Conklin
Pens and Ephemera


Vintage Pens: 4465 Conklin Endura
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 4465: Conklin: Endura
New Old Stock senior-size Conklin Endura fountain pens don't turn up every day, but we are excited to offer this shiny black model with reddish-orange accent lines. No brassing. No cracks. No significant scratches. Fully restored with a new ink sac. Due to age, some of the accent color is fading or coming out, but it is hard to find original paint in these pens. The only flaw is this odd little textured "rash" on the section. The rest of the pen is perfect. Click the headline for a close-up of the 14k gold extra-fine nib. It has a little feedback, but it also writes a Japanese whisper-thin extra-fine line. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4363 Conklin Rolled-Gold Pencil
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4363: Conklin: Rolled-Gold Pencil
We aren't sure what Conklin called this pinstriped pencil made of rolled gold, but it is a very handsome taste of the 1920s. It is marked "Patented July 6, 1920." We suspect is was made a couple years later. This pen is a little more slender than the 4B and 5V models, but it is the same length. New Old Stock, it is dent and damage free. Twist the nose cone to advance and retract the 1.1mm lead. Pull off the tail blind cap to reveal a hardened eraser. Unscrew the eraser to reveal some spare leads. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4362 Conklin 5V
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4362: Conklin: 5V
Jazz Age style and sophistication shines through on this new old stock Conklin 5V pencil. A "w" pattern flys down the barrel of this vintage pencil on finely wrought pinstripes. Marked rolled gold, all of the imprints and design features are strong and crisp. Patented on July 6, 1920, we suspect this one was made more likely in 1924 or '25. Twist the nose cone to advance and retract the 1.1mm lead. Pull off the tail cap to reveal an unused hardened eraser. Unscrew the eraser to reveal spare leads. No brassing, dents or scratches. Looks like it just left the factory in Toledo, Ohio. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4337 Conklin 40
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: Stub
Price: $399.99
Vintage Pens: 4337: Conklin: 40
Do you like the effect of a flexible nib but hate all the effort that goes into getting good writing that way? Then you, my friend, will love writing with a factory-fresh stub nib made of 14k gold! Our latest Conklin 40 is N.O.S. with one such nib. We restored the vintage pen with a new ink sac. Crisp chasing, no cracks! The only wear is a tiny bit of brassing on the top and bottom of the pocket clip and on the top of the crescent. The crescent, by the way, has two sides that have imprints. Click the headline for a close-up of the stub! It writes well but subtly, unless you add a little extra pressure to get some dramatic lines amplified. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4316 Conklin 5V
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 4316: Conklin: 5V
Direct from the Roaring '20s comes this green-gold Conklin 5V pencil. New Old Stock, this pencil is in mint condition and comes with its original price sticker! Its classic chevron design is dent free with minimal, if any, wear. Pull off the blind tail cap to reveal its original hardened eraser. Unscrew the eraser to reveal the spare leads. To advance and retract the 1.1mm lead, twist the nose cone to the right or left. No engravings. 13.3cm.
Vintage Pens: 3966 Conklin Endura Senior
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $549.99
Vintage Pens: 3966: Conklin: Endura Senior
Lapis lazuli looks like moonlight glinting off the ocean on this stunning blue Conklin Endura Senior. A classic from Toledo, Ohio, this vintage pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. No cracks, no brassing...only minimal wear, this pen belongs in a museum. We did not repaint the orange trim rings, and, as far as we know, it is original paint. Its original 14k gold nib writes a very firm, fine line that leans closer to extra fine. Click the headline for a great close-up photo. Its oversized zen makes for easier gripping. A phenomenal pen for use or display. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3740 Conklin Sub Endura
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 3740: Conklin: Sub Endura
It took us a while to track down some answers for this pen. We finally discovered, courtesy of David Isaacson's inimitable website, that this was an unnamed model Conklin pen. He calls it the Conklin Sub Endura, as it was neither a Symetrik nor an Endura. It was meant as a lesser model for those who couldn't afford Conklin's higher end pens. While he had seen many of these pens in the past, he had only seen this maroon-and-pearl-grey pen once before. Ours is fully restored with a new ink sac. No cracks and minimal wear. Its only real problem is brassing on the cap bands. Write a nice fine line with a hint of flex with this original 14k gold nib. 13cm capped.