Whether old or new our pens are precious things. We either buy the best we can or restore to a high standard. Many of us have our collections on show under glass. Even those who buy old pens to write with keep them in good order and take pride in them.
It was not always so. There was a time when a pen was just a means of putting ink on paper and so long as it worked it didn’t matter how it looked. Just because the cap was held together with sticking plaster didn’t detract from the pen’s value to its owner. Judging by the colour of the plaster the pen continued in daily use for years.
Thanks to Paul Leclercq for sight of this excellent pen!