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Vintage Dip Pens



L.W. Holley Vintage Dip Pen Nib Set
Made in Des Moines, Iowa

holley Dip Pen

Nice set of 6 different vintage dip pen nibs from L.W. Holley in Des Moines. Lots of variety for those of you who enjoy writing with a dip pen. Great little souvenir for Iowans, too.

All nibs are imprinted L.W. Holley, Des Moines Iowa and the name of the nib below. Each is new old stock and in perfect condition, never used. The set of 6 nibs includes:

    No. 2 Bank, firm fine point
    No. 10 Manifold, firm medium point
    No. 11 Arrow, very flexible medium point
    No. 12 Ideal, slightly flexible medium point
    No. 013 Silverine, slightly flexible medium point
    No. 014 Silverine, slightly flexible 0.8mm italic
BONUS! We'll include a complimentary vintage wood dip pen ($5 value) with each set of Holley dip pen nibs!

HOLLEY-SET Set of 6 Holley Dip Pen Nibs w/bonus Dip Pen $12



Bradley of Vermont Dip Pen Set

BOV Dip Pen

Bright red wood vintage Bradley of Vermont dip pen and 5 different antique dip pen nibs. All of the nibs are new old stock and never used. Nibs may vary with each dip pen. An inexpensive and practical way to experiment with a dip pen. Nib assortment may vary from those pictured.

BOV-SET Bradley of Vermont Dip Pen with 5 antique nibs $10



Bradley of Vermont Red Dip Pen

BOV Dip Pen

Bright red wood vintage Bradley of Vermont dip pen is fit with an L.W. Holley & Son No. 013 Silverine antique dip pen nib. This nib is new old stock, never used, slightly flexible fine point. L.W. Holley & Son was a stationer in Des Moines, Iowa.

BOV-RED Bradley of Vermont Red Dip Pen with Holley Nib $6 each or
2 for $10



DIP554
2


Unmarked, presumably Hunt Crow Quill dip pen holder in black plastic. Hunt No. 108 Crow Quill nib. Measures 5.5 inches long. Nib new old stock, never used, dip pen holder in very good condition.
$20
DIP560
2


Hunt Crow Quill Dip Pen Holder, dark brown plastic. Measures 5.5 inches long. Hunt No. 108 Crow Quill nib. Nib new old stock, never used, dip pen holder in very good condition.
$20
DIP562
2


Hunt Crow Quill Dip Pen Holder, dark brown with subtle dark green swirl plastic. Hunt No. 108 Crow Quill nib. Measures 5.5 inches long. Nib new old stock, never used, dip pen holder in very good condition.
$25
DIP587
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Vintage German Glass Dip Pen - this German dip pen is made from a glass rod filled with pastel pink liquid. White metal ferrule is marked Germany. Fit with a Leon Isaacs No. 15 Glucinium new old stock antique dip pen nib, 0.9mm prox firm stub point. Ferrule is tarnished, but otherwise very good condition.
$35
DIP593
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Esterbrook Display Card - Esterbrook PenHolder with Patented Pen Releaser. In the center section is printed information about Esterbrook Pens, Pen Holders, Drawlet Pens, Drawlet Inks, Compasses and Ball Bearing Clips. Two of the original 12 Esterbrook No. 21 Pen Holders with Pen Releaser are intact and in perfect condition. Each Dip Pen measures 7 inches long. Easel stand on the back of the display card. Display measures 10.25 x 13 inches. Beautiful Art Deco designed display in black, red, light and dark green. Excellent condition.
$65
DIP611
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Vintage Hunt Crow Quill Dip Pen - Olive green and subtle brown swirled pen holder is fit with a Hunt No. 108 extra fine, extra flexible new old stock Crow Quill dip pen nib. Holder is marked: Hunt's Crow Quill USA. Measures 5 5/8 inches long. Never used and in perfect condition.
$20
DIP647
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Carter’s Ink Company miniature dip pen, black plastic, Carter’s embossed on holder, fit with a Signature No. 6 gold plated nib with extra fine point. Measures 3.25 inches long. These pens were used for testing ink in pen shops. Excellent condition.
$20



Antique Dip Pen Nibs
Special Assortments, Boxed Nibs & Oddities!


Be sure to check out our extensive selection of antique dip pen nibs in our Dip Pen Nibs section! These have been recently updated and include many sought after nibs for both the calligrapher and the dip pen nib collector.



Test Tube o'Nibs
with Complimentary Dip Pen

Test Tube o' Nibs

A little dose of history, science and penmanship all inside a stoppered test tube! What better way to slow down and forget the worries of your day. While away a few hours productively by revisiting your penmanship with an old fashioned dip pen.

This clear glass test tube is from the Sheaffer Wet Lab in Fort Madison, Iowa. Each one has a label with different cryptic (to me!) markings. We've filled the tube with 15 different antique dip pen nibs and please note that the assortments may vary a bit from one tube to the next. Just in case you don't already have one, we'll include a complimentary ($6 value) new old stock Bradley of Vermont ca. 1940s wood dip pen so you can put all those nibs to good use.

TTN Test Tube 'o Nibs with Free Dip Pen $15



Bottle o' Nibs

Bottle o' Nibs
Photo shows representative sampling

We've filled a variety of ink bottles, some old and some new with an assortment of vintage steel dip pen nibs. Each bottle is filled with nibs inside and the value of the nibs alone is between $30 - $50. Use the nibs in your dip pen or just enjoy the vintage appeal of these old nibs in a cool looking ink bottle on your desk. They're even heavy enough to use as a paperweight. Assorted style ink bottles, let us select one for you!

NIBBTL Bottle o'Nibs $20



Deluxe Nib Assortment

Deluxe Nib Assortment

Assortment of 5 different gold plated antique dip pen nibs. Nibs are new old stock, un-used and in mint condition.

DLXNIB Deluxe nib assortment
$10



Copperplate Nib Assortment

Copperplate Nib Assortment

Assortment of 10 different nibs suitable for copperplate and ornamental style writing. Extra fine, very flexible points. Assortment of nibs included will vary.
CPNIBS Copperplate Nib Assortment $20



Spencerian Dip Pen Nib Assortment

The Spencerian Steel Pen Pen Co. was formed In 1858 as a subsidiary of the publisher Ivison Phinney Publishing Company and evolved in 1869 to Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, & Co. The NYC company, served as a pen distribution company. They purchased nibs from an English manufacturer, having no factories of its own. The Spencerian pens were made in Birmingham by Sir Josiah Mason for Perry & Co.

Spencerian Nib Assortment

Assortment of 5 different antique Spencerian dip pen nibs includes:

  • No.  23   Falcon Pen, general purpose slightly flexible, bright silver steel
  • No.  28   Congressional Pen, Stub (1.0mm 7 degree stub), bright silver steel with embossed blue C
  • No.  34  Falcon Stub Pen, 0.9mm width
  • No.  42   Dome Pointed Pen, firm fine point, grey steel
  • No.  44   Invincible Dome-Point, firm fine point, large size, grey steel


SPENC-NIB-ASST
Spencerian Dip Pen Nib Assortment, 5 nibs $10



Esterbrook Nib Assortment

Esterbrook Pens was created in 1856 by Robert Esterbrook and was the first company in the United States to make steel pen nibs. The company was originally called the United States Steel Pen Manufacturing Company, and the name was later changed to The Esterbrook Steel Pen Manufacturing Company. The company's success was largely due to the quality of the steel nibs. The nibs were versatile, long lasting, and were available in many different styles. The company was later launched in England as well. The last name the dip pens nibs were manufactured under was The Esterbrook Pen Company. In 1967, The Esterbrook Pen Company was taken over by the Venus Pencil Company.

Esterbrook Nib Assortment

Assortment of ten different Esterbrook vintage steel pen nibs.
Includes one each of the following:

  • No. 355 Art & Drafting, extra fine, extra flexible
  • No. 314 Relief, 7 degree left oblique
  • No. 788 Oval point, firm, medium
  • No. 913 Radio Pen, .9mm stub
  • No. 239 Chancellor Pen, firm broad
  • No. 702 School, medium firm
  • No. 805 Oval Point, medium
  • No. 930 Radio Pen, firm medium
  • No. 942 Radio Pen, medium stub
  • No. 1000 School, firm fine

ESTNIBS Esterbrook nib assortment $10



Hunt Pen Nib Assortment

The C. Howard Hunt Pen company was formed in 1899 in Camden, New Jersey. Hunt invented the smooth gliding round pointed pen, which took about 15 different steps to make. The factory was moved to Statesville, NC in 1958. One of the more famous nibs made by Hunt was The Speedball Pen, which could do thick and thin lines. Today, Hunt is still in business under the name Hunt Manufacturing Company, and sells many different office supply products.

Hung Pen Nib Assortment

An assortment of ten different Hunt vintage pen nibs manufactured in the US. Assortment includes:

  • X-24 Silverine
  • 4 Arrow round pointed
  • 24 Ledger
  • 21 Companion round pointed
  • X-38 Silverine
  • 97 Falcon round pointed
  • X-67 Silverine
  • X-515 Silverine
  • 513 Bowl pointed
  • B-1 Ross F George Speedball

HUNTNIBS Hunt Nib Assortment $10




Pen Nib Sampler!

Pen Nib Sampler

For those of you who want to experiment with a dip pen and steel nib and may not be quite sure which point you like best, we suggest our pen nib sampler. An assortment of 10 different mint condition antique dip pen nibs.

NIBASST Assortment of 10 Nibs $10



Figural and Unusual Antique Pen Nibs
Limited Supplies Available!
These are all in excellent condition

NIB-D-4
Dural No. 4

Dural No. 4
Copper finished steel nib, the copper finish is unusual and very eye-catching. Firm medium point.
$2
NIB-C-1940
Cervantinas 1940 nib

Cervantinas No. 1940
Dynamica, Spain - A very delicate shafted nib. Bright steel finish. Flexible fine point. Another unusual nib from Spain
$3
NIB-HUNT-72
Cervantinas 1940 nib

Camden, NJ, USA, Hunt Two Line Nib, round pointed, bright steel. Writes two lines with one stroke.
$3
MM512
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Waverley Pen Nib Tin - This metal tin with hinged lid once held 144 Waverley bronze finished dip pen nibs. We've put one inside to go with the tin. Burgundy and cream colored with a nice black and white etching of the Waverley point. The famous (at least to dip pen people!) poem is on the bottom: "They come as a Boon and Blessing to men The Pickwick, the Owl and the Waverley Pen" Measures 2.5 x 1.5 x 7/8 inch high. Several very light scratches, otherwise very good condition.
$15
DIP590
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Esterbrook Nib Card - Esterbrook Drawlet Pens for Drawing & Lettering. This is a vintage one sided nib card in black and white featuring four Esterbrook Drawlet pens. Card measures 3 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches. Each nib is in perfect condition and the nib card is in excellent condition.
$40
DIP592
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Esterbrook Display Card - R. Esterbrook Co. Pens. Styles and Varieties to Suit all Writers, Prizes Awarded Wherever Exhibited. Twelve different panels shows the process of how a pen is made from the flat piece of sheet steel to the finished product. The nib featured is Esterbrook's iconic No. 048. Measures 7 x 17 inches, heavy card printed in red, black and white on white. There is some light discoloration to a few of the examples. In the bottom row, the left two nibs are loose from their threading, in the second from the left bottom row, one nib is missing. Remainder of bottom row stitching is tight, as are the top two rows of pen examples. Top right hand corner torn, bend in lower left hand corner. Overall very good condition and this is truly a rare Esterbrook advertising piece.
$235
DIP597
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Eagle Nib Card- Complete sample card of Eagle Popular School Pens includes nine different steel dip pen nibs made by the Eagle Pencil Company in New York. Nibs are threaded to the card and the threading is totally intact on the back side. Back side of card has lengthy printed information about Eagle's finest Steel and Silver Steel pens, precision machines and the best craftsmen in the industry. I particularly liked the line: Close inspection after each operation enables us to guarantee 144 perfect pens to every gross. Can you imagine being a nib inspector back in the day? These nibs were turned out by the millions! Not a job for me, but I'm glad someone did it because old vintage dip pen nibs are far superior to modern ones. Seems like a good guess that an Eagle representative gave these to the Kurtz Bros to be distributed to their customers since Kurtz Bros is stamped in the upper right corner. Card is yellow with dark red printing. As you can see in the photo there is some light aging to the card. A very nice example from Eagle. I'd date this card to no later than the 1930s.
$40
DIP654
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Esterbrook 314 Relief box of 12 No. 314 gold plated dip pen nibs, italic point is 0.9mm prox. Made in England A useful collectible, nibs never used and in mint condition, box in very good condition.
$25
DIP656
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Vintage Hunt Speedball Boxed Nibs - One dozen count red, black and white box holds 12 A-2 nibs. Square point (great for italics) is a very broad 2.3mm. Speedball nibs always come with a built in reservoir to hold extra ink. These are new old stock, never used, perfect condition. The boxes are even in very good condition.
$15
DIP657
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Esterbrook 556 Advanced School Pens - Original red cardboard slider box is filled with 12 never used Esterbrook No. 556 Advanced School dip pen nibs. Grey steel finish, flexible fine point. Box in excellent condition, nibs are in mint condition.
$22
DIP658
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Speedball Flicker Pens Display - This old wood display has a hinged glass top that lifts up by the small brass knob on the front edge. There are 8 separate sections inside for Speedball Flicker dip pen nibs, each is labeled with a small piece of heavy printed cardboard which is nailed to the display with small brads. The bright red Speedball signage on the glass is the original decal applied from the underside of the glass. I think you can see in the photo that a little bit of the gold part of the decal on the top edge is starting to peel away, the remainder of the decal is firmly attached and in excellent condition. The display measures 5.5 inches across, 9.5 inches deep, height at the front edge is 1.75 inches and height at the rear edge is 3 inches. The beige paint on the display is peeling away and very worn, we have left this as original. I wish I had more Flicker nibs to put in the display, but they're tough to find these days. We did have two different Flicker nibs, an FB-2 and FB-6 are included. Nice little display that is not often seen.
$55
MM564
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MacNiven & Cameron Nib Tin - Vintage English nib tin in bright yellow with black printing and a great illustration of the Waverley Red Ink Pen. Shows some normal signs of wear to the painted surface, but overall is quite nice. Measures 2 5/8 x 1 5/8 and is 7/8 inch high. Hinged lid. No nibs inside, this is just the tin.
$15
P874
ephemera

ephemera

Hunt Dip Pen Nib Advertising Mailer - This is quite the elaborate piece mailed to solicit new dip pen nib customers. Die cut in the shape of a pen nib, it is a tri-fold with mailing info on one side, Hunt advertising on the reverse side and yet more Hunt advertising for round pointed dip pens on the inside. A smaller panel originally held four Hunt nibs, now two remain tucked inside their little cardboard holders, one No. 24 Ledger and one No. 55 Scholar. Hunt's return address is Camden NJ with 1 cent postage paid on Permit No. 8. It is hand addressed, in ink of course to W.A. Lee at the State Bank of Roseville, Ill with a handwritten notation from Mr. Lee, I assume: A good pen for every day use. I love the advertising jargon from days gone by when pictures were far and few in between and every word counted, one line reads: Do not think us vain when we tell you that the greatest improvements ever made in writing implements is embodied in Hunt's Round Pointed Pens. Measures 6 5/8 in x 2.5 in folded and 6 5/8 in x 7 in when flat. It does show some light wear on the edges, but considering it went from NJ to IL via the post office, I'd say it has survived very well!
$40
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DIP659
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The Little Wizards of Artcraft - Speedball Triple Reservoir Pens. This 14 x 4.5 inch black and white display card holds 22 different Speedball nibs above a drawing of the nib and the line it produces. Two of the original nibs are missing. Small little spot of what I presume to be red ink over the word Brilliant. Nib examples from the entire range of Speedball nibs - A Square Tips, B - Round Tips, C - Oblong Tips and D - Oval Tips. The display card is a work of art in itself. Aside from the red ink blot mentioned above, this piece is in very good condition.
$50
New
DIP660
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Speedball Flicker Pens Nib Assortment in original red and white cardboard box with cellophane. Box measuring 5 x 2.5 inches is bright red, printed on the front is: Speedball Flicker Pens. Side marked The C. Howard Hunt Pen Co Camden 1, NJ USA. Flicker nibs included are” FB0, FB ½, FB1, FB2, FB3, FB4, FB5, FB6. None of the nibs have been used, each is in very good condition although they do show some light gold plating corrosion on the top of the nib - I suspect this was probably due to the poor choice of using Styrofoam and cellophane in the packaging.
$25
New
DIP662
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Hunt’s Two Line Ruling Pen - Twelve double line ruling dip pen nibs on original green and yellow display card, very elegant graphics on the card. Manufactured by C. Howard Hunt Pen Co. Card measures 7.5 x 3.75 inches. There are two un-used elastics across the bottom of the card which would have once held a Hunt dip pen, unfortunately that is missing.
$30
New
DIP664
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Eagle Steel Pens Bright Red and Yellow Art Deco card with five different Eagle dip pen nibs. Card reads: A Perfect Point for Every Purpose. 5 Styles Of Pens for 5 cents Eagle Pencil Co London New York Toronto. Dip pens nib points include: Falcon, Bulb, Fine, Stub and Medium. Card measures 2.5 x 4 inches. Excellent condition.
$25
New
DIP666
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C. Brandauer & Co Scribbler Pen with one Scribbler dip pen nib. Heavy white card with deckle edge printed in black ink. On the reverse side is a personal holiday note dated December 1997. I suspect this was a reproduction of a Brandauer ad or nib card and was used as a holiday card. Nibs are original nibs and very nice.
$10
New
DIP667
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Joseph Gillott & Sons Ltd 5696 Contango dip pen nib. Heavy white card with deckle edge printed in black ink. On the reverse side is a personal holiday note dated December 1998. I suspect this was a reproduction of a Gillott’s ad or nib card and was used as a holiday card. Nib is original nib and very nice.
$10
New
DIP669
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Joseph Gillott’s Lithographic Crow Quill Card with elegant illustration at the top, probably done with a Crow Quill Pen. Twelve original Gillott’s No. 659 Crow Quill Nibs and black swirled holder. Made in England. White card with black print. Measures 4.25 x 6 inches. Shows some light aging spots. Overall very good condition.
$50
New
DIP670
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Gillotts Assorted Superfine Drawing Pens Card No. 3579. Bright red and white graphics. One of each of the following super flexible super fine nibs: 170, 290, 291, 303, 404, 659, 850, 1068A and 1950 are on the card. Also included are three Gillotts pen holders, one for standard sized nibs, one for smaller nibs and one for Crow Quill nibs. Card measures 6 x 7.5 inches. Hard to find nibs and holders! Excellent condition.
$100
New
DIP671
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Spencerian Steel Pens Complete Sample Card - This display card is quite elaborate and contains 35 different Spencerian nibs that are threaded to the double sided foldover card. Front cover is dark green with gold metallic lettering. Inside front is ivory with soft green lettering and holds 18 different nibs, 3 nibs are missing, Inside back panel is also ivory with soft green lettering and holds 17 different nibs, 4 nibs are missing. Back panel is dark green with gold metallic lettering. There are some light handwritten marks above some of the nibs - OK, X, Best, etc etc. Best is written above the No. 14 nib. Some of the nibs have been tried, but were cleaned well, most of the nibs appear to have never been used. When closed, card measures 9.75 x 4.5 inches. Very good condition and an amazing piece.
$150
New
DIP673
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Esterbrook Steel Pens Sample Nib Card. Elaborate display card contains 29 different Esterbrook nibs threaded to the double sided foldover snap close display. Front flap is black leatherette embossed: The Esterbrook Steel Pen Mfg Co. First panel holds a black and white card marked: Samples of Lading Pens Made By The Esterbrook Steel Pen Mfg Co 99 John St, New York. Works: Camden NJ. There are 15 nibs threaded to this card, 3 nibs are missing. The second panel holds another white card marked with the same header and holds 13 nibs threaded to the card, 1 nib partially threaded in and is missing 4 nibs. The bottom panel is covered in a dark burgundy red velvet. The whole series of panels fold up so the velvet panel is in between the two nibs cards to protect the nibs. The nibs all appear to be un-used and in mint condition. There are some random pencil doodles on the white cards, the velvet is all intact, but well worn from being repeatedly folded and unfolded and pressed on by the nibs. Measures 3 3/8 x 8 inches when closed.
$150
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DIP674
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Esterbrook Commercial Pens Display Assortment Box, just the basics here - cardboard box display with 6 sections for Esterbrook No. 048, No. 128, No. 556, No. 313, No 788 and No. 442. Measures 5 5/8 inches square. No nibs, just the display box. A little rough, but still too nice to relegate to the back shelf!
$10
New
DIP675
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Esterbrook Celebrated Steel Pens Display Box - Orange leatherette covered bottom, white cardboard sections for Judge’s Quill 312, Oval Point 788, Professional A1, Falcon 048, Vertical 570 and Relief No 314. Glass lid is no longer hinged. Gold metallic ornate border. Large center section in black with gold lettering. Measures 5 x 6.5 inches. The glass lid is intact and the top side of the display is in nice condition. However, missing 3 sides of the lid which would have been covered in matching orange leatherette. Not in great shape, but still a nice example.
$15
New
DIP676
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Electric Pen Display Assortment Box - While perhaps not as well known as Esterbrook, Hunt, Spencerian and other big names, Electric was the name of a dip pen company. This is a pretty basic box with glass lid that is no longer hinged. Decorative gold foil remains on two sides. Nib compartments are cardboard. Sections are marked for Falcon No. 51. Extra Fine No. 52, School No. 53, Bank No. 54, Stub No. 55 and Falcon No. 51. Large center section in black with gold lettering. Measures 5.25 x 7.25 inches. Very unusual to find much of anything, even nibs from Electric.
$15
New
DIP677
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Esterbrook Pens Wood Display Box - Excellent example of an old countertop display for Esterbrook Dip Pen Nibs. Solid wood with framed glass lid in a dark finish, bright red and metallic gold graphics at top and across front of display. Each compartment is identified by a long strip of printed brass attached to the wood dividers with small brads. Nibs originally displayed in this box were: 048 Falcon, 920 Radio Pen, 128 Extra Fine Elastic, 14 Bank, 313 Probate, 788 Oval Point, 988 Radio Pen, 314 Relief, 922 Inflexible, 442 Jackson Stub, 556 Advanced School and 956 Radio Pen. The framed glass hinged lid opens from left side of display and is held closed with a small hook and eye closure. Rear of display is open for storing full boxes of dip pen nibs. Measures 14 in wide by 13 in deep. Height at rear is 5 in, height at front edge of display glass door is 3.25 inches. There are small marks here and there on the wood portion of the display which would be typical of a store display. The red and gold graphics shows some light crazing to the pain, but overall are in very good condition. This display is in excellent condition.
$225
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DIP679
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Spencerian - Perry Solid Wood Steel Pens Wood Display Box - Framed display with pull out drawer with 16 different compartments for dip pen nibs. Glass top. When the drawer is pulled out you see a very old black and white lithograph of children in the school room. The left side reads: Spencerian Steel Pens. Established 1860. The Standard Pens for Expert Writers. The left side panel reads: Perry & Co London Steel Pens. Established 1824. Largest and oldest Pen Maker in the World. There are various numbers relating to Spencerian and Perry nibs on the wood dividers in the display box. Two turned wood knobs to pull our the drawer with compartments from rear. Lovely detailing on the top frame of the box and all of the sides. Measures 15.5 x 11.5 inches at base. Height is 3.25 inches. Excellent condition.
$250


Reverse Imprint Dip Pen Nibs

These are truly little rarities in the world of writing! Each of these nibs has a reverse imprint. When steel dip pen nibs are made (short version here!) a sheet of steel is rolled out, the nibs are stamped and then the shape is formed so that when you look at the front of the nib, you see the company name imprint and other pertinent information. 

But on these nibs, the shape was formed in reverse, so that you must look at the back side of the nibs to read the maker info. Most times, these would have been caught at the factory by workers and weeded out, but we have a select group that made it into the marketplace many decades ago, at least 60 years ago, and probably much longer than that. 

You can certainly use them, but I suspect most people keep them as a little interesting historical OOPS item! Imprint and nib grade are noted on each below. The photos below show the curved underside imprint.


NIB-ADC-408
RIDP

Eugene Adcock No. 408, Nickel Sheffield Series, Somerville Mass Reverse Imprint dip pen - flexible extra fine point
$5



Hunt Speedball Vintage Boxed Nibs

Each box contains new old stock nibs, never used!

Limited Supplies Available!

Speedball Nibs
Brochure


NIB-HUNT-B1/2 Hunt Speedball B-1/2 dip pen nibs in red & black box, round style nib, 4.1mm, box of 12 nibs $15
NIB-HUNT-B-1 1/2-11 Hunt Speedball B-1 1/2 dip pen nibs in red & black box, round style nib, 4.3mm, box of 11 nibs $12
NIB-HUNT-D1
Dip Pen
Hunt mini nib box contains 10 Hunt-Speedball D-1 dip pen nibs. Oval point is 4.0mm wide. Silver steel dip pen nib with brass reservoir. Box originally held 12 nibs, 10 nibs remaining in mint condition.
$10




Hunt Dip Pen Nibs

Original Personal Size Boxes
12 Antique Nibs per Box
All nibs are un-used and rust-free

Hunt, like other companies of the day, never missed a chance to toot their horn just a little bit! Stated on the sides of the boxes: "These pens will neither scratch nor spurt the ink. The points being rounded by a secret process" and on the other side "A Pen is only as good as its point. We make the points perfect"


NIB-HUNT-21
hunt

Companion Dip Pen Nibs in original box, grey finish, flexible extra fine point
$15

In all honesty, there is a huge difference in the precision of an antique dip pen nib compared to the few that are still being made today. Much more attention went into their manufacture and these were items needed by those who wrote. Today, dip pen nibs are more of a novelty and the makers just don't put as much effort into their quality. Those that seriously continue to use dip pen nibs today (or pens as they were once called) appreciate the quality of a vintage nib.




PLEASE NOTE: New old stock antique pen nibs are finished with a very fine factory oil coating to prevent rust. It is invisible to see and rarely can it be felt, but nonetheless, it is there. Before using any of these old nibs, you must remove the factory oil coating so that ink will adhere better.

Place nibs in a pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds, remove and pat dry to prevent rust OR wipe each nib thoroughly with rubbing alcohol.



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