Pelikan 101N 1st Issue Tortoise effect made of Celluloid & RHR (Red Hard Rubber) Fountain Pen from 1937-38. 14K TU F/M Flex Nib. Zero Cracks or Splits etc ANYWHERE = RARE! You will struggle to EVER find better. This ones worth breaking the bank for.
Amazing flex writer full of personality. The 14 Karat Nib is an Ultra Rare TU (Turned Up Tip).Nib is 1937-38 Factory original Masterpiece. These are the best Nibs Pelikan EVER made. A nib for the TRUE writing Connoisseur. What a handsome chap this is.... Made in Germany between Late 1937 and Early 1938 ONLY in this exact form. This is the exact model Pelikan launched the 101N with. By mid 1938 a few changes were already made that separate these 1st issues from the more common examples made 1938 to 42.
Most noticeable change being its Cap Top Pelikan Logo. By mid 1938 Pelikan changed its Logo from the Cross Hatch Nest of 1910-38 to a Blank empty Nest (No Cross Hatch in the Nest) that standard empty nest logo is still in use to this day (1938-present day).So 1st issue 101N must have the early Pelikan logo to qualify as such. Imprints are bigger on these 1st issue than ANY other 101N. These are the rarest of ALL 101N. Another more subtle difference between the 1st Issue 101N and the 1938-42 examples is the actual size of everything. The Cap of a 1st issue 101N does not fit a 1938-42 example.
The Feed and Nib assembly of a 1940s 101N does not fit a 1937-38 1st issue front section as its a fraction bigger after 1939. Same goes with the Piston housing etc. In other Words ZERO parts from a standard 101n dating 1938-39 to the end of the 101N's production in 1942 will fit or interchange with a true 1st issue 101N. That's why they are the rarest to find. Shortest production time and UNIQUE parts.
These 1st issue 101N are about 4mm shorter than the 1938-39 examples and about 6mm shorter than 1940-42 examples. They also have BHR Black Hard Rubber front sections (Part you hold when writing) later 101N have celluloid front section. Even the RHR (Red Hard Rubber) Piston Housing and Blind Cap are a wonderful Deep Dark Crimson Red and after 1938 the RHR came much lighter Red almost Terracotta certainly more Scarlet than Crimson almost Purple/Red of these 1st issue Pistons (Colour is again UNIQUE to 1st issue).The Barrels Tortoise Sheath is also unique and does not if any other examples than 1st issue. The inner Celluloid Barrel is also rare with its Dark Amber Bronze See through transparent Window for viewing your ink reserve inside the pen.... Make no mistake these 1st issue examples are the ones to collect. In fact ANY 101N from 1937 to 1942 is RARE! To find one Clean and still working with no cracks is VERY rare from ANY year. But to find a TRUE 1st issue that is MINT with ZERO Cracks and perfect original untouched never restored or re plated Yellow Gold Plated Clip and Rings is NEXT LEVEL rare. This is the cleanest all original 101N I have had. I have owned hundreds over the years. Its also the earliest example which simply blows the mind. The Cleanest and Earliest 101N you will ever see. Once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in Museum Grade Pelikan pen History. C ome s ready to write just add your favorite colour bottled ink... Perfect as a gift or treat yourself to a wonderful collectible fountain pen that can be used and enjoyed daily..
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Fed Ex is also available. PLEASE VIEW MY OTHER ITEMS MORE PENS, Montblanc, Onoto, Conway Stewart, Parker, Waterman, Mabie Todd Swan, Sheaffer, Dunhill etc. The item "Pelikan 101N 1st Issue Tortoise Fountain Pen 1937.Ultra RARE" is in sale since Saturday, December 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Pens\Fountain Pens\Pelikan". The seller is "myhs10cd" and is located in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. This item can be shipped worldwide.