(this page updated 21st October, 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

 

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
79

A very pretty and rare colour lady-sized pen, originally meant to hang on a chatelaine or necklace

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Make

Deep Crimson, Silver and Gold marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu79
(with original flexible MEDIUM steel nib)
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rbu79(i)
c.1936 VG/EX - the very slightest hint ofspreading at the lever-box and the plating has mostly worn away on the lever filler £60

RBU
83

Rare - SLIM - and L-O-N-G - and such an unusual pattern as well

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Make

Shades of translucent Green and Off-White (may have been described as Cream by the manufacturers)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu83
(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM nib)
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rbu83(i)
c.1936 EX - the very slightest hint ofspreading at one small area of the lever-box £75





RBU
77

 

 

 

A handsome, rare, and slightly longer than usual lever-filler

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Make

Light and Dark Green marble with Black veins (gold-plated trim)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu77
(with original semi-flexible FINE/MEDIUM nib)
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rbu77(i)
c.1936 VG - slight spreading at the lever-box and some minor plier marks on the section £60



RBU
262

 

 

 

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
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
138

MINT pen and pencil set, in its original period box and complete with original instructions - never seen the light of day for over 80 years !

 

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Make

rbu138(i)
Stippled Gold/Brown with nickel-plated trim
(click on all the images for larger pictures)
rbu138
(pen has original semi-flexible MEDIUM steel nib)
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rbu138(ii)
c.1936 MINT £100



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)
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rbu402
c.1938 VG - barrel inscription worn £50



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)
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rbu149(i)
c.1939 VG/EX £90

RBU
86

Another rare and unusual pattern on a most attractive slim pen

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Make

Shades of translucent Blue contrasted with Gold and Silver marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu86
(with original flexible MEDIUM/BROAD nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
rbu86(i)
c.1939 EX £70

RBU
225

Chunky, handsome, rare, and near-mint button-filler

No barrel inscription except for MADE IN ENGLAND, but it definitely is Burnham, and may actually have been just post-war

Shades of translucent Blue contrasted with Gold and Black
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu225
(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM nib)
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rbu225(i)

c.1939

or

c.1946

EX - near MINT £75



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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