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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! :)

#272 Angela

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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

#273 Force

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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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#275 Ernst Bitterman

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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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#276 RMN

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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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#277 Force

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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.



#279 Sinistral1

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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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#280 stevesurf

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Posted Today, 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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