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#1 pompa

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 21:23

Hi guys, I saw this 400 for sale, and it's listed as "Black Green", but it looks rather gray in the photos. I've read that the green ones can fade quite a bit, like this one... perhaps it could be a faint trace of green just by the filler knob in the photo where the cap is on? What do you think? Faded green?

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 22:31

There was a grey striped 400 and I have seen other examples that look similar. Given the uniformity, I doubt this is just a faded green. Looks to be in great shape.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 22:35

This one looks much more uniform in colour than the pen in the link. It's a rather nice colour too.

 

Does it really matter if it's black green or grey green if it's a good writer?



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 22:44

What a nice colour. I think is nice to have different colours of the same model.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:16

I don't know what it is, but man those Pelikan pens of around that size just feel perfect in my hand, either uncapped and writing, or just playing with the pen with the cap on. Definitely one of those "je ne sais quoi" experiences. I just like to have my M215 in my hand as a relaxer. Works great.

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#6 Rick Propas

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:08

Gray stripes tend to be wider and this looks to me like a gray

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:47

Yes, looks gray to me too. Here is a picture of mines for comparison:

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:42

:angry: I didn't even know about a 400 in gray......another thing to need!


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 13:50

Where can i find a gray one like those?

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 18:24

:angry: I didn't even know about a 400 in gray......another thing to need!

+1 on that.  I was so excited when I got my 400 brown tortoise (and I still want a blue one at some point).  And now, to see *this* one.... :puddle:

Sigh.  I need to stop reading this forum.  There are just way too many enablers on here... tempting me with lovely lovely pens.  (And I promised myself that the next splurge would be a Parker Vacumatic Shadow Wave, if I could find one that was a reasonable price....).

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#11 Rick Propas

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:44

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Where can i find a gray one like those?



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:46

You'll be happy to know that blue was not offered in the 1950s and 1960s.

+1 on that.  I was so excited when I got my 400 brown tortoise (and I still want a blue one at some point).  And now, to see *this* one.... :puddle:
Sigh.  I need to stop reading this forum.  There are just way too many enablers on here... tempting me with lovely lovely pens.  (And I promised myself that the next splurge would be a Parker Vacumatic Shadow Wave, if I could find one that was a reasonable price....).
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 14:20

I do love those grey stripes!

Adding to the superb line up shown above, there is also the 400N and the matching pencil...

 

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 14:51

very nice.
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 16:43

Well, I guess I will never know...some inconsiderate person outbid me for it. He seems to have a big wallet and have bought a lot of pens lately ^_^

This is the first grey one I've seen being sold here for the three years that I have been looking, but I haven been looking constantly so there might have been others... oh well, it's not the only one out there so I still have something to look forward to :)



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 17:40

Why don't you send an e mail to Rick:
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it seems he may have some Gray birds on stock.




Well, I guess I will never know...some inconsiderate person outbid me for it. He seems to have a big wallet and have bought a lot of pens lately ^_^
This is the first grey one I've seen being sold here for the three years that I have been looking, but I haven been looking constantly so there might have been others... oh well, it's not the only one out there so I still have something to look forward to :)[/quote]

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 19:45

I think I'll wait a while longer, need some things to look forward to...tried picking this one up because of the opportunity, but some other guy wanted to pay more this time, it's ok :)



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 18:34

It almost looks like a lizzard colored tortoise in the picture.






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