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#41 TwelveDrawings

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 19:32

I am not afraid to state the obvious. Any fountain pen is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay. Thus, an exquisite pen with a $10K price tag on it is worth zero unless it finds a bona fide buyer. Its owner may cite equivalent pens which fetched this or that price. But in the absence of a buyer, the price remains $0.

 

So who are fountain pen buyers? Beginners, amateurs, semi-pros, and pros. All of them have different tastes and different motives for buying. Pros may look down on beginners at times, but when offered that $10K check, what pro would refuse to sell?

 

Obviously, the market will continually sort things out. Each of us probably has a favorite pen which the market undervalues, while "less deserving" pens fetch a higher price. Amateurs like me can merely shrug and say, "Such is life." Semi-pro and professional pen collectors must educate people like me, suffer our fickle tastes, and hope for the best with grudging grace. I salute the knowledgeable people who share their insights here. It improves the network all around.

 

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#42 Scrawler

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 21:42

In the 1990s these were my choice to buy as gifts for school children to encourage them to learn to write well. They are all grown up now, maybe it is time to ask for them all back LOL.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 00:22

Well here we go again.

Could these be my pension,

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#44 Force

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:51

Thanks, the stable is short of an Amazon and Green and Blue. I did acquire an Amazon but returned it to the seller as misdescribed....it had been rolling around somewhere for most of its life. I am working on a Blue as we speak but other things get in the way.....bidders.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 18:30

but once in a while a poor picture of a pen at the wrong angle can be a joy to behold. To many this would appear to be a Kultur... :D



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 18:09

I am happy with this purchase. It is mint boxed and takes me closer to the set.

 

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 18:21

I am happy with this purchase. It is mint boxed and takes me closer to the set.

 

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Congratulations on acquiring the Amazon blue that you referenced earlier. She is a beauty. -- TwelveDrawings.


 


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 18:28

I am happy with this purchase. It is mint boxed and takes me closer to the set.

 

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Is that Mint? I would say it is blue?? :D

 

Nice catch.

 

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 19:12

Ahhh D.ick now there's a thought :rolleyes:



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 15:39

An Indus Grey ending soon...or maybe ended once viewed.

 

I was not happy with the £8 delivery for 2nd class signed...I consider that a rip off here in the UK.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 16:14

Well here we go again.Could these be my pension,fpn_1365656069__dscn7306.jpg


Are those GRAY ones? Ooooooo.

#52 Force

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 16:25

Yes, 2 x fp, 1 x rb.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 22:42

Yes, 2 x fp, 1 x rb.

 

See, there's a problem right there: no need for 2 x fp. Let me know if I can help you out.

 

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 16:35

A Danube Blue tonight...



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 19:58

A Danube Blue tonight...

Price is not too bad....

 

 

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:36

Anyone wanting a NOS Mississippi then get on over to the Classifieds...$30 is a snip and will go quick.



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 13:38

I missed it! It's been sold. :(


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 13:42

Note to self: New Old Stock Phileas with no box sold (presumably) for $30.


 


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 16:56

Force, are you pulling our leg?

 

No mention at all of Phileas and/or Mississippi.

 

And if it is sold the old Ad should be there.

 

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 17:09

Force, are you pulling our leg?

 

No mention at all of Phileas and/or Mississippi.

 

And if it is sold the old Ad should be there.

 

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No, I think you have the ability to remove your auction if it sells here or outwith. Yes, it was a Mint Missi for $34 delivered in the USA $39 worldwide....I can tell you I was tempted but I have too many on the go at the moment.