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#101 sidthecat

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 01:21

Update:

The Hicks pen is a very pretty thing: repoussé band, MOP handle; a small, very pretty nib which is not extremely flexible but something I can control. Overqualified for a starter pen, but I don't feel like a mug for buying it.

 

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#102 jovanovn

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 13:48

Hello everybody! I love and collect fountain pens, and now I'm starting my journey into the dip and oblique pen world. For my dip pens I came up with this... 

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 15:22

Hello everybody! I love and collect fountain pens, and now I'm starting my journey into the dip and oblique pen world. For my dip pens I came up with this... 

 

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Interesting holders. What are they? They look almost like re-purposed ball point pen bodies. 



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#104 sidthecat

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 16:35

My latest little treasure: a Leroy Fairchild Star nib transplanted into a Moore ringtop (probably two Moore ringtops since the chasing is different. Mr. Minuskin found a Waterman feed for it so its arguably a hybrid of at least four pens.
I call it The Chimera.
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#105 Roca

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:33

Hello all!

I'm new around here and have been very much enjoying this thread. Such beautiful pens you all have, though only about half the photos show up for some reason. I currently own one fountain pen and one glass dip pen (with another glass beauty being made for me), but I'm rushing headlong into the inky waters of pen collecting with great gusto.

This is my one dip pen, at the moment:

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#106 AAAndrew

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 17:36

Sounds like you have a foot on two different, and equally slippery slopes. Welcome to the world of slip-n-slides.  ;)

 

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And don't forget desk pens!!

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 01:49

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Custom-designed grips for southpaws with a large oblique and other adjustments.  512 and 99 nibs, usually.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 16:32

These things seem so indirect to me, but I watched a young lady use a similar device at the Antiquarian Book Fair last weekend and she made the thing DANCE.

By the way, if you go to one of these shows, marry a rich bibliophile first. If anyone on this forum is a rich bibliophile, PM me.
I’m lots of fun.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 17:01

My newest addition:

 

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My nib box:

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Kaweco Special

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And in the attachment the rest of my dip pen stuff.

 

 
 
 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 17:26

These things seem so indirect to me, but I watched a young lady use a similar device at the Antiquarian Book Fair last weekend and she made the thing DANCE.


Consider nibs as metal paintbrushes. Artists refused to give them up. You can change pigment in seconds and replace them for pocket change. Some of them have insane degrees of flex.

I'm not sure what the glass ones are about but I might pick one up some day.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:34

The glass ones have no flex whatsoever and are hard to control. I’ve got a couple but I don’t quite get it.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:58

Hi there, I hope this is appropriate, if not let me know and I will remove this entry. I signed up here because I want to sell my antique retractable dip pen holder (there's no nib) and I really want it to go to someone who will appreciate it. Its a #2, it's 5.25 inches long extended. I believe it was made by Aikin Lambert & Co. because on the barrel is: A.L. & Co. 2. Also, I believe that it's gold plated since it never tarnishes. The black wood handle shows some signs of normal wear and has a small nick (see photo). It's quite lovely really. lm asking $150 including shipping. Email me at Soquels@att.net. Let your friends know.






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