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This Valiant fountain pen is in very nice condition.  The pen has excellent pastel green coloring, a Triumph 14kt two-tone gold nib with platinum mask, a gold-filled clip and 3/8" wide gold-filled cap band. Similarly, the matching mechanical pencil  also has a gold-filled clip and 3/8" wide gold-filled cap band.  Both have minimal wear and a hint of some micro surface scratches.  Both clips are firm and in excellent condition, as are the 'white dots and cap bands.  Both have names imprinted on their barrels, as shown. The pen's ink sac has been replaced, as have the barrel o-ring and point gasket.  The pen has been water tested and it fills nicely.  The pencil advances and retracts the lead, as designed.  The pencil has a new eraser and is loaded with lead.  The pen and pencil set ships in an original Sheaffer presentation box, the box is in overall good vintage condition, as shown. A Sheaffer tin with some extra lead is included with the set.


Restoration Work:

  • The cap has been brush cleaned
  • The nib and section have been ultrasonically cleaned
  • New ink sac installed
  • New barrel o-ring installed
  • New point gasket installed
  • The pen has been water and ink tested
  • This pen is ready for use
  • The pen is loaded with lead and ready to use

Sheaffer Valiant Snorkel Fountain Pen and Pencil Set - Pastel Green

  • Brand and Year:     

    Sheaffer - Fort Madison, IA:  1952-1959


    Valiant - Snorkel


    Pneumatic - Snorkel System

    Twist advance/retract pencil


    Pastel green with gold trim


    5  9/16"  long - pen

    5 1/16"   long - pencil


    Fine - the Sheaffer's Triumph nib is in good condition with crisp imprints and ample tipping material, as shown.  The pen has been ink tested and produced a nice wet, smooth, fine line with its unique Triumph nib.  A photo of the ink test has been provided for reference.

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