I like gold plated Swans and I used to handle a lot of them but prices have gone insane on eBay. Sellers set a starting price equivalent to that of a solid gold pen. They don’t sell, of course, but I can’t buy them either.
This ring-top started at a reasonable price and the seller was well repaid for a pen that needed restoration and I got a pen at a good price for me. Smiles all round. It’s 9.9cm long, capped, exclusive of the ring. The wave pattern is attractive.
As with all pens the main thing is the nib and that’s what’s so good about this one. It has a fine stub, an uncommon type of nib.
Like many gold plated vintage pens, this one has a little ink damage at the edge of the metal. I wonder if modern inks are as caustic as some of the old ones.