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Sheaffer Snorkel Colors & Models

(This page revised November 17, 2017)

This chart is design to help identify the model of Sheaffer Snorkels and the various colors.

A rainbow of Snorkels

 Masterpiece (U.S.A.)
 Triumph
 Crest
 Demonstrator
 Mandarin Orange
 Vermillion
 Fiesta Red
 Periwinkle Blue
 Peacock Blue
 Aqua
 Pastel Green
 Sage Green
 Fern Green
 Pastel Grey
 Buckskin Tan
 Burgundy (new)
 Burgundy (old)
Snorkel Models and Features
Model Barrel Cap Band Nib White Dot Clip

Masterpiece (U.S.A.) 14K Gold, vertical lines 14K Gold, vertical lines 14K 2T “TRIUMPH” Smooth
Masterpiece (U.K.) 9K Gold, Barleycorn 9K Gold, Barleycorn 14K 2T “TRIUMPH” Smooth
Triumph GF, vertical lines GF, vertical lines 14K 2T “TRIUMPH” Smooth
Autograph Plastic, black only Plastic, black only 14K 1932" 14K 2T “TRIUMPH” 14K Smooth
Signature Plastic, choice of colors Plastic, choice of colors 14K 38" 14K 2T “TRIUMPH” Smooth
Crest Plastic, choice of colors GF, vertical lines 14K 2T “TRIUMPH” Smooth
Sentinel Plastic, choice of colors Polished SS, vertical lines GF 316" 14K 2T “TRIUMPH” Smooth
Valiant Plastic, choice of colors Plastic, choice of colors GF 38" 14K 2T “TRIUMPH” Smooth
Clipper Plastic, choice of colors Polished SS, vertical lines GF 316" PdAg “TRIUMPH” Smooth
Statesman Plastic, choice of colors Plastic, choice of colors GF 38" PdAg “TRIUMPH” Smooth
Saratoga Plastic, choice of colors Plastic, choice of colors GF 14" 14K 2T No 5 Sheaffer’S
Sovereign Plastic, choice of colors Polished SS, grouped vertical lines (straight, wavy, straight) 14K 2T No 5 Sheaffer’S
Admiral Plastic, choice of colors Plastic, choice of colors GF 14" 14K No 5 Sheaffer’S
Special Plastic, choice of colors Plastic, choice of colors GF 14" PdAg No 5 Sheaffer’S

Snorkels were offered in a remarkably broad range of colors, plus solid gold and gold filled — but not every model was offered in every color.
The following table lists the various models, with the colors each appeared in.


Snorkel Models and Barrel Colors
(also cap colors where applicable)
Model
 
 Jet Black
 Burgundy (old)
 Burnt Umber Brown
 Pastel Green
 Aqua
 Pastel Gray
 Burgundy (new)
 Fiesta Red
 Vermilion
 Mandarin Orange
 Sage Green
 Fern Green
 Peacock Blue
 Periwinkle Blue
 Buckskin Tan
 Gold Filled
 Solid Gold

Masterpiece, U.S.A.                                
Masterpiece, 9K, U.K.                                
Triumph                                
Autograph                                
Signature                          
Crest                  
Sentinel          
Valiant          
Clipper            
Statesman            
Sovereign                
Saratoga                        
Admiral                
Special                      
Desk pens                              

 
Model
 Jet Black 
 Burgundy (old) 
 Burnt Umber Brown 
 Pastel Green 
 Aqua 
 Pastel Grey 
 Burgundy (new) 
 Fiesta Red 
 Vermilion 
 Mandarin Orange 
 Sage Green 
 Fern Green 
 Peacock Blue 
 Periwinkle Blue 
 Buckskin Tan 
 Gold Filled 
 Solid Gold 

I would like to acknowledge the following for their knowledge, previous research. and photos.
Richard Binder for his tables of colors, layout and features. His information was verified as accurate via Sheaffer's 1953 catalog. 
David Rzeszotarski for his photo of Snorkels.
The late Sam Marshall for his early reasearch in colors of specific models.
Daniel Kirchheimer provided certain primary-source information.


The information in this article is as accurate as possible, but you should not take it as absolutely authoritative or complete.
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