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 was made in 1935 by Henry C Stephens Limited (ink manufacturers in London). It is reported that it was their first fountain pen with a new self-filling mechanism. Their 1935 advertisement to the trade stated “The well known name of Stephens is a guarantee of excellence that everyone will recognise….no lever to break…no screw cap to lose”. The three model numbers identified the then retail prices – No.56 5/6, No. 76 7/6 and this, the No.106, at 10/6 (ten shillings and six pence). It is a button filling pen but with a difference in that there is no need to fully remove the blind cap at the end of the barrel to fill the pen – so you are not in danger of losing it. It was available in five colours including this, the very attractive black/gold marble. The barrel imprint reads “Stephens No.106 Made in England Prov. Pat.”. The cap carries a ball ended Stephens branded clip with two thin cap bands. The nib states “Warranted 14ct 1st Quality” and has a smooth fine to medium point. Condition is good with very little age wear. It is a chunky size vintage fountain pen measuring 127mm with cap on and 149mm with cap on barrel end. An attractive vintage fountain pen, which will serve well as an everyday writer or to add to a collection as an example of Stephens new self-filling mechanism. 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 and a gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you can 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.
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