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#31 mrdavie

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 22:24

It's been a while since I purchased a new pen and once I was smitten, I could not resist. It all started when I received a card in the mail advertising a sale at the Montblanc "boutique" (you have to imagine pronouncing "boutique" like
"b o o t e e e e k" drawing it out like the rich and famous. God, that name just turns me off. Anyway, I stopped by for probably the first time ever and asked if they had any fountain pens on sale. After limiting the pens to piston-filled, I chose a Le Grand black with platinum trim. All of these models had BB nibs so they sent one back to the factory to be fitted/replaced with an Extra Fine nib. I payd 30% off list.

#32 Fountainbass

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 23:42

QUOTE(Sharkle @ Mar 21 2008, 04:16 PM) View Post
I love getting pens in the mail, even if most times I have to go to USPS or UPS and pick 'em up myself. wink.gif

I know that feeling...it seems like most times my pens arrive at my work address, it's on Saturday when we're closed! crybaby.gif

I'm impatiently waiting for an early '20s Parker Duofold. cloud9.gif
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#33 RitaCarbon

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 23:56

I'm waiting for a blue vintage Eclipse that I got on e-bay. It's 10 days from my victorious paypal payment, but the pen is not here it. How long should I wait? The seller does not respond to my e-mail messages...

I am screwed. Hate waiting... wallbash.gif
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#34 punch

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 00:59

QUOTE(punch @ Mar 21 2008, 03:24 PM) View Post
Eagerly awaiting a Pelikan M650 in black and vermiel.


Well, I just got a phone mail that said that in spite of them having the pen listed on the web site, and in spite of telling me that it was in stock when I made a long distance call (not toll free) to make SURE that it was in stock, they really DON'T have it in stock. Of course, they could sell me a more expensive pen . . . NOT! Guess that I will be looking for something else somewhere else.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 01:46

QUOTE(scratchy @ Mar 21 2008, 05:35 AM) View Post
Helloooo fellow pen hounds..... happyberet.gif

I have just ordered a Sailor Sapporo F nib with gold trim. I don't reckon it will arrive till next week though...... crybaby.gif
(I've already got a Professional Gear with B nib)

For what pen(s) are you waiting, in the mail? And are you waiting patiently lol....



My Waterman Charleston is in getting serviced, which is leaving me to appreciate the simple, reliable workings of my Sheaffer Javelin.

Also waiting for some ink:

Noodler`s 4.5 oz Legal Lapis (2 btls)
Noodler`s 4.5 oz Violet Vote (formerly Iraqi Indigo)
Noodler`s 3 oz Bullet-Proof Black
Private Reserve Black Cherry

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:31

Currently waiting for my ivory Pilot Prera with fine nib.... COME ON!!!!

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:35

I'm waiting on a Sheafer Imperial.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:58

I'm waiting for a Cross Apogee in Titian Red with a broad nib.

Like Punch, my vendor listed the pen for sale only to e-mail saying that Cross claimed it would take "at least thirty days" before it shipped (most likely from Cross!). Since I paid less than full retail, I guess I'll wait; no sense rushing only to spend more money .......... but while I was polite with the vendor, I was really irritated. What I saved in payment I will spend in time.



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Posted 22 March 2008 - 03:18

Namiki Custom Impressions in blue celluloid (thanks Greyfox!)
Old style Pelikan 400 with blue stripes w/ my first example of a Deb Kinney nib (thanks again, Greyfox!)
Aurora Optima Primareva LE
Aurora Optima Mare LE
and those will be it for awhile...err... maybe one more, Visconti Ragtime that I have a snipe on in eBay if things work out (not holding my breath though) biggrin.gif

Edited by girlieg33k, 22 March 2008 - 03:19.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 05:56

I am waiting for a Faber Castell Ambition (broad tip) and a Lamy Safari in yellow with calligraphy nib.

First FPs I have bought, and I am (needless to say) excited about their arrival.

I have ordered them from stylo.ca in Canada, where I live.

Depending on how they work out, I am hoping to get a Lamy Studio and Pelikan Pura on down the line- anyone with any advice please let me know! I am intrigued by this whole fountain pen thing.

All opinions are welcome, but know that I am a budget buyer of limited means, so I won't be considering any of the truly legendary pens anytime soon. My pens are for drawing and personal note-taking.

I willl let you all know how my first purchase goes!

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#41 scratchy

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:03

Yes let us know wadeo22!

(I for one have been wanting to know what Faber Castell pens are like...... so give us your opinion when you get them!)

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#42 jdclarkson

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 13:47

Waiting for my new Dark Blue Pelikan M805 to return from having its 3B nib reground to a cursive italics. Should arrive today.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 14:22

QUOTE(jdclarkson @ Mar 22 2008, 09:47 AM) View Post
Waiting for my new Dark Blue Pelikan M805 to return from having its 3B nib reground to a cursive italics. Should arrive today.

I love waiting to get a pen back from nib work. I'm like a kid at Christmas, the anticipation builds until your ready to burst.

I'm waiting on, after much drama, an Omas Arco Milord w/fine nib and silver fixtures.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 14:25

Still waiting on my Glenmonts. I delayed my trip just to be able to receive them today. They better be here! wallbash.gif

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 14:43

I'm waiting for my next pen. I don't know what it is yet...but I can't wait to receive it. biggrin.gif
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#46 Blade Runner

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 16:14

I'm waiting for 2 pens, both currently with Richard Binder -
A previously owned Montblanc 146 in need of flow adjustment and getting a 0.6 mm stub
A previously owned Parker 51 aerometric in need of nib smoothing


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Posted 22 March 2008 - 22:17

I can now add the black Duofold International I've just bought from another FPNer smile.gif

Edited by rogerb, 23 March 2008 - 20:36.

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#48 inkdesigner

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 23:02

I'm waiting for pens from 2 places right now. Ome is a set (FP and RB) from Brian Gray. They are in red/black ebonite with a Taccia signle tone nib in F. The pens have a Menlo clip with the Beaumont centerband, all done in rhodium. The pens have flat top and bottom, with a star of life engraved into the tops of each pen. Real beauties, made for me to use in my part time gig as an EMT.

The second pen I am waiting on might just become the most memorable/treasured pen in my collection. It is a Bexley Cigar Aficionado in black heavy cast acrylic. It is fitted with an early Bexley 14K medium/broad nib. Some may ask why this pen will ne so treasured and memorable for me. This is a pen I purchased from the great Al Mayman, who recently passed away. While I never met him in person, we corresponded several times via email and the discussion was always friendly and helpful. We last spoke on Saturday (03/15), when I purchased this pen. I am greatly saddened by Al's passing and this pen will most certainly become a prized pen and a daily user and I'll always think fondly of Al as I use it.

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 20:24

inkdesigner that's a great way to remember a friend

cmenice I hope you will receive your Glenmonts soon

as for me I seem to have a talent for ordering a pen at the wrong time - holiday post......not! oh well i just need to be patient.......

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#50 rogerb

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 20:35

QUOTE(rogerb @ Mar 22 2008, 11:17 PM) View Post
I can now add the black Duofold I've just bought from another FPNer smile.gif

........and a Burgundy Sailor 1911 with Zoom nib (also from a FPNer)...can't wait to play with that smile.gif
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#51 scratchy

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 20:40

QUOTE(rogerb @ Mar 23 2008, 08:35 PM) View Post
........and a Burgundy Sailor 1911 with Zoom nib (also from a FPNer)...can't wait to play with that smile.gif


rogerb - I hope you get that soon, it sounds great
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Bexley Simplicity bronze GT B nib
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 22:11

OMAS Milord cartridge filler in black

Lamy 2000 with EF nib.


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Posted 24 March 2008 - 19:49

Has anyone got their new FPs in the mail yet........or should I be looking at the 'what pen did you get today?' thread? blush.gif
Sailor Professional Gear GT B Nib
Sailor Sapporo GT F Nib
Pelikan M1000 (black) B Nib
Pilot VP red/GT M nib
Bexley Simplicity bronze GT B nib
Pilot VP blue/GT B nib

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 20:12

ones gettin a crack repaired and an XF regrind, and im waiting for an XF Lamy 2000
to arrive from Krautland.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 22:00

Waiting for my Pelikan 400 tortoise to ruturn repaired from Pelikan.
And I am waiting for a Parker 51 burgundy ....

#56 rogerb

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 22:41

Well I thought I was awaiting the news that my Dolce Vita OS was en route, but just received an email from my supplier, of which this is an extract:

"I don't like to send on pens -- even if factory sealed as this one was -- without examining and adjusting the nib prior to shipping, as I want the pen to be ready to write without any adjustment on the part of the customer. In my experience, close to 90% of the pens I receive -- from all manufacturers -- require some adjustment on my part before I send them on their way.

Your pen took the prize! :-) The nib was only halfway inserted into the section, causing it to jam into the cap top. Further, the rubber gasket that fits onto the threads of the section -- and allows the pen to function as an eyedropper -- had a split in it, which would have caused leakage upon first filling with ink, should you have used it in that fashion.

The good news is that YAFA *does* have another Fine nib and section, and they will be shipping it out to me (hopefully today). So, we still should get your pen on its way to you this week."

So I suppose I could say I am likely to be waiting a while longer...... does Delta (or Visconti) understand the concept of Quality Control?

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 23:14

QUOTE(rogerb @ Mar 24 2008, 03:41 PM) View Post
Well I thought I was awaiting the news that my Dolce Vita OS was en route, but just received an email from my supplier, of which this is an extract:

It may be disappointing, but your supplier gets an A+.
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 00:32

QUOTE(Deirdre @ Mar 24 2008, 04:14 PM) View Post
QUOTE(rogerb @ Mar 24 2008, 03:41 PM) View Post
Well I thought I was awaiting the news that my Dolce Vita OS was en route, but just received an email from my supplier, of which this is an extract:

It may be disappointing, but your supplier gets an A+.


I THOUGHT I was still waiting for my dark blue Sailor 1911, XF nib, to return from the pen
spa of Chez Mottishaw, after going for recovery from an unfortunate nib-first tabletop
encounter. But, UPS delivered today, so, not waiting anymore, except to decide what
ink to use... rolleyes.gif


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Posted 25 March 2008 - 00:41

Two Parker 45s to add to my little "fleet o' 45s"...one in the lighter green with lustraloy cap and silver trim, the other the darker green and my first GOLD CAP 45.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 01:47

My Glenmonts have arrived. All I can say is very very nice.