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Collection And Curation - What Principles Do You Use?

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#41 de_pen_dent


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:03

I generally dont buy pens to fit them into a collection - each pen i buy is b/c there is something about its design that appeals to me.     Looking at what I've acquired over the past year or so, I see maki-e, celluloid and unique filling mechanisms as being 3 features that are of particular interest to me:   some pens I've got include the Sailor Kinrei, Platinum Year of the Tiger, Visconti Desert Springs, Visconti Homo Sapiens, Omas Paragon Arco, Sailor Sustake, Gates City Readyfill, etc. 


The only series which i could be said to collect is the Montblanc Writers Edition - but even there, I am not buying just for the sake of completing the collection.   The pen has to appeal to me on its own merit, as well.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:10

First, the pen has to appeal to me aesthetically. Then it has to feel comfortable in my hand. I can love the nib or like it and adjust it later. Lastly, it has to fit my budget.


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:18

I have no set preference as to brand or type ( c/c, piston, button filler...etc. ) and my only condition is that I like it. I don't really care about reviews all that much.


How many times have you read the reviews on a movie that hype it up to be a " must see " and it ends up being a stinker of a movie!!!!???


I think YOU have to choose for YOU.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 23:37

I started with the familiar "it's shiny and people like it" approach to acquiring pens.  I ended up divesting of a lot of those (as many do at the completion of "phase 1") after some contemplation about what pens really made me happy.


Generally, my collection consists of black pens with rhodium/chrome/silver furniture.  I find this combination to be elegant; it also isn't as attention-grabbing as colourful and gold trimmed pens.  My pens always have a strong degree of harmony when grouped together in my 3 pen pouch.


I have a few sub-groupings as well:  demonstrators, all metal (stainless steel, palladium, chrome, etc.) and black "stealth."


A large portion of my collection is made up of Sheaffers, especially those with inlaid nibs (with the exception of a palladium/silver PFM, I think I've got all of the rhodium-trimmed/plated inlaid nibs).


I've also started collecting Imperials as I feel that they're almost the perfect pen in size, width, balance and aesthetics.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:25

I collect Montblanc Writers Edition pens.  


I also have other Montblancs which I use on a daily basis

My Collection: Montblanc Writers Edition: Hemingway, Christie, Wilde, Voltaire, Dumas, Dostoevsky, Poe, Proust, Schiller, Dickens, Fitzgerald (set), Verne, Kafka, Cervantes, Woolf, Faulkner, Shaw, Mann, Twain, Collodi, Swift, Balzac, Defoe, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Saint-Exupery, Homer & Kipling. Montblanc Einstein (3,000) FP. Montblanc Heritage 1912 Resin FP. Montblanc Starwalker Resin: FP/BP/MP. Montblanc Traveller FP.

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