Edited by PenHero on November 20, 2017, 8:15 am
This is a Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman in Buckskin Tan c. 1957-1959. Buckskin Tan was one of the new Snorkel colors introduced in 1957 and pens of this color can have matching color sections, as shown. The Statesman has a Triumph palladium-silver alloy nib (may be hallmarked PdAg), plastic cap and barrel, gold-filled clip and 3/8" wide gold-filled cap band. Colors produced were black, burgundy, pastel gray, pastel blue (or aqua), pastel green, peacock blue, buckskin tan, mandarin orange, fiesta red, and sage green. In 1956, the Snorkel Statesman sold for US $15.50 and with a matching pencil, US $22.75.