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Woot! I Finished Off My Icicle Collection With This Win!

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#1 jdllizard

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 08:44

I'm was betting that the bad description and poor quality photos would barely get noticed. Turned out to be a good bet! I blew the photos up as I like to do in auctions that are poorly described, and instantly recognized it as a grey icicle, the only color icicle I was missing! So I laid low, and sniped it for a mere $26 (+ shipping).


http://www.ebay.com/...cvip=true&rt=nc


I'll post a family photo when it arrives!
I wonder what nib it has?
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Posted 19 December 2015 - 11:27

Nice catch, you sniper you.

My best eBay finds have been those poorly described. I recently bought a pen described such as, "I restored this pen but I don't have ink to test it so I don't know if it works." How's that for a description?

So I took a chance, and for $8.00 delivered got an Inkograph which writes perfectly. I didn't know pens could write so smoothly.

#3 gweimer1

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 12:25

Good deal!  Now you have to start on another series...



#4 inkstainedruth

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 03:44

I'm was betting that the bad description and poor quality photos would barely get noticed. Turned out to be a good bet! I blew the photos up as I like to do in auctions that are poorly described, and instantly recognized it as a grey icicle, the only color icicle I was missing! So I laid low, and sniped it for a mere $26 (+ shipping).


http://www.ebay.com/...cvip=true&rt=nc


I'll post a family photo when it arrives!
I wonder what nib it has?

You didn't check on the nib?  :huh: 

I was always told to chase the nib.  Of course that's how I ended up with as many mackerel J series pens in green....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

#5 jdllizard

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 05:48

You didn't check on the nib?  :huh: 
I was always told to chase the nib.  Of course that's how I ended up with as many mackerel J series pens in green....
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth



Nope. Don't even care if it has a working nib. I didn't buy the pen to use, I bought it because it was the last piece of my icicle collection. And I've got spare nibs, if it should need one.

I've seen your comment about "chase the nibs, not the pens", but I'm not interested in a nib collection. I'm interested in pens that catch my eye when it comes to my collecting, the nib is irrelevant, to me.

I do have pens for writing, and those I chose because of the quality of the nib.

So for me, its a grey icicle, a pen I've been trying to buy for nearly a year to complete the icicle collection, and I got it fairly cheap, so I couldn't care less what nib it may have.

To each his own though, if that's how you like to hunt Esties, more power to you, and good luck!
John L

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 05:50

Good deal!  Now you have to start on another series...



I still don't have one of each bandless!
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Posted 20 December 2015 - 08:19

Good catch. It's a hard set to do. I had four of them for a couple years before I found the copper one.



#8 jdllizard

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 10:17

Good catch. It's a hard set to do. I had four of them for a couple years before I found the copper one.



I've been looking for this grey for almost a year. Saw a few pass by, but they were overpriced for my budget. Copper was one of the first ones I acquired, but I think I just got lucky with that one too.
John L





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