Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. (VFPI) was established under its former name, Vintage Fountain Pens, in 1976.
We provide vintage fountain pens – restored and ready to use today and vintage desktop items. Vintage fountain pens are by their very nature second, third or even fourth hand, condition will vary and this is stated and reflected in the price.
A fountain pen gift box is available free of charge with each purchase upon request. Just tick the relevant box at checkout.
Our Sold Archive provides information to budding vintage fountain pen/desktop item collectors and social history students and is a permanent record of items of interest that we have sold. It is also an opportunity for potential customers to view recently sold items. Should you wish us to try to source another copy of a previously sold item a contact e-mail link is provided.
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This delightful vintage fountain pen was made in the USA by Waterman around 1925. It has a gold fill overlay on a hard rubber base. The overlay design pattern is called “Pansy” or "Etched"- you will see why from the photographs. This model differs slightly from the more common "Pansy Panel" design and as such is a rare pen. Instead of a pocket clip it has a ring top – this was to enable it to be hung by a chain or ribbon around the neck of a lady, or from the watch chain of a gentleman. The model number, which is on the bottom of the barrel, is explained by 0 = gold filled, 5 = lever fill, 52½ = slender size and v = short length. It measures 9.1cm with cap on and 12.1cm with cap on end (discounting ring top). It has a Waterman flexible medium nib which states: “Waterman’s Ideal Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. 2 Made in U.S.A.”. Condition is good with some brassing to the gold fill. Given its size and therefore the size of the interior ink sac, it will need filling more often than a larger pen. The lozenge for personalization is clear. A rare pattern on this exceedingly pretty pen, ideal to add to a collection or to use as a working vintage pen. 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.
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.
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Here is a little information about how this site works:
The Vintage Pens section initially shows all the pens currently in stock, displayed in a random order, over several pages. Clicking on the link below the pen illustration will reveal other pens available from the same manufacturer. An alternative method of finding a particular pen is to use the Search Catalogue section.
The Desktop Items section shows all the items currently in stock or, as with the Vintage Pens list, you can search for particular items such as an inkwell, desk calendar etc. by using Search Catalogue.
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