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Statesman

Maker: SheafferYou 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

Filler: Vacuum, capacity approx. 1.2 ml or lever,  capacity approx. 0.9 ml.

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