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#41 fountainpenlady

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 23:04

 

I'm cheap, so I only use cheap nibs from various sources online. The most expensive nib I use are the 3 for $20 flex #6 nibs from FPR. They work great most times, every now and then they need a little tuning to work just right.

It appears in your collection as if it is working for you and your collection is beautiful. Frugal. I like frugal better than cheap. After all, this passion does not allow too much for that word to be used with all seriousness. I am thinking in my own journey when I fell in love with Noodler's Ahabs. they are inexpensive, in fact believe the passion I had for Goulet nibs elevated the pen, since the versions I have only cost $20.00 themselves and the nibs cost $17.00 plush shipping charges. I feel much better having reused a couple of them on more expensive pens. You can't feel much regret about replacing a 14kt gold nib for a steel one. I learned that I enjoy the steel ones better than gold. Now, when I see a pen at some point of interest, I don't have to feel dissuaded because it comes or its nib can be replaced with a steel nib. Progress.


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 23:06

Pen Case 1, this was originally a map case. It now houses the bulk of my Sheaffer Targa collection.

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Top Drawer

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Second Drawer

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Third Drawer

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Fourth Drawer

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Fifth Drawer, this drawer has mostly Italian pens plus a few oversized pens that wouldn't fit in the other drawers.

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Drawer six is full of cartridges, converters and cleaning supplies and tools.

Drawer seven is for miscellaneous tools.

 

Pen Case 2, this was originally a silverware chest, I got a good deal on it at a rummage sale. It took very little effort to convert it to a pen chest.

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Top Drawer, French and German pens

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Second Drawer, More French and German pens. This time just one brand of each, S. T. Dupont from France and Pelikan from Germany.

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Third Drawer, Danitrio and TWSBI pens, plus a couple of others that didn't have a category

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Fourth Drawer, Japanese pens. Pilot, Platinum and Sailor, plus some matte black stealth pens

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Pen Case 3, this was originally a toolbox. The top center drawer now holds a couple of bottles of pen cleaning fluid. The other six small drawers on the upper group all hold Sheaffer Imperial and related pens. I only photographed the three large drawers at the bottom.

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Drawer 8, Sheaffer pens

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Drawer 9, Other Brands A through O

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Drawer 10, Other Brands P through Z

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 23:37

Pen Case 1, this was originally a map case. It now houses the bulk of my Sheaffer Targa collection.

Map_Chest%2C_closed.jpg

 

Top Drawer

Map_Chest%2C_Drawer_1_open.jpg

 

Second Drawer

Map_Chest%2C_Drawer_2_open_xxx.jpg

 

Third Drawer

Map_Chest%2C_Drawer_3_open.jpg

 

Fourth Drawer

Map_Chest%2C_Drawer_4_open.jpg

 

Fifth Drawer, this drawer has mostly Italian pens plus a few oversized pens that wouldn't fit in the other drawers.

Map_Chest%2C_Drawer_5_Open.jpg

 

Drawer six is full of cartridges, converters and cleaning supplies and tools.

Drawer seven is for miscellaneous tools.

 

Pen Case 2, this was originally a silverware chest, I got a good deal on it at a rummage sale. It took very little effort to convert it to a pen chest.

Silverware_Chest%2C_closed.jpg

 

Top Drawer, French and German pens

Silverware_Chest%2C_Drawer_1.jpg

 

Second Drawer, More French and German pens. This time just one brand of each, S. T. Dupont from France and Pelikan from Germany.

Silverware_Chest%2C_Drawer_2.jpg

 

Third Drawer, Danitrio and TWSBI pens, plus a couple of others that didn't have a category

Silverware_Chest%2C_Drawer_3.jpg

 

Fourth Drawer, Japanese pens. Pilot, Platinum and Sailor, plus some matte black stealth pens

Silverware_Chest%2C_Drawer_4.jpg

 

 

Pen Case 3, this was originally a toolbox. The top center drawer now holds a couple of bottles of pen cleaning fluid. The other six small drawers on the upper group all hold Sheaffer Imperial and related pens. I only photographed the three large drawers at the bottom.

Toolbox%2C_closed.jpg

 

Drawer 8, Sheaffer pens

Toolbox%2C_Drawer_8_open.jpg

 

Drawer 9, Other Brands A through O

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Drawer 10, Other Brands P through Z

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They have not made an emoji yet for you! what a spectacular way to use items meant for holding other things. The map case intrigues me since I am a librarian and continue to be amused at what card catalog cards are now being used for instead of original purpose. Your collection is spectacular and what you keep them in really breathtaking. This will simply have to do. :yikes:   :wub:  :notworthy1:  :puddle:  Could not quite decide. How do you choose your rotation of them, or do you have some which are active and others which are visual, but not used very often? 


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 02:14

BillLS, you are such a lucky man. My wife will never let me have so many pens in the house. Do you sells pens as well as collect them?



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 02:21

BillLS, you are such a lucky man. My wife will never let me have so many pens in the house. Do you sells pens as well as collect them?

:yikes:  :lticaptd: Please don't take offense. I am picturing how your wife would take you even trying to bring in the level of pens we see and her reaction would no doubt be priceless for bystanders perhaps, but detrimental to you. She might be the regulator of your passion so you don't get out of hand enjoying it. 


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 06:29

They have not made an emoji yet for you! what a spectacular way to use items meant for holding other things. The map case intrigues me since I am a librarian and continue to be amused at what card catalog cards are now being used for instead of original purpose. Your collection is spectacular and what you keep them in really breathtaking. This will simply have to do. :yikes:   :wub:  :notworthy1:  :puddle:  Could not quite decide. How do you choose your rotation of them, or do you have some which are active and others which are visual, but not used very often? 

I have 3 or 4 pens that are always active and about 50-75 that I rotate in and out. I try to keep the number inked at one time down to about eight to 10 but seldom manage to do that. It seems that there is always a request from someone in our local pen club to bring xxx and/or yyy pen to the next meeting so he or she can try it out. Well, that means I have to ink those pens, doesn't it? Or I've just bought a new bottle of ink and just can't wait to try it out. So I ink up another pen. And so it goes.

 

Do note that a very large portion of the collection consists of a single model, Sheaffer Targa. The basic matte black Targa that I inherited from my father was what got me started in pen collecting and I've been attempting to find at least one example of each of the 90 calalog listed versions. I am currently at 85. But since they all use the same nib section (well, there are two sizes, full and slim, for standard and slim pens) they all write pretty much the same so I've never felt the need to write with all 145 of them. I've probably written with about 20-25 of them.

 

And all those other pens that I don't use? They come in real handy when someone here asks a question about zzz pen. If I have one I can get it out and take measurements, pictures, etc. and provide answers. So they do have a use even if I don't write with them anymore. If you look at the very first photo in my previous post, on the top of the map chest you will see a large digital scale, a small and large digital caliper (in boxes) and a small digital scale. These were all purchased for the sole purpose of being able to provide accurate measurement data for my pens.


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 06:34

BillLS, you are such a lucky man. My wife will never let me have so many pens in the house. Do you sells pens as well as collect them?

I do sell a few of the lower tier pens once in a while. Usually at a pen club meeting or at a pen show. I have sold a couple on Pentrace but that was quite a while ago. I haven't braved eBay selling yet, although I have bought more than 200 pens from eBay. But I certainly don't consider myself to be a seller.


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 14:02

This is the cedar pen chest that I use to store my pens (hand turned). Compact, small footprint that sits by my desk.

 

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 14:11

This is the cedar pen chest that I use to store my pens (hand turned). Compact, small footprint that sits by my desk.

 

Absolutely lovely. How many fountain pens does it hold?


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 14:16

Absolutely lovely. How many fountain pens does it hold?

 

 

Thank you. This little chest can hold a total of 20 pens. My largest wood pen chest that I have made is extreme at holding 100 pens (great way to get exercise is to move it from one room to another).


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Thank you. This little chest can hold a total of 20 pens. My largest wood pen chest that I have made is extreme at holding 100 pens (great way to get exercise is to move it from one room to another).

Perfect little size. Also, it appears so beautifully compact and I can nearly smell the cedar. It displays your beauties perfectly.  :wub:


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 16:12

My collection of orange pens
 

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 16:20

My collection of orange pens
 

:thumbup: Orange You fortunate. Your collection has brightened my day already! Thanks


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:03

This is my current pen case line-up:

 

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Left to right:  a Clairefontaine Age Bag in green dyed leather (currently holding mostly pencils and coughballpointscough), a Saki Collection wrap that has three pockets and can hold about 6 pens (if I had 6 pens that is),  and a custom leather single pen holder by our very own Michael - when/if I get a decent pen it will live here.

 

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:53

This is the cedar pen chest that I use to store my pens (hand turned). Compact, small footprint that sits by my desk.

 

 

This is a beautiful case! I can't get over how small the knobs are. Looking at all the cases on all of FPN sure increases the 'want' to a 'need'. Oy. I'm determined to keep my FP stash very small. I saw another member's case in a photo not even intended to show off the case! It holds 2 to 3 pens. I've decided I will likely not settle till I get the very one (seems very unique though) or I will have to make it. I will contact them soon I think. —but this cedar box is really gorgeous.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:47

I am currently using one of the leather Wancher 13 pen cases. It's made of super soft leather with enough protection that I am comfortable carrying it in my EDC backpack.

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 19:57

Very Nice! Franklin-Christoph makes one just like that but retails for an additional $40. Quality of this case here seems to be just as good!


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:03

Very Nice! Franklin-Christoph makes one just like that but retails for an additional $40. Quality of this case here seems to be just as good!

I've not seen a FC Penvelope in real life to compare but I get the feeling, from pictures, it uses heavier weight leather.


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