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#1 sakshi__reddy

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 16:25

Hello all!

 

Apart from William Pens and Connaught Place retail stores, where else can I find fountain pens? I am looking for second hand/ restored pens and Indian brands. Thank you in advance!

 

I do know that Serwex pens are sourced from Nai Sarak but I don't know where the store is. Any help in that direction would also be good :)



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#2 rohit1974

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:45

Hi,

 

You can try Pens point, N 1 , LG, South Ex 1, New Delhi, M- 9711427616. Hes a nice chap. Have purchased both vintage and new ones at very reasonable prices.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:32

Hi,

 

You can try Pens point, N 1 , LG, South Ex 1, New Delhi, M- 9711427616. Hes a nice chap. Have purchased both vintage and new ones at very reasonable prices.

 

Thank you so much for the info! It's very close to where I stay so I'll probably do a rekki today :D



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:28

Thank you so much for the info! It's very close to where I stay so I'll probably do a rekki today :D


He is a great chap

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 17:18

Hi,
 
You can try Pens point, N 1 , LG, South Ex 1, New Delhi, M- 9711427616. Hes a nice chap. Have purchased both vintage and new ones at very reasonable prices.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 17:24

He is a great chap

 

Indeed! I went over today and got myself a Vacumatic. The plunger doesn't work but the straitions are just so attractive I could not really resist. It's due for a thorough cleaning tomorrow. I also saw a Parker Duofold Centennial and I'm still drooling over it. :wub:


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:32

+1
Anzal Plaza is there place you have to go to

no he has changed the shop... he is in south ex now


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:33

 

Indeed! I went over today and got myself a Vacumatic. The plunger doesn't work but the straitions are just so attractive I could not really resist. It's due for a thorough cleaning tomorrow. I also saw a Parker Duofold Centennial and I'm still drooling over it. :wub:

get a ultrasonic cleaner...


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 19:25

get a ultrasonic cleaner...

 

That's a great idea that I have been considering for a while now. Before, it was a matter of being able to clean my pens more conveniently. Now though, I think it'll be necessary to get some of the more stubborn ink out. I do plan on doing so- maybe next month.

 

Any advice on where to get one from?



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:24

 

That's a great idea that I have been considering for a while now. Before, it was a matter of being able to clean my pens more conveniently. Now though, I think it'll be necessary to get some of the more stubborn ink out. I do plan on doing so- maybe next month.

 

Any advice on where to get one from?

bhagirath place 


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:59

no he has changed the shop... he is in south ex now


Ah ok

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 00:19

Mr. Harminder Singh sells fountain pens in the Tibetan Janpath Market in New Delhi, not to be confused with the Tibetan Market.  Mr Singh is located near the new metro station where there was serious construction for several years. He has many vintage fountain pens and mechanical pencils. He is a very friendly & interesting gentleman. Over the years, I have bought Montblanc 149 and Parker 51 from him. His pens which are for sale sometimes come from his personal collection which is especially strong in Pelikan.  He has primarily UK Parkers, Sheaffer, Montblanc, Pelikan. His shop is described and photographed in my piece in Pen World magazine "A Tale of Three Cities"(Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur)  Pen Hunting in India. 



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 07:41

Mr. Harminder Singh sells fountain pens in the Tibetan Janpath Market in New Delhi, not to be confused with the Tibetan Market.  Mr Singh is located near the new metro station where there was serious construction for several years. He has many vintage fountain pens and mechanical pencils. He is a very friendly & interesting gentleman. Over the years, I have bought Montblanc 149 and Parker 51 from him. His pens which are for sale sometimes come from his personal collection which is especially strong in Pelikan.  He has primarily UK Parkers, Sheaffer, Montblanc, Pelikan. His shop is described and photographed in my piece in Pen World magazine "A Tale of Three Cities"(Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur)  Pen Hunting in India. 

 

Thank you for the heads up! I'm still broke from my visit to Pens Point, but I'll make sure to check it out next month :)



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 18:07

What sort of price are we talking about for the 51? How do you know they aren't fake? Any pointers on what to look for when buying such pens?


Edited by lordofnumpties, 25 January 2017 - 18:08.


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 21:02

Hello lordofnumpties,     All of Harminder Singh's fountain pens are authentic. If you know the 51 well, you will have no difficulty determining that.  If I remember correctly, he wanted between $50 and $75 for his UK Parker 51s, depending on color and condition. That is a fair price. Here in the US, when I find UK 51s, they are around that price, or more if they have exceptional nibs or especially desirable caps. The two times I have visited his shop, he had perhaps half a dozen 51s and a couple of 61s. None of them were particularly rare colors, nor did they have the super-wide UK 51 nibs, though all of them were operable. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Mr. Singh is an honest gentleman and a serious pen collector. His shop is a second-generation family-owned business. If he were selling knock-off, imitation 51s he would certainly identify them. Even if he didn't, someone familiar with the model could tell for himself. Good luck, and I hope you can find the pens you are hunting for there. Best wishes, Barry



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:39

Is Tibetan Market back? Last time I was in Delhi it was all closed and just construction work going on.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 13:32

Mr. Harminder Singh sells fountain pens in the Tibetan Janpath Market in New Delhi, not to be confused with the Tibetan Market.  Mr Singh is located near the new metro station where there was serious construction for several years. He has many vintage fountain pens and mechanical pencils. He is a very friendly & interesting gentleman. Over the years, I have bought Montblanc 149 and Parker 51 from him. His pens which are for sale sometimes come from his personal collection which is especially strong in Pelikan.  He has primarily UK Parkers, Sheaffer, Montblanc, Pelikan. His shop is described and photographed in my piece in Pen World magazine "A Tale of Three Cities"(Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur)  Pen Hunting in India. 

Thanks. Does anyone have an address or contact details?

 

I went to Pen Corner in Nehru Place and I am not sure what to make of their prices. A Parker 45 CT with a deep but small scratch on the clip, the converter replaced with one of the newer crappy Luxor ones, and all of it without any of the original packaging was on sale for Rs 1500/$22. I wasn't sure if he was ripping me off or not but I'd prefer to pay something like Rs 1000($15) for that. A navy blue Sheaffer Imperial with the original converter and in near mint condition, without any original packaging, was on sale for Rs 1200/$18, which seemed too good to be true, so I started wondering whether it was a fake(couldn't see any obvious signs like lack of uniformity in the Sheaffer logo).

Has anyone else purchased anything from Pen Corner? What was your experience like? Are their prices fair? 


Edited by lordofnumpties, 03 February 2017 - 13:37.


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 19:06

I did a bit of legwork. Harminder Singh seems to have moved to Karol Bagh. I never got a chance to visit his shop.

 

I went to the NR Pen store in CP. The prices seemed a bit more reasonable than Nehru Place but I still wasn't sold on their products and pricing. The conditions of the 45 Flighters that I was looking at were a bit hit and miss. I did see one nice piece, but the older shopkeeper was a bit grumpy, rude, and too eager to get a hold of my money. For some reason, I decided to hold off on buying anything from there.

 

Then I ended up at Pens Point in South Ex and was pleasantly surprised. Got a 45 Flighter CT with the original aerometric converter for Rs 1000, with everything in excellent condition. I also saw a quite a few rare pens at various price points that I could not find at any other shop. Every single thing was priced at exactly the right price, unlike at the shops in CP and Nehru Place. The shopkeepers are really friendly and have a genuine passion for fountain pens. They really pride themselves on their collection and their quality of service, and rightly so. I don't think I'll have to go to any other store or website for a very long time while these guys are around.


Edited by lordofnumpties, 05 February 2017 - 19:09.







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