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
An exceptional pen in the Montblanc Patron of the Arts series, this unused, uninked limited edition solid silver Karl der Grosse/Hommage a Charlemagne fountain pen has the Swiss Convention precious metals hallmarks and is numbered 1107/4810. It was released in 2000. It has a twisted solid silver cap and barrel and gold plated pierced decoration at each end. The medium nib is in solid 18 carat gold and bears the Charlemagne monogram.
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 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.
A beautiful 1930s Waterman Junior vintage fountain pen in a pink-brown marble. The nib section is, unusually, transparent, showing the feed and nib within it and the lever has the Watermans's patented lever-frame giving an altogether more engieered appearance than the standard lever slot of other makes...
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...
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 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 #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...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Pre 2000 item #613258 (stock #BAC001)
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Beautiful crome limited edition Cross fountain Pen given to Concorde passengers. Mint in Box with original Concorde sleeve and placement card. The placement card reads,"We would like you to accept this Cross townsend fountain pen in lustrous chrome with our compliments. Designed and manufactured exclusively for Concorde by A.T. Cross. This fountain pen is one of a special collection of four writing instruments...
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...
This Delta Parthenope fountain pen is unused and uninked. It is in an unusual and distinctive brown pearl-marble with black cap and base piece, with silver-coloured appointments. The nib is of 18 carat solid white gold. The name of the pen - 'Parthenope' - comes from the ancient name for Naples...
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)...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Fountain Pens : Contemporary item #1218628 (stock #D000033)
This mint, unused limited edition Historia Montegrappa fountain pen evokes Italian glamour and style, not only by the subtle use of silver-finished furnishings on the marbled grey resin body but in the impressive presentation box, cloth pouch and supporting documentation. The pen comes with a large format hardback book that records the first 100 years of the Montegrappa company. The cap has a silver-finished pierced Greek fretwork band and the nib is 18 carat solid two-tone gold and is also engr...
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. Italian retro-chic writ large! Length: 5½ inc...
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. It 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. Extraction of the cartridge is by a simi...
Conway Stewart's modern evocation of their vintage period, this mint condition very limited edition (number 6 of just 50 made) pen is in a glorious glacé-fruit mixture of colours. The substantial pen is warm and smooth to the touch and though not unused, it remains in aboslutely perfect, mint condition. The wall-thickness of the cap is greater than any pen I've seen (see close-up) and the major cap-band is of solid, not plated, 18 carat gold - fully hallmarked. The pen writes a broad italic e...
This is a 1930s Bayard fountain pen from France, their most famous 'Special 8' - in excellent condition. The nib is of solid gold, 18 carat, as was typical in France at the time, only 18 carat being allowed for nibs to be described as solid gold. It is a fine nib that writes very smoothly with consistent flow, neither too wet nor too dry. A delight. The barrel has good shine and the gold plated appointments are superb. A rare find in such good condition. It has been ultra-sonically cleaned,the...