Monday, September 6, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 251

Back to vintage we go with a lovely recent acquisition belonging to Christopher:

 (photo courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on image to enlarge)

Christopher writes: "I often comment to other pen collectors as to how reasonably I find the prices of the vintage pens I acquire. And just to add a bit of credibility to my claims, here is a very good example, laid over the sales bill just for good measure. 

The pen in question is a first generation Waterman Skywriter made in Canada for the Aikin Lambert company. It was the last line of pens to have the association with Aikin Lambert before Waterman took over the company. It is interesting to note at the time this pen was made that Waterman had made Aikin Lambert a division of Waterman, which is imprinted on the barrel of this pen. There were other Waterman Skywriter models into the early 1950s, but personally I think this Emerald Pearl finish beauty is the best. It definitely has an Art Deco signature in its overall design, especially in regards to the 14K Gold filled ball-ended clip. The grip section is black and sports a flexy 14K gold nib. This is a lever filler and just a superb writer. To sum up, with a bit of turning over stones, it just goes to show that you don’t have to drain your pocket book to end up with a really brilliant vintage fountain pen."

What a great find for a great price! Many thanks to Christopher for sharing it with us :) 

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