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#8941 Cee Elle

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:33

Had a little Xmas splurge for myself; waiting on a Mint Parker 61 black w gold filled cap, parker vacumatic in brown, nos Parker latitude (scored for $13), and a Brown Parker 51 vac. Not a pen but pen related, also got a sweet little three pen Piquardo pen case. Ho ho ho, hurry up mr mailman.

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#8942 R. N. Dominick

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 17:48

I have a Waterman Carene in Marine Amber arriving today (according to USPS tracking, which is getting spottier the closer we get to Christmas), and a red Eversharp Symphony on Monday. A bottle of Liberty's Elysium is also arriving today, and it's tempting to ink the Carene with that instead of the Waterman Havana Brown I was going to use...



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 19:21

I got the last of them today:

Sheaffer Sovereign

Sheaffer Statesman

Esterbrook CH pen & pencil



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 03:09

Parker 25, green trim.


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#8945 Suji

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 03:18

My M1000 BB back from its stub treatment at Pendleton's. Should be back in my hands either Monday (my birthday :D ) or on Tuesday.


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 03:49

Not waiting any more! My two montblanc came in yesterday!
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Posted 20 December 2014 - 05:50

this one! on the way!

 

 

 

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Edited by penviper, 20 December 2014 - 06:17.


#8948 B_Type13X2

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 07:13

My Lamy 2000 which was the last on my list of essential modern pens to buy. Now I don't know what to put on my list for next year.


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#8949 RMN

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 09:38

@ Penviper: Don't recognise that one.

Which pen is this?

 

 

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#8950 Stu L

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 10:06

Waiting on a pilot penmanship and a cocoon with a fine nib.
Ordered a bottle of diamine ink too, but already forgotten which colour. It was tealy.... hehe

Edited by Stu L, 20 December 2014 - 10:09.


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:52

What's coming in the mail to me between Saturday and Monday (with the exception of one, all were about $10-15 shipped):

- Parker 45 (with converter), Black with Gold Trims, Nib Unknown, exterior condition looks great
- Parker 45 Set (BP+FP, with converter), Teal Blue, Chrome Trim, Nib Unknown, exterior condition looks great
- Parker 45 (listed as a 21 from 80s), Dark Grey, Gold Trims, Nib Unknown, Comes with some kind of Nascar Wallet, exterior condition looks great
- Sheaffer Tuckaway Touchdown, Internal Condition Unknown, Gold Filled Cap, Burgundy body, 2-tone Triumph nib that looks like an EF, exterior condition appears clean and not marked (contrasty photos)
- Eversharp Skyline, Brown with some scratches, gold filled cap, tear-drop nib that looks like an EF or F, internals unknown

The goal is to restore/clean/polish all of them, and I'm hoping the Teal blue set is good (showed no warpage etc), then I can just move over the 14K Fine I have from the $6 45CT in Light grey I won a while back, and get a gel refill for the BP.

Got the skyline in order to obtain the nib for my existing skyline (I don't care for Broad nibs), and if the gold filled cap on the incoming one is nicer I'll clean that up and swap at least the base portion of it. Already got the proper sac for a skyline ready to go. Will restore the upcoming one and put the flexy M~B on that and sell that.

The Tuckaway was just because, for $15 for a TD model that looked to be in good condition and already having the sac/seal on hand figured why not.

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 13:01

What's coming in the mail to me between Saturday and Monday (with the exception of one, all were about $10-15 shipped):

- Parker 45 (with converter), Black with Gold Trims, Nib Unknown, exterior condition looks great
- Parker 45 Set (BP+FP, with converter), Teal Blue, Chrome Trim, Nib Unknown, exterior condition looks great
- Parker 45 (listed as a 21 from 80s), Dark Grey, Gold Trims, Nib Unknown, Comes with some kind of Nascar Wallet, exterior condition looks great
- Sheaffer Tuckaway Touchdown, Internal Condition Unknown, Gold Filled Cap, Burgundy body, 2-tone Triumph nib that looks like an EF, exterior condition appears clean and not marked (contrasty photos)
- Eversharp Skyline, Brown with some scratches, gold filled cap, tear-drop nib that looks like an EF or F, internals unknown

The goal is to restore/clean/polish all of them, and I'm hoping the Teal blue set is good (showed no warpage etc), then I can just move over the 14K Fine I have from the $6 45CT in Light grey I won a while back, and get a gel refill for the BP.

Got the skyline in order to obtain the nib for my existing skyline (I don't care for Broad nibs), and if the gold filled cap on the incoming one is nicer I'll clean that up and swap at least the base portion of it. Already got the proper sac for a skyline ready to go. Will restore the upcoming one and put the flexy M~B on that and sell that.

The Tuckaway was just because, for $15 for a TD model that looked to be in good condition and already having the sac/seal on hand figured why not.

Would you be willing to part with the broad nib that you currently have on your Skyline?  I tend to like med-1.1 stubs.  My Skyline nib needs some work.



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 13:05

@ Penviper: Don't recognise that one.

Which pen is this?

 

 

D.ick

it is the Visconti La Bibbia Christian FP.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=2-moYY4Uikc


Edited by penviper, 20 December 2014 - 13:06.


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 13:05

Would you be willing to part with the broad nib that you currently have on your Skyline?  I tend to like med-1.1 stubs.  My Skyline nib needs some work.


Perhaps once I get the other skyline in (tracking shows monday) so I can see if that nib is going to do what I want.

But this is the Nib (write samples at bottom of here: http://imgur.com/a/zACey ) :

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And after yesterday I polished up the cap/pen even some more so more inclined to keep the pen if I can just get a finer nib (which hopefully comes monday).

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What it looked like originally.

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Edited by KBeezie, 20 December 2014 - 13:08.


#8955 Helen350

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 13:39

Perhaps once I get the other skyline in (tracking shows monday) so I can see if that nib is going to do what I want.

But this is the Nib (write samples at bottom of here: http://imgur.com/a/zACey ) :

DIBCtt0.jpg

And after yesterday I polished up the cap/pen even some more so more inclined to keep the pen if I can just get a finer nib (which hopefully comes monday).

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What it looked like originally.

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As usual, you do such a beautiful job.  Also love your photography.  You've got the eyel.  Yes, I would be interested in the nib. I swapped my Skyline nib for another nib, which works fine.  The Skyline nib is a bit too scratchy for me, and I was reluctant to mess around with the gold nib.   Will await hearing from you.  Helen



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 15:20

Still waiting on my first Pelikano.  First class shipping over the holidays is proving incredibly slow.


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#8957 RMN

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 15:50

Still waiting on my first Pelikano.  First class shipping over the holidays is proving incredibly slow.

I was gifted an old Pelikano two weeks ago by someone who saw me writing with a FP and had it somewhere in a cupboard. User grade, including teeth marks, but a decent enough writer. She herself was using an Ungaro which I have never seen and could not find here on the board or elsewhere on Google.

It was a very nice gesture.

 

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#8958 om_nom_nomigon

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 16:00

I finally caved and ordered a Pilot Decimo in grey with a fine nib.  I should also have a bottle of Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku coming at some point.  I would imagine at this time of year that they might take a bit of time to arrive, but hopefully they will get here before I have to get back to work.



#8959 jmccarty3

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 20:55

I'm waiting for a Sailor Pro Gear Slim in Pearl Red and Rhodium, with a Saibi Togi nib.


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