Conway Stewart 28

1949-58
About This Model

Conway Stewart was a major manufacturer of good to great fountain pens in England for a hundred years, from 1905-2005. During the pre-WWII years they sold far more pens than any other brand in England; one major author believes more than all the other companies’ output combined. They were very well-made, good-looking, and great writers with soft, wet, and often flexible nibs. It is interesting that they produced a bewildering quantity of models and colors, including some bright floral patterns in casein during the pre-WWII shortage years.

About This Pen

During the 1950s, Conway Stewart produced a breathtaking array of pen models, sizes, colors, and patterns. Their models were aimed at workers, writers, and executives. This No.28, made from 1949-58, is in a green hatched pattern that was frequently used in their largest and fanciest executive pens, but at 13cm long capped and 1cm wide, this pen is a more typical size.  The gold trim polished up well, with a little tarnish showing only on the edges of the cap crown and underneath the clip point. Its Conway Stewart No.28 imprint is complete but shallow. The nib is gold, marked Conway Stewart 14C Gold, and writes a typically English soft and wet medium. A deeply attractive pen, can be used all the time, but protect its lovely appearance with a case.

Price: $140