For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Rare Circa 1917 Sheaffer Mottled Hard Rubber Self-Filling Fountain Pen. This fountain pen has been serviced with a new silicone sac and is now in wonderful writing condition. I have replaced the old rubber sac with a new silicone sac in order to preserve the color.Hand polished 14K Gold Self-Filling NIB. I also cleaned, buffed, polished, and waxed the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the hard rubber of the fountain pen. The red & black color of this pen is spectacular with gorgeous color. This fountain pen section, feed, and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has a crack in the cap that has not been repaired and can see this in image #8.
The Nickel Plated Lever is in excellent condition with no wear. The barrel has a crisp and clearly stamped imprint that reads, PATD.20, 14 SHEAFFER'S FOUNTAIN PEN BIG'S' center imprint, NOV. 24, 1914 FORT MADISON, IOWA. The buttend of the barrel is stamped with "2A". There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel.
This Sheaffer Mottled Self-Filling Fountain Pen measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 6 3/4" posted. I have tested the lever filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. This Sheaffer has a #2 Self-Filling 14K Nib. The actual writing portion, the iridium, of the 14K Sheaffer NIB has a fine point measuring roughly. 55mm when measured with digital calipers.When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with an extra fine to broad stroke/line that varies between. 98mm when measured with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale.
The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink. Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap. This is a very Rare Sheaffer Fountain Pen in Mottled Hard Rubber. The coloring of the barrel and cap is stunning and immaculate and will be a prized place holder for the new owner in their collection. Having an example of a Mottled Sheaffer from this era of this type if significant as these do not come up for sale very often.Please review all my images as they are part of the description. If you have any questions, please ask. I have other restored fountain pens for sale, if you have the time, please look through my listings. Always happy to consider your offers. Please make sure to review my other listings as I have other vintage fountain pens for sale.
I spend a great deal of time traveling, talking with people, sitting at auctions and waiting in line at estate sales to find these pieces. Some of the items are "farm fresh" and some I have had in my possession for years and time to let others enjoy. If I can find out, I will. These are antiques so expect them not to be "perfect".
Items: I do not clean most items for fear of harm. I will do my best to help you.If you want faster service, please contact me to receive a quote. I do pack carefully, I do not want them to arrive broken. Please make sure they do, if not please request it, if you would like it added. The item "RARE C1917 SHEAFFER MOTTLED HARD RUBBER SELF-FILLING FOUNTAIN PEN BIG S IMPRINT" is in sale since Monday, June 3, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Sheaffer". The seller is "schieks" and is located in Naples, Florida.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.