Fountain Pen Restoration

Typhoo Tea Fountain Pen Cards

Back on January 19, 2008, I wrote in a post titled Tea Anyone?, about the restoration of  Typhoo Tea Fountain Pen (photo below).

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In that post, I also shared two photos of  cards that came with the English Tea.  One was Trees of the Countryside and one was Interesting Events in British History.   Recently, I was fortunate to find a few more.  The sets that I acquired are from the Wild Flowers In Their Families and British Birds And Their Eggs sets.  I have photographed a few below.

Interestingly, the Coronation Year Offer for the Vacuum Filler is from the 1937 Coronation of George VI.   Coronation History can be viewed here.

I do not have any Typhoo pens from this vintage, and my pen is from an earlier vintage.  However, I find these cards an interesting part of Fountain Pen History.  To read more about the sets produced, read this web article.

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I am glad that I stumbled on to these cards, three years after working on the Typhoo Lever Filler.  They are another interesting glimpse into fountain pens and their place in history.

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July 25, 2011 - Posted by | Ty.phoo |

7 Comments »

  1. I have one of the Coronation Year Pens, brown mottled with transparent barrel and also the Typhoo card.
    I also have cards no 18 “Trees”: No 6 “British Birds”: no13 “British History”………..

    Comment by saro | May 16, 2012 | Reply

    • Are they for sale??

      Comment by Paul | December 12, 2015 | Reply

      • Unfortunately, I traded this away a few years ago.

        Comment by PKM | December 13, 2015

    • The Typhoo Cards are for sale if of interest to anyone?

      Comment by sandra eggleston | February 7, 2016 | Reply

  2. Are they for sale?

    Comment by Paul | December 12, 2015 | Reply

    • Paul, they are not for sale, however I do see them come up from time to time on ebay. Keep an eye out – they usually are not very expensive.

      Comment by PKM | February 6, 2016 | Reply

      • Thanx for your reply

        Comment by Paul | February 7, 2016


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