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#1121 Dickkooty2

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 23:20

No, but these guys have:

 

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#1122 christof

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:50

hello,
 
Have you heard of Penol FPs? 
 


Yes, of course I have. They're from Denmark and had a close collaboration with Parker during the 1930's. I have a couple of Danish Duofolds.
This is a nice pen you have there.
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#1123 jmccarty3

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 03:27

It's a pleasure to have you posting again here more often. I always enjoy your superb photographs of old pens.


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#1124 AL01

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:54

In the US of A you will find a Montblanc in a Pawn shop at best. AND it will be a 149. Priced like there ain't no tommorow. Sir, I hope you enjoy your pen finds. (I'll enjoy my video game deals...)


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#1125 christof

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 07:47

It's a pleasure to have you posting again here more often.


Thank you. But well, I never left FPN. I just was (and still am) a little bit frustrated about how the subforum of classifieds has developped.
I always told people that FPN would be one of the best places for buying and selling pens.
This is what I told, but today I am not that sure about....
But let's see what happens next...
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#1126 christof

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 07:54

In the US of A you will find a Montblanc in a Pawn shop at best.


This is hard to believe for me. I know some US collectors which have found and still find great pens in the wild. For me as a Swiss, America seems like a pen Eldorado for American pens.
But maybe times have changed and most of the pens were found in the meantime.
Hard times for collectors...also here in CH were ebay-sellers from whole Europe are coming over to buy every pen-like item at our thrift shops and fleamarkets.
Today, you will need good connections to get vintage quality pens.
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:04



hello,

 

Have you heard of Penol FPs? 

 

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I have a few, they are nice well-built pens (as are Big Ben).

 

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#1128 AL01

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 16:09

This is hard to believe for me. I know some US collectors which have found and still find great pens in the wild. For me as a Swiss, America seems like a pen Eldorado for American pens.
But maybe times have changed and most of the pens were found in the meantime.
Hard times for collectors...also here in CH were ebay-sellers from whole Europe are coming over to buy every pen-like item at our thrift shops and fleamarkets.
Today, you will need good connections to get vintage quality pens.
C.

  

 In some states, yes - and in some states the best you can find is an Esterbrook or a Sheaffer School Pen.

 

 I reccomend you shop up North for a nice FP. Unfortunately there aren't a whole lot of vintage pen finds where I am now. (I found a Wearever Pennant and a Sheaffer School Pen.)


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 18:55

In some states, yes - and in some states the best you can find is an Esterbrook or a Sheaffer School Pen.
 
 I reccomend you shop up North for a nice FP. Unfortunately there aren't a whole lot of vintage pen finds where I am now. (I found a Wearever Pennant and a Sheaffer School Pen.)


Indeed, its odd to hear that its hard to find vintage pens in the US.
Maybe, there have become a lot of novice pen collectors now-a-days, hence more sellers...

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:44

 And there are some people who, err... Beat me to it.


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 04:43

This is hard to believe for me. I know some US collectors which have found and still find great pens in the wild. For me as a Swiss, America seems like a pen Eldorado for American pens.
But maybe times have changed and most of the pens were found in the meantime.
Hard times for collectors...also here in CH were ebay-sellers from whole Europe are coming over to buy every pen-like item at our thrift shops and fleamarkets.
Today, you will need good connections to get vintage quality pens.
C.

 

I've only been to a few flea markets but rarely do I see anything FP-related but this is surrounding the east coast area. I imagine most collectors move to the large quarterly FP shows for interesting items. Meanwhile eBay still has the greatest variety of useful and useless items for USA. 


Edited by Ambien, 13 February 2017 - 04:43.

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