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Posted on Thursday January 17, 2019

There is a fact you may not know About my prices, nice and low; If I am fortunate in price When buying fountain pens so nice I pass along the savings, too When I restore these pens for you. I’ve promised treasures this time ’round You’ll find a lot of ‘pen per pound’. Goodwriters Pens […]


A Gold Conway Stewart
Posted on Tuesday January 15, 2019

I’m quite familiar with gold and gold plated Swans but I’ve never had a Conway Stewart of this type. A correspondent sent me photographs of a pen he has recently acquired, asking if I can tell him anything about it. He believes it to be all metal, not overlay. I was able to track down […]


Mercurius Button Filler
Posted on Tuesday January 15, 2019

I’ve had this curious Mercurius pen for some time. Neither my various reference books nor Google give any help in identifying the pen: who made it, in which country and which decade. It is an exceptionally beautiful pen though not of the first rank. The barrel is octagonal, narrowing to a cylinder, an unusual and […]


Parker Duofold Black & Pearl
Posted on Thursday January 10, 2019

As you may have gathered by now, I’m particularly fond of Duofolds of almost any date, with the exception of the current ones which don’t do much for me. I think of Duofolds as the first truly modern pens. This Junior is one of the quite early ones, dating to 1928 or so. The pattern […]


The Parker 25 Revisited
Posted on Tuesday January 08, 2019

I wrote about the Parker 25 some time ago and I’m afraid that on that occasion I could find little to praise. Several people wrote me to say how fond they were of the pen and this is an attempt to give a more balanced report. First, there are a couple of things about the […]