This book is for all people using, owning, or collecting fountain pens and their matching pencils. It introduces the beginning pen collector to the hobby and answers questions asked by advanced pen collectors about the earliest and rarest pens. With over 1,000 fountain pens illustrated in full color, it will identify pens and provide the opportunity to examine many rare pens that were produced.
The examples represent the whole range of the history and production of fountain pens, from the earliest to the present, and from the most common to the rarest.
L.E. Waterman, Parker, Swan, Sheaffer, Wahl-Eversharp, Mont Blanc, Crocker, Chilton, Moore, A.A. Waterman and many other companies are included. A large representation of company advertising has been gathered. A must for collectors, dealers, and all those who appreciate the ingenuity and creativity of industry.
George Fischler and Stuart Schneider are well-respected leaders in the antique pen world. They bring their love and knowledge of these works of art to this book.
Stuart Schneider is an attorney in Englewood, New Jersey who has been collecting pens since 1975. He is the author of several books and articles. George Fischler is a senior research microbiologist with the Colgate-Palmolive Company and an avid collector since 1977. With his wife, Michelle, George sponsors the annual New Jersey Pen Show, and he is the Repair & Restoration editor for Pen World magazine.