Beyond the fact that it is Dutch, I know nothing of the history of the Winstona. Searching online I found one other example. It was the same model of pen in a similar pattern, just black and white instead of wine and black. There are things about it the remind me of other pens, but only by accident. It is roughly the size and feel of the Parker Slimfold, slender but solid. The clip is Pelikan-like and at the top the clip becomes almost a cowl, a little reminiscent of some of the better 1950s Conway Stewarts. And, of course, the pattern is a little like the Parker Vac.
But of course this pen is very different from all those, being a piston filler. Removing the black blind cap reveals a turn-button which moves the piston. The barrel is partly transparent and has good clarity.
It’d be interesting to know what the original nib was but it has been replaced. The small Parker nib, from a Junior or late Victory, fits well and is a good writer as Parker nibs generally are.
I know of only a few Dutch pens. Like this Winstona, they resemble German pens and are equally well made. Quite how this one made the journey across the North Sea we will never know but I’m glad it did. I’m grateful for the opportunity to see this uncommon and attractive pen.