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#1 theokuser

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:53

I found a Rotring Renassiance while browsing a local antique shop, it seems to be brand new piston fill, never inked with the fine F sticker still attached.. My question is, should I ink it up? I'm really tempted but don't want to ruin the value either...http://imgur.com/gallery/To0Nc

What do you guys think?


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#2 JPS_Rotring

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 18:10

you can be sure that it was at least inked once before it left the factory. But the thing that makes this pen special is not its nib, but that it is in new condition.



#3 HandLikeAFist

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:13

Are you a collector or a writer who uses fountain pens? I think these two groups might have vastly different answers to your question. Me? I'm a user. If the pen is worth less than, say, $500, and as I write with my pens lots, every day, I'd ink the pup up.



#4 Tombstone

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:18

We are talking about a 30,- € pen - so "keeping its value" would not bother me too much...


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#5 theokuser

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:26

I ended up inking it up :) I was considering selling it (has the original plastic case and the cardboard white sleeve) but it was too tempting to see how it writes.

here is the link to the ink sample.  http://imgur.com/gallery/WnT18e6

It writes really well but I am noticing some starting issues when starting a new letter. Not sure if there is much I can do to try to fix that.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:34

As Lewis Carroll nearly said  "Ink Me!"



#7 estie1948

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:26

Great writing sample. The pen appears to be functioning very well. What are the startling issues when starting a new letter?

 

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#8 theokuser

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:38

Great writing sample. The pen appears to be functioning very well. What are the startling issues when starting a new letter?

 

-David.

I will try to get some pictures up in the morning, the sample I wrote out slowly to make my handwriting as least terrible as possible so I guess that helped a bit?







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