Here is The Southern Scribe’s latest selection of assorted brands of writing instrument.
Unknown Gold Filled Filigree Eyedropper. Pretty filigree. Fine warranted nib. Some scratches on top. 5 & 1/2 inches long capped F $275
PCA Taper Cap Pen
The Pen Collectors of America (PCA) worked with the Bexley Pen Company in Columbus, OH to create this unique pen. It is a fund raiser for the PCA in a Limited Edition of 188 pens. I like the blend of old and new in the design. The size, shape and woodgrain hard rubber are typical of taper cap pens from the early 1900’s. It is engineered to be filled with the supplied eyedropper, or with modern cartridges or converter. It has a clip so that you can carry it comfortably in your pocket, or remove it for a vintage look. ‘Gold mounted’ bands were typical in that era, as was the cable twist pattern of these bands. Bexley has great smooth 18K nibs, so specify whether you want a Fine, Medium, Broad, or Broad Stub nib. The one I bought is a Broad Stub, and a very good writer.
A handful of vintage pen sellers, who are also PCA members, are donating their services to help sell the pen. The price is $325, plus $10 for priority shipping. Make your check for $335 payable directly to the PCA, as I want the PCA to get 100% of the proceeds.
Diamond Point 4 Colors to Choose From. 1953. Here is a unique opportunity to own some history. These pens are from the collection of the owner of Diamond Point Pen Co. His family started Diamond Point in the late teens. They ceased pen production in the early 50s. The pens are New Old Stock unsold from his last large order in 1953. The order was for a Scandinavian country. This explains the use of Flexible Medium 14kt. Gold nibs in all the pens. As you can see they are very pretty striped celluloid, although these pens are not the same quality of the early Diamond Point Pens. The clips, cap bands and levers are gold plated as was common in that time. GPT, LF. Pens are 5&1/2 inches long capped. $45 each or $160 for a set of four.
Morrison’s Oversized Gold Filled Filigree. 1926. Three leaf pattern pen. This is the same size as a Waterman’s number 6. No initials in the indicia. Correct Morrison’s med. nib. GFT, LF. 5 &1/2 inches long capped. Fine Cond.$495.
Conklin Symetrik Silver and Red Pearl. Circa 1932. A lot of sparkle in the sliver on this not easy to find color. GFT, LF, Semi Flex Fine Nib. 5 Inches long capped. EXC. Cond. $195
Conklin Endura Jr. Lime Green Pencil. 1930. This the early green used by Conklin. Correct strip color. Works well. 4 &3/4 inches long. EXC. Cond. $75
Conklin Endura Jr. Black & Pearl Pencil. Hard to find pencil in a hard to find color. GFT. Pencil works well. EXC. Cond. $75
Conklin Endura Sr. Sapphire. 1928. Excellent color and condtion. Still has the green translucent flecks in the plastic. Great imprint. GFT, LF. Fine Endura Nib. 5 &1/4 inches long capped. EXC. Cond. $695
Conklin Black and Cream Student Pen. 1932. Good color and condition. GFT, LF. Flexible #2 Conklin Nib. 4 & 7/8 inches long capped. EXC. Cond. $195
Conklin Endura Jr Sapphire. 1928. Great color and condition. GFT, LF. Semi Flex Fine Nib. 4 & 7/8 inches long capped. EXC. Cond. $250
Conklin Endura Jr Pencil Sapphire. 1928. Great color and condition. GFT. 4 &7/8 inches long. EXC. Cond. $75
Conklin Endura Jr Black and Bronze. 1928. Great color and condition. GFT, LF. Semi Flex Fine Nib. 4 &7/8 inches long capped. EXC. Cond. $195
Conklin Endura Jr Pencil Black and Bronze. 1928. Great color and condition. GFT. 4 & 7/8 inches long. EXC. Cond. $75
Conklin Symmetric Standard Size Green w/Black Veins. 1932. GFT,LF. 5 &1/4 inches long capped. Fine Nib. EXC. Cond. $175
Conklin Symmetric Standard Size Green w/Black Veins Pencil. 1932. Great color and condition. GFT. 4 &7/8 inches long. EXC. Cond. $75
Conklin Symmetric Standard Size Blue Pencil. 1932. Very hard color to find in a pen or pencil. GFT. 5 & 1/4 inches long capped. EXC. Cond. $95
Swan Silver and Black Plastic Eyedropper “Safety Pen”. Circa 1938. Very unusual Swan pen. This is a normal eyedropper not a retractable nib style as the name suggests. Swan made plastic eyedropper pens for the British Colonies well into the 1940s. This one has perfect barrel transparency. NPT, ED. Correct Fine Flexible nib. NM Cond. $125