(this page updated 8th January, 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.


All are in working order - unless noted

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Model Colour
Year
Condition
Price




RBU
134

 

 

 

 

Oh so rare, and a pattern which is hardly ever seen in these pens. When and where will you find another ?

This stunning pen and pencil set is delightful, and comes in its original rexine covered wooden Burnham box.

You might have seen the pen before, but we're almost certain this is the first time you'll have seen the matching pencil

Click HERE for a close-up of the barrel inscription

rbu134(ii)
Orange and Brown ripple effect
(click on the images above & below for larger pictures)
rbu134
(pen has semi-flexible MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu134(i)

c.1933

Pen & Pencil: EX

Box: Good for its age, though some minor signs of wear

£145


RBU
146

 

 

A rare and quite early pen and pencil set. A medium-sized chunky button-filling pen and similar pencil.
Pen is engraved The Burnham, British make

In an attractive Burnham period box

Mottled Red and Black
(click on the images above & below for larger pictures)
rbu146
(pen has FINE semi-flexible nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu146(i)
c.1934

Pen - EX

Pencil: Some very slight plating wear on clip

Box - VG/EX

£110



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 we've never before 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
88

 

Very handsome, and very L-O-N-G - and rare !.

This button-filling pen is simply engraved The Burnham


Deep Burgundy and Black marble

(with original flexible MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib)

sold

c.1935 EX - the tiniest hint of plating wear on one of the cap bands £80

RBU
87

 

Beautiful ! In striking and typical colours from the art-deco period

An elegant and slim pen, simply engraved The Burnham


Green, Silver and Gold dashes and splashes

(with original FINE/ MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib)

sold

c.1936 EX - virtually MINT £80
RBU
123
A rare colour ! Red Moiré is not often seen in Burnham pens and this No.50 is very handsome, and set of with gold-plating of unusally good quality

Red Moiré

(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib)

sold

c.1937 EX £80
RBU
113
MINT, BOXED, SHOP-STICKERED,
BIG, SUPERB - just a few words to describe this stunning top-of-the range No.60 is in the same condition in which it left the factory all those years ago

Silver and Black marble (BUTTON FILLER)


(with original LARGE flexible BROAD 14 carat gold nib)

 

sold

c.1938

MINT

Box is almost certainly not the original

£125



BU
353

 

 

An interesting LONG and early-style Burnham - could this be what they called 208F ?

Gothic B (for Burnham) engraved at the top of the clip

Black
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
bu353
(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib)
bu353(i)
c.1938 VG - some very slight swelling of the aperture around the lever £50




RBU
125

 

 

 

Anything Parker can do, we (Burnham), can do as well !

And here's proof of that in this superb Golden pearl/Black veins LONG button-filler - another RARE pen !

Golden Pearl marble with Black veins


(with FINE semi-flexible warranted 14 carat gold nib)

 

sold


c.1937 EX - noting slight discoloration over years of use £90




BU
354

 

 

B 48 Forest colours - Green and Gold marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
bu354
(with original B48 MEDIUM plated nib - screw-in unit which means that the nib can easily be replaced)
bu354(i)
c.1956 EX £48



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)
BU
351
Top-of-the-range here - the handsome streamline-style No.60 - complete with the iconic early-style B on the clip screw

Black

(with original FINE 14 carat gold nib)

sold

c.1952 EX £60


 

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