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#21 philm

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 17:27

Any other Diamond Point owners out there want to share their pictures and opinions ?
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Though I do not have the volume of pens seen in previous posts, I do have a yellow Diamond Point, produced prior to the declining quality of this interesting Company...

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Thanks to everyone for the great photos in this thread.

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#22 lovemy51

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 06:50

:sick: :sick: :sick: with envy!!!!

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 19:32

Hate to be so crude, but I need to know @ how many blind beggars I got to rob to get one.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 23:16

Hate to be so crude, but I need to know @ how many blind beggars I got to rob to get one.


Hi Bo Bo,
Go have a look at Marucio Aguilar's website and you'll have an idea : http://www.vintagepe...int---pg-1.html
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#25 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:26

Less expensive than I expected.
It's a very nice place to go and drool.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:36

Beautiful review, thanks!
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 12:44

anyone else with a Diamond Point ?
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 16:08

According to SouthernScribe's for-sale pages (http://www.thesouthe...her-brands.html) Diamond Point plugged on after their golden age into the early 1950s, at which point they were making far less prestigious pens. I have one from this vintage and it is still a very nice pen.
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 23:31

How does this differ from a new flex nib from binder? Beautiful writing!

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 23:47

How does this differ from a new flex nib from binder?



Hi bluejay,
Side by side ?
Nothing beats vintage flex in my opinion
thanks
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 00:17

How does this differ from a new flex nib from binder?


Hi bluejay,
Side by side ?
Nothing beats vintage flex in my opinion
thanks
leo


+1 on Leo's observation.

Here's a writing sample using a Diamond Point flat-top oversize with a 14K Warranted Superflex nib: Fine to Broad. The ink in this writing sample is Noodler's Turquoise. Paper is Rhodia Block 13

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 16:59

Here are two more Diamond Point pen additions to my personal collection.

Diamond Point in Black Hard Rubber with Gold Overlay
Fitted with a Super Flex "wet noodle" 14K #3 Warranted nib ... amazing flexy writer
Lever filler, about 5" long (capped)
Made in USA pre-1920
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The ink used in the writing samples above is Noodler's Turquoise. Paper is Block Rhodia No.13
The combination of the nib, paper, ink, proper ink flow and proper pressure applied creates that gorgeous color shading ... that is "the ultimate writing experience" in my humble opinion!

Diamond Point Flat Top
Cream with Red Veining and gold trim ... amazing color with some darkening on the cap
5 5/16" long (capped)
Slim profile when compared to a Diamond Point Oversize Flat Top ... about the same diameter as a Waterman 52
Fitted with a 14K Warranted medium flex nib
Made in USA in 1920s
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The second picture, close-up of the clip on the cream with red veining cap, depicts the rombus with the "NEW" imprint. That imprint only appeared on Diamond Point pens made after year 1920. You can compare it to the clip in the gold overlay pen. There is no rombus with the "NEW" imprint, meaning that pen was made prior to year 1920.

Phenomenal vintage pens with some very interesting color patterns not available in most pens with flexible nibs of that era.

Edited by Mauricio, 15 June 2010 - 17:32.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 23:30

Have added a few more Diamond Points to the collection. Here's my favorite ... a Diamond Point in Jade Green hard rubber from the 1930s. Did some writing samples and posted it as a mini ink review


Diamond Point fountain pen in Jade Green hard rubber from the 1930s with a 14k Warranted #4 Superflex nib that writes a fine to double broad line. This is one of my favorite pens due to it phenomenal flexy writing capabilities and its exterior ... a jade green color in hard rubber with domed ends, shaped like a Conklin Crescent.

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G. Lalo paper in Ivory color
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Rhodia Block 13 paper
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Plain 3x5" index card from Walmart
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Edited by Mauricio, 16 July 2010 - 12:03.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:36

Does anyone else would like to contribute to this pen review?
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Posted 19 September 2010 - 05:05

Mauricio, what a gorgeous green!
I do have to say nothing beats a vintage flex. Period.

sonia alvarez

 

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 14:11

Here are the three latest additions to the Diamond Point family .. Diamond Point Ringtop in BHR with sterling silver overlay, Fountain pen, pencil and original box

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Diamond Point in BCHR and nickel trim, 1920s
Roller Clip ... this is the only Diamond Point pen I have seen with this type of clip
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This pen also has a unique ornated font on the "Diamond" markings of the clip ... this is the only Diamond Point pen I have seen with that font

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Diamond Point Oversize with Domed EndsBlack & Pearl Celluloid, 5 1/2" long, Huge Diameter, 1930s.
Fitted with a 14K Warranted #8 Wet Noodle nib, very wet writer
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And side by side, the oversized pen above with its younger sibling, a standard size pen at 5 1/4" long (capped). Notice the substantial difference in diameters on those pens

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 00:31

this is the first tim ei have seen one of these, anywhere i can purchase one? what is the price range?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:11

Hej

I was totally blown away by these pens and then as luck had it, I got two Diamond Point Nr1s. I can't seem to find any information about them, is there anyone out there that can help?

Regards

Jay


Here are the three latest additions to the Diamond Point family .. Diamond Point Ringtop in BHR with sterling silver overlay, Fountain pen, pencil and original box

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Diamond Point in BCHR and nickel trim, 1920s
Roller Clip ... this is the only Diamond Point pen I have seen with this type of clip
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This pen also has a unique ornated font on the "Diamond" markings of the clip ... this is the only Diamond Point pen I have seen with that font

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Diamond Point Oversize with Domed EndsBlack & Pearl Celluloid, 5 1/2" long, Huge Diameter, 1930s.
Fitted with a 14K Warranted #8 Wet Noodle nib, very wet writer
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And side by side, the oversized pen above with its younger sibling, a standard size pen at 5 1/4" long (capped). Notice the substantial difference in diameters on those pens

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 19:51

That looks like a nice pen Jay25s, how does it write?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:27

Hej

I was totally blown away by these pens and then as luck had it, I got two Diamond Point Nr1s. I can't seem to find any information about them, is there anyone out there that can help?

Regards

Jay



Jay,

It looks like you have a Diamond Point pen made in the 1940s. However, your picture does not display to much detail about the clip and other features of that pen. Very pretty celluloid color. Enjoy it.
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