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#271 Angela

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 17:04

That must have been very annoying for the bidders/buyers but it probably made more for the seller. Now the buyers of the vehicles will be fighting for the box again...I suppose it will be a box...ing match.

I don't know. Maybe the winners of the bus and car were users, not collectors, and have no need of the box! :)

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 17:30

I thought this pair of listings for Carene ballpoint pens were interesting:

This one is at a bargain price because of the logo on the cap!
http://www.ebay.com/...=item5669a7b245

And another (almost) matching pen:
http://www.ebay.com/...sd=201146339321

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 18:34

I thought this pair of listings for Carene ballpoint pens were interesting:

This one is at a bargain price because of the logo on the cap!
http://www.ebay.com/...=item5669a7b245

And another (almost) matching pen:
http://www.ebay.com/...sd=201146339321

yes both bitsa pens...bits of this bits of that and so obviously not genuine.



#274 RMN

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 19:09

Someone got creative with mix-n-match.. 

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 19:40

That's just plain weird-- the (erstwhile) contents and cover art are all quite vintage, but the side panel with polyglot description, recycling logo and bar code are all right up-to-date.  Is there a Waterman theme park near Paris no one is telling the rest of us about?

 

I got a little chuckle out of this

 

Evidently someone has the model car and Waterman Pen Ink Delivery Truck, but this nice fellow only has the box, that is very valuable:

 

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:)


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 20:00

That's just plain weird-- the (erstwhile) contents and cover art are all quite vintage, but the side panel with polyglot description, recycling logo and bar code are all right up-to-date.  Is there a Waterman theme park near Paris no one is telling the rest of us about?

 

You've got a mighty fine eye, Dirck, had not noticed that myself, only that the box looked really crisp.

 

 

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 18:56

This looks more like a melted down Red Ripple.

 

Must be viewed early before the seller realises the error.



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 18:59

Check out his "other items", the same picture is in 4  listings!  Poor chap - having a bad day.



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 20:19

That box is cobbled together, too. If the top is real, then the side panel would be printed so you could read the text instead of upside down. Plus, the background design on the panel is completely different than the background on the top. The whole thing could have been photoshopped. Has anyone ever heard of a "Waterman" car and bus/truck before? Did they make Pelikan and Parker sets, too?
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Posted 17 September 2014 - 04:02

I enjoyed reading this listing, a letter of correspondence where the Waterman representative, LG Sloan "begs to advise" the user of a 33-and-a-third percent discount.  Today, it seems to be the reverse, where we seem to be begging for a discount of the manufacturer!

 

The list also shows a nice list of locations and Waterman ink as having the "perfect screw cap" :)


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Posted 19 September 2014 - 14:49

Check out this 'bargain of the century':

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a4420321b



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 14:50

Check out this 'bargain of the century':

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a4420321b

 

Almost in the league of firebreakline's auctions.......



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 16:49

Oh dear...I just cannot see the value here.

 

It's a pair of Gent pens with poorly etched tops.

 

I very much dowt the kingy would have ever seen these.

 

+ £17 for a UK delivery...



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 17:41

Oh dear...I just cannot see the value here.

 

It's a pair of Gent pens with poorly etched tops.

 

I very much dowt the kingy would have ever seen these.

 

+ £17 for a UK delivery...

 

And for the same price, you can get about five Edsons and ink for a year!


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Posted 19 September 2014 - 17:58

Oh dear...I just cannot see the value here.

 

It's a pair of Gent pens with poorly etched tops.

 

I very much dowt the kingy would have ever seen these.

 

+ £17 for a UK delivery...

 

You may overstate it with "etched".  Somewhere between "stamped" and "screened", with the door left open to "decal".  Not as who should say a regal presentation, in any event.


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 04:00

Again?! Weren't these up a while back? I'm sure they are the 'same' pens.....

 

 

 

NOT... :wallbash:


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 05:58

So rare, they decided to continue manufacturing them.



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 08:20

So rare, they decided to continue manufacturing them.

Wasn't there someone in need of a ruby red one? Seller announces to have one...

 

 

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 14:56

The pen store in Jordan I got my blue laquer fountain pen with an engraved Jordanian crown on the cap end said that King Hussein liked to custom order the various Waterman pens, pencils, etc. to give away as gifts, and that they were given to various members of his family and court to give away as well. Leads me to think that there might have boxes and boxes of them made for this purpose in the 1980s. My "royal" pen was priced much lower than these are marked at - much, much lower.
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Posted 20 September 2014 - 15:02

I tend to agree with Sinistral. I think these Jordanian pens are real, but more along the lines that you can buy an official University of..... (insert name of University) pen in the university shop. At decent prices.

 

But ofcourse the seller can always try to whip this up to extra super duper special deluxe very limited........... who knows who will fall for it.

 

 

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 19:48

Tehehehehe

 

Especially the bit about the nib.

 

I aint saying anything to this seller.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 11:20

Tehehehehe

 

Especially the bit about the nib.

 

I aint saying anything to this seller.

 

Something wrong with his belief system.


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 07:41

If I may resurrect this topic but moreso the box on post #268 and subsequent comments thereafter pertaining to the authenticity of the text/recycling logo.

 

I spotted this unusual Waterman (Sanford GmbH) ballpoint box from the 90's which has the same logo. 

 

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Posted Today, 04:04

If I may resurrect this topic but moreso the box on post #268 and subsequent comments thereafter pertaining to the authenticity of the text/recycling logo.

 

I spotted this unusual Waterman (Sanford GmbH) ballpoint box from the 90's which has the same logo. 

 

fpn_1411717148__boxed_gunmetal_recycle_l

 

Sometimes you think this old stuff is just junk and you get tempted to chuck it. 

 

In pen collecting everything is part of a database.

 

I wonder when one of us will be featured on one of those hoarder intervention programs?


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Posted Today, 10:31

 

Sometimes you think this old stuff is just junk and you get tempted to chuck it. 

 

In pen collecting everything is part of a database.

 

I wonder when one of us will be featured on one of those hoarder intervention programs?

I am sure my wife is contemplating this.... :D

 

 

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