Conway Stewart 226 in the rare “Reverse Cracked Ice” pattern 1930s

$257.12
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$257.12
+ $17.13 shipping
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We have for sale a fine Conway Stewart 226 lever fill fountain pen in the rare “Reverse Cracked Ice” pattern. It has the gold plate clip and trim, the cap screws firmly and the barrel markings read "The Conway Stewart No 226" with "Made in England" across the end of the barrel.

This is an excellent example of the 226 which was apparently produced between 1933 and 1946. At 10 shillings and sixpence they were good mid range fountain pens, aimed at people who needed a good quality pen, but one which wouldn’t break the bank.

What makes the 226 stand out are the patterns that it came in – marbled sky blue, slate blue, gold, blue rock-face and this one, a Reverse Cracked Ice.

This pen has the correct Conway Stewart 14ct Gold nib with a nice stiff nib and as can be seen from the photographs, writes smoothly with good flow.

These very colourful pens are not especially common and compared to other types of Conway Stewart are quite sought after by collectors.

The pen has undergone a light refurbishment which includes being flushed in distilled water, the old shellac and old ink sac removed, a new ink sac installed, re-shellacing, and being given a hand polish.

Compared to a modern biro or roller ball this is the epitome of good taste - the sort of pen one would use to write one's letter of resignation prior to being fired from your Ministerial post.

Length is approx. 13cm capped (just over 5 inches), 12mm diameter.


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Mad Carew is a wonderful character from the poem "The Green Eye of the Yellow God", written in 1911 by J. Milton Hayes and a famous example of a "dramatic monologue". It begins...: "There's a one-eyed yellow idol To the north of Kathmandu; There's a little marble cross below the town; And a brokenhearted woman Tends the grave of 'Mad' Carew, While the yellow god for ever gazes down. He was known as 'Mad Carew By the subs at Kathmandu, He was hotter than they felt inclined to tell, But, for all his foolish pranks, He was worshipped in the ranks, And the Colonel's daughter smiled on him as well...."


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