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Waterman Overlay 452 v Sterling Silver Pen and Pencil

Stock number: 5773

Waterman Overlay 452 v Sterling Silver  Pen and Pencil

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Fine to Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Sterling Silver Overlay
c1930

£255.00
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This delightful lever filling Waterman sterling silver overlay vintage pen and pencil set was made in America around 1930. The overlay pattern is termed "Basketweave". In common with the fashion at the time it has a ring on the top of the cap of both fountain pen and pencil rather than a clip. It was designed to take a ribbon or chain through the cap ring, which enabled ladies to wear it around the neck or a gentlemen to hang it from a watch chain. It has the Waterman branding on the lip of the pen cap and towards the crown of the pencil. The model number 452½v is on the bottom of the pen barrel – it follows the Waterman numbering of 4 = sterling silver, 52½ = slender size and lever fill and “v” = short length. The Waterman "Ideal" lozenge is on the pen lever and the personalization lozenge on both items is clear. Condition is good with some minor age wear and a couple of small dings at the bottom of the pen barrel where the cap sits when writing. The fine to medium point Waterman Ideal nib has some flex and it is a pleasure to use. The pencil has lead in the chamber, which you extend or retract by turning the nozzle. The fountain pen measures 95mm with cap on and 130mm with cap on barrel end. The pencil measures 93mm (both taking into account the ring top). A small but exceptional vintage fountain pen and pencil set suitable to either add to a collection or 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. Filling instructions will be sent with your order and a gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you are also able to select your payment method.

 

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Parker 51 Burgundy with Rolled Silver Cap

Stock number: 5798

Parker 51 Burgundy with Rolled Silver Cap

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Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Burgundy with Rolled Silver Cap
c1952

£125.00
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This vintage fountain pen - the Parker “51”, was launched in England by Parker in the early 50’s. Its aerodynamic design has made it a classic and the plaudits it has received over the years both in terms of design and reliability are well deserved. Its contribution to design is evidenced by its display in the Design Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and it has been marketed as 51…the world’s most wanted pen”. This particular version, rarer than most, has a burgundy body and the sought after rolled silver cap with rolled gold clip. This particular cap was introduced in 1952 and it is believed to have been produced only in England. It comes with a smooth Parker 51 medium point nib. Condition of both pen and cap is good overall with some age wear and a very minor ding to the left of the clip on the rolled silver cap - this is reflected in the price. The aerometric filling system is often termed "squeezebox" and is a very simple method of filling the pen with ink by unscrewing the barrel to expose a metal shell covering the ink sac - just press the metal bar and release up to five times and this vintage pen is ready to use. It measures 138mm with cap on and 149mm with cap on barrel end. The cap is a firm fit and this will ease with use. The Parker "51" was an outstandingly popular fountain pen in its day and remains a stylish and extremely good “workhorse” today. It is an excellent vintage pen for both everyday use and for signing that important letter/document. 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 may also choose your method of payment. 

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

 

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Parker Duofold De Luxe - Black and Pearl

Stock number: 5822

Parker Duofold De Luxe - Black and Pearl

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Very Fine nib, Button fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Parker Black and Pearl
c1932

£155.00
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This Parker Duofold De Luxe vintage fountain pen in a Black and Pearl finish was made in Canada around 1932 and is a classic Parker fountain pen of the period. The cap sports the gold plated Parker branded ball ended clip and has three cap bands, the middle one being broader than the others and denoting the De Luxe version. The barrel imprint reads “Geo. S. Parker Duofold Made in Canada”. The Canadian Parker nib has a smooth fine point that reads “Parker Duofold Pen 18ct Canada”. You will note from the montage that the barrel is darker than the cap and this is due to age ambering – a common occurrence with this model – nonetheless it remains a very attractive vintage Parker. Condition is good with a crisp imprint and only minor age wear. It fills by unscrewing the blind cap at the bottom of the barrel and pressing in the metal button – then releasing – leaving the nib in the ink for 5-10 seconds to allow ink to enter the interior sac. It is a medium length and chunky pen measuring 127mm with cap on and 155mm with cap on barrel end. So a classic vintage fountain pen, from an excellent manufacturer at the height of their powers of production and design. It is suitable to use as an everyday writer 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. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at check out where you are also able to select your payment method.

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Waterman Lady Patricia Ink-Vue - Mist

Stock number: 5833

Waterman Lady Patricia Ink-Vue - Mist

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

£155.00
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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.

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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 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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Parker 51 Argentinian Fountain Pen + Ballpoint

Stock number: 5792

Parker 51 Argentinian Fountain Pen + Ballpoint

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Fine nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Black with rolled gold cap
c1962

£235.00
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Here we have a Parker 51 Duo of fountain pen and ballpoint. Parker extended the “51”range to include Duo sets with the addition of the ballpoint in the UK around 1956. The sets were understandably very popular at the time. However, unusually this particular duo example in black with rolled gold cap was made in Argentina in the late 1950’s/early 60’s for the South American market. The aerometric (squeezebox) filler unit states “Parker Industria Argentina” with the Parker logo. The fine point nib states “Parker Octanium Industria Argentina”. The advantage of the Octanium nib is its resistance to wear and its strength. Thus it has a firm point which some prefer to a gold nib. The cap text on both fountain pen and ballpoint states “Industria Argentina” and the Parker logo. Both cap crowns carry a black tassie. The ballpoint takes modern Parker refills and has a blue medium refill in place. The fountain pen measures 139mm with cap on and 150mm with cap on barrel end. The ballpoint length is 127mm. Condition is good with very minor age wear. A classic Parker set to either add to a collection, present as a gift or have for personal everyday use if you prefer a firm nib and a fine 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 will be sent with your order and a gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you will also be able to select your payment method.

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

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Parker 75 Grain d'Orge - Fine Barley

Stock number: 5686

Parker 75 Grain d'Orge - Fine Barley

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Fine nib, Squeezebox fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Gold plate over brass
c1983

£150.00
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This exceptionally popular fountain pen, part of a recently purchased collection, 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 and is in a pattern Parker called Grain d’Orge – or Fine Barley which is on gold plate over a brass base. It dates from c1983. Around the lip of the cap are the words “Parker Made in France LE” and the Parker logo. You will note the ridged area between the nib and the barrel which is designed to increase the writer’s grip. The nib states “Parker 75cm France”. The feed has “F” on the reverse denoting a fine point and this is in fact the case. The section threads are plastic and the top of the cap and end of the barrel are dished. It can be filled either by using the squeezebox fill that is in place 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 very good with only minor age wear. It measures 127mm with cap on and 14mm with cap on barrel end. It is a pleasing weight in the hand and the cap has a comforting click when replacing it on the barrel. An attractive and substantial fountain pen it is suitable for everyday use, if you prefer a fine nib point, 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 at checkout.

 

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Parker Vacumatic Danish Olsen - Silver Pearl

Stock number: 5575

Parker Vacumatic Danish Olsen - Silver Pearl

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

£175.00
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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

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Parker 65 Rolled Gold - Cumulus

Stock number: 5791

Parker 65 Rolled Gold - Cumulus

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Medium nib, Squeezebox fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Rolled Gold Cumulus Pattern
c1976

£155.00
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This attractive vintage fountain pen, seen as a variation on the “61”, was launched by Parker in 1969 and called the “65”. As you will see from the montage, instead of an arrow on the shell tip as you have with the “61”, the “65” has a distinctive open cropped nib which, it was felt, would offer more flexibility than the “61”.  It was available in a variety of finishes and this particular example is in a finish Parker called their “Cloud” series issued in the 1970’s. This pattern dating from 1976 is called “Cumulus” – the image on the rolled gold finish resembles a heavy cloud formation. You will note from the montage that the “Cumulus” pattern wraps itself around the whole of the pen and is relieved by a broad plain rolled gold band on the pen cap that carries the words “Parker - Made in England” with the Parker logo.This fountain pen currently has a squeezebox fill system but will also take modern Parker ink cartridges. It is a good size pen measuring 134mm with cap on and 146mm with cap on barrel end. The push on cap is currently a snug fit but this will ease with use. The nib states “Parker 14k 585” and has a smooth medium point nib. This vintage fountain pen is in good condition and will serve very well as an everyday writer but will also sit comfortably in a collection illustrating the middle ground of the Parker transition from “61” to “65” and then to the “75”. 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 may select your method of payment.

 

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