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Does any one have any information about Messenger Fountain Pens ? Never heard the name until yesterday, and then by digging on the internet, found that they were sold by the UK nationwide stationery firm, W H Smith. Apparently their own 'make'. That make no longer exists, although Smiths still operate. One pen which caught my attention was a Messenger gold plated pen, and searching, I found it had a price of 120 when new.

Any information about the make ? Replies hopefully anticipated.

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Wish I could help, but thats an entirely new brand on my end. Any pics or links to see them?

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DWL, Not fully conversant with uploading photos, etc. But if you look on ebay for Messenger pen, you may find what I have won - gold coloured Messenger pen. Apparently they were manufactured in Germany for W H Smiths. If you look under "completed listings" you should find it. It looks a nice pen, and I am awaiting its arrival. From what I have found in the 'net in the last 2 days, the Smith's Messengers pens were run of the mill pens, but if correct, the gold plated one was top of the range.
I do not know where you are based, but W H Smiths are still operating here in the UK. Times must be hard due to the recession, as some of the well known makes of pens, Sheaffer, Waterman, etc., which they are selling have some with 40%-50%&60% off them.

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The Messenger make fountain pen arrived yesterday. It is very similar to a gold Sheaffer Targa. The pen is gold plated and it also has a gold nib. It came in its original box with the instruction leaflet - "Messenger. W H SMITH." but there is nothing on the leaflet to say where manufactured. Inside the leaflet is written '9-8-01 Abergavenny' So possibly refers to when bought. The nib is medium and writes very smoothly. If any other Messenger gold plated pens surface on ebay, I would recommend buying.

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