SH1786 Sheaffer Valiant Snorkel Fountain pen and Pencil set, boxed. (Medium)

SH1786 Sheaffer Valiant Snorkel Fountain pen and Pencil set, boxed. (Medium)
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  • Product Code: VINT_SH1786
  • £78.00
  • Ex Tax: £78.00

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SH1786 Sheaffer Valiant Snorkel Fountain pen and Pencil set, boxed. (Medium)

Date: c1950s

Size: Capped - 143mm; posted - 164mm.

A very pretty glossy burgundy Valiant set.  There are no splits, cracks or chips on either item, no surface scratches and no brassing.  In fact, the only damage I can see on the whole set is a small ding to the top of the cap on the pencil.   The caps are burgundy to match the barrels and have the Sheaffer white dot above the tapering gold filled spring-loaded pocket clip.  There is also a wide gold filled cap lip band.  

Fountain Pen

The barrel imprint is nice and crisp, though shallow, as most Snorkel imprints usually are.  It identifies the pen as being of Australian manufacture.  The knurled barrel end blind cap unscrews smoothly to extend the filling tube and withdraw the plunger.  All the internal workings are shiny and in undamaged and as-new condition.  The black plastic finger grip is ribbed to afford a good purchase.  The nib is a lovely Sheaffer Triumph nib in 14 carat two-tone gold and in a medium point.


This is a propel-repel pencil and works perfectly by twisting the cap.  The cap pulls off to reveal the partly used pink eraser.  I have fitted a fresh 0.9mm lead into the mechanism.  There is a nice crisp and deep imprint at the top of the barrel and the cone is part gold filled and part chrome plated.  This, too, was made in Australia.


A dark "fur" texture leatherette-covered hard shell case.  This has brass bound edges to the base and is also in very nice condition with some age spotting to the satin lid lining.

I have fully serviced this set.  The Snorkel filler produces very good compression and fills the pen effortlessly.  The nib is very smooth and lays down a lovely wet medium width line. 

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