(this page updated 26th May, 2018)

Burnham pens were manufactured in England between the mid-1920's and the mid-1960's
and are now becoming very collectible.
Early Burnhams are quite rare, whilst the 1940's/1950's models come in a
stunning array of different coloured marbles and several different sizes.
By any standards these are worthy pens, and they make very decorative
and useful additions to any collection.


All are in working order - unless noted

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ref.
Model Colour
Year
Condition
Price



RBU
128

 

 

 

 

A most rare and unusual small lady- sized pen and pencil set in the most attractive shade of Yellow with some Cream highlights - a pattern hardly ever seen from this manufacturer

Would make a unique gift to someone special - or yourself. (you won't find another one like these anywhere else)!

rbu128(i)
Yellow, with some Cream highlights
(click on the images above & below for larger pictures)
rbu128
(pen has semi-flexible MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu128(ii)

c.1932

VG/EX - some very slight darkening on pen barrel, from previous use

Box is not the original

£135

RBU
145

new

 

A rare ROYAL find ! - in its original Silver coloured box

For theSilver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary - May, 1935 - and absolutely MINT - exactly as it left the Burnham factory 83 years ago !

A real collectible.

Black, with chrome-plated trim and patriotic Red, White and Blue colouring on cap top
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu145
(with original unused FINE/MEDIUM semi-flexible Burnham stainless steel non-corrosive nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu145(i)
1935

Pen: MINT

Box: original and with a few signs of wear from previous storage

£120

RBU
127

new

 

A very pretty, colourful and early set - delightful colours (click HERE for one view of it)

Barrel inscription on the pen reads The Burnham, British Made

RESERVED
Vibrant Red, Gold and Silver marbling
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu127
(pen has original FINE semi-flexible gold nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu127(i)
A closer view is HERE
c.1935

Pen: EX

Pencil: VG - slight gap between cap and top Gold band

Box: Original colour matched tassel. Well used, but just about intact on the hinge.

£115

RBU
42

 

Rare and early pre-war chunky button-filler in hard-to-find Black and Pearl

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Made

Black and Pearl
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu42
(with MEDIUM semi-flexible nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu42(i)
c.1936 VG - a couple of very small hardly noticeable 'nibbles' on the surface £100


RBU
63

 

 

Could this be Burnham's answer to Parker ?! The resemblance to a Junior Duofold is uncanny. Whatever, it's very handsome.

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Made

Pearl, with Black veins (gold-plated trim)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu63
(with original MEDIUM Warranted gold nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu63(i)
c.1936 VG/EX - noting slight darkening (as most Parkers do !) of the barrel £80



RBU
80

 

 

Very pretty and rare lady-size slim pen, with the added rarity of the blind cap being in the same material as the body of the pen

No barrel inscription - ? worn away

Subtle shades of Green, with a hint of Silver (gold-plated trim)
(click on the image immediately below for a larger picture)
rbu 80
(with later WHS (W.H.Smith & Son Ltd) MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu80(i)
c.1938 VG - slight swelling around the lever aperture £55



RBU
214

 

 

Handsome and rare mottled Red patterning - this is a really impressive pen

Simply engraved The Burnham, British Made

Mottled Red & Black (gold-plated trim)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu214
(with what we think is its original MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu214(i)
c.1938 VG - would have been EX but for small chip out of threads on underside of section end of barrel (click HERE for picture) £55



RBU
107

 

 

Attractive and rare patterning -will you ever see another Burnham button-filler like this ?

Simply engraved The Burnham, British Made

Green & Black marble with Silver highlights
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu107
(with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu107(i)
c.1939 VG - small sealed crack at the section end of the barrel - not noticeable and does not affect the pen in any way £60



RBU
150

 

 

Another attractive and rare button-filler - engraved The Burnham, British Make

Deep Cerise stippled, with chrome-plated trim
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu150
(with FINE semi-flexible warranted gold nib, which we think is the original)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu150(i)
c.1944 EX £65



RBU
37

 

 

And another colour variation of the above - again, engraved The Burnham, British Make

Russett Brown stippled, with chrome-plated trim
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu37
(with MEDIUM warranted gold nib, which we think is the original)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu37(i)
c.1944 EX (inscription on barrel slightly worn) £65



RBU
66

 

 

L-O-N-G triple-banded button-filler - engraved The Burnham, British Make

Green marble (gold-plated trim)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu66
(with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu66(i)
c.1946 VG - some slight plating wear on the cap bands £75



RBU
76

 

 

Another L-O-N-G triple-banded button-filler - the first of the numbered models ! - this one is a No.60

Silver & Black marble (gold-plated trim)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu76
(with original MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu76(i)
c.1946 EX £80

RBU
116

 

The earliest version of the L-O-N-G button-filling No.60, complete with its original Burnham 'tear-drop- clip and handsome single cap-band


Green & Black marble

(with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib)

sold

c.1947 EX £95

RBU
118

 

And this one is earliest version of the lever-filling No.55, in striking Gold and Black, complete with its original Burnham 'tear-drop- clip

Gold and Black patterning
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu118
(with original MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu118(i)
c.1947 EX (barrel inscription slightly worn) £85



BU
353

 

 

An interesting LONG and early-style Burnham - could this be what they called 208F ?

Gothic B (for Burnham) engraved at the top of the clip


Black

(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib)

sold



c.1938 VG - some very slight swelling of the aperture around the lever £50



BU
344

 

No.48 Burgundy marble with Black veins
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
bu344
(with original MEDIUM B 48 plated nib - screw-in unit which means that the nib can be easily replaced))
bu344(i)
c.1953 VG - slightest hint of 'pinching' mid-way down cap.
Slight plating wear on cap band.
40
($75)



BU
343

 

The compact and short No.49 Burgundy marble with Black veins
(click on the image below for a larger picture)
bu343
(with original MEDIUM S 20 plated nib)
c.1953 EX 40
($75)


 

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