Fantasy Snorkel Fountain Pens Are Made In The U.S.A.
BRINGING BACK THE 50's
1952-1959 SNORKEL Pens Reborn in a Variety of Fantasy Colors and Nib Options
New materials available today are more vibrant, have a softer feel and allow for better pen balance
With a 5 step sanding process and a final polishing operation, barrel and end caps are exceptionally smooth and seamless
Clips and bands are available in gold and silver to match the nib design of your choice
Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $235.00
Demonstrator - $315.00
Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $255.00
Demonstrator - $335.00
Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $265.00
Demonstrator - $345.00
Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $275.00
Demonstrator - $355.00
Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $285.00
Demonstrator - $365.00
Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $295.00
Demonstrator - $375.00
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The first production run of the clear Fantasy Snorkel barrels and caps are exquisite.
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Removing the machining scratches inside the cap and barrel were my primary concerns in making these demonstrators PERFECT
With many translucent acrylic colors available, tangerine was the choice of several customers, just after the first place choice of clear
Only your imagination can limit the availability of demonstrator tints
Rich colors bring out the true meaning of the "Fantasy Snorkel" demonstrator
This Brown Smoke acrylic truly brought tears to my eyes when it was polished
Nibs Available In Fine, Medium and Broad
Pen Clips And Bands Available In Gold Or Rhodium
Limited Availability On Original 14K Gold Feed ($20.00)
Nibs available in: A, XFine, Fine, Medium & Broad
*Additional Cost For Gregg, Flex and Stub
Rare Snorkel Music Nibs are a special request only
Pen Comes Luxuriously Displayed And Protected In A White Satin Bed Interior And Spring Action Pen Box
All pens components are meticulously restored, all nibs are adjusted for smooth writing and come with a 1 year total satisfaction guarantee
The "Snorkel" filling system prevents the dipping of the nib and feed into the ink bottle making it an extremely clean filling system
From 1952 to 1956 Sheaffer only had six solid colors available: Blue, Burgundy, Black, Grey, Brown and Green
As Sheaffer realized 6 solid colors was not a large selection, they added 9 more solid colors in 1956 to 1959
As a way to differentiate the snorkel for other fountain pens, Sheaffer introduced short, pointed phrases to highlight the filling system
Recognized as the most complicated filling system in any fountain pen, it also was the most dependable and one of the most efficient pens ever made
In the 1950's a thin model pen was the demand of the every day writer. As time went on the demand for a thin model was lost. Tega Pen Company has designed the Fantasy Snorkel to be fatter and well balanced
Step 1 - Turn the blind cap counter clockwise
Step 2 - Pull out the filler tube
Step 3 - Dip the Snorkel tube into the ink
Over 30 years ago, the late Frank Dubiel tested several popular pens of the time in a "real world" situation. Two models of each pen were used to write 500 words per day using Carter blue-black ink with one fill
Paul Erano heard someone was making a new snorkel
Gary Lehrer of Gopens.com introduces Paul to John Bedard
"I Knew He Was Just The Right Man For The Job"
There are now over 25 different Fantasy acrylics , including the demonstrators, to choose from. Choose the acrylic description from the pictures in the cap & barrel or demonstrator section
You can choose the current availability of: Account, extra fine, fine, medium and broad.
Flex, Stub and Music nibs have limited availability upon request
You can choose an open nib or the triumph nib, sometimes referred to as the conical nib. These are available in PdAg (silver) , gold or two tone
Gold or silver cap bands and gold plated or silver/chrome clips are available to match the nib style you choose. Special requests welcomed
Free Priority shipping withing the Unites States. Fantasy Snorkel Fountain Pens shipped outside the US will be charged actual shipping costs
Upon receiving your detailed order I will respond promptly with availability and pricing.
Payment options include PayPal and credit card by phone or fax
The Columbus show was Oct. 30th - November 3rd. I had a full room on my "How To Fill A Snorkel " seminar.
A full line of acrylics as well as the DEMONSTRATORS were available and the CLEAR DEMONSTRATOR was a huge seller.
The Columbus Show is well know for being a truly vintage pen show. There were many reputable dealers with quality pens of all makes and models.
The Philly Pen Show was January 17 - 19.
It was cold and snowy just like all previous years. I had a very wide selection of nibs in flex, stub & in all standard grades from X to B in both the open and the triumph style.
The two tone triumph nib is still the most requested nib style. Several meduims were sold as well as a Gregg Shorthand, Broad and a Stub nib.
The Baltimore Pen Show is February 28th -March 1st.
We will continue the large variety of "Fantasy Snorkel" fountain pens as we have in the prior shows. We have had amazing comments on the acrylic colors, the feel, balance and nib smoothness.
We will "not be attending" the LA Pen show February 6th - 9th due to a prior commitment. Items can be order thru the web site or by phone.
Tega Pen company is planning to attend both these pen shows.
Dates have not been announced at this time. As soon as the dates are established I will update our web page to give everyone ample time to plan for the show. If there is something special you are looking for, please let me know and I can bring it to the show.
The "Fantasy Snorkel" Fountain Pen is a unique gift that has never been seen by many pen collectors. After a year of development, the "Fantasy Snorkel" was perfected and born. The amazing writing characteristics and color variations can be experienced by stopping at any of the pen shows to see a great fountain pen.
For all the pen collectors and every day pen writers that have purchased a "Fantasy Snorkel" I say THANK YOU. I try my best to offer an exceptional writing fountain pen in amazing acrylic colors to fit the writing habits of every person. Your total satisfaction is guaranteed.
The web site is update frequently with new additions and nib availability.
Reproduction of the original
vintage pen tray
Sides and front border are solid oak
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Over the past few months and several pen shows, many have asked for flex and even music nibs. Those are very hard to find and if you are interested please let me know and I will put you on the list for special requests. It should be noted that these nibs are 60 years old and many did not survive over the years.
Currently, I have an exceptional variety of nibs in: Accountant, Xfine, Fine, Medium/Fine & Medium.
I currently have: 1 Gregg, 3 Flex nibs, 3 Stub and 3 Broad nibs. These are in different nib styles, so the choices may be limited.