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    Default Re: Sheaffer Connaisseurs

    Hello Chip,

    Congratulations on your book publication. Beautiful photo. The nib & section on your Sheaffer-Levenger Seas is from the Sheaffer Balance series. Same size as the scalloped section as Type II Connaisseurs. Note that the scalloped Connaisseur and Levenger Seas sections had a gold-plated ring on the section lip. Also, the "Feather Touch" monotone nib is characteristic of Sheaffer Balance pens from the same era. At the end of production, I believe Sheaffer was using whatever sections and nibs fit the Connaisseurs and Seas. I have seen several new-in-box Grande Connaisseurs with the smaller-size Connaisseur nib, but in two-tone (platinum chevron over yellow gold) and scalloped sections without the longer metal housing. All, like yours, seem to have been standard factory production at the time.

    Congratulations again on your book's success. That is a very big deal, sir!

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Connaisseurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Gabay View Post
    ...The nib & section on your Sheaffer-Levenger Seas is from the Sheaffer Balance series. Same size as the scalloped section as Type II Connaisseurs. Note that the scalloped Connaisseur and Levenger Seas sections had a gold-plated ring on the section lip. Also, the "Feather Touch" monotone nib is characteristic of Sheaffer Balance pens from the same era. At the end of production, I believe Sheaffer was using whatever sections and nibs fit the Connaisseurs and Seas. I have seen several new-in-box Grande Connaisseurs with the smaller-size Connaisseur nib, but in two-tone (platinum chevron over yellow gold) and scalloped sections without the longer metal housing. All, like yours, seem to have been standard factory production at the time....
    I happen to have one of each inked in my pen rack, as usual:

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    You can see the Balance II has a concave cylinder section, while the Connaisseur has a pinched cylinder section with a lip at the business end. Nonetheless, the threads are the same and the sections are easy swapped (not that I need to since both are factory stubs).
    Last edited by FredRydr; July 4th, 2022 at 12:29 PM.

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