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Looking For A Pink Fp For Daughter's Graduation


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#1 The Write Pen

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:09

My daughter would like a pink fountain pen for her graduation next month. I am a vintage guy (pens and my age) and the only vintage I know that would fit the color is an Esterbrook purse pen and it's a little small for her. Does anyone have any suggestion of moderns to fit the bill?

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:14

hi, danny--my daughter asked for exactly the same thing (a pink FP) and i gave her a pink lamy safari. she was very happy with it ;) not bad for about $35:

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:32

hi, danny--my daughter asked for exactly the same thing (a pink FP) and i gave her a pink lamy safari. she was very happy with it ;) not bad for about $35:

http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/B002KHDUQM


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This was my first FP back August of last year... and boy did the hobby snowball from there. I do believe there are pink Parker Urbans as well. The Safari might be a good choice, simply because if she needs to tweak the nib size, she is only $10 or so away from a new size, rather than buying a new pen all together.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:01

+1 on the Lamy Safari. Safari is one of my favorite pens. The nibs are interchangeable so it makes it pretty versatile.

Sheaffer Prelude in Radiant Magenta/Nickel or Rose/Nickel both look pink to me. I really like my Prelude. Not an overly large pen (smaller than the Safari) but it has a little more weight to it.
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If you want something a little more high-end, Aurora has Talentum Finesse in pink.
http://www.fahrneysp...Item--i-110755S

Can't believe she is graduating. Where does the time go?
Noah

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:05

The pilot prera also comes in pink at around 40$, so that'd be in the range of the safari.

Some more expensive pens might be a sailor sapporo or maybe a pilot vanishing point, which I think also come in pink. Both of those would be more around 150-200$, I believe.

I'm not sure about the sizes of any of those pens, but hopefully they give you some ideas.
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#6 The Write Pen

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:06

Can't believe she is graduating. Where does the time go?
Noah


Yep, she is a beautiful young woman making plans for pharmacy school. Shoot me an e-mail and I'll send you guys a picture or three.

Thanks,

danny

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:13

Since no one mentioned..consider modern Conklin Herringbone in pink..and Platinum celluloid in
Cherry Blossom {pink}..

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:18

These are both nice

Sailor Sapporo Pastel

Sailor Demo

I bought the pastel for my young daughter from a FPNer

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 15:46

Have you Googled? pink fountain pen

I love Google and got some interesting results, I like this one for looks. You know her better than us, will she want loud, bright, flashy pink or classy pink?

I like this one for classy pink.
http://www.goldspot....ta/MV41309.html

For overstated, flashy, workhorse pink -- without a doubt that's Lamy.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 15:52

How about Platinum PLAISIR Fountain Pen?
They are available in Pink.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 16:31

The recently launched small ruby-red Pelikan M300 is not exactly pink, but is hard to believe that she wouldn't love that beauty ...
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 05:37

i believe you can easily get a Sailor, though it can be expensive. however, if you want a FP with a price range that she won't have to worry about having the pen accidently dropped or scratched, may i suggest a Pilot (pink-red Prera) or TWSBI (pink Diamond 530 demonstrator). they are affordable but look nice and come with great nib performance.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 18:22

The Pilot Prera is an excellent choice for a very reasonable price. You should be able to buy it for 43-45 $ including shipping

http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=360353124801

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 21:26

Not sure if it's past the date, but the Waterman Hemisphere comes in pink and is fairly nice.
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 00:51

I've decided to build her one from Ariel Kullock's pearly pink P51 barrel and shell stock. Thanks for all the help.

danny

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:09

I've decided to build her one from Ariel Kullock's pearly pink P51 barrel and shell stock. Thanks for all the help.

danny



Can you please post a link to this model you finally bought? Thanks

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 18:49

I've decided to build her one from Ariel Kullock's pearly pink P51 barrel and shell stock. Thanks for all the help.

danny



Can you please post a link to this model you finally bought? Thanks



It's the pink one.

http://www.arielkull...antasy&start=10

Redards Danny

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