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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 138mm with cap on and 172mm with cap on barrel end. The pencil is14mm 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 Baby Lady Duofold - Gold Fill - Midget

Stock number: 5794

Parker Baby Lady Duofold - Gold Fill - Midget

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Medium nib, Button fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Gold Fill Overlay
c1920

£165.00
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This small, but perfectly formed, vintage fountain pen was made by Parker in the early 1920’s. It is a gold fill overlay Baby Lady Duofold – sometimes called the “Midget” and quite a rare pen. It follows the button filling style of the Parker Duofolds of the period and has the innovative Parker “Lucky Curve” feed. Also in common with the fashion of the period it has a ring on the top of the cap rather than a clip. This enabled ladies to wear it on a ribbon or chain around the neck or gentlemen to hang it from a watch chain. The text around the cap lip states “Parker Fountain Pen Gold Filled Patented” and the medium point nib text states “Parker Lucky Curve Pen Made in U.S.A.” As its name suggests it is very small measuring 84mm with cap on and 106mm with cap on barrel end. As such it will require refilling more often than a full size fountain pen. Three alternating design panels interrupted on one side by the clear personalization lozenge enhance the gold fill overlay. Condition is good with only minor age wear. A delightful vintage Parker fountain pen to either add to a collection or 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. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout and filling instructions will be sent with your order. My apologies that the quality of the photograph is not as good as I would like and this will be rectified as soon as possible.

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Conway Stewart No. 75 - Green Marble

Stock number: 5674

Conway Stewart No. 75 - Green Marble

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Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Green Marble
c1952

£75.00
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This Conway Stewart No.75 vintage fountain pen was made in England around 1952. Advertised at the time as “All British Fountain Pens” Conway Stewarts were available in a variety of colours and nib points. This particular example with its attractive green  marble finish, one cap band and original Conway lever and Conway metal clip, is in good condition with only minor age wear. The medium point Conway Stewart nib states “Conway Stewart 14ct Gold 3”. The barrel imprint states “Conway Stewart 75 Made in England”. It measures 128mm with cap on and 155mm with cap on end of barrel. A good vintage fountain pen for everyday use if you like a medium nib. 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. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout. Filling instructions will be sent with your order.

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Waterman Rose-Ripple 9ct Gold Overlay - Line and Dot

Stock number: 5677

Waterman Rose-Ripple 9ct Gold Overlay - Line and Dot

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Medium to Slightly Broad nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Rose-Ripple 9ct Gold Overlay
1923

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This substantial vintage fountain pen was made by Waterman in the 1920’s. The 9ct gold overlay on hard rubber is in a rare and attractive pattern called “Line and Dot”. The added attraction of this particular example is that the gold is overlaid on a hard rubber in a pattern Waterman called “Ripple” in a colour they termed “Ripple Rose”. It is this combination of 9ct overlay line and dot pattern on Ripple-Rose which makes it an exceptionally rare example. Until this time vulcanized rubber was only available in black but Waterman perfected a method of incorporating a colour. The range included  “Ripple Blue-Green, “Ripple Olive” and this the “Ripple-Rose”. Waterman advertisements of the period stated “Nothing so beautiful in pens has ever been produced before” . The cap has a Waterman ball ended “Clip Cap” of the period. The barrel gold markings state“FDW 9 375” (rubbed) and hallmark for London 1923. FDW stands for Frank D. Waterman. His uncle, Lewis E. Waterman, was the founder of Waterman in 1888 - it was his nephew Frank who became the company ambassador abroad. He was entrusted with the distribution of Waterman pens in England via the London stationer L.G. Sloane. Normally you would find more markings around the smooth tapered area at the bottom of the barrel but these have been smoothed off over time. The medium flexible nib writes a wet line and states “Waterman’s Ideal REg.U.S. PAT. OFF. 2 Made in U.S.A.”. Condition is good with a minor ding on the crown of the cap. It is also worth noting, as you will see from the montage, that the personalization lozenge is engraved with the initials “FCP” – this is reflected in the price. Its weight is 26grams and it measures 140mm with cap on and 173mm with cap on barrel end. This is a rare and exceptional vintage fountain pen, evocative of its era of style and elegance and it will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection. It is also suitable to use everyday. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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.

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Waterman 452 v Sterling Silver Overlay Pen and Pencil

Stock number: 5773

Waterman 452 v Sterling Silver Overlay 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 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 and a gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout.

 

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Parker 61 Classic - Grey

Stock number: 5709

Parker 61 Classic - Grey

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Medium nib, Capillary fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Grey with satin lustraloy cap
c1966

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The Parker “61” was launched in the UK in 1964. This particular example, the “61 Classic” with its satin lustraloy cap and chrome plated clip dates from 1966 and it forms part of a recently purchased collection. The body and nib shell colour Parker termed simply “Grey”. In the montage it is showing as slightly darker than it is. The elegant styling of the Parker "61" with its arrow pointing the way to the nib has made it a classic of the period and in this instance the Parker grey pearl “jewel” in the cap crown and the barrel end sit well with the classic grey finish. On unscrewing the barrel of the pen you will find the Parker capillary filling mechanism. This is immersed in the ink to draw the ink into the filler by capillary attraction. This means that the pen can be filled without immersing the nib into the ink bottle. Whilst at the time a number of owners found this filling method unsatisfactory in the longer term, it was simply because it depended upon the owner to use the pen on a regular basis, and refill it, so preventing ink drying in the capillary filler. Used correctly it is a reliable and clean filling method. It comes in its original Parker hard case box. Condition is very good. The capillary filler has been used to fill the fountain pen for testing and it is in working order. The cap text states “Parker Made in England” and carries the Parker logo. The barrel carries the “61” branding at the neck. It measures 137mm with cap on and 145mm with cap on barrel end The Parker “61” has a distinctive and elegant look and this example, in this condition and in its original box will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection. It will also provide good service 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. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout and filling instructions will be sent with your order. My apologies for the workbench dust on the montage.

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Parker 51 - USA - Burgundy - Gold Fill Cap

Stock number: 1628

Parker 51 - USA - Burgundy - Gold Fill Cap

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Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Burgundy with Gold Fill Cap
c1955

£125.00
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This vintage fountain pen was made by Parker in the U.S.A. around 1955. 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 it having been displayed 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 example has a burgundy body with a gold fill cap. The Parker 51 nib carries the text “Parker Made in U.S.A. RU” and has a smooth medium point. It measures 140mm with cap on and 152mm with cap on barrel end. The gold fill cap has the Parker grey “jewel” on the cap crown. Around the cap lip it carries the text “Parker, Made in U.S.A. 1/10 12k Gold Filled” 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. In this example the metal shell also carries U.S.A. markings. Condition is good with only minor age wear and some brassing to the trim. This classic vintage fountain pen, with its U.S.A. origin, is suitable to add to a vintage fountain pen collection and will serve equally well as an every day workhorse. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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.

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Parker 51 - Teal Blue- Rolled Silver Cap

Stock number: 5784

Parker 51 - Teal Blue- Rolled Silver Cap

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Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Parker's Teal Blue
c1957

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The Parker “51”, was launched in England 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. It has been marketed as 51…the world’s most wanted pen”. This particular example, which dates from the late 1950’s, has a green/blue body that Parker termed “Teal Blue” (it is more green than blue and very difficult to reproduce accurately) 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 with only minor age wear. 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 four times and this vintage pen is ready to use. It measures 14mm with cap on and 15.5cm with cap on barrel end. 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 fountain pen for both everyday use and for signing that important letter/document. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise and are 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. Filling instructions will be sent with your order.

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

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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 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 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 Lapis Duofold Junior Set - in original wallet

Stock number: 5692

Parker Lapis Duofold Junior Set - in original wallet

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Medium nib, Button fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Parker Lapis Lazuli
c1932

£245.00
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This Parker Duofold Junior fountain pen and pencil set was made in Canada around 1930 and is a classic Parker set of the period. The attractive finish termed “Lapis Blue” was extremely popular at the time and remains so today. It is a short but chunky vintage pen measuring 122mm with cap on and 150mm with cap on barrel end. The cap sports the original gold plated Parker ball ended clip which states “PAT SEP 5 16” and two medium width gold plated cap bands. The barrel imprint states “Geo S. Parker, Made in Canada, Parker Duofold”. It has a smooth medium point Parker nib which reads “Parker Duofold Pen Canada D”. 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. The matching pencil also carries the Parker ball ended clip and cap bands. Both pencil and fountain pen are in good working order with only minor age wear, primarily because, although they have been used over the years, they have been kept in the original Parker silk lined “wallet” which accompanies the set. This does have a number of marks on the exterior, as you will see from the montage. It is unusual to find this combination of fountain pen and pencil in the original wallet. Both items are 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. The pencil has also been recently serviced. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. If you would prefer this set to be sent within one of our gift boxes rather than the wallet, this is available free of charge on request at checkout.

Reference: Parker Duofold - David Shepherd and Dan Zazove - Surrenden Press 2006

 

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