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#1 AltecGreen

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:42

Just got back from LA and started the process to upload the show photos. In the mean time enjoy the annual LA Pen Show Haul. To make it interesting, I will not identify the pens just yet. Time to guess. :hmm1: :bunny01:

This year is quite a bit harder than last year. Enjoy this while I write up the LA Pen Show report. (disclaimer-Marc Shiman cannot comment nor can members of the SF and So Cal Pen Posses since Marc knows all the pens and I showed the others the pens last night.)


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:06

Interesting assortment. Looks like at least one lever-fill.


As to my own experience at this year's show, well, financially, I think I came out ahead: I only spent $6 on admission, and $6 on some bright blue mailable sealing wax, and whatever I fed the parking meter, but I won two drawings: the Monteverde match-number drawing, and the Visconti that they gave away two of, around 3:00 or so.

The Visconti is fairly self-explanatory: a very small, but probably fairly expensive, retractable ballpoint.

I'm not entirely sure what to make of the Monteverde: it's rather fat, with a retractable ballpoint on one end, and some sort of capped ballpoint that appears to run on International FP cartridges on the other end.

If anybody can tell me what I won, and what they're worth, I'd appreciate it. (As ballpoints, they're of little use to me, but knowing what they are, and what they're worth would be useful if I were to trade them for something else, and if I end up giving them away, I'd at least like to know what it is I'm giving away.)
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:19

Third pen from the left: Oldwin Mora Stylos?
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:23

Third pen from the left: Oldwin Mora Stylos?



Yes, an Oldwin in the Omas saffron blue celluloid. That one is somewhat easy due to the shape and size. I got it from Sarj Minhas but Andre Mora was actually at the show. This set of pens is pretty hard. I will be impressive if someone can name even half of the rest.


You should recognize the black pen on the left.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:47

You should recognize the black pen on the left.


Looks like a Pilot from the clip.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 13:04

Ooo, that's a pretty Vac you have there.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 14:32

Ooo, that's a pretty Vac you have there.

That' not a vac.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 14:43

Ooo, that's a pretty Vac you have there.

That' not a vac.


A Williamson I presume.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 15:06

I... yes. That's not a Vac. You sneak, tilting the clips away from the camera!

I do see 2 Columbus' and a Tibaldi, though. Intriguing haul!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 15:07

Ooo, that's a pretty Vac you have there.

That' not a vac.


A Williamson I presume.



Correct.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 15:08

I... yes. That's not a Vac. You sneak, tilting the clips away from the camera!

I do see 2 Columbus' and a Tibaldi, though. Intriguing haul!



Not bad.

There is a Tibaldi and two of the pens are Columbus.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 15:11

Ooo, that's a pretty Vac you have there.

That' not a vac.


A Williamson I presume.


Correct.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 15:13

For ref, the Tibaldi is the grey on the far right, and the Columbus' are 6th and 7th from the left, if I'm still able to count numbers.

Is the fourth from the left missing a piston knob, or is the end of the barrel threaded for posting?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 15:17

For ref, the Tibaldi is the grey on the far right, and the Columbus' are 6th and 7th from the left, if I'm still able to count numbers.

Is the fourth from the left missing a piston knob, or is the end of the barrel threaded for posting?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 15:57

For ref, the Tibaldi is the grey on the far right, and the Columbus' are 6th and 7th from the left, if I'm still able to count numbers.

Is the fourth from the left missing a piston knob, or is the end of the barrel threaded for posting?



The Tibaldi is on the far right. That one is easy because of the engraving and the shape of the clip. Now what model and series? :roflmho:


The 6th and 7th pens are Columbus but is that all? :hmm1: (hint: there are more than two Columbus')



The fourth pen will be the hardest to identify.

Edited by AltecGreen, 20 February 2012 - 15:57.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 16:14

There's another pen to the left of the two Columbus' (Columbi? Columbos?) that might also be a Columbus?

As to model and series on that Tibaldi, no clue - I'm not an Italian pen obsessive like you. :P :roflmho:

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 16:25

From the left, the second is a LeBouef, the fourth is either a Pan or a Four-way or not.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 16:36

There's another pen to the left of the two Columbus' (Columbi? Columbos?) that might also be a Columbus?

As to model and series on that Tibaldi, no clue - I'm not an Italian pen obsessive like you. :P :roflmho:



The fifth pen from the left is also a Columbus. Is that all?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 16:37

From the left, the second is a LeBouef, the fourth is either a Pan or a Four-way or not.



The second pen is a LeBouef with a #8 nib. That one is also one of the easier ones to pick out because of the material.


Good try on the fourth pen. Not correct but you are one the right track and that's no mean feat.



I'll post a list once I'm done with the show report. I'm writing it right now.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 16:45

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