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Omas Pagliero Plevonia Vintage Fountain Pen

This 1935 Omas Pagliero is a Plevonia button filler in Khaki Green Laminated (Parker Vacumatic look-a-like), set off with Black ends. Pagliero was founded 1917 in Settimo Torinese, Italy and made buttons and other celluloid items. Their fountain pen production started in the mid-1920s. By the 30s they produced only pens. This Plevonia was almost certainly made by Omas for Pagliero, as it is a design match in every way to other Omas pens of …

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Hutcheon #4 Vintage Fountain Pen

This vintage fountain pen is a 1925 Hutcheon in a #4 size – it is a lever-filler in Red Mottled Hard Rubber. Hutcheon was founded around 1915 in Brooklyn, NY to manufacture mechanical pencils and fountain pens. One brother, Alfred, had worked for Mabie Todd (NYC) for almost 20 years, so it is no surprise that Hutcheon pens and mechanical pencils are Mabie Todd look-a-likes. This example has a wonderful barrel imprint, “Property of NY Telephone …

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Vintage Pen Big Ben Model 6K

Vintage Pen Big Ben Model 6K This is a 1935 Big Ben Model 6K Faceted BF in Green Pearl Web. GFT. Niels Benzion, of the Benzion Trading Company in Copenhagen, worked at Wahl Eversharp in US. When he returned to Denmark he opened an agency to sell Wahl Eversharp pens. Because they sold all they could import (there were strict import quotas), and still had unfilled demand, they started manufacturing button-fill pens in 1933 under …

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Vintage Pen Aurora Etiopia Fountain Pen

Vintage Pen Aurora Etiopia This is a 1936 Aurora Etiopia eyedropper-fill “Trench-Pen” in Ivory Casein. GFT, including the wide “Greek Key” cap band in the center of the two narrower bands. Aurora’s marketed the pen as having been manufactured for Italian military officers who were engaged at the time in the war in Abyssinia (Ethiopia), it was never commercially available in shops and the fact remains that it is a very rare item. The cap …

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Cleto Munari Fountain Pen Collection

Cleto Munari Fountain Pen Collection Born in Gorizia, Italy, Cleto Munari describes himself as a globetrotter, collector, and inventor. He met the prominent Italian architect Carlo Scarpa in the 1970s and, with him, started producing objects in precious metal. In 1985 he set up a workshop-studio for the manufacture of unique objects in collaboration with some of the greatest architects, designers, artists, and writers in the world, among them Mario Botta, Alessandro Mendini, Alvaro Siza …

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Parker 100 Fountain Pen

Parker 100 Fountain Pen This is a 2005 Parker 100 GT cartridge/converter-fill in Cobalt Black. Palladium-plate trim. Titanium Coated Graphite Grey cap. Hooded-nib (medium), reminiscent of the Parker 51. New-old-stock. Mint in original box with papers, outer box and outer sleeve. Converter included. Made only from 2004 to 2007 and becoming very hard to find. Item #115 in Catalog #84.

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Vintage Dip Pen Figural Desk Set

Vintage Dip Pen Figural Desk Set This 1900 Anonymous Dip Pen Figural Desk Set measures 10″ x 5″ x 3/4″ with a grey marble base with beveled front edge and one pen storage groove. The base is adorned with a large figural bird sitting on a tree trunk and an inkwell with a hinged top and porcelain insert. The bird figure and inkwell may be bronze (I don’t know for sure – I can tell …

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Vintage Pen Accessories Dip Pen Inkwell

Vintage Pen Accessories Dip Pen Inkwell This 1890 Anonymous Dip Pen Inkwell is White Alabaster with inlaid blue border. 4 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ x 5/8″. Inkwell with hinged baked enamel blue and white floral pattern and silver edges. Single pen rest groove in front. A few minor flakes. Item #69 in Catalog #84.

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Vintage Pen Aikin-Lambert #2 Capitol Educator

Vintage Pen Aikin-Lambert #2 Capitol Educator This 1918 Aikin-Lambert has an unusual filling mechanism. It is a #2 Capitol Educator Clip-fill (Matchstick-fill) in Black Chased Hard Rubber. Aikin and Lambert, two NYC jewelers, combined around 1965 to make gold pens, introducing fountain pens in the 1880’s. They were bought out by L.E. Waterman in 1915. Here are the filling instructions: “Slide clip down to open end of the cap. Press ball of the clip through …

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Vintage Pen Onoto De La Rue Straight Holder

Vintage Pen Onoto De La Rue Straight Holder This 1909 De La Rue Onoto is a 4 size Straight-holder plunger-fill in BCHR. Early “Patent Pending” model made in the US. De La Rue was founded around 1813, with fountain pen production beginning in 1905 with their “plunger” filling system (while most other pen companies were still selling eyedropper-fill pens). Earliest models, such as this one, were made with both an overfeed and underfeed (the overfeed …

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