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- Silver Wedding - Line and Dot

Stock number: 6002

 - Silver Wedding - Line and Dot

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Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Sterling Silver Overlay
1929

£320.00
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This silver wedding vintage fountain pen follows a tradition dating back to the Roman times where husbands crowned their wives with a wreath made of silver on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Here we have the “modern day” equivalent of a Waterman sterling silver overlay fountain pen hallmarked London 1930. The inscription reads “RDW to MMW Aug.17th 1905-1930”. Given these dates, this pen (and its owner) must have seen some difficult, and some joyous, times. The sterling silver overlay is on a hard rubber base, as was the custom at the time. It is a long and elegant clipless model (measuring 170mm with cap on barrel end and 137mm with cap on) in an attractive pattern Waterman called “Line and Dot”. Impressed in the hard rubber area at the bottom of the barrel are the words “Waterman’s Reg.U.S. Pat.Off. Made in U.S.A.”. It was quite common for the hard rubber pens to be imported from the U.S.A. and overlaid by U.K. silversmiths following Waterman’s designs. The smooth medium Waterman nib states “Waterman’s 14ct England 2A”. This is therefore a replacement nib as often happens with pens of this age. Condition is good with some general age wear and, as you will see in the montage, some age variation in the colour of the hard rubber. This is reflected in the price. Its weight is 22grams. This attractive and elegant vintage fountain pen from a good “stable” is evocative of its era and a celebration of a long and happy union. It will serve well as an everyday writer and will also sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced by Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. 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. A currency converter is provided.

 
 


452 v Sterling Silver Basketweave

Stock number: 5773

 452 v Sterling Silver  Basketweave

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Fine to Medium nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Sterling Silver Overlay
c1930

£185.00
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Price: £185.00
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Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
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This delightful lever filling Waterman sterling silver overlay vintage pen was made in America around 1930. The overlay pattern is termed "Basketweave". In common with the fashion at the time it has a ring on the top of the cap rather than a clip. It was designed to take a ribbon or chain through the cap ring, which enabled ladies to wear it around the neck or a gentleman to hang it from a watch chain. It has the Waterman branding on the lip of the pen cap. The model number 452½v is on the bottom of the barrel – it follows the Waterman numbering of 4 = sterling silver, 52½ = slender size and lever fill and “v” = short length. The Waterman "Ideal" lozenge is on the lever and the personalization lozenge is clear. Condition is good with some minor age wear and a couple of small dings at the bottom of the pen barrel where the cap sits when writing. The fine to medium point Waterman nib has some flex and it is a pleasure to use. It measures 95mm with cap on and 130mm with cap on barrel end. A short but exceptional vintage fountain pen suitable to either add to a collection or to use everyday. 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 are also able to select your payment method.

 


Rose-Ripple 9ct Gold - Line and Dot

Stock number: 5677

 Rose-Ripple 9ct Gold - Line and Dot

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Medium to Slightly Broad nib, Lever fill system.
Condition: Good
Colour: Rose-Ripple 9ct Gold Overlay
1923

£575.00
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Price: £575.00
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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
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This substantial vintage fountain pen was made by Waterman in the 1920’s. The 9ct gold overlay on hard rubber is in a rare and attractive pattern called “Line and Dot”. The added attraction of this particular example is that the gold is overlaid on a hard rubber in a pattern Waterman called “Ripple” in a colour they termed “Ripple Rose”. It is this combination of 9ct overlay line and dot pattern on Ripple-Rose which makes it an exceptionally rare example. Until this time vulcanized rubber was only available in black but Waterman perfected a method of incorporating a colour. The range included  “Ripple Blue-Green, “Ripple Olive” and this the “Ripple-Rose”. Waterman advertisements of the period stated “Nothing so beautiful in pens has ever been produced before” . The cap has a Waterman ball ended “Clip Cap” of the period. The barrel gold markings state“FDW 9 375” (rubbed) and hallmark for London 1923. FDW stands for Frank D. Waterman. His uncle, Lewis E. Waterman, was the founder of Waterman in 1888 - it was his nephew Frank who became the company ambassador abroad. He was entrusted with the distribution of Waterman pens in England via the London stationer L.G. Sloane. Normally you would find more markings around the smooth tapered area at the bottom of the barrel but these have been smoothed off over time. The medium flexible nib writes a wet line and states “Waterman’s Ideal REg.U.S. PAT. OFF. 2 Made in U.S.A.”. Condition is good with a minor ding on the crown of the cap. It is also worth noting, as you will see from the montage, that the personalization lozenge is engraved with the initials “FCP” – this is reflected in the price. Its weight is 26grams and it measures 140mm with cap on and 173mm with cap on barrel end. This is a rare and exceptional vintage fountain pen, evocative of its era of style and elegance and it will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection. It is also suitable to use everyday. 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 are also able to select your payment method.


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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