Vintage Fountain Pens Inc.

Welcome to Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. the U.K.’s premier vintage fountain pen website. We offer a good stock of restored Conway Stewart, Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman and others. We sell desktop items too. Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. – 1st on line, 1st for quality and 1st for customer service.

A free fountain pen gift box is available with each purchase upon request (just tick the relevant box at checkout) and our postage and packing charge is per order not per item.

Enjoy your browse through our vintage fountain pen selection. This is a mobile friendly site, allowing you to easily browse and purchase whilst on the move.

Spotlight on: Parker 51 Vacumatic - Cordovan Brown - Blue Diamond Cap

Vacumatic - Cordovan Brown - Blue Diamond Cap Parker 51

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This  Vacumatic fill Parker 51 is in a body colour Parker termed “Cordovan Brown”  which is a brown closely resembling the later aerometric 51colour of Burgundy. It carries a good clear two line imprint under the barrel clutch ring stating “Parker “51” Made in USA T7”. This dates it from 1947. The text around the Blue Diamond cap states “1/10 16k Gold Filled Made in USA” with Parker branding on the cap clip and the grey “jewel’ on the cap crown. The smooth medium to slightly broad nib is a replacement English nib and reads “585 14k Parker England”. The vacumatic pump fill system, with the barrel providing the ink reservoir, was very popular at the time and provides a clean and easy filling method. Condition is good with only minor age wear as can be seen in the montage and a tiny ding to the rear of the cap. It measures 136mm with cap on and 150mm with cap on barrel end. This is a good example of a fairly early Parker 51 in Cardovan Brown with the sought after Blue Diamond cap, and a medium to slightly broad nib. It will provide good service as an everyday writer and, given its quality, will also sit well in a Parker 51 collection. 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 may also select your method of payment.

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

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Price: £165.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.


Link to Writing Equipment Society

If you would like to meet other enthusiastic collectors of pens and writing equipment why not join the Writing Equipment Society?

Here is a little information about how this site works:

The Vintage Pens and Desktop Items section shows information on all current stock displayed in a random order over several pages and provides an opportunity to purchase. Clicking on the link below the illustration will reveal other items currently available from the same manufacturer. To find a particular item in the current stock, click the Quick Stock List lozenge and select from there.

When you have found something you wish to buy, then click on the 'add to basket' icon add to basket icon. You may continue shopping and add more items to your basket. When you have completed shopping then click on the 'Check out' button in the right margin to pay for your purchases. (NB: this button only appears when you have items in your basket. We use 'cookies' to record the contents of your basket. If your browser has cookies turned off then you will not be able to add items to your basket.)

You can see a selection of my stock at the following venue:

From Tuesday 20 February 2018 Acreman Street Antiques Centre, 121 Acreman Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3PH Case C13 (Website acremanstreetantiques.co.uk)

Our Sold Archive provides information to budding vintage fountain pen/desktop item collectors and social history students. Should you wish us to source a previously sold item an e-mail link is provided.

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