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#1 dandelion

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:23

I guess most CS addicts haven't missed out the special price for bespoke pens this last weeks. I know that at least Bryant and TWD has had this offer, so I guess there are a few among us that have ordered one or many bespoke CS. It has been suggested in the marketplace thread to have a little gallery here of our various pens. Since I think it is a very good idea I hope to see many pics in the CS forum. The best should be a single thread - like a gallery - of the various pens. This gallery thread should also be open for other CS pens - old and new - not only the ones that have been bought right now. If people like it and contribute with pics it might develop into a pinned pen gallery where people can add pics of their CS. I know there is a separate forum for that, but it would be fun to have one thread of only CS pens. It would be a dream to have that kind of gallery to browse when to decide upon which colour, model etc etc. Just a thought.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:30

Well, I'll start with a gallery of my current "before" pens. These are just my moderns.

Left to right: Dinkie in Sapphire Blue, Nightingale in Ruby, Knightsbridge, Elements in Water, Dandy in Azure, and Clogau Gold (100) in Quartz Blue


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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:32

Oh - they are all beautiful, but that Knightsbridge...
Thanks Deirdre!
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:35

QUOTE (dandelion @ May 4 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh - they are all beautiful, but that Knightsbridge...

It's funny, I wasn't sure I'd like it, but I find that I carry it every day. It's my El Lawrence pen. It was my favorite of my CSes until I got the Water pen.

Since I'm a water person and have a lot of blue pens (and more than 1/3 of my inks are blue), I don't forsee any other CS knocking the Water out of that position, but a teal Westminster would be very very close.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:44

El Lawrence is one of my favourite inks and it sounds very stylish to have a Knightsbridge as an El Lawrence pen.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:55

QUOTE (Deirdre @ May 4 2009, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I'll start with a gallery of my current "before" pens. These are just my moderns.

Left to right: Dinkie in Sapphire Blue, Nightingale in Ruby, Knightsbridge, Elements in Water, Dandy in Azure, and Clogau Gold (100) in Quartz Blue



Nice grouping and that water pen really does catch the eye!

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 20:20

The knightsbridge and the Element pens look really great but i like the CS100 too, love the blue colour. I have a bespoke Duro in amber on order. Will post pics here when it arrives (may take a few weeks however).


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Posted 05 May 2009 - 03:14

Deirdre, are the Dinkie and Nightingale the same size? I knew the Nightingale was small, and I've even tried one, but I hadn't appreciated that it looks almost identical in size to the Dinkie.

I couldn't resist and I'm awaiting a 58 in heather.

In the meantime, here's my existing modern pens.

Ebonite and Azure Dandys.






Vintage 58 alongside a modern 58 in meteor.






Ebonite Red Ripple Duro.







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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:04

Deirdre has excellent taste smile.gif

A couple of my Elements Water pen





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Posted 07 May 2009 - 20:22

I am afraid my modern CS pens are not very colourful!
But here they are regardless:

Bespoke Dandy in Black Resin with Sterling Trim, lever Fill, IF nib





Henry Simpole Centenary Silver Overlay LE





I have two others that I recently acquired (a set of ebonite Churchills, one with silver and the other with gold trim), but no photos yet.


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Posted 07 May 2009 - 20:26

Here is another that used to belong to me, but now is Husband's:
Duro Heritage LE (right)




and this one is also Husband's,
Icon 100 Sterling Silver LE (left):







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Posted 07 May 2009 - 20:29

My vintage CS are more colourful, but alas these materials no longer exist!





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Posted 07 May 2009 - 20:30

more vintage...





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Posted 07 May 2009 - 20:35

and more vintage...











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Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:49

Here is my Bespoke CS 100 with gold trim in Turquoise Fleck:






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Posted 08 May 2009 - 14:50

Oh wow, Rena, you did a fabulous job of capturing the turquoise flecks! Beautiful!
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Posted 09 May 2009 - 13:56

QUOTE (Rena @ May 8 2009, 07:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here is my Bespoke CS 100 with gold trim in Turquoise Fleck:





Allow me to add to what ethernautrix said, you captured a Bespoke coloration offering (that I would have not given a second thought too) wonderfully. Beautiful, interesting pen!

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 19:28

Thank you Ethernautrix and Paul. It is a gorgeous pen and material. Perhaps it would be too "busy" for some people, but I like shimmering chunks often found in celluloid and casein, and hoped this resin would be similar. It's a HUGE decision when ordering a bespoke and you haven't actually seen the material in real life, but only in photos. This one ended up exceeding my expectations. smile.gif



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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:02

QUOTE (QM2 @ May 7 2009, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am afraid my modern CS pens are not very colourful!
But here they are regardless:

Bespoke Dandy in Black Resin with Sterling Trim, lever Fill, IF nib





Henry Simpole Centenary Silver Overlay LE





I have two others that I recently acquired (a set of ebonite Churchills, one with silver and the other with gold trim), but no photos yet.


Wow, I'm excited to see pictures of your Churchills! You have a very beautiful collection. thumbup.gif


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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:34

Rena's great pics and advice help me decide on a TF CS 100 as well == and I've been MOST pleased! It's a beautiful pen. I also have the Heather, and it's no slouch == the two trade off on being my favorite, depending on my mood!!

It is hard to decide on colors without seeing them in person, but Heather and Turquoise FLeck are gorgeous choices! Here's my Heather

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:07

Lovely to see all these CS! It is fun to see how broad the colour range is and which difference colour can make.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 16:50

My Amber Bespoke CS Duro arrived today. I made a quick and dirty picture. Will post more (and better) pics later hopefully. Now i only want to write with it. I love this colour, the material is a bit translucent. Me happy wub.gif

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 18:46

QUOTE (GeeTee @ May 26 2009, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My Amber Bespoke CS Duro arrived today. I made a quick and dirty picture. Will post more (and better) pics later hopefully. Now i only want to write with it. I love this colour, the material is a bit translucent. Me happy wub.gif


Lovely colour. I couldn't imagine that the amber could be that pretty! Congratulations to a handsome pen!
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 19:14

QUOTE (GeeTee @ May 26 2009, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My Amber Bespoke CS Duro arrived today. I made a quick and dirty picture. Will post more (and better) pics later hopefully. Now i only want to write with it. I love this colour, the material is a bit translucent. Me happy wub.gif


Oh, that is hot! Even in the the quick and dirty picture, it is clear that the colour is gorgeous!
I want another bespoke Dandy in amber!!

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 22:32

Just shows how deceptive the colour swatches are, I'd completely discounted the amber based on those. That pen looks lovely, look forward to seeing some proper photos of it.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 00:34

Here are some photos of my Amethyst Duro. I've tried to capture the elusive colour(s), but it is real hard - it is elusive.

















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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:54

QUOTE (dandelion @ May 27 2009, 02:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here are some photos of my Amethyst Duro. I've tried to capture the elusive colour(s), but it is real hard - it is elusive.

Thanks, these give a great sense for what the material looks like. It seems that the visibility of the colour depends on light and focus. The parts of the pen that you focus on most directly "light up" while the other parts appear almost black. When you write with this pen in public, it will look like you are using some sort of magical instrument!

QUOTE (Carrie @ May 27 2009, 12:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just shows how deceptive the colour swatches are, I'd completely discounted the amber based on those. That pen looks lovely, look forward to seeing some proper photos of it.

Yes, exactly. I dismissed the amber based on the sample swatches, but this looks absolutely gorgeous!



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Posted 27 May 2009 - 15:51

Here's some quick snaps of my Heather 58. Still very undecided about it. If you look at the Heather 100 posted above that seems to have more purples in it and is nicer, whereas mine seems to have a lot of yellow. Maybe it'll grow on me. I was also disappointed that the nib isn't quite in alignment with the lever. I did see if I could unscrew the nib, but couldn't.



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Posted 27 May 2009 - 16:31

Carrie, your 58 is a gorgeous pen! The heather color is really tempting me. I just can't settle on a color. One day, I think bronze. The next day I want the dartmoor. Then I saw the turquoise fleck and liked that. Then the amber was posted above and it looks great. Now again I see this heather 58 which I think looks abosolutely great. I'm really impressed you all were able to make a color selection from such a wide selection.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 22:15

QUOTE (Carrie @ May 27 2009, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's some quick snaps of my Heather 58. Still very undecided about it. If you look at the Heather 100 posted above that seems to have more purples in it and is nicer, whereas mine seems to have a lot of yellow. Maybe it'll grow on me. I was also disappointed that the nib isn't quite in alignment with the lever. I did see if I could unscrew the nib, but couldn't.





Carrie,

surely this will grow on you, those yellows are glorious - the making of the colour. I love it!

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