By the 1930's, Sheaffer pens had solidified itself as a leader in the luxury pen market. The fountain pens were advertised as the pen that fills instantly from any ink-well, with one touch of a finger. Instantly, Sheaffer became a household name and must-have product. They have been innovators in their illustrious existence.They pioneered different nib styles in the 1920 making them more reliable, they were one of the first pen manufacturers to move away from hard rubber materials to celluloid, they altered pen shapes and introduced innovation such as the snorkel filling system. The prelude range was in keeping with the Sheaffer tradition for quality design and effortless use. Prelude fountain pens were originally made up of five different finishes: Magnificent Gold, Luminous Lacquers, Luxurious Metals, Distinctive Mattes and Classic Chromes. All the finishes came fitted with a two tone 23K gold electroplated nib. On offer is Vintage Sheaffer distinctive Matte Dark Green Prelude FOUNTAIN pen, BALLPOINT pen, and propelling PENCIL set, with 23k gold plated trim. This set is an early edition prelude set manufactured circa 1996/7 at the Sheaffer Fort Madison, Iowa, plant. When the Prelude model was introduced in 1996/7 they all had "Sheaffer'S" and "USA" indented on the pen cap rings and nibs. Not long after Bic acquired Sheaffer in 1997 the nib graphic was changed to an "S" and the "Sheaffer's" on the band was replaced with "SHEAFFER" and "USA". Later, the nib "S" graphic was eliminated in favour of the original "Sheaffer'S" except the band continued to say "SHEAFFER" and "USA".
However, when the Sheaffer plant at Fort Madison in the USA was closed in march of 2008 production was subcontracted to China by new owners BIC and the "USA" part of the previous identifiers was removed. The nib is a chevron pattern two tone gold / silver medium nib.
The gold plated cap band to the fountain, ballpoint pen and pencil are detailed with "Sheaffer's and USA", and each have a pearled inset fitted into the end cap. The gold plated clip on each pen and pencil, sport the iconic Sheaffer white dot. The fountain pen comes with an original Sheaffer ink converter, the ballpoint has a blue refill, and pencil has leads.
This lovely set is presented in an original Sheaffer red leatherette clam style box. The set is in excellent / mint condition with no scratches, dings, dents or personalisation.Please refer to the pictures as they form an integral part of the description. Thank you four your interest in this pen set. I also have other pens for sale that may be of interest to you.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Pens\Fountain Pens\Parker". The seller is "grgr9113" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Mexico, Switzerland, Bermuda, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Monaco.