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#1 konis

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 21:29

The first Unique pens were offered for public sale in the early 1920s these were propietary pens marketed by The Unique Pen Co. located at 50 The Strand London.
By 1924 they were selling a well advertised selection from 60 different models produced in vulcanite material.
In 1933 The Unique Pen Company Limited was registered at 34 Maiden Lane, near the Strand London until the 1939 declaration of War with Germany.
The production factory is believed to have been based in Merton, London SW20, throuughout the War years production was restricted, a quota of only five models were premitted. The Unique Pen Company gradually deminished then ceased production in 1958.

 

Company - The "UNIQUE" Pen. Co. Ltd. London, United Kingdom.
Model - I dont know
Years of production - I dont know.
This may be a pre-war production of the 30-ies, but it could be the end of the 40's, early 50's. The company worked on the market since the beginning of the twenties until 1958
I bought a used pen the English company in red. After some time, the opportunity arose to buy the pen of the same model in green. Captivated me in these pens celluloid vivid colors and its structure.. The incentive was also the state of feathers, which had even sticker price. One pen was in the very well-preserved box.
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Nice, cool, vintage pens. Even now I can not remember the amounts for which they bought, but they were not big money. But we can enjoy the pens, their colors and  forced me to look on the net and get some information about the company, its products, years of operation. And I think that is, what this is all about.

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Edited by konis, 13 August 2013 - 21:30.


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#2 Edwaroth

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 00:48

Those are dropdead gorgeous!!!!! Great find and I am in severe envy.

#3 elysee

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:55

How unique! Pardon the pun but I could not resist! ; )

I like your Unique pens! Very pretty!

#4 cedargirl

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:38

I'm not one for glamour pens - but they are seriously good.


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#5 Sasha Royale

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:48

Great looking pens ! 

Since you added a Pelikan for comparison in your photograph, please tell us which size.  It looks like 

an M400.  I wish, secretly, that it is an M1000.  Then, your pens would be huge.  Good find. 


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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#6 Sasha Royale

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:55

I recall seeing the UNIQUE nib somewhere before.  Does anyone recall them on other pens ?

For size comparison, which Pelikan is in the photograph ?

Nice find.

 

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Sorry for the duplication.  A Windows update interrupted my post.


Edited by Sasha Royale, 14 August 2013 - 09:57.

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


#7 konis

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:02

I recall seeing the UNIQUE nib somewhere before.  Does anyone recall them on other pens ?

For size comparison, which Pelikan is in the photograph ?

Nice find.

This is a popular model M200

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#8 Mesu

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:52

Beautiful pens.. the red is spectacular. 

 

Thanks for sharing



#9 chiaroscuro

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 13:51

Wow. They remind me of Burhams et al., but the clip is very distinctive and you've captured the lovely celluloids quite well. They look like they were made yesterday.

#10 rwilsonedn

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 19:23

Beautiful pens, excellent photography. Thanks!

Now, how do they write?

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#11 irrigger

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 19:31

Great looking pens.  I also happened to find one for an extremly low price recently, only the one I found had a competitor's nib installed.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:25

Hi. I did something rather stupid and damaged the nib. I then did something even far more stupid and lost the damaged nib without documenting the nib number size. Does anyone have any idea what size nib the unique pens mentioned above were or how I can calculate or measure accordingly to determine the correct nib size I need to order for the replacement.






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