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#1 Frank_Federalist_Pens

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 00:07

I have been admiring Brian Grey's Edison pens for a few years now. I have seen his pens in person at pen shows the past few years.
I was always impressed with the quality and variety Brain offers in his models.

Back at the DC Pen Show last August, I saw the new Collier model. The production model in the Antique Marble material just jumps right out at you!

I finally took the plunge about two months ago. At the beginning of October, I ordered the Collier through Goulet Pens ( www.gouletpens.com ). I had it shipped first class mail, and it arrived in less than a week. Brian (Grey) did send me an email thanking me for the purchase, and provided USPS delivery information. Brian (Goulet) sent me an email thanking me for the purchase (From his site) as well.

This is my first Edison Pen! This pen is tremendous! The color is amazing! It is difficult to describe, because it seems that it changes according to the light you are in. It is a brownish, marble-like golden pattern that has a lot of translucence to it. I am a big fan of demo type pens, so this was a "gotta have" type pen when I saw it! The price was the standard cost for an Edison production pen with a steel nib ($150). A good value for this level of quality!

Here are some photo links for samples/size comparison:

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(L to R- Delta Italiano/Edison Collier/Lamy Vista Safari/P45 Flighter)


The pen is all acrylic, and has a converter/cartridge type filling system. This pen can also be used as an eye-dropper because there is no metal in the feed/barrel. I chose the stainless medium nib for my pen. This is a two-tone, plated nib that has the "Edison" Logo stamped on the face of the nib. It is a very smooth writer, and puts down a very solid, medium line. I am sure that Brian Grey checks these nibs before they are sent out. Brain has "Tuned" nibs for me in the past, and he is one of the better nib tweakers!

Customer service at Edison is also taken very seriously. I did have a minor cosmetic issue with the pen when I received it. Brian Grey told me to send it directly back to him, and he did correct the issue with no issues or problems. He also offered to refund me in full if I was still not satisfied with the pen. This attention to detail and satisfaction should impress anyone, and assure them to buy with confidence at Edison! :)

Frank

Edited by Frankiex, 29 November 2011 - 00:08.

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#2 kiavonne

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:06

Excellent write up, thank you! I have this same model and color and I love it. The Antique Gold Marble material is really beautiful and appealing to both men and women. Being a production model makes the pen even that much more alluring to the wallet or pocketbook, as well.

It is no wonder the Collier was selected as GoldsSpot Pens' pen of the year. Brian is really coming into his own with Edison Pens!
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:17

Gotta love those Edison Collier pens! Beautiful pen. Thanks for the pics.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:30

Aslan is being modest. He, along with Brian, created the Collier. I had the opportunity to own the second one made. Didn't balance right for me but it is still one of the nicest designs i've seen.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 13:55

Very nice review. Thanks for the photos with other pens, too. The translucency of the material is way cool. Posted Image
 
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#6 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 21:10

congrats on a nice pen and a nice review :thumbup:
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:00

Very nice and very tempting!
I've asked Santa for an Edison Hudson in emerald for Christmas...hope that I get to admire one of Brian's pens first-hand soon.
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:54

swaaaaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, frankiex!!! congrats!

that's a beaut! :puddle: this is definitely in my wish list!

PS. that Delta looks delish too :thumbup:

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 18:03

Though it's an american pen, it has a beautiful italian style, non è vero?

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 20:46

What a beautiful pen. It's the first time that I have really desired an Edison.

Alas, the added cost of getting it in my hands in the UK makes it too expensive, probably about 30% over list at the cheapest post rate.

It's a shame a UK dealer can't stock them. :eureka:
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 22:18

Though it's an american pen, it has a beautiful italian style, non è vero?

interesting! can u point me to an Italian pen with that style? i perceive Italian pens as too ornamental or out of the ordinary shape design bodies (eg. Visconti Divina, Opera Club) -not saying that i don't like some of them. i just never saw this Edison as an Italian style pen. :hmm1:

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 15:45

Beautiful pen! I am looking for my second fountain pen and have read great things about the Colliers. Definitely a contender.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:52

Though it's an american pen, it has a beautiful italian style, non è vero?

interesting! can u point me to an Italian pen with that style? i perceive Italian pens as too ornamental or out of the ordinary shape design bodies (eg. Visconti Divina, Opera Club) -not saying that i don't like some of them. i just never saw this Edison as an Italian style pen. :hmm1:



I think it has the look of a stipula, that's the closest to an Italian.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:53

Beautiful pen design and color....

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One question.....

Is Collier pen really short when the cap is off? Somehow think I saw a pic some with cap off and it looked like it might be very short pen....is this the case?

Would be great to see some pics of pen without cap....and next to some other pens...

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:36

Beautiful pen design and color....

:thumbup:


One question.....

Is Collier pen really short when the cap is off? Somehow think I saw a pic some with cap off and it looked like it might be very short pen....is this the case?

Would be great to see some pics of pen without cap....and next to some other pens...


I wouldn't call it too short...it's about 5" uncapped. Pictured next to a Pelikan M215 & Sheaffer 440 it's the biggest of the bunch.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:45

Beautiful pen design and color....

:thumbup:


One question.....

Is Collier pen really short when the cap is off? Somehow think I saw a pic some with cap off and it looked like it might be very short pen....is this the case?

Would be great to see some pics of pen without cap....and next to some other pens...


I wouldn't call it too short...it's about 5" uncapped. Pictured next to a Pelikan M215 & Sheaffer 440 it's the biggest of the bunch.


Thanks for info and pic, owenj...very helpful!

You're right that's not short...must have just been the perspective in a photo I saw somewhere...

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:53

Beautiful pen design and color....

:thumbup:


One question.....

Is Collier pen really short when the cap is off? Somehow think I saw a pic some with cap off and it looked like it might be very short pen....is this the case?

Would be great to see some pics of pen without cap....and next to some other pens...


I wouldn't call it too short...it's about 5" uncapped. Pictured next to a Pelikan M215 & Sheaffer 440 it's the biggest of the bunch.


Thanks for info and pic, owenj...very helpful!

You're right that's not short...must have just been the perspective in a photo I saw somewhere...

:thumbup:


Glad it was helpful :clap1: I'm always a little hesitant to comment on the too long/short thing because I have really small hands. The Collier (mine is "custom" but I'm assuming the production line is the same) is not only not too short, it's also kinda big. I think it's 1/2" or slightly even wider so it fits nicely in your hand w/o feeling flimsy or like a tree.






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