Chris Robinson has been restoring and selling vintage fountain pens since 1976. She expanded her sales worldwide by launching this website - Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. in 2006.
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 vintage fountain pen – is a Parker/Kullock “51”. The cap has been customised by the famous Brazilian jeweller and pen maker, Ariel Kullock, who has no doubt used as his inspiration the famous original Parker Aztec pen designs of the early 1900’s. (An example of these the No.60, 1915 eyedropper, can be found in the Fischler and Schneider book “The Golden Age of Writing Instruments” p.100) The striking symbols of an Aztec warrior, oval shield and an “Awanyu” similar to the Isle of Man Triskelion (three legs of man), form the main part of the cap design. The cap lip carries the Parker branding and symbols similar to “yk”. I understand these to be symbols which in speech sound like “Parker”. Kullock is known for superimposing modern parts onto vintage components and he does it extremely well. The Parker 14k nib has a medium point. The aerometric filler style dates the pen from the late 1940’s to late 1950's and so I have used this as a guide date for listing. Condition is good with only minor age wear. It measures 13.7cm with cap on and15cm with cap on barrel end. A most unusual Parker 51 barrel and cap combination, certainly one to add to a vintage fountain pen collection and it will also serve well as a stylish every day writer. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. unless stated otherwise 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 on request at checkout.
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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