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#21 RMN

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 14:14

Some lovely pens here.... Never saw them in the wild.

 

 

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#22 georgeb

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 03:39

Just recently learned of these Merlins. Kinda interested in the 33. Anyone out there that can point me in the right direction to acquire one? Doesn't need to be pristine, but I can deal with that too. I found one source in Europe that seemed to have bundle of them, but they're all sold out. Is there a run on these now than Pen Habit reviewed one? Appreciate any help I can get here. Thanks in advance.

How much do you expect to pay for one?



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 19:25

You know what. For me, the hunt is more important than keeping these in my collection. I think I'm goignt o let them go to homes that will finish their restorations and put them to work.

 

Look for mine in the Classifieds.



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Posted 16 February 2016 - 01:08

I love the hunt as well, but here you can get you hands of some beautiful and newly restored Merlins

 

http://www.pendemoni...m/otherpens.htm

 

They had them out at the LA pen show. Beautiful pens.



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Posted 16 February 2016 - 15:11

Hurrah! I just snagged myself a Merlin Lady. First one for me despite my mini-collection now outgrowing its box!


Too many pens, too little time!

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 19:57

Well, since I didn't sell my collection, I just added a Merlin Perfect  to it.

 

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Since my pictures keep disappearing on here and I can't edit the old posts. Here is a link to the whole collection on my blog. http://mtsstudios.bl.../blog-post.html


Edited by Russianwolf, 09 June 2016 - 20:12.


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 19:57

Well, since I didn't sell my collection, I just added a Merlin Perfect  to it.

 

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Since my pictures keep disappearing on here and I can't edit the old posts. Here is a link to the whole collection on my blog. http://mtsstudios.bl.../blog-post.html

 

Apt name.

 

 

I wonder what you mean by your pictures disappearing?

Unless you are placing highly inappropriate pics ore very much copyrighted ones they stay here if you upload them to our Upload page.

If you link to an external webservice that stores pictures, a slight change in the organisation of that site, and therefore the URL for the pic, the picture will fail to show up.

 

 

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 23:07

 

Apt name.

 

 

I wonder what you mean by your pictures disappearing?

Unless you are placing highly inappropriate pics ore very much copyrighted ones they stay here if you upload them to our Upload page.

If you link to an external webservice that stores pictures, a slight change in the organisation of that site, and therefore the URL for the pic, the picture will fail to show up.

 

 

D.ick

I think I put the earlier pics up through facebook. I don't remember, but I can't see the pics in the eralier posts any longer.  None are copywritten to my knowledge (some are copies from the ebay auctions I got the pens from) and I own all the pens. lol.

 

But that blog will be there forever as far as I'm concerned.



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 23:13

There is a Merlin Elegant and Merlin Pearl up on ebay right now for $60 and $70 respectively OBO.


Edited by Russianwolf, 13 June 2016 - 23:30.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 23:59

I think I put the earlier pics up through facebook. I don't remember, but I can't see the pics in the eralier posts any longer.  None are copywritten to my knowledge (some are copies from the ebay auctions I got the pens from) and I own all the pens. lol.

 

But that blog will be there forever as far as I'm concerned.

 

Pictures posted to FB disappear quickly. They are still there, but you'll have to search for them.

BTW there are 2 FPN FB groups. A hidden group FPN which has no ties with us, apart from the fact that the owners were enthusiastic members here, and the public group "Official FPN", which is lead by some of our moderators here.

There is no physical link between the Official FPN FBgroup and FPN forum.

So if you posted your pics there, you will not be able to find them here.

 

For placing pictures here, you can use the Upload tab and those pics are secure here.

 

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 15:32

Can't read the imprint on this one in the picture, but I just purchased another Piston Filler Merlin.

 

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 16:36

Can't read the imprint on this one in the picture, but I just purchased another Piston Filler Merlin.

 

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Finally arrived... This is a Merlin Select. 



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 19:35

Another pair arriving today.

 

Merlin Elite in grey striped celluloid.

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And a Merlin Superior in a blue striated celluloid. This one is a cartridge filler, so 1960's? 

 

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 15:55

How about a Merlin Promotional pen?

 

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I did find an imprint from Lecce Pen which is a known manufacturer of promotional pens in Europe, so maybe Merlin commissioned these for th Centraal Beheer Insurance Company.



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 20:08

And now I have this Merlin Diamond on the way from Germany. Piston Filler that I'm thinking will be similar in size to the Triumph

 

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 20:05

Ah, I have you to curse for grabbing the one I wanted Russianwolf! :-)

 

Hope you enjoy it. It really looks lovely.


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 13:58

Ah, I have you to curse for grabbing the one I wanted Russianwolf! :-)

 

Hope you enjoy it. It really looks lovely.

Hehehehe..... You should have figured it would be me. If it's a piston filler, you can bet I'll try to nab it. Button fillers, not quite as enthusiastic about. 

 

Think I've become that particular seller's best buyer. lol

 

Honestly, that auction was scheduled to end while I was on a train (part of my daily commute) and right when its usually in an area where I have no signal. I'm luck I was able to bid when I did (10-15 minutes before). I usually wait for the last 10 seconds, but that was a no go for that one.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:01

Wel Rusianwolf, you're a lucky chap! I'll just have to swipe all the button fillers I see, and leave you the pistons, I reckon.


Too many pens, too little time!

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 16:34

Wel Rusianwolf, you're a lucky chap! I'll just have to swipe all the button fillers I see, and leave you the pistons, I reckon.

lol... I'm not saying I won't try for the buttons fillers, just that they don't move me as much. lol

 

I'm trying to gather as many different models as I can. Even going to send them to Andreas Lambrou, once I restore them, so that he can document them. 



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Posted 29 July 2016 - 01:56

All the pictures and descriptions are here

 

http://mtsstudios.blogspot.com/

 

The Merlin Diamond was ,as I suspected, nearly identical to the Merlin Triumph.

 

I also purchased this promotional that, again, may be a Merlin project. Note the logo. "M" with globe in shield and topped by a crown. Very similar to the logo Merlin used on nibs and later on pens.

 

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Then I received this little guy as a gift in the Diamond purchase. A Merlin Pencil. And I strongly suspect part of a set with my Merlin Perfect. You decide.

 

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And here is the Perfect.. picture taken under different lighting... but... clip is similar design as are the type and number of rings and the material is a match.

 

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