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#181 Randwulfr

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 22:07

Just about every F. Scott Fitzgerald signature I've seen indicates he favored italic or oblique nibs (I'm still trying to sort out the differences when I see them). Here's a good example of such....

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 23:35

 

 

Who would have known Farrah Fawcett used a Montblanc 146?

 

How do you know....????


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 19:23

 

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Penne Stilografiche, on 09 Dec 2013 - 04:56, said:snapback.png

Who would have known Farrah Fawcett used a Montblanc 146?

 

How do you know....????

 

Right! Many people get those as gifts.



#184 Bigeddie

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 17:59

I saw this on the news today:

 

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Putin and others signing some legal documents regarding the annex of Crimea with what looks like 146's and desk stands. 

 


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#185 Tadeusz

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 18:11

I saw this on the news today:

 

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Putin and others signing some legal documents regarding the annex of Crimea with what looks like 146's and desk stands. 

 

 

 

Ah, Mont Blanc, annexing more lebensraum since 1906!



#186 Bigeddie

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 18:38

The lady behind was interested in the pen too :) 

 

I wonder if this will feature on their advertising material. Maybe only in Russia.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 23:02


QUOTE (SweetieStarr @ Apr 7 2009, 05:59 PM)
So Mark Twain used Conklins and people like Winston Churchill, the Queen, Presidents Clinton & Bush and Rick Wakeman (Yes!) use Conway Stewarts. Anyone else?

What about old Hollywood stars like Humphrey Bogart?

I think we have to keep in mind that prominent figures have often been given pens by penmakers seeking to gain exposure thereby. So while Presidents Clinton and Bush may have been presented with (modern) Conway Stewarts, it's more than a little misleading to state that they are Conway Stewart users. Nor am I sure that the presentation of CS pens to Queen Elizabeth II has led to a displacement of her long and well-documented preference for Parkers.


I read somewhere where the Queen actually used a Parker 51

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:36

The Winston Churchill choice of pen keeps coming round. I have read he used Conway Stewart, Onoto and more recently his use of Montblanc gets a mention.

 

His favourite response for me has to be :

 

Lady to Winston : Sir if you was my husband I would poison your tea !!

 

Winston to lady : Madam if you was my wife I would drink it.....


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 15:24

 

The Winston Churchill choice of pen keeps coming round. I have read he used Conway Stewart, Onoto and more recently his use of Montblanc gets a mention.

Companies certainly love advertizing about Churchill having used their pens. Never the less, both Conway Stewart and Onoto closed (although other companies are now using their names; when a company has been closed for about so long that all the old employees are dead it is difficult to acclaim any kind of continuity apart from the name). MB still stands - but would it not be some kind of a joke if a PM used enemy pens?



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 18:25

Companies certainly love advertizing about Churchill having used their pens. Never the less, both Conway Stewart and Onoto closed (although other companies are now using their names; when a company has been closed for about so long that all the old employees are dead it is difficult to acclaim any kind of continuity apart from the name). MB still stands - but would it not be some kind of a joke if a PM used enemy pens?

 

I agree with you but Bonhams seem to think he did.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 00:55

I read somewhere where the Queen actually used a Parker 51

 

Yes, the Queen's personal pen (since 1959) has been a burgundy Parker 51 with a gold filled cap. Also Parker has held the royal warrant since 1962. Conway Stewart has given the Queen a few presentation pens, but I'm not sure if she actually uses any of them. She wrote a funny letter to them once. In 2007, they gave her a gold pen for her 60th wedding anniversary and she wrote back to CS stating that she would have to return the pen if it was not functional as she has no use for it if it can't write. She may be a Queen, but she seems very practical.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 14:03

From memory I think HM the Q was actually looking for something plain as opposed to very decorative. There was a recent news story when she was asked to sign something and her pen refused to write, she asked Philip for his and his reply was that he hadnt brought it, the Queens response was that she had told him to do so, in years gone by that would have justified a trip to the Bloody Tower. The photographer to the Sun, a newspaper not well known for its depth of news articles and a Page 3 that should be in braille, offered his pen, to which the Queen put him firmly in his place of 'oh - its a ballpoint.'


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 15:45

Or I should say which pens were used by Prime Minister's .

Or perhaps "Prime Ministers"



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 16:40

From memory I think HM the Q was actually looking for something plain as opposed to very decorative. There was a recent news story when she was asked to sign something and her pen refused to write, she asked Philip for his and his reply was that he hadnt brought it, the Queens response was that she had told him to do so, in years gone by that would have justified a trip to the Bloody Tower. The photographer to the Sun, a newspaper not well known for its depth of news articles and a Page 3 that should be in braille, offered his pen, to which the Queen put him firmly in his place of 'oh - its a ballpoint.'

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#195 GTOZack

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 19:22

the Queen is very practical indeed, I mean she carrys one same pen with her everywhere she goes.  God bless the Queen

 

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Chuck Yeager used Parker 51's  but generally used a conventional pencil in his shoulder pocket when he is in the air. However  deskside he used parker 51 in gray and silver cap 

 

There is lead pencil, grease / wax pencil ( the one with string wher you can zip it off to reveal tip. usually black) and a regular ballpoint. 

 

I've heard German fighter pilots using Pencil and wax pencils.   Theres really rare instances where pilots would bring  FP but that is not good idea because when you are above 15,000 ft ( 4500 meter) it splurts ink due to

 

pressure changes  and possibly freeze too if you were in non pressurized bomber and or fighter aircraft.


Edited by GTOZack, 19 May 2014 - 19:28.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:07

The Winston Churchill choice of pen keeps coming round. I have read he used Conway Stewart, Onoto and more recently his use of Montblanc gets a mention.
 
His favourite response for me has to be :
 
Lady to Winston : Sir if you was my husband I would poison your tea !!
 
Winston to lady : Madam if you was my wife I would drink it.....


I agree that's a great quote. I like this one too:

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
-- Winston Churchill

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 17:21

 

Beechwood, on 19 May 2014 - 16:03, said:snapback.png

From memory I think HM the Q was actually looking for something plain as opposed to very decorative. There was a recent news story when she was asked to sign something and her pen refused to write, she asked Philip for his and his reply was that he hadnt brought it, the Queens response was that she had told him to do so, in years gone by that would have justified a trip to the Bloody Tower. The photographer to the Sun, a newspaper not well known for its depth of news articles and a Page 3 that should be in braille, offered his pen, to which the Queen put him firmly in his place of 'oh - its a ballpoint.'

Certainly my kind of queen!



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 15:10

I don't know if anyone here has ever seen "Alone in the Wilderness" on PBS but the gentleman who filmed his time in Alaska in the late 1960s also kept a journal, and in one shot they show him using a Sheaffer snorkel. I don't own it so I couldn't get a screen shot.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 00:37

In a video clip on the news tonight General Martin Dempsey USA, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is shown holding what appears to be a fountain pen or rollerball. It is emerald green with a pattern on the barrel that reminds me of an Esterbrook. The overall appearance also reminded me of an Esterbrook but the color was too emerald green in my opinion and I think he would use something more up to date. Maybe a Waterford Kilbarry Green Guilloche fountain pen or rollerball? Does anyone know what pen it might be?


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 23:01

I don't know if anyone here has ever seen "Alone in the Wilderness" on PBS but the gentleman who filmed his time in Alaska in the late 1960s also kept a journal, and in one shot they show him using a Sheaffer snorkel. I don't own it so I couldn't get a screen shot.

I watched it....and....

 

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Seen on PBS...Alone in the Wilderness...the story of Dick Proenneke, who built 
his own cabin and lived in the Alaskan wilderness for almost 30 years. I spotted 
him writing in his journal... using...a Sheaffer WD posted pen...which could have been a snorkel
or touch-down. 

Fred 

 

 

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:28

Anybody spot any famous folks using an Aurora 88?



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 19:52

Hemingway ususally using Montegrappa I think?



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 13:15

Ace Greg Papy Boyington had an estie and a sheaffer valiant.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 18:26

I am a reading addict and a history lover...

Modern writers use Microsoft Word.... Bastards

I love French Classical literature...

Balzac, Flaubert, Zola Maupassant
Denis Diderot and Jean Jacques Rousseau (sorry no novelists)...

But they died before the first (mass produced) appeared....

Too Bad :-(

Does someone know if Jean Paul Sartre or Albert Camus used Fountain Pens....

Any other famour writers of literature (not the Danielle Steel kind of Rubbish!!)

I must get a Conway Stewart or an Onoto... Good old Winston, Politician, historian and writer used one...

I am interested too in famous people/politicians.... Famous not notorious... so Forget Stalin, Mao or Sadddam Hussein.... But more like Mandela, Woodrow Wilson, Ghandi or the Dutch royals used etc etc

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 18:09

 

I am interested too in famous people/politicians.... Famous not notorious... so Forget Stalin, Mao or Sadddam Hussein....

Well, some people are difficult to forget... but I sure will try!