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

(Updated 21st May, 2020)

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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 121

 

 

 

A not-so-usual button-filling AUTO-FLOW
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me121
with original BROAD semi-flexible nib
click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib

me121(i)
Green & Black marble c.1938 VG - small amount of plating wear at the base of the clip £68




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 131

 

 

 

A similar lever-filling AUTO-FLOW
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me131
with original semi-flexible MEDIUM nib
click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib

me131(i)
Green & Black marble c.1940 VG - plating on filler lever doesn't quite match that on cap £50





ME 135

 

 

 

Another lever-filling AUTO-FLOW
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me135
with original MEDIUM nib, with slight flex
click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib

me135(i)
Gold & Black marble (faded) c.1940 VG - would have been EX but for some slight fading of colour £50





ME 141

 

 

 

A lever-filling DIPLOMA (wider cap band than the Auto Flow)
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me141
with original MEDIUM nib, with slight flex
click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib

me141(i)
Light and Dark Green marble c.1940 VG - some slight pitting on filler lever £50
ME 142 A rare and handsome mint SPOT lever-filler. (Spot pens were part of the Mentmore Manufacturing Co., and were so named because of the distinctive Sheaffer-like White spot on the cap)
with original MEDIUM SPOT nib


sold

Black chased vulcanite (hard rubber)

Please click HERE to see a 1929 advert for SPOT pens

c.1934 MINT £68
PME 13

The lever-fill version of the AUTO-FLOW, with the sword-like gold-plated clip

with original MEDIUM nib

sold

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


PME
14

 

 

Streamlined, handsome, and boxed, complete with paper-work - together with the Celeste, this (the Paramount) was Mentmore's final model
with original FINE nib (Mentmore's own description)

sold


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


A small corner of fountain pen history !
This is the very last model of the
CROXLEY,
manufactured in Kirkby, Liverpool, just before
the company suddenly ceased production a
few months later, in mid 1949

(click on the images below for larger pictures)
RESERVED
Croxley set
Croxley pens were originally made at the John Dickinson
factory near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
They took the name Croxley from the
nearby village of Croxley Green, and this was the
first and only streamline pen they manufactured,
known as
The TORPEDO.
Croxley set (i)
This set is MINT, RARE, and desirable,
not just because it is their last,
but also because it is in an un-damaged
iconic Art-Deco style plastic box complete
with the CROXLEY logo (click
here to see).
Croxley set (ii)
The pen has its original MEDIUM flexible nib
(click HERE and HERE for pictures)
and also included is a phial of spare leads
for the pencil.


You won't find ANOTHER in this condition, anywhere !

£120
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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, as well as some other London pen companies.


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 early1930'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 114 A RARE early NATIONAL SECURITY model - no chance of mislaying or losing the cap - it screws on to the end of the barrel when in use.
(with MEDIUM semi-flexible nib)
sold
Black chased vulcanite (hard rubber) c.1932 EX (probably manufactured by Conway Stewart but clearly engraved National Security £65


NS 113

 

One of the most unusual NATIONAL SECURITY models - a colour that is very rarely seen
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
ns113
(with original MEDIUM warranted 14 carat gold nib - a small amount of flex)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
ns113(i)
Gold Pearl c.1939 VG - replacement Conway Stewart clip and some slight colour difference between the barrel and cap £68


NS 112

 

A mid-size NATIONAL SECURITY button filler
(with MEDIUM warranted 14 carat gold nib - slight flex)

sold

Deep Black and Gold marble c.1938 VG/EX £55


NS 111

 

A long and slim NATIONAL SECURITY lever-filler
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
ns111
(with FINE and firm warranted 14 carat gold nib)
Click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
ns111(i)
Green and Black marble c.1939 VG - two tiny marks on the section £60


 

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