I think so Phil.
My '90's Pelikan cartridges are all 2/3's evaporated. I had to fill them to the little line on top with water.
I once found a boat load in a flea market and only bought a few...in I didn't have any Cartridge pens, or didn't care for them. I should have stocked up...if not for me for others. The orange was good, the two different grays. I've not done Rose or Lilac. ( I know someone who needs some!!! ) I can do my good deed of the
The reason the US is not imported is the US government drowned some rats in Pelikan BB. An in the US is just a nitch market Pelikan had no reason to change it's ink for six people using it in the US. Changing to meet Euro norms didn't cross the pond.
The years of secret, the people have no right to know about TIPX or how ever it was called might have allowed it's importation to the States.....but I think TIPX has been canceled. Well Canadian/Mexican Tipx has been canceled. Personally from my more German point of view....I hope it is canceled. We don't need gene manipulated food nor hormone treated beef.
The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair. It tore open the scandal of the meat packing where the food was tainted. The Jungle 2.0 needs to be written. Or Ralf Nader should write 'Unsafe with every Bite'. When I was a child, the Pure food and drug act, had a meaning....or so I thought.
Pelikan BB, many do order it shipped by German mail and it gets through US customs. German mail is dirt cheap vs US mail.
Or one can order if for lots more from Canada.
German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,
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