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VINTAGE CONWAY STEWART 74 SPEEDY-PHIL BLUE HERRINGBONE FOUNTAIN PEN (CS018)
Rare Grecian Cap Band; Blue Herringbone
was £419.99
now £319.99
 
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VINTAGE CONWAY STEWART 74 FOUNTAIN PEN

~ The Pursuit of Excellence - Conway Stewart ~

~ SPEEDY-PHIL - Unusual Filling Mechanism ~

Comes with Original CS Paper Box & Guarantee ~

 ~ Stunning Blue Herringbone Patterning ~

~ GRECIAN BAND ~ Gold Trim ~ a CS Solid 14ct #5 Gold Nib, Circa 1957-63 ~

~ Excellent Overall Condition ~ 

 
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SUMMARY
 

Up here is a vintage Conway Stewart 74 fountain pen, which was manufactured in England circa 1957-63. The pen is in excellent condition, very glossy and minty body, without any damage. This Conway Stewart was manufactured in stunning BLUE HERRINGBONE celluloid material. The single GRECIAN gold cap band even makes the pen more attractive. The gold pocket clip, side lever and the trim are in preistine condition. It bears a correct large 14ct Conway Stewart #5 gold nib, slightly bent at tip but still working. The most special point of this pen is the filler system. This pen was called SPEEDY-PHIL because of its very unusual filling mechanism. Actually this trade mark can be seen on early boxes of the 'International pen', and is represented by a young boy in red sitting on a 'flying' lever pen with the inscription 'I'm Speedy Phil'. I am not sure if the filler of this pen is in working condition. Nevertheless, this is a very rare model among CS series. The pen has been polished and cleaned. The pen comes with a CS paper box. This Conway Stewart is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of carftsmanship. The special filling system even makes it extremely attractive, rare and highly sought after by collectors all over the world. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special.

 
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SUMMARY
Model: Conway Stewart 74 – English
Colour: Blue herringbone
Overall Length: 5-3/8 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1957-63
Filler Type: Speedy-Phil - Single Click filler action
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced and polished
 
STORY
 
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In 1905, Mr Jarvis and Mr Gardner formed Conway Stewart at 13 Paternoster Row, London. Their objective was to produce elegant, timelessly beautiful, yet functional writing instrument.

In the 1920s the name of 'Conway Stewart' was trademarked. The list of filling mechanisms available expanded to eyedroppers, lever fillers, pump fillers and safeties. During the depression years, the company managed to survive by continuing to offer good reliable pens at reasonable prices. In the 1950s, with the creative use of colored plastic Conway Stewart reached its peak.  

Conway Stewart pens have always been the preferred choice of the most discerning and famous people from around the world. People such as Winston Churchill, who used a Conway Stewart pen throughout the war years, up to the present time, whereby Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was presented with two gold pens to Commemorate The Queens Golden Jubilee.

Conway Stewart was the official pen chosen by the British Government for the G8 Summit at which Tony Blair, the prior British Prime Minister, presented a Conway Stewart No.58 set to each of the world leaders.

 
DESCRIPTION
 
fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Blue herringbone celluloid material
Top Ring: Gold; Polished
Top Jewel: Black domed plated jewel in black
Trim Pattern: Single Grecian gold cap band; Polished
Pocket Clip: Classic gold plated pocket clip with the 'CS' logo; it is polished and adjusted to tight fit on your shirt.
Cap Screw: Smooth
Work Done: The whole cap has been gently hand polished to restore its shiny condition
fountain pen gold nib THE NIB
Material: 14ct Solid gold
Grade: Medium
Imprint: Reads 'Conway Stewart 14CT GOLD 5'
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean
Work Done: The nib and feed has been cleaned to remove dried ink and residuals. The nib has been polished to restore its shiny condition.
 
THE BARREL
Imprint: Good & clear imprint; Reads 'Conway Stewart 74 MADE IN ENGLAND'
End Jewel: N/A
Screw with Filler: Push type
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: N/A
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour with the imprint masked
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THE FILLER
Type: Speedy-Phil - Single click filler action
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: N/A
Work Done: Unknown
Functionality: Unknown
 
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