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#31 PeppWaves03

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 21:02

My current collection of fountain pens I have accumulated over the course of the last couple of months since discovering fountain pens:

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From left to right based on the order of overall quality as I have determined. Although limited and not as expansive nor as expensive, they have served me well and each gets used. I will add a TWSBI, Esterbrook J, and a Sailor in the next few weeks.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 23:08

such nice montblanc collection :thumbup: :roflmho:

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 20:00

I've really enjoyed seeing other FPN'ers pens in this thread, so I thought I'd add some of my own.

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Parkers...two 45's...a Vacumatic...three 51's...and four Duofolds.

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Montblancs...31...144...234 1/2 G...244G...254...344...344G (this is maroon, not that you can tell)...149. The **4 is the perfect size for me.

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Japanese pens...Pilot Murex...Pilot Custom...Platinum Koi...two Master Pen Co Koi's...Platon Pen Co. Koi...The Nine Koi...Platinum Silver...Pilot Capless...Master Pen Co. Maki-e.



I've enjoyed collecting, and using these pens, and always look forward to adding more. Finances permitting, of course. :thumbup:

#34 Gobblecup

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 23:07

MallyMal1,

Thanks for deciding to put up some of your collection for the rest of us to see! :thumbup:

You take pretty good pictures, if only I had the equipment for it...
Your Japanese pens are especially nice to look at, although I guess I would have to go to pen shows or Japan to find some of the vintage ones you have. The Red and Gold Capless just reminded me why I wanted a second one! :drool: :doh:

The progression of Duofold styles is also nice to see.

I remembered seeing you post several Conway Stewarts around here before? :embarrassed_smile:

Edited by Gobblecup, 27 June 2011 - 23:10.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 23:53

nice collection :thumbup:
I've really enjoyed seeing other FPN'ers pens in this thread, so I thought I'd add some of my own.

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Parkers...two 45's...a Vacumatic...three 51's...and four Duofolds.

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Montblancs...31...144...234 1/2 G...244G...254...344...344G (this is maroon, not that you can tell)...149. The **4 is the perfect size for me.

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Japanese pens...Pilot Murex...Pilot Custom...Platinum Koi...two Master Pen Co Koi's...Platon Pen Co. Koi...The Nine Koi...Platinum Silver...Pilot Capless...Master Pen Co. Maki-e.



I've enjoyed collecting, and using these pens, and always look forward to adding more. Finances permitting, of course. :thumbup:
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 19:04

MallyMal1,

Thanks for deciding to put up some of your collection for the rest of us to see! :thumbup:

You take pretty good pictures, if only I had the equipment for it...
Your Japanese pens are especially nice to look at, although I guess I would have to go to pen shows or Japan to find some of the vintage ones you have. The Red and Gold Capless just reminded me why I wanted a second one! :drool: :doh:

The progression of Duofold styles is also nice to see.

I remembered seeing you post several Conway Stewarts around here before? :embarrassed_smile:


The pleasure is mine, Gobblecup.

You're quite right, I have posted some Conways. :thumbup:

As a collector, I have focused on vintage Conway Stewarts, but there are so many, many great pens out there...and I like to try them out. :blush:

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 01:23


MallyMal1,

Thanks for deciding to put up some of your collection for the rest of us to see! :thumbup:

You take pretty good pictures, if only I had the equipment for it...
Your Japanese pens are especially nice to look at, although I guess I would have to go to pen shows or Japan to find some of the vintage ones you have. The Red and Gold Capless just reminded me why I wanted a second one! :drool: :doh:

The progression of Duofold styles is also nice to see.

I remembered seeing you post several Conway Stewarts around here before? :embarrassed_smile:


The pleasure is mine, Gobblecup.

You're quite right, I have posted some Conways. :thumbup:

As a collector, I have focused on vintage Conway Stewarts, but there are so many, many great pens out there...and I like to try them out. :blush:


This year I have sold many of my pens to buy more vintage English pens, but I have gone for Swans and other Mabie Todds mostly because I love flexible pens. I still would love to get some Conway Stewarts in the future, they are some of the most beautiful of the 40s-50s era. But as you can see even at this early stage in my collecting, I am having trouble focusing, there are just too many good pens to distract you! :headsmack: :D

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 19:28

Here is a sample of my burnham collection.
Enjoy!
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 21:41

Here is a sample of my burnham collection.
Enjoy!
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Awesome Burnham collection! Thanks for sharing it. :thumbup:

You seem to prefer the early flat tops? They are hard to find in my strip of the earth. -_-
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:23

This is only a small part of my collection. I will post the later pens tomorrow.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:11

This is only a small part of my collection.


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:38

This is only a small part of my collection. I will post the later pens tomorrow.


Yeah...show us your Pelikan collection please!!!
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:48


Here is a sample of my burnham collection.
Enjoy!
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Awesome Burnham collection! Thanks for sharing it. :thumbup:

You seem to prefer the early flat tops? They are hard to find in my strip of the earth. -_-


Very, very impressive. :puddle:

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 21:09

Great collection guys. Thank you for sharing.
I always struggled to define the theme of my collection. The one common trait that I noticed recently is my affinity for big pens. I do have other pens in my collection but here are some of the OS ones.
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 05:20

[font="Lucida Console"]Great collection guys. Thank you for sharing.
I always struggled to define the theme of my collection. The one common trait that I noticed recently is my affinity for big pens. I do have other pens in my collection but here are some of the OS ones.
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congrats to the "Präsidents". These are great pens!
(...would be nice to hear what the others are...)

Edited by christof, 02 July 2011 - 05:21.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 15:07

Thanks Christof
I never have a dull moment when it comes to pen brands ;)

First picture from left to right
  • Unknown high quality German octagonal pen 4F inscribed on turning knob - safety pen
  • Ric-Lei Gold Extra with #6 nib - safety pen
  • Merkurit 176 - piston filler
  • Soennecken Prasident 1 (celluloid)
  • Soennecken Prasident (BHR)
  • Radius Extra in black - button filler
  • Ancora 38 in black - lever filler
  • Ancora Tiger Paw, black marbled - lever filler
  • Princeps blue gold marbled - button filler

Fourth picture from Left to Right
  • Unknown Japanese urushi - eyedropper
  • Ford Patent pen
  • Swan Eternal - twist filler
  • WS Hicks Combo - bulb filler
  • Parker Duofold - button filler
  • Chilton black - pneumatic filler
  • Chilton Jade - pneumatic filler

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 16:17

Some ST Dupont Montparnasse fountain pens.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 17:26

Some ST Dupont Montparnasse fountain pens.

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That's a nice collection, of VERY nice pens.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:19

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These are the ones I write with. I've got the rest of the 'regular' Preras on order or already arrived but not unpacked, as well as the missing shimmery Hemisphere. Going to finish off the TWSBI colours with 540s when they're out -- as much as I love them, I'm not quite mad enough to get all seven in both 530 and 540.

I'd like to get my hands on an Expert Prussian Green, since I have the other two, but I've not seen one at a sensible price. And I'm still hoping I'll get lucky with the old Safaris at some point. I should probably get the blue Accent and Studios too, but I'm running out of blue ink colours (maybe I'll ditch the Kulturs and the Harmonie, they're not very nice to write with). And then there are the two Expert Citylines I don't have...

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:13


My Parker Collection

My Pelikan collection


and here, my (small) LAMY collection:
title="Lamy Fountain Pens von C.M.Z. bei Flickr"> width="1024" height="769" alt="Lamy Fountain Pens">

…and the WATERMAN'S:
title="Waterman's 52V von C.M.Z. bei Flickr"> width="1024" height="980" alt="Waterman's 52V">
title="Waterman's_Ideal_52_Cardinal von C.M.Z. bei Flickr"> width="1024" height="379" alt="Waterman's_Ideal_52_Cardinal">

now I have to go and shoot a picture of my few SHEAFFER'S.


And here comes the Sheaffer's:
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title="Sheaffer_PFM_Imperial_2 von C.M.Z. bei Flickr"> width="1024" height="669" alt="Sheaffer_PFM_Imperial_2">

Edited by christof, 04 July 2011 - 10:13.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 17:10

BEAUTIFUL pens

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 18:30

Thanks Christof
I never have a dull moment when it comes to pen brands ;)

First picture from left to right

  • Unknown high quality German octagonal pen 4F inscribed on turning knob - safety pen
  • Ric-Lei Gold Extra with #6 nib - safety pen
  • Merkurit 176 - piston filler
  • Soennecken Prasident 1 (celluloid)
  • Soennecken Prasident (BHR)
  • Radius Extra in black - button filler
  • Ancora 38 in black - lever filler
  • Ancora Tiger Paw, black marbled - lever filler
  • Princeps blue gold marbled - button filler

Fourth picture from Left to Right
  • Unknown Japanese urushi - eyedropper
  • Ford Patent pen
  • Swan Eternal - twist filler
  • WS Hicks Combo - bulb filler
  • Parker Duofold - button filler
  • Chilton black - pneumatic filler
  • Chilton Jade - pneumatic filler



The clip on your forth picture 'unknown urushi eyedropper' is exactly the same as a vintage Pilot I have - in every detail except that mine says 'PILOT' near the top of the clip. Here it is -

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:00

Thanks Christof
I never have a dull moment when it comes to pen brands ;)

First picture from left to right

  • Unknown high quality German octagonal pen 4F inscribed on turning knob - safety pen
  • Ric-Lei Gold Extra with #6 nib - safety pen
  • Merkurit 176 - piston filler
  • Soennecken Prasident 1 (celluloid)
  • Soennecken Prasident (BHR)
  • Radius Extra in black - button filler
  • Ancora 38 in black - lever filler
  • Ancora Tiger Paw, black marbled - lever filler
  • Princeps blue gold marbled - button filler

Fourth picture from Left to Right
  • Unknown Japanese urushi - eyedropper
  • Ford Patent pen
  • Swan Eternal - twist filler
  • WS Hicks Combo - bulb filler
  • Parker Duofold - button filler
  • Chilton black - pneumatic filler
  • Chilton Jade - pneumatic filler


Vik

I had to come back to your pictures several times. I think this is a really outstanding collection of pens with much caracter. I don't know every single of this brands, but all together make a great matching collection. My main interest is in Parker and Pelikan, but there are also some single pens from other makers. Currently, tere's one Soennecken in my collection. It's a 914 Rheingold from 1930:
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And if you like oversized pens, you probably like this one also:
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It's a japanese eye dropper called "TAKAHASHI" and it's really oversized.

Edited by christof, 05 July 2011 - 10:01.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 00:14

Thanks Stephen. Yes, even I have noticed several Pilot pens with the exact same design. Maybe Pilot did some sub-contracting back then. I love the heft and balance of the pen. Actually it has 3 Japanese characters engraved on the barrel - can figure out what it means though :(


Thanks Christof
I never have a dull moment when it comes to pen brands ;)
First picture from left to right.......


The clip on your forth picture 'unknown urushi eyedropper' is exactly the same as a vintage Pilot I have - in every detail except that mine says 'PILOT' near the top of the clip. Here it is -

Stephen


Wow - that is a lovely Soennecken! Even with the discoloration it oozes character.
Is it a piston filler or Rheingold only came with the unique button filler?

Sometime I wonder why do I mostly have black pens (apart from them being cheaper) but then I see pens like your Japanese OS and feel content.

Thank you for sharing Christof.


Thanks Christof
I never have a dull moment when it comes to pen brands ;)
First picture from left to right.....


Vik

I had to come back to your pictures several times. I think this is a really outstanding collection of pens with much caracter. I don't know every single of this brands, but all together make a great matching collection. My main interest is in Parker and Pelikan, but there are also some single pens from other makers. Currently, tere's one Soennecken in my collection. It's a 914 Rheingold from 1930:

It's a japanese eye dropper called "TAKAHASHI" and it's really oversized.


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:53


...Sometime I wonder why do I mostly have black pens (apart from them being cheaper) but then I see pens like your Japanese OS and feel content...


Vik

Our thoughts about colors are equal. And sometimes, the black pens are more uncommon than the colorful ones. For example Pelikan:
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A few color should not be missed in a pen collection. It makes it brighter:
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...but all in all, nothing beats a true black pen. Like this one wich is my daily companion:
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Edited by christof, 07 July 2011 - 07:31.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:35


...Wow - that is a lovely Soennecken! Even with the discoloration it oozes character.
Is it a piston filler or Rheingold only came with the unique button filler?...


It's a button filler. Here's an original advertisement from 1930.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:08


...Sometime I wonder why do I mostly have black pens (apart from them being cheaper) but then I see pens like your Japanese OS and feel content...


Vik

Our thoughts about colors are equal. And sometimes, the black pens are more uncommon than the colorful ones. For example Pelikan:
<a href="http://www.flickr.co...08/4963318794/" title="Pelikan_black von C.M.Z. bei Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static....cffc4db5_b.jpg" width="1024" height="662" alt="Pelikan_black"></a>

A few color should not be missed in a pen collection. It makes it brighter:
<a href="http://www.flickr.co...08/5571004960/" title="colorful pens von C.M.Z. bei Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static....ec9d9951_b.jpg" width="1024" height="703" alt="colorful pens"></a>

...but all in all, nothing beats a true black pen. Like this one wich is my daily companion:
<a href="http://www.flickr.co...08/5862614876/" title="Pelikan 100N made in Italy von C.M.Z. bei Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static....e1d3d29e_b.jpg" width="1024" height="386" alt="Pelikan 100N made in Italy"></a>


Beautiful pens, christof...beautifully photographed.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:42

Well, I'm a pencil guy... so here's the "wall 'o pencils" I've got pictured at my Mechanical Pencil Museum:

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Link is just below to view individual manufacturers.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 15:37

Well, I'm a pencil guy... so here's the "wall 'o pencils" I've got pictured at my Mechanical Pencil Museum:

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WOW :yikes:

That's a whole lotta led!

Brilliant.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 16:42

here's my (modest(not for my mom :P)) collection:
black and pearl Eclipse flattop
midnight blue?(looks greener than in the pic) Parker "51" aero, GF cap
black Sheaffer Imperial II deluxe
black Sheaffer 330
gunmetal PenUsa Genesis
green Hero 616
lapis inferno Noodler's flex pen

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-Eclipse Flat Top-|-Parker "51" Aero-|-Sheaffer's Snorkel Sentinel-|-Esterbrook SJ-|-Sheaffer Imperial II Deluxe TD-|-Sheaffer 330-|-Reform 1745-|-PenUsa Genesis-|-Hero 616-|-Noodler's Flex-|-Schneider Voice-|-TWSBI Vac 700-

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