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#1 Greenie

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 18:13

Big Brother and Baby Brother, both made in England

 

The size difference seems even more pronounced in person, especially when you hold the pens. The SF530 is too large for me to use posted, but is a great pen with the cap off. Stub nib, fine horizontal and medium vertical stroke, and then a respectable 2 mm +/- flex.

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 14:00

Yup. That's my boy! My everyday writer. Mine wants a clip, which I'll get round to when I land a spare, and has a robust full flex nib, roughly xf - BBB +ish. It's a lovely pen for calligraphy and I often use it posted because I've got big hands and, well, he looks so handsome. Yours is is smashing condition. Much nicer than mine. It would be interesting to know how many of these monsters were made and if there is a SF630 lurking out there?



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 19:49

Beautiful - the pair of them, and the 530 has added lustre becasue it is so rare.

 

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#4 Greenie

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:37

If it weren't for the prior post from missuslovett, I might not have so readily recognized this gem when I saw it.  So, thank you @missuslovett for educating me about this model so I would know to buy it when I saw it.



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 16:03

If it weren't for the prior post from missuslovett, I might not have so readily recognized this gem when I saw it.  So, thank you @missuslovett for educating me about this model so I would know to buy it when I saw it.

 

 

Haha! That's very kind but it was Cob who pointed out to me how rare the No. 5s are. His words ringing in my ears, I grabbed the first one I came across, which was very much a lucky find as, with the exception of yours, I haven't seen one since. Props go to Cob for this one! :)



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 22:05

Merci bien Mme L!

 

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