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Has King Albert Of Belgium Signed His Abdication With A Ball Pen?

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#21 CAG_1787

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 16:02

Also in the UK death certificates also have to be signed in permanent black.

 

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If this is an old rule, I wonder if this eliminates fountain pens altogether, since before the Noodler's/Platinum formulations, the only way to get true black permanent ink was India ink, which is not FP friendly. As far as I know the only permanent FP ink was iron gall, which can be many things, but not true black. I could be well off base on that one, though.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 18:01

The pen used is most likely a Faber-Castell Basic Black Carbon rollerball.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 18:02

For an abdication, he should have used this:

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Edited by rochester21, 22 July 2013 - 18:12.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 18:05

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 18:06

For an abdication, he should have used this:

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hahahaha  :D


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 18:13

I think we could forgive him if he used a ballpoint because of his health issues, but i don`t think that`s the case.  I blame postmodern society. 



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 18:35

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Yes, but the black version.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 18:47

I think we could forgive him if he used a ballpoint because of his health issues, but i don`t think that`s the case.  I blame postmodern society. 

 

And exactly WHY does he NEED to be forgiven at all.....

Since when is it some kind of major transgression for a head of state (or anyone else) to use a pen he wants to use....

I use a fountain pen for all my writing.... but that is because I like using a FP...

This holier than thou attitude amongst some FP users is rather offputting.....
And FP users wonder why other look at them odd and give them a hard time....


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 18:51

Conid needs to send the new king some pens or invite him to tour the plant. Don't know if a royal endorsement means much in modern Belgium though.

 

Any thoughts Fountainbel?



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 19:11

Conid needs to send the new king some pens or invite him to tour the plant. Don't know if a royal endorsement means much in modern Belgium though.

 

Any thoughts Fountainbel?

I'm not Fountainbel, but I'd thought I would respond anyway  :)

 

The King of the Belgians does award royal warrants of appointment like the British royal family does, but I don't know how much cachet they carry in Belgium. In Britain they are highly coveted and can add a huge amount of prestige to a company as well as a lot of free advertising. 

 

Parker actually has two royal warrants, one to HM The Queen and the other to HRH The Prince of Wales. Parker used to display their warrants more often on advertisements and the packaging of their higher-end pens like the Duofold, but you don't see them as often. Perhaps they have lost their cachet or it could be a result of the closure of their Newhaven, UK factory 3 years ago. 


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 00:24

Being a republican I had better things to do than watching tv last sunday. 



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:43

Being a republican I had better things to do than watching tv last sunday. 

I am not Belgian, and still watched some of it as however you feel, it is still a landmark for a country.

 

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:36

I rather distrust this 'fountain pens are for special occasions' thing. Abdications, marriage registers, death certificates.... because, as we all know,

 

fountain pens are for EVERY DAY!!!!!


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:41

Also in the UK death certificates also have to be signed in permanent black.

 

paul

Well, I believe it was actually Registrar's Ink (blue-black) that was required to be used and the Registrar provided the fountain pen for you to sign when registering a birth, death or marriage. But sadly those lovely old records are coming to an end and now these things are being done on computer.

 

Perhaps the inability of so many to use a fountain pen hastened the change-over.

 

Chris



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 00:01

I am not Belgian, and still watched some of it as however you feel, it is still a landmark for a country.

 

D.ick

I think you will understand if I say that 1830 was a capital mistake,. I buy my FP in Tilburg and Den Haag, these friendly shopkeepers can help me in dutch. By the way someone asked why he didn't use a Conid, well probably because it is manufactured in Antwerp and not in Brussels.







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