OTHER ENGLISH PENS
(all in FULL working order, unless otherwise stated)
(Condition Scale: F = Fair. G = Good. VG = Very Good. EX = Excellent)

(Updated 15th November, 2017)

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MENTMORE pens were made in Hackney, East London, UK, between the 1920's and the mid 1950's.
They are attractive, exceptionally well-made, and were deservedly very popular,
especially between 1946 and the mid 1950's.
Mentmore also manufactured for several other distributors
and they, themselves, also used the brand name of Spot.

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(Condition Scale: F = Fair. G = Good. VG = Very Good. EX = Excellent).

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Our
ref.
Model
Colour
Year
Condition
Price


ME 113

 

Mentmore AUTO-FLOW (button filler)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me113(i)
with original semi-flexible MEDIUM nib
me113
Silvery Olive Green & Black marble Late 1930's/early 1940's EX- a tiny darkening to the colour on the barrel £55



ME 118

 

 

A rarer Mentmore IMPERIAL (button filler)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me118
with original MEDIUM nib
me118(i)

Silver & Black marble, with Red splashes

Chrome-plated trim

Late 1930's VG/EX £55


ME 98

 

Mentmore SUPREME (button filler)
(click on the image below for a larger picture)
me98
with original MEDIUM/BROAD semi-flexible nib
Black with Nickel-plated trim mid 1940's VG/EX £45

ME 117

 

Boxed, MINT, and exactly as it left the factory all those years ago !
A Mentmore SUPREME, complete with Guarantee and price-sticker for 13/6d (including tax !)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me117
with original MEDIUM/FINE nib
me117(i)
Grey, with Nickel-plated trim mid to late 1940's MINT £75

We don't see Silver pens very often,
but here's one, in wonderful condition,
fully hallmarked for 1933, with the overlay
by William John Ayres of Clerkenwell

(click HERE for picture)
(Click on the images below for larger pictures)
English Silver pen
from the style of manufacture, it would well have been a product of the
De la Rue (Onoto) company
, but whoever made it,
it is a really nice example, with a blank cartouche and retaining thread
for the cap at the end of the barrel, similar to the Conway Stewart Scribe 330.

English Silver pen (i)
Fully serviced, and with a semi-flexible MEDIUM
14 carat gold warranted nib
(click here for picture)

this is a lovely pen that anyone would be proud to own

£110

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Handsome, early, and rare !,
An ONOTO 6000 Piston-filler - as illustrated
on page 75 in Steve Hull's Onoto book -
complete with two 18 carat gold bands
around the barrel (click here for picture)

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Onoto6000(i)
Fully serviced, and with a nice semi-flexible MEDIUM stub-nib (click here for picture)
this is a real gem, either for user or collector, and you'll be
hard put to it to find another out there for sale
Onoto6000(i)

£115

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An interesting boxed Red-ripple pen,
specially made for TYPHOO TEA -
probably dating from the early 1930's

Manufacturer not specified, but our guess is
that is was made by Mabie, Todd & Co., - the
likeness to SWAN pens of that period is very noticeable

The box is absolutely original, though one end of the lid
is missing. It does not affect the safety of the pen in the box.
with what we think is its original nicely flexible MEDIUM
warranted 14 carat
gold nib - probably by Perry's of Birmingham


SOLD !

£50

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A very pretty ENGLISH set -
pen and pencil in excellent condition

(Click on the images below for larger pictures)
Unique set
Manufactured in the mid to late 1940's by
The UNIQUE Pen Company, of South London,
this is the top of the range - engraved
UNIQUE DE LUXE

The real leather pouch is not original, but is cosmetically perfect
on the exterior, though, as you can see, there is some deterioration
on the interior lining
Unique set (i)
with its original MEDIUM 14 carat UNIQUE gold nib
Click HERE for a picture of the nib

This is a very nice set, and one that we see all too rarely

£70


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Attractive, and dating from c.1936

SOLD !

An ONOTO Rolled gold No.5129 -
a handsome and rare mid-size pen, with plunger filler
and blank cartouche
with its original MEDIUM/OBLIQUE nib
This pen is in really nice condition (better than it looks in the
photographs), with the very smallest sign of wear to the Rolled Gold casing

£95

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An interesting and MINT SELSDON
Gold & Black marble pen and pencil set,
in its original box, and with original shop-stickers

(Click on the images below for larger pictures)
Selsdon set
Little is known about this manufacturer, though the name may
have been taken from Selsdon, on the outskirts of Croydon
(where Burnham pens were manufactured), and could it be that
Selsdon pens were the product of ex-employees of the Burnham Pen Company ?
Selsdon set (box)
Both pen and pencil have rolled gold clips,
and the pen has its original MEDIUM semi-flexible plated nib


65

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NATIONAL SECURITY
(Updated 13th January, 2017)

National Security and Rosemary were the brand names of pens made for British Carbon
Papers of Farringdon, in the City of London.
During the 1920's/30's the manufacturers were Henry Stark, Son & Hamilton,
also registered at the same Farringdon address.


Rosemary ("That's for Remembrance") pens had been established in the early to mid 1920's,
and are now scarce and very desirable collector's items.

The National Security pens here date from the late 1930's to the mid 1940's
and are delightful examples of traditional pen-craftsmanship,
as well as being attractive items both to collect and use.

Our
ref.
Model
Colour
Year
Condition
Price

 

NS 105

 

At first glance, this could well be a LADY PARKER Duofold from the early 1930's - but you'd be wrong. It is clearly engraved NATIONAL SECURITY English Manufacture
(with MEDIUM warranted flexible 14 carat gold nib)

sold

Jade with gold plated trim c.1936 EX 65


 

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