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

(Updated 22nd June, 2017)

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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 111 An attractive Mentmore button-filling AUTO-FLOW
with original MEDIUM semi-flexible nib
sold
Green & Black marble c.1948 VG/EX £48


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 c,1949 VG/EX £45




ME 112

 

 

The iconic Mentmore No.46 - there's other pen quite like this.

with original MEDIUM/FINE nib

sold

Difficult to tell ! We think it might be very very deep Maroon, or maybe Black ?
Rhodium -plated cap marked Permobrite

c.1950 VG/EX 48

A handsome and boxed UNIQUE pen from the 1940's
Based in the South West London suburb of Merton, the Unique Pen Company
was in business from the 1920's to the late 1950's
Unique Blue marble(i)
This, we think, is one of their De Luxe models
(adverts from that time do not show triple bands on the cap)
and it may even date from pre-1939

Unique Blue marble
Both the clip and the flexible MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib
may not be original, and the colour at the top of the box is faded.
But however you look at it, this is a rare item of quality.


£50
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An unusual and attractiveAltura pen
Manufactured in their own factory, in the Clerkenwell area of London,
this one dates from the immediate post-war period,
probably 1946-1948.

(Click on the images below for larger pictures)

Model No.740,
with its original MEDIUM flexible 14 carat gold warranted nib

Altura740(i)
Some plating wear to edges of the filler lever,
and also around the extremities of the clip
(nothing like as bad as it looks in the photographs !)
Altura740(ii)

60

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The pride of Liverpool, from the factory of Lang's/Curzon's
A SUMMIT pen
dating from the late 1940's
SOLD !

and this is a S125 model, with gold-plated trim,
and with its original
MEDIUM/BROAD 14 carat gold SUMMIT nib
which has some slight flexibility

48

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A late Grey SUMMIT S 160 lever filler
early 1950's - with gold-plated trim
(Click on the image below for a larger picture)
Grey Summit pen

Complete with its original 14 carat gold
Summit MEDIUM nib.

45

and a near twin -
SUMMIT S.130 in deep DARK GREEN

early 1950's - with nickel-plated trim
(Click on the image below for a larger picture)
dark Green Summit
Complete with its original 14 carat gold
Summit MEDIUM semi-flexible nib.

40

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An interesting and MINT SELSDON
Gold & Black marble pen and pencil set,
in its original box, and with original shop-stickers

(Click on the images below for larger pictures)
Selsdon set
Little is known about this manufacturer, though the name may
have been taken from Selsdon, on the outskirts of Croydon
(where Burnham pens were manufactured), and could it be that
Selsdon pens were the product of ex-employees of the Burnham Pen Company ?
Selsdon set (box)
Both pen and pencil have rolled gold clips,
and the pen has its original MEDIUM semi-flexible plated nib


65

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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
103
L-O-N-G, and an early example of a NATIONAL SECURITY LEVER PEN (that's the barrel engraving)
the cap can screw on to the top of the barrel when in use, making this one of the longest pens we've ever seen !
(with what we think is the LARGE original MEDIUM semi-flexible 14 carat gold nib)
sold
Black chased vulcanite (hard rubber) Mid to late 1920's EX - noting a tiny spot of plating wear on the lever £55

 

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
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
ns105
(with MEDIUM warranted flexible 14 carat gold nib)
ns105(i)
Jade with gold plated trim c.1936 EX 65


 

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