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Sheaffer Statesman Snorkel - Burgundy, Fine Italic PdAg Triumph Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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Sheaffer Snorkel "Statesman" from 1952-9. This full-size pen has a burgundy body and cap with gold-plated trim. Excellent condition, with a fine italic palladium-silver nib. We replaced the ink sac, point gasket and O-ring and the snorkel filling system works well.

SKU: 18392
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Type Snorkel fountain pen

Product Name Statesman Snorkel

Manufacturer and Year  Sheaffer, USA, 1952-9, probably before 1956 since the Burgundy color changed a bit then.

Length   5-5/8"

Filling System  Snorkel filler - restored and working perfectly. We'll send instructions on how to use the snorkel filling system.

Color Burgundy body and cap. Gold plated trim. Wide, 3/8", cap band with simple border etched within.

Nib  Fine Italic palladium-silver conical Triumph nib with a nice Waverly-style tip (upturned for smoother writing).  The nib was ground here at PSP by Nivardo Sanchez. The nib has some give, but be careful as palladium is easy to spring. See writing sample below - the line variation is subtle because it started as a fine, but still evident.

Condition  Excellent condition. The cap has microscratching and two shallow scratches running from the end of the clip to the cap band. The cap band is nice and shiny, no plating wear or brassing. The clip and white dot look great. The barrel is overall fairly shiny, with some microscratching and faint horizontal lines from posting, though you have to look pretty hard to see them. Plating wear on the chrome ring that holds the cap on. There are no cracks, chips, dents, or dings. The imprints are clear.   

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SKU 18392
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens


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