For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Mint Sheaffer Targa Classic Ballpoint Pen, Model 1083-2, in the Laque Black Spiral finish, trimmed in 23K gold electroplate. This Targa Ballpoint Pen is considered one of the harder-to-find designs due to the twisting/spiral pattern on the pen.
This ballpoint pen was part of a purchase from a Stationary Store in Georgia where I acquired nearly 25 New Old Stock Fountain, Rollerball, and Ballpoint Pens in the Targa design - this is just one of them.
This writing instrument is a Sheaffer Targa Classic Fountain Pen and is model number 1083-2 with production beginning in 1989 till 1990. This Sheaffer Targa Classic Ballpoint pen is like new as it has never been used. This Sheaffer Targa displays a Laque Black Spiral finish with 23-carat gold electroplated trim. NOTE: The nose cone on this Targa, it has the Laque Black finish - this is a harder-to-acquire variant, typically, they have the 23K Gold Electroplate nose cone. The depth and quality of this finish are a result of being individually hand lacquered 14 times and polished by hand to a deep, luminous glow. The top of the cap is stamped, "SHEAFFER U.S.A.". This Sheaffer Targa Classic Ballpoint Pen comes with a working refill.
The cap and barrel have absolutely no damage, dents, or wear to the finish. The cap is always securing tightly to the barrel. The trim is perfect with no scratches or brassing. The ballpoint pen is twist activated - hold the barrel and twist the cap to propel the ballpoint forward or turn the opposite way to repel the ballpoint back into the barrel.
This Ballpoint Pen measures 5 1/8" inches. The diameter of the pen at the widest point is 8.06mm. The Sheaffer Targa Ballpoint Pen comes with the original box, refill, and Sheaffer documentation.
This Sheaffer Targa Classic Ballpoint Pen in this Laque Black Spiral finish is one of the hardest designs to find in the Targa Series. I would consider this Sheaffer Targa Ballpoint in Mint Condition. A marvelous addition to your writing arsenal collection.
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