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 rare 9ct gold vintage fountain pen forms part of the Parker Vacumatic range. A very successful model, it was launched in 1932 as the “Vacuum Filler”. It was advertised as holding 102% more ink than other pens available at the time. The barrel is used as the ink reservoir rather than an ink sac and this increases the ink capacity. Filled by a then new style vacuum pump mechanism on the barrel end, it was also advertised as “revolutionary in principle and perfectly marvellous in performance”. It became an accepted and reliable filling method. An updated version was later used for the early Parker 51. You will see from the photographs that this second generation model has the subsequent streamlined non-locking metal plunger filling system that can be easily operated with one hand. This 9ct gold example was produced in 1939 when demand for luxury pens was in decline and so is a rare find today. You will note that the gold has a wavy line pattern with a smooth wide cap band and barrel blind cap. The barrel and cap are well hallmarked. It is a heavy vintage fountain pen weighing 27 Grams. It measures 132.75mm with cap on and 154.55mm with cap on barrel end – so a Major Vacumatic size. The fine to medium point nib states “Parker Vacumatic REG TM V 14K”. Condition overall is good. There are minor dings and some wear around the air hole on the cap and some surface wear to the nib (both visible above). The personalization lozenge is clear and there is no engraving on the broad cap band. It is a rare and substantial vintage fountain pen from an excellent manufacturer. 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. A currency converter tool is there to assist if required.
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