10735: Sheaffer Self-Filling: rare mottled hard rubber vest-pocket lever-filler, 9.6 cm long, nickel plated lever, early imprint with last patent date of 1912, narrow feed, "2" on cap top, #2 nib is also early with teardrop vent hole; cap crack has been professionally repaired and partially sleeved.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium flex • $600

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10588: Sheaffer Craig: rare full length black chased hard rubber coin-filler, 13.4 cm long, warranted #3 nib, narrow keel feed, mechanically sound, evenly faded, more wear to barrel but imprint clear; the coin-filling system was never used by Sheaffer for its own-brand pens, and is seldom seen in their Craig sub-brand either.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: G • NIB: medium flex • $250

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12405: Sheaffer Craig: rare full length black chased hard rubber coin-filler, 13.7 cm long, warranted #3 nib, narrow keel feed, crisp and glossy, condition like new but nib is cracked at the heel and is not suitable for use as is. The coin-filling system was never used by Sheaffer for its own-brand pens, and is seldom seen in their Craig sub-brand either.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine • $265

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12375: Sheaffer Sharp-Point pencil: gold filled, 13 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, marked "PAT. APL'D FOR"; unusually clean example of Sheaffer's first mechanical pencil.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc • $95

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11961: Sheaffer demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked with 1918 patent date and "PAT.PEND'G" on crown, eraser pulls out from end.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125

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11739: Sheaffer demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked with 1918 patent date and "PAT.PEND'G" on crown, eraser pulls out from end.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $125

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12184: Sheaffer Lifetime demonstrator pencil: factory cutaway, 13 cm long, nickel-plated all-metal construction, uses 1.1 mm lead, mechanism propels and retracts; marked "PAT.-- PAT.PENDING" on crown and "DEMONSTRATOR" on barrel (most examples lack the "DEMONSTRATOR" marking). Eraser pulls out from end, dents on barrel on either side of the clip, dings and cut marks to cap crown, mechanism tight but fully functional.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: G* • $65

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11792: Sheaffer Self-Filling: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.5 cm long, nickel plated trim, crisp chasing and imprints, #2 Self-Filling nib is an elegant writer; excellent appearance, glossy hard rubber has been professionally reblackened, tight hairline crack in cap lip (see detail), post cap lightly.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $250

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11796: Sheaffer Lifetime: large black chased hard rubber flat-top lever-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, pre-White Dot, massive Lifetime nib, imprint worn but fully legible, hard rubber has been professionally reblackened, has a slightly dull appearance.

DATE: c. 1923 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium firm • $265

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12064: Sheaffer Pigmy: scarce black hard rubber ringtop with gold filled overlay; 8.5 cm long, distinctive lever with rounded tab at end, #2 Self Filling nib. Clean condition noting some light bumps to the barrel end, a very short-lived model.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine flex • $175

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11814: Sheaffer Lifetime pencil: small ringtop, 9 cm long, gold filled trim, orange celluloid barrel; as new, noting shop wear or polishing wear to rim of crown, uses 1.1 mm lead, marked "PAT--PAT. PENDG".

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • $80

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12646: Sheaffer Lifetime: black and pearl flat-top lever-filler, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot, massive Lifetime nib has a rounded semistub tip. Name on barrel, slight shrinkage to end of barrel, moderate and largely even discoloration.

DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $150

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12488: Sheaffer Lifetime oversize pencil: black and pearl flat-top, 13.45 cm long, gold filled trim, shallow pinhead dings to crown but much better than usual, excellent color, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • $105

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12383: Sheaffer Lifetime: oversize jade green flat-top lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, White Dot on cap top; excellent color, plastic stock of cap and barrel slightly different.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc-near mint* • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $350

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13015: Sheaffer Univer pencil: black and pearl flat-top, gold filled trim, 12 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; a few shallow bumps to the sides of the nose cone and crown, excellent barrel color.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • $60

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10248: Sheaffer Craig pencil: an unusual Mandarin Yellow Sheaffer flat-top, 13.1 cm long, nickel plated trim, uses 1.1 mm lead, eraser under crown; metal clean, scattered marks to the barrel (see details).

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • $95

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12829: Sheaffer Lifetime: oversize black and pearl flat-top lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, massive Lifetime nib with serial number, later production with longitudinally seamed cap; strong barrel imprint, trim plating excellent, moderate barrel ambering, small patch of pitting to cap top next to White Dot.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine rigid • $200

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10549: Sheaffer Univer: rare oversize flat-top lever-filler in orange-tinted black and pearl, 13.65 cm long, gold filled trim but only gold wash (now missing) on clip, comb feed, correct #6 Sheaffer-made warranted nib has scant iridium and is rather scratchy. Sheaffer extended the color range of their Univer sub-brand by applying tinted celluloid lacquer over black and pearl. In this case, the original color is beginning to show where the pen has been polished over the years. Most Univers are small and round-ended; oversize examples are seldom seen.

DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex* • $385

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