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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Pen and pencil combinations “Combi’s” have been around in their very basic form since the 1840’s but they were at the height of their popularity on both sides of the Atlantic from the late 1920’s until the end of the 1930’s. It is a clever idea of combining a fountain pen on one end and a pencil on the other. You carry it in your pocket with the cap on the fountain pen end. The fountain pen nib states “Made in U.S.A. 6” – so it is a decent size nib with a firm medium point. The pointed cap has a broad fretwork design band around the lip and a ball ended clip with “S” at the top. I’m afraid I have been unable to track down the actual manufacturer but it is likely that it was made in America around 1935. The barrel has a humped lever with spade end. The pencil mechanism is also in working order and has a good length lead in place. It comes with a small phial of replacement Mabie Todd leads - but it will take the standard “Yard–O-Led” when these run out. On test I have found the pen/pencil combination very useful and pleasing to use. Condition is good with only minor age wear apart from the cap crown which has some crazing – but this is reflected in the price. It is a substantial and unusual vintage fountain pen in a most attractive colour. It measures 15.3cm with the cap on the nib end. It will work well as an everyday writer (keep it topped up with ink) but is also an unusual item to add to a vintage fountain pen collection. This vintage fountain pen and pencil combination was not serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. but has performed well on bench test and we are satisfied that it will continue to do so. A further inspection will be carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge on request. Filling instructions will be sent with your order.
Source: Fountain Pens and Pencils – George Fischler and Stuart Schneider (brown book) – Schiffer Publishing - p.178
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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