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180 65 ballpen pencil gold fountain

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#1 khris210

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 19:33

I've had a Parker 65 fountain pen for more than 30 years (12ct rolled gold, English made) I recently aquired a matching ball pen and pencil for £20 each and almost instantly lost the ball pen. On looking for a replacement, I found a gold 180 fountain pen and ball pen set (made in the USA) for £40. Is this the beginning of the end? I seem to have paid a very reasonable price for the 180 set, looking at Ebay. I also have an elderly Platignum which actually writes very nicely. I can upload some pics if that would be of any interest.



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 19:37

Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you.



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 19:49

:W2FPN:

 

I once worked with a lady who never used intemperate language. One day a colleague and I were having a discussion when this lady wandered over and joined in - some people can be like that. Anyway, I told her we were discussing insurance, thinking that will be boring and she will go away but she persisted. So I told her that my current insurer was Norfolk & Chance. When she said she had never heard of them I asked "Who?". "Norfolk & Chance" she replied. And as I displayed a puzzled expression she repeated the company name twice more in quick succession... and then comprehension dawned, face went red, she stormed off vowing revenge - but that is a whole other story!

 

<don't know how our US friends pronounce 'Norfolk' but I am sure any native Brits will know what I mean :thumbup: )


Edited by Cryptos, 19 October 2014 - 20:00.


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 02:33

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 03:04

'Allo, 'Allo. I used to live in a little place called Thetford back when F-111s were all the rage with the local plane-spotters. Got some of my nicest furniture from a man in Cromer.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 03:10

Welcome to FPN! :)


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#7 H1N

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:32

Hello Khris210 and welcome to FPN, yes it would be nice to see some pictures then we can share you thoughts

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#8 estie1948

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 05:09

Hello and welcome. I'm glad you joined us. Please don't hesitate to share your questions and opinions. I hope you enjoy your time with us.

 

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#9 Lynn St. Over

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:08

I've had a Parker 65 fountain pen for more than 30 years (12ct rolled gold, English made) I recently aquired a matching ball pen and pencil for £20 each and almost instantly lost the ball pen. On looking for a replacement, I found a gold 180 fountain pen and ball pen set (made in the USA) for £40. Is this the beginning of the end? I seem to have paid a very reasonable price for the 180 set, looking at Ebay. I also have an elderly Platignum which actually writes very nicely. I can upload some pics if that would be of any interest.


I'd love to see the pictures!

Lynn
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#10 MalcolmH

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:51

Hello... :W2FPN:



#11 Clancy

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 14:22

A warm welcome to FPN. Glad you've joined up with us; it's great to have you here.


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#12 Wahl

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 14:33

:W2FPN:



#13 RMN

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 15:52

Hi Khris and welcome to FPN.

 

Interesting find, an 180 set in gold for that kind of money. Are you sure it is an 180, or perhaps a Classic? Easily confused.

 

 

Enjoy the forum

 

 

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#14 Art

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 16:16

Hello. Sounds like a nice grouping. I'd love to see the pics.  :W2FPN:



#15 VirtuThe3rd

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 18:17

Hi! Welcome to FPN. :W2FPN: 
I'm really glad you've joined us.
 
Enjoy! 
 
Best wishes from Japan,
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#16 Sasha Royale

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 18:39

Welcome !   

 

I find the Parker 180 fascinating.  It is, however, odd and skinny pen.  The low popularity yields good bargains.  

 

 

@ Cryptos >>> 

My relatives don't deal with Norfolk & Chance.  They prefer the older firm of Dewey,  Cheattam,  &  Howe.   


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Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#17 Tootles

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 19:21

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