Fountain Pens with Nib Size: FLEXI


Vintage Pens: 4710 ?? Newton & Co. ? Sterling Silver
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: pre-1900   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 4710: ?? Newton & Co. ?: Sterling Silver
Click the headline to get this started properly and see the stunningly huge wet-noodle flexy 14k gold nib. Looks like a faded initial or two then "Newton & Co. / New York / No. 5." We've seen other brands size 8 nibs that look smaller than this nib. This vintage dip pen is large and exquisite. Although it isn't marked as such, it appears to have a sterling silver section and hollow barrel. Possibly a pencil was involved with the other end of the nib section, but it is missing and there is a large blemish that is easily seen in the photo. Dents blemish the end of the barrel. Nevertheless, this remains a beautiful 19th century pen. We aren't expert enough to wield it, yet it seems to write a nearly invisible extra-fine to 1mm line. 14.1mm fully extended, 10.3cm closed.
Vintage Pens: 4708 Hick’s LeRoy W Fairchild
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: pre-1900   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 4708: Hick’s: LeRoy W Fairchild
William S. Hicks Gold Pen Co. got its start in 1857. This dual dip pen and pencil has an 1867 patent mark. It is a lovely Victorian pen. The barrel sports some kind of black lacquer over a diamond pattern. We assume (potentially wrongly) that the barrel is made of brass with gold-filled ends. The section could very well be made of gold and has an identical pattern as the barrel. However, the section is stamped with the maker name of "L.W. Fairchild & Co." (The bottom of the L is a weak imprint and looks like a T.) The large No. 6 14k gold nib is marked LeRoy W Fairchild. It is a fantastic Spencerian nib that writes fine to 2mm with plenty of flex! Click the headline for close-ups. We don't know if the pencil still works, but the tube still extends and retracts. Minimal wear on the pen and its pieces, possibly some brassing or stubborn tarnish. Look closely at the nib stand-alone photo. There might be the start of a crack in the bottom or left shoulder of the nib. 9.5cm closed.
Vintage Pens: 4572 Unknown Ivory Dipper
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: pre-1900   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4572: Unknown: Ivory Dipper
Click the headline to take a look at the beautifully etched design on this 14k gold nib. We suspect this dainty little dip pen dates back to the late 1800s. We think its tail tapper is ivory. It comes complete in its original box. Here's the bad news. It is missing a teeny-tiny bit of the tipping of the nib. As such, it doesn't really write. You can have the tipping redone, but we don't do any metallurgy. It is a great rare little treat that is great for decoration and potentially future use with a little repair work.
Vintage Pens: 4528 Parker Vacumatic Maxima
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $999.99
Vintage Pens: 4528: Parker: Vacumatic Maxima
OMG! Behold the great grail pen of Parker fanatics....the Parker Vacumatic Maxima WITH a FLEXI nib! This vintage pen is amazing enough with minimal wear and a very clear, though a little ambered, barrel. Its aluminum speedline filler is in good working order. No cracks or brassing. The "name plate" in the jeweler's cap band has a little wonkiness in its plating, but there are no engravings. Yet, we know it's the pen's two-tone 14k gold nib that likely got your attention. You will write a wonderful extra-fine to 1mm line with its great flexibility. Not a wet noodle but definitely flexi, which is so rare in a Parker pen of this era. Some of the plating is coming off the nib. Click the headline for a close-up. 13.5cm capped.