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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 23rd May, 2024)

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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 152

 

A button-filling AUTO-FLOW
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me152
with original MEDIUM nib
click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
me152(i)
Green & Black marble c.1940 VG/EX £60





ME 135

 

 

 

A 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 148

 

A lever-filling AUTO-FLOW
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
me148
with original MEDIUM nib - slight flex
click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib
me148(i)
Burgundy & Black marble c.1940 VG - some plating wear on the filler lever £50


Rare, early, and L -O -N -G ! - you can see a picture of
one on page 75 in Stephen Hull's ONOTO book.
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
RESERVED
early Onoto
c.1922/1923 - this is the first of the newly
introduced Black-chased piston fillers
early Onoto (ii)

and we know it is one of the earlier versions,
because it has the the under-feed and over-feed

Click HERE and HERE to see pictures of the nib
early Onoto(i)
In superb original condition, and in working order

£100

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See BELOW for more information -
one of TWO Boxed
Croxley pens
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Boxed cSilver marble Croxley
In near-mint condition, and dating from around 1948.
Would make a lovely present - even to yourself !
Boxxed Silver marble Croxley (i)
with its original semi-flexible MEDIUM nib
(click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib)


£70

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A SUMMIT S.125
in striking Burgundy and Black marble.
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Sumit S125
Manufactured by Langs of Liverpool, c.1948

Summit S125(i)
with its original MEDIUM flexible nib
(click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib)

£68

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A handsome boxed CROXLEY
Boxed Green Croxley

Manufactured for the Stationery firm of
John Dickinson & Co., Apsley Mill, Hertfordshire
(click on the images for larger pictures)
Boxed Green Croxley (i)
Dating from around 1948, this pen was manufactured
by Langs of Liverpool,
and Dickinsons named it The Croxley, after the
Hertfordshire village of Croxley Green.
Boxed Green Croxley(ii)

with its original MEDIUM stub-nib, slightly oblique and hint of flex.
(the box is not the original)

(click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib)


£75

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Ma\jestic set


From the USA in the mid to late 1930's -
a very attractive MAJESTIC pen & pencil set.
(click on the images above and below for larger pictures)
Majestic set (i)
Majestic pens were manufactured by what was
formerly the J.Harris & Son pen company of New York.

This one is fitted with a FINE and flexible 14K gold
Waterman's nib from the same period.
(click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib)
Majestic set (ii)


£70

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Noin Stop set
UK manufacturer unknown -
could it have been
Mentmore/Platignum ?
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Non Stop set (i)
Probably dating from the mid to late 1940s,
this 2/3rds size button-filling pen, with matching pencil,
is in a most handsome art-deco style box.
Non Stop set(ii)

Pen has its original 14 carat gold MEDIM flexible nib
(click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib)

£65

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STEPHENS No.56 pen,
with their signature button filling machanism.
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Stephen No.56
Dating from around 1938, this pen was manufactured
by Langs of Liverpool,
where the non-removable filler button was invented by
one of their employees and solely used by Stephens.
Stephens56(i)

with its original No.56 MEDIUM semi-flexible nib
(click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib)


£65

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BOXED, and with original paperwork.
A pretty SUMMIT CADET,
colourful, and with nickel-plated trim
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Summit Cadet
Manufactured around 1946 by Curzons Ltd.,
of South Hunter Street, Liverpool.

Summit Cadet (i)
with its original MEDIUM semi-flexible 14 carat gold CADET nib
(click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib)
Summit Cadet (ii)
This is a really nice pen, both to hold and use,
and in great original condition.


£68

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And now, an attractive and not-often-found
STEPHENS
No.270 pen
(click on the images below for larger pictures)
Stephens 270
Dating from the mid to late 1940's,
and assembled from parts made by Lang's of Liverpool,
this example is in really nice condition.
Stephens 270(i)
with its original STEPHENS No.270 MEDIUM 14 carat gold nib
(click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib)

£70

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And here is a STEPHENS lever-fill No.106 -
very slim, and from a slightly later period
We think that the number 106 denotes Gold-plated trim,
to differentiate from the No.56
, which has nickel-plated trim
(click on the images for larger pictures)

Restored to full working order,
there is some slight swelling around the lever aperture

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with what we think might be its original 14 carat gold
warranted MEDIUM/FINE semi-flexible nib
(click HERE and HERE for pictures of the nib)

£58

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And now, a later STEPHENS pen from the late 1940's
A handsome Black chased pen.
this one is a No.106. and has a lever filler.

SOLD !


(almost certainly made by Langs of Liverpool).
Some plating loss on the clip.
with what we think might be its origianl
14 carat gold warranted MEDIUM nib


£50

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Summit Cub set
(click on the images above and below for larger pictures)
A rare find - MINT and with all paperwork -
(as it left the factory all those years ago)
A SUMMIT CUB pen and pencil set, with chrome-plated trim
Summit Cub set(i)
One for the collector, or perhaps a gift ?
Summit Cub set (ii)
Pen has its original nib, though it looks more
MEDIUM than FINE to us !
(click HERE for a picture of the nib)

£75

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NATIONAL SECURITY
(Updated 4th October, 2022)

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 111 A long and slim NATIONAL SECURITY lever-filler
(with FINE and firm warranted 14 carat gold nib)
sold
Green and Black marble c.1939 VG - two tiny marks on the section £60
NS 116 A NATIONAL SECURITY button-filler
(with MEDIUM warranted flexible 14 carat gold nib)
sold
Black and Gold marble c.1939 G/VG - with replacement Burnham 'teardrop' clip £50
NS118 A really RARE and handsome NATIONAL SECURITY pen - in a colour that we've only ever seen once before - and probably won't see again.
(with what we think is a later MEDIUM warranted SPECIAL gold nib )
sold
Light and dark Mauve swirly patterning on a Black background c.1948 VG/EX £100


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