sheaffer Lifetime Triumph Autograph set in box: large black plunger-filler,13.3 cm long, solid 14K gold trim, two-tone Triumph nib, matching pencil uses .9 mm lead; new old stock, original price sticker on pen barrel, traces of gold chalk marks on pencil, pen filler seals have not been replaced, not guaranteed functional. Very slight signs of handling, never filled, "14K" written on top of box in marker, instruction sheet dated 1946.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium • $325

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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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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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14693: Sheaffer Stratowriter: gold filled ballpoint, Sheaffer's first; includes original cartridge (not functional; adaptor required to use modern refills); 13.3 cm long excluding tip protector, some tool marks to actuator button, otherwise excellent, button is pressed and turned to operate.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine* • $120

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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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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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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 • $50

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14665: Sheaffer Skripsert Lady Sheaffer X in box: clipless lacquered metal cartridge-filler, 13.7 cm long, "Tulle White" finish, small conical Triumph nib; new old stock, original chalk marks on "Ivory" section, a few age-related surface flaws at the bottom of the cap, fine stress lines in the section (see details). Boxed with PFM instructions.

DATE: c. 1960 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium • $120

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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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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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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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