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Fountain Pens

The collector's guide to selecting, buying, and enjoying new and vintage fountain pens

By Jonathan Steinberg

ISBN 1-85076-486-7

Publisher: The Apple Press

Publishing Year: 1994

1St Edition

1St Print

Language: English

Book Format: Hard Cover

Book Dimensions: 24x32 cm

80 Pages



“The handwritten word will never mean the same thing to you again once you have entered the world of the classic fountain pen.
In Fountain Pens, leading expert and collector Jonathan Steinberg charts the development of pens from early reservoir systems to self-filling pens to modern pens. Featuring a combination of stunning photographs and original patent illustrations, Steinberg shows the great lengths manufacturers went to, especially between 1900 and 1935, to produce beautiful as well as functional fountain pens such as Montblanc's 1924 Spider's Web, Parker's Aztec Indian pen and its 1920 Orange Duofold.
Moving on, a comprehensive directory lists all the key manufacturers. Famous designs from Waterman, Montblanc and Parker are included as well as pens which were not as widely distributed such as Laureau, Goldfink and Ford.
Knowing precisely what to collect is not easy and Steinberg gives valuable advice and tips in this area, including the factors that affect the value of a pen such as size, workmanship and filigree. He also discusses the art of negotiation when buying a
pen – what can be repaired and what cannot, how to tell if a pen has been doctored and, above all, when to drive a hard bargain.”



A basic book, held in very high esteem among collectors. Has been translated to several languages. Many high-quality pictures, with concise explanations.



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