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Ink Sample Exchange - United States


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#1 Guest_Denis Richard_*

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 18:39

To get the vials we use for the ink exchange system, contact Dillon at fpninkvials at gmail dot com.

Though vials will hold about 7 ml of ink, the user's nib will displace some--thus filling with about 5 ml for trading is recommended.


This is where you post your requests and offers for the "KCat system" of vial sample exchange. I propose a simple format such as :

"I have :
(list)
I am interested in :
(list)
Contact me by e-mail/PM/etc...."


Denis.


edited by moderator to include info on vials --Ann

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#2 Guest_Denis Richard_*

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 18:29

Here is what I got :

Waterman : Florida Blue, Havana
Noodler : Black
J.Herbin : Bleue Nuit
Private Reserve : Black Cherry
Sheaffer : Blue
Diamine : Jet Black, Turquoise, Monaco Red, Emerald

I'm interested in most browns or dark blues.

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Edited by Denis Richard, 30 December 2004 - 22:39.


#3 Taki

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 15:25

Taking a sabbatical from ink exchange for a while....will re-post my inventory when I'm ready to resume.

Thank you,


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Edited by Taki, 06 December 2004 - 23:37.


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Posted 26 September 2004 - 00:00

Hello. I am taking a break from trading for a while. Maybe I"ll be ready in a couple months. Thanks. AC



For sampling I have;

Pelikan;Royal Blue
Noodlers;
Ottoman Azure
Brown
Private Reserve;
Midnight Blues
Lake Placid Blue
Fiesta Red
Spearmint
Sherwood Green
Tanzanite
Black Magic Blue
Burgundy Mist
J Herbin;
Lierre Sauvage (Wild Ivy)
Bleu Myosotis(Forget-Me-Not Blue)
Olive Verte
Lie de The
Waterman:
Blue Black
Florida Blue
Violet
Omas Sepia
Aurora;
Black
Blue
Caran d'Ache Brown
Hmmm. That about covers it. Ink is cheap compared to pens.I am currently investigating browns,darker greens, and am interested in a red-black. Also veering into purples,violets,etc.Looking to try Noodlers Antietam and Tianamen. Contact me if you have any questions or want clarification or comparisons. Andrew

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 23:19

OK! I'm loving this idea. Thanks so much KCat!!! Here's what I have to offer:

Omas:
Sepia, Roma Blue

Swisher/Noodlers
Ottoman Rose, Blue, Nightshade, Midnight Blue, la Couleur Royale, Antietam, Shah's Rose, Red-Black, Black, Squeteague

PR:
Tanzanite, Purple Haze, Sherwood Green, Copper Burst, Orange Crush, Fiesta Red, Spearmint

MahBlah:
Bordeaux, Blue, Blue-black, Green

Pelikan:
Green, Blue, Blue-black, Violet

Diamine:
Jet Black, Royal Blue, Maroon, Emerald, Prussian Blue, Monaco Red, Tropical Blue

Herbin:
Cacao du Brésil, Poussière de Lune, Lierre Sauvage

Waterman:
Fla Blue, Brown, Violet

Parker:
Blue, Blue-Black

Platinum Carbon Black - waterproof
Doctor Blue-Black - waterproof

**These last two are waterproof and safe for use in FPs. I've used the Platinum ink for at least a year with no problems at all, but I haven't used the Doctor in a long time.

Yes, I know... it's an embarassment of riches ... which I am willing to share with anyone who emails me at dorothyr@NOSPAMerols.com Just don't forget to remove the nospam thingie.

Ciao,
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PS I almost forgot to tell you what I'm looking for! I'm always interested in Aurora blue or black and any shades of blue or blue-black. I avoid the blues that have any green in them, but turquoise is pretty.

#6 Michael Guterman

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 17:39

I have to offer:

Noodler: Kiowa Pecan, Habanero, Black, Blue, Hellbender Red

Swisher: North Sea Blue, Nantucket Blue

Aurora: Black

J. Herbin: Rose Cyclamen, Violette Pensee

Visconti: Bordeaux

Private Reserve: Tanzanite, Sherwood Green

I am interested in other reds, and just about anything I don't have. About how much ink are people sending?

It is easiest to answer me by direct email. m.guterman@snet.net

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 21:15

My vials are here! Thanks KCat!


What I've Got:
- PR Orange Crush
- PR Tanzanite
- PR Sherwood Green
- PR Fiesta Red
- PR Copper Burst
- PR Grey Flannel
- Noodlers Black (Bullet-proof)
- Noodlers Aquamarine Blue Contract Ink (Waterproof)
- Noodlers Hellbender Red
- Noodlers Verdun Green
- Noodlers Eternal Brown
- Noodlers Firefly
- Pelikan Blue/Black
- MB Blue/Black
- MB Bordeaux
- Scrip Blue/Black (NOS)
- Scrip Brown (NOS)
- Scrip Turquise (Slovenia)
- R&K Scabiosa
- Waterman Purple


Looking for:
- anything else that sounds interesting...

PM or email to tburke0@gmail.com

Thx
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Posted 28 October 2004 - 06:04

I have:

Private Reserve: Blue Suede, Sherwood Green, Spearmint, Copper Burst
Naples Blue, Plum, Fiesta Red, Orange Crush, Buttercup, American Blue

Noodler's: Squetegue, Le Couleur Royale, Nightshade, Saguaro Wine, Zhivago, Purple Martin, Legal Lapis

Diamine: Tropical Blue

Waterman: Purple



I'm interested in:

Noodler's: Gruene Cactus, Zhivago, Ottoman Azure, Ottoman Rose, Shah's Rose, Tiananmen, Widow Maker, Standard Green

Private Reserve: Tanzanite, Midnight Blues, Sonic Blue, Avacado, Black Magic Blue, Dakota Red, Arabian Rose

Pelikan: Royale Blue, Brilliant Green, Violet, Turquoise

Diamine: Royale Blue, Emerald Green, Imperial Purple, Steel blue (test color)

Aurora: Blue

J. Herbin: Vert Pre, Lierre Sauvage, Blue Nuit, Blue Mysotis, Eclat de Saphir, Rouge Coroubier, Violette Pensee, Poussiere de Lune


And if you have something interesting (or even boring and standard) that you'd consider trading for a sample I have available, let me know. I'd also send a sample for a vial and postage.

This list up to date as of March 13, 2005.

You can contact me directly at mchristi@winternet.com or via PM here.

Edited by mchristi, 13 March 2005 - 06:58.


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Posted 08 November 2004 - 20:14

Question #1 :) : How do I get the viles ?( and did I miss the "rules" on how this works ? )

I have :

Parker Quink Blue
Parker Quink Azure ( not much left )
Parker Penman Sapphire ( very little left ) blue
Parker Penman Ebony black
Parker Penman Emerald green
Noodlers Shah's Rose ( dark vibrant pink)
Noodlers Black
Noodlers Cayenne ( orange with nice shading)
Noodlers Squeteague ( good dark green )
Private Reserve Copperburst ( old brown with nice shading, vibrant )
Private Reserve American Blue ( my fav:) )
Private Reserve DC Supershow blue
Private Reserve Tanzanite ( purple but dries to much blueer)
Pelikan Violet ( nice purple)
Sheaffer Skrip Kings Gold ( yellow)
Dip pen walnut ink small chunks :)

I'd like : anything I don't have , prefer Noodlers or PR.
Edit : I would also be interested in actual cartridges ( small international ) verses vials.

NOTE : I LIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS. ( postage probably is a bit higher ).

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EDIT 2 : also happy to fill up empty vials sent to me with ink or polishing stuff ( Turtle wax/ Tryphon protection stuff, polishing stuff )

Edited by corienb, 15 November 2004 - 18:55.


#10 KCat

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 22:23

High Corien.

The vials are not available at this time. I have been getting a trickle of interest however in another round of these so I will probably end up buying some soon and offering them again. It will be at least 2 weeks. I could send you a couple to get you started if you like. Contact me backchannel and I'll give you more info.

I'll write up a new post on the topic soon and get a better idea of how many folks are interested. The problem being that buying them in quantities less than 250 is not possible. it was very difficult for me to find that small volume - other companies wanted to sell me 1000 of 'em. a) too expensive B) not enough interest from folks for me to make up my cost or avoid filling my house with the darn things.

The only "rules" are to have fun and keep us posted about what you're interested in and what you have available for trade. I've had to update my list 3X already. :)

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 23:29

My collection much smaller.

Noodlers: Midnight Blue, Black, Squetegue, Legal Lapiz, Anteitam, Navy, Iraqi Indigo, Firefly
PR: Sonic Blue
Omas: Black, Roma Blue
Pelikan: Violet*, Black, Blue-Black
Diamine: Turquoise
Herbin: Turquoise
Sailor: Blue
Platinum: Blue/Black

* bottles ultimately for sale if you like them.

Want: one of each of yours! B) kidding

Noodler's: Tiananmen, Navajo Turquoise
Diamine: any of the blues
Herbin: any blues
PR: any blues except Midnight

Edited by KendallJ, 30 September 2006 - 21:23.

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#12 Gerry

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 21:38

Oh, good - finally a post (Kendall's) who doesn't have more ink than most retailers :P

Now I feel it's safe to post my meager hoard as well (besides I just got the vials)..

What I have: - Revised May 10, 2006

Pelican: Brilliant Black, Royal Blue, Blue Black
Parker Quink: Blue, Black (temporarily out of the Blue)
Noodlers: Ottoman Azure, Turquoise, Firefly
Private Resesrve: Dakota Red
Sheaffer Skrip: Blue, Black
Waterman: Blue Black, Florida Blue, South Seas Blue, Purple, Red and Green


What I need: Anything else... I am partial to Blues, and on the search for the perfect blue. PR American Blue has been suggested as that.

And I gotta find my inner self (but I worry about being too flamboyant with lavenders etc...) so, perhaps a diversion into brown & copper tones, or some greens.

I tend to like saturated colours rather than pastels.

Cheers,

Gerry

Edited by Gerry, 10 May 2006 - 16:37.


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Posted 04 December 2004 - 01:40

I know I don't look like a man who needs anything and although I run a shop, I really don't sell ink (yet).

Some of the inks I have listed exist in very small quantities so I could probably only accomodate a few requests at best and the same applies to the vintage inks as they are not easily replaceable.

I wouldn't even know what ink's I could possibly want. I'll have to read through the lists here.

Waterman:

South Seas blue (vintage)
Florida blue
Blue black
Black
Green
Havana brown
Washable blue (vintage)
Red

Sheaffer: All my Sheaffer ink is old stock.

Blue black (vintage) (I have quite a bit of this actually)
Blue (vintage)
Burgundy (vintage)
Black (vintage)
Lavender (vintage)
King's Gold (vintage)
Peacock Blue (vintage)
Brown (vintage)
Grey (vintage)
Red (vintage)

Parker:

Black
Blue black
Washable blue
Green (vintage)

Pelikan:

Brilliant Brown
Royal Blue
Violet
Green
Black
Turquoise
Blue Black

Penman Sapphire

Herbin Azure Blue

Noodlers Eternal brown

Noodler's Legal Lapis

Lamy Blue black

Cartier Royal Blue

Cheers!

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 03:40

South Seas Blue is already vintage ? I am that old ? :unsure: When did they stop making it ?

Edited by Denis Richard, 04 December 2004 - 03:41.


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Posted 04 December 2004 - 04:04

Denis... the bottle of SS Blue I have has a .25 price tag and probably dates to the late 40's or early 50's.

Hence the "vintage" label.

Waterman still makes South Seas blue so no SSB fans have to panic.
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Posted 04 December 2004 - 06:05

South Seas Blue is already vintage ? I am that old ?  :unsure:  When did they stop making it ?

Not only that Denis, look at Keith's Sheaffer's Red and Brown - mine are old - his are vintage <_<

Sigh....

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 17:48

South Seas Blue is already vintage ? I am that old ? :unsure: When did they stop making it ?

Is it possible Keith was referring to NOS WM SSB - that which was made prior to 96 or whenever it was they took out the lovely "scent"?

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 18:26

South Seas Blue is already vintage ? I am that old ?  :unsure:  When did they stop making it ?

Is it possible Keith was referring to NOS WM SSB - that which was made prior to 96 or whenever it was they took out the lovely "scent"?

Are we speaking of that strong "metallic" scent, or is it something else ?

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 18:40

Are we speaking of that strong "metallic" scent, or is it something else ?

I would have characterized it as a camphor smell. Definitely not a perfume or contaminant smell. But I suppose to some it might smell metallic. It was pretty much eliminated in the late 90s. not sure exactly when. Probably because of "hazardous" chemical laws or something.

I notice however that many new inks have similar smells (some of the Noodler's do) while for some time the more common inks (Quink, Skrip) didn't seem to have that character. For some of us, the smell of NOS WM ink is almost an addiction I think. :blink:

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:20

If I may make a guess, the particular odour WM was noted for may have been Phenol, an effective anti bacterial/fungal preservative.

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