Conway Stewart launched the 58 range in 1949, with a streamline design and without the materials constraint which had hampered production during and after the war. Production continued through the 1950s and the 58 is the iconic Conway Stewart pen of this period.
This pen is in the beautiful red herringbone pattern celluloid, with gold filled trim.
The barrel imprint on the fountain pen is feint but just about legible: “CONWAY STEWART 58. MADE IN ENGLAND”. The nib imprint is “DURO CONWAY STEWART 14ct GOLD 58”, a broad point and a smooth, wet writer.
Closed the pen is 13cm, and 16cm with the cap posted.
The herringbone and cracked ice 58s are probably now the most collectable of all the different patterns.
CONDITION: excellent; the herringbone celluloid has a beautiful colour, there is no brassing of the trim, just a few typical marks on the lever. The pen has a new sac and the broad nib has plentiful tipping and is a smooth writer.
PRICE: $230, £175, €195 plus postage:
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USA, Canada, C and S America: $21
Asia, Australia, NZ: $21