At the end of last week, September 15, I believe, an FPN member listed three pens for sale in the Classifieds section: 2 Eversharp and one Bexley. That particular Bexley pen is described as a Bexley 10th Anniversary Limited Edition in green pearl with red veins. The seller states, “With some help, I determined that this pen was a prototype, as it is missing the normal laser engraving and it has a blind cap to access the converter. The regular production models do not have a blind cap.
I find that to be a strange description for this pen as The Noble Savage, in his review of a production Bexley 10th Anniversary Pen (September 8, 2005) in Lemon states about his pen, “One thing that I like about Bexley pens is that the top of the cap can be unscrewed so you can do some spring cleaning on your pen.” and “I also noticed that there is a blind cap and you can actually fill the pen without having to unscrew the section from the barrel to fill it up.”
I am wondering about this pen’s description as Bexlevy sold a doppelganger of this pen on eBay September 5, 2017 and the title of the sale is: “Bexley Fountain Green/Red Tenth Anniv Overstock Rhodium Trim” and the description states, “Made from a quantity of left over parts from our long sold out Tenth Anniv Collection. This pen is a Green and red striped acrylic in a Cartridge converter filling pen. It has a black grip section and comes with the converter.”
Now I am wondering: How can one determine if a particular, non-production, Bexley Fountain pen is a prototype pen or an overstock pen? Can anyone here provide an answer?