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We provide vintage fountain pens – restored and ready to use today and vintage desktop items. Vintage fountain pens are by their very nature second, third or even fourth hand, condition will vary and this is stated and reflected in the price.

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Our Sold Archive provides information to budding vintage fountain pen/desktop item collectors and social history students and is a permanent record of items of interest that we have sold. It is also an opportunity for potential customers to view recently sold items. Should you wish us to try to source another copy of a previously sold item a contact e-mail link is provided.

Spotlight on: Carltonware For Parker Desk Pen Holder+pen

Carltonware For Parker Desk Pen Holder+pen

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This “Carltonware for Parker” desk pen holder was made in England c1930 to fashionably accommodate the Parker Duofold fountain pens of the period - however as you will see from the montage it will also accommodate a 1950's Parker 51 with taper barrel.  The stand's function is to hold the pen upright in the central tulip on a desk without its cap and usual barrel whilst maintaining the ink flow for immediate use. The cap and barrel are placed in the stand's dished tray until you wish to take the pen elsewhere. At which point you unscrew the tulip and put the cap and barrel back on for transportation - leaving the taper barrel in the tulip for use the next time. You will see from the montage that the attractive design is a chinoiserie enamel decoration on a dark blue field with a gilt outline. Condition is very good. Note that the base baize has been replaced at some stage but the Carltonware branding is still crisp. Along the rear edge is the Parker logo. It measures 92mm wide x 155mm long x 30mm high. “Carltonware for Parker” deskpen holders are rare to come to market particularly in this condition. It is illustrated and sold with a black Parker 51 fountain pen with a medium nib, rolled gold cap, normal pen barrel and a taper barrel end. 

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Price: £390.00
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.

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