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#21 Ghost Plane

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:35

I'd need multiples of that. #girlpower

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:15

Thatch pattern and (stainless) steel nib and trim, since Thatcher was the Iron Lady.



#23 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 19:44

Very interesting


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#24 Mags

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 00:33

I wonder if the minimum run was 50 pens how many folks would want a LE pen named after a Canadian Prime Minister?
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Posted 04 January 2014 - 17:57

 

That would be grounds for never buying another CS pen again.

au contraire that would be grounds for buying multiple CS  :P 



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 00:00

In the unlikely chance that CS would consider this, I think Sir John A. Macdonald would be the best choice from historical and political perspectives.
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 14:08

My money would go for a pen named for The Lord Stanley of Preston - http://www.biographi...arthur_13E.html and here - http://www.stanleysb...rd_stanley.html

A Brit and a most famous Canadian!

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Edited by MikeW, 26 January 2014 - 14:16.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:13

Diefenbaker for his Avro Aero supersonic jets.

 

He's actually rather infamous for being the one who killed the Avro Arrow, which also led to the collapse of the company, one of the biggest employers in all of Canada, and the resulting brain drain as their engineers emigrated. As an aviation enthusiast, I think any pen dedicated to him should be extraordinarily ugly, write poorly, and leak. Montegrappa has demonstrated they can handle the first part, but they might have to team up with some other manufacturer for the rest.

 

The independence of Canada from the UK was a long, slow and gradual process, and it seems there is no particular date which could be agreed upon to be as the day it became independent, so I guess CS might be able to consider many Canadians from its history as sufficiently British.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 17:35

Well, the only Canadian I've been paying any attention to lately is William Shatner, and I don't expect a pen from CS or anyone else to be named for him!

 

But, seriously, I love CS for the pens, not for the pen names. Every one I have is a good, dependable writer, no hard starting with any ink I've used in them, smooth with no custom tweaking from any shop or myself.

 

My next major purchase will probably be a Lawyer. I'm not an attorney, but I work with legal issues all the time, and I just like the looks. On the other hand, it might be a Kipling; I love good literature, and the link there is attractive, as well as the pen's look. But again, it has much less to do with name than with an overall pleasing appearance and just plain good writing characteristics.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 17:58

Well, the only Canadian I've been paying any attention to lately is William Shatner, and I don't expect a pen from CS or anyone else to be named for him!

 

But, seriously, I love CS for the pens, not for the pen names. Every one I have is a good, dependable writer, no hard starting with any ink I've used in them, smooth with no custom tweaking from any shop or myself.

 

My next major purchase will probably be a Lawyer. I'm not an attorney, but I work with legal issues all the time, and I just like the looks. On the other hand, it might be a Kipling; I love good literature, and the link there is attractive, as well as the pen's look. But again, it has much less to do with name than with an overall pleasing appearance and just plain good writing characteristics.

Agree, much as I like him, CS won't honour him. They even did not react to the question about a dr Who pen......A typical English TV-institution....

 

 

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:18

Historically, Canada is as British as Britain. British North America. They should do a Sir John A MacDonald pen. It would come with a bottle of scotch instead of a cigar.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:23

Well, Shatner did a watch collaboration, so why not a pen?

 

http://www.ablogtowa...es-watch-egard/

 

A Dr. Who pen would have to licensed by the BBC, like a Star Trek pen would have to be licensed by Paramount. However, a collaboration with one or more of the actors wouldn't necessarily involve any third parties.



#33 Mags

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 12:13

Looking back on this Conway Stewart has ceased operations.
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Posted 06 August 2019 - 09:19

Yes, a great shame - although British Bespoke Pens are still producing new CS based pens ... With a Churchillian twist.

Also in the intervening years since this thread was started, the following is no longer true (the foreign-born bit) .....

I would think if CS were to honor a Canadian with a fountain pen it would be Andrew Bonar Law.
 
He was the only Canadian-born (and foreign born) Prime Minister of the UK, but he didn't really accomplish anything noteworthy in office. He also had one of the shortest tenures as PM serving only 211 days because he was diagnosed with throat cancer shortly after assuming the office and had to resign.


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 16:05

Fun discussion. Does anybody else get a little tired of Conway-Stewart and Onoto's "we're so English" nonsense? (written as a Scot living in Canada)



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 22:17

Fun discussion. Does anybody else get a little tired of Conway-Stewart and Onoto's "we're so English" nonsense? (written as a Scot living in Canada)

Especially with German nibs & converters...


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:34

What odds on  a CS Boris Johnson commemorative?

 

Do you think perhaps the European Union might fund the idea?



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 05:29

Conway Stewart was after all a much loved British pen company, and seems fair and appropriate to name models after well known British heroes, heroes of all kinds!
The only reason to never buy another CS was if they named a pen after Tony Benn, unless it came with a grey cardigan finish with a hole in it! LOL

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 06:43

It would of course be something akin to this,

 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:58

Don't know how well known he is on the other side of the pond but he's clearly an overarching figure on this side.






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