Ornamental Calligraphy Nibs Pack - Vintage Pen Nibs Set

Ornamental Calligraphy Nibs Pack - Vintage Pen Nibs Set


Arcane Objects is thrilled to announce the roll-out of our second unique calligraphy product. This is a set of four unused, calligraphy nibs in a pack for mono-line Ornamental writing.

Ornamental writing consists of letters that have the same thickness. Some of these particular pen nibs are what we call in the antiques biz, "new" old-stock. This means that they are genuine antique pen nibs, but have never been used. The Brause Fingerfeder (Index Finger) nib is brand-new.

This starter set includes four antique but unused calligraphy pen nibs mounted on a card.

Calligraphy pen nibs included are:
• One (1) Parrot No. 1576 Bulb Point Nib
• One (1) Brause Fingerfeder No. 29 FE
• One (1) R. Esterbrook No. 2 Drawlet
• One (1) Blanzy Treraid No. 2

These dip pen nibs are range from a thin point to a thick point. Monoline/Ornamental calligraphy is popular among modern/current calligraphists who aren't attempting to have their work look antique. This type of nib is also popular for hand-lettering work.

The Parrot company was an American manufacturer of pen nibs based in New York. Brause is known for making quality pen nibs. They opened their factory in Germany in 1850 and are still making them today. The R. Esterbrook company was the first steel pen nib factory in the United States. They opened in 1856 and ceased production of pen nibs in the 1960s. Blanzy Poure was a French manufacturer of quality pen nibs.

We recommend that you wash the nibs in warm soapy water before using for the first time. This is because there may still be oily residue from the manufacturing process on these nibs. (Yes, even 100 years later, these nibs are still "fresh!")

Arcane Objects searches the world for unique and high-quality art materials and supplies. We were lucky to find a supply of complete, antique pen nib boxes and are happy to offer them to our customers.

We’re offering three more calligraphy nib sets for the following hands: Unical/Roman, Spencerian/Copperplate, and Modern Calligraphy.

You will receive the four pen nibs in the photos mounted on a card. The pens, vintage boxes, and other props are not included.

This item ships via USPS Regular mail. If you would like it sooner, choose Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express from the shipping drop-down menu.

We will only accept returns on these nibs if they are in unused condition.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 9 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 3 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 1 - 3 weeks
  • Asia Pacific : 1 - 3 weeks
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 1 - 3 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Returns or Exchanges

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns or exchanges on opened art materials and on delicate antiques. Please see individual product descriptions for information on which items we accept returns. If there is something wrong with your order, please let us know right away! We will happily accept an exchange or refund.

Care instructions

We try to answer most questions you may have in the product description. However, if there are any additional questions you may have, please feel free to contact us. We try to respond very quickly to any questions on our items. For our antiques, we try our best to list the condition of the item. Again, we're happy to answer your questions so that you can be confident with your purchase!

Custom and personalized orders

At this time we cannot create custom or personalized orders. Most of our calligraphy sets come "as is." If customization is possible it will be noted in the listing and you will be able to choose variables via a drop-down menu. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions!

Shipping Times

We ship orders out within 1 to 4 business days after receipt of order. (Usually the next business day.) This is not delivery time! This is how long it takes us to pack the item and ship it out. You can add in the delivery time after you receive an email that your item has shipped.

Smaller items ship via USPS First Class mail which takes up to seven days to the East Coast of the USA. If your item weighs over a pound, it ships via USPS Priority Mail - which takes 1 to 3 days from the day it ships out to arrive within the USA.

We ship larger, bulky or heavy items via FedEx Ground / Home Delivery, which is ground delivery throughout the U.S. If you need an item faster, please choose Expedited Shipping.

We ship from Northern California.

Reviews (3)


each of them write quite well; they also fit into my wood dip pen just fine.

Good selection of nibs, just what I was looking for! Also really lovely packaging, I think the letter was also lightly scented but maybe that's just me :)

Great nibs! Looking forward to trying them out! Well at was wonderful. Placed 2 different orders (I forgot 1 item) and they were kind enough to combine everything and refund the extra shipping. Will definitely buy here again!

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