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    Default OS Balance Star pen

    Here's a black OS Balance with a 5-point Star emblem between the top of its 14K clip and its White Dot, and a wider than Autograph 14K uninscribed cap band.

    So far, we know there's 4 Sheaffer's OS Balance Star pens:
    1. R A Thompson / Hobart Star Club / 1941
    2. Walter Young, Hobart Star Club 1938
    3. H.C. Belore, Hobart Star Club 1938
    4. Uninscribed


    with postcard showing Sheaffer factory in Fort Madison and postmarked 1939
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    Default Re: OS Balance Star pen

    I don't know what the Hobart Star Club was exactly.

    The Hobart Corporation started manufacturing motors that were attached to the large flywheels of hand-operated coffee mills. Later, they introduced electric meat choppers. In the 1930's they made food choppers, weight scales, food mixers, electric slicers, etc. Today they provide commercial foodservice equipment. Could the Star Club be an outstanding salesman's award?

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    Default Re: OS Balance Star pen

    How is the star affixed?

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    Found that Lieutenant Harold Charles Belore, Canadian Expeditionary Force 150th Regiment, served in the RAF British Royal Flying Corps. Also found several Walter Young individuals on same regiment and several men with last name Thompson and R. A. initials on same regiment. Could the Star Club be for outstanding military service?



    I may be wrong on both counts and we may never find about the Star Club in the late 30's to early 40's. I would like to thank Pat and Dinkhart for letting meknow about their Star pens and invite other collectors on the discussion to increase our knowledge.
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    Default Re: OS Balance Star pen

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    How is the star affixed?
    The star and wider than Autograph band seem to be done by Sheaffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
    Found that Lieutenant Harold Charles Belore, Canadian Expeditionary Force 150th Regiment, served in the RAF British Royal Flying Corps. Also found several Walter Young individuals on same regiment and several men with last name Thompson and R. A. initials on same regiment. Could the Star Club be for outstanding military service?



    I may be wrong on both counts and we may never find about the Star Club in the late 30's to early 40's. I would like to thank Pat and Dinkhart for letting meknow about their Star pens and invite other collectors on the discussion to increase our knowledge.
    The dates shown would not indicate military service awards, remember the US did not even enter WWII officially until December 8th, 1941.
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    Default Re: OS Balance Star pen

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
    Found that Lieutenant Harold Charles Belore, Canadian Expeditionary Force 150th Regiment, served in the RAF British Royal Flying Corps. Also found several Walter Young individuals on same regiment and several men with last name Thompson and R. A. initials on same regiment. Could the Star Club be for outstanding military service?



    I may be wrong on both counts and we may never find about the Star Club in the late 30's to early 40's. I would like to thank Pat and Dinkhart for letting meknow about their Star pens and invite other collectors on the discussion to increase our knowledge.
    The dates shown would not indicate military service awards, remember the US did not even enter WWII officially until December 8th, 1941.
    He was not US but Canadian. They volunteered from the beginning of WWII.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
    Found that Lieutenant Harold Charles Belore, Canadian Expeditionary Force 150th Regiment, served in the RAF British Royal Flying Corps. Also found several Walter Young individuals on same regiment and several men with last name Thompson and R. A. initials on same regiment. Could the Star Club be for outstanding military service?
    The dates shown would not indicate military service awards, remember the US did not even enter WWII officially until December 8th, 1941.
    Canadian Expeditionary Force 150th Regiment, served in the RAF British Royal Flying Corps.
    Sorry I wasn't very clear eh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
    Found that Lieutenant Harold Charles Belore, Canadian Expeditionary Force 150th Regiment, served in the RAF British Royal Flying Corps. Also found several Walter Young individuals on same regiment and several men with last name Thompson and R. A. initials on same regiment. Could the Star Club be for outstanding military service?
    The dates shown would not indicate military service awards, remember the US did not even enter WWII officially until December 8th, 1941.


    Canadian Expeditionary Force 150th Regiment, served in the RAF British Royal Flying Corps.
    Sorry I wasn't very clear eh
    Interesting. Where were the pens made? Are they from Ft Madison or the Canadian plant?
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    Default Re: OS Balance Star pen

    Jar: so far all are from Fort Madison. An ex-employee remembered seeing similar stars on pens and desk bases commissioned to US Army generals. He also pointed that Craig Sheaffer had a friendship with Dwight Eisenhower.

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    Default Re: OS Balance Star pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
    Jar: so far all are from Fort Madison. An ex-employee remembered seeing similar stars on pens and desk bases commissioned to US Army generals. He also pointed that Craig Sheaffer had a friendship with Dwight Eisenhower.
    Although Craig supported to Ohioan Senator Robert A. Taft in the fight against Eisenhower for 1952 Republican nomination, Craig Sheaffer was Assistant Secretary of Commerce during first year of Eisenhower's term. He left the job only seven months later apparently because he was dissatisfied with progress of the administration and returned to Sheaffer'S.
    Last edited by Ramón Campos; May 17th, 2019 at 10:13 AM.

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