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Probably the most popular English pens and pencils of all time, Conway Stewarts were marketed between 1905 and 1977.
During that time many hundreds of different models were manufactured,in a dazzling array of varying colours, patterns and styles - ranging from the small lever-filler "Dinkies" to the very large button-filler "Duro" pens.

Many of the models featured here date from the period just after the second-world war, when production was re-started with the No.55 and 286 pens. In 1949 the now familiar more 'streamlined' look was introduced with the No.28 and 58 models, and these were soon followed by many others (including 12,14,15, 24,27,60,75,388...)with the now sought-after herringbone patterns being introduced in 1957,and only manufactured for the next three or so years.

Beautifully made, these pens are not just desirable collectors' items - they are also a delight to use.

(Condition Scale: F = Fair. G = Good. VG = Very Good. EX = Excellent).
(All are in working order, unless annotated otherwise)


AN EXCITING BOOK - A GREAT GIFT !
something for every fountain-pen enthusiast
Andy Russell

‘50 Years of the Dinkie’ is a slip-cased limited edition of 100 copies,
only available direct from the author at a cost of £65,
plus postage (payment can be made by bank transfer or Paypal).
Each book is hand-numbered and signed, with a personal dedication if required.
Further details and sample pages can be seen on the English Pen Books website
www.englishpenbooks.co.uk/home/50-years-of-the-dinkie/

To order the book, please e-mail andy@englishpenbooks.co.uk  in the first instance.

To order pens from the list below (or elsewhere on this website),
please e-mail us at Writetime2@aol.com

Our ref.
Model No.
Colour
Year
Condition
Price





CSR 788

 

 

A second slim and attractive No.12 Light & dark Green marble with Gold veins
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr788
(with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr788(i)
c.1959 EX £50





CSH
515

 

 

 

 

One of the more unusual shades of this model

Pen: No.14

Pencil: Nippy No.2

Grey
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csh515
(pen has original MEDIUM nib)
csh515(i)
c.1960

Pen and pencil - EX

 

Box -a few marks from previous use

£80







CSH
280

 

 

 

 

 

Just as it left the factory all those years ago - a No. 5 set, containing:

Pen: No.15

Pencil: Nippy No.3

csh280
Burgundy marble with Black veins
(click on all 3 images for larger pictures)
csh280(i)
(pen has original slightly flexible MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csh280(ii)
c.1958

Pen and pencil - MINT

 

Box: a few small signs of previous storage (tiniest hint of foxing on the inside lining)

£88






CSR 571

 

 

 

No.15

Light/Dark Green marble, with gold-plated trim
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr571
(with original MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
csr571(i)
c.1958 EX £50


CSR 808

 

The pattern they all love ( and want !)

No.24 - Cracked Ice

Black and White marble (a.k.a. Cracked Ice)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr808
(with original MEDIUM OBLIQUE stub nib )
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HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr808(i)
c.1954 EX £265





CSR 360

 

 

No.27

Blue & Black marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr360
(with original firm FINE nib) - could be changed for a MEDIUM point.
csr360(i)
c.1954 VG/EX - two initials of previous owner (P.P) tastefully engraved on the cap band £68





CSR 734

 

 

And here is a 2nd Blue marble No.27 Blue and Black marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr734
(with original MEDIUM nib - some slight flex)
Click
HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr734(i)
c.1955 EX £55



CSR 722

 

And a 3rd Blue marble No.27 Blue and Black marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr722
(with original MEDIUM nib)
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HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr722(i)
c.1955 EX £70








CSR 792

 

 

 

 

 

Boxed set

Pen: No.27

Pencil: No.37

csr792
Black
(click on all the images for larger pictures)
csr792(ii)
(pen has original FINE No 5 nib - with slight flex)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr792(i)
c.1955

Pen: VG/EX

 

Pencil: VG/EX - previous owner's initial H.F.N. embossed (small) in gold

 

Box: VG - only used for sets with a No.27 pen. Small mark on left hand side of top of box (see photo)

£90



CSR 705

 

No.28 Blue and Black marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr705
(with original MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr705(i)
c.1954 EX £55





CSR 786

 

 

Boxed and beautiful !

No.28

Cracked Ice (a.k.a. Black & White marble)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr786
(with original FINE nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr786(i)
c.1954 VG/EX £225



CSR 811

 

This is unusual - a rarely found bandless version of a No. 28, in that rare pattern - Tiger's Eye

(the only one we've ever seen)


Tiger's Eye (a.k.a. Candy Stripe)

(with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib )


sold

c.1955 EX £155

CSR 809

 

A pretty slim and mid-sized No.36

 

Green lined
(with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib )

sold

c.1960 EX £75

CSR 810

 

Another slim and mid-sized No.36

 


Magenta lined
(with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib )

sold

c.1960 EX £75
CSH 900 All that is best about Conway Stewart - a handsome and chunky No.55

Black
(with original firm MEDIUM DURO nib)

sold

c.1947 VG - the tiniest mis-alignment in one spot on the nib - which in no way affects the way it writes £60


CSR
718

 

Another top-of-the-range No.55

The No.55 was the top-of-the range in the immediate post war Conway Stewart production - and still sought after today

Ruby and Black marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr718
(with original MEDIUM DURO nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr718(i)
c.1946 VG/EX £95



CSR
742

 

 

And apart from the incredibly rare reverse Cracked Ice, this completes the whole colour range of the No.55.

These are getting harder and harder to find. and more and more popular with users and collectors !

Green and Black marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr742

(with original MEDIUM DURO No.40 nib)
Click
HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib

csr742(i)
c.1947 VG - hints of plating wear on the lever £85



CSR 727

 

And this one is also a rare and early MARK 1 No.58 pen and pencil (No.33) set

(First introduced in 1949, the Mark 1 model has the model number underneath the inscription).

csr727
(click on all the images for larger pictures)
csr727(i)
(pen has what might be a later semi-flexible MEDIUM DURO 58 nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr727(ii)
c.1950 VG/EX - the tiniest hint of plating wear on the filler-lever of the pen £140




CSR 682

 

 

Another near top-of-the range No.58

(First introduced in 1949, this is the Mark 2 model, with the model number after the inscription).

Blue and Black marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr682
(with original firm FINE nib)
Click HERE & HERE for pictures of the nib
csr682(i)
c.1954 VG £85


CSR 730

 

And yet another No.58

(First introduced in 1949, this is the Mark 2 model, with the model number after the inscription).

Green hatched
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr730
(with original MEDIUM DURO No.58 nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr730(i)
c.1954 EX £95





CSR 736

 

 

 

A handsome boxed set

Pen: No.58

Pencil: No.18

csr736
(click on all the images for larger pictures)
csr736(ii)
(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM DURO 58 nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr736(i)
c.1955 EX £140




CSR 748

 

 

Now we hit the very top-of-the-range with this

EXECUTIVE No.60

Very handsome - the best of the 1950's Conways

Burgundy hatched
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr748
(with original FINE DURO nib)
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HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr748(i)
c.1955 EX £125

 

CSR 781

 

And here is another top-of-the-range EXECUTIVE 60 Silvery Green hatched
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr781
(with original MEDIUM DURO nib)
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HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr781(i)
c.1955 VG/EX £90

 



CSR 797

 

 

And yet another top-of-the-range EXECUTIVE 60 Black
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr797
(with original MEDIUM DURO nib)
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HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr797(i)
c.1955 VG £70


CSR 812

 

And one of the most elusive patterns in the top-of-the-range No. 60 Blue hatched
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr812
(with original MEDIUM DURO nib)
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HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr812(i)
c.1956 VG - some slight plating wear on the clip and the tiniest hint on the cap band £125


CSR 732

 

One of only two Conway Stewart models with the Grecian-style cap-band (the other being the No.22 'Floral').

Marketed as the 'Speedy-Phil' No.74, it first appeared in August 1957, but had a very short life, probably due to the inefficient leverless filling system !

We have converted this to a Parker Aerometric filling system, so now it really does hold a good amount of ink !
csr732
Black
(click on all the images for larger pictures)
csr732(i)
(with original MEDIUM No.5 nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr732(ii)
c.1958 EX £85



CSR 813

 

 

Only ever manufactured in the 3 Herringbone colours and in Black, here is an absolutely original 'Speedy-Phil' No.74, exactly as it first appeared in August 1957.

Original filling mechanism - (a bit stiff to access and not always reliable !)



Red Herringbone


(with original FINE flexible No.5 nib)

 

sold

c.1958 MINT £150



CSR 623

 

 

 

An attractive mid-sized No.84 in a set, complete with its matching No.26 pencil

 

csr623
Mid Blue and dark Blue marble
(click on the images for larger pictures)
csr623(i)
(pen has its with original BROAD semi-flex nib)
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HERE for a picture of the nib
csr623(ii)
c.1956 EX £85




CSR 604

 

 

Black is beautiful - especially in a L-O-N-G No.85L

Black
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr604
(with original FINE nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
csr604(i)
c.1960 EX £58




CSH 869

 

 

Was this Conway Stewart's answer to the Parker 51 ???

A handsome No.87, with Gold-plated lined slip-cap and Pressac filling system

Black - with Gold-plated cap
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csh869
(with original MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csh869(i)
c.1965 MINT £60



CSR 789

 

B-I-G and iconic - the chunky and large No.100

(First manufactured in 1954, the only colour was Black, since British Xylonite could not provide coloured rod of this large diameter)


Black

(with original large BROAD FLEXIBLE nib)


sold

c.1956 VG - barrel inscription worn but still legible £175




CSR 575

 

 

The ever-popular traditional No.286

Burgundy & Black marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr575
(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM/BROAD nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib
csr575(i)
c.1946 VG - some slight plating wear on the filler lever £60



CSR 691

 

and another No.286 Blue and Black marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr691
(with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib)
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HERE for pictures of the nib
csr691(i)
c.1946 VG £60


CSR 733

 

Harking back to the past traditional patterns of pens, Conway Stewart specially produced this model in the early 1950's, to satisfy the demands of those customers who preferred the more traditional style to the then recently introduced streamlined pens

Pen: No. 388

Pencil: No. 33

 

csr733
(click on all the images for larger pictures)
csr733(i)
(pen has its original MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr733(ii)
c.1952

Pen and Pencil: EX

Box: VG/EX (might not have been the original)

£110
CSR 408 And here is just the (388) pen, without a pencil - slim and attractive retro-design Green marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr408
(with original FINE nib)
csr408(i)
c.1952 VG/EX £50


CSR 693

 

One for the more rare numbers department !

A quite early No.470

Black chased vulcanite (hard rubber)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr693
(with original MEDIUM flexible nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr693(i)
c.1934

VG - barrel inscription worn - just about legible.

Clip from a slightly later period. Originally it probably didn't have one.

£50


B 75

 

No.476

(The gold-plated version of the 479, complete with cap-band)

A real quality pen.

Light Green and mid-Green marble, with Black highlights
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Blue 75(i)
(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
Blue 75
c.1936 VG £70



CSH 585

 

 

No.476

(The gold-plated version of the 479, complete with cap-band)

.

Burgundy marble with Black veins
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csh585
(with original MEDIUM nib)
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csh585(i)
c.1939 VG - some slight wear to barrel inscription £60




CSR 787

 

 

 

No.476

(The gold-plated version of the 479, complete with cap-band)

.

Blue marble
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr787
(with original BROAD nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr787(i)
c.1936 VG £50

 



CSR 450

 

 

No.479

Blue marble, with rhodium-plated trim
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr450
(with original MEDIUM/BROAD nib)
Click HERE for a picture of the nib

c.1940 VG - slight colour difference between the cap and barrel £50



CSR 731

 

No.479 Light & dark marble, with rhodium-plated trim
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr731
(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr731(i)
c.1944 EX £50



CSR 679

 

A handsome Black chased No.479 (earlier model, with the ball-ended clip) Black, with chasing
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr679
(with original MEDIUM/BROAD nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr679(i)
c.1944 EX £50







CSR 814

 

 

 

 

 

A rare boxed set - and in a most unusual art-deco style box

Pen: No.496

Pencil: Duro-Point

The No.496 is not often found, and is one of the nicest of the mid 1930's pens

csr814
(click on all the images for larger pictures)
csr814(i)
(with original semi-flexible MEDIUM nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr814(ii)
c.1936

Pen: VG - the slightest bend in the filler lever (does not affect functionality)

Pencil: EX

Box: VG - a small amount of foxing on the internal lining

£130

CSR 661

 

 


Looking for a good home.

Small and part of the 1930's CS history

Boxed set.

Pen: DINKIE No.540

Pencil: Duro-Point 2R

 

csr661
(click on the images above & below for larger pictures)
Deep Cerise and Black marble
csr661(ii)
(pen has its original MEDIUM flexible nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
csr661(i)
c.1938

Box: marked, but completely intact

Pen: barrel slightly mis-shapen

Pencil: EX

A complete set for a very reasonable price !

£50


CSR 704

 

Although you may not believe it, this little Black Dinkie No.540 is RARE !

(Evidently, not so many Black ones were manufactured, and they don't often appear for sale)

Black vulcanite (hard rubber)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
csr704
(with original BROAD semi-flexible nib)
Click HERE and
HERE for pictures of the nib
csr704(i)
c.1940 VG £50

FOOTNOTE: The Conway Stewart Company is now no longer making fountain pens.
The company has gone into liquidation, and their assets have been sold off.

 

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