Pens and Ephemera
Pre-Owned Pens: 2251 Conklin Crescent Mark Twain
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Mark Twain was the first celebrity to endorse a major pen brand when he spoke on behalf of the Conklin Crescent. When the venerable brand was revived in the early 2000s, it brought back the Conklin Crescent pen with a tribute to the famed American author. Our pen is an early model with an actual 14k two-tone gold nib! Today most of them are made with a steel nib. Plus, the trim is plated with actual silver. We replaced the ink sac and are proud to vouch for this large pen that comes complete with its boxes and papers. The gold nib writes a reasonably smooth medium line. The whole pen is in near mint condition! 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1267 Conklin IV
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Round out your vintage Conklin collection with this silver-plated Conklin IV pencil. Although it hasn't any lead, you can see the mechanism move up and down when you twist the nose cone. The pencil has an attractive chevron patter. You can see it and some of the wear better when you click the headline photo. There are no dents in the barrel, but the nose cone has some pitting and dings. The plating has some dark patches that don't seem to want to polish up nicely. The imprint on the tail are strong. The blind cap reveals the eroded remains of the hardened eraser. 13.4cm.