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Keeping Uninked Mbs In Your Collection


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#1 888007888

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 17:46

I have drastically pared down my MBs this year, however, I still have pens in my collection that I don't want to sell off because I like them so much .. yet they don't make it into my daily usage rotation. Thus, a great many sit in my display cases only to be visually admired. I like my pens. Am I the only one here with pens I should probably get rid of but can't seem to do so?

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#2 siamackz

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 17:50

I keep feeling guilty about the same. I literally inked up like 15 Pens yesterday and started carrying two a day so that I get more in the rotation. I wonder if some pens are worth just collecting and some are for writing.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 18:27

Pens I don't use are either sold or given away.



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 18:38

I have more pens than will be in a reasonable rotation. Some I end up selling and some I just admire from time to time. I have a lot of pens I cannot replace so I am not eager to let tem go until I am sure I will not miss them. Pens I can replace are much easier to sell off.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 18:45

I have a 142 and a 147 that rarely see ink. All the rest of the Meisterstucks are in pretty constant use.

 

I did sell them once, but ended up buying replacements. I'm sure there'll be a specific use for them one day.

Until then, they sit, dry in the box.

 

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 20:05

I buy and sell a few, but generally have around 10 MBs (and a similar number of other brands). Some I use daily (149), some I rotate (Schiller) and some I just love to look at (Wilde). Ive also recently sold a few special pens. My current method is to write a list of use/rotate/keep/sell and if it lasts a month or so without leaving the sell list then off it goes to fund something new.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 23:30

I have a few sentimental MB's that sit empty.  One belonged to my late grandmother, a 22 with a lovely OB nib, but I would be devastated if it were lost or stolen.  My sister has the PFM she used to write letters to us for many years.  The other is a 234 1/2 with a flex nib and a cracked barrel, from either her ex-husband or her later boyfriend, both engineers from Germany (one aeronautical, one mechanical).

 

I really need to get the 234 1/2 fixed one of these days...


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 15:16

I have no guilt in having pens that don't get used often or at all. I enjoy them never the less.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 15:19

I had a few new Montblanc WE or SE pens that were never inked. I couldn't bear to keep them unlinked and sold them all. Now all of my Montblanc pens have been inked, although some of them aren't used in my daily rotation.  :)


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 17:29

I have 20 or so inked that I try to use almost daily.

Unfortunately, I have several more (and nicer) that are sitting in their respective boxes in another country for safekeeping..!!

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 18:20

I have no guilt in having pens that don't get used often or at all. I enjoy them never the less.

 

+1

Most of my vintage pens and most of my limited edition pens are and stay uninked.  But some I do ink and use them for some days, but I unink and clean them up when I choose another pen. This thread brings me to ink my Black Widow again. ;)


Edited by penparadise, 27 November 2017 - 18:21.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 18:44

I have no guilt in having pens that don't get used often or at all. I enjoy them never the less.

 

Exactly.  Some are sentimental objects.  Having them around means a lot more to me than money.

 

Some of the posters here have some hard and fast rules of engagement.  Some are more flexible.  A chacun son gout.


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#13 jamesgibby

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 21:57

I have a majority uninked. My Hemingway, and special edition 149’s especially. Most others are inked at least once.used, cleaned and put back in the display case to be used again..

For ,e collecting is something I phase in and out of. Recently I have been more out than in due to work pressures but 2018 will see me back on the forums

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 23:38

I have no guilt in having pens that don't get used often or at all. I enjoy them never the less.

 

Me too.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:27

I can't use them all (maybe about 10-12 vintage MBs) but I do try to fill them up with water to keep the corks in decent shape.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 15:56

I have about 30 MBs so it would be almost impossible for me to use all of them. Also my interest have changed in the time I have acquired the pens, which reflects the nib sizes that all of them have. I am happy to say because of my changing interests,  I now have a wide variety of nib sizes ranging from EF all the way to 3B, and a couple custom nibs even. But it also means because currently I am learning Chinese calligraphy, many of the very broad nibs aren't as useful. The ONLY pen that has remained sealed is the recent Martele. I just can't get myself to tear open the pouch. One day I would...


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 17:47

I have about 30 MBs so it would be almost impossible for me to use all of them. Also my interest have changed in the time I have acquired the pens, which reflects the nib sizes that all of them have. I am happy to say because of my changing interests,  I now have a wide variety of nib sizes ranging from EF all the way to 3B, and a couple custom nibs even. But it also means because currently I am learning Chinese calligraphy, many of the very broad nibs aren't as useful. The ONLY pen that has remained sealed is the recent Martele. I just can't get myself to tear open the pouch. One day I would...


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 15:47

Haha, I am sure you'd like the 149 with the calligraphy nib. It is the pride of my collection!

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 16:24

I'm happy to collection and own.  I don't have a need to use them all.

 

The newest pen in my collection which I've inked is the Collodi.  I've not inked my Hemingway or my Poe either.

 

Out of the ones which have been used, some having been for many years and possibly won't get inked for many years to come.

 

It even took me over a year to ink a Starwalker as I was happily using my 147 at work.  I only switched after I damaged the nib on the 147.  Since getting the 147 repaired I've not bothered testing it.

 

I'm happy to have two limited editions inked for home use and one regular edition pen inked for work.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 19:24

Haha, I am sure you'd like the 149 with the calligraphy nib. It is the pride of my collection!

 

 

Why yes, YES I would. I have seen it and admired it. I will officially call first place in line for any sale offerings of that pen. I hope you never are in a position where you have to sell it, but if you want to sell it please look me up. I am already a sucker for 149s and the wider the better!


Edited by zaddick, 06 December 2017 - 19:25.







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