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Graf Von Faber-Castell Guilloche Help

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#1 ailevin

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 03:57

I've had a GVFC black Guilloche pen for perhaps a dozen years (more than 10 less than 20). While it is a very pretty pen, and seems to have a good reputation, it really doesn't suit me (weight, section size, nib width), and so it gets no pocket time.  I was thinking about selling it or trading it, so I went to look in the usual places for the list and street price.

 

I noticed that the current generation of guilloche pens seem to have two tone nibs.  My pen has a one tone gold nib (see below). The markings on the nib look right, and it says 18kt, but before I list it, I would like to be sure I am not selling a Frankenpen. Were the GVFC nibs on this pen simply gold in years gone by?

 

Thanks,

Alan

 

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 13:15

Perfectly normal.

 

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#3 Cordovian

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 14:59

Haven't used mine in a long time and had to check. Mine is mono white gold too.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 21:58

My Rhodium Guilloche came with single tone nib.



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 03:21

I appreciate the reassurance. BTW, while my photography skill are obviously not so great, my nib is yellow gold, though the rest of the pen is silver colored (Rhodium?). 

 

How do you take such nice pictures of highly reflective objects? They still look silver, but without the glare I get from almost any light source.

 

Thanks,

Alan 







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