[Zosslist] FS - Oversize Sheaffer Balance Set, Golden Pearl, c. 1936

Rick Propas rickpropas at comcast.net
Sun Jul 30 23:09:49 EEST 2017


Thanks, David.

On 7/30/17 1:07 PM, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
> Here is a place you can upload pictures, without registering, and they
> will give you a URL and people can view the picture without
> registering and it's totally free.
>
> http://imgur.com
>
> Here's one photo I uploaded anonymously, view it anonymously.
> http://imgur.com/a/Np9ub
>
> It's my OMAS Brown ARCO with 14k flex nib and writing sample.
>
> Best to all,
> David
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:39 AM, Craig Lewis <craigelewis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But that requires joining Facebook, I would expect.
>> And there is a segment of us who loathe and/or distrust FB.
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 9:29 AM, Rick Propas <rickpropas at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> Folks, remember that you can post images and then link to them from our
>>> Zosslist facebook page
>>>
>>>
>>> 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
>>> conservative).
>>>
>>> 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
>>> band.
>>>
>>> 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,
>>> Chris
>>>
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