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    Default Little metal sheaffers

    With old things condition is important. The set on the left is hand painted over sterling silver, I believe they were called mosaic and were also offered on gold filled items. John Holland and Grieshaber also offered painted pens. The paint is fragile as you can see the damage to the pencil, luckily most of the paint on the pen is intact. The pen on the right is a little gold filled thing but it is also a great deal more.

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    Wath kind of ink was use to paint those pens?

    I recall seeing in the past a very small German safety pen that was enameled with a very good looking light blue color. Is this also an enamel paint?

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    I don't know. The enamel I am familiar with is technically called vitreous enamel (I didn't know that either but looked it up) which I have seen on vintage German and English pens. I don't think that is what these are.

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    Thats the enamel I also know, its really nice and you really fell the glass feeling in your finger when using them.

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    Whoa! The hand-painted Sheaffers are very cool!

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    Default Re: Little metal sheaffers

    Those are neat. Do you have an approximate year for them?

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    Default Re: Little metal sheaffers

    The metal pygmy is 1925 and the painted pens were done in 1924 (1925 catalog and December 1924 ad).

    Roger W.

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    Default Re: Little metal sheaffers

    Sorry, but I have to call foul: that middle pen is most assuredly an off-catalog No-Nonsense pen.


















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