Rare Sheaffer Sovereign / 14K Superflex Three-Tine Music Nib / GFT / TDF / Minty

  • Rare Sheaffer Sovereign / 14K Superflex Three-Tine Music Nib / GFT / TDF / Minty
    Condition: Used
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    Current bid: $899.95
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    Price: $1,199.95 [Buy It Now]
    Shipping: Location: Ypsilanti,MI,USA
Specifications: Pen Type: Fountain; Country/Region of Manufacture: United States; Material: Gold; Features: Gold Trim; Brand: Sheaffer;

Item Details

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Sheaffer Sovereign Touchdown Snorkel in black with chrome cap, gold clip, and extremely rare mint or near mint Sheaffer superflex three-tine music nib!  This pen and nib appear unused.

Near mint (A2) by Richard's notation. Pen has been restored (new seals and gaskets, gently cleaned and polished) and verified in full working order.

Pen measures 5 1/2" capped and 6 1/4" posted.

Cap & clip: Cap shows no dings, dents, brassing, or damage of any kind.  Gold fill clip stamped "Sheaffer's."

Barrel: Barrel shows no scratches, dents, dings, or damage.  Imprint is deep, clear, and stamped: "0963 / W. A. Sheaffer's Pen Co. / Fort Madison, Iowa USA / Made in USA."  The "0963" numbering is unusual for a Sheaffer and may be related to the very rare music nib which is original to this pen.  

Nib: The star of the show.  Beautiful mint or near mint superflex Sheaffer three-tined music nib.  The music nib resembles a broad pointed stub but is ridiculously flexy.  This nib is extraordinarily rare and designed to provide the flex required to write sheet music or very florid scripts.  Stamped " Sheaffer's / Reg. US Pat. Off. / Made in USA / FZ3."  Writes a smooth variable line in all directions--very broad horizontal and very narrow vertical.  This is the real deal on one of the hardest nibs to find--they had to be custom ordered from Sheaffer and very few were produced.  They are rarely seen, rarely offered for sale, and have gone as high as $1350 for the nib alone.

Fill: Touchdown snorkel.  Pen fills perfectly and is ready to fill and write.

An extraordinary nib in a modest package.