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(this page updated 20th May, 2022)

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
401

 

What's this then ?

2 Parker Big-Reds on the Burnham page ?

NO - the top one is a Parker Big-Red and the lower one is a rare as hen's teeth Parker look-alike - and who knows, may even have been made by Parker for Burnham (it has a Parker blind cap and clip-screw - AND a Parker nib - but that might well be a later addition).

rbu401
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu401(i)
(with what could well be a later large MEDIUM PARKER arrow nib.
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
rbu401(ii)
c.1934

EX - the slighest wear to the barrel inscription

YOU WON'T FIND ANOTHER ONE OF THESE !

£175
RBU 502

When we advertised a similar ballpen for sale earlier in the year, we were assured that only two were known to exist.

Well, here is the 2nd, and it's the gift for that person who so far has everything - but not, so far, a chunky, large, 925 STERLING SILVER ball pen like this - in great condition, and probably never to be seen again.

It may not even have been made for sale, and might have been a special gift to important customers.

(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu502
925 Sterling Silver - marked on the barrel.
It has exactly the same wavy line patterning
with blank cartouche as the previous one,.
Click HERE to see the engraved patterning.

To give you an idea of the size of the pen, here it is, photographed with a Parker 51

rbu502(ii)

Chunky, heavy, and very desirable.

? early 1950's VG/EX - two tiny dings on the upper part of the pen £210







RBU
402

 

 

 

 

 

A very pretty and desirable Dinkie-size set in a rare colour.

(You won't find another set like this anywhere else)!

rbu402
Silver, Gold, and Black marble
(click on the images above & below for larger pictures)
rbu402
(pen has original semi-flexible MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
rbu402(i)

c.1934

Pen and pencil - MINT

Box has a few small marks - nothing too obvious

£130









BU
380

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is another rare and early Dinkie-size pen and pencil set in a rare patterning, and in a handsome early Burnham box.

(Again, you won't find another set like this anywhere else)!

bu380(ii)
Orange and Brown marble
(click on the images above & below for larger pictures)
bu380
(pen has original flexible FINE 14 carat gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
bu380(i)

c.1933

Pen and pencil - MINT

Box also near mint - a few tiny signs of previous storage

£140












BU
376

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And another rare and early Dinkie-size pen and pencil set in its original Burnham box.

In lovely condition.

bu376
Mottled Orange and Brown
(click on the images above & below for larger pictures)
bu376
(pen has original flexible FINE 14 carat gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
bu376(i)

c.1933

EX

£110

 

BU
375

 

A lovely and rare Dinkie size pen, complete with the BP (Burnham Pens) engraving on the filler-lever.

We've never seen another like this - anywhere.

Lapis - Light Blue on dark Blue
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
bu375
(with original MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
bu375(i)
c.1934 EX £100

 

BU
377

 

VERY PRETTY ! - and at first glance it could be a Conway Stewart Dinkie.

But it's not, and again, the lever bears the initials BP (Burnham Pens) - click HERE to see those initials.

Oh so rare !

Shades of Light Green with some Turquoise flecks
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
bu377
(with warranted MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
bu377(i)
c.1932 EX £110



BU 381

 

An unusual Burnham pencil - in great condition and in full working order (no barrel engraving) bu381
(click on the images for larger pictures)
bu381(i)
c.1938 EX £35



BU 379

 

A really nice slim mid-sized pen (no barrel engraving) in unusual Green and Black 'flame' Green and Black 'flame' patterning
(click on the images for larger pictures)
bu379
(with original flexible MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib

bu379(i)
c.1939 VG £50




RBU
33

 

 

RESERVED

Boxed and in an unusual colour - and with a glass nib.

Barrel engraved -The Burnham, British Make.

Brown and Gold mottled
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu33
(with original glass nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
rbu33(i)
c.1938 VG £65



RBU
149

 

 

 

And another boxed set - from around the same period - this time with a lady-sized slim and attractive twin-banded pen

There is no barrel inscription on the pen, though it may have been worn away

Subtle shades of Blue marble (gold-plated trim)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu149
(pen has original semi-flexible MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu149(i)
c.1939 VG/EX £90


BU
366

 

No.46 - UNUSUAL - with a GLASS nib !

AND - it's boxed and MINT

Black
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
bu366
(with original FINE glass nib
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
bu366(i)
c.1949 MINT - with original shop-sticker and box £85



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
369

 

 

No. 55

Black, with original 'teardrop' clip
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
bu369
(with original MEDIUM/FINE nib
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
bu369(i)
c.1944 VG/EX £55


BU
373

 

A really rare, large and handsome pencil - chunky, impressive and ready to use


Black, with Orange top

sold

c.1940 EX £45


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