Founded in Dundee in 1925 by John Valentine the company initially traded as fine art printers and publishers. In 1922 The company turned it’s attention to what was the lucrative business of making fountain pens with Whytwarth Pens . The first pen produced was the Valentine Whytwarth Safety Pen. A number of different models were made with some beautiful Sterling Silver overlays. After several acquisitions in the late 1920’s Valentine moved to the well known factory at Newhaven. Unfortunately after safety issues relating to a new range of pens made in the New material, Celluloid the Company found itself in financial difficulty

In the early 1930’s Valentine began making pens for other, mainly foreign companies including Parker, for whom they made a range of streamlined Duofolds and Victories and used similar materials to expand their own range of very colourful pens. The late 1930’s saw a beautiful range of semi transparent and flecked materials , some with black caps. These were own brand and Parker pens

During the war years Valentine’s own products became  successful but by 1950 the Company was 100% owned by Parker

Valentines are scarce and Highly collectable pens, particularly the late 1930’s examples in unusual rare colours

Valentine 4 in Scarce Black with gold fill trim. In Perfect Near MINT condition. Button Fill. Fitted with the original super smooth semi flex 14kt gold medium  tipped nib