Hi everyone, I've just received this pen from an auction, advertised as a 3776 from the 80's with a 'unique' clip. Supposedly a fine nib, it writes with a very european medium line (although, I have to say, very smoothly).
There is no Platinum branding anywhere on the pen itself (lightweight black resin) and it has a suspiciously modern 'plastic insert' push-on cap.
I can't find any images anywhere of this kind of 3776 nib design, especially that logo beneath the 14k stamp. Nor the feed.
Also the 14k stamp has a full stop after it ( 14K. ) and the air hole is circular as opposed to heart shaped.
There is no Platinum branding to the cap band and there is a flat black, shiny, unmarked plastic button at the top of the cap above the clip.
My problem is... I am an avid collector of Chinese pens, and to me, much as I want this to be a genuine rare find 3776, this pen is whispering 'China' in my ear, and has been doing for the past hour or so.
I have some lower end Platinums with fine nibs, and I could tie two of them together and get a finer line than I'm getting from this pen. This pen has the same 'oblong with a line through it' logo as do my low order batting Platinums.
May I ask graciously for someone with far more knowledge than I possess about Platinum 3776's to please put me out of my currently depressed state?
Here be the images, and I hope someone can help...
Edited by notimetoulouse, 16 June 2015 - 11:32.