For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Circa 1972 Sheaffer White Dot Imperial Fountain Pen with 23K Gold Electroplate Marquetry (or diamond) pattern - an Australian model. This fountain pen is in Mint Condition, Stickered, but gently used.
This writing instrument is known as a Sheaffer Imperial Fountain Pen - Model 835. This fountain pen is very desirable due to the pattern and the fact that it has the original boxes and still stickered. The clip have the "white-dot" which is securely intact. The cap and barrel are perfect with no scratches, dings, dents, or repairs. The cap is always securing tightly to the barrel. The fountain pen has an ink converter filling unit and works as it was designed to - I tested it with water and works perfectly. The cap lip is marked with, GOLD ELECTROPLATED SHEAFFER CROWN LOGO SHEAFFER". Has the original sticker still on the cap. This fountain pen measures 5 1/4" capped and 5 3/4" posted.
This Sheaffer Imperial is known as a Model 835 and the design on the cap and barrel is known as the "MARQUETRY" or "DIAMOND" pattern.
The nib is marked Sheaffer 14K AUST. The nib has a fine point measuring .48mm when using digital calipers. The pen may have been dipped but it doesn't appear to been fully inked and I wanted to keep this in mint condition for the next collector. Feels great in the hand and, at least for me, feels well balanced.
This fountain pen comes in the original box which is in excellent condition - the elastic bands that hold the pens in place still have their elasticity and there is no ink staining.
This is a very desirable fountain to acquire due to it never being inked and retaining the original sticker - you just do not find these like this very often. This Sheaffer Imperial Fountain Pen Fountain Pen in the Marquetry pattern is perfect and will be difficult to find one better. I would consider this Sheaffer set to grade in Mint Condition condition. It is ready to write with and will be a fabulous addition of your modern Sheaffer collection.
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