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Imperial VIII

For more general notes, see the page for the Imperial line.

The Imperial VIII is the top of the line for those bearing Roman numerals; above this is Imperial Triumph and Imperial Masterpiece.  It is the same trim level, more or less, as the PFM V, with an all gold-filled cap setting it above its stable-mates.  Interestingly, it appears to have not been included in the brief run of Lifetime brandings.  One might also look in vain for the Imperial VII; Sheaffer was apparently leaving space in the line-up for something that never quite developed, so the next stop down from here is the steel-capped Imperial VI.

Production Run: 1961 – 1973.

Cost When New: $17.50 (for modern value, try this calculator).

Size: 13.5 cm long capped, 14.3 cm posted, 11.9 cm uncapped.

Point: 14k gold inlaid.

Body: Polystyrene.

Filler: Touchdown, capacity approx. 0.7 ml. or cartridge, capacity approx. 1.1 ml.

Sheaffer Imperial VIII.  The grouped lines on the cap alternate in length, for a crenellated effect.



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