OTHER ENGLISH PENS
(all in FULL working order, unless otherwise stated)
(Condition Scale: F = Fair. G = Good. VG = Very Good. EX = Excellent)

(Updated 4th November, 2018)

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MENTMORE pens were made in Hackney, East London, UK, between the 1920's and the mid 1950's.
They are attractive, exceptionally well-made, and were deservedly very popular,
especially between 1946 and the mid 1950's.
Mentmore also manufactured for several other distributors
and they, themselves, also used the brand name of Spot.

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(Condition Scale: F = Fair. G = Good. VG = Very Good. EX = Excellent).

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A one-off opportunity for the Mentmore collector !
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Mentmore stand
An exceedingly RARE original MENTMORE wooden display stand,

complete with 6 handsome, colourful and fully restored
lever-filling MENTMORE pens
,
Click HERE to see the reverse side of the stand
Mentmore stand (i)
All nibs are original, and the trim on each pen is gold-plated
Click HERE to see a closer picture of the nibs.

Price of the stand ALONE (no pens included) - £90

Price of each individual pen - £60

Price of the stand PLUS all 6 pens - £300

Our
ref.
Model
Colour
Year
Condition
Price

PME 13

 

The later lever-fill version of the AUTO-FLOW, with the sword-like gold-plated clip
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
pme13
with original MEDIUM nib -
click
HERE for a picture of the nib
pme13(i)
Blue marble c.1941 EX - apart from the fact that the cap-band does not seem to have been gold-plated (the plating on the filler lever and the clip is in superb unmarked condition) £65


ME 98

 

Mentmore SUPREME (button filler)
(click on the image below for a larger picture)
me98
with original MEDIUM/BROAD semi-flexible nib
Black with Nickel-plated trim mid 1940's VG/EX £45


PME
15

 

 

MINT, boxed, complete with paper-work, and the first of the streamline pens to be introduced - made in a single colour (the only material available diuring the war)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
pme15
with original MEDIUM nib - click HERE for a picture of the nib
pme15(i)
Deep Maroon, with nickel-plated trim c.1942

Pen: MINT

Box: EX - complete with its colour-code sticker

£70


PME
14

 

 

Streamlined, handsome, and boxed, complete with paper-work - together with the Celeste, this (the Paramount) was Mentmore's final model
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
pme14
with original FINE nib (Mentmore's own description) -
click HERE for a picture of the nib
pme14(i)
Blue marble c.1952

Pen: EX

Box: EX - apart from one small blemish on the lid - and it has its original colour-code sticker still attached

£70


Probably manufactured by Langs of Liverpool -
This is the lever-filling REDIPEN No.2
World War 2 (Black chased vulcanite)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Redipen
Gold-plated trim - and complete with
original semi-flexible MEDIUM 14 carat warranted gold nib

click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
redipen(i)
Some slight loss of colour on barrel and cap -
see photo above

£48
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Really unusual - and old !!
If the barrel engraving is to be believed
("MADE IN ENGLAND")
this is by far the oldest pen we have offered
on this page - an antique !
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Champion pen
Try as we might, we cannot (yet) un-earth the name of the
manufacturer - any help/advice about this would be very welcome.
Champion pen (i)
Black chased vulcanite (cap over nib is not chased)
- probably c.1914 - full working order - and with
what we think is its original flexible MEDIUM
warranted 14 carat gold nib
click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib

£100
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But this one is even older - c.1910....
a chunky and early barley-patterned vulcanite
ONOTO THE PEN -
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
OnotoBCHR
Restored to full working order, and with
original MEDIUM nib, with under -and-over feed.

click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
OnotoBCHR(i)

£135
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Delicate, slim and lady-sized -
this is THE GOLDEN COCKEREL No.31 pen
possibly manufactured for
Burge, Warren and Ridgley

(? by the Onoto Pen Company or Mabie, Todd)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
GGolden Cockerel
Handsome chased Vulcanite, in excellent condition,
with bright gold-plated trim.

Golden Cockerel (i)

with original Burge, Warren and Ridgley 14 carat flexible FINE nib
click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib

£48

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This might also have been on the Burnham page
CHATSWORTH pens were made by the Burnham Pen Company,
especially for Boots, the chemists (click
HERE to see the clip of this pen)
and they don't often turn up for sale with their original box with the wording
Guaranteed by Boots Stationery Department.
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Boxed Chatsworth pen (i)
Complete with original semi-flexible MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib
click
HERE for a picture of the nib
Boxed Chatwsorth pen

£55

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NATIONAL SECURITY
(Updated 13th January, 2017)

National Security and Rosemary were the brand names of pens made for British Carbon
Papers of Farringdon, in the City of London.
During the 1920's/30's the manufacturers were Henry Stark, Son & Hamilton,
also registered at the same Farringdon address.


Rosemary ("That's for Remembrance") pens had been established in the early to mid 1920's,
and are now scarce and very desirable collector's items.

The National Security pens here date from the late 1930's to the mid 1940's
and are delightful examples of traditional pen-craftsmanship,
as well as being attractive items both to collect and use.

Our
ref.
Model
Colour
Year
Condition
Price

NS 107

 

One of the rarer NATIONAL SECURITY models, complete with original box and paperwork
(with MEDIUM warranted semi-flexible 14 carat gold nib, which we think is a replacement)
sold

Green & Black marble, with transparent section on the barrel c.1939

Pen: EX

Box: well worn on outside, but coimpletely intact

£55

NS 108

 

A longer lever filler in a sturdy and desirable National Security presentation box
(with original MEDIUM warranted semi-flexible 14 carat gold nib)

sold

Green & Black marble c.1939

Pen: slightestdeformation in the shape of the barrel.

Replacement gold-plated clip, marked Bantam

Box: VG, and sturdy

£50

 

NS 105

 

At first glance, this could well be a LADY PARKER Duofold from the early 1930's - but you'd be wrong. It is clearly engraved NATIONAL SECURITY English Manufacture
(with MEDIUM warranted flexible 14 carat gold nib)

sold

Jade with gold plated trim c.1936 EX 65


 

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