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Why so few vintage Cross pens in the collector marketplace?
Posted 14 December 2009 - 01:19
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:27
PS If you want more info, look at Barbara Lambert's book. I see that I need to update my Pen Profile on Cross.
Edited by Vintagepens, 14 December 2009 - 04:29.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:36
Bruce in Ocala, FL
Posted 14 December 2009 - 22:15
All the best,
Posted 09 July 2010 - 13:11
Could try and up load pics but my camera is not great.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 14:34
Posted 16 July 2010 - 19:53
Posted 31 August 2010 - 14:45
I would be interested in the pics ... even it were a poor camera.
Send me your e-mail address and I will get you some pics off my blackberry which works fine
Posted 01 September 2010 - 00:45
and three black bands)on fleabay,and it didn't have an original nib. I've also seen only one 150th anni-
versary set on fleabay. Both are rarer than an original CS 100 in cracked ice.
...........OK,maybe not that rare. But they are very rare.
Posted 25 September 2010 - 04:33
All the best,
Posted 25 September 2010 - 14:30
Posted 10 October 2010 - 23:25
It has a fine nib and writes like a dream.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 20:08
If you go to the "fine pen" rack- it used to be a display case near the checkout about 10 years ago but is now a rack of pre-packed gift pens next to the Sharpies and Papermates- you see some no-name "luxe" pens (DiVoga?) and a couple of Parker IM's, Urbans & Jotters (the lower-end lines). Beyond that, I was pretty much looking at a wall of Cross pens.
I earlier posted a thought that the "issue" with Cross in the collector market is that there were too many Cross pens received as gifts still sitting in people's drawers and closets such that there's a limited market to acquire more. For my generation + or - (i.e., a diploma dating from the 1960's to early 1980's), I still think that might be part of the "issue". For younger folks, I also think the issue might be that the relative "availability" of the Cross line in mass market settings like OfficeMax makes it less desirable to collect compared to other brands.
Just another thought on the topic.
Posted 13 October 2010 - 15:59
That 1930 Cross is absolutely amazing!
"When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for...that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation."
"You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it"
Posted 13 October 2010 - 20:22