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    Default I found a weird Sheaffer Flat top

    Just got an old Jadeite Sheaffer Flat Top and noticed something odd about it when cleaning the pen.



    Notice anything funny? Go on, I'll wait.

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    There is no serial number. As opposed to other flattop seen here:



    What?! anyone have information on this? The one without the stamping also appears to be an oversized model and is a bit girthier. The no-serial-pen seen above the serial-pen here:



    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: I found a weird Sheaffer Flat top

    Not certain, but I think you might at least find interesting info on a thread posted here that leads to a good article.
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    Default Re: I found a weird Sheaffer Flat top

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Not certain, but I think you might at least find interesting info on a thread posted here that leads to a good article.
    Well, that's a fascinating read! So many possibilities regarding this nib! 0.o

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    Default Re: I found a weird Sheaffer Flat top

    Quote Originally Posted by AzJon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Not certain, but I think you might at least find interesting info on a thread posted here that leads to a good article.
    Well, that's a fascinating read! So many possibilities regarding this nib! 0.o
    Really only one possibility; it simply pre-dates the use of serial numbers.

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    Default Re: I found a weird Sheaffer Flat top

    Quote Originally Posted by kirchh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AzJon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Not certain, but I think you might at least find interesting info on a thread posted here that leads to a good article.
    Well, that's a fascinating read! So many possibilities regarding this nib! 0.o
    Really only one possibility; it simply pre-dates the use of serial numbers.

    --Daniel
    Oh right. Of course. Hahaha. Duh. And for a second I was thinking it was a bootlegged shadow-market pen, its serial number buffed away to hide the crime...


    ...but alas.

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    Default Re: I found a weird Sheaffer Flat top

    I think it is actually an earlier example which has different engraves...

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    Default Re: I found a weird Sheaffer Flat top

    Quote Originally Posted by Coca_Tuna View Post
    I think it is actually an earlier example which has different engraves...
    As noted above, it pre-dates the use of serial numbers.

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