(this page updated 2nd July, 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.


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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
64

new

A large and unusual pencil that was originally part of a set (sadly, the matching pen had a damaged cap) (click on the image below for a larger picture)
rbu64
c.1935 VG/EX

£40



RBU
262

new

 

 

An interesting and slightly longer than usual pre-war Burnham.

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Make

Burgundy and Black marble (gold-plated trim)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu262
(with flexible MEDIUM warranted 14 ct gold nib)
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rbu262(i)
c.1936 VG/EX - the slightest tightness when screwing cap on to barrel £60



RBU
168

new

 

 

Burnhams don't come any better than this - either pen, pencil or box

Superb and attractive top-of-the-range boxed set, in its original colour-coded art-deco box

We guarantee you won't find another like this - anywhere

Barrel inscription on the pen reads The Burnham, British Make

rbu168
Green and Black marble (gold-plated trim)
(click on the images for larger pictures)
rbu168(i)
(pen has its original MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu168(ii)
c.1937 EX £135



RBU
149

new

 

 

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)
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rbu149(i)
c.1939 VG/EX £90

RBU
145

 

 

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
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
402

 

A pretty and quite early button-filler Mauve and Black patterned with nickel-plated trim
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu402
(with original MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu402
c.1938 VG - barrel inscription worn £50

RBU
401

 

Beautiful, slim, and RARE ! - we've not seen this one before.

A delightful button-filler with the top-of-the-range 3 bands on the cap, and two round the barrel

Vibrant Silver and Black patterning (could this be Burnham's version of 'Cracked Ice' ?)


(with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib)


sold


c.1938 EX £100

RBU
70

 

A L-O-N-G and top-of-the range three-handsome pen - with the rarely found configuration of decorative bands round the barrel.

Engraving reads The Burnham (this was in the days before model numbers)

Black



(with original FINE semi-flexible nib)

 

sold


c.1940 EX £100



RBU
150

 

 

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

Deep Cerise stippled, with chrome-plated trim

(with FINE semi-flexible warranted gold nib, which we think is the original)

sold
c.1944 EX £65

PBU
301

 

The ultimate Burnham - art-deco personified !

This is the rarest colour of all, and this is one of the few No.50's in this pattern that we've ever seen. You won't find another out there in the reference pages, or for sale !

Green & Gold marble (gold-plated trim)


(with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib)


sold
c.1945 EX £110



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)
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rbu66(i)
c.1946 VG - some slight plating wear on the cap bands £75



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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