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Bayard Excelsior 551/62

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#1 betweenthelens

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 19:58

Another Bayard from the awesome ebay seller, amateur25--André Rocca.

 

I thought the pen would be more mauve as my laptop screen (on my dying Mac) depicted the pen this way, but instead, the pen is a lovely golden brown and I am just in love with it. The nib is super flex and I inked it with Iroshizuku yama-budo and used Tomoe River paper for the sample. The imprint on the barrel reads Excelsior 551 and at the end of the pen, there is the number 62 in a box. The nib reads Warranted, 18 ct, 1st Quality.

 

The books used in the shoot are Nijinsky: An Illustrated Monograph edited by Paul Magriel and published by Henry Holt and Company, New York (1947) and the 1920 version of A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne with pictures by Maxfield Parrish (Duffield and Company, New York).

 

Thanks for looking!

 

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 20:07

Oh dear. Another beauty..... I am starting to feel quite jealous.. :)

 

 

How many are there now in your (not so) little Bayard family?

 

 

Enjoy it...

 

 

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 20:32

Love the depth of color, but confess this one doesn't leave me drooling like the others.  :mellow:



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 20:34

Hey D.ick. Thank you very much. Let's see. My Bayards are as follows:

 

Excelsior 551/62(candy-striped golden brown)

Excelsior 560 (red, black and grey)

Superstyl 650 (mosaic-like silvery grey with gold flecks)

black Excelsior with 62 at end of barrel

black Superstyl 

Red Ripple with silver dragonfly clip

Red Ripple with silver clip

black Fit with hooded nib

black Fit with regular nib

Safety

black Niveauclair

black and blue LE 4

green, brown and black LE 8 

black 715

green Superstyl (?) 656 on its way to me

 

I think that's it. ;)

 

Thank you, Ghost Plane. I am drawn to the patterning and the colors. The nib is pretty nice as well but my all time favorite is the Red Ripple with dragonfly clip. ;)



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 23:15

Beauty of a pen! How do you find these? I am amazed and impressed.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:06

That dragonfly clip is hard to beat

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:35

Beauty of a pen! How do you find these? I am amazed and impressed.

Thanks so much. I buy most of my Bayards from sellers in France and Belgium. Only one came from the U.S. from a guy in Texas. 

 

That dragonfly clip is hard to beat

Agreed. It's always going to be my grail pen, I think. ;)



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:44

Agreed. It's always going to be my grail pen, I think. ;)

Isn't a grail something desired but unobtainable??

 

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#9 betweenthelens

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:03

Isn't a grail something desired but unobtainable??

 

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Not necessarily although one does think of the Holy Grail, which was purportedly found earlier this year, I believe. It can just be a much sought after object, something invested with the power of the Holy Grail. Also, I'd mentioned in the Red Ripple with silver dragonfly clip thread that I believed it was my grail pen but a pen that I didn't know was my grail until I saw it, which is rather backwards. Still, if I had to dispense of all of my pens and keep only one, it would be that pen.







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