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#7561 Journaler

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:37

Slow day at work and what happens..?! Just a quick look at Richard Binder's website....

 

Now I'm waiting for an Belmont with custom grind.... super... I hate this hobby.... :lol:

It's a good job the import duties and shipping costs deter me from shopping whilst browsing there  :lol:



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:43

It's a good job the import duties and shipping costs deter me from shopping whilst browsing there  :lol:

 

The strong Euro lessens the pain somewhat. The Belmont with steel nib is 160, grind 40, so 200 for the pen plus 35 shipping.

 

Orderamount is just under the threshold, so no import duties, just 13,- euros USPS handing fee and dutch VAT (21%).

 

So, total get-the-pen-from-richard-to-me costs are around 220,- euros... could be worse....


What a strange world we live in, where people communicate by text more than ever before, yet the art of proper handwriting is seen as a thing from the past.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:47

 

The strong Euro lessens the pain somewhat. The Belmont with steel nib is 160, grind 40, so 200 for the pen plus 35 shipping.

 

Orderamount is just under the threshold, so no import duties, just 13,- euros USPS handing fee and dutch VAT (21%).

 

So, total get-the-pen-from-richard-to-me costs are around 220,- euros... could be worse....

If you use the right credit card that doesn't load the exchange rate then that makes it better too. 

 

Get thee behind me Satan!  You'll have me buying another one in a minute  :lol:



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 14:21

After I recently had the chance to test the Pilot Prera of a friend, I am now waiting for a yellow one in M and an Ivory one in F.

 

Actually just wanted to get one in F, but my friend's M wrote nearly as thin as my Lamy with the EF nib so I figured I would get a M too... also beccause it was hard to decide on a color. Only knew I didn't want one in white like my friend.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 14:32

A TWSBI Mini Classic F nib



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 15:18

1930's Morrison gold filled,

Large green Wearever

Osmiroid 65

 

Just received a Reform 645 w/ fine gold nib and a very nice amount of flex! NOS from the early 40's. A bit of smoothing and it writes very nicely thank you!


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 19:52

Black inks can be exciting! I'm sorry there was an issue. Yes, contact them, if it persists. Hopefully, the disassembly and cleaning remedied the problem. Keep us posted.

Here's the long overdue follow-up. I contacted them and they sent me instructions on improving flow. It didn't help, so they sent me a new feed almost straight away. Meanwhile, I got pretty frustrated having the pen just sitting there, so I grit my teeth (pulling out the nib and feed required a lot of force, scary) and pulled the nib and feed out, soaking the feed in lukewarm water with dish soap and scrubbing it with a toothbrush. It helped, the pen now writes nicely. After filling it, it gushes terribly though, unless I don't completely fill it and turn it upside down to suck the excess ink from the feed with the piston. The pen does seem to run a little dry after a page or so of constant writing, making the ink a little lighter, but nothing bothersome. I might switch the feed I received after my exams, to see if it makes a difference, but for now, I'm okay with it. I have been using it a lot, it's a workhorse with a robust feel to it. It gave me a lot of frustration, but it worked out in the end.

Not sure I'd go for another TWSBI anytime soon, but I must say they handled it very nicely.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 00:04

I bought a Soennecken 1 Extra...hope its in good condition. 



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 00:18

A Parker Doufold Senior.

 

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:33

Pilot Metropolitan.


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#7571 MiamiArchStudent

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 13:36

Today arrives my excellent Parker 61 MKII Flighter set. I'm really looking forward to this one. I'm not much of a Parker collector, but there are some vintage Parkers I find too hard to resist.


What I'm looking for: Montblanc 132, 234 1/2, 235, 422 and 432. Any help would be most appreciated.

#7572 parnesh

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 14:01

An Aurora Archivi Storichi piston.



#7573 fountainpagan

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 16:12

A Thierry Testud, Natura, in galalithe and maple burr

 

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#7574 artibasos

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 19:07

I'm waiting for part one of my platonic ideal Frankenpen -- a Lamy Al-Star with gold nib.  It's going to be as expensive as buying a Lamy Studio Palladium, but a) it's spread out into manageable bits, and B) I love, love, love the bluegreen model.

 

So I've bought a stand-alone Lamy M gold nib.  I will then get a body for it, and then send to Pendleton Brown for custom grinding and reduction of nib size to an F.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 19:38

I'm now waiting for a few more vintage Conway Stewarts to arrive:

#58 in red herringbone
#36 in green / black stripes
#34 pencil in red herringbone

Can't wait :)

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 19:39

A Thierry Testud, Natura, in galalithe and maple burr
 
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This looks excellent!

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 22:15

In early June, I bid $2.01 on as many Jinhao 599 as I could find on Ebay, free shipping.  About 40 pens, I think.  

I hoped that some of the Ebay members would overlook one of them.  I ended up getting three.  $1.80; $1.68; and $2.01 .

This project "junked-up" my email inbox, but it was fun.   


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 22:20

Pilot/Namiki Falcon medium



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 23:35

I'm waiting for a Reform 1745 and an "Edel" flex steel nib pen from 1935.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 00:11

A Thierry Testud, Natura, in galalithe and maple burr

 

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That's a pen?



#7581 Anneleen

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 00:55

The strong Euro lessens the pain somewhat. The Belmont with steel nib is 160, grind 40, so 200 for the pen plus 35 shipping.
 
Orderamount is just under the threshold, so no import duties, just 13,- euros USPS handing fee and dutch VAT (21%).
 
So, total get-the-pen-from-richard-to-me costs are around 220,- euros... could be worse....

In Belgium, add 30 euros customs administration costs. That's the one that frustrates me most!

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:49

I'm waiting for a Reform 1745 and an "Edel" flex steel nib pen from 1935.

I have one of the Edel flex pens. Piston filler, Ebonite feed, thermoplastic body. Great little pen and fabulous nib.

 

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:31

Waiting for a P-51 and a MB 161 LeGrand BP.



#7584 fountainpagan

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:59



That's a pen?

 

Yes, and a beautiful one. Mine will have a steel F Bock nib 

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Edited by fountainpagan, 18 June 2014 - 13:01.

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#7585 penswordnoassemblyrequired

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 13:06

Newton Townsend F.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 19:15

Platinum #3776 with a CI Mottishaw grind

Jinhao 159 with a Goulet F nib

Pilot 78G B



#7587 dgturner

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 19:59

A Dubonet Red Estie. At firts blush the images on Fleabay make me think LJ...

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 20:02

I think Aurora.


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#7589 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:46

Pilot Metropolitan.

Just arrived today. Shipped on Monday - Thanks Goulet's!! I wasn't expecting until tomorrow (6/19).


Brad "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling

"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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#7590 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:47

I just won an auction for a Parker 45  Just paid the seller.  Made in Spain with Fine nib.

 

More than I wanted to spend because of shipping.

 

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Edited by Runnin_Ute, 20 June 2014 - 00:22.

Brad "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling

"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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