I wanted to share with you an experiment I am doing. I started with a lowly Red Celluloid Wing Sung 322 in my possession. I'm going to make a continuous chain of 'up trades' until I get a Green Pelikan M1000, which is my grail pen. That means, I'm going to trade people for a pen that is slightly better each time. It could be NOS, Vintage, Used, New, or whatever.
I feel this is an entertaining way of possibly obtaining the M1000 that we can all enjoy for a few reasons:
- I'm curious to see how many trades it takes to get to the M1000.
- If I make a trade with someone, I will write up a review of whatever pen I get and post it in the "Fountain Pen Reviews" message board here on FPN.
- I will gain exposure to pens I have never considered before.
The trades will be in the "Wanted to Trade" message board in the Classified Section here on FPN. The first one has already taken place:
I will use this post right here to aggregate the links to all of the reviews and the trades so that we can all view them in chronological order and discuss them. I hope this is an interesting journey for us all.