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#1 Gehaha

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:01

Hello,

this is NOT a review - it's a fan's view - just for fun.

For those, who don't have "The Lambrou" with it's perfect pictures
and those, who want to know, what we are talking about, when we start to praise
Soennecken:


from left to right:

222 Lady black-silver, 222 Superior red rose lizard, 222 Superior turquoise green lizard,
(herringbone pattern) 111 Lady sea green, 111 Lady light tortoiseshell, 111 Superior rose wood and 111 Extra dark tortoiseshell
manufactured 1952 - 1954 in Bonn/Germany



You can see, what a huge nib the Extra has. All those nibs are semiflex (from bottom to top) M - BB - BS (= OB) - M - B - EF - BB.

I like the colours, the outstanding nibs and the piston-filling-mechanism out of brass with it's "click" (no turning knob use by accident possible).

All seven have perfect ink flow. Compared to other pistonfillers they have some weight in the hand and the celluloid seems to be very durable - no cracks over all the years of use. Nib and section can be unscrewed very easily for cleaning purpose. "Cooking" the old cork in slightly boiling water (only the piston, not the whole pen headsmack.gif ) could fix it again (a desperate housewives method, I know).

It's a shame, that such a quality manufactory had to close it's doors in 1967 in the midst of the ballpoint boom.
If they would have made a pistonfiller in blue-silver herringbone - BB - 14k-nib and gold trim from Lady to Extra size that would have been the fountainpen heaven for me...

If you will find one - you know where - and it has no cracks and the original nib with the crown, it's always worth it. For my seven "darlings" I payed between
80 - 268 €. No regrets.

Greetings
Anna

Edited by MYU, 03 December 2008 - 06:14.

I'm not a native speaker of the english language. My apologies in advance when I'm causing trouble by bad grammar, wrong vocabulary, misspelling - friendly correction always welcome!


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#2 MYU

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 18:36

Our first Soennecken review! I know it's more of a photo display, but still... these are beautiful pens. I still crave to own one of those 111 herringbone pattern pens. Stunning examples of celluloid craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing your collection with us. smile.gif

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 19:03

Never seen these pens in close detail before, thanks for the photos!
The sea-green herringbone is really nice, I am quite partial to that colour!

#4 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 19:35

one of my favorite german brands alongwith MB and Pelikan.
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 21:19

Good god. I want one of those! Or all of them! biggrin.gif
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 17:13

These are some of my favorite pens too, thanks for the review. Unfortunately I can't see the pictures. Are the links broken?

/Woody

#7 RevAaron

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 04:54

They are now- at least for me. They worked when I posted my original reply, though. They are attachments, and Anna probably deleted them to make room for other attachments for other threads.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 00:29

Hi,

I cannot see the pictures... only see this:
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and this:
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Anything wrong with my settings or is there some code missing in the posting (I do see other picture attachments in other postings?!..)
If these are references to Lambrou FPOTW, which page no's?

Lexaf

Edited by MYU, 03 December 2008 - 06:11.


#9 Gehaha

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 01:01

Hello penfriends,

I did remove all attachments because I had a more than upsetting acquaintance with one of the mods. I nearly left FPN.
But I am part of a really good community here. I want to participate and to share what I have.
I have to be more careful with personal statements or joking in the future.

MYU was very friendly and asked me to add my Soennecken pictures again.
And here they are again:

upl_2.jpg

222 Lady black-silver, 222 Superior red rose lizard, 222 Superior turquoise green lizard,
(herringbone pattern) 111 Lady sea green, 111 Lady light tortoiseshell, 111 Superior rose wood and 111 Extra dark tortoiseshell
manufactured 1952 - 1954 in Bonn/Germany

upl1.jpg

The dark brown 111 Extra measures 133 mm (capped), the 14k-nib is 26 mm. The little black 222 Lady 118 mm with 17 mm goldnib

Soennecken_1.jpg

111 Lady sea green, 121 mm, goldnib 21 mm

Soe_2.jpg

This was my second Soennecken Lady with the nib I like the most.

Soe_3.jpg

The first one. Made me to be Soennecken loving. (O boy, my english... embarrassed_smile.gif )



I wanted to show you a writing examle of each of my Soennecken pens, but poorly the creamy Rossi paper
did bleed through.

I hope you will enjoy the pictures.

Anna

Edited by Anna to add the Lambrou pages for Lexaf : Lambrou, Fountain Pens Of The World, Reprinted 2005, Page 217 - 222

Edited by Gehaha, 03 December 2008 - 01:07.

I'm not a native speaker of the english language. My apologies in advance when I'm causing trouble by bad grammar, wrong vocabulary, misspelling - friendly correction always welcome!


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#10 vermiculus

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 01:11

Oh, they're brilliant!

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 01:28

Outstanding patterns and excellent workmanship.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:09

God, those are beautiful pens. Sigh... one more thing to add to my hopeless wish list!

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:32

Glad you didn't leave FPN
Beautiful images. Never saw these pens before
Thanks

Edited by MYU, 03 December 2008 - 06:17.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:18

Thank you for bringing them back, Anna. Much appreciated! biggrin.gif


I know someone else who has a 222... waiting for a full review from him. wink.gif

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:07

Thank you so much Anna, glad to have you still onboard. Great pics and a valuable addition to the Lambrou data.
BTW Do you know the Dutch (Holland) made 'Union' pens?
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Edited by Anna to add the Lambrou pages for Lexaf : Lambrou, Fountain Pens Of The World, Reprinted 2005, Page 217 - 222



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Posted 16 February 2010 - 23:26

Dear Anna,
which color is this Soennecken 111 Superior?
Posted Image
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It looks a kind of mixture,brown and green, to me,I´m in darkness
thanks for your help,
regards,
René.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:52

Very beautiful pens. BTW if you ever have a chance to meet Andy at a pen show you should...one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:51

Nice review, thanks.
And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.


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Posted 19 February 2010 - 18:04

What beautiful pens. I've wondered why they have held such high market value. Now I see. Thanks for the great photos.
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:59

:sick: Envy is a beast that springs out of nowhere, and sinks grizzly bear long claws into one's soul.

Good thing my soul is black, for black is the only color I can afford. Soon, soon, I too will have one. I hope.
OK, not a 111 or 222 but one has to start somewhere.

Great pens! :notworthy1: :thumbup:

Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 01 August 2010 - 13:00.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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