(SOLD) This is a 1942 White Dot Sheaffer Triumph Sovereign ("1500") fountain pen in striated Golden Brown celluloid, with a 14k gold, two-tone Triumph Lifetime XXF (needlepoint) nib. The pen has been restored, which included a complete disassembly, ink flow adjustment, nib tuning, an overhaul of the filling mechanism, and a gentle polish with a soft cloth (by hand). I restore pens in accordance with current "best practices" and I use high-quality replacement components and materials. This is a rare pen in the Sheaffer catalog, distinguished by its price code ("1500"), the striated section, and the White Dot on top of the plunger cap (blind cap). This was Sheaffer's high-end model at the time. This is a medium-size pen, measuring around 4.9" capped and 0.46" in diameter. The pen posts very well, so it should be comfortable even for people with larger hands.
The phrase I wrote is a quote by the Sheaffer Chairman, made in 1942, at the time when Sheaffer was at the peak of its technological and design prowess. The Triumph point was its crowning achievement, and its story, well, "speaks for itself." A needlepoint nib is perhaps where the Triumph nib really shines. You get a very fine line (0.2 mm on my business paper) but without never having to worry about the nib feeling scratchy, slipping out of alignment, or catching the paper. It's possible thanks to Triumph's unique "rocker" design. The nib feels firm, self-assured, and consistent. A great pen with which to write a business cursive or learn the Palmer Method (or similar) penmanship.
This rare pen is in excellent condition. The gleaming, glowing celluloid is deep, rich, and vibrant, with awesome chatoyancy. Barrel transparency is excellent, as is the gold-filled trim. The imprint is strong. The pen had been used very little in the past and has been stored in favorable condition. The filling mechanism works efficiently and holds a lot of ink (directly inside the barrel) Here's your chance to own this wonderful pen. You'd be hard-pressed to find one in similar condition anywhere near the price.