Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

Vintage nib price history

Recently there has been a surge of demand for popular vintage nibs, causing prices to fluctuate dramatically. This snowball effect tends to affect popular and rare nibs as word of mouth spreads. Here are some links regarding vintage nibs from Iampeth.

Below are some records of sold nibs on ebay that I have kept regarding a few nibs I am personally interested in. Some I won, some I lost, some I just watched, but all are actual prices that people have paid. I have also asked for help on Flourish Forum for other people’s records so this list is constantly growing, even with nibs I’ve never even heard about. If you would like to contribute to the list, I would be very grateful!


 

Prices don’t include shipping. All are EBAY AUCTIONS unless otherwise stated. All prices are PER NIB unless bought in a lot, in which case it would be stated.

Musselman Perfection
May 2014: $30
Oct 2015: $45 / $43
Nov 2015: $43
Dec 2015: $19 (from Dr Vitolo’s auction)
Dec 2015: $63

Gillott Principality #1
Feb 2014: $214 for 12pcs
April 2014: $255 for 12pcs
Aug 2014: $1580 for 85pcs!!
Oct 2015: $29
Dec 2015: $29

Zanerian Fine Writer
July 2014: $25
Dec 2015: $54 / $28 (ebay BIN)

Gillott 604EF
June 2014: $25
Aug 2014: $10 / $10
Oct 2015: $28 / $25
Nov 2015: $21 / $29
Dec 2015: $19 (from Dr Vitolo’s auction) / $10 (ebay BIN) /

Gillott 303 vintage
May 2014 : $5.30
Mar. 2015: $248 for ~75 nibs
May 2015: $4.80
July 2015: $405 for 103pcs
Oct 2015: $1.30
Nov 2015: $3 (private sale) / $29 / $6 / $29 / $3 / $ 7.60
Dec 2015: $6 / $9 / $3.80 / $335 for a box of 100 on ebay / $29 / $3 / 7

Gillott 404
Apr. 2015: $61 for a gross
Sep. 2014 $44 for a gross
Sep. 2014 GBP 42 for 74

Gillott #170
Dec 2014: $90 for 100pcs
Feb. 2015: $81 for 65 nibs
Sep. 2015: $97 for 72 nibs

Esterbrook 357
Dec 2013: $79 for box of 75
Oct 2015: $3.70 / $300 for a box of 100 / $3.80 (ebay BIN)
Nov 2015: $3.20

Esterbrook 358
March 2013: $0.75 (ebay BIN)
Nov 2015: $152 for a box of 118

Gillott 404 vintage
April 2015: $87 for a gross box

Palmer #9
June 2014: $2.00
April 2015: $1.30

Zanerian #3
May 2015: $10

Spencerian #1
April 2013: $1.80 / $2.20 / $1.40
July 2013: $191 for box of 130
January 2014: $3.20 (ebay BIN)
July 2014: $2.40
Sep 2014: $27 for 6 nibs
October 2014: $0.50
November 2014: $227 for 100pcs
October 2015: $4.50 / $397 for a box of 96 / $531 for a box of 104 / $64 for 16pcs)
Nov 2015: $5 / $197 for a box of 50 / $10 / $77 for a box of 20 / $330 for a box of 72 / $10.48
December 2015: $10 / $322 for a box of 60) / $3.80 / $3.50 / $4.90

Spencerian #2
November 2015: $116 for a box of 138
Dec 2015: $295 (200+ nibs, from Dr Vitolo’s auction) / $95 for a box of 63pcs

John Mitchell 0419
Nov 2014: $56 for ~90 nibs

Esterbrook Jackson Stub No. 442
Aug 2014: $4.26 for box of 12

Blanzy-Conté-Gilbert Plume Princesse No.730
June 2015: $4.67 for box of 12

Baignol et Farjon Henry Superieure No. 2730
Aug 2015: $6.23 for box of 12

Esterbrook Falcon No.048
Aug 2015: $7.32 for box of 19

Sommerville & Co. Plume Gauloise No.750 EF
Aug 2015: $6.23 for box of 12

Perry & Co. No. 120 EF
Sept 2015: $4.46 for box of 12

Cie Francaise Sermajor No.5  
Sept 2015: $4.14 for box of 12

JB Mallat Ronde 205
Sept 2015: $5.82 for box of 12

Baignol et Farjon Velleda Cementee 2436 EF
Oct 2015: $31 for gross box

Salcher No. 50 ef 
Nov 2015: $4.65 for box of 12

Leondardt Plume de Brazza No.1860 ef   
Nov 2015: $28.68 for box of 100

Blanzy-Conté-Gilbert Dept Cementee No.2552
Dec 2015: $35 for gross box

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Other notable auctions:
Sept 2013:
$191 for 5pcs Principality, 5pcs Fine writer, 5ps Spencerian 1, 5pcs Gillott 303, 5pcs Hunt 101 (oh if I could turn back time!)