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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



1949-1950  Touchdown : Touchdown appeared in 1949 and ran two years, having replaced the long-running plunger-fill pens and continuing series evolution  going back about ten years. It would be replaced in 1951 by the Thin Model Touchdown, a thinner but similar pen, which itself would be replaced by the well known  and long running Sheaffer Snorkel just a year later. While the 1949-51 TD does not have a Snorkel tube, it actually looks and feels far more like an Oversize Snorkel series than does the later PFM, which was OS and which did use the Snork tube.



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