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65+ Years Of Pen Repairs

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#21 slippery when wet

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 21:41

Wonderful story and beautiful images.

Thank you kindly.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 00:37

you are all welcome :-) perhaps next January I'll post a reminder here and we can send him a card for his 90th birthday :-D

Yes, please!! :)

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:55

You must tell us which pens Milosz used and had repaired by Mr. Grega ????

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:56

Why not cards in celebration of International Pen Day?

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 05:06


Thank you so much for sharing this life account about Mr. Grega.  He sounds like an interesting as well as a wonderful man.  He was able to do what he loved for a vocation.  He also gave to others what he loved and had learned in life.  At the same time not trying to charge people so much that they couldn't afford his services.  It is obvious ( by your accounting of his history ) that he had, at times, a difficult life; a very hard life.  And yet he was magnanimous, too.  Thank you so much for bringing this to us - it is refreshing to hear about people like Mr. Grega.  Wafna, you are fortunate to know a man of this nature, and he is lucky to have a friend as yourself.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:14

Really nice History, Do you have more photos of the shop or this man?? it's very interesting.


Agree. More photos would be great. And sending a card is great too.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 15:52

What stories he could tell, and you have but touched the tip of the iceberg. Thanks.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:46

thank you for sharing this great testimonial wafna :thumbup: 

Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:04

Thank you very much for this story.


I visited Krakow twice as a tourist - what a beautiful and well preserved city center. No wonder that so many historical movies are filmed there. 

Maybe next time I visit I have a chance to visit his shop :-)

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:57

Thanks very much for sharing Mr. Grega's story with us.  Sounds like a fascinating person.  It is unfortunate that he has no one to apprentice under him, as he must have a wealth of knowledge of pen repair after all these years that should be passed on.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 21:48

Thanks so much for the post.




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Posted 15 September 2013 - 21:58

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful account of such an amazing saga.

"It ain't so much what people don't know that hurts as what they know that ain't so."
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 22:58

Incredible story! I can only imagine his viewpoints and perspective on history, and it's humbling to think that he was at the heart of the industry as the fountain pen made its rise to produce millions of pens and then the rise of the digital age which turns his amazing works into a hobby or luxury item. Thank you for sharing.


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