Tuesday, April 24, 2012

There's Something Fishy About This Sheaffer

Ah, another fuzzy ebay picture, another irresponsible bid by yours truly.  I should probably do more articles on all the dumb chances I've taken that didn't pan out, because believe me -- they don't all turn out this well:


What made me bite was the wider band.  But on closer examination, I noticed that the clip lacked any markings:


The more expensive Sheaffers lacked any markings on the clip (although it does have they typical imprint on the back of the upper barrel).  But the real neat feature on this pencil is the center band:


Easy to see why collectors have nicknamed these "fishscale" bands, isn't it?

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