[Zosslist] Final Reduction: Oversize Sheaffer Balance Pen/Pencil Set
Christopher.Paulsen at wicourts.gov
Thu Aug 31 16:32:13 EEST 2017
This is a good opportunity to have a beautiful Sheaffer's iconic
Oversize Balance pen/pencil set for under $200. 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
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 clamshell case has seen better days. The elastic bands are gone
and there are a few scuffs to the outside top and bottom (please see the
photo of a 1936 Esquire ad -- not included -- showing the set in all its
glory, top left of ad).
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.
$180, shipping included.
Thank you for your interest!
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