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1987 Old Style Pelikan Fine Semi Flex Review


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#1 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 13:58

Hi gang

Time for an old style m 800 review

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georges

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 18:05

georges,

I totally agree that the old style Pelikan 800 is a good pen. I was able to acquire my second old style Pelikan 800, in blue and black stripes, from an estate sale for a good price: under $200 U.S. dollars.

Does your pen have the PF or EN markings on the nib?

Did you dip the nib only to write this review? The colour of the ink lightens after the second half of the first page. The conclusion heading was darker, suggesting the nib was re-dipped at that point.
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 18:54

georges,

I totally agree that the old style Pelikan 800 is a good pen. I was able to acquire my second old style Pelikan 800, in blue and black stripes, from an estate sale for a good price: under $200 U.S. dollars.

Does your pen have the PF or EN markings on the nib?

Did you dip the nib only to write this review? The colour of the ink lightens after the second half of the first page. The conclusion heading was darker, suggesting the nib was re-dipped at that point.

PF markings is what I have on mine. Yes I dipped the nib and yes I effectively redipped the nib at the second half of the first page. I after that rinced my pen to keep it clean when I don't use it.
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