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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 61 - Stratus - Pen and Ballpoint

Stock number: 5683

Parker 61 - Stratus - Pen and Ballpoint

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Medium nib, Twist fill fill system.
Condition: Near mint
Colour: Rolled Gold Overlay - Stratus
c1976

£275.00
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This stylish Parker fountain pen and ballpen set, from a recently purchased collection, form part of their “Cloud” series issued in the 1970’s. This particular pattern is called “Stratus” – the image on the  rolled gold finish on both items resembles a light cloud formation – and dates from 1976. You will note from the montage that the “Stratus” pattern is relieved by a broad plain rolled gold band on the pen and ballpoint cap that carries the words “Parker Made in England”. The fountain pen has a medium point nib with good ink flow. It has a twist fill system in place but it will also take Parker ink cartridges if you prefer. The ballpoint has a black ink refill and is activated by a clicking the cap down onto the barrel. It will take current Parker ballpoint refills. The fountain pen measures 13.5cm with cap on and 14.5cm with cap on barrel end. The ballpoint measures 13cm. Condition is near mint - it has been filled with ink for testing. The Parker 61 is an elegant vintage fountain pen with its rolled gold arrow at the shell tip pointing the way to the nib, the combination of this and the “Stratus” pattern is especially fine. It is also a chunky size and a good weight in the hand with excellent balance when writing, as one should, with the cap on the end of the barrel. The model was discontinued in 1982. 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. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout.

 

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Conway Stewart No. 388 - Black

Stock number: 7051

Conway Stewart No. 388 - Black

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Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Black with Rolled Gold Trim
c1939

£75.00
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This Conway Stewart No. 388 was made in England around 1939. The black 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” along the barrel (with the model number on the 2nd line). Towards the bottom of the barrel are the words “Made in England”. Condition is good with only minor age wear. The nib is a Conway 14ct with a smooth medium point. It states “Conway Stewart 14ct Gold”. 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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Conway Stewart No.24 Pale and Dark Blue Marble

Stock number: 5673

Conway Stewart No.24 Pale and Dark Blue Marble

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Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Pale and Dark Blue Marble
c1954

£95.00
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This Conway Stewart No. 24 was made in England around 1954. The finish is an attractive mix of pale and dark blue marble with rolled gold trim. It has the original Conway clip to the cap with two medium cap bands. The body has the original Conway lever and the inscription “Conway Stewart 24 - Made in England”. The nib text states “Conway Stewart 14ct gold 5” and has a smooth medium point. The 24 is quite a chunky Conway measuring 13cm with cap on and 15.5cm with cap on barrel end. Condition is good with some brassing to the clip and lever plus minor general age wear. This attractive and pleasing to use vintage fountain pen could fill a gap in a Conway Stewart collection and it will also serve well 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

£245.00
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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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Parker 51 Vacumatic -Marriage - Sterling Silver Cap

Stock number: 5752

Parker 51 Vacumatic -Marriage - Sterling Silver Cap

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Broad nib, Vacumatic fill system.
Condition: Fair
Colour: Dove Grey with Silver Cap
c1948

£85.00
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Here we have an early Parker 51 that is a marriage between a sterling silver blue “diamond” cap made in the U.S.A.  – which has a lot of wear to the silver (but no dings) - and a Dove Grey vacumatic system pen with some age wear - made in Canada. You may ask why I am bothering to list it – well despite the cap wear it is still a good looking pen and the broad nib is a real pleasure to use. The two component parts have survived since the mid to late 1940’s, they work fine so they deserve to be put to use. The cap has the Parker grey “jewel” in the cap crown. It is a slightly wet writer and has a tendency to leave a thin line of ink on the shell if the cap is left on for a couple of days without use – but this wipes off easily. All these imperfections are reflected in the price. As mentioned it has the Parker vacumatic filling system, which was replaced by the aerometric fill in 1950. The cap text reads “Sterling Silver Made in U.S.A.”. The barrel text reads “Parker “51” Made in Canada 8”. It measures 14cm with cap on and 15cm with cap on barrel end. It’s and old pen with a well worn cap but it has style and there is life in it yet. 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.

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Parker 61 - Rage Red Duo

Stock number: 5728

Parker 61 - Rage Red Duo

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Medium nib, Capillary fill system.
Condition: Fair-Good
Colour: Parker Rage Red
c1966

£120.00
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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 comes with a matching Parker 61 ballpoint. The body and nib shell colour Parker termed “Rage Red”. The elegant styling of the Parker "61" with its arrow pointing the way to the nib combined with the Parker grey pearl “jewel” in the cap crown of both fountain pen and ballpoint, create a quite distinctive Parker design. On unscrewing the fountain pen barrel 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. Condition on both items is fair to good with general age wear, in particular to the trim at the end of the pen barrel – but this is reflected in the price.The capillary filler has been used to fill the fountain pen for testing and it is in working order. The ballpoint has a new Parker black refill and has a smooth cap activated system. The cap text on both items states “Parker Made in England” and they carry the Parker logo and “61” branding. The fountain pen measures 13.7cm with cap on and 14.5cm with cap on barrel end. The ballpoint is 13cm long. The Parker “61” has a distinctive and elegant look and this set of fountain pen and ballpoint will provide good service as everyday writers. 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.

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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 13.7cm with cap on and 14.5cm 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.

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Parker 51 Teal Blue Duo Set

Stock number: 5698

Parker 51 Teal Blue Duo Set

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Fine to Medium nib, Aerometric fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Parker Teal Blue
c1955

£170.00
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The Parker 51 aerometric fountain pen and repeater pencil set was manufactured by Parker in the U.S.A. and introduced in 1949. The model’s 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 “51” set, part of a recently purchased collection, is a U.S.A. Mk I production type 2 and dates from around 1955. It comes in its original Parker box. The gold fill cap on each item carries the Parker branding and the Parker grey “jewel” in the cap crown. The body colour which Parker termed “Teal Blue” is a mix of green and blue which is quite difficult to reproduce - but the montage is very near it. The Parker 51 nib has a fine to medium point. Both the fountain pen and pencil are in good condition with only minor age wear and some brassing to the trim. The original Parker 51 box is also in good condition and carries the “51” emblem. The text around the pen cap reads “Parker Made in U.S.A. 1/10 12k Gold Filled” and the pencil cap states “Parker 1/10 12k Gold Filled” with wording around the barrel stating “Parker Made in U.S.A. 53”. The fountain pen measures 13.5cm with cap on and 15cm with cap on barrel end. The pencil is 13.2cm long.  “51”’s are always a good workhorse - suitable for everyday use and, particularly in this case with its original box, for adding to a “51” collection. 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.

Source: Parker “51”, David and Mark Shepherd, Surrenden Press.

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Parker Duofold International Marbled Blue

Stock number: 5714

Parker Duofold International Marbled Blue

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Broad Oblique Italic nib, Cartridge fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Marbled Blue
c1990

£175.00
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This not so very vintage fountain pen, part of a recently purchased collection, was made by Parker around 1990. In the words of the Parker brochure of the time “It captures the classic elegance and style that made the original Duofold a design landmark of the 1920’s.” This, the medium size International version measures 13.1cm long with cap on and 16.5cm long with cap on barrel end. The attractive finish Parker termed “Marbled Blue”. The trim is 23 karat gold plated and the cap has the longer, more durable clip with one broad and one thin cap band. The 18ct Parker “arrow” nib is their No.76 which has a broad oblique italic point. I find it pleasing to use as a right hand writer and I have had it tested for ease of use by a left handed writer. I am advised that it workds well if you write with the normal "push" method for a left hand but if you are a left hand writer who turns the hand inward to write it will not be suitable. It takes Parker ink cartridges. Condition is good with only minor age wear. It does have a chip on the barrel blind cap but this is reflected in the price. It is an attractive, good size, near vintage fountain pen which will provide many years of writing service and is a fine tribute to the original Duofolds of the 1920’s and 1930’s. It has been bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection will be carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout.

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