NOS 1997 Sheaffer Balance Limited Edition Celadon Green Fountain Pen & EXTRAS!!!

  • NOS 1997 Sheaffer Balance Limited Edition Celadon Green Fountain Pen & EXTRAS!!!
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    Price: $875.00 Buy It Now Best Offer: Make Offer
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    Location: Fort Madison,IA,USA
Specifications: Brand: Sheaffer; Country/Region of Manufacture: United States; Pen Type: Fountain;

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NOS 1997 Sheaffer Balance Limited Edition Celadon Green Fountain Pen 1519/6000

M Nib with EXTRAS!!!

New in Original Boxes, NEVER INKED

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Sheaffer Balance Celadon Green - LE 1519 of 6000 - Pearlized Acrylic in Celadon Green Finish, Accented with Vermilion and Ebony highlights - 18 K gold Medium Nib - Lever-fill Fountain Pen

This Fountain Pen Limited Edition was issued in Autumn 1997 to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the launch of the Balance, designed by Craig R. Sheaffer, son of the company's founder and second President of Sheaffer Pen. It was fashioned after the Balance Senior Models of the mid-1930s. The Lever Mechanism is similar to that of the Sheaffer classic pens of the 1930s, but now with modern and more reliable materials.The pen comes with its wooden box with pen slot, bottle of ink, papers and special commemorative ink blotters, as shown in the photos.

THE EXTRAS: For this auction, I'm also including the booklet, "Constructive Merchandising" by W.A. Sheaffer, the company's founder.  This booklet is a reprint of W.A.'s booklet given to dealers in the 1930s, and was again given to dealers for this Balance LE in Celadon Green.  The booklet is filled with diagrams and descriptions of various Sheaffer pens of the 1930's, including illustrations of the inner workings of various pens.  If you've read W.A. Sheaffer's autobiography, much of his merchandising philosophy is further explained in this booklet. It gives a very interesting insight to the company's founder and his philosophy, as well as the Sheaffer pens of this period. As a collector, I have found it to be a valuable reference.

The other extra is an advertising leaflet of the various Balance II pens issued by Sheaffer's to commemorate this 70th anniversary of the original Balance line.

And now the details of this beautiful instrument:

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