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#1 jar

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 23:23

Some time ago I reviewed some of my Graf von Faber Castell fountain pens to try to introduce folk to another German pen and their different styles. Some of the first images showed one of the GvFC boxes, one of their wood ones.

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All of the GvFC pens have come with very nice boxes designed to double as a three pen rest or desk display case.

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Over the years I acquired several Graf von Faber Castell pens and unfortunately either lost some of the boxes or in at least one case bought a used pen that did not come with a case. Since the boxes I had could accomodate three pens each I didn't much worry about it.

Little did I know how wrong that would be.

It was worse than a cross country drive with a passel of kids sitting in the back seat of a '67 Mustang. There was a constant chorus of "it's my turn to have the outside slot!" "They are smushing me; make them stop!" I can't see anything from back here!". It never stopped.

And then there were the sleeping bags. Graf von Faber Castell fountain pens come with a really nice canvas draw string bag to keep the pen comfy and protected but since I seemed to have lost a couple of them I was always at least one sleeping bag short and so it was "He got the sleeping bag last time! It's my turn!" .

Eventually I could stand it no more and began looking for a couple more boxes. On the off chance I went to the US Faber Castell customer support page and asked if they could sell me some replacement boxes, one for the Terra Cotta Intuition (they came in a nice fold over gift box like the one the Guilloché came in) and one for the Ebony Classic Anello (a hinged wood box).

The next day I got an email from Faber Castell US saying they did not sell replacement boxes.....







BUT ....


they were sending me two boxes by UPS, a dark brown wood gift box for the Ebony Anello and a fold over gift box for the Intuition.

In a couple days the Brown Truck showed up with the new boxes and each box also had a new sleeping bag and everyone got their own bed and their own sleeping bag and peace reigned.

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Then, last night, it began.

"Why can't I have a new bed?"

"Why do I have to sleep in this old sleeping bag?"

"I get scared when I'm all alone. Can I sleep with Grenadilla?"



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 00:12

ha ha, i enjoyed reading it.. :) my brother always compare the fountain pens to lady love and he addresses "She is bit scratchy.. " etc..

But this is next level :)

#3 Piper

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:41

This was so funny


I had to stifle my giggle.
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#4 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:03

:vbg: :roflmho: :thumbup:

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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#5 stevesurf

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:30

Some time ago I reviewed some of my Graf von Faber Castell fountain pens to try to introduce folk to another German pen and their different styles. Some of the first images showed one of the GvFC boxes, one of their wood ones.
 

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All of the GvFC pens have come with very nice boxes designed to double as a three pen rest or desk display case.
 

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Over the years I acquired several Graf von Faber Castell pens and unfortunately either lost some of the boxes or in at least one case bought a used pen that did not come with a case. Since the boxes I had could accomodate three pens each I didn't much worry about it.

Little did I know how wrong that would be.

It was worse than a cross country drive with a passel of kids sitting in the back seat of a '67 Mustang. There was a constant chorus of "it's my turn to have the outside slot!" "They are smushing me; make them stop!" I can't see anything from back here!". It never stopped.

And then there were the sleeping bags. Graf von Faber Castell fountain pens come with a really nice canvas draw string bag to keep the pen comfy and protected but since I seemed to have lost a couple of them I was always at least one sleeping bag short and so it was "He got the sleeping bag last time! It's my turn!" .

Eventually I could stand it no more and began looking for a couple more boxes. On the off chance I went to the US Faber Castell customer support page and asked if they could sell me some replacement boxes, one for the Terra Cotta Intuition (they came in a nice fold over gift box like the one the Guilloché came in) and one for the Ebony Classic Anello (a hinged wood box).

The next day I got an email from Faber Castell US saying they did not sell replacement boxes.....







BUT ....


they were sending me two boxes by UPS, a dark brown wood gift box for the Ebony Anello and a fold over gift box for the Intuition.

In a couple days the Brown Truck showed up with the new boxes and each box also had a new sleeping bag and everyone got their own bed and their own sleeping bag and peace reigned.
 

medium800.jpg

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Then, last night, it began.

"Why can't I have a new bed?"

"Why do I have to sleep in this old sleeping bag?"

"I get scared when I'm all alone. Can I sleep with Grenadilla?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hysterical!

 

 

 

"I get scared when I'm all alone. Can I sleep with Grenadilla?"

 

"You may sleep with Grenadilla, but Ebony is hiding under the bed" :o


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:02

Now I know to steer clear of this brand of whiney pens.

#7 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:42

congrats on a nice collection ;)


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