Vintage Sheaffer 3-25 Balance Blue and Black Celluloid Pen & Pencil Set

This remarkable Sheaffer's pen and pencil set in marbled blue, black, and white celluloid, circa 1931, is in the best condition of any we have ever seen. The imprints on the nibs, barrels, and clips are sharp and pristine; the gold-filled trim is largely without brassing.

When it was in production, Sheaffer's "3-25" Balance pens were offered for the price of $3.25. They were intended to be affordable, entry-level pen models, but even at the time this series was recognized for its extraordinary design and writing qualities that went above and beyond their price point. This particular set's marbled blue-and-black color scheme was only offered between 1931 and 1932, and then never again. 

This is a highly collectible and fully functional set, and a wonderful discovery. This vintage pre-owned fountain pen and pencil are in Excellent condition.

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Unless otherwise requested, this pre-owned Sheaffer's 3-25 Balance Blue and Black Celluloid Pen & Pencil set will be fully tested, and then the fountain pen will be tuned to your own personal writing preferences before shipping.

As a rule, we do not recommend our optional nib customizations for a pen of this caliber and vintage.

Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 5.5"
Posted Length 6.2"
Barrel Diameter 0.4"
Section Diameter 0.3"
Filling System Lever
Cap Type Threaded
Clip With Clip
Postable Postable With Caution
Pen Weight 15.3 g
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