Another Golden Guinea Pen
June 24, 2013 6 Comments
I don’t think anyone has made a breakthrough since I last wrote about Golden Guinea (http://wp.me/p17T6K-u2). It’s still not known with certainty who made them.
Looking at this 1930s example, I strongly suspect that they were made by Mentmore. The whole impression of the pen reminds me strongly of Platignum at this time, especially the beautifully boxed colourful pen and pencil sets. Richly-coloured plastic unlike anything anyone else was using at the time, cap bands that are none too secure, tiny 14ct gold nib and button filling system – all are very like the Platignum output of the time. Was Golden Guinea one of Mentmore’s many sub-brands, or were these pens made for another company? For the moment we can’t tell, but I have no doubt all will come out one of these days.
Be that as it may, this is a lovely pen, if only for the exceptional plastic that it’s made from. The filling system is efficient and the little nib is a smooth semi-flex.