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#481 pen2paper

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 22:22

can get the whole boxed set - full bottle - for another $50..

 

amazing..

 

I'd post mine here, but the nib needs adjustment. Sentimental value causes it to linger, since my mom adjusted it to that position.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:03

57 bids with 3 days to do.

 
Looking at the bid history, the vast majority of them are by two bidders, one of which is a newb who hasn't figured out how ebay works best yet (or a shill, but I don't think so). 47 bids by the one bidder alone. Not everyone can be good at game theory.



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:53

£90 $150  :unsure:

 

and to think I recently paid £70 for a Contemporary Carene.

 

It's a funny old game. 


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:58

What do you think when a 0 transaction bidder walks someone from $110 to $150, exposes that $150 is the high bid, but then doesn't go on to bid the min increment more and win?



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:02

I have a Phileas photo from the SF Pen show I took today, can't upload til tomorrow (plus I want to check prices...)


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:20

What do you think when a 0 transaction bidder walks someone from $110 to $150, exposes that $150 is the high bid, but then doesn't go on to bid the min increment more and win?

What do I think when that happens?? I'm really suspicious. I'm also suspicious about the other multiple bidder


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:44

A newbie, having a look round ebay, might see a buy it now price of $219, see the jonakimusic auction, and think that it's a bargain.

 

Sad.



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 14:15

What do you think when a 0 transaction bidder walks someone from $110 to $150, exposes that $150 is the high bid, but then doesn't go on to bid the min increment more and win?

 

What?  You haven't ever done this to someone? 


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:19

I'm sorry that I didn't ask prices on these, but here's a bunch of Phils this weekend at the San Francisco Pen Show:

 

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 13:32

My collection has expanded a little.

 

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 13:52

Force, is this a representation of every model color and nib, in Phileas?



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 14:22

Force, is this a representation of every model color and nib, in Phileas?

Every model colour but not nib. Most nibs are medium with the odd one or two fine.

 

From L to R

1. Turquoise Green

17. Ruby Red

14. Black

9. Midnight Blue

 

6 + 18. Amazon Green

4 + 5 +10 +13. Indus Grey

15. Mississippi Red

2 + 16. Danube Blue

 

7 + 12. Green Marble

3 +11. Red Marble

8. Blue Marble


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 16:52

Wow Force, it's of the Collection. Congratulations for this great lineup of Phileas (I have not even one!)



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 17:12

Every model colour but not nib. Most nibs are medium with the odd one or two fine.

 

From L to R

1. Turquoise Green

17. Ruby Red

14. Black

9. Midnight Blue

 

6 + 18. Amazon Green

4 + 5 +10 +13. Indus Grey

15. Mississippi Red

2 + 16. Danube Blue

 

7 + 12. Green Marble

3 +11. Red Marble

8. Blue Marble

Thanks for listing the colors. Until I saw them all together had no idea there was such variety.

When I was selecting my boxed set, there were many in fine nib, but most were out of alignment, very scratchy, so avoided those.

Please do share updates with Us.



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 18:05

Force, I had not yet looked closely the Phileas (too captured by the Man 100 & Man 200); they are interesting these FP!. You have them all, if I'm not mistaken?

Otherwise as requested by Pen2Paper (to the beautiful avatar) thank you for sharing your new acquisitions.
In any case, thank you



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 19:27

My collection has expanded a little.

 

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That's a great collection.  I love the solid ones especially.  Dagnabit, I discovered these too late! 

 

Thanks for the great picture.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:08

I should have believed you.

In the early 90's, I was given a blue marbled Phileas as a gift. I used it at the time until the cartridge ran out and never inked it again. Even as I got more into fountain pens in the intervening years, I still ignored it. Maybe because the nib was wider than I thought I liked... Maybe because I thought it was a cheap pen... I dunno.

I just inked it up 2 days ago with some Visconti blue that I just traded for and... I love it! It is so smooth. Glad I finally listened to you all. Maybe you have helped me to explore nibs that are not only F and EF nibs too.

Thank you everyone.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 03:32

I should have believed you.

In the early 90's, I was given a blue marbled Phileas as a gift. I used it at the time until the cartridge ran out and never inked it again. Even as I got more into fountain pens in the intervening years, I still ignored it. Maybe because the nib was wider than I thought I liked... Maybe because I thought it was a cheap pen... I dunno.

I just inked it up 2 days ago with some Visconti blue that I just traded for and... I love it! It is so smooth. Glad I finally listened to you all. Maybe you have helped me to explore nibs that are not only F and EF nibs too.

Thank you everyone.

 

I like the EF and F nibs best also.  The mediums aren't bad, though, and You could have a broad reground to a stub or cursive italic.  The whole pem, nib and writing line and smoothness, the posting of the cap and handing of the pen and its size are all pretty great. 


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:45

My collection has expanded a little.

 

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Nice collection.  :thumbup: