Vintage Pens in stockSkip navigation

Home Page

Vintage Pens and Desktop Items

Quick Current Stock List

Gift Vouchers

Sold Archive

Search Catalogue

Your Rights and how to buy

About Me

Contact us

Page 1 of 5

Here are all the pens currently in stock, displayed in a random order. If you do not find what you are looking for, please and we will contact you if one becomes available.

Parker 51 Demi Special

Stock number: 5702

Parker 51 Demi Special

Click for a larger version of this picture.

Fine to Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Grey with highly polished cap
c1954

£120.00
In stock

Add to basket

Price: £120.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

The Parker 51 Demi was made primarily in the U.S.A. and introduced to the market in 1947 following the success of the standard size Parker 51. The Demi is a shorter 51 model (129mm with cap on and 142mm with cap on barrel end) and as such it was designed to appeal to the female market. This, the Parker 51 Demi Special was introduced in 1950. It was available only in Black, Burgundy, Teal Blue, Forest Green and Grey. The grey is lighter than that shown in the montage (it is difficult to reproduce the actual shade). The Demi Special has a black clip screw on the cap crown, a highly polished cap and a U shaped pressure bar. The text on the cap reads “Parker Made in USA” this, and the text on the pressure bar, date this example from 1954.  You will note that it has the original yellow sticker on the barrel (the yellow flagged the Demi size to the retailer) which states “1500 Demi 51 M”. The smooth nib to my hand is more of a fine-medium than a straight “M”.  Condition is very good. The U shaped pressure bar is an easy squeezebox filler unit. This USA Parker 51 Demi Special is quite rare and, particularly with its yellow sticker, is of value to collectors. However it will also serve well as an everyday writer. It comes with a Parker box but if you would prefer one of our gift boxes then please indicate this at checkout. 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.

 

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

 

Click here to see all of the Parker 51 pens we have in stock.


Mentmore Auto-Flow Green Marble

Stock number: 5843

Mentmore Auto-Flow Green Marble

Click for a larger version of this picture.

Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Light and Dark Green Marble
c1939

£75.00
In stock

Add to basket

Price: £75.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

This lever filling vintage fountain pen was made in England c1939 by the Mentmore Manufacturing Co. Ltd. The model is called the “Auto-Flow” and at the time it was very popular as a middle market pen. It was available in a range of marble colours, this particular example is light and dark green pearl. The cap has the original Mentmore rolled gold ball ended clip with the Mentmore logo. The barrel imprint reads “Mentmore Auto-Flow – Made in England” and it has the Mentmore logo on the spade lever tip. Condition is good with only minor age wear. The nib states “Warranted 14ct. First Quality” and has a medium point. It is a good size pen measuring 126mm with cap on and 152mm with cap on barrel end. It is suitable for everyday use or to add to a “start-up” vintage fountain pen collection. 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 of charge on request at checkout where you can select your method of payment.

Click here to see all of the Mentmore pens we have in stock.


Parker Decimalisation Ballpoints

Stock number: 5851

Parker  Decimalisation Ballpoints

Click for a larger version of this picture.

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

£30.00
In stock

Add to basket

Price: £30.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

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.

Click here to see all of the Parker | others pens we have in stock.


Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown

Stock number: 5543

Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown

Click for a larger version of this picture.

Medium to slightly broad nib, Touchdown fill system.
Condition: Fair-Good
Colour: Gold Fill Overlay
c1970

£110.00
In stock

Add to basket

Price: £110.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

The classic vintage fountain pen was made by Sheaffer c1970 and it incorporates their popular “Touchdown” piston filling method as used in their PFM range. This particular example has a gold fill overlay with the cap sporting the Sheaffer white dot lifetime guarantee. The inlaid Sheaffer nib has a medium to slightly broad smooth point and the barrel and cap have attractive alternating lined and clear panels. It measures 140mm with cap on and 150mm with cap on barrel end. Condition is fair to good with some general age wear on the overlay and a very minor pinprick indentation to the left of the clip. This is reflected in the price. A good every day writer. My apologies for the light reflection in the montage. 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.

Click here to see all of the Sheaffer pens we have in stock.


Parker Duofold Light and Dark Blue Pearl and Black

Stock number: 5772

Parker Duofold Light and Dark Blue Pearl and Black

Click for a larger version of this picture.

Medium nib, Button fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Light + Dark Blue Pearl +Black
c1944

£145.00
In stock

Add to basket

Price: £145.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

This vintage Parker Duofold fountain pen was made in England in the 1940’s at the Newhaven factory. The pattern is called Light and Dark Blue Pearl and Black and it really is quite striking. You will see from the montage how the light blue pearl reflects the light. The barrel text reads “Parker Duofold, Geo S. Parker REG.T.M.”.  The cap has two gold fill cap bands and the Parker ball ended clip. The smooth medium Parker nib reads “Parker Duofold Pen 14K N”. It is a small Duofold measuring 115mm with cap on and 145mm with cap on barrel end. Condition is good with some minor age wear. It is a button filling pen which means you take off the small screw-on cap at the bottom of the barrel to reveal a button. Put the nib in the ink and press down and release the button and this will allow the ink to flow into the inner sac. It is an attractive fountain pen in an unusual finish and is suitable for everyday writing or to add to a vintage fountain pen collection. 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 and filling instructions will be sent with your order. 

Source: Parker Duofold – David Shepherd, Dan Zazove – Surrenden Press Limited

Click here to see all of the Parker Duofold pens we have in stock.


Parker Vacumatic Danish Olsen - Silver Pearl

Stock number: 5575

Parker Vacumatic Danish Olsen - Silver Pearl

Click for a larger version of this picture.

Medium nib, Vacumatic fill system.
Condition: Fair-Good
Colour: Parker Silver Pearl
c1935

£175.00
In stock

Add to basket

Price: £175.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

This rare Parker Silver Pearl Vacumatic fountain pen was made for Parker in Denmark by the Christian Olsen Pen Company in Copenhagen using parts imported from Canada. They were the first distributors of Parker pens outside the U.S.A. The pen barrel bears the Olsen “anchor” logo with “C O” inside the surrounding ring – indicating an early model - and this example dates from around 1935. It is rare to find an Olsen barrel imprint. The Vacumatic was originally launched in the U.S.A. 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. Filled by a then new style vacuum pump mechanism on the barrel end, it was also advertised as “revolutionary in principle and perfectly marvellous in performance”. It became an accepted and reliable filling method that, in its later form, was used for the early Parker 51. This example has the early “lock down” filler. It was available in a number of colours including this, the Silver Pearl. It is a double jewel model meaning the cap crown and the barrel blind cap trim carry the same striped design as the cap and barrel. The trim was nickel or chrome. In this case I believe it is nickel. The cap carries the Parker arrow clip and three thin bands. Around the crown of the cap lip is the registration number imprint “784404”. The bold barrel imprint states “Parker Vacumatic” with the Olsen “anchor” logo underneath. The Parker two tone arrow nib states “Parker Vacumatic Reg.T.M. Made in Canada 3” which links with Olsen’s use of Canadian parts. The nib has a smooth medium point and is a slightly wet writer. I have listed it as in a fair to good condition. You will see from the montage that the cap rings have, in the main, lost their colour. The clip has signs of wear and the section has some minor marks. There is also the feint remains of personalization on the barrel which are visible using a loupe. Naturally it is priced accordingly. It is a good size vintage fountain pen measuring 127mm with cap on and 154mm with cap on barrel end. A Christian Olsen vacumatic is hard to find and this example, even in a fair to good condition, will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection and will also serve as an everyday writer. All vintage 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 and Dan Zazove – P.124

Click here to see all of the Parker Vacumatic pens we have in stock.


Sheaffer Targa Garnet Red Ronce Set

Stock number: 5763

Sheaffer Targa Garnet Red Ronce Set

Click for a larger version of this picture.

Medium nib, Cartridge fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Garnet Red Ronce with GP Trim
c1994

£135.00
In stock

Add to basket

Price: £135.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

This vintage fountain pen and ballpoint set forms part of the successful Targa range - a very successful model produced by the Sheaffer Pen Company in the U.S.A. - this particular example, issued between 1988 and 1996, has a Garnet Red Ronce lacquer finish with gold plated trim and black inlay on both ends of the fountain pen and the crown of the ballpoint. The fountain pen sports the stylish Sheaffer 14ct gold inlaid nib with a medium point which states "Sheaffer 585 14k". As you will see from the montage there is minimum age wear. Note that the ballpoint has small marks on the gold plated trim of the tip. As you would expect they both have the Sheaffer "Lifetime" dot on the clip. The fountain pen is filled by fitting a Sheaffer ink cartridge. As with most ink cartridges when first fitting you will need to give it a squeeze to push the ink through to the feed. It will also take a standard international size ink cartridge. It measures 138 mm with cap on and 165mm with cap on barrel end. The ballpoint is a twist expel/repel system and is 130mm long. It has a black ink refill in place that seems to be working well. The Targa range is fast becoming highly collectable and, with its large range of finishes, is an interesting model to collect. The fountain pen is a good writer and 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. 

Ref: http://www.sheaffertarga.com

Click here to see all of the Sheaffer Targa pens we have in stock.


Conway Stewart No. 100

Stock number: 5817

Conway Stewart No. 100

Click for a larger version of this picture.

Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Black with rolled gold trim
c1959

Sold

Price: £295.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

The substantial Conway Stewart No.100 was made in England in the late 1950’s. The No.100 was the most prestigious Conway Stewart of the era. This large, well made pen surpassed even the No.60 in terms of size and style and is now proving difficult to find, particularly in this condition. Produced only in black with rolled gold trim it is an excellent example of Conway Stewart at their best. It has two thin and one broad cap bands. The barrel states “Conway Stewart 100” “Made in England”. The original large Conway nib states: “Duro Conway Stewart 14ct Gold 20” and has a smooth medium point. The condition is very good with only minor age wear. It measures 135mm with cap on and 170mm with cap on barrel end. It comes with a Conway Stewart presentation box which is also in good order with minor edge scuffing but a clean interior as can be seen in the montage.  A substantial and chunky classic vintage fountain pen with a large Conway nib. One to add to a collection and/or use as an everyday writer. All fountain pens are bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before dispatch and filling instructions will be sent with your order. 

Click here to see all of the Conway Stewart pens we have in stock.


Sheaffer Targa 1005 - Gold Plated Finish

Stock number: 5486

Sheaffer Targa 1005 - Gold Plated Finish

Click for a larger version of this picture.

Medium nib, Squeezebox fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Sheaffer Gold Electroplated
c1976

£125.00
In stock

Add to basket

Price: £125.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

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 gold plated finish is one of the earlier models and dates from around 1976. The cap carries the words “Sheaffer U.S.A. Gold Electroplated” and the Sheaffer “crown”. It has the stylish Sheaffer inlaid nib that provides a smooth, firm, medium point. The text on the nib states "Sheaffer U.S.A. 585 14k". Condition is very good. It comes in its original red presentation box and this has obviously protected it well. As you would expect it has the Sheaffer "Lifetime" dot on the gold plated clip. The cap has a plain area for personalization and you will note that it also carries the original retail sticker that states “Targa 1005 Medium”. This attractive and stylish fountain pen has a Sheaffer squeezebox filler unit fitted but you could also use a Sheaffer ink cartridge available from most stationers if you prefer. It is quite a substantial pen in the hand and measures 135mm with cap on and 153mm with cap on barrel end. The Targa series, with its wide range of finishes, is an interesting 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 original presentation box. (My apologies for the light reflection in the montage)

Click here to see all of the Sheaffer Targa pens we have in stock.


Waterman Lady Patricia Ink-Vue - Mist

Stock number: 5833

Waterman Lady Patricia Ink-Vue - Mist

Click for a larger version of this picture.

Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Waterman's Mist/Grey Pearl
1936

£155.00
In stock

Add to basket

Price: £155.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

 

This vintage fountain pen, the Waterman Lady Patricia, was created in 1930 for the female hand, following the successful sales of the Waterman Patrician range – a much larger fountain pen aimed primarily at the male market. In December 1936 Waterman introduced a new Lady Patricia range incorporating their successful ink-vue filling system. The advertisement in the Waterman Pen Prophet called it a “dainty pen of jewel like design- slender grip-with a smart modern clasp for handbag use..it is designed expressly for the woman of today who demands beauty of line and colour as well as practicality in her fountain pen.” The short jointed lower barrel lever allowed for an ink-vue window in the higher barrel. This transparent lace like design ink-vue window meant that the owner could see the volume of ink still available for use. It should be noted that over the years the ink-vue window has ambered so it is not as easy to see the amount of ink in the barrel as it would have been in 1936! Nonetheless, the design attributes remain. It was available in Sunset (Red Pearl), Black Lace and this version termed Mist or Grey Pearl. It fills well, the nib writing with a Waterman’s Ideal medium point line. This attractive vintage fountain pen with chrome trim carries the Lady Patricia stepped short clip and decorative cap band. Condition is good with minimal age wear and the crisp barrel imprint reads “Waterman’s Ideal Fountain Pen, Made in Canada”. It is filled by a pump system similar to that used on the popular Parker Vacumatic. Each pump of the lever depresses the bar that expels air from the inner sac creating a vacuum for the ink to fill. It is a short pen measuring 2.129 inches with cap on and 2.77 inches with cap on barrel end. This delightful vintage pen is a true reflection of its period and it will provide many more years of writing pleasure. 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 of charge on request at checkout where you can select your method of payment.

Click here to see all of the Waterman Lady Patricia pens we have in stock.


Other pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Next

Click here to see the fine selection of desktop items we have in stock.

Our Sold Archive is a permanent record of items of interest that we have sold. It is also an opportunity for potential customers to view recently sold items. It is in two parts, listing both pens and desktop items.

The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.


Vintage Fountain Pens - ready to use today.