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    Cool Not a fountain pen and it doesn't even write... vintage Pelikan desk pen holder x2

    And then there were two... vintage Pelikan desk pen holders, that is!

    Got a bit worried as the latest addition to the flock was three weeks due. Well, it finally arrived so there it is. 🙂
    Also featured... some other Pelikan paraphernalia, such as the Pelikan thumbtacks made in the 1930s (they have a wonderfully detailed four chic Pelikan logo as an imprint) or the bakelite capped and Wagenfeld-designed ink bottle from the same era.

    These were sold for Pelikan 100, 100N & 400 series pens so that places them somewhere between the 1930s to 1950s.



    The one on the left is the newcomer. It is most likely made somewhere between late 1930s to early 1940s. The one on the right is a later version. There are few major differences between the two...



    The older version is more crudely made and finished, it is also thinner.



    The older has the Pelikan branding on the bottom. The later model made away with this and has a stabilizing metal plate there instead. Makes a lot of sense as bakelite, the material these both are made of, is very lightweight.

    Here is a better picture of the base...


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    Default Re: Not a fountain pen and it doesn't even write... vintage Pelikan desk pen holder x

    Nice Pelikan paraphernalia there!
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    Default Re: Not a fountain pen and it doesn't even write... vintage Pelikan desk pen holder x

    These Pelikan pen holders have a nice and simple design. This version with the flat bottom plate appeared circa 1938 and it was in the Pelikan catalog until at least 1957. This holder is also shown on filling instruction pamphlets for the Pelikan 400 so it is definitely also correct for the 400. I was not aware that they also exist without a bottom imprint. They become hard to find.

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    Default Re: Not a fountain pen and it doesn't even write... vintage Pelikan desk pen holder x

    Quote Originally Posted by ethernautrix View Post
    Nice Pelikan paraphernalia there!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by jos View Post
    These Pelikan pen holders have a nice and simple design. This version with the flat bottom plate appeared circa 1938 and it was in the Pelikan catalog until at least 1957. This holder is also shown on filling instruction pamphlets for the Pelikan 400 so it is definitely also correct for the 400. I was not aware that they also exist without a bottom imprint. They become hard to find.
    Yeah, the design is really nice and practical too. And hard to find... yeah. This is the second one I have been able to get in the last ten years or so that was not outrageously pricey.

    I once saw a sales ad for three that were mounted to a piece of wood... and one of them was made of red bakelite (meant for the 101N)! Sadly I missed on that one by mere hours. And naturally, it sold for a silly price, something like 50€ for the lot... well, I just hope they found a good home.

    That is the business I am in, helping vintage Pelikans etc. find a good home. Come to papa, you beautiful old birds...

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    Default Re: Not a fountain pen and it doesn't even write... vintage Pelikan desk pen holder x

    Quote Originally Posted by mana View Post
    I once saw a sales ad for three that were mounted to a piece of wood... and one of them was made of red bakelite (meant for the 101N)! Sadly I missed on that one by mere hours. And naturally, it sold for a silly price, something like 50€ for the lot... well, I just hope they found a good home.
    Interesting, I never saw this holder in red.

    There is an original Pelikan item that consists of 4 bakelite pen holders that are mounted on a A4 sized wooden bottom plate that also contains a Pelikan notebook. This may have been a stationary item, allowing customers to try out 4 different Pelikan pens. An almost NOS version of this item was sold on Ebay last year for 532 euros.

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    Default Re: Not a fountain pen and it doesn't even write... vintage Pelikan desk pen holder x

    Quote Originally Posted by jos View Post
    Interesting, I never saw this holder in red.
    Had to check and both versions of Pelikan Schreibgeräte have a pic of one with a red tailed 101Nf.

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    Default Re: Not a fountain pen and it doesn't even write... vintage Pelikan desk pen holder x

    So, Pelikan made desk pens? Never seen one.

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    Default Re: Not a fountain pen and it doesn't even write... vintage Pelikan desk pen holder x

    Quote Originally Posted by mana View Post
    Had to check and both versions of Pelikan Schreibgeräte have a pic of one with a red tailed 101Nf.
    You are right, I should go to these books more often. What a great looking desk pen set that is.
    I just pulled out some Pelikan catalogs and the desk pen holder, which is model number #4, is still listed in a 1961 catalog (available in black only) but not anymore in 1963.


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