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#31 pen2paper

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 22:34

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and more vintage...








oh dear..seeing Dandelion's Amythest has sucked me into this thread... I'm cautious not to dwell where my budget squeeks 'n chokes..
ahhh, but I Do love those vintage RingTops sigh..QM2 please tell me about them Esp the top confetti colored pen, please? my favorite pen is my baby gf Wahl w/semi-flex nib.. similar appeal.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 00:51

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Carrie,

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

Garfield



Wow, but I think that is stunning, Carrie. I can't say it any better than Garfield did, so that is my hope also. As far as the lever lining up with the nib, I can understand how it can be unnerving to see it "off" every time you use it. Although it isn't noticeable i your photos, it must be off just enough to distract. Do you ever go to pen shows so that you could have a repair guru remove the section and realign it?

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:09

Thanks for all the nice replies to my first photo. I made some more. I'm not really a pen photographer or photoshop guru. The colour comes out a bit too orange in the pictures. I added a pic of the Duro together with a Pelikan M600.

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#34 Rena

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:54

GeeTee, that pen glows with warmth and beauty! Just beautiful!




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Posted 28 May 2009 - 13:11

Thank you for posting these. It is an awesome pen! Might the open bok, that the pen rests so comfortably upon, be an Edgar Allan Poe tale?
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 13:33

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Thank you for posting these. It is an awesome pen! Might the open bok, that the pen rests so comfortably upon, be an Edgar Allan Poe tale?


Thanks and well spotted. Its the collected works of Edgar Allan Poe (still unread).

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 13:40

A Duro in Cherry red




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#38 Carrie

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 18:46

Oh my goodness, I really am in love with the amber. What a simply stunning pen.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 09:09

I'm going to have to stop reading this thread... It's making me want things that I can't afford!
Beautiful pens, everyone. (Can't wait for my Duro to arrive, so that I can post my picture!)
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 15:53

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Can't wait for my Duro to arrive, so that I can post my picture!


Can't wait to see the picture of your duro smile.gif


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Posted 08 June 2009 - 04:13

QUOTE (Rena @ May 8 2009, 04:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Do you feel this picture does this finish justice? Is there a turquoise-ish cast on the pearly parts of the pen as suggested by this picture? I suspect the mis of colors is more complex than suggested by the picture. I am intrigued and thinking about it. What more can anyone say beyond this very nice picture?

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 12:56

QUOTE (Stylo @ Jun 7 2009, 11:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you feel this picture does this finish justice? Is there a turquoise-ish cast on the pearly parts of the pen as suggested by this picture? I suspect the mis of colors is more complex than suggested by the picture. I am intrigued and thinking about it. What more can anyone say beyond this very nice picture?



Hi Stylo,
Of course it's always difficult to get 100% accuracy in a photo, digital display over a computer screen. Look at Richard Binder's color chip on his website for another (although smaller) image of the Turquoise Fleck. He told me he shot that chip image directly from my pen. I've taken out my pen just now and examined through a loupe while comparing to this photo again. Probably the turquoise shading on the pearl, as you mentioned, is a bit more pronounced on the photo than in hand. But there is some blueish cast to some of the cream/pearl parts (and they lighten towards the center of the chunk) — some more than others; and some of the cream/pearl parts have a golden tone. I'm assuming you are NOT talking about the turquoise "veins" running through the material, but rather the pearl colored chunks.

Overall, I think perhaps the pen has a bit more of a warmer tone in hand — that the cream/pearl chunks are not as light or pale in their centers as they appear in the photo. Aack — so difficult to describe using words. The turquoise veins, and the shimmering chunks (sort of like mica) do indeed appear glowing when held in light, and the pen was in light when I shot the photo. Also, since the chunks are distributed randomly, one side of my pen has more of the deep, reddish brown chunks than the other.

Maybe HennyPenny can take a photo of her Pen for another perspective. Okay now, I've fallen in love with my pen all over again after looking at it through the loupe!!! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif




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Posted 08 June 2009 - 15:35

Is there some pattern that determines if the section is black or the same color as the pen?

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 16:43

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Is there some pattern that determines if the section is black or the same color as the pen?


Jar,
I remember discussing the section color through e-mail when ordering my pen. I don't know whether it was more expensive to have the same material in the section or not. There were a couple other materials I was considering and I know I would have gone with black resin sections on those — it just looked sharp to me. But I preferred matching section on the one I finally chose. It's been 2 years since I got my pen, but I'd imagine the option would be available today still? Maybe other people can chime in on this?





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Posted 08 June 2009 - 16:50

Rena, thanks for the comments. Because of a buying opportunity, I am looking at some of the finishes that include more than two dominant colors, such as turquoise fleck, razor shell, coral green, heather, etc. Not surprisingly, those are probably the hardest to capture in pictures.


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Posted 08 June 2009 - 17:59

Here are some photos for a Dandy in azure with silver trim.
I got it some days ago and have dwelled over if I shall keep it or not - it is stunning, but not my style in colour. However. I wanted to share the photos here.



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Posted 08 June 2009 - 18:33

Sorry you're not overkeen on your azure Dandy. One of my Dandys is in azure and I love that colour.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 18:39

QUOTE (Carrie @ Jun 8 2009, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry you're not overkeen on your azure Dandy. One of my Dandys is in azure and I love that colour.


It IS a beautiful pen and if it wasn't so expensive I'd keep it. But as my funds are not endless (unfortunately) it is not the "optional" Dandy for me. I'll wait for my Claret. Pity that it is not possible to switch trimming and nib between them...
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 19:22

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Here are some photos for a Dandy in azure with silver trim.

I'm sorry you're not quite taken with it -- I have one and I love it. If I had the budget, I'd buy a backup in that color/trim.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 13:37

QUOTE (Stylo @ Jun 8 2009, 11:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rena, thanks for the comments. Because of a buying opportunity, I am looking at some of the finishes that include more than two dominant colors, such as turquoise fleck, razor shell, coral green, heather, etc. Not surprisingly, those are probably the hardest to capture in pictures.



Stylo,
You're smart to ask questions and examine as many photos on the Internet that you can. When you do decide, and then order your pen, and then receive your pen, I hope that your heart will beat wildly. smile.gif

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#51 jar

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 13:41

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QUOTE (Carrie @ Jun 8 2009, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry you're not overkeen on your azure Dandy. One of my Dandys is in azure and I love that colour.


It IS a beautiful pen and if it wasn't so expensive I'd keep it. But as my funds are not endless (unfortunately) it is not the "optional" Dandy for me. I'll wait for my Claret. Pity that it is not possible to switch trimming and nib between them...


Is you claret a Dandy?

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 13:59

QUOTE (jar @ Jun 9 2009, 03:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE (Carrie @ Jun 8 2009, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry you're not overkeen on your azure Dandy. One of my Dandys is in azure and I love that colour.


It IS a beautiful pen and if it wasn't so expensive I'd keep it. But as my funds are not endless (unfortunately) it is not the "optional" Dandy for me. I'll wait for my Claret. Pity that it is not possible to switch trimming and nib between them...


Is you claret a Dandy?


Yes. The Dandy Claret is one of my favourite colour schemes, but I'm not that keen on goldtrim which was the only available setting during the spring sale (how spoiled doesn't that sound...). So when I had the opportunity to buy the Azure with silver trim. I did. A very happy and beautiful pen, but the colours weren't for me personally.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 14:08

QUOTE (dandelion @ Jun 9 2009, 08:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE (Carrie @ Jun 8 2009, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry you're not overkeen on your azure Dandy. One of my Dandys is in azure and I love that colour.


It IS a beautiful pen and if it wasn't so expensive I'd keep it. But as my funds are not endless (unfortunately) it is not the "optional" Dandy for me. I'll wait for my Claret. Pity that it is not possible to switch trimming and nib between them...


Is you claret a Dandy?


Yes. The Dandy Claret is one of my favourite colour schemes, but I'm not that keen on goldtrim which was the only available setting during the spring sale (how spoiled doesn't that sound...). So when I had the opportunity to buy the Azure with silver trim. I did. A very happy and beautiful pen, but the colours weren't for me personally.


Ah, Au vs Ag! Bummer.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 14:56

QUOTE (dandelion @ Jun 8 2009, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here are some photos for a Dandy in azure with silver trim.
I got it some days ago and have dwelled over if I shall keep it or not - it is stunning, but not my style in colour. However. I wanted to share the photos here.




I'm sorry you're not sure... I think it's beautiful.
The colours are really lovely.
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 17:00

My Duro in classic brown with italic F nib arrived, and I like it very much. It is the first modern CS I've owned; I've only had their celluloid and casein pens from the 1930s, and only after I found they had smooth flex nibs.

Instead of the Dinkie that I won, I applied that towards a Dandy in blue lapis, with the same nib, an italic F. Suddenly, I am awash in CS!

Fred

Edited by FredRydr, 11 June 2009 - 17:01.


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Posted 11 June 2009 - 17:06

Please post photos!

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My Duro in classic brown with italic F nib arrived, and I like it very much. It is the first modern CS I've owned; I've only had their celluloid and casein pens from the 1930s, and only after I found they had smooth flex nibs.

Instead of the Dinkie that I won, I applied that towards a Dandy in blue lapis, with the same nib, an italic F. Suddenly, I am awash in CS!

Fred

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 18:26

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My Duro in classic brown with italic F nib arrived, and I like it very much. It is the first modern CS I've owned; I've only had their celluloid and casein pens from the 1930s, and only after I found they had smooth flex nibs.

Instead of the Dinkie that I won, I applied that towards a Dandy in blue lapis, with the same nib, an italic F. Suddenly, I am awash in CS!

Fred


I know the feeling. I always seem to find myself looking at photos of Conway Stewarts and making lists of the ones I would like. Unfortunately, they are just too far out of my budget to purchase more than one a year or so. I may be selling off more of my collection in order to fund the CS addiction...I mean hobby headsmack.gif .
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:41

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Please post photos!

This will be easy, 'cause Bryant has already taken them! Here is the Classic Brown Duro.



I decided I liked the Classic Claret in Duro instead of the Dinky but it may or may not be too late to change, so it will be a surprise which one I get. The latter will have the following color.



But I will be ecstatic no matter which one I receive! thumbup.gif Thank you, Bryant!!

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:56

Lovely. Like hard candy toffee. I must say that I believe the Duro suits extremely well in the Classic Brown!
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 14:47

Two snapshots at my longed for Dandy Claret. When I ordered it I thought I'd prefer it with a silver trim, but I must say that the combo gold/claret is stunning. I LOVE this pen.
Now I must write with it. Made the 20th of May - not even a month old...





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