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What's The Most Expensive Fountain Pen You Ever Bought?

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#1 Sky Fountain Pens

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:31

Hello Everyone,

 

What's the most expensive fountain pen you've ever bought?

 

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#2 Icywolfe

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:35

Pilot Justus 95 from GPC @ 312 USD

 

I'm planning to get a Custom 845 "soon" ( maybe next year.)


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#3 jar

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:40

The Bic I used to sign the Marriage License application.


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#4 Waski_the_Squirrel

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:48

It was a Pilot Justus 95. I paid a lot for it, but I'm happy to say that I didn't pay what most others have paid: I lucked onto a deal on Amazon.


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#5 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:58

$99 is the most I have ever spent on a pen. A True Writer Silver Anniversary, although I own two or three pens that retail for more than that. (2 Pelikan M205's, perhaps at least one other)


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:47

Jar-awesome response, I literally laughed out loud.

150 for a vintage full flex needlepoint pen. It was for my wife so not sure if that counts.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:56

The Bic I used to sign the Marriage License application.

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For me, it'd have to be the M800 Tortoise. I couldn't resist that beautiful finish though. 


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#8 ScienceChick

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:04

A lovely pink Delta.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:07

I think the most I've paid so far is ~$155 + tax on a practically pristine cocoa 51 demi.

 

Value-wise, I got a deal on my Elite 95s & Aurora Ipsilon, both of which retail for significantly more than I paid for them.



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:12

1990s-era Pelikan M400 Brown Tortoise with a juicy F nib.  Worth every penny.

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#11 Brian K

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:16

$279 for a 149...about  30 years ago.


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:13

Pelikan m800

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:39

Umm … that first one?  That lead to the rest?

 

Okay, a Visconti Rembrant.



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:45

About $100 (not incl. shipping) for a Sheaffer Sentinel Touchdown EF fully restored from Peyton St Pens. That was a big mistake, and now I'm eitehr stuck with it or have to accept ridiculous low-ball offers. Just sits gathering dust in the draw. <shrugs>

 

 

Actually, when I think on it, I've actually given away a greater value in pens than I've ever had in a  single pen. Sobering thought.


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:51

Yard-O-Led Grand Viceroy c. $500; best buy: MB 149 for $36 at the Yale Co-op, 1969



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 06:04

A €750 MB Virginia Woolf on sale at the B&M for €450.

My wife bought it for me for my birthday :) ....for 3/4ths a year I bought no pen, no ink, no paper. :angry: :rolleyes:


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 12:05

Lamy Dialog 3, used on EBay for $200. After extensive cleaning, it's my favorite pen!

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 15:03

So far, about $135 for my Lamy 2K.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 15:38

OMAS Faceted Lucens Oversize in Old Amber color made in 1938 !



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 15:45

A Thierry Testud galalith and maple burl, unique piece.
 
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