[Zosslist] FS - Oversize Sheaffer Balance Set, Golden Pearl, c. 1936
craigelewis at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 18:39:43 EEST 2017
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On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 9:29 AM, Rick Propas <rickpropas at comcast.net> wrote:
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> On 7/27/17 8:17 AM, Christopher Paulsen wrote:
> Greetings, Everyone:
> I have for sale a beautiful golden pearl Oversize Balance set.
> Recently purchased from one of the (many) leading lights of our
> community, I can only hope I age as well as this set! Or receive as
> good restorative care when I'm 81 years old.
> The nib is the Sheaffer Lifetime two-tone, I'd describe it as a fine
> nib. This is a lever-filler, with wonderful clarity in the window above
> the section. Pencil works well, and the eraser must be a later
> replacement -- still soft with very little wear. Beautiful golden brown
> glow in the cap and barrels of the set; this is my favorite color of the
> '30s Sheaffer's pens. (With green being second -- guess I'm pretty
> Minimal brassing to both pieces. There's a little brassing around the
> edge of the "ball" at the end of both clips. A spot of brassing near
> the pivot of the lever. A small spot on the cap ring of the pen (on the
> side with the cap hole). No brassing on the cone of the pencil or the
> The black clamshell case has seen better days. The elastic bands are
> gone and there are a few scuffs to the outside top and bottom.
> Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong about this, but I thought I
> read that early in the run of this barrel/cap material, Sheaffer had not
> perfected the rounding of the cap top and placed a "crown" on top of the
> cap. If so, this pen is from the early production -- the "crown" is
> apparent on the top of the cap.
> Asking $275 for the set, shipping included. Photos available if
> interested -- please feel free to contact me. Thank you!
> Best Wishes,
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