Filling Mechanism: Snorkel

  

Vintage Pens: 2368 Sheaffer Special
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 2368: Sheaffer: Special
Our favorite Rube Goldberg filling system is back with this Sheaffer Special snorkel filler! In an effort to keep up with the ever-improving mess-free ballpoint technology of the 1950s, Sheaffer created these ingenious vintage pens. Push and twist the blind tail cap counter clockwise to reveal a little snorkel tube from under the nib. Pull back on the tail cap, stick the snorkel in ink, push down on the tail cap, wait a second and then turn the tail cap clockwise until the snorkel is fully retracted! The nib never gets inky, and there is no mess to clean. We fully restored this one with a new ink sac, point seal and O-ring. The open "Palladium Silver" M6 nib writes a really nice firm medium line. The cursive script on the nib was a slightly rarer variety of the nib. Click the headline for close-ups. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1249 Sheaffer Saratoga Set
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $89.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 1249: Sheaffer: Saratoga Set
Tired of holding your breath until you find just the right snorkel? Your lucky day has arrived. Our Sheaffer Saratoga set is a restored delight with a fresh ink sac and a new O-ring and point seal. Only light wear can be found on the pastel green vintage pen set. No brassing blemishes either the pen or the pencil, which is in perfect working order with spare leads in the tail and a hardened original blue eraser. No cracks, strong imprints. The pen's two-tone 14k gold nib is marked M3, and it writes a very smooth, wet medium line. Pen measures 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2268 Sheaffer Sentinel
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $89.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 2268: Sheaffer: Sentinel
We have no idea who Solly Schraeder was, but Solly had a great name. Solly also had a great vintage pen in this Sheaffer Sentinel. We fully restored this great piece of fountain pen engineering with a new O-ring and point seal. Somebody else had seemingly put in a new ink sac before we found it. The best part of this pen is that it has a first-year solid 14k gold snorkel! Solly put this pen to good use, but it only has light to moderate surface wear. No cracks, deep scarring scratches or dents. The two-tone Triumph 14k gold nib writes a firm fine line. 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2255 Sheaffer Statesman
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 2255: Sheaffer: Statesman
One of the rarer colors of the Sheaffer snorkel line of pens is this Buckskin Tan (It looks pink to us, but what do we know?). It is especially exciting to see the matching white dot cap! We have fully restored this Sheaffer Statesman with a new ink sac, O-ring and point seal. The conical "triumph" nib is made of "Palladium Silver," writing a delightfully smooth, wet medium line. No cracks, light surface wear. Hmmm. Great Rube Goldberg filling system, rarer color, great writing nib...what's not to love?! 14.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1924 Sheaffer Valiant Admiral
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $85.00
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 1924: Sheaffer: Valiant Admiral
Here's a riddle wrapped inside a mystery. This Sheaffer Snorkel is giving us fits. It has an Valiant cap that matches the burgundy Admiral body, which has the most buttery smooth 14k medium (M2) nib. Only Sheaffer Admirals had open, gold monotone nibs. Normally, we'd say it is a married set, BUT the imprint is a little off, too. "W.A. Sheaffer Pen Co. / Fort Madison, Iowa, URSA / Made in USA." Did you notice the out-of-place "R"? It is actually larger than the USA font, falling between and on top of the "U.S". We don't know if that gives any significance to the pen, but you sure don't see many typos like that in the imprint. We restored the seals and gaskets, and this pen is writing and filling like new. No cracks, only light wear. 14.2cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: Marlen Calligraphy
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1980-present
Price: $2,000.00

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Pre-Owned Pens: : Marlen: Calligraphy
Marlen Calligraphy pen set . Hand crafted in Italy.
Pristine condition. Must sell.






Vintage Pens: 1732 Sheaffer PFM V
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 1732: Sheaffer: PFM V
Few Sheaffer pens are as desired as much as the Sheaffer PFM series. Ours is a Sheaffer PFM V. This is the pinnacle of the PFM (Pen for Men) line, as it has a gold-plated cap and tail piece. Ours is in very good to excellent condition. You can see a little wear on the cap and barrel, but there are no egregious dents,cracks or deep scratches. The metal surfaces have light surface scratches from careful daily use. The snorkel filling system is in great working condition. We don't know when it was last restored, but the pen works perfectly. The inlaid 14k gold nib writes an extra-fine line. It is very firm but very reasonable with which to write. There can be a little feedback at some angles, but nothing extra-fine lovers haven't come to expect. The wide body is so nice for gripping without cramping. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1075 Sheaffer Crest
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 1075: Sheaffer: Crest
Sheaffer Crest fountain pens are easily identified by their gold-filled caps on normal Sheaffer Snorkel pens. This vintage pen sports a nice pastel green barrel. We have fully restored it with a new ink sac, O-ring and snorkel gasket. The snorkel itself is a rare 14k gold tube. Just wait until you with the pen. Its two-tone 14k gold nib writes a super smooth medium line. There's only a little wear an light scratching on the body. The cap is free of scratches and dents, except directly under the clip, which is a little off kilter. Filing it under "Nobody's Perfect," the skirted nib has a little seepage where the gold meets the plastic. We have tried sealing it with rubber cement to no avail. It will seep. As it is a great writer, be sure just not to hold it that low, and you'll be fine. When full, keep it nib up when not in use, and that will also minimize seepage. 14cm capped.