Edited by PenHero on February 10, 2018, 7:18 am
This is a Lady Sheaffer IX Balicon Red c. 1963-1964. The Balicon name is a departure from naming Lady Sheaffer models after fabrics and weaves, and actually has no dictionary definition. It was also used on two models, this model IX and the model VIII, an identical pen with a black section. This clipless model features a polished gold plated metal cap and barrel with an engraved net pattern with red color fill Sheaffer called Tulle when on the Lady Sheaffer XI, XII and XIV models. The section is Red color to compliment the cap and barrel. The gold Stylpoint nib, previously used on earlier model AC19 PEP cartridge pens and the Imperial I, is not hallmarked and is a new nib for the Lady Sheafffer line in 1963. The two Balicon models are essentially reworked Lady Sheaffer XII Tulle pens with new sections. The pen is about 5 3/8 inches long capped. It sold for $7.95 and the matching pencil sold for $5.00.