For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Mint Condition, New Old Stock, Never Inked Sheaffer Imperial III Fountain Pen in the scarce Gray color with a Palladium Silver Two-Tone Medium nib still with Chalk Marking on the barrel. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, with a new sac and o-ring being updated to the pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks, or repairs with the cap always securing to the barrel. The cap has the Gold Plated Clip marked with SHEAFFER'S that displays in perfect condition. The cap lip is stamped, "SHEAFFER'S - MADE IN U.S.A.". There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel. There is no brassing or wear to the cap, barrel, clip, or cap banding. This Sheaffer Imperial III Fountain Pen measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 5 5/8" posted. The barrel is still chalk marked on the barrel with, "IMPERIAL III MEDIUM $8.75".
I have hand polished the Cap Clip, Cap, and Nib. This Sheaffer Pen has been disassembled, cleaned, and inspected for any defects before reassembling. The Touchdown Filling System has been restored and we installed a new rubber sac and o-ring, - all been replaced with correct reproduction parts. The Touchdown filling system draws ink as it should and works smoothly.
The Palladium Silver Gold Plated Two-Tone Triumph Conical Style Sheaffer Nib has a medium point measuring roughly .84mm when measuring with digital calipers. I have not written with this Sheaffer Imperial as I wanted to keep it in Mint, New Old Stock, Never Inked Condition for the next collector.
These Sheaffer Imperial III Fountain Pens are becoming more and more collectible especially when chalked and in Gray. Collectors love the Triumph style nibs and these pens are steady workhorses for writing long periods. The Gray color is very scarce to acquire compared to the other colors in this line of pens. This Sheaffer Imperial III is in ready-to-write condition or just add to your writing arsenal collection. I would consider this Sheaffer Imperial III Fountain Pen to grade at New Old Stock, Mint Condition.
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