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#1 dandelion

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:23

I guess most CS addicts haven't missed out the special price for bespoke pens this last weeks. I know that at least Bryant and TWD has had this offer, so I guess there are a few among us that have ordered one or many bespoke CS. It has been suggested in the marketplace thread to have a little gallery here of our various pens. Since I think it is a very good idea I hope to see many pics in the CS forum. The best should be a single thread - like a gallery - of the various pens. This gallery thread should also be open for other CS pens - old and new - not only the ones that have been bought right now. If people like it and contribute with pics it might develop into a pinned pen gallery where people can add pics of their CS. I know there is a separate forum for that, but it would be fun to have one thread of only CS pens. It would be a dream to have that kind of gallery to browse when to decide upon which colour, model etc etc. Just a thought.
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#2 Deirdre

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:30

Well, I'll start with a gallery of my current "before" pens. These are just my moderns.

Left to right: Dinkie in Sapphire Blue, Nightingale in Ruby, Knightsbridge, Elements in Water, Dandy in Azure, and Clogau Gold (100) in Quartz Blue


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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:32

Oh - they are all beautiful, but that Knightsbridge...
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:35

QUOTE (dandelion @ May 4 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh - they are all beautiful, but that Knightsbridge...

It's funny, I wasn't sure I'd like it, but I find that I carry it every day. It's my El Lawrence pen. It was my favorite of my CSes until I got the Water pen.

Since I'm a water person and have a lot of blue pens (and more than 1/3 of my inks are blue), I don't forsee any other CS knocking the Water out of that position, but a teal Westminster would be very very close.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:44

El Lawrence is one of my favourite inks and it sounds very stylish to have a Knightsbridge as an El Lawrence pen.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 19:55

QUOTE (Deirdre @ May 4 2009, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I'll start with a gallery of my current "before" pens. These are just my moderns.

Left to right: Dinkie in Sapphire Blue, Nightingale in Ruby, Knightsbridge, Elements in Water, Dandy in Azure, and Clogau Gold (100) in Quartz Blue



Nice grouping and that water pen really does catch the eye!

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 20:20

The knightsbridge and the Element pens look really great but i like the CS100 too, love the blue colour. I have a bespoke Duro in amber on order. Will post pics here when it arrives (may take a few weeks however).


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Posted 05 May 2009 - 03:14

Deirdre, are the Dinkie and Nightingale the same size? I knew the Nightingale was small, and I've even tried one, but I hadn't appreciated that it looks almost identical in size to the Dinkie.

I couldn't resist and I'm awaiting a 58 in heather.

In the meantime, here's my existing modern pens.

Ebonite and Azure Dandys.






Vintage 58 alongside a modern 58 in meteor.






Ebonite Red Ripple Duro.







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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:04

Deirdre has excellent taste smile.gif

A couple of my Elements Water pen





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Posted 07 May 2009 - 20:22

I am afraid my modern CS pens are not very colourful!
But here they are regardless:

Bespoke Dandy in Black Resin with Sterling Trim, lever Fill, IF nib





Henry Simpole Centenary Silver Overlay LE





I have two others that I recently acquired (a set of ebonite Churchills, one with silver and the other with gold trim), but no photos yet.


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Posted 07 May 2009 - 20:26

Here is another that used to belong to me, but now is Husband's:
Duro Heritage LE (right)




and this one is also Husband's,
Icon 100 Sterling Silver LE (left):







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Posted 07 May 2009 - 20:29

My vintage CS are more colourful, but alas these materials no longer exist!





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Posted 07 May 2009 - 20:30

more vintage...





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Posted 07 May 2009 - 20:35

and more vintage...











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Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:49

Here is my Bespoke CS 100 with gold trim in Turquoise Fleck:






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Posted 08 May 2009 - 14:50

Oh wow, Rena, you did a fabulous job of capturing the turquoise flecks! Beautiful!

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 13:56

QUOTE (Rena @ May 8 2009, 07:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here is my Bespoke CS 100 with gold trim in Turquoise Fleck:





Allow me to add to what ethernautrix said, you captured a Bespoke coloration offering (that I would have not given a second thought too) wonderfully. Beautiful, interesting pen!

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 19:28

Thank you Ethernautrix and Paul. It is a gorgeous pen and material. Perhaps it would be too "busy" for some people, but I like shimmering chunks often found in celluloid and casein, and hoped this resin would be similar. It's a HUGE decision when ordering a bespoke and you haven't actually seen the material in real life, but only in photos. This one ended up exceeding my expectations. smile.gif



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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:02

QUOTE (QM2 @ May 7 2009, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am afraid my modern CS pens are not very colourful!
But here they are regardless:

Bespoke Dandy in Black Resin with Sterling Trim, lever Fill, IF nib





Henry Simpole Centenary Silver Overlay LE





I have two others that I recently acquired (a set of ebonite Churchills, one with silver and the other with gold trim), but no photos yet.


Wow, I'm excited to see pictures of your Churchills! You have a very beautiful collection. thumbup.gif


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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:34

Rena's great pics and advice help me decide on a TF CS 100 as well == and I've been MOST pleased! It's a beautiful pen. I also have the Heather, and it's no slouch == the two trade off on being my favorite, depending on my mood!!

It is hard to decide on colors without seeing them in person, but Heather and Turquoise FLeck are gorgeous choices! Here's my Heather

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