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Hi , this is my first posting so hopefully it resides in the right forum! I purchased the attached pen on eBay recently and wondered if anybody knows what make it is? Many thanks

 

 

 

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The brand is clearly stamped on the nib which read " 華孚 " or its original English brand name  " Wolff " . The 50% is obviously gold content , thus 12K. Today this brand is better known as Hero , considering the material, style and the logo used this is likely pre war 

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Take a look at the model 572 in the article below:

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A glimpse of old domestic fountain pen print advertising

Before the 1990s, when old domestic fountain pens were booming, print advertising was one of the most important ways of promoting fountain pen products. These advertisements in print form appeared on a variety of printed materials for people to view or use, such as product packaging, newspapers, picture books, posters and bookmarks. While we have previously discussed the cardboard packaging of old fountain pens, this article looks at the richer design elements and styles found on fountain pen advertisements.

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Shanghai Huafu Gold Pen Factory advertisement from the 1950s, image credit: Old Advertising in New China 1949-1966 by Zhang Jiarong

The first image is an advertisement for the Huafu Gold Pen Factory in Shanghai in the 1950s, and it is a magnificent sight to behold. The main products of the Huafu Gold Pen Factory at that time included the Huafu, Hero and Xinmin brands. The 571 and 581 in the picture are the prototypes of the present-day Hero 616. The appearance of models such as the Huafu 572, 402, Xinmin 501 and 502 are quite rare in today's domestic fountain pens, and are instead in line with the shape of mainstream Japanese gold pens. In a previous article, we also introduced a scene from the 1950s documentary film 'All Things New' about the product assembly line at the Waffer gold pen factory, which shows that the range of products and models available at the Waffer factory was very extensive.
 


by Professor Hula https://www.bilibili.com/read/cv5889363

 

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The Shanghai Hero Pen Company (Chinese: 上海英雄(集团)有限公司; pinyin: Shànghǎi yīngxióng (jítuán) yǒuxiàn gōngsī) is a Chinese manufacturing company which is popular for its Hero (英雄; yīngxióng) fountain pens. It was founded in 1931 as the "Wolff Pen Manufacturing Company" (上海华孚金笔厂; Shànghǎi huáfú jīnbǐ chǎng), and was renamed in 1966 to the current name. Hero is commonly referred to as "Huáfú" which is the Hanyu Pinyin transliteration of the firm's abbreviated original Chinese name.
 

The Shanghai Hero Fountain Pen is currently a subsidiary of the Shanghai Hero Group Co. Ltd., which owns ten stationery companies and more than 100 trademarks in China.


from Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Hero_Pen_Company

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Many thanks Mech-for-i and VillersCotterets for taking the time to reply. Kind regards Neil

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