On April 18, 2013, I won an eBay auction for an Artcraft BCHR ringtop pen. When it arrived, I found the following inscription on the ⅜” wide cap band:
SARAH E. MACKENZIE 1922
The barrel is imprinted:
Cromer Pen Company
Artcraft X Fountain Pens
with the Artcraft logo, shown below, in the center of the imprint where I have placed the X.
The end of the barrel is imprinted 2½.
When I acquire a personalized pen, I am always curious about the story of the original owner. In addition, Artcraft pens are a special interest of mine. Continue reading