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#1 ThePenBox


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 20:07

Hi, I am new to the forum and just wanted to say hello. I am a collector and seller of pens.

I mostly deal with fountain pens. I love the look and feel of a well built pen and have a

large collection. It all started when I was a young boy. My grandfather passed away when

I was about two years old. So I never really got to know him. As I grew up I would stay

with my grandmother in the house that my grandfather had built for them. I remember

going through the drawers of a desk down in the basement and discovering some

weird cigar shaped objects that were made of a plastic material. After looking at them

for a few minutes, I took one of them up to my grandmother and asked her what it was.

She told me that I had discovered one of my grandfathers fountain pens. With another

trip down into the basement and some searching, we discovered the rest of my grandfather's

fountain pen collection. She explained to me what they were and how they worked, and

even more important to me, how much my grandfather loved these old pens and used

them daily up to the time that he passed away. It was quite a delight for her as she had

not seen them for some time. We has some fun trying to clean one up and fill the ink

bladder so that I could try writing with one of them. It was a great experience and I will

never forget the love that my grandmother had for my grandfather. Since then I was

hooked and have always loved the look and feel of a good fountain pen.


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 20:25

Hello and welcome to FPN.

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 20:58

Hello and welcome. 


I loved your story about your grandfather.  Do you have any of his pens?

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#4 Piper 987

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 21:44

Hello Lynn,


I got into fountain pens when I found one in my desk. I didn't put it there! It turns out my wife had purchased it for my daughter when she was young. It's a very inexpensive Sheaffer Calligraphy pen. The cartridge was dry and the feed and nib were all mucked up with dry ink.


I took it apart, soaked it and cleaned it up. I got some cartridges at a local stationer and I haven't looked back! Welcome to FPN.



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#5 ThePenBox


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 21:46

Thanks for the comments. It is definitely interesting to see how someone gets started into collecting something or how we become interested in something. Dave T, unfortunately no. And I would loved to of had at least one pen to remember him by. Some of them were made in Germany and were quite old. But through having four grandsons play with them, some not knowing how to use them properly, (my brothers), they were either damaged or lost. I also believe that hat my uncle may have taken some of them, the ones that were worth having, as a remembrance of his father. Unfortunately,  he also passed away a couple of years go and his daughter has what ever he had left in his life. Although I was lucky enough to receive from my grandmother at her passing, a couple of picture books containing pictures that my grandfather had taken personally, with his descriptions of the pictures and the people that were in them, written in his own hand, using a fountain pen. He was a railroad conductor for the Denver Rio Grande railroad and some of the pictures that he took were pictures from work. I really enjoy looking a them. 




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Posted 08 February 2016 - 23:03

Welcome, Lynn !  


I , too, am caretaker to some heirloom pens from family and friends.  I greatly admire those who embrace the stewardship of family treasures.  


Write with joy.  

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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 



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Posted 09 February 2016 - 05:14

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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Posted 09 February 2016 - 12:02

Great story. Welcome to the the forum.

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 19:48

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 21:15

Hello HAPPY MARDI GRAS, and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here

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#11 ThePenBox


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 19:19

Thanks for all of the comments. It's nice to have such a warm welcome. I know I am going to enjoy the time I spend here. I can't believe that there are so many fine people interested in fountain pens. I look forward to spending as much time as I can here.




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