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Welcome to the 1940s Sheaffer  sales page at Vacumania. Please note that this website has no sales cart. Most pens shown are singletons, and I sometimes lag with updates noting completed sales.   Please contact me to confirm availability. Payment typically is by Paypal, though Postal Money Order can be done too. Shipping starts at about $9 insured in USA and ranges up with price of pen. International shipping tends to run $25-$50



Pen 4091 K:  Sheaffer Statesman (post-WWII model) $175
Emerald Pearl Celluloid. Likely late 1946-7. Less common White Dot location
Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine Imprint:  Fine
Size: 5" 12.8 cm PRICE: $175
COMMENTS: Sheaffer's post-War 1940s celluloid pens pack remarkably complicated collecting into a sub-three year period, and for reasons I won't outline here long fell under collectors' radar. I've termed it the Sheaffer Interregnum-in-retrospect.  I recently wrote an article for Fountain Pen Journal on the earlier WWII era pens. Presenting the post-War pens in digestible fashion offers some challenges, but there will be articles forthcoming. This one?  The Statesman?  It is the 2nd size post-War all-Celluloid (cap and barrel) model, a smidgeon smaller than Valiant. For the mid 1945-1947 post-War celluloid run, this dates later rather than earlier, as it has partially tranparent black gripping section, wide cap-band,  and opaque barrel.  As a "Triumph" (conical) nib model, it is of course White Dot, with the relatively scarce finding of the White Dot at very top of pen rather than just above the clip. This one is quite nice, packing a recent proper restoration (plunger fill restoration alone is a $50 value). It writes a nice firm wet fine line. Fun to use. Condition would ge all-Excellent save the last 1/3 of manufacturer's imprint is weak/faint.


Pen 4073-Z:  1942-5 Sheaffer WWII-era "TRIUMPH" with "reverse trim"  $300 SOLD

Overall Grade: Exc+
Metal: Exc+ Color:  Perfect
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Nib condition: NM
Threads: Perfect clarity: Superb

Point: Medium Imprint:  Exc
Size 5 1/4" 13.3 cm PRICE: $300 SOLD
COMMENTS: Do check out my article a few months back about Sheaffer's WWII era "TRIUMPH" series, back copies still available at  Fountain Pen Journal-click.  A high quality though underappreciated pen, "TRIUMPH" has gained cachet as the fountain pen restorers have grown more capable of dealing with Sheaffer's plunger-fill system.  This one is a bit special.  Yeah, it's in  superb condition in jet black with terrifica barrel clarity and a sweet wet-writing medium point. But, better, the pen has "reverse trim", with the  quite minority chrome (instead of gold-filled)  furniture.  For "TRIUMPH" this was a catalogued option for black pens, but today is found probably 1 for every 50 pens with GF trim.  It is very hard to find these clean, as chrome plated trim speckles and wears roughly, and won't take polish as does gold-filled trim. This one pops. The trim is superb. I put it up for sale only as I have a mint stickered set still, which I think I bought from Mike Kirk at an Ohio Pen Show more than ten years ago.  


Pen 4046 K: 1945-1946 Sheaffer Crest.  $140
 
Black Celluloid with Gold-Filled Cap (the smaller post-War Crest)

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Mint Color:  NA .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Moderate Amber

Point: Fine Imprint:  Excellent Size: 4 7/8" 12.4 cm
PRICE: $140
COMMENTS: 1945-6 (Post War, Celluloid, Plunger-fill era). Crest was offered in two sizes with nml clip: Crest and Crest Deluxe. This is the $15 Crest. White Dot at butt of pen as expected. Proper "1500" barrel imprint. Terrific writer, with fine-to-extra-fine line. Tiny crease/ding (2-3mm) on side of cap near cap-lip, otherwise would have been graded full excellent with $235 cost. Figure $145 for this one. Great user. Fully restored of course.

I'm well overdue to write an article on striped Duofold for Paul's Fountain Pen Journal (hotlink). One of these days.

Pen 4077   1948-ish Sheaffer Crest Deluxe   $265
Black Celluloid with Gold-Filled Cap (the larger post-War Crest)

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Perfect
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine Point Imprint:  Superb
Size: 5.25" 13.4cm
PRICE: $265
COMMENTS: Collecting 1940s- particularly the few years post WWII- offer some challenge to go along with the charm. Having recently written for Fountain Pen Journal about the WW II pens, I'm playing at some articles about the post-War pens. It's not easy.  This one is a post-War Crest Deluxe, probably dating to 1948 or so, probably of injection (Forticel) plastic, though with black it can be tough to tell apart from the slightly earlier Celluloid. Crest Deluxe is the larger of the two Crest options, at $17.50. Regular Crest ran $15 and was slightly shorter and more slender. Black Crest lever-fillers were made throughout the post-War Celluloid, Forticel and then Touchdown-filler eras, with similar general appearance. This one, pre-Touchdown, has White Dot in butt of pen, as the dot-in-cap was not introduced until 1948. Clean pen. No dents (not so easy to find that way). Smooth fine point. 


Pen 4076 JB:  1948-ish Sheaffer Crest Deluxe   $165
Black Celluloid with Gold-Filled Cap (the larger post-War Crest)

Overall Grade: Extra Fine
Metal: Tiny cap ding at top Color:  Perfect
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Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: NA
Point: Fine Point Imprint:  Superb
Size: 5.25" 13.4cm PRICE: $165
COMMENTS: Collecting 1940s- particularly the few years post WWII- offer some challenge to go along with the charm. Having recently written for Fountain Pen Journal about the WW II pens, I'm playing at some articles about the post-War pens. It's not easy.  This one is a post-War Crest Deluxe, probably dating to 1948 or so, probably of injection (Forticel) plastic, though with black it can be tough to tell apart from the slightly earlier Celluloid. Crest Deluxe is the larger of the two Crest options, at $17.50. Regular Crest ran $15 and was slightly shorter and more slender. Black Crest lever-fillers were made throughout the post-War Celluloid, Forticel and then Touchdown-filler eras, with similar general appearance. This one, pre-Touchdown, has White Dot in butt of pen, as the dot-in-cap was not introduced until 1948. 

This is one of two lever-fill Crest Deluxe pens offered with this website update.  Flaws: Tiny "dimple" ding at very top of cap (the sort you never see in the pics when trying for a pen on ebay) and hint of barrel distoration by the lever ring. On other hand, clean overall look and superb wet fine point nib. Discounted about 40% vs the other example offered.


Pen 4047  1947 Sheaffer "For Your Autograph"  $275 SOLD
Black with Solid Gold trim. Lever Fill. Probably 1947

Overall Grade: Exc
Metal: Exc Color:  Exc .CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Exc
Threads: Perfect clarity: Superb
Point: Extra Fine Imprint:  Superb Size: 5 1/4" 13.4 cm
PRICE: $275
COMMENTS: Solid Gold Trim (cap band and clip) and an original $20 price, rendered the Autograph (formally "For Your Autograph" a rather lofty model. This one has no personalization, with clean cap-band. Celluloid gave way to Forticel injection plastic in 1948, and the plunger-fill era gave way to the Touchdown in 1949. As lever-pens (a marked minority) were offered throughout and as the pne is black (which was done in all three eras), it can be a bit tough to pin the exact date for the pen. With the striped black/clear gripping section, I think this dates to the end of the plunger-fill era, probably 1947.  Clean pen. Clean trim. Nice writing realllly fine point, between perhaps XF and Accountant.



Pen 3568 mf:  Sheaffer Touchdown Tuckaway Prussian Blue  $225 SOLD
Mint. Stickered. Huge Nib

Overall Grade: Mint
Metal: Mint Color:  Perfect CLICK FOR LARGER PIC
Nib condition: Mint
Threads:  perfect clarity:    NA Plastic: Mint
Point:  Fine Imprint:  Mint Size: 4 3/4" 12.5cm
PRICE$225
COMMENTS:  The first Touchdowns (vs later Thin Model Touchdown) I've offered in years, a taste of the couple hundred 1940's Sheaffer's heading, eventually, to a huge Vacumania Update, the full Touchdown pen appeared in 1949 in Sheaffer's Forticel injection plastic, replacing the long-running plunger-fill pens.

Tuckway, proper (the model, noit the series) is full girth with full-length  (clasp clip) cap with short barrel, a squat stubby thing. It was renamed from Tuckaway II the prior year, but in fact effectively is a Statesman Tuckaway, the short form of Statesman. Found with large and small nibs (both same model name though different code, possibly a nib evolution during the two year run), this one has the big nib. Mint with cap sticker.  Fully restored but may not be returned if inked/dipped.




Please contact me to confirm availability. Payment typically is by Paypal, though Postal Money Order can be done too. Shipping starts at about $9 insured in USA and ranges up with price of pen. International shipping tends to run $25-$50
Contact: isaacson@frontiernet.net