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Any Idea What This Is Worth?

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#1 shortwizard

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 19:10

I would like to know if this pen has any value at all since I can't find a single reference to it online. I bought it from a local stationery store in Florida about 12 or 13 years ago and have rarely used it because it has a medium nib, and the line is just too broad for me. It's also a little heavy with the cap posted and tires out my hand pretty quickly. It's a lovely pen, it has an 18k Waterman nib, it's well made and in perfect working order - it's just not for me, I'm afraid. I previously posted about the ink around the top of the nib and have since found out it's called "nib creep" and is fairly common, so no worries there.

 

 

I have posted some photos here and would appreciate any help at all.

 

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#2 rochester21

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 19:12

Nice condition. Looks very similar to a...gentleman?  but on a second look, it looks somewhat odd to me. Could be a waterman nib and feed on a non-waterman body, but the fit is perfect. If it`s so, the value isn`t too high.  


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#3 Uncle Red

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 19:30

Try posting this to the Waterman forum.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 20:11

Likely a Waterman made for Crane Stationery Company but not sure of a model.  It is probably from around the time of the Preface/Gentleman series but the domed cap and robust cap band are unusual.

 

It's a nice pen but not particularly valuable.  If I were buying I'd expect to pay in the $75.00-100.00 range.


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