Since a couple of years I am collecting Pelikanos. I bought every single pen I found on fleamarkets and at thrift shops. Of cours only for reasonable prices.
All in all I can say that I payed about $2 per pen. Most of them are used, some are broken and only usuable for parts but a few are in mint condition. (One exception: the rather ugly pen from 2010 was not yet to find on fleamarkets, that's why I bought one for $15 at the shop around the corner. The ugliest was the most expensive....ouch!) But my only goal was to get a complete collection of blue Pelikanos from 1960 until today.
My last catch finally delivered the last missing pens and parts.
Now, the collection is complete. More than complete because there are lots of pens doubled, same type but different colour, and there are some quite funny and unusual Pelikanos as well like the Happy Pens and other curiosities for export market. Bute heres the main collection:
Also on Pelikanos can be seen that pens since 1960 have grown. Todays pens are much bigger than the earliest. My memory has been refreshed too: When I started my school career as a six years old, I got a 1979 model oft he fifth generation. My elder brothers had pens from the third and fourth generation. I can remember that clearly now. Of course, no one of us has still the original pens oft hat time. They got lost during the years. So its fun to see them laying side by side. Now, that's the collection!
And here comes the rather uncommon Pelikanos:
A 1973 Pelikano in umcommon yellow colour. Confirmed by Pelikan expert Werner Ruettinger that this colour never has been sold in Germany.
Also a 1973 pen in common blue but with uncommon blue plastic cap. Maybe I have to mention that I think to remember to have seen some examples during my school years. So the term umcommon is relative for my country (CH).
A 1965, second generation pen in common blue but gray plastic cap instead of metal cap. May be a budget model?
Pen from 1984, completely in pink. Cap is metal and barrel plastic, that's why the slight colour shift. One of my favourites...haha.
And here's another favourite: Pelikano "Happy Pen" in hot pink! Mint condition.
...and his happy comrade in yellow. Very similar to a Montblanc Carrera btw...
But for now that's enough Pelikano I think. Also I have to think about what to do with all the other leftover Pelikanos....but let's see what's next...
Edited by christof, Yesterday, 19:34.