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#761 pen2paper

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 11:33

 

Yep, but the best thing are the Photographs of Lamy ephemera like this:

 

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...inspired me to do this picturte series:

 

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Sincere, genuine, Real thanks C. Your posts are always a delightful surprise. i do recall this started as a way to entertain your son. Warmest regards to all your family.  I'm just one of many here who appreciate that you stretch a bit to share with Us too.  :D  It's great fun.



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 13:24

I bought one of those Olive Green Safaris when they came out. I still have the box, somewhere. Thanks for posting. 


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 19:06

My latest flea market find is a vintage Rotring Rapidograph:

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Nothing special at all,and not to speak about the condition. Normally, a pen I never would buy even if it would be for free...

Nevertheless, I bought it because of nostalgic reasons. As an architect who studied and worked before computer and CAD, I can well imagine how this pen has been used by an architect or draughts man during the 50's or 60's and may be the 70's and then has been laying on the drawing table for a very long time without seeing any use, until it found his way to the flea market.
Will I restore this pen? Of course not. The patina is part of its history and makes the fascination as a historic object.

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#764 christof

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 07:04

Somewhere in this thread I once posted that I am not very fond of Tortoise Pelikans. I have to admit that I was wrong...

 

Finally I got a new pen which is worth showing here. Adding this pen to my collection is the result of a 3 years during search and endless negotiations. You can imagine that I am quite happy right now...(of course, this is just a temporary feeling but you collectors know this too).

 

Now here comes the pen. It's a Pelikan 101 in Tortoise from about 1936. The condition is fantastic and couldn't be better (all the credit for this goes to Tom Westerich).

 

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 10:55

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You can imagine that I am quite happy right now...(of course, this is just a temporary feeling but you collectors know this too).

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I suspect the feeling of happiness and acheivment will take very long to fade away on this one ;)

That is a superb, hard to find pen!

Cheers!



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 14:26

Wow! That's a beauty!

 

Nice to see the entire group, too.

 

EDIT: What's the story (presuming there is one) on the cap of the lizard model?


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 21:13

Christof,

 

What an addition to your collection! Congratulations. This is an absolutely beautiful pen!

 

The fact of its' rarity and the need to have it to complete a particular set of models are a different consideration. This pen is a free=standing work of art in its' own right.

 

Congratulations on your successful acquisition.

 

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 21:28

What a stunning example of a beautiful and extremely rare pen! Congratulations! What a drool-worthy pen!



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Posted 21 May 2015 - 00:02

It is a total standout.

Must know. What is the transparent dark red material Pelikan is using in 1936?



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Posted 21 May 2015 - 00:13

I am still waiting for that two-band 400 Light Tortoise Feeling... :D


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 12:47

 

I suspect the feeling of happiness and acheivment will take very long to fade away on this one ;)

 

 

Always depends on the new find!

 

 

 

EDIT: What's the story (presuming there is one) on the cap of the lizard model?

 

This is a so called "Short cap top" or "long cap" model. Pelikan 100, 101, 100N and 101N as well have been made in this variant. Probably the German answer to military clips...

Have a look at here: http://www.pelikan-g...olored_cap.html

 

 

 

The fact of its' rarity and the need to have it to complete a particular set of models are a different consideration. This pen is a free=standing work of art in its' own right.

 

My Pelikan 100 collection is far from complete and I assume that it's nearly impossible to get it complete one day...

 

 

What is the transparent dark red material Pelikan is using in 1936?

 

Clear celluloid which was straw yellow originally and has darkened by time and use.

 

 

I am still waiting for that two-band 400 Light Tortoise Feeling...  :D

 

Not a bad feeling at all, but it already begins to subside unfortunately...

 

C.


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 15:45

The pen 'photographs' quite well, meaning the combination of your skill and the pen's characteristics are really pleasing to the eye.  My question is this:  In the photo this pen looks like it is in incredibly good condition.  Not just for a pen that is 75 years old, but any vintage pen.  Is it really as nice as looks?



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Posted 21 May 2015 - 15:53

The pen 'photographs' quite well, meaning the combination of your skill and the pen's characteristics are really pleasing to the eye.  My question is this:  In the photo this pen looks like it is in incredibly good condition.  Not just for a pen that is 75 years old, but any vintage pen.  Is it really as nice as looks?


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 18:08

Sweet pen, Christof!


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Posted 22 May 2015 - 14:18

What a privilege it it to be part of this community, even if it is only as observer.

It is comforting to know to know that these little art works will survive the ravishes of time, they will outlive their utilitarian intent and become a testimony to craftsmanship,  to those that used them, and cherished them,  and to those with the foresight to collect and protect them.

May this clutch survive unfathomable times for the enjoyment of all who take the time to look.

 

Thank you Christof


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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:26

Not just a VERY sweet pen, but great photography of it as well.

 

Drool... Drooooooool...


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