Jan 09 2009



  • By Maciej Kosianowski, October 27, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    Hello Roger

    I’m looking for the info when Sheaffer introduced desk sets with three rings on the cone as well as on the barrel of the pen. In the adverts, I can see the set in the 11/20 (page 2, Radite Pens) picture of the Saturday Evening Post Advert – can you please check what’s the date on it? The front part doesn’t seem to have a date but maybe the other side? Is it 1928 or 1929?
    TIA for the answer and Thanks a lot for setting up this website. Still, it’s usually hard to read the adverts which is a shame.
    Best Regards,

  • By Maciej Kosianowski, October 27, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    OK, I think I understand the names of the files now. The said advert is dated 27 August 1927, right?
    All the Best,

  • By rwooten, October 27, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    The ads are in date order – year, month, day – that’s what the code means. The ads are jpgs so they load fast – I might do a high quality book one day with all of them in there. The three rings were short lived 1927-1928.


  • By Maciej Kosianowski, November 7, 2012 @ 5:12 am

    Many thanks for the answer Roger. Your collection is impressive and I’m grateful you decided to start this website. Sometimes I just look for some very precise info to corroborate or contradict things or beliefs that are “well established among collectors” but not necessarily justified, proved beyond any doubt or having a clear reference to printing materials. Therefore, the info included in the Ads often proves to be invaluable in such “quests” and hence my little “complain”. Let me know when your book is available, I’ll be the first person to buy it :-) Maybe you could consider some digital form?
    But that’s the future … All the best and

    PS.: Right now I’m trying to find when exactly Sheaffer started to promote FeatherTouch nibs (introduced in 1931) as a two-way writing nibs. First Advert is from spring 1932 and I don’t have access to any 1931 catalogs so I guess that’s the best answer I can find … is it?

  • By rwooten, November 11, 2012 @ 12:58 am

    The last catalog was prepared in 1929 without a new catalog until 1934 so ads are all we have to go on. Therefore, spring of 1932 is the best answer we have until the Sheaffer archive material is available.

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