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.
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This vintage pen, which Waterman called the Lady Patricia, was created in 1930 for the female hand, following the successful sales of the Waterman Patrician range – a much larger fountain pen aimed primarily at the male market. The Stationery Trades’ Journal of the time (November 1930) praised its “slender careful lines and smart modish colour” It was marketed as having a “smart, modern, feminine cap clasp – holding the pen securely in place, even in the most crowded handbag.” The first Lady Patricia was presented to Miss Amy Johnson (1903-1941) the English female aviator who carried a Waterman fountain pen during her daring solo flight from England to Australia. It was marketed in a range of colours – this one is called Jade Green. The cap top, clip, single decorated cap band and lever are gold fill. It has a Waterman’s Ideal Canada No.2 nib in a medium to slightly broad point which is a pleasure to use. This delightful, and quite rare, vintage pen is in good condition with only minor age wear including some brassing to the trim as can be seen in the montage. The barrel imprint states “Waterman’s Fountain Pen, Reg. U.S. PAT. OFF. Made in USA” with the Waterman’s “Ideal” logo. So a Canadian pen, with a U.S.A. nib from a U.K. website! There is some slight colour variation between the cap and barrel as is common with this finish but not to the extent that it detracts from the pen. It is a small pen measuring 108mm with cap on and 136mm with cap on barrel end. It is a true reflection of its period and this Lady will provide many more years of writing pleasure. 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.
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.
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 . 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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