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Sheaffer Imperial 550 Fountain Pen - Black, Extra Fine 14k V-Inlay Nib (Excellent, Works Well)

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Vintage Sheaffer Imperial 550 fountain pen from the Imperial line, circa 1970s. Cartridge/converter filler in black with gold plated trim. Extra fine semi-flexible 14k inlaid nib. Excellent condition, working well.

SKU: 18015
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Type  Vintage cartridge/converter filling fountain pen. 

Product Name  Sheaffer 550 -- a white dot pen from the Imperial line. Towards the end of the Imperial era Sheaffer started producing the Imperial IV with a cartridge filling system, and it eventually evolved into the Sheaffer 550 which had a shorter clip and a V-inlay style nib.

Manufacturer and Year  Sheaffer, made in USA -- circa 1970s. 

Length  5-1/8".

Filling System  It takes Sheaffer style cartridges, or you can fill it with bottled ink via the included converter

Color  Black plastic barrel and cap with gold plated trim and a 3/8" wide cap band. 

Nib  EXTRA FINE Sheaffer's inlaid 14k nib is smooth. V-inlay style.  Soft feeling with some give, so you get a little line variation. 

Condition  Excellent condition. There's minimal scratching and wear, and the plating looks very good. No cracks or chips, dings or dents, or personalization. It's working very well. 


Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 18015
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens


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