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Fountain Pens United States of America and United Kingdom
Master Edition, 2000
By Andreas Lambrou
ISBN 0 85667 532 6
Hard Cover
Published by Classic Pens in 2000

The success of Fountain Pens of the World inspired the author, Andreas Lambrou to continue documenting the history of fountain pens and their industry. This time, he focused on specific countries, giving more details and updates on the history and pen models.

'Fountain Pens USA and UK,' Classic Pens Master Edition 2000

Handy format, 7 x 10 inches with 256 pages, cloth bound
540 individual color plates of pens represent the models more faithfully than ever before

Editorial Review

"The hardback 256-page edition is a handy size (7 x 10 inches). You can toss it in your briefcase and still have room for a few pens and paper, or you can carry it around in one hand without feeling weighted down. The color reproduction is excellent, and it is eminently affordable at US $75. It is part art book, part historical perspective and part technical journal. I like the book and highly recommend it."
Glen B. Bowen -- Publisher
Pen World Magazine (World Publications)


The book contains authoritative and comprehensive text on the history of the fountain pen and its industry in the United States of America and United Kingdom.

Parker Fountain pens c.1909-c.1910, page 57

Previously unpublished companies and pens are documented in the book. The pens are beautifully shown through the highest quality photography thus highlighting their beauty and craftsmanship.

Burnham history and fountain pens 1930s, page 164

Conway Stewart casein slabs, resin rod and modern fountain pens 1990s, page 207

"This book is without doubt the best guide to British fountain pens. The history is clear and concise. The colour reproduction of the pens is stunning and faithful... this book does true justice to British pens"
Don Yendle -- Managing Director
Conway Stewart & Co. Ltd. September 2000

There are 540 individual color plates of pens in the book. It is a costly process but worthwhile as the models are represented more faithfully than ever before.

Mabie Todd Swan fountain pens, c.1900-c.1915, page 179

Waterman’s Ideal Patrician fountain pens c.1929-c.1935, page 37

The highest quality professional photographs in the book illustrate the pens life-size for easy identification.

Guy Ryecart Photography Limited, a professional studio specializing in pen photography was commissioned to capture photos of pens from companies not published before in a book.

Classic Pens CP4 Civil War pens Washington and Richmond, page 247

Renaissance Fabergé Coronation Yellow, Ice Blue and Michel Perchin Park Avenue pens, page 156

Lenya Lambrou, daughter of the author, created 60 specially commissioned hand produced line drawings of pens demonstrating the evolution of the fountain pens through the ages in a unique and exciting manner.

Mabie Todd Swan fountain pens, c.1911-c.1953, page 186

Sheaffer Snorkel Filler technical drawing, c.1952, page 123

Period advertisements complement the text and photographs. They have been reproduced in sepia to recreate the feel of the era when the ads first came out.

Parker Streamlined Duofold, 1931, page 72

Sheaffer Balanced models, 1931, page 112

Print runs
Fountain Pens United States and United Kingdom was first published in 2000.

There are seven distinct editions:

Classic Pens Master Edition:

Classic Pens Master Edition 2000

Classic Pens Limited Edition:

Classic Pens Limited Edition of 1000 books each one numbered and signed by the author, Andreas Lambrou. This edition has a customized jacket showing the CP4 and CP5 sterling silver Limited Edition pens.


Limited Edition Page hand numbered
and signed by the author

Dedication Page


Conway Stewart Customized Edition: 

Conway Stewart Edition of 500 books with a special jacket showing the modern Floral Pen

There were four trade editions which used the Classic Pens Master Edition cover and imprinted with company logo:

Philip Wilson Edition of 1000 books

Three editions with 250 books each:

  • Fahrney’s Pens
  • Fountain Pen Hospital
  • Pendemonium

The retail price of the first print run 2000 of Fountain Pens USA and UK was USD$75.

If you would like any of the sold out editions, please contact us, we may be able to source one for you.

 Author biography

FPUSUKAndreas Lambrou was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1942. He started to collect fountain pens at the age of 12 in his native Cyprus then in England while studying at London University. He is a founder member of the Writing Equipment Society formed in 1980 and served on the Executive as Trade Liaison Officer for fountain pens.  He has written articles for international publications including Pen World, Business Magazine, Vogue, The V.I.P Guide to London, etc. and has catalogued and valued pen museums of international pen manufacturers.

He is an authorized pen restorer and co-founder of Classic Pens Ltd. established in 1987, a company that specializes in the customization of limited edition pens. He is the founder of Classic Pens Inc. established in 1998 in Los Angeles, California.

He has worked with the craftsman Marc Murelli in France and international pen manufacturers and has created exclusive and novel guilloche designs for sterling silver which adorn the Classic Pens CP series of limited edition pens.

The author has worked with his long standing friend Masa Sunami and some of the most respected Maki-E Masters in Japan to create the Classic Pens  LS and AL Signature Collections of Maki-E Art Pens.

A positive working relationship between the author and the artist Paul Rossi since 2000 has resulted in the creation of unique and exquisite Sterling Silver overlays which are part of the Lambrou Rossi Collection.

In 2006, he worked with Paul Rossi to develop and produce the company's Legend™ and Mythos® pen models which are now the canvas of several pen collections of Classic Pens.

He is co-founder of Andreas Lambrou Publishers Ltd. established in 2011, a company that specializes in the creation and publishing of pen history art books.

Andreas Lambrou is recognized as a distinguished pen collector and one of the leading international authorities on fountain pens and their industry worldwide.

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