For your consideration, we are offering for sale this New Old Stock Circa 1953 Sheaffer Saratoga Snorkel Fountain Pen & Pencil in the Pastel Green color with a 14K Two-Tone nib. The set comes with the original box and foil ensemble price tag. I consider this Sheaffer Snorkel Fountain Pen and Pencil set to be in New Old Stock, Never Inked, Stickered, and Mint Condition!
This fountain pen was part of a purchase from an old Stationary Store in Cincinnati, Ohio where I acquired nearly 200 New Old Stock Fountain Pens from the 1940 to 1950s era - this is just one of them. Finding any pen that is stickered and retaining the tags is a scarce and uncommon find.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks, or repairs. The original Saratoga foil tag still is remaining and in excellent condition. The barrel has a perfect imprint that reads, "W.A. Sheaffer Pen Co. Fort Madison, Iowa U.S.A. Made in U.S.A.". There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel. I have not touched the fountain pen to buff or polish it - the snorkel filling system is in perfect working order and is factory. There is no brassing or wear to the cap or the gold-filled clip and cap banding. The snorkel tube moves freely and draws ink as it should. This Sheaffer Snorkel measures 5 1/2" in length capped and 6 1/2" posted. The Sheaffer Pastel Green Pencil is in Mint Condition as well and has the original $6.50 tag on the barrel. The Pencil measures 5" inches in length.
The 14K Two-Tone Sheaffer NIB is a Medium Nib and retains the "MEDIUM" Nib sticker on the backside of the Nib. The point measures roughly .79mm when measured with digital calipers. I have not written with this Nib - I wanted to keep this Fountain Pen in New Old Stock, Mint Condition for the new collector that acquires this one.
The Touchdown filling system has been tested for functionality - I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The filling system has perfect suction and works flawlessly. The filling system is the original Sheaffer Factory one and original to the pen and works just like the day it left the factory.
The Sheaffer Pencil works flawlessly. One would twist the cap to propel the lead and turn the opposite way to retract the lead back into the barrel. The eraser is perfect and has never been used.
This Sheaffer Snorkel Fountain Pen & Pencil Set is almost unheard of finding in this condition with original sticker and tag with it never being used. The set is in ready-to-write condition or just add to your writing arsenal collection. I would consider this Sheaffer Snorkel to be in New Old Stock, Mint Condition.