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Excelsior De Bayard With Beautiful Brown Marbled Celluloid


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I was fortunate enough to have been thought of during a friend's trip to France. She brought back a French pen for me. I have zero knowledge of French pens until this evening. The plastic on this is stunning brown, gold, cream with a pear finish on some of the colors. It seems to have an interchangeable nib. The clip motif is repeated on the lever. I just had to share!

 

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I have a few Bayard`s, but none in this finish - really nice celluloid :)

 

Bayard was one of the top tier French/European brands of the 1930ies & 40ies.

Your pen dates approximately to mid 40ies.

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That's a stunner! I love Bayards, pens with real character.

"I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original." - Franz Joseph Haydn 1732 - 1809
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What a beauty! I also have an Excelsior 560 -- in dark blue. I have another, earlier model, a Special 8 (450), also from the late 30's, as well. Pictures of both in my website, here They're wonderful writers, restore easily.

 

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I have a mini-collection of Bayard Excelsiors, and this one is probably my favourite, a really super celluloid. (Other Excelsiors come in 'hatched' cellulloids, rich marbled colours, and even a sort of 'snakeskin'. I particularly like the chevrons on the clip and the lever which give the design a little extra 'deco' cool.

 

Your pen is in pristine condition, too. Lucky you!

Too many pens, too little time!

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