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#21 PaulS

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 19:34

thanks - having indulged in that system only once I think - seem to remember you go into the envelope up at the top marked Messenger  -  but I could be wrong  -  if I am correct then I'll reply via that method and see if it works.         When I work out how to find it, I'll go into profile feed. :D

P.S.   o.k. found your note and now replied.


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#22 Sasha Royale

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 16:52

I have one around here, somewhere.  Mine is a brownish red (?).  The clip and fill lever are same as yours, but overall, not as nice condition. Mine has three ordinary bands, at the cap, unlike the lovely cap band your pen exhibits.  The nib is embossed "UNIQUE -14C"  .  I am told that my pen dates to the early 1930's .  Production ceased in the late 1950's.  


Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#23 PaulS

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 18:10

quote  .........................    "The nib is embossed "UNIQUE -14C".                 That's an interesting comment  -  reading Steve Hull's contribution on this brand ('The English Fountain Pen Industry 1875 - 1975' - page 57), he says - regarding the range in 1937 -   

" ..........  all featured Warranted 14ct nibs as had previous models, suggesting that Unique, in common with some other medium-size manufacturers, did not make their own nibs."

 

That's not to say, of course, that when sub-contracting your nib manufacture, you couldn't ask that the imprint carried your own name, although the author's comments, above, appear to refute that - so you appear to have something unusual perhaps? 

 

b.f. were made as well as self-fillers - and in view of what seems to have been a large array of different models, it's surprising how few seem to be around now  -  perhaps they're now all residing in collections. :)


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 22:07

I would say that pen and clip is a post war product. The pre war pens had a much squarer profile, like the Valentine 01 in another topic.








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