One could get by with 15 inks...25 max.
Just don't change from supersaturated to shading inks or inks with sheen.
Now that I have 50-55 inks, and still 'need' close to that in just Continental inks...not English which is that much too....or Japanese inks....much less importing at great expense Noodlers.
Any of you want to buy some real nice pewter topped beer mugs? The ones I saved when I cut my collection in 1/2....I'd wondered why I hadn't been drinking my way through all my beer mugs every year, until I counted 120 of them***. 60 went back to the flea market....
***Not counting the living room 'set'.
I guess the classic siphon bottles are not needed. Ice bowl, silver and crystal shaker...the old cheap glass I have in the kitchen is more professional than that one.
Time to throw away books that made it through the move into a smaller den in the new apartment.
In the glass door book case....is no books. I really don't need that ostridge egg with the 1600's world map on it. Florida goes to the Ohio river in the days of New Amsterdam...India looks as skinny as Florida. and north of Baja which was California is unknown territory.....no, one needs a worthless souvenir here and there.
Well I got to be ruthless, and use up a bottle of ink...all the way...not saving it.
That don't cure anything though, one does have to replace it with it's self.
What does a pewter topped beer mug do...keeps the flies and bees out, keeps the beer or other cold items cool.Looks nice....drink your beer with some class.
For those with a few bucks, I have two six mug sets out in the living room with the better class mugs....One of the Grand Dukes of Heidelberg, the other of the great Heidelberg Romantic poets from Schlossquell brewery, yearly mug....cost each 90 DM or €45....let go for half (€135 plus postage. Postage will not be cheap.)...I can move some of my salt glazed beer mugs out into the living room with the better mugs...and have lots of space for inks.
Very pretty good mugs, or I'd not got one a year for 12 years. My mother-in-law had a connection at the brewery so many were from her, gotten when others couldn't get any. So I guess they were LE beer mugs.
Perfect for sitting out by your pool or patio, or when the guys come over for a football game, add a bit of class to your bar.
Clearance sale...got to clear space for new inks.
I do have a dozen that are expensive; like heavy cut lead crystal or those over a hundred years old. Once a gypsy buying our inherited violin went from €300 to €600 in two breaths for a rare Reservist Krug with artillery on top. For 800 I might have thought about it.
There was a life before fountain pens.
Getting a new computer today...so can put up the pictures...PM for the Schlossquell sets.
I do need space for some ink.
If I give away the three inks I don't like there will be space for 3 of the 9 I MUST have.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 02 September 2013 - 08:32.