(this page updated 8th November, 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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ref.
Model Colour
Year
Condition
Price

RBU
114

 

 

FROM OUR OWN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A one-off opportunity to acquire a rare (and almost unique ?) period BURNHAM display card, complete with two fully restored Burnham pens.

We don't think you'll ever find another of these, and in such great condition as well,

      sold
c.1939

Card - EX (old worn elastic has been replaced)

Both pens: EX

£175

RBU
99

 

AND THIS IS SO RARE THAT IT IS VIRTUALLY UNIQUE

Only 2 of these are known to exist - anywhere - a prototpye in the most wonderful translucent shades of Green.

You won't find the other - it's already in a private collection

Stunning shades of Green (light and dark)

 

with original B45 plated nib (removable point which can be unscrewed and replaced with another grade of thickness)


sold

c.1955 MINT £185

RBU
403

 

 

 

One for the Burnham collector.

12 Burnham pencils, all with original clip, all cleaned, restored and in working order -

and in a rare Burnham box

rbu403
(click on the images for larger pictures)
rbu403(i)
We also have 3 more similar empty boxes for sale
rbu403(ii)
c.1950 VG/EX

£15 each,

OR

the whole 12, plus the box for £150



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)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
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
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
405

 

 

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

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Make

Mauve hatched
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu405
(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM/BROAD gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
rbu405(i)
c.1936 VG - some obvious fading of colour on the cap £50


RBU
50

 

 

S-L-I-M and compact mid-size button-filler in a most attractive patterning

Barrel inscription reads The Burnham, British Make

Blue marble with translucent Silver flecks
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
rbu50
(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
rbu50(i)
c.1936 VG - lowest cap band slightly loose, and clip is from a later period £50





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)
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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

RESERVED
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)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu138(ii)
c.1936 MINT £100





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 image immediately below for a larger picture)
rbu117
(with original FINE/MEDIUM gold nib)
Click HERE and HEREfor pictures of the nib
rbu117
c.1938 G/VG - some slight crazing on the barrel and wear at its base £48



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
59

 

 

 

Absolutely no doubt about the date of this one !

For the Queen's Coronation in June 1953, and with the clip engraved with a crown, ER, and the date 1953

Very deep ROYAL Blue
rbu59(i)
(click on the image above & below for larger pictures)
rbu59
(with original flexible MEDIUM gold nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
rbu59(ii)
1953 MINT £68



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



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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