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My Collection After About 3 And A Half Years

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#1 attika89

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 16:59

Well it's been about 3 and a half years ago since I bought my first fountain pen, a charcoal Safari, and since the addiction begun.
I've been browsing the Hungarian online used market daily, and I can thank most of my purchases to that.
Never even though about owning a big Pelikan, not to speak about Montblancs. Honestly I didn't really see why they were so popular and they are loved by many, but owning them changed my thinking!

I'm feeling lucky for finding great deals and bargains on most of my pens, and I'm really grateful for it! (I hope it'll last...)

 

Of course I've parted with a few...actually 4...I kind of regret selling my sailor 1911 though.

My latest pen (912) arrived this week and I promised myself to go on a little diet. I don't know how long I can hold off though....

 

I need to find a better storage for them! Maybe this could be an excuse for my next purchase...
I have a separate case for some, but most of them are sitting in this not too fancy little box.

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Rotring 600G - Butterline Stub by Pendleton from a fine nib
Rotring 600 EF
Lamy 2000 EF
Lamy Safari 1.5mm
Pelikan M600 old style 18k F

Pelikan M400 Tortoise EF

Pelikan M600 M

Pelikan M800 Tortoise F

Montblanc 146 monotone 14c OM
Montblanc 146 F by John Sorowka
Montblanc 146 LeGrand Broad Stub by John Sorowka

Montblanc Masterpiece 644G EF
Pilot Custom Heritage 912 PO

Pilot Vanishing Point EF
Turcsány Hungarian button filler

 

And my inks....
My first Iroshizuku came a little later, so sadly its not there....

I've been very lucky with the Parker Penmans, and I'm very happy I could share my find here in the classifieds!

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Thanks stopping by and taking a look!  :happy: 



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#2 planet

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 17:08

Beautiful!



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 17:38

wonderful collection!


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#4 attika89

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 17:41

Thank you! rl.gif



#5 Cerbervs

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 17:45

Those are some great pens. I find it funny though that in a collection or pelikans and montblancs there are still the old standbys of a lamy safari and noodlers.



#6 attika89

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 18:05

Yes! They can take the torture and you can throw them in your bag without too much to worry about. Well maybe not the Safari, because it has a snap cap, but you know what I mean...

And you don't have to be that fancy all the time anyways :lol:

For me the Safari is a little special, because it was my first pen - as for many others-, but it is really a nice and reliable pen. :) 



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 21:18

Great collection !



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 21:52

Nice!


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:31

Beautiful pens, and photos! I've always admired your photography skills, the shots look so clean and crisp!...they also remind me how much

I want to have a brown tortoise and a few Montblanc 146s in my collection!


 


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:53

Very nice! You have good taste in pens!


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:19

OMG, so beautiful and how many HUF's in a wooden box !  :unsure:



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:38

Wow,very nice.... so you like Montblac more than any other brand !


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:14

@purplepen, CowboyBlue, pakmanpony
Thank you very much! :thumbup: 
 

Beautiful pens, and photos! I've always admired your photography skills, the shots look so clean and crisp!...they also remind me how much
I want to have a brown tortoise and a few Montblanc 146s in my collection!

 Thank you Paloma! It makes me very happy that you like my photos! :happy:
The tortoise is really worth looking for! They are beautiful!
 

OMG, so beautiful and how many HUF's in a wooden box !  :unsure:

 Thanks Alex! I'm always afraid to think about the total value...its much more relaxing to think about how much I've payed for them! I've been really lucky with most of them. They'd deserve something better than this little box though...at least a better tray, but I'm looking at the Franklin-Christoph Lucky 13 Penvelope to keep them safe here at home.
The VAT would make it more expensive than what I'd like though...
 

Wow,very nice.... so you like Montblac more than any other brand !

Thank you!
Honestly, those were what came up on the local auction sites more and I could not resist...this is the real reason...
The two more modern ones both needed some nib work though....
I love them all!


Edited by attika89, 15 May 2014 - 09:14.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:46

Nice collection. That Turcsány is a gorgeous pen. Can you tell us something more about this brand?

Enjoy them all!



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:41

Nice collection. That Turcsány is a gorgeous pen. Can you tell us something more about this brand?

Enjoy them all!

Thank you!
All I know about the brand is in this topic: http://www.fountainp...hungarian-pens/

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 11:06

Beautiful collection!  Do you use these pens on a regular basis?  Any particular direction you want to go with your collection? For instance, all nib sizes of the MB 146. Or various (colour) versions and options of one particular pen.


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#17 attika89

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 16:21

Beautiful collection!  Do you use these pens on a regular basis?  Any particular direction you want to go with your collection? For instance, all nib sizes of the MB 146. Or various (colour) versions and options of one particular pen.

Thank you!
I always try not to keep too many pens inked up, but now 10 of them are inked. Normally I have 2 or 3 in my daily carry.
The M800, the Turcsány and the 644G get little use these days. The 600G is gets into rotation every now and then, but not too often.
Those are a bit more treasured than the others...

I haven't really thought about a particular direction to be honest. I thought about going the Tortoise way and get as many variants as I can, but you know...there are too many interesting pens to look for. There are some pens what I'm really looking for, and are high on my list, but most of the time when I planned to get a particular pen, there was always something else what got my attention and made me go in a completely different way.

So, as my funds are pretty limited, I'll stick with keeping an eye open for great deals and bargains, just as I did so far, and try to live with the opportunities. :happy:



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 18:09

I like the fact that you kept also the less expensive ones, it's only nice to remember that pleasant felling when you got from first trying on a new pen, regardless of the brand. Congrats!

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 19:14

Nice collection !



#20 attika89

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 21:54

Thank you! :happy:

 

I like the fact that you kept also the less expensive ones, it's only nice to remember that pleasant felling when you got from first trying on a new pen, regardless of the brand. Congrats!

Yes, I see what you mean! :)
The Safari is just special and by no means a bad pen either!
I use it even more with the 1.5 nib
 







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