(this page updated 19th April, 2019)

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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Our
ref.
Model Colour
Year
Condition
Price


RBU
97

new

 

 

The earliest Burnham we have ever seen - and a previously uncatalogued barrel inscription - click HERE for image.

L-O-N-G, slim, with nickel-plated filler lever

 

Black chased vulcanite (hard rubber)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu97(i)
(with later MEDIUM/FINE gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
please NOTE - this pen originally had a steel nib, and if desired, we should be able to find one to fit it.
rbu97
c.1926 VG/EX

£60


BU
362

new

 

 

Another early rarity - this time "THE CHATSWORTH PEN" was manufactured by Burnham for sale in the branches of BOOTS, THE CHEMIST - click HERE for a picture of the barrel inscription.

L-O-N-G, slim, with unusual shaped nickel-plated filler lever

 

Black chased vulcanite (hard rubber)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
bu362
(with original early MEDIUM/FINE flexible 14 carat gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
bu362(i)
c.1926 VG - would have been EX apart from the fact that the cap (definitely the original) does not stay posted

£48


BU 361

new

 

 

And here is another unusual CHATSWORTH in superb near-mint condition

see HERE for barrel inscription

 

Black chased vulcanite (hard rubber)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
bu361
(with original MEDIUM flexible early gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
bu361(i)
c.1926 EX - virtually mint

£65



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
81

new

A pretty LADY-SIZE pen Shades of Blue marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu81
(with original semi-flexible FINE/MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib

rbu81(i)
c.1936 VG - clip is from a later period £50


RBU
108

 

 

L-O-N-G and slim handsome triple banded button-filler

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Make

Green marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu108
(with original flexible MEDIUM/FINE gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
rbu108(i)
c.1936 EX £70





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)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
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)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
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
117

 

 

 

A No.55 lever-filler in the unusual patterning of Green 'flame' (a material also used by Conway Stewart)

Green 'flame' (Green & Black patterning)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu117
(with original FINE/MEDIUM gold nib)
Click HERE and HEREfor pictures of the nib
rbu117
c.1938

 

VG/EX

Barrel inscription slightly worn - otherwise this is a superb example

£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
360

new

No.46 - UNUSUAL - with a GLASS nib ! Red
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
bu360(i)
(with original MEDIUM/FINE glass nib
Click HERE and HEREfor pictures of the nib
bu360
c.1949 EX £55



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)

RBU
161

 

 

A handsome full-size pen and pencil set, in an unusual and sturdy period Burnham box

Pen is a B 48
(the nibs in this model are interchangeable, so please enquire about a different point if MEDIUM is not to your taste)

Silver, Gold and Black marble
(click on the image below for a larger picture)
rbu161
(pen has original MEDIUM B48 plated nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu161
c.1955 EX £85


 

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