[Vintage] PILOT: Ultra Super 500 Gold-Capped Fountain Pen, c.1959
Lot 1428
[Vintage] PILOT: Ultra Super 500 Gold-Capped Fountain Pen, c.1959
US$ 800 - 1,200
£480 - 710
amended
Auction Details
Lot Details
[Vintage] PILOT: Ultra Super 500 Gold-Capped Fountain Pen, c.1959
Created by designer Shigeki Chiba, the Ultra Super 500 won a number of engineering awards. Its advanced design proved too costly to be profitable, and Pilot quickly pulled it from production. Black resin barrel, 14K rolled gold cap, gold-plated grommet at end of barrel, spring-loaded clip, switch filling system (aerometric type). 14K gold integral nib. Display box (ink stained). Nib slightly bent. Uncommon.

Saleroom notices

  • Cap lacks clutch spring.
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