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Parker 61 Pen and Pencil Set - Classic Grey

Stock number: 5806

Parker 61 Pen and Pencil Set - Classic Grey

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Medium nib, Capillary fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Classic Grey with Lustraloy Cap
c1966

£155.00
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The Parker “61” was launched in the U.S.A.1956 and in 1964 in the U.K. with Parker proudly announcing its revolutionary filling system. The “61” with its stylish arrow inset into the pen nib shell, pointing the way to the nib, is quite distinctive and rather elegant. This particular example has a classic grey finish with lustraloy caps and the Parker grey “jewel” on the cap crown and barrel end. The matching Parker rotary pencil also carries the cap “jewel” and they come in the original Parker presentation box. The nib has a smooth medium point. The cap text states “Parker Made in England” and carries the Parker logo. The fountain pen measures 135mm with cap on and 144mm with cap on barrel end. The pencil measures 128mm. On unscrewing the barrel you will find the Parker capillary filling mechanism. This exposes the filler unit (illustrated in the montage) which is immersed in the ink bottle to draw the ink into the filler by capillary attraction. This means that the pen can be filled without immersing the nib end. 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. The Parker “61” has a distinctive and elegant design and this set will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection. They will also provide good service as everyday writers. 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. You may choose your method of payment at checkout.

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Waterman 92 - Rare Golden Brown Lizard

Stock number: 5824

Waterman 92 - Rare Golden Brown Lizard

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Fine to Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Golden Brown Lizard
c1933

£325.00
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This rare lever filling Waterman’s fountain pen with its Golden Brown Lizard pattern, was made in Canada between 1931-34. It is a full size model “92” measuring 126mm with cap on and 156mm with cap on barrel end. The barrel text reads “Waterman’s Fountain Pen Made in Canada”. The smooth fine to medium nib text reads “Waterman’s 14ct W-2A”. As you would expect the model number is on the base of the barrel. Condition is good with minor brassing to the trim. The cap carries the Waterman ball ended clip of the period and one single cap band with two further decorative bands on the pen barrel. A rare and attractive vintage fountain pen that reflects the style of the period. 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.  

 

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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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Conway Stewart International No.356

Stock number: 5840

Conway Stewart International No.356

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Medium some flex nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Black - Chased Hard Rubber
c1936

£85.00
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This lever filling vintage fountain pen was made in England by Conway Stewart and formed part of their 1936 catalogue. It is made of hard rubber with a chased chevron design. The nickel lever and clip, both carry the Conway logo. The chevron design is interrupted by a plain panel carrying the barrel text that reads “International No.356 – Conway Stewart London – Made in England”. There is another panel left clear for personalization. The smooth medium point nib with some flex states “Conway 14ct Gold 5N”. It is a long, slim vintage pen measuring 126mm with cap on and 160mm with cap on barrel end. Condition is very good with a crisp imprint and minor age wear. In 1936 it was priced at four shillings – I am afraid it is a little more than that today but it is worth every penny and a fine example of a Conway hard rubber pen of the period. It will sit well in a Conway Stewart collection and serve well as an every day writer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced 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 upon request at checkout where you may choose your method of payment. 

Source: Fountain Pens for the Million - The History of Conway Stewart 1905-2005 - Stephen Hull - Shelley and Peacock – p.115.

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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 51 Demi Special

Stock number: 5702

Parker 51 Demi Special

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

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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.

 

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Stephens No.106 - Black/Gold Marble

Stock number: 5829

Stephens No.106 - Black/Gold Marble

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Fine to Medium nib, Button fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Black/Gold Marble
1935

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This vintage fountain pen was made in 1935 by Henry C Stephens Limited (ink manufacturers in London). It is reported that it was their first fountain pen with a new self-filling mechanism. Their 1935 advertisement to the trade stated “The well known name of Stephens is a guarantee of excellence that everyone will recognise….no lever to break…no screw cap to lose. The three model numbers identified the then retail prices – No.56 5/6, No. 76 7/6 and this, the No.106, at 10/6 (ten shillings and six pence). It is a button filling pen but with a difference in that there is no need to fully remove the blind cap at the end of the barrel to fill the pen – so you are not in danger of losing it. It was available in five colours including this, the very attractive black/gold marble. The barrel imprint reads “Stephens No.106 Made in England Prov. Pat.”. The cap carries a ball ended Stephens branded clip with two thin cap bands. The nib states “Warranted 14ct 1st Quality” and has a smooth fine to medium point. Condition is good with very little age wear. It is a chunky size vintage fountain pen measuring 127mm with cap on and 149mm with cap on barrel end. An attractive vintage fountain pen, which will serve well as an everyday writer or to add to a collection as an example of Stephens new self-filling mechanism. 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.

 Source: The English Fountain Pen Industry 1875-1975, Stephen Hull.

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

Stock number: 5677

Waterman Overlay Rose-Ripple 9ct Gold - 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 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.

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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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Conway Stewart No. 15 - Light and Dark Green Marble

Stock number: 5809

Conway Stewart No. 15 - Light and Dark Green Marble

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Fine to Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Light and Dark Green Marble
c1955

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This Conway Stewart No. 15 was made in England around 1955. The light and dark green marble finish highlights the rolled gold of the original Conway cap clip and cap band. The barrel has the original Conway lever and carries the inscription “Conway Stewart 15 – Made in England”. Condition is good with only minor age wear. The nib is a Conway 14ct Gold 1A with a smooth fine to medium point. This is a classic vintage fountain pen in an attractive finish from a good English manufacturer. It is a medium size fountain pen measuring 125mm with cap on and 154mm with cap on barrel end. It is an ideal pen to use as an everyday writer. 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 also choose your method of payment.

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