A smart Pelikan green-striped 140 in very good condition. It's a smooth, consistent writer with solid gold 14 carat nib - and don't be put off by what appears to be a gentle downward curve (see nib side view): this is its natural form - a subtle and pleasant shape that is a delight to use. Length closed: 5 inches / 127mm
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Pre 1930 item #1215175 (stock #D000018)
Distinctive Writing Instruments Ltd
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The Parker Lucky Curve has become an icon in fountain pen history. Produced till 1928 it is most sought after in this 'moderne black and pearl' colour. It is rare to find it in such fine condition and this example was restored to full working order by the New York Fountain Pen Hospital.
Fast becoming a classic this large (6 inches long) blue-with-fine-silver fleck resin pen was brought out to celebrarte the turn of the millenium. It is engineered with the quality and accuracy you would expect from the house of Alfred Dunhill. AD2000: Anno Domini 2000 - or Alfred Dunhill 2000? They obviously played on their initials, or perhaps were inspired by them. The retractable pocket-clip is a delight to operate: smooth as a Rolls Royce. The Medium nib is 18 carat solid gold...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Contemporary item #1217782 (stock #D000026)
This is an unused, uninked Conway Stewart Dandy in clear and black marbled resin pen with gilt metal bands and clip. It is engraved with the number 601/172. (No, that's not a typo: Conway Stewart put the colour-reference first, then the production serial number.) The presentation box is sumptuously lined in black and white velour and the pen is set in a black velour diamond insert. The broad nib is in solid 18ct gold and engraved with the 'CS' logo. Condition: Mint. Unused. Uninked...
A particularly fine Conway Stewart 85L pen (Production 1950s to early 1960s) that appears to have seen little use. The brand/model markings are crisp and clear. The N°3 Conway Stewart nib is of solid 14ct gold and the brilliant shine to the pink pearl-marble barrel and cap is natural (no polishing was needed). Furnishings are gold plated and the whole is in pristine condition. Length closed: 5¼ inches / 134mm
A limited edition fountain pen - N° 20 of just 88 hand made by the Italian house of Ancora - executed in the most spectacular crystal clear and blood-red organic skein spatter. The pen is hand-turned from solid blocks of transparent resin, then polished for you to inspect the intricate internal mechanism of this ultimate expression of the penmaker's art. It is oversize and weighty: 42 grams and 5 5/8 inches long (144mm) - 16mm diameter max(cap)...
A gold-filled 1930s Wahl Eversharp boxed twinset fountain pen and propelling pencil, the pen with 14 carat solid gold nib. The pen and pencil are in very good condition though the box, which is original from the 1930s, is very worn and has ink stains inside (see photo). The pen writes very smoothly with good consistent flow, neither too wet nor too dry, a flexible broad nib enabling smooth italic script...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Pre 2000 item #1218482 (stock #D000045)
This Omas 12-faceted piston-fill fountain pen was made to commemorate fifty years of the FAO and is part of the 1990s evocation of Omas's 1930s era. Length: 5½ inches / 138mm Condition: Mint. Never inked, never used. Nib : Extra-broad solid 18ct gold - two-tone. Markings: (1) Barrel: Omas Extra (2) Cap 'gio pomodoro' (3) Cap band (gold plated) 1945 - 1995 FAO. (4) Nib: Omas 750 18K BB. Box: Optional neutral presentation box.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Contemporary item #1217493 (stock #D000035)
A Montblanc Boheme retractable-nib cartridge fountain pen. This is beautifully engineered to retract the nib by turning the threaded endcap that doubles as a posting thread for the cap when writing. Continuing to turn the cap, when posting it, after it reaches the end of the thread, operates the mechanism that retracts/extends the safety nib with silky smoothness; a delight to operate. In distinguished black and silver the pocket clip is set with a black jewel...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Pre 2000 item #1218495 (stock #D000046)
Omas's evocation of the 1930s this mint, unused 12-faceted fountain pen (circa 1992) is made out of celluloid and is from the renowned Italian pen manufcturer's Arte Italiana collection manufactured from 1984 to 1997. In classic black and gold colour combination with solid 18 carat two-tone nib, this pen comes in its original box with explanatory leaflets and guarantee card. Condition: Mint. Nib : Fine solid 18ct two-tone gold. Length: 5½ inches / 138mm Markings: (1) Barrel: CAM 557-F
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Pre 2000 item #1216547 (stock #D000038)
A magnificent creation by montblanc in the prestigious Patron of the Arts series, this 1997 limited edition (N° 0670 of 4810)celebrates the great Russian Tsarist female leader of the Eighteenth Century. An historic limited edition pen, it is of aubergine precious resin and gold plated overlay, engraved with flower head bands: undoubtedly one of the most spectacular pens to have emerged from the house of Montblanc. Condition: Mint. Unused. Uninked...
The Conway Stewart 'Dinkie' was claimed by its manufacturers as being the smallest fountain pen in the world when it was introduced in the 1920s. The pen continued into the 1960s but the present model is an early one in good condition for its age. It is in a beautiful red and black marble with gold-plated appointments and it has a very broad solid gold 14 carat nib. So with the smallest of pens you have one of the broadest of nibs - a wonderful combination...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Pre 2000 item #1218479 (stock #D000056)
Omas's evocation of the 1930s. This 12-faceted fountain pen is made out of the very same type of celluloid as in the 1930s and is from the renowned Italian pen manufcturer's Collezione Celluloide launched in 1990. The pen is dated 1991 near the nib section. In a subtle olive green-black pearl mottle evoking the 1930s this pen has the rotating ball at the tip of the pocket clip, again reproducing the signature feature of that era of Omas's history...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Pre 1930 item #1218339 (stock #D000053)
This is an exceptional example of the Sheaffer's pen that spelled the end of hard rubber and the move to plastic (Sheaffer's own 'Radite' material) in the mid 1920s. This Jade Green fountain pen dates from c.1925, which is hard to believe from the small amount of use this pen must have had: there is no brassing at all of the furniture and even the base price label is mostly intact (though illegible). Discolouring is minimal and in any case uniform, retaining that luscious pesto sauce effect...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Contemporary item #1217491 (stock #D000036)
An unused Montblanc Boheme 'Jewels' special edition retractable-nib cartridge fountain pen that was in production from 2003 to 2008...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Contemporary item #1216561 (stock #D000024)
Distinctive Writing Instruments Ltd
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This is a Conway Stewart limited edition 'Dandy' fountain pen in clear and black marbled resin with gilt bands and clip. N° 601/xxxx with its Certificate of Authenticityin a black diamond shpaed presentation box set within an outer presentation box.
Conway Stewart's N°226 fountain pen was in production from the 1920s to the 1940s and this example is in good condition for its age. This pen represents a period in Conway Stewart's history in which Winston Churchill was proud to use the brand during the War years. The barrel markings: 'The Conway Stewart N° 226' are somewhat worn but clearly legible: this pen has served a loving owner over many years. The Fine Conway Stewart nib, of solid 14 carat gold with a heart-shaped breather is supefic...
Fast becoming a classic this large weighty pen brought out to celebrarte the turn of the millenium is engineered with the quality and accuracy you would expect from the house of Alfred Dunhill. AD2000: Anno Domini 2000 - or Alfred Dunhill 2000: they obviously played on their initials, or perhaps were inspired by them. The balance of the pen is said to carry forward the writing, and it certainly writes more easily than you might expect from such a big, metal pen. The retractable pocket-clip is a ...