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Conway Stewart No.388 - Rose Marble

Stock number: 5759

Conway Stewart No.388 - Rose Marble

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Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Rose Marble
c1950

£85.00
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This Conway Stewart No. 388 was made in England around 1950. The model had been available since 1939. The Rose Marble finish highlights the rolled gold of the original Conway cap clip and three cap bands. The body has the original Conway lever and carries the inscription “Conway Stewart 388 – Made in England” along the barrel (with the model number on the 1st line). Condition is good with only minor age wear. The nib is a Conway 14ct 5N with a smooth medium point which transfers a fair amount of ink to the page – what I would call a “wet writer”. This is a classic vintage fountain pen in an attractive finish from a good English manufacturer. It measures 12.5cm with cap on and 15.8cm with cap on barrel end. It is an ideal pen to use as an everyday writer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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.

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Parker Premier Mk.II Sterling Silver

Stock number: 5654

Parker Premier Mk.II Sterling Silver

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Smooth medium nib, Squeezebox fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Sterling Silver
c1983

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This exceptional quality late vintage fountain pen was launched by Parker in 1983 as part of their Prestige Collection and the Parker 75 range - they called it the Parker “Premier” (MkII). Manufactured at the Parker factory in France, it sports an 18 carat gold nib and as you will see from the montage, an attractive facetted cap band. It also has a black onyx “jewel’ on the cap crown and the barrel end. Otherwise the appearance, with its sterling silver cross grid design, is very similar to a Parker 75 Ciselle.  The text around the cap band reads “Parker France” and it carries silver markings on the barrel and cap within the grid pattern. It has a squeezebox fill system. The 18ct nib has a smooth medium point. The cap fits snuggly on the end of the barrel for balance whilst writing. It measures 13.7cm with cap on and 15.3cm with cap on barrel end. It is quite a heavy pen weighing 32grams. I purchased it as part of a small bundle of Parker pens that had belonged to a Parker employee, unfortunately now deceased. Condition is very good, not mint, as it has been used for writing. Other than that it appears that it was simply kept as an example of the model. It is a quality late vintage fountain pen from an excellent stable. A fine addition to a vintage fountain pen collection or an impressive and stylish everyday writer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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.

 

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Waterman Pen and Pencil Set - Gold Bands

Stock number: 5764

Waterman Pen and Pencil Set - Gold Bands

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Fine nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Black with gold bands
c1946

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This classic vintage set of lever filling fountain pen and expel/repel pencil was made by Waterman in the mid 1940’s. Whilst it is a fairly standard Waterman’s black set, it stands out due to the broad hallmarked 9ct gold band around both pen and pencil. There is the usual age wear but nothing of note apart from perhaps more brassing to the clip than one would prefer. The text on the pen barrel reads simply “Waterman’s – Made in England” The imprint on the pencil has faded over time but of course it has the Waterman branding from the clip and the gold band with usual F.D.W. (Frank D Waterman) with the hallmark. The fountain pen nib has a fine point and reads “Waterman’s 14ct NW5”. The pencil has lead in the chamber and is in working order. It is filled from the point end, which is what you turn to expel or repel the lead. The pen is a good size measuring 13cm with cap on and 16cm with cap on barrel end. The pencil measures 12.5cm. This is a good classic everyday 1940’s vintage set from an excellent manufacturer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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.

 

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Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown

Stock number: 5543

Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown

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

£110.00
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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 14cm with cap on and 15cm 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 by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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.

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Parker Streamlined Duofold Juniorette Set

Stock number: 5541

Parker Streamlined Duofold Juniorette Set

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Medium nib, Button fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Parker Jade Green
c1932

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This stylish and classic Parker vintage fountain pen and pencil date from 1932. The Duofold range, of which these are part, was extremely popular for many years. This particular example is in a colour Parker termed as “Jade Green. Whilst these particular examples have retained their colour well, you will see from the montage that there is some colour variation between the fountain pen barrel and cap which is very common in the “Jade” models. The barrel imprint reads “Parker Duofold, Geo S. Parker - Made in Canada.” The Parker ball ended clip carries the Parker branding and the cap lip has two thin and one broader gold fill cap bands signifying the De Luxe model. The Streamlined Duofold Juniorette is very similar to the Lady model but with a ball end clip rather than a ring at the top of the cap. It is a short pen, measuring11.6cm with cap on and 14.5cm with cap on barrel end, making it ideal for the smaller hand. The smooth medium point nib states “Parker - Duofold Pen - Canada D”. Apart from the notes below, both the fountain pen and the expel/repel pencil are in working order and good condition, apart from the colour variation on the pen mentioned earlier. Things to note which are reflected in the price - both fountain pen and pencil are engraved with the name E.H. Moore and I have included an illustration of this in the montage. It is in gold and it was obviously done some time ago as it is fading. Also the pencil should have a ball ended clip to match the one on the pen but this has been lost over the years and replacements of the correct size are difficult to find these days. This is offset to some extent by having the Parker hard top box, which is in good condition with minor age wear and a strong, satisfying clasp. The black base displays the Jade Green colouring to perfection. It is useful to have this to keep the set together. Rather oddly the top of the pencil has markings stating “E/P S/U -” - these could be probate marks and the barrel imprint states "Parker Duofold -Geo S. Parker - Made in U.S.A.". It is not unusual to find an American/Canadian mix in Parker sets. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless otherwise stated and are 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. 
 

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Waterman Patrician - Onyx - Pen and Pencil Set

Stock number: 5777

Waterman Patrician - Onyx - Pen and Pencil Set

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Medium to Broad nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Fair-Good
Colour: Waterman Onyx (Red Vein)
c1930

£875.00
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This iconic vintage fountain pen, the Patrician, was launched by Waterman in 1929, and represents the ultimate in Art Deco styling. It came in five colours – Jet Black, Turquoise, Emerald (green jade), Nacre (pearl and black) and this, the Onyx version. A sixth colour, Moss-agate was added in the early 1930’s. Immediately recognised as a prestige line, the Waterman Patrician launch was backed by a considerable advertising spend stressing the quality of the manufacture and design. It is now acknowledged as one of the great classics of the golden era of fountain pens. Whilst it was launched as a pen for men (The female version – Lady Patricia – was launched in 1930) it was advertised in December 1929 as “a fountain pen so fine, so beautiful, that it is really a piece of personal jewellery”.

This Patrician fountain pen is particularly significant as it comes with its matching pencil – a very rare event. The pencil even has the original pencil lead holder which you access by unscrewing the red area at the top of the pencil (you will find old pieces of eraser in there) – pull the eraser holder from the cap and you will see it holds six replacement pencil leads (to re-engage just push it back in place and screw the red area back to the top of the cap). 

You will note on both items the styling of the Patrician clip and the pierced lattice design of the ornate cap band. The bottom of the fountain pen barrel is stepped, and has a gold fill button stating “Waterman’s”. The barrel itself has the Patrician spade end lever. The barrel imprint is very feint but you can make out “Waterman’s Fountain Pen – Pat. Off.” and the “Ideal” logo. The pencil has been less used and has a clear imprint which states “Waterman’s Reg. U.S. Pat. Off – Made in U.S.A.”  The large nib has a medium to broad point and is a wet writer. It reads “patrician – Waterman’s Ideal – Canada”. A large and substantial vintage fountain pen it measures 14cm with cap on and 17.5cm with cap on barrel end. The pencil is14cm long.

Some points to note – as with most Onyx there is some colour variation, particularly on the fountain pen with general age wear and minor brassing to the trim. Also the lattice band on the fountain pen is firmly in place but will turn if pushed. For these reasons I have listed the set as in “fair to good” rather than “good” condition. This is reflected in the price.

This elegant and aristocratic fountain pen and pencil set, which was phased out in 1936, will be an excellent addition to a vintage fountain pen collection – and of course they will also serve well as everyday writers – which is what they were designed to be. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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. 

Sources: Collectible Fountain Pens, Glen Bowen/Fountain Pens of the World, Andreas Lambrou/Waterman Past and Present, Max Davis and Gary Lehrer.

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Parker 51 Duo - Navy Grey - Original Case

Stock number: 5699

Parker 51 Duo - Navy Grey - Original Case

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Fine to Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Parker's Navy Grey
c1953

£185.00
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This vintage pen and pencil set, part of a recently purchased collection, was made in England by Parker around 1953. The aerodynamic design of the Parker 51 fountain pen has made it a classic and the plaudits it has received over the years both in terms of design and reliability are well deserved. It has been marketed as 51…the world’s most wanted pen”.  This particular example, a set of fountain pen and pencil, has a grey body which Parker called “Navy Grey” (a slightly lighter grey than in the montage) and a Parker lustraloy cap with “jewel” end and arrow clip. The fountain pen has a Parker 51 smooth fine to medium nib. 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. The matching pencil, which is an early propelling type, is in full working order and takes 1.18mm leads which are available on line from Yard O Led.Condition is good with only minor age wear.The fountain pen barrel text reads “Made in England .3”. It measures 13.7cm with cap on and 15cm with cap on barrel end. The pencil measures 13.2cm. This is a good example of a classic vintage Parker fountain pen and pencil set.  It comes in its original hard case with a hinged lid, silk lined branded interior and with Parker branding on the case lid. This classic vintage fountain pen set is in good condition and is suitable to add to a collection or to use as everyday writers. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. 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.

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Parker Vacumatic - Emerald Pearl

Stock number: 5306

Parker Vacumatic - Emerald Pearl

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Medium Nib nib, Speedline vacumatic fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Parker Emerald Pearl
c1946

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This vintage fountain pen was made by Parker in 1946 and is an example of the third generation of a very successful Parker model called the “Vacumatic”. 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 which 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 which was also initially used for the Parker 51. You will see from the photographs that this third generation model has the subsequent streamlined plastic plunger filling system which can be easily operated with one hand. The barrel was designed to be slightly transparent which allowed you to see the volume of ink held within it – this was more so with the earlier models. By this period it was available in a variety of finishes. This particular example is in a finish termed “Emerald Pearl” and is greener than the illustration. The barrel imprint states “Parker Vacumatic - Made in Canada - REG. T.M.S. 318582 .6”. The medium point nib has the Parker USA arrow design and states “Parker U.S.A. 6” so a mix of origins between pen and nib which was not unusual at the time. The cap has the Parker gold fill feather arrow clip and one broad decorative cap band. It is a standard length, slightly chunky pen measuring 13.3cm with cap on and 15.3cm with cap on barrel end. Condition is good with only minor age wear and slight brassing to trim. An interesting and stylish vintage fountain pen suitable for everyday use or to add to a vintage fountain pen collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless otherwise stated and are 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.

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

 

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Parker 51 - Flighter - Fountain Pen and Pencil Set

Stock number: 5778

Parker 51 - Flighter - Fountain Pen and Pencil Set

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Fine to medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Parker Lustraloy Finish
c1950

£325.00
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The magnificent “51 Flighter” was introduced by Parker in the U.S.A. in 1949. This particular example is one of the earlier models – the cap features the rolled gold cap band, which was subsequently dropped – the barrel imprint is for 1950 and the nib date is 1948. It comes with a matching Flighter pencil and Parker 51 “crocodile” box. The cap and barrel of both vintage fountain pen and pencil are in a metal finish Parker termed “lustraloy” - a finish that visually aligned it to the aircraft which inspired its design. The advertising at its launch, which also stressed its dependability and durability, stated: “The Flighter…a new Parker “51”. Here is a foretaste of the future – a smooth writing beauty fashioned in a modern mood. Beneath its silvery exterior, there’s the most advanced pen ever created…” . The nib has a fine to medium point with the text "Parker Made in USA RU 1948". 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 four times and this vintage pen is ready to use. As you will see on the montage, the metal shell is also marked USA. The matching pencil is also in full working order and has the original rubber in place and some spare leads in the chamber – it has the same aerodynamic styling as the fountain pen. You expel the lead by pressing down the cap top.

This is an excellent example of a rare and classic vintage Parker fountain pen and pencil set in very good condition with only minor age wear, complete with presentation box. The fountain pen measures 13.8cm with cap on 15cm with cap on barrel end. The pencil measures 13.2cm. Both have the pearlescent grey "jewel" on the cap top. This Flighter set will make a fine addition to a vintage fountain pen collection but it will also serve well as an everyday workhorse. You will see some photographic light reflection on both items. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with with your order.

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

 
 
 

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Parker 105 Royal Bark - Duo

Stock number: 5636

Parker 105 Royal Bark - Duo

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Medium nib, Cartridge fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Gold Bark Effect
c1979

£275.00
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This rolled gold bark effect finish vintage fountain pen and ballpoint, with its then new spring loaded clip, was launched by Parker in September of 1979 and discontinued in 1982, so is quite rare. It is a stylish and substantial pen and was positioned at the higher price end of the Parker range. The cap, with its spring long arrow clip has no engraving around the lip. The rolled gold bark effect finish is also used on the cap crown and barrel base in each case. Both fountain pen and ballpoint have a smooth lozenge for personalization and around the lip of the barrel is the Parker logo and the words “Parker Made in England”. The fountain pen has a14ct nib with a smooth medium point. The ballpoint has a new black refill. Both have push on caps with a satisfying click. Condition is very good with only minor age wear. It is worth mentioning that a limited edition version was launched in 1981 to commemorate the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The fountain pen measures 13.5cm with cap on and 14.5cm with cap on barrel end, the ballpoint 13.3cm with cap on and 13.7cm with cap on. As usual with cartridge filling pens, when inserting a new cartridge, you will need to give the cartridge a squeeze initially to encourage the transfer of ink through to the feed. An unusual and quite rare vintage fountain pen duo from an excellent manufacturer. Suitable for everyday use or to add to a vintage fountain pen collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch.

 

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