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#1 goodguy

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:33

My Snorkel collection is my oldest and biggest collection.
What could be better then collecting pens that were so popular in the past and have the smartest and most complex filling mechanism.
All this good stuff for relative affordable price and endless amount of variations.
Currently I own 40 pens but I keep looking and buying them when I get the chance.
You could say its a work in progress :thumbup:

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:38

Goodness, that's a gaggle of Snorkels!

But man are they beautiful looking, and those lined caps are hard to beat. Nice job on the collection.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:41

Incredible!! nice collection and well exposed!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:51

I've just started, I have a snorkel desk pen and I think a burgundy autograph or signature that was my father's (it's the same as the burgundy pen in your picture - 7th from the left). Love these pens.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:27

Lovely! Congratulations!
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:48

WOW GoodGuy, that's insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love snorkel's. I've probably owned over 50 of them, but am down to two now.

What a great collection you've accumulated.

Someday I'd like to acquire the illusive periwinkle without paying 300. :)

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 13:10

Goodguy, great collection. I also collect snorkels. I love them and think they are great pens. There is an amazing variety of nibs and colors available. I have been lucky enough to find a few flexes, italics, and music nibs among my collection. I hope to be closing in on a reverse trim black one soon, a very elusive variant to find. I noticed yours next to the autograph!!
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 13:31

Hi,

Very impressive!

And educational, for me at least - I hadn't realised that some Snorkies, other than the PFM I, are not 'white dot'

OR

Is the white dot just not visible (above the clip)? located at the 'south end' of the barrel perhaps?

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Edited by Sandy1, 11 February 2012 - 13:32.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 14:05

WOW GoodGuy, that's insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love snorkel's. I've probably owned over 50 of them, but am down to two now.

What a great collection you've accumulated.

Someday I'd like to acquire the illusive periwinkle without paying 300. :)

Dave

Yes the Periwinkle is a tough one to find, I own only one and hope to get 2 more in the future.

Goodguy, great collection. I also collect snorkels. I love them and think they are great pens. There is an amazing variety of nibs and colors available. I have been lucky enough to find a few flexes, italics, and music nibs among my collection. I hope to be closing in on a reverse trim black one soon, a very elusive variant to find. I noticed yours next to the autograph!!

Yes the black with silver trim was a lucky pen to find, took me a long while to get my greesy hands on it.
Glad you are enjoying your collection too.

Hi,

Very impressive!

And educational, for me at least - I hadn't realised that some Snorkies, other than the PFM I, are not 'white dot'

OR

Is the white dot just not visible (above the clip)? located at the 'south end' of the barrel perhaps?

Bye,
S1

Some of the models the cheaper ones came without a white dot like the Special, Admiral, Sarsatoga and Sovereign.

Edited by goodguy, 11 February 2012 - 14:07.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 16:22

Maybe, just maybe, it would be nice to see the Sheaffer's in a Sheaffer's' display, not in a Waterman's :blush:
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 18:27

Maybe, just maybe, it would be nice to see the Sheaffer's in a Sheaffer's' display, not in a Waterman's :blush:

Well I used what I have but you do make a good point.
If you want you can send me your Sheaffer trays and I will be happy to use them for the next Snorkel shoot.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 19:59

Well I used what I have but you do make a good point.
If you want you can send me your Sheaffer trays and I will be happy to use them for the next Snorkel shoot.

Actually I don't know if there are any trays from Sheaffer (and big ones, too) - hence the smiling face.
I just noticed the brand name and thought it's a nice touch of irony from your side :thumbup:
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 20:17

So you guys are the reason I can't find my first Snorkel! Take pity on a girl who arrived late on the scene - sell me one :notworthy1:

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 20:28


Well I used what I have but you do make a good point.
If you want you can send me your Sheaffer trays and I will be happy to use them for the next Snorkel shoot.

Actually I don't know if there are any trays from Sheaffer (and big ones, too) - hence the smiling face.
I just noticed the brand name and thought it's a nice touch of irony from your side :thumbup:

Nah, I bought these trays way, way back.
Dont care much about the Waterman sticker on it but they are well made and been serving me well :)

Edited by goodguy, 11 February 2012 - 20:28.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 21:58

Snorkels are my biggest pen passion too. I currently have PFM number 23 and 24 on their way to me now. One more and I will have all 25 base models.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:12

Snorkels are my biggest pen passion too. I currently have PFM number 23 and 24 on their way to me now. One more and I will have all 25 base models.

PFM ha ?

Those are amazing pens, had 2 in the past.
I really should get another one!
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:47

Just WOW! I just got my first snorkel this week. A black Statesman. To think about the tech that went into the filling system way back then is truly amazing! Awesome collection! I really want one of those silver trim blacks!
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:31


Snorkels are my biggest pen passion too. I currently have PFM number 23 and 24 on their way to me now. One more and I will have all 25 base models.

PFM ha ?

Those are amazing pens, had 2 in the past.
I really should get another one!


Amir,

Is there any reason why your collection focuses on the thin models only?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 13:48



Snorkels are my biggest pen passion too. I currently have PFM number 23 and 24 on their way to me now. One more and I will have all 25 base models.

PFM ha ?

Those are amazing pens, had 2 in the past.
I really should get another one!


Amir,

Is there any reason why your collection focuses on the thin models only?

Yes few reasons

I actually love its simplicity, pen was made at a time that it was supposed to be Sheaffer's best seller and fight the new trend of the BP.
Was made in endless colours and models.
Pen is easy to find and in most cases is very affordable.
Pen has the most complex filling system ever made but is very reliable.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:35

:crybaby: Oh No! I just bought my first Snorkel (an Admiral) and it got a 'Wellnesstreat' :cloud9: by Fountainbel to get it into tiptop shape.
I did not want to know how many models there are out there......
:unsure: I do not want to buy more Snorkies....I do not want to buy more Snorkies I do not need an other Snorkel I have to keep control :unsure: Please don't let me be temped by this very impressive collection. :huh:
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:07

THIS is the collection, wonderful :notworthy1:



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Posted 15 February 2012 - 19:01




Snorkels are my biggest pen passion too. I currently have PFM number 23 and 24 on their way to me now. One more and I will have all 25 base models.

PFM ha ?

Those are amazing pens, had 2 in the past.
I really should get another one!


Amir,

Is there any reason why your collection focuses on the thin models only?

Yes few reasons

I actually love its simplicity, pen was made at a time that it was supposed to be Sheaffer's best seller and fight the new trend of the BP.
Was made in endless colours and models.
Pen is easy to find and in most cases is very affordable.
Pen has the most complex filling system ever made but is very reliable.




Where did you come by your tougher colurs such as periwinkle? Don't think I've ever seen one on Ebay.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:51

stunning collection amir :thumbup: congrats
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 22:54

Where did you come by your tougher colurs such as periwinkle? Don't think I've ever seen one on Ebay.

Honestly I cant remember anymore.
In the last 6-7 years I have hundreds of pens coming and going from under my fingers and my memory was never something to be proud of :)

stunning collection amir :thumbup: congrats

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 15:49

There seem to be so many made in such a short period (less than 10 years)
High number of surviving pens too

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 19:37

That is an awesome Snorkel collection. I got my first one when I was six years old (still have it!!!) and I have been awed by them for 45 years. I try to keep one in my rotation at all times.

Pens Currently in Rotation:

Pilot Metropolitan (M) - Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Brown

Edison Herald (M) - Diamine Salamander

Parker "51" Special (M) - Diamine Syrah

Lamy Safari (M) - Rohrer & Klingner Salix


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 16:32

Very impressive...I too enjoy my snorkels. Leave it to Sheaffer to come up with something that is so awesome.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 13:10

There seem to be so many made in such a short period (less than 10 years)
High number of surviving pens too

Indeed many were made.
This is a part of the charm of this pen, while its filling mechanism is complex this pen is very strong and reliable and the fact so many are still out there proves this.

Very impressive...I too enjoy my snorkels. Leave it to Sheaffer to come up with something that is so awesome.

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Wish Sheaffer would have something this fantastic and inovative today :crybaby:
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