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#91 Soot

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 16:46

Christof, it'll be hard to beat what you accumulated in 2012, but then again, you never know. Happy hunting!
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 17:06

Thanks Bob, but not all of the 10 are new and have been "accumulated" ( as you call it) in 2012.
It's just the new top10 range...

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#93 ethernautrix

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 18:02

Reading your thread is dangerous, because it makes me want more pens. But it's a lovely evil. :-)
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:48

Hallo everybody,

I am giruffo, it is a long time I follow FPN but this is my first post.
These are my fovourite pens, in order:

-Parker Duofold Senior
-Visconti Wall Street
-Stipula Fiesole Deluxe
-Sheaffer balance feathertouch
-Eversharp Doric
-Pelikan M800
-Pelikan 400 tortoise
-Pelikan 100N
- Pilot vanishing point
at the bottom : Esterbrook relief 2L

regards,

Gabriele

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#95 Frank C

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:59


Right ond time, one year after starting this thread, I am back again with an update. Man, this was a busy year - some of you followed H E R E and have seen growing the collection. But here comes the pens!

So let's see what happens this year!




Wow, what a beautiful collection. I am just going to print it out and use it for a shopping list at the LA Pen Show.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:11

wonderful collection: it is like a symphony for the eyes

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:54

Time for an update. Decisions becomes harder and harder...

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1. Montblanc Meisterstück 124S (uncommon wave pattern)

2. Montblanc Meisterstück L139

3. Parker Duofold Special, Mandarin Yellow

4. Parker "51" first year model in cedar blue and plain Sterling cap

5. Parker "51" Buckskin beige, solid Gold, two tone Empire cap

6. Pelikan 111, solid Gold binde

7. Pelikan 101, lizard pattern, short cap top

8. Pelikan, first year 1929 model

9. Pelikan 101N tortoise and RHR

10. Waterman's #58, HR woodgrain

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 14:44

Well, I've thinned my collection down to 4 pens currently, so I can't even make a top-ten.

 

1. MB 149, fine nib

2. Conway Stewart Churchill, medium nib

3. Visconti Homo Sapiens, fine nib

4. Pilot Vanishing Point Raden Water Surface, fine, medium, and broad nibs

 

My Pilot 823 is currently having the nib worked on.  I'm confident it'll be a great pen when it returns.  I'll probably add a Pelikan M1000 to my collection in the next few months.



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 17:39

Time for an update. Decisions becomes harder and harder...

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Christof

 

 

Nice display tray ...

Could you name them please ?



#100 Pelikan Vera

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 18:47

Christoph your 4 Pelikan's and the two Montblancs are just beautiful.....Envy the red Pelikan 101n very much it is stunning. :wub:



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:34

I try to keep the population down, so as I write this, I don't know if I'll make it to 10. But, in no particular order:

 

  1. Pilot Custom 823
  2. Pilot Justus 95
  3. Noodler's Konrad Ebonite (it's seriously amazing)
  4. Noodler's Konrad regular (not as amazing as the ebonite, but decent)

 

So, as it turns out, I really did run out. I have a limited collection of brands and pens, and these four are the ones that I truly love.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:38

Time for an update. Decisions becomes harder and harder...

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nice. :)



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:42

 

 

Nice display tray ...

Could you name them please ?

 

Of course. Please see above.

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:43

Please note that this is meant as a photo-thread. Thank you.

C.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 20:49

OK, time for an update.  These could be my new favorite ten.  Of course, if you ask tomorrow, there will be a different ten. 

 

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L to R:  Waterman 94 Rose Ripple, Waterman 14 Sterling Silver "Filigree" over RHR, Waterman 0552 1/2 "Oriental" Overlay, Waterman 0514 "Chased Filigree" Overlay, Waterman 454 "Moderne" (often called Night and Day) Overlay, Waterman Patrician in "Turquoise", Parker Streamline Sr. Duofold in Jade, Parker Flat Top Sr. Duofold in Mandarin Yellow, Wahl Deco Band in Chased BHR, Esterbrook Dollar-Fifty pen in Blue Cracked Ice.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 04:46

Fantastic pens!
Thank you Allan.

Christof
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 23:11

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Ten best?  Here are custom made pens from some of my favorite pen makers (10 plus 2 - because that's what the tray holds).  From left to right:

 

1. David Broadwell freeform "Aspen" with Mokume-gane accents

2. Edison Pen Company and Ernest Shin collaboration "Urushi Mina" (number 1 of 20)

3. Edison Pen Company ivory celluloid "Pearl"

4. Edison Pen Company "#76" blow filler

5. Edison Pen Company "Nouveau Premiere" in cappuccino (not truly "custom" but certainly Limited Edition)

6. Shawn Newton alabaster/tortoise oversize bulb filler

7. Mark Astilla "Lion Fish"

8. Lyle Ross McCulloch deep green/gold marble button filler

9. Robert Holm "Dolce Vita"

10. Robert Holm "Tiger Eye"

11. Robert Holm "Antique Roses" bulb filler

12. Renee Meeks lava lamp "Balladeer"


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:13

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My Pelikan green pens

1. Pelikan fountain pen (first-year) (1929)

2. Pelikan fountain pen (second-year) (1930)

3. Pelikan 100 (1931-44) *cap with 4 vent holes

4. Pelikan Rappen  (1932-45)

5. Pelikan IBIS (1936-54)

6. Pelikan 100N  (1937-54) *cap top with 4 chicks

7. Pelikan 400 (1950-56) 

8. Pelikan 140 (1952-65) 

9. Pelikan 300 (1953-57) 

10. Pelikan 120 (1955-65) 

Lid (not shown) of the tray is imprinted with Pelikan logo.

 

Christof,

I want a beautiful tray like yours.


Edited by tacitus, 21 March 2014 - 12:21.


#109 jar

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 13:11

Today's 10 best.

 

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 16:52

Taken me a while to decide what I want to put in this post. I finally got there.

 

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Apologies for the poor photos. Hopefully you can still recognise the pens from my description (from L to R):

 

1. Montblanc 142 green striated. Medium firm nib. Enough said.

 

2. Montblanc 644 - black barrel (rolled?) gold cap and an italic nib. Classic vintage pen.

 

3. Brad Torelli P51. Crimson and royal blue hooped barrel, with a sterling silver empire state cap and a fine nib.

 

4. Pelikan 500 with a green tortoise barrel, and gold cap and piston knob. Nice medium nib.

 

5. Montblanc 144 Godron or pinstripe sterling silver barrel and cap, gold coloured trim. Bought from a pen show from a top bloke (Fountainbel). Comes with a wonderful OBB nib.

 

6. MB Cervantes. Comes with a M nib. I have a few WE's, this one narrowly beat the Schiller and the Verne (if I owned a Hemmingway that would have been in here..)

 

7. Pelikan M101n Lizard - the modern version. Lovely looking pen and a great size. Broad stubby nib that wrote perfectly straight out of the box.

 

8. Cross Townsend in Jade with a medium nib. Townsends are very under rated. I have the Jade and the Lapis, as well as a glossy black and a sterling silver version. The colour on the jade and symbol on the cap got this in here even though it doesnt have my favourite nib of the 4.

 

9. Nakaya. I cannot remember the model - Decapod I think, about the size of a 146. Dark red Urushi beginning to see a bit of green showing through. Has a wonderful broad Italic nib prepared by John Mottishaw at nibs.com.

 

10. Last but by no means least, a CS Winston in Black with an italic medium nib. Love this pen. Great size/weight and line variation on the nib.