Seldom Seen Pens I Descriptions and Prices
1. Lincoln Pen, Made by the National Pen Company, Chicago. Dark red and black plastic cap and barrel, senior size (5 5/8"), with GF hardware. Warranted 14 Kt. gold nib, rather rigid. Flat-top style suggests 1929 +/-, Lever-fill, refurbished. Writes a fine, smooth line. $85.
2. Eberhard-Faber Senior size (5 "), red and black cellulite body and cap, with yellow/black end pieces. Stainless fine nib marked "Faber." Lever fill, made in 1933 +/-. $60.
3. Ambassador. Cream and black moderne plastic design, appears to be made about 1929/30 by the J. Harris company. Gold-filled hardware, junior size (3 7/8") with long clip. Fine-flex warranted 14-Kt. nib. Lever-fill. Information appreciated. $70
4. Avon. Probably made for the cosmetics company. Black and cream moderne plastic, with gold-filled hardware. Senior size (5") but slimmer than most full-sized pens. About 1930, from the styling. Medium gold-plated Signature nib, lever fill, refurbished. $40
5. Majestic. Senior size (5"), Made by the J. Harris company about 1930, this pen is of black, cream, and red cellulite, with gold-filled hardware. It has a rigid 14 Kt. gold Warranted nib, and is a lever fill. Refurbished. $60.
6. Unbranded pen, senior (5 1/4 ") size, green with white plastic design, elaborate etching on the clip and lever. . The medium stainless nib writes a very smooth line. It is a lever fill, from about the mid-1930s--though it is a flat-top design. It is rather unusual, with the clip reminescent of an Eversharp. Information? $80.
7. Hy-Grade. This is a real mystery pen. It is senior size (5 1/8""), though slim like a pen for women users. The nib is marked "Joe Lipic, St. Louis, MO." It is a medium 14 Kt. gold one, with a lever filling mechanism. The material is black with cream "moderne" design, and gold--filled hardware. Apparently made in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Writes a smooth medium line. Again, information would be appreciated. $75.
8.. Kreko, senior size (5 1/8"), in dark green and cream irridescent plastic, with an elaborate cap band. "Durium" staianless medium nib--once gold plated--writes a fairly smooth line; this is a replacement nib. Design suggests late 1930s. It was a house brand of Kress & Co., la five-and-dime chain in the 1920s and '30s. Interesting from a historical perspective, and rather nicely designed. $45.
9. Luinn's. Nothing known about this manufacturer, except that they had the "Big Red" Duofold in mind. The senior size (5 1/2") pen has a medium gold-plated nib, and is lever-filled. The gold-filled hardware is in good condition, there is no cap band. Another pen for which information is sought. . $45
10. Reliable. At least two were made--we have another in our other "Rare" page, but this one was made to resemble the Duofold "big Red," and has a different clip attachment. It also has a flexible, warranted, stub-cut 14 Kt. nib. This is a name and model that few seem to know much about. $70.
11.Iridium. Another "Big Red" look-alike, this senior size (5 1/4") pen is marked with the name of the alloy used to tip pens with. It was made in the late 1920s by the Iridium Pen Company, and has IPCO embossed on the clip and lever as well as the name. The pen has been serviced, and has a gold-plated "nicro tip" medium nib. A lever-filler, it has been refurbished. $50
12. Accurate. Although resembling a Duofold, this pen has deeper red end-caps, and yellow/black rings just before the ends, The large #8 nib is etched "gold plated" but aside from that, and the name engraved on the clip and lever, little is known about it. It is a lever fill, and has been refurbished. Any information about the pen would be highly appreciated. $50.
DESCRIPTION AND PRICES Numbers refer to pens in photos, from left to right.
1. Duofold Senior, (5 1/2"), Circa 1928. Black/cream crackle iridescent cellulite pattern, with slight discoloration on the barrel. Button filler (refurbished), with triple cap band. Some plating wear on the ball of the clip. Nib is very large (#6 ?) medium/fine incised with Parker arrow. $325
2. Duofold Senior "big red," (5 1/2"), circa 1928, wide gold-filled cap band, medium very large (#6?) mediium Duofold nib. Button fill (refurbished), no dings or discolortaion. $355 .
3. Duofold Senior Streamline, (5 1/4"), Black Permanit cellulite, double cap band , circa 1930, +/-, gold-filled hardware--some plating loss on clip ball. Button fill (refurbished), with fine, large (#6?) Duofold Parker nib. $295.
4. Duofold Senior Streamline, 1930+/-, red/black plastic. Double cap band, large (#5?) medium Parker nib with arrow etched on it. Slight plating loss on clip. Button fill (refurbished). $295.
5. Duofold Senior, later 1930s (5"), brown/cream plastic Permanite, in "tootbrush" pattern. Unusual color for this pattern. Gold-filled hardware, with wide cap band. Button fill, (refurbished). Medium "Parker Duofold" nib. $240
6. Duofold Junior (4 1/2"), circa 1926, Red plastic, single cap band, fine Duofold nib and feed, gold-filled hardware. Barrel incised Duofold and "Lucky curve." Button fill, reefurbished.
7. Duofold, Junior size (4 3/4"), 1928+/-, green/black plastic, double cap band. Fine Widlich nib (replacement). Button fill (refurbished), barrel slightly discolored. $110
8. Duofold Junior ribbon pen (4 1/2"), narrow width, circa 1927. Red plastic, single wide --cap band, barrel inscribed "Lady Duofold." Fine semi-flex Duofold nib and feed, gold-filled hardware. Button fill (refurbished). $180
9. Duofold Streamline Junior (4 1/2"), 1930, black plastic, double cap band, button fill, (refurbished) medium nib; nib has dent which doesn't effect writing. just appearance. Gold-filled hardware. $170
10. Duofold junior (4 1/2") , unusual black and brown flecked plastic, circa 1927, gold-filled cap band. Medium Parker nib with correct feed. Button fill (refurbished). $ 165
11. Duofold Junior (4 7/8) 1944, blue/cream/black vertical striped plastic, double cap band, medium Parker nib, Vac-fill (refurbished). $ 125
12. Duofold Senior (5 1/2"), 1944 black/blue/cream vertical striped plastic, wide incised cap band, vac-fill (refurbished), medium Parker nib, $155.