Mabie Todd Co Swan Solid Gold 14k Fountain Pen Chatelaine Ring Top
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Mabie Todd Co Swan Solid Gold 14k Fountain Pen Chatelaine Ring Top:
Antique Mabie Todd SOLID 14K GOLD Chatelaine Ring Top Fountain Pen with Solid Gold 14K flex nib. Note: 14CT is the proper designation in the UK for real, solid 14 Karat gold which we in the USA know as the 14K stamp. It is clearly stamped on the pen’s barrel and cap.
This is a beautiful, small fountain pen which has been acid tested and x-rayed in New York’s diamond district where it has been guaranteed to be solid 14K gold. This pen weighs 12.7 grams. As of today, 3/26/19, the melt value of 14K scrap gold gives the value for this pen at $314.55. I am big fan of fountain pens and appreciate the craftsmanship of the great men and women of the past so I would rather sell it to someone who can appreciate it than melt such a fine writing instrument. Hence, I’m selling it here for less (which is around the price I’d receive for it anyway if I were to melt it as today’s respected gold dealer explained; they need a little profit, too).
About this lovely little pen: It was made by Mabie, Todd & Co. one of the finest pen companies we’ve ever had. The pen is shiny and heavy in the hand for its size. It could use a polish but the 14K antique patina gives it a nice, unique look. It has a monogram: DE. It has a couple of dings on the cap which could possibly be fixed. See photo. The 14K gold nib is in great condition. It has no cracks and good iridium. The section is a little loose but a little shellac will perfectly tighten it. The ink sac has been replaced so it is already writing and as you can see from the sample, it gives very nice flex line variation!
This would make a great gift for a fountain pen lover! It’s also a great little investment! Feel free to ask any questions. I reply and ship the same. Thanks and good luck!