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#41 Russianwolf



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Posted 02 August 2016 - 17:17

Well, since I didn't see anything else available, I pulled the trigger on the Merlin Elegant and Pearl that mentioned was on ebay. I expect these to be slightly smaller than the 33. That make 13 different models in my collection.


The Elegant - Button filler




The Pearl - button filler



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:20

Oh yes, that pearl is lovely. I have that celluloid and it's one of my favourites.


I like the idea of getting the whole collection documented. I had better start taking a few photos of mine, as well!

Too many pens, too little time!


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 05:14


Those are some NICE. NICE looking pens !! I just bought my first Merlin ( after seeing yours I'm sure it wont be my last !! ) from Pendimonium in Arizona but all they said was it's a NOS Merlin 33 and is a button filler and is supposed to have a soft, flexible M/B 14k nib !! Here's their pics of it:





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Posted 02 October 2016 - 10:47

All the pictures and descriptions are here
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.
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.
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.

Oh wow! Centraal Beheer Achmea had promoted the Merlin FP!

--'even Apeldoorn bellen!'-

Btw few years ago when i was at koninginnedag's market i saw a nice Merlin FP and i regret not buying it
People who know my name, dont know my work. People who know my work, dont know my name.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 16:20

Found another one. A 69 this time. 


Similar in size to the Perfect, but a hooded piston filler.





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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:48

A friend gifted me his deceased Mum's Merlin 33 button filler in grey & GT, a petite lady pen with what seems to be an XF gold nib. It needed a new sac, no surprise there, but its history and sentimental value to the donor make it special. She was in the Dutch East Indies as a teenager at the time of the Japanese invasion, and was forced to be a comfort woman.  


Edited by Eccles, 19 July 2017 - 10:49.

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 21:13



I recently bought a Merlin Elegant. It has traces of use, but still writes very nicely. Unfortunately, the celluloid is discolored. I think it used to be purple, but now it is more brown-like. 

I speak Dutch and have not yet searched for the history of Merlin pens. If i find out more I will post it here!


greetings, Nele


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