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What I've found so far, brown, two blues, green, black and two burgundies ( this could be age related, but a definite difference)

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The two blues

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The lighter blue is the snorkel pastel blue, and lastly

 

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The matching pencil is a thin later style, note the white dot in the previous photo..this is not a snork pencil rather an uncatalogued TM TD model.

 

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Hugh



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And one more!! Another elusive uncatalogued model and colour...yes there really is a grey TM touchdown

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That's pretty nice collection. Are there any more colors or have you gotten them all?

I don't know if I'll ever become a collector. I'm still in the trying-out-different-pens stage, though I'm more interested in vintage pens. Why did you decide on Sheaffer TM Touchdowns?



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Hi

There is possibly one other colour, pastel green, and given all the other early Snorkel colours are found in this line I assume it does exist, although nobody seems to have seen one!! Still no else had seen a grey (that I'm aware of) until this one showed up. Why these? Really just a model without a high collector interest and not too big a model range which equates to "low cost" yet being roughly a one year model it has taken a fair amount of time and hunting....low cost plus challenging!!

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Hugh



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The "low cost" but challenging makes sense. smile

"Collecting"-wise, I tried out different filling systems just because I was interested in how they work. I still don't have a snorkel (or a 61 which I'm avoiding because my friend says it's hard to clean) so that's on my list.

The system I like the most happens to be pretty modern and cheap -- the Noodler's piston fill. I like it because it takes in a decent amount of ink and it's easy to clean. When I want to change inks, most of the other systems force me to flush a dozen times or more.

But I do have two working Sheaffers and one Vac Fill waiting for parts. The working ones: a Craftsman lever fill with a 33 nib and an old No Nonsense with a medium stub nib. Both of them write really smoothly. 



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