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Waterman 512v Ladies Writing Set - Grey Striated

Stock number: 5838

Waterman 512v Ladies Writing Set - Grey Striated

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Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Grey Striated
c1946

£145.00
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This delightful “Ladies Writing Set” was made by Waterman in England in 1946. The 512v model (as it is known) was made particularly for the smaller hand. It is in a finish called Grey Striated with gold fill trim and, as you will see from the photographs, it comes within its original cardboard presentation gift box. The set is in good condition with only minimum age wear. The fountain pen smooth medium nib states “Waterman’s 14ct. W-2A” and the crisp barrel inscription reads “Waterman’s Made in England 512V”. The cap has a very decorative broad gold fill band and a “Waterman’s” clip. The expel/repel pencil is also in working order with a Waterman’s clip, the same decorative gold fill band and a barrel inscription stating “Waterman’s Made in England”.  The combination of gold fill trim and grey striated finish is very pleasing. The fountain pen measures 108mm with cap on and 133mm with cap on barrel end. The pencil measures 111mm. The box comprises the base where the pen and pencil sit and the lid that has an attractive polka dot design. This fine writing set, in its original presentation box, is in very good condition with (as you will note from the montage) a few “scribble” marks to the inner left box panel and the minimum of age wear on the pencil. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge at checkout where you can also select your method of payment.

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Conway Stewart No.286 Bandless - Jet Black

Stock number: 5648

Conway Stewart No.286 Bandless - Jet Black

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Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Jet Black with Rolled Gold Trim
c1943

£68.00
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This lever filling vintage fountain pen was made in England by Conway Stewart. The model is No.286 and this example is unusual in that generally this model has a single cap band whereas this is an example of the bandless version dating from around 1943. The jet black finish contrasts well with the rolled gold trim. It has the original Conway clip to the cap and the barrel has the original Conway lever. The main barrel text states “The Conway Stewart - No.286” and around the bottom of the barrel “Made in England”. The smooth medium point nib text states “Conway Stewart 14ct gold 5”. The 286 is a healthy size Conway measuring 130mm with cap on and 163mm with cap on barrel end. Apart from general minor age wear and some brassing to the trim, this vintage Conway is in good condition. It will serve well as a good everyday writer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order and a gift box is available free on request at checkout.

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Parker Decimalisation Ballpoints

Stock number: 5851

Parker  Decimalisation Ballpoints

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No nib, Parker Ballpoint Refill fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: One Blue and One Black
c1971

£30.00
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Well here is an unusual set of vintage writing equipment. These two Parker ballpoints date from around 1971 and formed part of the biggest change in Britain’s monetary system for 1000 years. In 1966 the then Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. James Callaghan – later Sir) announced that the centuries old system of pounds, shillings and pence would be replaced by decimal currency where the pound would be divided into 100 units. Each new pence would be worth more than two old pennies. After years of careful planning and a massive public education campaign Decimal Day – 15th February 1971 – saw the demise of the system of pounds, shillings and pence. This set of ballpoints, issued by Parker as a gift set, formed part of the public education campaign. You will see that the visible panel on the blue one shows a conversion of shillings to new pence. The visible panel on the black one shows the conversion of pence to new pence. As it happens each pen provides both conversions, operated by the top click button that both rotates the panels and also pushes out the tip of the ballpoint. Point to note – the ink has dried on both ballpoints so if you wish to use them for writing you will need to insert new Parker ballpoint refills. Be aware that the current refills have the decimal conversion marked on the actual refill, so if you replace these with new ones you will lose the decimalization conversion - but gain two working ballpoints! Condition is very good and they come in their original Parker gift box but I have kept the price low and priced them as an interesting example of writing equipment history rather than as working models. You will have the opportunity to select your method of payment at checkout.

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Sheaffer Targa 1001X - Brushed Steel

Stock number: 5849

Sheaffer Targa 1001X - Brushed Steel

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Medium nib, Cartridge fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Brushed Steel/Gold Fill Trim
c1976

£65.00
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This vintage pen is one of the successful Targa range - a model produced by the Sheaffer Pen Company from 1976 to 1999. This particular version, with its brushed steel finish and gold plated trim, is one of the earlier models and dates from around 1976. The cap carries the words “Sheaffer U.S.A.”. It has the stylish Sheaffer nib, this time in stainless steel that provides a smooth, firm, medium point. The text in on the nib states "Sheaffer U.S.A.". Condition is good with only minor age wear. As you would expect it has the Sheaffer "Lifetime" dot on the gold fill clip. It fills by fitting a Sheaffer ink cartridge available from most stationers. It is quite a substantial pen in the hand and measures 134mm with cap on and 147mm with cap on barrel end. The Targa series, with its wide range of finishes, is an interesting and stylish model to collect as well as a pleasure to use everyday. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout if you would prefer this to the Sheaffer box currently shown. Checkout is also where you can select your method of payment. (My apologies for the light reflection on the clip.)

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Parker Duofold Maxima - Green - Broad Oblique Nib

Stock number: 5852

Parker Duofold Maxima - Green - Broad Oblique Nib

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Broad Left Oblique nib, Squeezebox fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Green with Rolled Gold Trim
c1956

£125.00
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This aerometric filling vintage fountain pen range was introduced by Parker in 1953 and, with its solid colour range and rolled gold trim, was well received and sold well until the by then extended range, was discontinued in 1962. This particular example, in a colour Parker termed simply “Green” dates from 1956. The colour in the montage is not quite true as it is difficult to capture. It is a brighter green than that shown. This model is the largest in the range and is called a “Maxima  Duofold”. It is slightly longer than the Senior model in this series and measures 140mm with cap on and 165mm with cap on barrel end. The cap has the Parker single decorative chevron band and the Parker arrow clip. The barrel imprint, though faint,states “Parker Maxima Duofold Made in England 6”. The nib has a very pleasing broad left oblique point which is rare to find and states “Parker 14k England 50” the number is the correct nib for this Maxima model. The broader nib means it puts more ink on the paper and so is a slightly wet writer. The left oblique works perfectly well for me as a right hand writer and is a pleasure to use. The squeezebox filler unit, whilst in full working order, has some cosmetic age wear but this is reflected in the price. This classic vintage fountain pen is in good condition and is suitable for everyday use. All fountain pens are bench tested prior to offering for sale and a further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order and a gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you can select your method of payment.

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Conway Stewart No.58 Burgundy Hatch Set

Stock number: 5785

Conway Stewart No.58 Burgundy Hatch Set

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Fine to Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Conway Burgundy Hatch
c1953

£185.00
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This lever filling vintage fountain pen and pencil set was made by Conway Stewart, in England around 1953. The pattern is called Burgundy Hatch and the model, a No.58, was near the top of their range. As you will see from the photograph the fountain pen cap has one medium and two thin rolled gold bands and the distinctive Conway diamond clip. The barrel carries the original Conway lever and a good imprint stating “Conway Stewart 58 – Made in England”. The fine to medium point gold nib states “DURO Conway Stewart 14ct Gold” The matching expel/repel pencil is also in full working order and carries the Conway clip and one medium and two thin rolled gold bands. The text on the pencil reads “The Conway No.33 – Conway Stewart London”. Replacement lead size is 1.18mm and Yard O Led will suffice. Condition on both items is good with only minor age wear to the trim, primarily to the pencil as is evident in the montage where the pencil clip has been repaired. They come in the original Conway gift box that is in good condition apart from a scuff mark on the rear. The No.58 is a chunky pen measuring 129mm with cap on and 159mm with cap on barrel end. The pencil is also129mm long. A good example of Conway Stewart at their best, this attractive vintage pen and pencil set, in the original box, is suitable to either add to a collection or use as an everyday workhorse. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order and, if you prefer an alternative box, then a gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you can select your method of payment.

 

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Parker Vacumatic Golden Web

Stock number: 5821

Parker Vacumatic Golden Web

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Medium nib, Vacumatic fill system.
Condition: Fair-Good
Colour: Parker Golden Web pattern
c1939

£175.00
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This vintage fountain pen was made by Parker in Canada in the1930’s. It is in a rare and sought after pattern Parker termed “Golden Web”. Although it is generally thought that this pattern was only available between 1936 and 1937, it is also recognized that the Canadian production carried on slightly longer than that in the U.S.A. - this example has a barrel date of 1939. The filling system is the Parker “Lockdown Vacumatic” method as illustrated in the montage - where the pump filler is locked down at the end of the barrel to enable the fitting of a short decorative blind cap. Originally launched in 1932 as the “Vacuum Filler”, it was advertised as holding 102% more ink than other pens available at the time. The barrel is used as the ink reservoir rather than an ink sac and this increases the ink capacity. It was also advertised as “revolutionary in principle and perfectly marvellous in performance”. It became an accepted and reliable filling method, a revised version of which was also initially used for the Parker 51. The very faint barrel imprint originally stated “Parker Vacumatic - Made in Canada - REG. T.M.S. PAT. No.318982  9” however over the years this has been smoothed away and only parts of it are visible – including the date number. The smooth medium point nib has the Parker arrow design and states “14k Parker Vacumatic W”. The cap has the Parker gold fill feather arrow clip. You will note, however, that the two thin cap bands are missing. This is not immediately obvious because of the pattern but it does detract from its collecting value and this is reflected in the price and the fair to good condition listing. The black blind cap at the bottom of the barrel is as the original design. It is a slightly chunky pen measuring 120mm with cap on and 150mm with cap on barrel end. This vintage fountain pen, despite the missing cap rings, is a fair to good example of a rare Parker pattern and is suitable to add to a vintage fountain pen collection or to put into service as an everyday writer if you prefer a smooth medium nib. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you are also able to select your payment method.

Source: Parker Vacumatic – Geoffrey Parker, David Shepherd, Dan Zazove – Surrenden Press Limited.

 

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Parker 61 Custom - Near Mint - Original packaging

Stock number: 5848

Parker 61 Custom - Near Mint - Original packaging

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Fine nib, Capillary fill system.
Condition: Near mint
Colour: Rolled Gold Cap with Black Body
c1965

£155.00
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The Parker “61” was launched in the UK in 1964. This particular example, the “61 Custom” with its rolled gold cap dates from c1965. It is a collector’s dream in so far as, whilst it appears to have been dipped in ink to try the nib, it has never been filled for writing (you will see the pink end on the filling system – had it been used this would be dark). It has the original manufacturer’s chalk markings on the barrel, the original presentation box (in pristine condition), the original filling instruction leaflet and the original outer cardboard box. On unscrewing the barrel of the pen you will find the Parker capillary filling mechanism that fills the pen without immersing the nib into ink. It is a reliable and clean filling method simply requiring the owner to use and refill the pen on a regular basis. The cap crown and barrel end sport the Parker grey “jewel”. The cap text states “Parker Made in England” and carries the Parker logo and “61” branding. The chalk marks on the barrel state “C. Custom F 126/-” It is a slim vintage fountain pen measuring 133mm with cap on and 143mm with cap on barrel end. Condition, as stated, is near mint. The nib width is indicated on the barrel as Fine. The Parker “61” has a distinctive and elegant design. This example, in this near mint condition with its original box, filling instructions and outer box, will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection but will aslo serve well as an everyday writer. This vintage fountain pen has been inspected by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc., but not used for testing in order to maintain its near mint condition. Should you wish to purchase for everyday use it will be bench tested prior to despatch.

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Parker 51 Early Vacumatic Set - Silver Cap

Stock number: 5689

Parker 51 Early  Vacumatic Set - Silver Cap

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Fine to medium nib, Vacumatic fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Parker
1942

£375.00
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This quite rare vintage fountain pen and pencil set was made in the U.S.A. by Parker in 1942. It is an early model Parker “51” Vacumatic fountain pen and pencil set in a colour Parker termed India Black. The fountain pen cap carries the Parker “Blue Diamond” emblem which was Parker’s answer to the “Sheaffer white dot – guaranteed for life”. As expected there is no “Blue Diamond” emblem on the pencil. The cap of both fountain pen and pencil are in coin silver with a smooth broad lip band and crowned with the Parker pearlised grey “jewel”. The text below the clutch ring states (in double line imprint) “Parker “51” 2. Made in U.S.A.”. The Parker “51” hooded nib has a fine to medium point. You will notice a join two thirds down the pen barrel. This is where the barrel unscrews to reveal the vacumatic plastic speedline pump filler illustrated on the montage. The pencil has an expel/repel mechanism and is in working order. As you will see from the montage the set comes in the original leather effect hard covered case with Parker branding and a tube of Parker replacement pencil leads. Fountain pen, pencil and case are in good condition with only minor age wear and some brassing primarily on the pencil tip. The fountain pen measures 143mm with cap on and 150mm with cap on barrel end. The pencil measures 133mm. An excellent vintage fountain pen set in its original presentation box, part of Parker’s history and an ideal addition to a vintage fountain pen collection. It will also serve well as an everyday writing set if you prefer a fine to medium point. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions for both fountain pen and pencil will be sent with your order.

Source: Parker “51” – David and Mark Shepherd.

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Parker 75 Ecossais/Tartan

Stock number: 5808

Parker 75 Ecossais/Tartan

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Medium nib, Twist ink converter fill system.
Condition: Fair-Good
Colour: Silver plate - 30 microns
c1971

£115.00
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This exceptionally popular fountain pen range was launched by Parker in the USA in 1964 and, in its various finishes, was produced for the next thirty years. Parker called it the “75” following on from their usage of numbers to denote models which restarted with the “51”. This particular example was manufactured in the Parker factory in France in the early 1970’s and forms part of their “Place Vendôme” series. The “Ecossais” pattern on silver plate over brass has eleven grid bands on the cap. The model is often confused with the later issued “Prince de Galles” that has only seven. “Ecossais” is French for Scottish – and as you will see from the montage the pattern is similar to tartan. Around the lip of the cap are the words “Parker Made in France”,the Parker logo and the 30 microns mark – indicating an earlier model. You will note the ridged area between the nib and the barrel - this was designed to increase the writer’s grip. The smooth medium point nib states “France 750 Parker”.  The feed has “M” on the reverse. The section threads are plastic and the tassies flat. It is filled either by using the squeezebox filler unit as shown in the montage or by inserting a Parker ink cartridge (as usual with ink cartridges you will need to give the cartridge a squeeze once in position to start the ink flow). Condition is fair to good with some brassing as you will see in the montage and I have priced it accordingly. It measures 127mm with cap on and 142mm with cap on barrel end. A slim, elegant and, in this pattern, quite rare late vintage fountain pen in an attractive finish. It has a pleasing weight in the hand and a comforting click when replacing the cap on the barrel. It is suitable for everyday use or to add to a vintage fountain pen collection as a fair to good example of its type. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before dispatch. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you are also able to select your payment method.

Source: Parker75.com
 

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