Conway Stewart 1209 - 18ct Gold Bands
Stock number: 5919
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Medium nib, Lever fill system.
The rare 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. Whether reproduction or not, 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 in the knowledge that its origin may be open to question. I have priced it accordingly. 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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