(this page updated 3rd August, 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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Our
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
62

 

 

 

An attractive mid-size button-filler (similar in size to a Parker Streamline Junior Duofold - and also very similar in appearance !)

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Make

Gold Pearl with Black veins (gold-plated trim)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu62
(with original semi-flexible FINE/MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE and HEREfor pictures of the nib
rbu62(i)
c.1935 VG/EX - slight hint of plating wear on the edges of the cap bands £70

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

£100





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
168

 

 

 

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
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
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





RBU
82

 

 

 

L - O -N -G (very long, and slim) - the longest Burnham we have ever seen and with a most unusual (and, we think, original) clip

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Make

Shades of Gold marble with Black veins (gold-plated trim)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu82
(with original MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
rbu82(i)
c.1939 EX £88



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)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu66(i)
c.1946 VG - some slight plating wear on the cap bands £75



RBU
98

 

 

Superb quality !
Rolled Gold chevron-patterned, with original Burnham tear-drop clip
(these button-filling pens were specially made for the major pen companies of the day,but rarely now found in this condition)


Rolled Gold

(with original FINE semi-flexible nib)

sold

c.1948 EX £135




RBU
130

 

 

From Gold to Silver !

and this is really rare -

just 1 of 14 ever made

Probably specially manufactured by Dunhill or Cross, and used as presentation items, either to staff or special customers - see the BURNHAM engraving on the barrel by clicking HERE

You won't ever find another !

rbu130
Chased 925 Silver, with a blank space on the cap, which could have been used for engraving
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu130(i)
(with original MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
c.1950 MINT £175



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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