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

(Updated 9th June, 2019)

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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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Our
ref.
Model
Colour
Year
Condition
Price



ME 128

 

A lever-filling AUTO-FLOW
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me128
with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib
click HERE and
HERE for pictures of the nib
me128(i)
Ruby & Black marble c.1940 EX £60




ME 129

 

A button-filling AUTO-FLOW
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me129
with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib
click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib

me129(i)
Dar and Light Blue marble c.1940 EX £60




ME 130

 

 

A handsome lever-filling AUTO-FLOW
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me130(i0
with original MEDIUM nib
click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib

me130
Green & Black marble c.1940 EX £60


ME 120

 

 

The lever-fill MENTMORE DIPLOMA
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me120
with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib -
click
HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
me120(i)
Gold & Black marble - some slight fading (see top photo) c.1940 VG/EX -apart for the colour fading £45

PME 13

 

The 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 124

 

 

One of the rarer solid colour versions of the AUTO-FLOW - different & very attractive !
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me124
with original MEDIUM nib -
click
HERE for a picture of the nib
me124(i0
Red c.1944 EX £58


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
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




ME
127

 

 

 

Another stylish Mentmore PARAMOUNT
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me127
with MEDIUM semi-flexible nib
click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
me127(i)
Blue marble c.1952

EX (no engravings on barrel)

£48

This is a REAL ANTIQUE -
and where it all began for Conway Stewart -
The Improved POST PEN
restored to full working order

SOLD !

VERY RARE ! - c. 1906 - and the invention of
Woodruff Post in the USA, this was the very first
pen to be marketed by Conway Stewart
.
In super condition, with its original nib,
and an an 800 Silver accommodation clip,
these hardly ever turn up for sale,
and are eagerly sought after by many collectors.
You won't find another !

£125
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Probably manufactured by Langs of Liverpool -
This is the lever-filling REDIPEN No.2
World War 2 (Black chased vulcanite)
SOLD !
Gold-plated trim - and complete with
original semi-flexible MEDIUM 14 carat warranted gold nib

Some slight loss of colour on barrel and cap -
see photo above

£48
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Another, probably manufactured
by Langs of Liverpool -

This is the lever-filling STEPHENS No.76
RESERVED
click HERE for a picture of the barrel inscription
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Stephens Blue marble
This is a post-war utility model, probably for school use,
with nickel-plated trim and a FINE/MEDIUM steel nib
(click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib)
Stephens Blue marble

£45

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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 !

SOLD !


Try as we might, we cannot (yet) un-earth the name of the
manufacturer - any help/advice about this would be very welcome.

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


£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)

£125
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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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