This special edition of the Shaffer Targa was a collaboration between Sheaffer and the French jeweler, Fred Joaillier as part of their iconic “Force 10” range based on maritime and sporting designs.
The Targa 1090 pen in the “Force 10” range was made in the cable-twist pattern, palladium plated with 23k gold plated trim. It was made by Sheaffer between 1992 and 1996. The pen has a medium nib and Sheaffer converter and a cartridge.
The pen is 13.7cm closed, 15.1cm with the cap posted and a substantial 44g in weight.
It comes in the original red case.
Fred (after the founder, Fred Samuel) is a jeweler founded in Paris in 1936 and now part of LVMH; it has boutiques including Paris, London (Harrods), New York (Bloomingdales), Monte Carlo and Beverley Hills and has provided jewelry for films (including Pretty Woman) and stars including Marlène Dietrich and Grace Kelly.
CONDITION: used but in excellent condition, in the original red special edition case with Sheaffer converter and cartridge. The case has a scratch on the front but is otherwise in excellent condition.
PRICE: £350, plus postage:
USA, Canada, £23
Asia, Australia, NZ: £23
UK Special Delivery: £8.95
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