Maker: Sheaffer. You may be looking for a different model of Admiral, depending on vintage; there is the Balance, the Touchdown, or the Snorkel version to consider. This page refers to the Triumph era version.
The Statesman, which my admittedly limited scholarship indicates is a result of the 1945 re-laying of the line, came down in the world substantially from its time as a Balance label. In that line-up, it was very near the top of the heap, while in this new post-war incarnation it is firmly lodged in the middle. It is better than the Sovereign in that is has a somewhat wider cap-band.
Production Run: 1945 – 1948.
Cost When New: $10.00 (for modern value, try this calculator).
Size: 13.2 cm long capped, 15.0 cm posted, 11.5 cm uncapped.
Point: 14k gold triumph with platinum mask.
Body: Celluloid until 1947, then Forticel
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