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#751 cleosmama

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 15:10

 

You're very welcome for the PIF, it looks like the Waterman's Mysterious Blue has found a happy new home!  ;)

 

I love the copper-colored Estie, and am looking to pick one up for myself as well.  Please share the link to where you picked up the pen from Rick.

 Rick sometimes posts sales on the two other fountain pen discussion boards, plus he has a Web site at http://www.vintagepenmarketplace.com/

 

You might email him to see what he has at ckrantz3@msn.com



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 15:34

Since I was so lucky to win a bottle of Parker Penman Sapphire and have a few cartridges of the Ink myself I have decoded to make them available here so more people can enjoy this wonderful ink.

I will send them anywhere in the world and throw in a Hero 612. Send me a PM and I will choose two winners by April 20th

#753 alc3261

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 15:49

Now, another Pen Wrap PIF  :) 

I have a couple of wraps with some minor faults

1. William Morris Print

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Slight bunching up along end seam.

2. Shooting Stars

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Pen Pocket not completely straight.

3. Circuit Board

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Some discolouration of the fabric in the bottom Left corner of the pen pocket.

So, these are all free to a good home!!

PM me if you'd like one of these wraps. 

Giving this a Bump - I will draw it tomorrow evening, Wednesday. Please apply for a specific wrap, Thanks.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:59

New PIF, I'm downsizing and most of these are pens I purchased during my new-to-fountain-pen-binge, so passing on the buck since they all work, and I know some people new to FP (or new to Chinese FP) can be a bit skittish bout getting one. 

 

Some Stipulations:

 

Shipping: To be paid by the receiver

I prefer to ship via Priority mail, but you can request 1st class package instead (around $3 domestically that way depending on weight, otherwise it's like $6 domestically for a priority box with better padding). If international, or in Alaska/Hawaii will need to figure out what the rate would be (just bear in mind most of these pens aren't much more than 10 USD to buy brand new). 

 

Which: You can only request one of the pen. So feel free to PM me questions about them if you're unsure. 

 

Who: Preferably anyone still feeling out fountain pens (you might own some, might own none, maybe you never tried a chinese one, etc).

 

When: I'll tally up the random winners of each pen on May 30th 11:59PM EST.

Any unrequested pens at that time will be announced for first-come-first-serve. 

 

What: The pens shown from left to right are,

Jinhao X4501 in "Distressed Black" with a 2-tone Jinhao Medium Nib

Jinhao X7501 in "Red Magma" with a monotone Jinhao Medium Nib

Jinhao X7501 in "Black" (glossy?) with a monotone Jinhao Medium Nib

Yiren 32202 w/ fine hooded nib 

Wing Sung 32033 with a Medium Nib

Hero 6164 with a fine hooded nib

Esterbrook J (Double Jewel)5 with a Esterbrook 9556 (Firm Fine) Nib

 

1 Comes with a converter, will take international standard cartridges in either the standard or large size. Takes a #6 nib, so you can actually buy something like a Goulet (2-tone or chrome) EF,F,M,B,1.1,1.5 or Monteverde (black or chrome) F,M,B,1.1 replacement nib to put in them if you want something a tiny bit smoother or different (though some of the Jinhao mediums can be pretty smooth with adjustment, these 3 are decent)

2 Comes with a converter, but will not take international standard cartridges even though the nipple fits, there's a spring in the barrel that prevents the bottom of the of standard cartridges from fitting in completely, probably to sell proprietary cartridges or to add weight.

3 Comes with a converter, and will take international standard cartridges in either standard or large size. 

4 Has a permanent 'squeeze' filler. Nib's a little scratchy compared to the rest. 

5 Lever Filler, This was one of four pens I attempted to restore, j-bar cleaned up, sac still good, missing bottom jewel (but got a little bit of sac piece disguising it as a jewel). Barrel is a little warped as you can see but still functional. Esterbrook nib/feed unscrew from the section so can easily clean, or buy a brand new esterbrook nib online and screw it into place. (takes a 16 Straight sac if you ever want to re-sac it). The clip is a bit loose on this one.

 

;)  Yes they all work. 

 

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Some of them are shown in this writing sample and the Yiren is shown in this one.

 

Good Luck  :D


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:09

@KBeezie

What a nice PIF - you're very generous. It's an excellent opportunity for new FP users. 


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:17

@KBeezie

What a nice PIF - you're very generous. It's an excellent opportunity for new FP users. 

 

:P Thought bout selling em, but the total cost of everything above to me was a little over $30, so time and effort to recoup that didn't seem that beneficial, saw it as more of a 'rental for experience', and figured may as well pass that on, since some people would like to try em, but want to make sure they "work". 



#757 alc3261

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 19:11

Pen Wrap PIF (see previous posts)

Choice of Wrap, not quite perfect.

I will be drawing this in 3 hours time (11pm UK)

PM me to enter - Please state one choice only.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 22:05

Now, another Pen Wrap PIF  :) 

I have a couple of wraps with some minor faults

1. William Morris Print - Winner Kella

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Slight bunching up along end seam.

2. Shooting Stars - Winner Running_Ute

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Pen Pocket not completely straight.

3. Circuit Board - Winner KBeezie

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Some discolouration of the fabric in the bottom Left corner of the pen pocket.

 

So, can all the Winners PM me with their addresses. Thanks.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 02:38

My turn. I have a few pens to pass on. They run the gamut of "cheap" pens. These will all be new, never inked. I found that most often I could order multiples with free shipping for roughly the same amount as a single pen.
Since this is my PIF here are my rules.
Open to all, everywhere, period. If you want to enter for a third party I will give it to you and you may pass it on if chosen.
I need a few lines about what types of pens you like or would like to try. My PIF contains eyedroppers, C/C, squeeze/aerometric "like" and a piston or two. A couple are VERY small. Many I've written a line or two about. Most are Asian (China/India/Pakistan). I also have a know bad pen that I will include with a similar pen for parts. It is metal and cracked, I believe irreparable.
These where all purchased recently.
I will use a random number generator and give preference to who is chosen first, trying to match fill type to request.
Also, the pen of each type I used seemed to be decent pens. The ones I bought that have issues I'm still trying to figure out, like the Hero 360. Somehow that nib could be usable, unless it won't but I'm not giving up yet.

Lastly, one person will get my Favorite (for now) cheap model (Reform 1745 NOS). It is a highly thought of pen and its recipient will not be random. Something someone sends me will let me know. My heart is three sizes to small, so a tender story won't help. Honesty carries a lot of weight with me, so try that. Good luck. Winners announced in two weeks.

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#760 KBeezie

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 02:49

My turn. I have a few pens to pass on. They run the gamut of "cheap" pens. These will all be new, never inked. I found that most often I could order multiples with free shipping for roughly the same amount as a single pen.
Since this is my PIF here are my rules.
Open to all, everywhere, period. If you want to enter for a third party I will give it to you and you may pass it on if chosen.
I need a few lines about what types of pens you like or would like to try. My PIF contains eyedroppers, C/C, squeeze/aerometric "like" and a piston or two. A couple are VERY small. Many I've written a line or two about. Most are Asian (China/India/Pakistan). I also have a know bad pen that I will include with a similar pen for parts. It is metal and cracked, I believe irreparable.
These where all purchased recently.
I will use a random number generator and give preference to who is chosen first, trying to match fill type to request.
Also, the pen of each type I used seemed to be decent pens. The ones I bought that have issues I'm still trying to figure out, like the Hero 360. Somehow that nib could be usable, unless it won't but I'm not giving up yet.

Lastly, one person will get my Favorite (for now) cheap model. It is a highly thought of pen and its recipient will not be random. Something someone sends me will let me know. My heart is three sizes to small, so a tender story won't help. Honesty carries a lot of weight with me, so try that. Good luck. Winners announced in two weeks.

Paul

 

ooo a surprise :D :P



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:38

I googled some images of the Hero 360, and indeed its nib is like that of my Wang Liangbo's. I've had and tried at least ten of those, most given away as gifts but I've kept a few. I have never had a problem with those, except that sometimes they may be dry starters. Nothing that a quick dip in water (usually inky with other dips) cannot remedy. What is the problem with yours? and, have you done the water & dish soap treatment before inking it?

BTW I like the way you are doing this PiF very much. Surprises all around!


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:42

Sweet! Thanks alc3261!



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 15:42

Now, another Pen Wrap PIF  :) 

I have a couple of wraps with some minor faults

1. William Morris Print

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Slight bunching up along end seam.

2. Shooting Stars

fpn_1396824629__2014-04-06_234142_1024x7

Pen Pocket not completely straight.

3. Circuit Board

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Some discolouration of the fabric in the bottom Left corner of the pen pocket.

So, these are all free to a good home!!

PM me if you'd like one of these wraps. 

Bit of a plug - the perfect version of the Circuit Board wrap is now available in my Etsy Shop in Blue or Green (if I'm allowed to say that)?


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#764 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 23:49

So, can all the Winners PM me with their addresses. Thanks.

Many thanks - am looking forward to receiving Shooting Stars. Have PM'd my address to you.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:43

Just wanted to say thanks!

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 03:33

Just wanted to say thanks!

 

Glad it worked out for ya, what ink you messing with on it? 



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:24

The Imperial Blue you sent along with it.  On cheap copy paper, it's definitely purple. A little less so on the Fabriano paper in the picture.



#768 migo984

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:44

 

:bunny01: New PIF for Spring :bunny01:

 

Hello everyone

 

I thought that today it would be nice to offer a bright, cheerful PIF to celebrate the end of what has been a long winter for many and to welcome the long-awaited arrival of spring.  So I'm offering a Lamy Safari Fountain Pen in the new 2014 Limited Edition colour, Neon Coral. This comes with a medium nib and I'll also include a Z24 converter. 

 

You'll all be familiar with the ubiquitous Safari so I'm sure I don't need to say any more about this pen.

 

 

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If the winner resides in the UK I will include a bottle of Diamine Coral ink to match the pen. If the winner is outside the UK I will include a pack of Monteverde ink cartridges in Fluorescent Orange (these fit the Safari) The winner will also receive a pack of the new matching Lamy Neon Coral ink cartridges. If the winner lives in the UK they will have the option of choosing a 30ml bottle of Diamine Coral  ink instead of the Neon Coral cartridges.

 

This PIF is open to all.  I trust you to use your own judgement but if you have won a recent PIF and/or you can easily afford to buy this pen for yourself, please consider whether it is appropriate to enter this PIF.

 

I will ship this pen worldwide at my own cost.

 

Entry is by PM to me. I will close this PIF at 7pm British Summer Time on Monday 14th April. I will select the winner at random using www.random.org

 

Good luck everyone :) 

 

 

 

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 13:34

Vulpen supplied a new box and stickers, so this PIF is now only missing a bit of ink. Great color - cool, cute bottle!

Only 4 days left!!

And, I've decided to add a nearly full bottle of Noodlers Cape Cod Cranberry! More pink ink than you'll know what to do with!

Edited to add: See post #735 for full info. Akkerman ink #12 PIF. Thanks.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:34

What a great idea. Wish I had of knew about this site sooner so I could of seen the Batman case! Shame I also don't live in Canada, bad times! :(

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:32

What a great idea. Wish I had of knew about this site sooner so I could of seen the Batman case! Shame I also don't live in Canada, bad times! :(

 

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Plenty of us are in the UK!!


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:46

What a great idea. Wish I had of knew about this site sooner so I could of seen the Batman case! Shame I also don't live in Canada, bad times! :(

 

Ben

 

You can get it for only £2 on ebay if you really want it?

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 14:11

I love the whole idea of PIF, it's great, especially seeing how you end up harbouring things you might never use again, I know I have a few things just lying around. Rather than collect a lot of pens I accumulated a lot of inks since I started using FPs. I went through a period thinking purple was my signature colour, but use it a lot less than I thought I would. I would like to PIF a bottle of Rohrer & Klinger Cassia. It's a 50ml bottle, I've used some but I believe there is at least 40ml left if not more. 

 

As for rules -

I'd like it to go to Europe.

 

I'm not too bothered if you've recently won a PIF, it's your decision to enter. 

 

I would love a line or two motivating the entry and I'll pick someone I find suitable. 

 

The winner should be announced around the 25th this month.


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#774 alc3261

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 17:18

Pen Wrap PIF. So, can all the Winners PM me with their addresses. Thanks.

All of the wraps will be posted on Monday.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 22:28

I've always liked your wraps.  I think the 1st is nice.

 

Giving this a Bump - I will draw it tomorrow evening, Wednesday. Please apply for a specific wrap, Thanks.


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#776 alc3261

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 23:11

New Pen Wrap PIF for Easter

4 Pen Wrap in Blue.

There will be a choice of fabric for the winner. These 2 are the latest ones I'm making Black Watch Tartan and Dragonfliy print. 

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These are just examples, the winner will choose a fabric.

Please PM me to tell me why you deserve this PIF. Can you please also say where you live.

I will give preference to Newbies, Students etc. Will send Worldwide.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 00:15

New Pen Wrap PIF for Easter

4 Pen Wrap in Blue.

There will be a choice of fabric for the winner. These 2 are the latest ones I'm making Black Watch Tartan and Dragonfliy print. 

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These are just examples, the winner will choose a fabric.

Please PM me to tell me why you deserve this PIF. Can you please also say where you live.

I will give preference to Newbies, Students etc. Will send Worldwide.

 

:P I know someone who loves dragonflies, I need to get her on this site for a chance... 



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:17

Well, that's a real surprise. My previous PIF for a Cultpens Mini brushed metal fountain pen + Herbin cartridges attracted far more expressions of interest than my current PIF for the 2014 S.E Neon Coral Safari + matching Lamy cartridges. I guess you never know with fountain pens eh.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:24

Well, that's a real surprise. My previous PIF for a Cultpens Mini brushed metal fountain pen + Herbin cartridges attracted far more expressions of interest than my current PIF for the 2014 S.E Neon Coral Safari + matching Lamy cartridges. I guess you never know with fountain pens eh.

 

Kinda like how no one has shown any interest in the X450 or Red X750 in my PIF yet. :P (so far just a few for the esterbrook, one for the Hero, and one 2 for the black X750). 



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:27

Well, that's a real surprise. My previous PIF for a Cultpens Mini brushed metal fountain pen + Herbin cartridges attracted far more expressions of interest than my current PIF for the 2014 S.E Neon Coral Safari + matching Lamy cartridges. I guess you never know with fountain pens eh.

I think perhaps it is because so many of is have won PIFS that we actually used out judgement as requested and didn't enter for it :)


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