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M400 Brown Tortoise  -  2 minutes ago  -  By:  Abner C. Kemp

  • Abner C. Kemp's Photo I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on one of these little beauties!     September, here in the UK, it seems. Wonderful!

How Do You Judge A Fair Price For An Ebay Pen?  -  4 minutes ago  -  By:  pajaro

  • pajaro's Photo I'm looking at buying a pilot murex for 160+shipping, and I wanted to see how you guys go about figuring out how to price a pen. Do I have any tips on how to evaluate an offer?

Pelikan Hub 2016  -  7 minutes ago  -  By:  SweetCaroline

  • SweetCaroline's Photo Hi All. I just got an email regarding this year's Pelikan Hub. I haven't been able to gather more information at the moment, what cities etc. Does anyone have any inside information regarding that?

Printing Style  -  10 minutes ago  -  By:  Octo

  • Octo's Photo Hello everyone! I'm sorry that I haven't been on in a while, but I'm considering ordering my first set of personal stationery from Crane and I have some questions. First, what type of print style was used to print 1st class Titanic stationery? Second, did wealthy Americans (or Europeans for that matter) use thermography for their personal letters (or was...

Schaeffer Imperial 1 Vintage Pen - Help?  -  14 minutes ago  -  By:  pajaro

  • pajaro's Photo I'm new here and new to vintage pens as well. I picked up a vintage Schaeffer pen which I have identified as an Imperial 1 (1961-1962). I found an exact picture on the penhero blog http://www.penhero.c...erialsEarly.htm It is the grey pen under the heading First Imperial Models. I assumed it was a converter pen because of the tip as seen here. I keep...

Noodlers New Ink - American Aristocracy !  -  17 minutes ago  -  By:  Cyber6

  • Cyber6's Photo This one I might get... like the dusty purple... don't care for the Fast Drying properties..     You can find it at PurePens.co.uk....  Don't know if it is exclusive to them.    

Sailor Parts For Repair  -  18 minutes ago  -  By:  Reefallo

  • Reefallo's Photo Things have gone from bad to worse with my Sailor Professional Gear pen. It was getting messier and messier, and finally one day I opened the barrel and realized the converter had come loose.  So tonight I was cleaning everything and when I picked up the nib/section, the plastic section just cracked off in pieces.   Is there a way to get just th...

Montblanc Meisterstück 149 Making "hissing" Sound When Being Filled  -  26 minutes ago  -  By:  slippery when wet

  • slippery when wet's Photo Hi everyone, I noticed that when I'm filling my Montblanc 149 (either with water when cleaning it or with ink), the pen makes a hissing sound (like if the air is escaping from somewhere) when I'm retracting the piston (i.e., drawing ink into the pen). Is this normal behavior and do you experience the same thing with your pens? On a maybe related note, I n...

Howdy From Texas  -  35 minutes ago  -  By:  DaveT

  • DaveT's Photo Howdy !!   I've been collecting fountain pens for the last 30+ years and using them since I got my first Scheaffer lever filler from my grandfather back in the late '50s. I have over 300 pens focused mainly on Parker 51'sand most of the Post War European makers especially the main German firms products. I haven't been very actively aquiring pens the...

Parker Quink Ink Fading Terribly In Just 3 Days!  -  38 minutes ago  -  By:  inkstainedruth

  • inkstainedruth's Photo Hello everyone! Greetings from India.   To my utter surprise and disappointment, the much-hyped Parker Quink Ink has failed me miserably. As you can see in the photos, the one written 2 years ago was the manuscript of my book. It was written with a 2013 batch of Blue Parker Quink Ink + Parker Sonnet 18K Fine nib. Although the book has been published,...




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