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Ever-Growing Collection Of Blue Uk Aero Duofolds (And A Whoopsie!)

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#1 Tom Traubert

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 21:30

Hi all.

 

I've been collecting the UK aerometric Duofolds in blue for a while now and have so far acquired a Slimfold, a Junior, a standard Duofold (which arrived this morning) and a Duofold Senior.  I did some writing samples and took a picture of the pens to see if anyone else shared a love of them.

I also did a silly thing.  These pens are very similar looking, and the Duofold and Duofold Senior are fairly similar in terms of breadth.  I meant to fill the Duofold with Diamine Blue Black; instead I picked up the Senior, which was already quite full of Diamine Sherwood Green.  In doing so, I ruined the end of a 30ml bottle of Blue Black and created an insipid sort of teal.  I think I'm going to purchase four of the Cult Pens Deep Dark series to go with these pens as they work so well with dark colours.

 

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#2 welch

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 02:53

Ah, but you live in "Diamine land". Until Augist, 2013, I could walk into the great Art Brown's Penshop, in mid-town Manhattan, and see almost every ink Diamine offered!

 

A nice collection of UK aerometric Duofolds. I don't think Parker sold them in the US.


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#3 Sridhar

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 04:44

The Duofold was a steal at 20 Pounds. I never manage to get such deals. I have an AF Duofold with a broad nib. You should try out the earlier duofolds - especially the big reds....I am sure you will love them.



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Posted 29 May 2015 - 14:18

I like them too, and now also have four aerometric pens and two matching pencils, although I'm not restricting myself to blues. In fact, I don't yet have a blue at all. I have black standard and senior, green junior and a red victory, which to my eyes is identical to the junior. 

 

They're good pens, and in my view, much under-appreciated.

 

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#5 Frank C

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 17:59

I like your collection of Duofolds and also the Diamine Blue-Black-Sherwood-Green. I may mix some up myself.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 19:01

I love the English Aerometric Duofolds and have lately collected six of these. They are lovely pens.
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Posted 30 May 2015 - 20:33

I like them too, they are quite common in NZ. I use the Demis as work pens, I have a blue one with Diamine Denim and a red one with filtered J Herbin Rouge Hematite. They are short enough to fit into the modern business shirt pocket but are the same diameter as the standard Duofold. From a collecting point of view I like the NS and AF over the Aerometrics.





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