Pens and Ephemera

William A. Sheaffer founded the Sheaffer Pen Company in 1912. His invention of the lever-filling fountain pen that year revolutionized how fountain pens were filled, and by the 1920s Sheaffer became one of the world's most dominant pen companies. Always innovating filling systems, Sheaffer also created a Vacuum-Fil pen, pneumatic TouchDown filler and pneumatic Snorkel filler that made for the first truly mess-free bottled-ink filling system. Started in Fort Madison, Iowa, the Sheaffer Pen Company today is owned by India's William Penn Company.
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Vintage Pens: 6011 Sheaffer TouchDown
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 6011: Sheaffer: TouchDown
The Sheaffer Snorkel enthusiast in us wants to call this a Sheaffer Valiant, but sometimes the earlier Sheaffer TouchDown pens are different from the later snorks. We restored this elegant vintage pen with a new ink sac and O-ring. No cracks mar its surfaces, but there are a couple little nicks that the gleaming black helps hide. You will write a very nice fine line with its firm "Triumph" nib made of two-tone 14k gold. Class up your daily work routine with this classic pen.
Vintage Pens: 6012 Sheaffer TouchDown
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 6012: Sheaffer: TouchDown
Sheaffer Cadet? Sheaffer Admiral? We never fully grasped the naming conventions for the Sheaffer TouchDown pens before they switched to Snorkels. Yet, a rose by any other name...we can still restore. We replaced the ink sac and O-ring in this vintage pen, and now it works great. You will write a dry extra-fine line with its two-tone, 14k gold Feather Touch nib. The pen looks great on a passing glance. Yet a close inspection will show it has many scratches and a little discoloration. No cracks. No brassing. Click the headline for close-ups. 12.9cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 5983 Sheaffer Agio
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $39.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 5983: Sheaffer: Agio
Keep it simple. Sometimes that is the best advice. Who needs an expensive luxury pen when a smooth-writing basic Sheaffer Agio will do? Elegant with black and golden trim, you can still impress at work and enjoy the fountain pen experience anywhere you go. Our preowned pen comes with a smooth golden alloy nib. It is marked "M" for medium, but we find it writes closer to a fine line. It fills with Sheaffer cartridges and converters, but it comes with neither. Slender and 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5327 Sheaffer Lifetime
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 5327: Sheaffer: Lifetime
We don't often offer parts for sale, as we need them too badly, ourselves. However, this complete senior Sheaffer Lifetime flattop nib assembly was a consignment pen where the celluloid cap and barrel were far too badly krazed and brittle to carry on life. Therefore, this still functional set of a section, 14k gold nib and feed need a new home. The outside diameter of the nipple is about 8mm and the friction fit bit appears to be about a centimeter wide. We don't have a caliper to be certain. The Lifetime nib writes wet fine line that some people might call medium. It might be a shade scratchy but writing with only it and no barrel is tricky for accurate results.
Vintage Pens: 5458 Sheaffer PFM-IV
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1960-1979   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $449.99
Vintage Pens: 5458: Sheaffer: PFM-IV
Simultaneously luxurious while also designed for intense daily use. The Sheaffer PFM-IV was the last great pen released while the Sheaffer family still owned the company. Ironically, it wasn't the hit then that it is today. Nevertheless, this vintage pen remains a masterpiece in form and function. Our pen has been fully restored and is ready for more action. Yes, it shows a little light wear and light scratching, but there are no dents or cracks. It is a pretty handsome pen, if we do say so ourselves. You might really love its 14k gold inlaid nib that writes a smooth fine line. 13.6cm capped.
Pencil: 5451 Sheaffer PFM V
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $149.99
Pencil: 5451: Sheaffer: PFM V
Sheaffer PFM V pencils were the pinnacle of the line. One of the rarest colors of PFMs is gray. Our vintage pencil has the bonus of being ALMOST New Old Stock. Click the headline photo to see where we turn over the pencil to reveal its pricing sticker! Maybe NOT QUITE NOS, the eraser seems to have been completely worn down. Nevertheless the pencil shows little more than shop wear and works great. 13cm.
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!
Pencil: 5348 Sheaffer Titan
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $99.99
Pencil: 5348: Sheaffer: Titan
Sheaffer Titans were the company's flagship oversized pencils of the 1920s. Our vintage pencil is in great working order. Twist the tail topper to advance and retract the 1.1mm lead. It comes with spare leads and a hardened eraser. There's a little knick in the top of the cap and some wear to the clip and nose cone...but not especially damning. The celluloid barrel looks pretty good with only a trace of discoloring. 13.5cm.
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