Unique Yet Again

It was thoughtless of the Unique pen company to name their pen in that way. They should have realised that the Internet would come along one day and a Google search on *Unique Fountain Pen” would be made hopeless by everyone’s belief that their everyday pen is unique in some way.

Joking aside, researching Unique is difficult almost to the point of impossibility. That’s why I am so grateful to Peter Greenwood for his recent contribution which has moved things forward.

We tend to think of Unique in terms of their post-war pens, adequate but not outstanding.

These earlier, 1930s pen appear to be much higher quality, very similar to Parker Duofolds and in superb celluloid patterns. They give an entirely different impression of Unique. I am grateful to Peter Hinchliffe for these photographs of his glorious 1930s Uniques.

You won’t see many of these nibs!

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