Conklin
Pens and Ephemera


Vintage Pens: 4014 Conklin Glider
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 4014: Conklin: Glider
Own a piece of a scandal. When the venerable Conklin Pen Co. got bought out and moved to Chicago in 1938, it is rumored to have become a shell company for the mob. A couple of people have made potentially loose connections to that rumor but nothing is concrete. This Conklin Glider was around the cusp of 1940. You see great use of celluloids for the pen like this green one, but their quality control degraded sharply from their earlier days. We hope we have saved this pen, but we aren't sure. The clip, lever and lever wire are severely rusted. We cleaned as much of it up as we could and installed a new ink sac. It has a nice, smooth 14k gold nib that writes a fine line. Unfortunately, we don't know how long the lever wire and lever or clip will hold out. Discounted and sold as is, no returns. Good for first inexpensive experiment into vintage pens or good for parts to repair a better vintage Glider. 13.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3966 Conklin Endura Senior
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $549.99
Vintage Pens: 3966: Conklin: Endura Senior
Lapis lazuli looks like moonlight glinting off the ocean on this stunning blue Conklin Endura Senior. A classic from Toledo, Ohio, this vintage pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. No cracks, no brassing...only minimal wear, this pen belongs in a museum. We did not repaint the orange trim rings, and, as far as we know, it is original paint. Its original 14k gold nib writes a very firm, fine line that leans closer to extra fine. Click the headline for a great close-up photo. Its oversized zen makes for easier gripping. A phenomenal pen for use or display. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3965 Conklin 20NL
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $499.99
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Vintage Pens: 3965: Conklin: 20NL
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Our New Old Stock Conklin 20NL comes complete with its original price sticker and holiday-themed box! Black chased hard rubber is perfect, chocolate-free and crisply imprinted, just like it rolled out of the factory in Toledo. Neither cracks nor scratches blemish this vintage pen wonder. You will love its 14k gold nib. It starts with an extra-fine line and flexes to more than 1mm wide. It isn't a wet noodle, but it is flexi. Click the headline for close-ups. While it might look as if it has a crack near the base of the nib, under a loupe, it is only a scratch. We replaced the original ink sac, but this is a museum-worthy pen, if ever there was one. The box shows age, wear and a few ink spots. The right side is blown out, and the left side is showing some corner tears. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3969 Conklin #2 Gold Filled Filigree
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 3969: Conklin: #2 Gold Filled Filigree
Vintage pen fans should go gaga over our Conklin #2 in gold-filled filigree. We restored this stunner of a classic crescent-filler with a new ink sac. Yet, its exterior needed no restoration. Marked "14kt * 1/5", the gold-filled exterior is nearly perfect with a floral pattern and only the lightest of wear. No cracks or marks in the black hard rubber, either. You'll only find chocolate hazing in the spaces between the filigree. Its safety ring is whole and slides around the pen easily. If that isn't enough to get you excited, it has a flexi (but not wet noodle) nib that writes an extra-fine line to just over 1mm. Not bad for a century-old 14k gold nib. It has a little feedback. No brassing on the clip. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3740 Conklin Sub Endura
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 3740: Conklin: Sub Endura
It took us a while to track down some answers for this pen. We finally discovered, courtesy of David Isaacson's inimitable website, that this was an unnamed model Conklin pen. He calls it the Conklin Sub Endura, as it was neither a Symetrik nor an Endura. It was meant as a lesser model for those who couldn't afford Conklin's higher end pens. While he had seen many of these pens in the past, he had only seen this maroon-and-pearl-grey pen once before. Ours is fully restored with a new ink sac. No cracks and minimal wear. Its only real problem is brassing on the cap bands. Write a nice fine line with a hint of flex with this original 14k gold nib. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3214 Conklin Endura Senior
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $475.00
Vintage Pens: 3214: Conklin: Endura Senior
Bronze sparkles after 90 years in this oversized Conklin Endura senior bronze-and-black. It has been carefully restored with a new ink sac, and is ready for daily use or display. It looks stunning with no cracks, no bite marks, no scratches of significance and only a little brassing on the pocket clip. Some of the engraved lines still have their original yellow paint. Its original inkfeed and 14k gold nib write a smooth medium line with a little flex. 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3164 Conklin Endura
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 3164: Conklin: Endura
Conklin Endura pens were among the best of the 1920s. Our standard-size vintage pen sports a stunning, shimmering bronze-and-black marbling with yellow-painted rings at either end of the pen. We are pretty sure the yellow is original factory paint. We restored the pen with a fresh ink sac. The gold-plated trim shows about 3% brassing on the cap band and 10% to 15% brassing on the pocket clip. The imprint is clean and clear. Bite marks mar the tail a bit, and there is some light general wear on the rest of the pen. No cracks, but there is a tiny chip in the lip of the cap. Its original 14k gold nib writes a smooth, wet medium line that sings a little as it writes. 12.3cm capped.