A book of Conway Stewart numbers - page 13

Pouches Boxed sets Desk sets

Boxed Pen and Pencil Sets

Identification of the boxed sets is extremely difficult. Most boxed sets no longer have the set number-sticker on them, and perhaps some never had one. Some boxes have a circular number-sticker on the bottom and others an oblong one. Others have a gold colored nib-shaped sticker with the box number on the nib. I have found identical box shapes with nib-shaped stickers bearing different numbers, indicating that the same boxes, bearing different pen sets would be numbered differently. Some Dinkie sets have the number actually imprinted on the inside of the box lid. Conway Stewart "posters" and "flyers" have helped a lot. However, the following list is only tentative. If anybody out there can help me with this section, please contact me!

Note: Many boxes have been separated from their pens over the course of time, and other pens have been replaced later to make up sets. Bear in mind that the pens inside boxed sets may not be the original ones.

Please Note!

In the No. 68, Autumn 2003 edition of the Journal of the Writing Equipment Society, Barry Rose wrote a very comprehensive article on Conway Stewart boxed sets. He provided a numbered list and numerous beautiful illustrations. He acknowledged the help of Stephen Hull. With his permission I have added sets in his list that I myself have not recorded. To distinguish them I have listed these set numbers in red while the rest are in marroon.

Key to Boxed Sets

Use the key to find your set. Its fun if you're a taxonomist! No - not a taxi-driver.

I have prepared a very simple "key" to enable you to identify which set your box belongs to. This is because most boxes no longer have their set-number sticker on them.
The key is very simple. All you have to do is to follow the dual choices until by a process of elimination you reach the correct set (lets hope!).
Go for it! However, if you stumble by the wayside - that may be because the key is not yet foolproof, and since I do not have all the sets in my collection I don't know how to describe them accurately.

1    Box with all sides straight and all corners sharply angled 2
-    Box with at least 1 side curved or with at least 2 (slightly) rounded corners 47

2    Box with 4 sides, front side as long as rear side 3
-      Box with 4 sides, front side much shorter than rear side. Modern Unassigned 26
-      Box with more than 4 sides 29

3    Walls of top section cover the bottom section when closed 4
-     Walls (if present) of top section do not cover the bottom section when closed 15

4    Bottom section without projecting floor 5
-     Bottom section with projecting floor 8

5    Front wall height of lower section less than that of upper section 6
-     Front wall height of lower section equal to that of upper section 7

6    Pen & pencil holder flat, inside gold frame. Front wall lower than back wall. Set 29

7    Box modern, Uniform brown cardboard, L=15=cm, W=6=cm Consort

8    Top section hinged at top of bottom section wall. Side walls of bottom angled with back higher than front. L=15.5 cm. Unassigned 1
-     Top section hinged to bottom section at base of bottom section wall 9

9    Wall height of lower section half or more than half that of upper section (12mm or more). 10
-     Wall height of lower section less than half that of upper section (less than 12mm). 13

10    Length 20.5cm. (Measure from underside). Cream with red printing Sets "14" "21" "33" "55" "66"
-     Box shorter than 20.5 cm 11

11    Length 16.2cm. (Measure from underside). Box modern, wavy gold, wide black & narrow white stripes. Set 23
-     Box shorter than 16.2 cm 12

12    Box longer than 13.8 cm (Not measured). Holds CS 58 set. Unassigned 2
-    Box dimensions unknown. Holds 85L and 500?? ball pen. Set 14
-    Box red & cream with red cushion. Length 13.8 cm Princess set
-    Length 13.0 cm, Width 5.5 cm. Holds 525 Dinkie pen & pencil Set 10e
-    Length 15.5 cm, Width 8 cm, lower wall 15mm, height 30mm. Holds no number pen & BP. Unassigned 30
-    Dimensions unknown. Flat cardboard cushion with bands holds trio "roll-tip" set. Unassigned 31

13    Length 16.7 -16.9 cm or thereabouts. 14
-     Length about 14cm (not measured), several designs. Holds CS 560 Dinkie set Unassigned 3

14    Cushion flat, with 2 retaining bands. Box with diagonal black & cream stripes & gold markings.    L=16.9 cm. Set 24
-     Cushion raised with pen & pencil held in furrows. Lower walls 1 mm thick. (Red poker dots.) L=16.7 cm. Set 5b
-     As above but with 3 lower walls 6 mm thick, rear wall absent. Not poker-dots Set 10P
-     Inner cardboard cushion with CS trade mark & raised platforms to hold pen & pencil. L= 14.9, H=3.5, W=5.8cm. Sets 26 & 27

15    Top section and bottom section without projecting (overlapping) floor or roof 16
-     Either top or bottom section with projecting floor or roof 24

16    Walls of top and bottom sections straight (vertical) 17
-     Walls of top and/or bottom section angled out to form wider floor or roof 20

17    Floor supported on raised feet at both ends 18
-     Floor not supported on feet 19

18    Box containing Duro pen (BF) & Conway Pencil (not seen) L: 15.9cm, W:5cm, H: 3.2cm? (DW) Set 230
-     Box containing Duro pen (LF) & Conway Pencil (not seen) Set 242
-     Feet shorter, Box containing 77 Herringbone pen and matching pencil Set 9a

19    Length 14.2 cm, box holds Universal (479) pen and DP pencil Set 60
-     Dimensions unknown, holds No. 759 pen and DP pencil Unsassigned 27
-     Dimensions unknown, holds No.476 pen and DP pencil Unassigned 28
-     Length 15.0 cm Width 5.2 cm Dark & light coloured squares Set 5a
-     Spring-hinge hard-box. Bottom section brass rimmed. L: 15.6 cm W: 8.1 cm, H: 2.4cm. Modern Unassigned 18d
-     Dimensions unknown holds CS 560 Dinkie (also CS 84?) Set 20d

20    Walls of both top and bottom section angled out (chamfered) 21
-     Walls of only bottom section angled out (chamfered) 22

21    Brown imitation leather (310M & 10DP). Length 16.2 cm Unassigned 5
-     Length different (not seen) not imitation leather unassigned 12

22    Top slightly domed, Length 13.3 cm. Set 20b
-     Length different (not seen) 23

23    Box for Universal pen and DP pencil (Length not known) Set 48a
-     Length not known. Holds No. 526 Dinkie ring top and DP 2 pencil. unassigned 17

24    Box with both projecting roof & floor. 25
-     Box with projecting floor only 27
-     Box with projecting roof only Unassigned 20

25    Top section without walls. Length 13 cm Set 10b
-     Both top and bottom sections with walls. Length not 13 cm 26

26    Length ? (unknown) Universal pen, no clip & DP splayed top pencil. Set 40
-      Also Length ? (unknown) Also Universal pen no clip & DP splayed top pencil. Set 48c
-      Also Length ? (unknown) but size for Dinkie set. Unassigned 24

27    Length 15 cm (red & gold splodges) ) (holds CS759 (possibly set 47,or 33) Unassigned 6
-     Length not 15 cm 28
-     Length not 15 cm. Contains 526 pen and DP2 pencil separated by lanyard Set 70

28    Length unknown, holds Universal Pen and Nippy Pencil Set 47
-     As above but Scribe pen & nippy pencil Set 33
-     Length 16.4 cm. (green crocodile skin, holds CS 448 & Conway 21) Unassigned 7
-     Dimensions unknown holds CS 84 & Conway 26 pencil Unassigned 22

29    Box with 6 sides (hexagonal) 30
-     Box with 5, 7 or 8 sides 43

30    Side walls parallel, front with cut off corners (135 degrees) 31
-     Side walls not parallel 40

31    Floor supported on raised feet at both ends 39
-     Floor not supported on feet 32

32    Bottom section with projecting floor 33
-     Bottom section without projecting floor 36

33    Top section meets bottom section half-way down walls 34
-     Top section completely covers bottom section 35

34    Length 15 cm. Set number in shape of nib (CS 12 or 388) Set 21

35    Floor stepped, Front wall of bottom section, cut down to floor level. Set 65b

36    Length not known. Contains Dandy set with slot for penknife. Unassigned 25
-     Does not contain slot for penknife. 37

37    Length 15.7 cm (holding CS 485 & Conway 21). Unassigned 8
-     Length about 15.5 cm (not held or measured yet) Contains No. 759 pen and nippy pencil. Set 62a
-     Length also about 15.5 cm (not held or measured yet). Contains Universal pen - probably 476 and nippy pencil Set 44
-    Length 13.2 cm (holds Dinkie 540 set). Unassigned 9
-     Length less than 13.2 cm 38

38    Early. Length not known ( holds Dinkie 526 or 540 set) Set 20a
-     Length 12.3 cm, width 4.4 cm ( holds Dinkie 550 set) Set 11
-     Length 12.7 cm, width 4.7 cm Unassigned 10

39    Holding dandy pen & DP pencil (not seen) L: 12.7cm, W: 4.6cm, H: 3.3cm (DW) Set 65

40   Box contains penknife Unassigned 11
-     Box contains only pen and pencil 41

41    All 4 end segments equal Set 31
-     Front end segments shorter than back 42

42    Length 17.2 cm, width 5.7 cm (holds CS 58 & Conway pencil) Set 25
-     Length 15.3 cm, width 5.4 cm. (holds CS 84 & Conway pencil)75,76,77,78 Set 4
-    Length 14.9 cm, width 4.9 cm. Unassigned 13

43    Box with 5 sides 44
-     Box with 7 sides 45
-     Box with 8 sides. (Front and back with four 135 degree cut-off corners) 46

44    Front of box angled, end segments parallel. Length 15 cm, width 5.5 cm Set 48b
-     As above but smaller (dimensions not known) Unassigned 4
-     Front of box angled, end segments not parallel Set 72

45    Front of box angled. Length 16 cm, width 5.4 cm (759) Set 30

46    Raised end-feet? For Dinkie sets. Length: 13.9 cm. "Overlap closure" Set 55
-     Containing 236 pen set, clam-shell closure Unassigned 14
-     Containing Dandy pen, DP pencil & pen-knife (not seen) Set 77

47    Front of box curved, 48
-     Front of box straight 51
-     Front of box obtuse angled at centre (sides curved merging into straight - heart shaped). 61

48    Ends straight 50
-     Ends rounded 49

49    Oval, with only the hinged back-side straight Unassigned 15

50    Back hinge 14 cm, angle between back and back-side 120 degrees, Front evenly arced. Holds 388 or 386 pen sets. Set 38
-     Back hinge ? cm, angle between back and back-side 120 degrees, Front bow shaped. Holds 466 set Unassigned 23
-     Angle between back and back-side about 160 degrees Unassigned 16

51    Cardboard box with book- type hinge 52
-     Hard-box (spectacles) type box with metal hinge 55
-     Hard shiny plastic box, cloth strip hinge 60
-     Hard? clam-shell type box, cloth strip hinge, pseudo-zipper with push-button tooth-clasp. Holds Early Dinkies Set 20

52    Ends (sides) rounded 53
-     Ends (sides) straight 54

53    Length 12.8 cm Set 20c

54    Parallelogram, 2 corners angled, 2 corners rounded. Max length 17.2 cm Set 39
-     Oblong 62

55    Front straight, 4 corners rounded 56
-     Front curved 59

56    Coloured Snakeskin. Length 14.3 cm 57
-     Velvet covered. 58
-     Pseudo leather. Modern (1960s) 63

57    Contains Conway Stewart without clip & Conway 2 pencil. Ladies set. Length 14.2cm. Set 91
-     Contains Conway Stewart fixed clip & Conway 2 pencil. Length 16cm Set 96
-     Contains Duro 2 pen & Conway 2 pencil Set 103
-     Contains Duro 2 pen (without clip?) Ladies set. Set 104

58    Length 13.2 cm. Contains Dandy pen & DP pencil (also Dinkie 536) Set 72

59    Green brown or blue snakeskin box, contains early 286, DP 2 & penknife Set 90
-     Brown snakeskin box, with "tooth" clasp. Contains early 286M, DP 2 & penknife Set 90M

60    Modern, protected inside cardboard sleeve. Length 14.8 cm Unassigned 19

61    Sides rounded, (almost heart shaped) contains CS 28 and Conway 18, or CS 36, & Conway 23 pencil Set 63a

62    All corners rounded. Projecting floor. Top section completely covers bottom section when closed. Set 20
-     All corners rounded. Without projecting floor (contains Universal 479 & nippy) Unassigned 21
-     Only front corners rounded. Without projecting floor (Duro 30 pen and Conway pencil) Unassigned 29
-     2 opposing corners angled, 2 opposing corners rounded. (496 set) Unassigned 32

63    Both sections brass rimmed. 64
-     Neither section brass rimmed. 65

64    L: 15.8 cm, W: 8.1 cm, H: 2.5cm. Unassigned 18a
-     Pseudo-zipper "dentate". L: 15.8 cm, W: 5.8 cm, H: 2.2cm. Unassigned 18d
-     Pseudo-zipper "dentate" L: 16.5 cm W: 7.8 cm. H: 2.5cm. Unassigned 18b

65    Two furrows in red plush cushion L: 15.24 cm W: 5.1 cm, H: 1.9 cm. Modern Maxi super
-     Two furrows in cushion L: 16.3? cm W: 7.6 cm,? H: 2.1 cm.? Unassigned 18c
-     Trio. L: 16.3 cm W: 7.6 cm, H: 2.1 cm. Unassigned 18e
-     Trio. Dimensions unknown. Modern. Holds 91 BP, 42 pencil +? Unassigned 18f


      No. 1 set: (Oversize Duro no number pen and No. 1 Conway pencil) 1928
                          

      No. 2 set: (Standard size no number Duro pen and No. 1 Conway pencil) 1928
                          

      No. 4 set: (84 pen & Conway 26 pencil) 28/9 (1952)
                           Beige over-under weave
                           Blue over-under weave
                           Green over-under weave
      No. 5a set:Oblong
                           Blue tiles Should hold No. 14 or 15 pen and Nippy No. 3
                           Pink tiles Holds No. 14 marbled burgundy pen and Nippy No. 3
                           Beautiful multicolored 720 Dandy set. Acknowldedgment to Max Davis. This may not be a 5a set IMOHO.
      No. 5b set: More modern, oblong 1953 set, CS 15 pen & Nippy 3 pencil. original price 28/9.
                           CS 15 black Red poker dots
                           Burgundy/black veins
                           Green/black veins

      No. 6 set: (85L pen and Conway 40 pencil) (1952)
                          

      No. 8 set: (76 pen and Conway 35 pencil)
                          

      No. 9a set: (77 pen and Conway 34 pencil), late 1950s
                           77 Green herringbone
      No. 9 set: Top: white, red spots. Bottom: red felt. Gold card base with raised feet.
      No. 10a set: Oblong box with two cut-off corners. (540 Dinkie Pen and nippy Pencil) 7/6
                           From 1933 advert
      No. 10b set: Oblong box with squared corners, slight overlap to top and bottom.
                           Harlequin stripes 540 Dinkie Pen and DP Pencil
                           Blue tadpoles in red pond Dinkie Major 640 & DP pencil
      No. 10c set: Oblong box with squared corners, Upper and lower sections meet halfway up the side. No visible overlaps.
                           From an advert Holds mid 30s Dinkie Pen and nippy Pencil.
                           green wallpaper pattern Holds CS 540 & short nippy pencil (Unfortunately has visible floor overlap)
      No. 10e set: Oblong box. Sides of top section cover those of bottom section. Floor has overlap.
                           Dark & lite blue on wicker-work Holds CS 526 Dinkie peacock & DP 2R pencil

      No. 10P set: (106 pen and matching pencil, 42 or no number or with matching ball-point)
                           Modern marbelised design Red CS 106 pen with anodised top & pencil
                           Modern marbelised design This appears to be the same box but it holds a 27 pen and 37 pencil!! Which one is right??

      No. 10T set: (Trio set)
                          
      No. 11 set: (Oblong box with two cut-off corners) Dinkie 550 pen and Conway 25 pencil) Original price 23/6.
                          Blue & gold wallpaper
                          Another wallpaper with red fruit?
                           More wallpaper box open and now box closed            And here's another
                           Evan more wallpaper box open and now box closed
                           More of the same
                           The patterns repeat themselves

      No. 11P set: (106M pen and matching pencil - no number) (or with matching ball point 11B). 1964
                           Marroon barrels

      No. 11T set: (Trio set) 1964.
                          

      No. 12 set: (106M pen and 92 ballpen) 1964
                          

      No. 14P set: (57 pen with matching pencil) (1964)
                          

      No. 14T set: (Trio set) 1964
                          
      No. 14 set: (CS85L pen and Conway 40?? pencil)
                          
Taken from the internet

      No. 17 set: (85 pen and Conway 26 pencil)
                          

      No. 17B set: (67 pen and matching no number pencil)
                          

      No. 19 set: (Rolled gold caps) 1961
                          
      No. 20 set: Oblong clam-shell box with tooth-like clasp.
                           Cant see the outside. I don't know if this is a hard or soft cover 526s Dinkie set
                           Similar to above but shown open and closed with no-number dinkie inside - very rare.
                           Similar to above but with green measles set inside. Note number on top inner lining
      No. 20a set: (Oblong box with two cut-off corners) Dinkie 526 or 540 pen with DP pencil) Original Price 10/6.1925
                          Taken from 1933 advert
                          548 Peacock set
      No. 20b set: Lower section angled out to form wider base. Same shape as set No. 48. Dinkie 540 or 526 pen and Duro-Point pencil), or Dinkie 640
                          
Red & green-gold circles
                          Lilac & gold
                          Pattern on blue 640 Dinkie Major & DP pencil
                          Mauve 640 Dinkie Major & DP pencil
      No. 20c set: Oblong box with rounded ends: (Dinkie 526 pen & DP 2 pencil, Original price 10/6)
                          Mauve with flowers
                           Oranges & lemons
                           Red/blue abstract
                           Blue flowers
                           Swallows at sunset
                           Oriental (?) or Green satin (?)
                           Cubism This set contains a 550 pen and 25 pencil. Probably this is not original.
                           Green swallows -wow! The 526 pen and DP pencil are correct.
                           Aztec The most beautiful box I've seen so far.
      No. 20d set: Holds CS 550 or 560 Dinkie & DP 2R pencil (Original price 23/6) 1955
                           Original advert
                           Marbled blue 550
                           Marbled blue 550Different picture, same box pattern
                           Burgundy 550 & Conway 25 set
                           CS 84 & Conway 26 set Possibly not in original box.
                           Burgundy 550 & Conway 25 set
      No. 20e set: Holds Dandy or Dinkie pen & DP 2 pencil
                           Colour rather blurred Dandy 720 set.
                           Black and green on beige background Another Dandy 720 set in blue.
                           Beautiful "corocodile" box
                           Set showing number sticker. Dated 1941
                           Beige criss-cross Holds 526 multicolor set
      No. 21 set: (Box oblong with front corners cut-off. (No. 12 pen & Nippy No. 3 pencil or No. 388 pen & Conway No. 33 pencil) MOST PROBABLY 2 DIFFERENT SETS!
                          Pastel green CS 12 set
                          Another Pastel green CS 388 set and the set IMPRINT
                           Straw yellow CS 12 set
                           Light blue top 388 Marbled blue

      No. 21L set: (Dinkie 570 lumina and matching 24 pencil) 1964
                          

      No. 22P set: (150 pen with matching pencil) c.1964
                          

      No. 22B set: (150 pen with matching ballpen) c.1964
                          

      No. 22T set: (Trio set)
                          
      No. 23 set:
                           (103 pen & no number pencil/CS55 pencil c1960s)
                           Duck-egg blue 103 More of the same

      No. 23P set: (Trio set: as above and with ballpen )
                          
      No. 24 set:
                           Diagonal stripes (107 pen with Conway 58 pencil)
      No. 25 set: (with CS 58 and Conway 33 pencil )
                           Stipled burgundy Burgundy hatch
                           Stipled something Showing set number
      No. 26 set: With late (1960s) pen No. 64 & no number pencil. Cardboard cushion with raised Conway Stewart logo.
                           Diagonal bands Black 64 pen & no-number pencil
                           Blue diamond design Blue 64 pen & no-number pencil
      No. 27 set: With late (1960s) pen & no number pencil. Cardboard cushion with raised Conway Stewart trade mark.
                           art-deco Black pen & pencil

      No. 28 set: (no info)
                          
      No. 29 set: (15 Pen and Nippy pencil) 23/6. 1955
                           Taken from a flyer
                           Lite & dark green wallpaper

      No. 29 set: (68 pen and matching pencil)
                          
      No. 30 set: 24 pen & Conway 18 pencil. Price 40/6.
                           Lite & dark blue pimples 24 marbled blue pen & Conway 18 pencil
                           Red & mauve pimples 24 burgundy hatch pen & Conway 18 pencil
                           Lite & dark green pimples 759 Pen & DP pencil

      No. 30 set: (Duro-point pencil and pen-holder) 1924
                          

      No. 30 set: (69 pen and matching pencil) c.1963
                          
      No. 31 set: Not visible, box open End segments equal. CS 12 pen & Nippy pencil. 1956
                           Green tartan Marbled green CS 12 pen & Nippy pencil
                           Another green tartan Marbled green CS 12 pen & Nippy pencil
                           Red tartan Marbled burgundy CS 12 pen & Nippy pencil
                           Pink geometric Marbled burgundy CS 12 pen & Nippy pencil
      No. 33 set: Oblong box equivalent to set 47. Scribe 336 and Nippy pencil 5/-.
                           Taken from an advert
                           Blue measles
      No. 36 set: Recorded in S. Hoffnung & Co. Ltd., price list, Brisbane 1936 as "Gents set".
      No. 38 set: (388 pen and Conway 33 or 386 & nippy?) Price 36/3.
                           Green feathering CS 388 green pen and pencil
                           Mauve feathering CS 386 black & nippy
                           Lace curtain Closed box holding 388 pen set
      No. 39 set: (58 pen &33 pencil) Price 45/9. 1955
                          
Taken from a flyer
                           Parallelogram box in false shagreen CS 24 green hatched set.
                           Blue hatch 28 pen and pencil Top of box not visible
                           Cracked ice 58 pen and pencil Top of box not visible
                           Burgundy hatch 58 pen and pencil Open and closed
      No. 40 set: (Universal pen no clip & Duro-point splayed top pencil for ladies). Original price 10/6. (c1931)
                           Taken from an advert

      No. 42 set: (no info)
                          
      No. 44 set: (Universal pen with clip - possibly 476 & nippy pencil - splayed top). Original price 15/0. (mid 30s)
                           Taken from an advert
                           Pink flowers on blue background Holds No. 476 marbled blue pen and nippy pencil.
                           Pattern not visible Holds No. 476 marbled bottled green pen and nippy pencil.
      No. 47 set: Universal Pen and Nippy Pencil) 7/6. Not seen.
                           Taken from an advert
      No. 48a set: Universal Pen and DP Pencil (for Gents) 10/6. Same shape as set 20d. Also listed as equivalent to Set 40 but with clips.
                           Taken from an advert
                           Taken from a different advert
      No. 48b set: Oblong 5-sided box with front obtuse angled at centre.
                           Gold leaves on red sunset CS 479 & nippy
                           Tartan interweave CS 759 & nippy
                           Holds 720 Dandy set. I have a feeling that this box is smaller than the others and may not be a 48b set. In the meantime I'll keep it here.
      No. 48c set: Universal Pen and DP Pencil, equivalent to Set 40 but with clips.
                           Taken from an advert

      No. 50 set: (no info) (1926)
                          

      No. 50M set: (no info) (1928)
                          

      No. 53M set: (no info) (1926)
                          
      No. 55 set: (Dinkie long size, Duro-point pencil), 10/6. Oblong box with all four cut-off corners.
                          
Taken from advert
                           Yellow & red cubism Octagonal with 4 cut-off corners for 540 Dinkie set.
                           Box open, can't see the design The Dinkie set is green with brick inclusions
                           I'm not sure about this set The pen is a 550 which must be wrong!?

      No. 59 set: (no info) 1932
                          
      No. 60 set: Conway 479 Pen and Duro-Point pencil 12/6
                           Green Tartan (CS 479 & Duro-Point Pencil)
                           Box only purple waves.

      No. 60M set: (no info) 1928
                          

      No. 62a set: (759 Pen and Nippy Pencil)
                           Green snowflakes design The number on the base seems to be 62 though it might be 82
                           Pink leaf design CS 759 Burgundy & Nippy set
                           Light blue & snow-flakes CS 759 blue & nippy set
                           Green & grey diamonds CS 759 green & nippy set

      No. 62 set: (Dandy pen and Duro-point pencil 1932)
      No. 63 set: Oblong box with angled front corners and flanged base. (Dinkie Major ring-top pen and 2R DP pencil) 12/6
      No. 63a set:Nearly heart shaped box with straight (hinged) back. (CS 36 pen and Conway 23 pencil). Original price 38/6.
                          
CS 36 & Conway 23 pencil green stripes
                           open CS 36 & Conway 23 pencil black closed
                           CS 36 green hatch & Conway 23 pencil Protozoa under binocs
                           CS 36 blue stripes & Conway 23 pencil Can't see pattern on box
                           CS 36 blue hatched & Conway 23 pencil This one is also protozoa under binocs but different            Same box but holding blue striped set
                           This one contains a 73 set. Perhaps its correct Both pens have the 23 pencils as a set. Nice wallpaper motif.
      No. 65a set: Dandy pen and Duro-point pencil in oblong box, with 2 cut-off front corners, and raised on two "feet".
                           Taken from an advert             and taken from another advert
                           Red with gold edging
                           Another red with gold edging but in better condition.
      No. 65b set: Dinkie major and Duro-point pencil in oblong box, with 2 cut-off front corners, but not raised on two "feet".
                           Taken from another advert
                           Black & brown chequer board

      No. 67 set: (no info) 1960
                          
      No. 69 set: (Dinkie Major pen & Sheffield made Penknife), 10/6, c1933. Not seen.

      No. 70 set: (Dinkie pen with Lanyard and Duro-point pencil)
                           The box is small but dimensions?? (526C pen and DP 2 pencil with lanyard).
                           If only I could see the box better Same 526C pen and DP 2 pencil with lanyard but different box.
                           Pillar-box red set 526C pen and DP 2 pencil with lanyard .
      No. 72 set: Velvet covered case holding Dandy pen & Duro-point pencil. Original price 15/-.
                           Blue stars on velvet (Dandy Pen and Duro-Point Pencil) 12/6.
                           Green stars on velvet (Dandy Pen and Duro-Point Pencil)
                           Blue fish-scales on velvet (Dandy Pen and Duro-Point Pencil)
                           Green fishscales on velvet (Dandy Pen and Duro-Point Pencil)
                           Brown fishscales on velvet (Dinkie 536 pen and Duro-Point 2R Pencil)
                           Cockle-shell motif Holds mauve 540 pen and dp pencil.

      No. 72 set: (36 pen and Conway 23 pencil) 1955
                           5 sided with front angled CS 36 green hatch with Conway 23 pencil
      No. 74 set: Rounded front and sides with straight back. 475 Conway Pen and Conway Pencil RPT, 15/-.
                           Taken from an advert

      No. 75 set: (Conway pen and Conway Pencil) c.1933
                          

      No. 76 set: (Ladies Dandy pen and Duro-point pencil)
                          
      No. 77 set: Dandy Pen, Duro-Point No.2 pencil and Sheffield made Pen-Knife. Original price 15/-.
                           Taken from an advert
                           Taken from another advert
                           Taken from yet another advert
                           728 green measles, box open and the contents and box closed
                           728 Harlequin set I think there is room for a penknife which is missing.
                           728 multicolor set .

      No. 83 set: (Conway Stewart pen and Conway pencil)
                          

      No. 84 set: (Conway Pen and Conway Pencil)
                          

      No. 85 set: (no info) 1932
                          

      No. 86 set: (no info) 1932
                          

      No. 87 set: (no info) 1932
                          

      No. 88 set: (no info)
                          
      No. 90 set: No. 286 fixed clip, D-P pencil No. 2, & Sheffield made Pen-Knife Original price 21/-.
                           From 1931 advert
                           Green "leather" specs-case Green measles
                           Brown "leather" specs-case Mottled Vulcanite
      No. 90M set:No. 286M, D-P pencil No.2, & Sheffield made Pen-Knife. Original price 21/-.
                           Brown "leather" specs-case Mottled Vulcanite
      No. 91 set: As 96 but pen and pencil without clips (for ladies). Original price 17/6.
                           Blue/green swirl
      No. 96 set: Oblong box, rounded corners. Imitation leather. (Fixed clip Conway Stewart Pen & No.2 Conway Pencil). Original Price 18/6.
                           Taken from advert 1931
                           Blue measles
                           Green measles
                           Mottled Vulcanite This is a Duro No. 5 pen.
      No. 103 set: Oblong box with rounded corners. imitation leather. (Duro 2 Pen & Conway 2 Pencil. Original price 21/-.
                           Taken from advert 1930
                           Black Vulcanite
                           Tan Vulcanite
                           Blue measles
                           Green measles
                           Reversed cracked ice
                           Mottled Vulcanite
      No. 104 set: As above for ladies, but without clips. 21/-.
                           This is a Duro 2a set

      No. 130 set: (Duro pen and Conway pencil)
                          

      No. 135 set: (no info) 1939
                          

      No. 140 set: (no info) 1934
                          

      No. 142 set: (Duro pen and Conway pencil) 1932
                          

      No. 150 set: (no info) 1934
                          

      No. 156 set: (no info) 1934
                          
      No. 230 set: Oblong box raised on two end-sections, equivalent to set 242. Duro Pen (BF) and Conway Pencil 25/-.
                           Taken from a flyer             and taken from another flyer Price 40/-

      No. 240 set: (no info) 1935
                          
      No. 242 set: Oblong box raised on two end-sections, equivalent to set 230. Duro Pen (Lever Filling) and Conway Pencil, 25/-.
                           Taken from a flyer

      No. 250 set: (includes Duro pen)
                          

      No. 258 set: (Conway Stewart pen and Conway pencil)
                          
      No. 268 set: Conway Stewart Pen and Conway Pencil. (pre-1940).
                           Taken from a flyer

      No. 280 set: (includes ink visible pen)
                          
      No. 308 set: Oblong box with rounded front corners. Conway Stewart Pen and Conway Pencil 21/-.

                           Taken from a flyer
                           Also taken from a flyer but a very different looking set; however the price is the same and both pens seem to be No. 380 with 2 bands.

      Numbered sets believed to be destined for the Australasian market: David Wells suggests that perhaps these sets were boxed in Australia for the local market. This would explain the atypical CS logo on the boxes.

      Companion Sets Nos: "14", "21", "33" "55" "66" "88" and "142" :Very long modern oblong box. Length: 20.0 cm!!
                           Set "21": Contains Marbled burgundy CS 12 & Nippy No. 3 pencil.
                           Set "21": Contains marbled green CS 12 & Conway 25 pencil.
                           Set "33": Contains CS 15 & Conway No. 25 pencil.
                           Set "44": Recorded in S. Hoffnung & Co. Ltd., price list, Brisbane 1936 as "Gents set"
                           Set "55": Contains 85L pen, 90 ballpoint and/or Conway 41 pencil"
                           Set "66": Mine. I don't know what goes inside. Recorded in S. Hoffnung & Co. Ltd., price list, Brisbane 1936 as "Ladies set"
                           Set "88": Recorded in S. Hoffnung & Co. Ltd., price list, Brisbane 1936 as "Gents set"
                           Set "142": Recorded in S. Hoffnung & Co. Ltd., price list, Brisbane 1936 as "Gents set"
                           No number set: Contains Marbled Green No. 15 and Nippy pencil

      Named sets without numbers:

                           Consort set open and Consort set closed Horrible set of black pen, ball-point & pencil
                           This grey-green Consort set looks nicer.
                           Maxi Super set Steel ball-point & pencil
                           Editor set Green pen, ball-point & pencil
                           Princess Set Miniature gold ball-point pen and pencil

      Sets to which I have not succeeded in assigning names or numbers:
                           Not assigned 1 Oblong box in blue pimples CS 466 Blue measles.
                           Not assigned 2 Red feathering CS 58 & Conway 33 pencil.
                                                      Grey feathering CS No. 58 and Conway 33 pencil
                           Not assigned 3 Dark & light diagonal interweave CS 560 pen and Conway 25 pencil set
                                                      Green 560 & Conway 25 set
                                                      Burgundy 560 & Conway 25 set
                                                      Green 560 & Conway 25 set
                           Not assigned 4. Holds CS550 & Conway 25 pencil
                                                    Can't see the top
                           Not assigned 5 Brown "leather" oblong box 301M Mottled Vulcanite and DP 10M pencil
                           Not assigned 6 Red and gold splodges Holds CS 759 set, probably not original (maybe = set 47)
                                                    Clouds on blue sky CS 759 & nippy
                           Not assigned 7 Oblong box in green crocodile-skin CS 448 "autumn leaves"
                           Not assigned 8 Oblong box with 2 angled corners in "golden shards" CS 485 Toffee swirl
                           Not assigned 9 Lite & dark blue tartan Dinkie 540 set, Oblong with cut-off ends.
                                                    Geometrical design Dinkie 540 set
                           Not assigned 10 Dark & lite green Original contents not known. Oblong with cut-off ends.
                           Not assigned 11 scallop-shell motif Set containing 728 Dandy Blue aquamarine pen.
                           Not assigned 12 Blue shagreen No. 58 pen & Conway 33 pencil
                                                      Blue lizard-skin CS 28 and pencil - marbled blue
                           Not assigned 13 Burgundy feathering No. 14 pen & Nippy pencil
                                                      Burgundy feathering CS 84 & Conway 26 pencil - pink & gold veins
                                                      Can't see, box open CS 84 & Conway 26 pencil - blue & gold veins
                                                      Can't see, box open CS 84 & Conway 26 pencil - green & gold veins
                           Not assigned 14 Beige stippled Holds 236 pen and Duro-point pencil.
                           Not assigned 15 Box open, can't see the design Oval box with straight back for 550 Dinkie set (green).
                                                      Box open, can't see the design
                                                     This 550 Dinkie set is blue. Here's another one - better picture.
                                                      And here's another one - even better picture .
                                                      Red tartan design This 550 Dinkie set is marbled burgundy.
                                                      Another blue design again a 550 Dinkie set.
                           Not assigned 16 Unusual front & back curves CS 36 green hatch with Conway 23 pencil (probably incorrect), or 27 set or 479 set?
                                                      CS 27 pen and Conway 37 pencil Blue hatched set
                           Not assigned 17 Blue & White necklace motif Holds 526 and DP 2 (Possibly not chamfered - see picture. If so, I will have to modify the key.)
                                                      This one does look like a chamfered wall A mauve 526 set with DP 2 pencil.
                                                      And so does this one A 526M pen with DP 2M pencil.
                                                      And so does this one A Dandy 528 Harlequin pen with pencil. However this one is clearly different since it holds a penknife in a center slot.
                                                      And so does this one Though the 550 set is probably not original since the box is probably pre-war.
                           Not assigned 18a spring-back hinged box No. 87 pen and matching Conway 45 pencil
                           Not assigned 18b No. 87 pen and matching Conway 45 pencil
                           Not assigned 18c Pale green barrel Contains CS 107 pen and pencil
                                                      Blue barrel Contains CS 107 pen and pencil
                           Not assigned 18d No. 87 pen in blue Contains CS 87 blue barrel
                                                      Contains CS 87 pastel green pen
                           Not assigned 18e Three color coded ball-pointsThree bands holding pens. No cushion. (One of the "trio" sets, but which one??)
                           Not assigned 18f Blue caps and barrels 91 BP, 42 pencil plus ?. (One of the "trio" sets, but which one??)
                           Not assigned 19 Rigid plastic case blue/grey swirl, inside cardboard cover (1949) CS 388 blue hatch with pencil
                                                      Rigid plastic case in raspberry swirl containing CS 73 pen
                           Not assigned 20 Turquoise/brown/black diagonal squares 526 Dinkie set
                           Not assigned 21 Dark green textured CS 479 pen and nippy pencil set
                                                     Dark mauve textured CS 479 pen and nippy pencil set
                           Not assigned 22 Red & green diagonal interweave CS 84 pen and Conway 40? pencil set
                           Not assigned 23 Blue basket weave CS 460 pen and Conway ? pencil set
                           Not assigned 24 Indescribably beautiful Dinkie 540 set
                                                     Slightly less beautiful Dinkie 540 set with Nippy
                                                     Blue and gold Holds 540 Blue measles set
                                                     Mauve Holds harlequin 526j set with lanyard
                                                     Another mauve Holds harlequin 526j set with lanyard
                                                     Design of Triangles Holds 540 set.
                                                     Flowers Red moire 540 set.
                           Not assigned 25 This is a 1930's set Dandy 726 set with DP pencil & penknife
                           Not assigned 26 This is a late set holding a no number pen, pencil and ball-point (missing).
                           Not assigned 27
                                                     Blue & gold boomerangs (CS 759 and Duro-Point Pencil)
                                                     Blue & gold boomerangs (As above holding CS759 and Duro-Point Pencil but nicer pic)
                           Not assigned 28 Possibly Set 60 as well.
                                                     Red splodges Holds 476 pen and Duro-point pencil Price 10/6.
                           Not assigned 29 Possibly set 130 or 142.
                                                     Green motif Holds Duro 30 pen and Conway 21 pencil.
                           Not assigned 30 Holds box of refills in lid.
                                                     Linked rings Cartridge pen & pencil probably no-number.
                                                     vertical stripes Holds 69 pen, probably different from above.
                           Not assigned 31
                                                     Geometric design Holds no-number pens & pencil.
                           Not assigned 32
                                                     Red snakeskin Holds 496 pen & matching pencil.

Pouches

Pouch. No. 66 set 12/6, c1931-1933. Dinkie Pen and Duro-Point pencil in Morocco Grain Pochette with Mirror

           Rounded flap
      Advert from 1931
      Green pouch with mirror (526 green measles & DP2 set:).
      Purple pouch with mirror (526 purple & DP2 set).

      Brown pouch with mirror (526 Mottled Vulcanite & DP2 set). And here's another one

           Square flap
      From 1931 Advert. John O'London Weekly Dec 1931
      Green pouch with mirror (526 marbled bottle green & DP 2R)
      Grey pouch with mirror, (526 marbled grey/black specks & DP 2R)
      Blue pouch with mirror Blue 526 & DP. And here's another one
      Red pouch with mirror
      Mauve pouch Harlequin set.

Pouch. No. 25 set, 1926. Dinkie pen and Duro-point No. 2 pencil in suede Pochette

Pouch. No. 54 set, 15/-, c1931-1933. Long Dinkie Pen, Duro-Point pencil and Sheffield Made Penknife in Morocco Grain Pochette


      Blue pouch Blue measles triple set.
      Blue pouch Marbled aquamarine blue triple set.
      Red pouch Multicolored triple set.

Pouch. No number set, c1930s. Square pouch containing Rosemary pen and pencil.


      Red pouch - Rosemary That's for remembrance. (Harlequin Dinkie size pen with DP size pencil)

Plastic Pouch. Triple 333 set, Spectacles-type

           Triple 333 set. Student pen pencil and BP set -late 60's

Desk sets


      "The pen-stand holds the pen at any angle for convenient use. Comprising a Conway Stewart pen in black Vulcanite with two Rolled Gold bands, tapered tail and matching base of pen stand"
      No. 1: Single standard size pen. Oblong base. Original price 25/-
                           From 1931 advert
      No. 2: Boudoir size, (= Dinkie) hexagonal base. Pen with colored tail. Stands of sets Nos 1 and 2 in black and red mottled, red and blue mottled, green-onyx, amber, and agate-blue.
      No. 3: Boudoir size, hexagonal base, mottled effects, red & gold, blue & gold, red & silver, blue & silver, green & silver. Original price 21/-
      No. 4: Double standard size pens. Rectangular base in jet black. Original price 50/-
      No. 5: Single standard pen on rectangular jet-black base with perpetual calendar. Original price 37/6.
      No 6: Rectangular jet-black base with Perpetual Calendar and 2 pens Original price 3-3-0.
      No 10: Perpetual Calendar with 1 pen CPF. (c1933) Original price 2-2-0.
                           Taken from an advert
      No 12: Perpetual Calendar with 2 pens (c1933) Original price 3-10-0.
      QE 2 Presumably from the 60s, was placed in cabins of the QE 2 as writing equipment.