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Conway Stewart 1209 - 18ct Gold Bands

Stock number: 5919

Conway Stewart 1209 - 18ct Gold Bands

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Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Black with two 18ct Gold Bands
1933

£220.00
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The rare lever filling Conway Stewart No.1209 was made in England in the early 1930’s. It carries two 18ct gold bands on the black barrel carrying the CS&Co. hallmark and the Conway diamond clip on the bandless cap. It has a large Conway nib with the text “DURO Conway Stewart 14ct Gold 40” which is the correct nib number for this model. It has a good barrel imprint that reads “The Conway Stewart No.1209” with “Made in England” around the bottom of the barrel. It is a good length measuring 128mm with cap on and 169mm with cap on barrel end. It is listed in the Conway 1932/1936 Price List as retailing at 25 Shillings – which puts it at almost the top of their range at the time. It is certainly a lovely vintage fountain pen, and the medium nib writes well. Whilst there is some minor age wear I would have expected to see a little more for its age, unless it is new old stock. It is a high quality model in very good condition and it deserves to be used as an everyday writer or as part of a Conway collection. 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 may select your method of payment.

Source: Fountain Pens for the Millions – The History of Conway Stewart 1905-2005 p.82 & p.112– Stephen Hull.

 

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Desktop Item: - Victorian Crown Travelling Inkwell

Stock number: 9318

Inkwell - Victorian Crown Travelling

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Condition: Very Good

£235.00
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This delightful and rare leather covered Victorian travelling inkwell in the form of a crown, and painted as such, dates from around 1850. The crown lid opens by pressing the blue “jewel” on front just above the “ermine” base. This reveals a hinged inkwell lid secured by a lever to the right. On pressing this outward the lid lifts to expose the inkwell with its glass liner. Until 17th century most portable inkwells were used by travelling scribes. Static inkwells to use in the home or office were common from 18th century but with the increase in touring in the 19th and 20th century travelling inkwells were created in increasingly sophisticated designs to be carried by Victorians for recording impressions whilst journeying. Their mechanisms were such that they could be fastened securely and would not spill if carried in a pocket or handbag. I have not put this one to the test - as it is more likely these days it will be used on a desk in situ or added to a writing equipment collection. It is small but not too small measuring 58mm high x 66mm wide. Condition is very good with only minor age wear that you would expect. The leather on the base has become scuffed over the years so I have included a shot of this in the montage bottom left. Created by the Victorian’s love of novelty it remains a useful and very decorative item today.

 
 


Parker 61 - Vista Blue (Turquoise)

Stock number: 5883

Parker 61 - Vista Blue (Turquoise)

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Medium nib, Capillary fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Parker - Vista Blue
c1964

£95.00
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The Parker “61” was launched in the U.S.A.1956 and in 1964 in the U.K. The “61”, with its stylish arrow inset into the pen shell, pointing the way to the nib, is quite distinctive and rather elegant. This particular example is in an attractive colour Parker termed Vista Blue which closely resembles turquoise and is a little more green than it appears in the montage. The brushed metal cap, in a finish Parker termed “Lustraloy” carries the Parker logo and the text “Parker Made in England. The nib has a smooth medium point. Both cap and barrel have the Parker “pearlised” ends. On unscrewing the barrel you will find the Parker capillary filling mechanism. This is immersed into the ink bottle to draw the ink into the filler by capillary attraction. This means that the pen can be filled without immersing the nib. Parker advertised it as “the pen that fills itself”. It is a reliable and clean filling method. It does depend upon the owner using the pen on a regular basis, and refilling it, so preventing ink drying in the capillary filler. This stylish vintage fountain pen measures 133mm with cap on and 142mm with cap on barrel end. Condition is good with some minor age wear as you will see from the montage. This is a distinctive and elegant vintage fountain pen in an attractive colour that will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection. It will also provide good service as an everyday writer. 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.

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Parker 61 - Rainbow Cap

Stock number: 5990

Parker 61  - Rainbow Cap

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Medium nib, Capillary fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Black with Rainbow Cap
c1964

£140.00
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The Parker “61” was launched in the U.S.A.1956 and in 1964 in the U.K. It sold with a range of cap designs that included this, the more rare “Rainbow” Rolled Gold overlay, normally with a solid colour barrel – in this case black. The “61”, with its stylish rolled gold arrow inset into the pen shell, pointing the way to the nib, is quite distinctive and rather elegant. The cap carries the “61” emblem and the text “Parker Made in England. The nib has a smooth medium point. Both cap and barrel have the Parker “pearlised” ends. On unscrewing the barrel you will find the Parker capillary filling mechanism. This is immersed into the ink bottle to draw the ink into the filler by capillary attraction. This means that the pen can be filled without immersing the nib. Parker advertised it as “the pen that fills itself”. It is a reliable and clean filling method. It does depend upon the owner using the pen on a regular basis, and refilling it, so preventing ink drying in the capillary filler. This stylish vintage fountain pen measures 13.6cm with cap on and 14.4cm with cap on barrel end. Condition is good with some minor age wear as you will see from the montage. This is a distinctive and elegant vintage fountain pen with a quite rare cap finish. It will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection. It will also provide good service as an everyday writer. 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.

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Parker 75 Fine Barley - 20 microns

Stock number: 5961

Parker 75 Fine Barley - 20 microns

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Medium to Broad nib, Squeezebox fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: 20 microns gold plated overlay
c1970

£175.00
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This exceptionally popular fountain pen range was launched by Parker in the USA in 1964 and, in its various finishes, was produced for the next thirty years. Parker called it the “75” following on from their usage of numbers to denote models which restarted with the “51”. This particular example was manufactured in the Parker factory in France and is in a pattern Parker called Grain d’Orge – or Fine Barley. It is an early example with flat cap and barrel ends, marked 20 microns on the cap lip and dates from around 1970. This earlier model is heavier at 26g (the later models weigh around 21g). You will note the ridged area between the nib and the barrel which is designed to increase the writer’s grip. The nib states “Parker 585 France”. The feed has “B” on the reverse denoting a broad point but to me it writes more as a medium to broad. The section threads are plastic. It can be filled either by using the squeezebox filler unit that is in place or by inserting a Parker ink cartridge. Condition is good with only minor age wear. The finish is not as bright as in the montage. It measures 128mm with cap on and 144mm with cap on barrel end. It is a good weight in the hand and the cap has a comforting click when replacing it on the barrel. An attractive and substantial fountain pen it is suitable for everyday use, if you prefer a medium to broad nib point, or to add to a vintage fountain pen collection as a good example of its model. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge at checkout.

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Parker 75 Grain d'Orge - Fine Barley

Stock number: 5686

Parker 75 Grain d'Orge - Fine Barley

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Fine nib, Squeezebox fill system.
Condition: Very Good
Colour: Gold plate over brass
c1983

£135.00
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This squeezebox fill exceptionally popular fountain pen was launched by Parker in the USA in 1964 and, in its various finishes, was produced for the next thirty years. Parker called it the “75” following on from their usage of numbers to denote models which restarted with the “51”. This particular example was manufactured in the Parker factory in France and is in a pattern Parker called Grain d’Orge – or Fine Barley which is on gold plate over a brass base. It dates from c1983. Around the lip of the cap are the words “Parker Made in France LE” and the Parker logo. You will note the ridged area between the nib and the barrel which is designed to increase the writer’s grip. The nib states “Parker 75cm France”. The feed has “F” on the reverse denoting a fine point and this is in fact the case. The section threads are plastic and the top of the cap and end of the barrel are dished. It can be filled either by using the squeezebox fill that is in place or by inserting a Parker ink cartridge. Condition is very good with only minor age wear. It measures 127mm with cap on and 144mm with cap on barrel end. It is a pleasing weight in the hand (21g) and the cap has a comforting click when replacing it on the barrel. An attractive and substantial fountain pen it is suitable for everyday use, if you prefer a fine nib point, or to add to a vintage fountain pen collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. A gift box is available free of charge at checkout.

 

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Parker 61 Pen and Pencil Set - Classic Grey

Stock number: 5806

Parker 61 Pen and Pencil Set - Classic Grey

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Medium nib, Capillary fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Classic Grey with Lustraloy Cap
c1966

£155.00
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The Parker “61” was launched in the U.S.A.1956 and in 1964 in the U.K. with Parker proudly announcing its revolutionary filling system. The “61” with its stylish arrow inset into the pen nib shell, pointing the way to the nib, is quite distinctive and rather elegant. This particular example has a classic grey finish with lustraloy caps and the Parker grey “jewel” on the cap crown and barrel end. The matching Parker rotary pencil also carries the cap “jewel” and they come in the original Parker presentation box. The nib has a smooth medium point. The cap text states “Parker Made in England” and carries the Parker logo. The fountain pen measures 135mm with cap on and 144mm with cap on barrel end. The pencil measures 128mm. On unscrewing the barrel you will find the Parker capillary filling mechanism. This exposes the filler unit (illustrated in the montage) which is immersed in the ink bottle to draw the ink into the filler by capillary attraction. This means that the pen can be filled without immersing the nib end. Whilst at the time a number of owners found this filling method unsatisfactory in the longer term, it was simply because it depended upon the owner to use the pen on a regular basis, and refill it, so preventing ink drying in the capillary filler. Used correctly it is a reliable and clean filling method. The Parker “61” has a distinctive and elegant design and this set will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection. They will also provide good service as everyday writers. 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. You may choose your method of payment at checkout.

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Desktop Item: Carltonware for Onoto - Birds in Flight Desk Pen Holder

Stock number: 9311

Desk Pen Holder Carltonware for Onoto - Birds in Flight

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Condition: Very Good

£285.00
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This “Carltonware for Onoto” desk pen holder was made in England c1930 to fashionably accommodate the fountain pens of the period, however it will also take more modern fountain pens. It’s function is to hold the pen upright without its cap in the central tulip. The owner can then simply pick up the pen and write whilst at their desk and replace the cap and clip the pen into their pocket when they leave the office/home. It incorporates an integral dished tray for holding the cap and a curved area to accommodate an ink bottle. You will see from the montage that the attractive design is a chinoiserie enamel decoration of birds in flight on a dark red field with a gilt outline. Condition is very good, the Carltonware branding is still crisp. Along the rear edge is the Onoto logo. This is the first Onoto one I have seen. It measures 15mm x 9mm (6 x 3 1/2 inches). These Carltonware desk pen holders are rare to come to market, particularly in this condition.


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