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#1 Monica B

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:35

Hi,

My friend gave me this pen a while ago. I dont know anything about fountain pens.

 

Her parents imigrated from Japan to Brazil many years ago, I think in the 60's or 70's. Her father had many pens, unused. So,  she gave me one as a gift,many years ago. I tried to research, it seems that the body of the pen could have been made of some sort of amazon Toad Leather, I can't be sure. I would love to get more information about this pen.

 

The point of the pen is in Gold, and it has etched  "18K" and has a P and some japanese characters.

The pen  has a plastic blue piece in the point, as shown in the picture, and I was wondering what that ?  Is this something I should remove or not?

 

So my question is....is this pen valuable  or  collectible? Or just some regular pen?

I haven't used..but I'm probably going to fill with ink if is not valuable. Thank you guys.

 

Monica

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:03

Of course it is valuable!  You have it and you received it from a friend.  But please, do use it.

 

I do not know the exact name of the pen, but I have seen similar ones, with different coverings.  I have one covered in a kind of leather.

 

What I can tell you for sure is that you need that blue thingy.  It is the feed that provides the ink to the nib.  It is transparent, so you can see whether you have ink going to the nib - it's kind of neat!

 

Please do ink up the pen and enjoy it.  Platinum pens are underrated; they are some the best pens around.

 

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:57

The name of the model is Amazonas.

Go here http://www.platinum-...istory_top.html

 

Scroll down to 1973.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 18:58

Stan

thank you so much

Wow you found the exact pen....thank you so much...

 

I just need to get some fountain pen ink now.

 

Monica

 

 

The name of the model is Amazonas.

Go here http://www.platinum-...istory_top.html

 

Scroll down to 1973.



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 23:37

Yes, Amazonas - in quite a conservative pattern, some of them are quite...hmm...well, interesting if nothing else. I have one with weird flowery sorts of things on it. Mine's a nice writer and, as Erick has said, Platinum pens are very often underrated.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:49

Anyone have an idea as to how well the leather wrapped pens hold up over time? Do they need to be cared for with saddle soap or anything?


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:51

Mine has held up quite well and I think these pens were made in the '80s (but I could be oh so wrong!) I have no idea how to "treat" it, so I've just left it alone. Not very shiny but...


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:26

Leave it alone. I'm not sure applying mink oil or saddle soap will do anything as the leather is coated.

On many one can see the joint in the leather or a slight peel at the top or bottom of the seam.

Leather shrinks slightly over time and the adhesive might dry out. 

Just use the pen. that is what it was meant for.


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