Filling Mechanism: Snorkel


Vintage Pens: 5450 Sheaffer PFM IV.V
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $399.99
Vintage Pens: 5450: Sheaffer: PFM IV.V
Some marriages defy the odds and are forever beautiful. Just take this...welllll, we like to call it the Sheaffer PFM IV.V. It is a Sheaffer PFM IV cap on a V body. The little golden tail plate gives it away as a V body. Nevertheless, it looks good, has been fully restored and writes well! You will write a smooth, extra-fine line with its inlaid 14k gold nib. The pen shows some light wear from use but no dents, cracks or deep scarring scratches. Unfortunately, we can't say the same for the pencil. Click the headline for a close-up, but even in the background you can see a nasty crack on the black barrel from the nose cone to about half-way down the barrel. It still expels lead but it seems to have some trouble retracting it.
Vintage Pens: 5449 Sheaffer PFM-III
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $275.00
Vintage Pens: 5449: Sheaffer: PFM-III
Stepping up their game, Sheaffer added gold to the PFM line. The Sheaffer PFM-III has a 14k gold nib and gold-plated accents on the cap band and clip. Though considered the mid-tier pen by Sheaffer, many collectors like these better than the IV's and V's because of their caps matching the barrels. This black set is likely married, as the pencil has the initials RFF engraved on the pocket clip. The vintage pen is free of engravings. Our pen is fully restored and in great working order. No cracks or deep scratches on either writing instrument. There is a line of wear around the section and upper part of the nib where the cap snugged against it. You will write a nice, extra-fine line with the 14k gold nib. The pencil works well and still has a hardend blue original eraser and spare leads.
Vintage Pens: 4954 Sheaffer PFM-II
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $249.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 4954: Sheaffer: PFM-II
Burgundy makes a handsome Sheaffer PFM-II with the steel cap and inlaid palladium nib. This vintage pen has been fully restored by the legendary Stuart Hawkinson. No cracks or deep scratches, but it does have wear from use. You will write a very firm but smooth extra fine line with the palladium nib. A classic fountain pen for all time. 13.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5447 Sheaffer PFM-II
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $199.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 5447: Sheaffer: PFM-II
In the world of Sheaffer Pens for Men, the Sheaffer PFM-II was the second step up the ladder, with the PFM-V being the pinnacle of the line of the pen. This fully restored vintage pen is in great working order. The palladium nib writes a firm, extra-fine line. There's a little feedback, but it is more sensitive to the paper beneath it than scratchy. The steel cap shows wear from use, as does the black pen. However, the cap is more worn than the barrel. No cracks, dents nor deep scratches. Great writing grip in its thicker design than earlier snorkels. 13.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5445 Sheaffer PFM-I
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $175.00
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 5445: Sheaffer: PFM-I
Improving upon the design of its snorkel line of pens, the release of the Sheaffer Pen for Men was the thicker barrel snorkel pen people were longing for. Not the company's first pen to sport an inlaid nib, this was Sheaffer's first luxury pen with an inlaid nib. Our vintage pen is the base model Sheaffer PFM-I. Black with steel trim, the nib was made of "Palladium Silver." The pen also didn't feature the famed "lifetime" guarantee white dot. The legendary Stuart Hawkinson restored this handsome pen, which is in great working order. You will write a very smooth fine to fine-medium line with its palladium nib. The pen was a daily user with some wear but no cracks or serious problems. 13.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5435 Sheaffer Clipper
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $175.00
Vintage Pens: 5435: Sheaffer: Clipper
There's something particularly nautical and romantic about the Sheaffer Clipper. We have visions of Pan Am Clipper flying boats in the Caribbean or even the older sailing clipper ships with their cargo of tea from China. And yet, the Sheaffer Clipper was cutting edge modern technology in the 1950s. A mess-free way of filling a fountain pen with a snorkel and pneumatic pressure. This vintage pen and pencil set is New Old Stock. The pen is still stickered, and it comes with the original box and instructions. Amazingly, we filled the pen with water, straight out of the box! No restoration needed. The pencil is in excellent working order, too. The nib sticker on the pen says the palladium-silver nib writes a fine line. Click the headline for close-ups! Pastel Green.
Vintage Pens: 5433 Sheaffer Special
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 5433: Sheaffer: Special
Enjoy this taste of burgundy with our premium reserve New Old Stock Sheaffer Special. This vintage pen and pencil set is new in the box with its original papers under the pad. There is a nib sticker indicating a medium point on the underside of the section, not photographed here. Amazingly, we tested this pen with water, and if feels and fills just like new. We didn't have to replace anything. This is the palladium silver nib marked M6. Click the headline for close-ups. The pencil is in great working order, too. We even think there is still some life left in its original blue eraser!
Vintage Pens: 5266 Sheaffer Demostrator
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 5266: Sheaffer: Demostrator
Most demonstrator pens are unique, but none is as exciting to own and watch as the Sheaffer Snorkel Demonstrator. You watch the Rube Goldberg machinations of the brilliantly overcomplicated snorkel filling system in action! Our vintage pen is fully restored, although most people keep these as museum pieces given their rarity and fragility. So far, we've only found one fractal in the pen. It is located in the blind cap. You can tell where this pen was located in its working life by the "Macy's Richmond" imprint on the barrel. Light shop wear is present on the cap and barrel, but this is honestly one of the clearest, cleanest Snorkel Demonstrators we've ever seen. Its 14k gold nib is a smooth medium. 14.2cm capped.