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#1 wimg

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 00:05

I just posted this in the Italian pens forum, thought I'd share it here too :D:

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For support it is a Stiupula DaVinci, at the top a Stipula Etruria Swisher SE C/C, in th emiddel a Stipula Etruria Swisher LE PF, and at the bottom a Stipula Etruria De Architectura Gaudi Pedrera (LE, C/C).

Please share your own cracked ice pen pictures here :D.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 00:15

Wow, those are gorgeous!

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:27

I have only two cracked ice pens. The first one is a Bexley Simplicity that was an FPN LE a few years ago. The second is a Stipula DaVinci just like the one on the bottom of wimg's pile.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:24

I just posted this in the Italian pens forum, thought I'd share it here too :D:

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For support it is a Stiupula DaVinci, at the top a Stipula Etruria Swisher SE C/C, in th emiddel a Stipula Etruria Swisher LE PF, and at the bottom a Stipula Etruria De Architectura Gaudi Pedrera (LE, C/C).

Please share your own cracked ice pen pictures here :D.

Warm regards, Wim


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:43

Gee, Wim, you don't start the fireworks with the grand finale!


True that!

Wim those have to be the most gorgeous ice pens I have ever seen. And I don't normally care for cracked ice/fleck pens.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 14:08

Superb pens and excellent photography. Well done.
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#7 wimg

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 19:18

Wow, those are gorgeous!

It's a very beautiful material indeed. On my calibrated montor they look exactly liefelike too :D.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 19:20

I have only two cracked ice pens. The first one is a Bexley Simplicity that was an FPN LE a few years ago. The second is a Stipula DaVinci just like the one on the bottom of wimg's pile.

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Ah, forgot about the first FPN pen - I have one of those too :D. Very nice indeed!

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 19:25

Gee, Wim, you don't start the fireworks with the grand finale!



Gee, Wim, you don't start the fireworks with the grand finale!


True that!

Wim those have to be the most gorgeous ice pens I have ever seen. And I don't normally care for cracked ice/fleck pens.



Superb pens and excellent photography. Well done.



Thank you! This was honestly just a quick slap-up shot only, 1600 iso, fluorescent lighting, AWB, standard lens, handheld, and I didn't even set up my light tent. I do agree that the material is stunning, and I just underexposed because of the black background to get the exposure for the pens right.

That material is really that good looking indeed :D.

I'll may rephotograph them next week, and set up everything properly, do some detail shots as well :D.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 23:52

For support it is a Stiupula DaVinci, at the top a Stipula Etruria Swisher SE C/C, in th emiddel a Stipula Etruria Swisher LE PF, and at the bottom a Stipula Etruria De Architectura Gaudi Pedrera (LE, C/C).

Wim, had you not named the pens I would have thought they were the same pens. I never had the chance to acquire one of these cracked ice pens, so no pictures here.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 19:11

Conway Stewart 27 (single band) and a Conway Stewart 58. Both Cracked Ice c.1950's
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 00:45

Taken two years ago... and I probably posted it elsewhere on FPN, but nonetheless...

A Conway Stewart 15.

A pleasure to write with this pen.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:01

Beautiful pix Fernan !
But are you sure this is a cracked ice CS ?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 20:10

Beautiful pens !!!
Thanks for sharing....
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Conway Stewart 27 (single band) and a Conway Stewart 58. Both Cracked Ice c.1950's
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 18:05

Call the cracked pattern one on the right "cracked ice" or "reverse cracked ice" or "pearl" whatever Posted Image

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 20:29

Beautiful pix Fernan !
But are you sure this is a cracked ice CS ?

Technically no, the CS 15 is a marble pen (but a nice one!). Here are three CS cracked Ice examples I currently have:





top - early CS58 (with the gold veins)

middle - CS226 (reversed Cracked Ice)

lower - CS286




I also have a later CS58 pen & pencil set with the silver veins, but the above are for sale and so I had a photo readily available.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 22:59

Taken two years ago... and I probably posted it elsewhere on FPN, but nonetheless...

A Conway Stewart 15.

A pleasure to write with this pen.


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Doesn't look like cracked ice...
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 00:07

Mine isn't the traditional (a la vintage CS pens) cracked ice, but that's what these Esterbrook Dollar-Fifty pens are generally called.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:33

Mine isn't the traditional (a la vintage CS pens) cracked ice, but that's what these Esterbrook Dollar-Fifty pens are generally called.

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I'd love to have that pen! GRRR all those other people! Leave my pen alone!

I hope someone here gets it, at least I'll get to see pictures of it restored and usable!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 22:10

Conway Stewart 27 (single band) and a Conway Stewart 58. Both Cracked Ice c.1950's
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That is just sooooo beautiful. :)






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