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 silver overlay vintage fountain pen was made in the USA by Waterman c1929. The silver overlay pattern is called “Gothic”. The cap carries the words “Waterman’s Sterling”. The barrel lip states “Sterling Made in U.S.A.”. The barrel lever carries the Waterman “Ideal” logo. The bottom of the silver barrel has the model number of 452½v. The silver is overlaid on hard rubber, the base material used for a large number of fountain pens at the time. The nib is a Waterman No. 2 with a flexible medium point and reads “Waterman’s Ideal New York No.2”. It is a small fountain pen measuring 97mm with cap on and 123mm with cap on barrel end. You will notice a differing pattern at the bottom of the barrel and this enables the cap to have a firm grip on the end of the barrel when removed and stored whilst writing. In common with the fashion of the period it has a ring on the top of the cap rather than a clip. It was designed to have a ribbon or chain through the cap ring. This enabled ladies to wear it around the neck or gentlemen to hang it from a watch chain. It is in good condition with only minor age wear more noticeable on the end of the barrel and the personalization lozenge is clear. It is a small pen and a slightly wet writer - as such it will require refilling more often than a full size fountain pen. A lovely vintage Waterman fountain pen to either add to a collection or use as an everyday writer. 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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