This is a Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman in Pastel Gray c. 1952-1959. Pastel Gray was one of the original Snorkel colors introduced in 1952. 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 1955, the Snorkel Statesman sold for $15.50 and with a matching pencil, $22.75.