This pen sat untouched for years, long enough for the 14k gold to develop a beautiful surface toning toward the nib base. This rainbow patina could be easily wiped away with a polishing cloth if desired, but some buyers will prefer it untouched. The nib is an excellent broad stub, hard to find in pens of this vintage.
The iridium has nice rounded edges, so it writes smoothly without catching. I would not call it flexible, but the nib has a responsiveness, becoming more generous when you lean into the curves. This pen is in excellent condition, with no chips, no hairlines, no brassing of the gold filled trim, not even on the ball of the clip. The pen is a beauty, with only very light signs of careful use. It has a new ink sac, and a touch of silicone grease where the lever contacts the pressure bar.
I've written several pages with this pen, and it performed perfectly, delivering ink smoothly and predictably, with no hiccups or surprises. Black and Pearl Sheaffers in this combination of color, condition, and scarce nib are rarely offered. Don't miss out on this one. Be sure to watch our future listings. The item "Sheaffer Flat Top Black & Pearl Fountain Pen, Lifetime Broad Stub Nib, Rainbow" is in sale since Friday, March 26, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Sheaffer". The seller is "meridian_trader" and is located in Mount Auburn, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.