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#21 Cob

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 23:32

Well, here it is.

 

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A lick of polish and the sole MT NY nib I had in my stock.  I had to order a size 15 sac - the pen is very slim.  The much-maligned filling system works quite nicely actually, although with such a small sac inevitably it does not hold a great deal of ink.

 

It feels nice and delicate in the hand - so typical of an early Swan: restrained and elegant - that's why I am called Cob and why I love Mabie Todds!

 

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#22 Chrissy

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 23:40

It looks really nice. Well done on the repair. Good job! :)  Did you have to pay the original $35 P&P and all of our import fees etc to get it here in the end?


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#23 pen2paper

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:03

an inelegant "wow" ! 

 

fretting over postage for this? 

 

It's handsome, fascinating, worth the cost, labor, and time +++



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#24 inkstainedruth

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:58

Beautiful pen, and lovely handwriting.

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#25 Cob

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:45

I pressed Multiquote and nothing has happened!

 

So:

 

@Chrissy: an American friend helped me out; I did have to pay duty here

 

@ pen2paper: so no fretting about anything!

 

@ inkstainedruth:  thank you - you are too kind.  The writing will be a bit better when I have tweaked the nib a little.

 

Thanks to all

 

Cob


Edited by Cob, 12 January 2017 - 11:45.

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