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Bayard Superstyl LE Demi post-war ver.



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Mech-for-i

latest catch , Bayard Superstyl LE demi ( or in its original French naming , Superstyl Modèle Dames ) in moss green pattern celluloid, in decently good , restored condition , with nice flex ( semi flex ) 18K nib , research say this is likely late production circa 48 or 49 , pen weight in at 14.8g or 8.9g without cap ( un-inked ) , with a girth of 12mm thickest around the barrel tapering to 11mm at the capping thread and 8.8mm at the section lip next to the nib ( before the stepping ) , with the cap at 14mm thickest ; its 124.6mm in length capped, 105mm uncapped. It does not post, I had no idea if it will post or not originally but now the cap lip catch on the filler lever and I am not about to force it. Engraving on the barrel stated "Superstyle" with "LE", and "DE" in small block text above and below the Superstyl in script text , then with the Bayard logo below, with 750 engraved in block on the barrel end side. It should sell for 2200 Franc at the time and likely cataloged well into the early to mid 50's though production is said to cease 1949

 

50968079661_deb3e81f32_k.jpgBayard Superstyl LE Demi ( Post War Version ), on Flickr

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Very nice find, congratulations! Bayard pens don’t show up very often here despite having been a top tier French brand. They had excellent nibs before being bought up by Soennecken. How is yours performing?

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It's performing admirably in writing but not really wet. Flex is nice and better than most semi flex but not quite full flex. Filling lever is kind of stuff and strong with some wobble. Do fill nice , I shall reserve further judgement until I get more writing on it.

 

This is part of a 2 pen haul, the other a pre war Aristokrat

 

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That is a very nice find indeed. I had not seen this pattern before, it looks very attractive.

I also date these pens to 1948-49 because that is the narrow period in which the Superstyl with this particular clip and lever is shown in advertisements.

 

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