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#1 penmanila

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:16

very interesting!

http://cgi.ebay.com/...-...A1|240:1318


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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:22

QUOTE (penmanila @ Feb 19 2009, 10:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Very cool

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:36

QUOTE (grimakis @ Feb 19 2009, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (penmanila @ Feb 19 2009, 10:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Very cool


This ad seems familiar.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:54

yes, now that i think about it, i seem to recall a thread here about red giants popping up all of a sudden from somewhere hmm1.gif
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:57

QUOTE (penmanila @ Feb 19 2009, 10:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yes, now that i think about it, i seem to recall a thread here about red giants popping up all of a sudden from somewhere hmm1.gif


Perhaps, but that ad seems... really... familiar.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:16

QUOTE (david i @ Feb 19 2009, 07:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (penmanila @ Feb 19 2009, 10:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yes, now that i think about it, i seem to recall a thread here about red giants popping up all of a sudden from somewhere hmm1.gif


Perhaps, but that ad seems... really... familiar.

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I concur. Right down to Omaha.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:40

QUOTE (david i @ Feb 20 2009, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Perhaps, but that ad seems... really... familiar.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:14

See ebay Item number: 190279758827 ended Jan-18-09 19:34:05 PST refered

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 13:04

Definitely the same set of photos. I wonder if the high bidder of the first auction decided not to follow through? It's a high cache pen, especially if there is no cap crack.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 14:10

QUOTE (John Danza @ Feb 20 2009, 08:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Definitely the same set of photos. I wonder if the high bidder of the first auction decided not to follow through? It's a high cache pen, especially if there is no cap crack.


The situation is rather complicated. The seller, from all I hear, is entirely honest and not a pen person. The pen was listed before and was returned. This is why the listing seems familiar.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 16:18

QUOTE (Vintagepens @ Feb 20 2009, 08:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (John Danza @ Feb 20 2009, 08:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Definitely the same set of photos. I wonder if the high bidder of the first auction decided not to follow through? It's a high cache pen, especially if there is no cap crack.


The situation is rather complicated. The seller, from all I hear, is entirely honest and not a pen person. The pen was listed before and was returned. This is why the listing seems familiar.


I see the comment in the description that the cap may be a Parker replacement in Permanite. I wasn't aware that Parker offered this. I've seen the listing in the old catalogs for Red Giant replacement caps as late as the early 20s, but I don't recall seeing them in the plastic era.

David, do you know of these plastic replacements?

Edited by John Danza, 20 February 2009 - 16:22.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 00:42

Sorry pal, my bad understanding. So the cap or more parts are a replacement parts? Will be nice if this are high lighted. thumbup.gif

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 23:51

$1,913!!
$6,633 last time round with a fair number of bidders over 2 1/2 grand.
Something a bit fishy here.
But how about the bidding at nearly 7 grand?
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 00:20

It takes a strong strong man to buy this .....

QUOTE (skybird @ Mar 1 2009, 12:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$1,913!!
$6,633 last time round with a fair number of bidders over 2 1/2 grand.
Something a bit fishy here.
But how about the bidding at nearly 7 grand?
Straaaange



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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:49

QUOTE (skybird @ Feb 28 2009, 05:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$1,913!!
$6,633 last time round with a fair number of bidders over 2 1/2 grand.
Something a bit fishy here.
But how about the bidding at nearly 7 grand?
Straaaange


Not that unusual if the cap is truly a permanite replacement. That's the story on why it was returned the first time. I've never hear of Parker doing those kind of replacements. I would love to examine it myself.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 22:05

QUOTE (John Danza @ Mar 1 2009, 03:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not that unusual if the cap is truly a permanite replacement. That's the story on why it was returned the first time. I've never hear of Parker doing those kind of replacements. I would love to examine it myself.


Would have been so much easier to get Lynn Sorgatz to perform a bit of magic with RHR in his workshop.
I have seen a few RHRs where the cap and body are a touch different and would like to think that these are not always substituted items.
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:45

QUOTE (skybird @ Mar 1 2009, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (John Danza @ Mar 1 2009, 03:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not that unusual if the cap is truly a permanite replacement. That's the story on why it was returned the first time. I've never hear of Parker doing those kind of replacements. I would love to examine it myself.


Would have been so much easier to get Lynn Sorgatz to perform a bit of magic with RHR in his workshop.
I have seen a few RHRs where the cap and body are a touch different and would like to think that these are not always substituted items.


Lynn could certainly create a good RHR replacement cap, but the color would never be the same. It's impossible to make a RHR material that's the same color as the material made in the 1910s because some of the components they used in that rubber are toxic and not allowed today. I've seen Lynn's work up close and while the work is fabulous, the color is never quite there. If he has some old stock RHR rods, that's another story now.

Edited by John Danza, 02 March 2009 - 05:46.

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