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#81 winedoc

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 18:58

I have noticed that at least 2 pens I sent to UK in early September have not arrived. Global priority does not update tracking frequently enough and many time only update the website when the packages are delivered. Since both problem packages are to UK, not sure if these are system issues. I will resend these pens again if they did not arrive in another week or so. Thanks for bringing this to my attention and thanks for your patience. Hopefully they arrive soon.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:25

Hello Kevin

I see one of the members mentions receiving a Tac Carry II. Do you still have any of those? I would love to get a brown or I think it was butterscotch one. I wrote you last year after I took a fall on the stairs and broke the cap on mine. I never have got around to send you the pieces. I was thinking in the future to have someone make a custom cap. I am getting a brown Cumlaude here in the Philippines, I understand the group order is on its way to Caloy now. Looking forward to receiving it. If you have any Tac II of any color except black I would be interested. Please contact me backchannel if you have.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 22:18

Hi Kevin, I'd sent you a couple of PMs asking info about the actual color of the grey blue, but hadn't heard back. The brown I received is exactly as the photo you show. On my computer, the grey blue looks like a teal, a blue green and not grey at all.
I am wondering because in one of the reviews you posted, the grey blue does look as I would expect, but different from your photo - again, on my computer. I'm asking because I would like to get another Cum Laude, but do not think I would like a light and bright blue. Can you help, please?
Thanks.

Edited by dnb, 21 September 2010 - 22:27.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 02:20

Hi Kevin,

Just sent you a pm for two cum laudes.

-Crystal

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 02:22

dnb,
I've got my grey/blue right in front of me. I don't know whether one might call it a greyish blue or more a bluish grey, but it definitely is not a light or bright blue.

Jim

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 04:31

Hi Kevin, I'd sent you a couple of PMs asking info about the actual color of the grey blue, but hadn't heard back. The brown I received is exactly as the photo you show. On my computer, the grey blue looks like a teal, a blue green and not grey at all.
I am wondering because in one of the reviews you posted, the grey blue does look as I would expect, but different from your photo - again, on my computer. I'm asking because I would like to get another Cum Laude, but do not think I would like a light and bright blue. Can you help, please?
Thanks.


Not sure what happened, but I did not get a PM from you. Odd.

Anyways, the color is really blueish-grey, or greyish-blue. It is NOT bright blue. It's a hard color to photograph. I guess you can also call it teal-grey? if there is such color :-)

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:13

dnb,
I've got my grey/blue right in front of me. I don't know whether one might call it a greyish blue or more a bluish grey, but it definitely is not a light or bright blue.

Jim


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Posted 27 September 2010 - 16:11

I just received the Blue/grey and brown pens I ordered. They are so beautiful! I will post pictures later when I get the chance.

The brown pen is much more lustrous in person - the gold spots are very eye catching and shimmer wonderfully.

I agree that the blue/grey pen is not a bright blue. It reminds me of the way light ripples across a pool, with darker patches and light patches, with the pieces fused together.

Very satisfied customer!

Edited by Aurhora, 27 September 2010 - 16:14.


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Posted 27 September 2010 - 16:17

The brown pen is beautiful; I have one!! :rolleyes: . The picture doesn't do it justice!!

I'm trying (LOL) to fight the temptation to buy myself the blue one!! Someone hold me back!!!

Edited by USMCMom, 27 September 2010 - 16:19.


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Posted 28 September 2010 - 08:31

OK, Gang. Just received my second one. The "Blue" which is really a teal. It is better than the brown. Boy does it have depth.
Perfectly consistent with the other pen. They both make colors I didn't like in other pens SHINE!
If anyone is on the fence, go for it. You WILL NOT find another pen of this quality at the price.
Thanks, Kevin!
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 13:53

Wonderful surprise on the doorstep yesterday when I got home--my Cum Laude in brown. This is a beautiful pen and though it is very large it is very comfortable to hold. I got a fine nib which puts down a little bit of shading with Waterman Blue-Black. The fine nib seems to be fine indeed, but is smooth.

This is the second pen I've gotten from Kevin, and he is wonderful to work with. I highly recommend the seller and the pen. :)

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 15:32

Like a lot of people who've got one of these, I'm tempted to get another - such lovely pens at such a great price!

I'm not sure about the fine nib width, though - would anyone be able to post a writing sample comparing the medium and fine nibs, please?

To add my two penn'orth for UK buyers, these pens are such a good deal: very reasonable postage costs, and a price that doesn't attract the attention of Customs (tempting fate there ...) My first one arrived in a week, too - amazing service from Kevin, many thanks.

Sue

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 16:36

I am so glad these pens are being enjoyed by their owners. I use them myself and, Sue, will take some photos this weekend when I have more time showing F and M nibs.

First 2 batches were all quickly gone and that's like over 170 pens. I had to take a little break as I was paking pens way into late nights.... but, 3rd batch is on the way, so reserve yours now.

I do try to get your pens out as soon as I can. As a pen user myself, I don't know about you, but I HATE WAITING for new pens. Of course, your local custom office may delay things and I have seen weird things like 5 business days to China and 2 weeks to Canada... go figure!

So, if you still don't have one of these, you must ask yourself... are all 150+ FPNers wrong? (many of you have both colors :thumbup: )

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 16:49

Kevin ... the 3rd batch, will those be the blue pens and the brown?

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 17:08

Kevin ... the 3rd batch, will those be the blue pens and the brown?


Both colors will be available.

I am determined to sell the remaining stocks out. If not here then eBay, but I can assure you the eBay prices will be slightly higher. I will always give fellow FPNers lowest prices when possible.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 17:49

PM sent - large size, brown with fine nib, if available. If not, then blue.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 17:52

I am happy to report that I now have more of these in stock! The earliest I can get the pens out will be next Monday. Thanks.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:04

I am so glad these pens are being enjoyed by their owners. I use them myself and, Sue, will take some photos this weekend when I have more time showing F and M nibs.



Thanks so much, Kevin - I didn't think you could provide any better service, but you've just done it! :)

I am happy to report that I now have more of these in stock! The earliest I can get the pens out will be next Monday. Thanks.

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Kevin


Even better!! :) :) :)

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:13

Hey Kevin: Did the new batch have any of the smaller pens?

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 16:00

Hey Kevin: Did the new batch have any of the smaller pens?


The smaller cumlaude are completely sold out, so your best chance is to put up a "want to buy". These may be bigger pens, but they are not heavy. The slightly larger girth would pevent hands from cramping up.

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