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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:13

Hi, Folks!

 

We are making calendars this year from our daily photo stream and the first two are ready:

 

These are 8.5x11 inch full color coil bound, gloss cover and 100# paper print on demand calendars from LuLu.com and are $14.99 each plus shipping.  You can preview the calendar and all the inside pages and order them at this link:

 

http://www.lulu.com/...butorId=1069557

 

For Sheaffer Snorkel collectors, there is the Sheaffer Snorkel Calendar 2018

 

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In 1952 Sheaffer introduced the Snorkel fountain pen line, which is recognized today as one of the most complex filling mechanisms ever made. The pen was supported with a heavy advertising campaign, proclaiming its clean "dunk free" filling and ease of use where only the filling tube touches the ink. It extends to draw in the fluid and withdraws when the pen is filled, leaving the point and barrel clean and free of ink. It's one of the iconic Sheaffer designs of the 1950s and this calendar gives you twelve of them to enjoy, one for each month of 2018!

 

For Conklin collectors, there is the Conklin Streamline Pens Calendar 2018

 

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In response to Sheaffer's introduction of the streamlined Balance pen in 1929, Conklin and many other pen manufacturers found themselves scrambling to match it. The first Endura Symetrik, introduced in 1930, was essentially a rounded off flat-top Endura, having the same Endura nib and trim bands on the cap and barrel. Conklin introduced the Nozac, America's first piston-fill fountain pen, in 1931. These pens, and Conklin's All American and lever-fill models, were made in some of the most beautiful celluloids and faceted designs. With this calendar, you can take home twelve collectible Conklin pens from the 1930s and enjoy a new one each month!

 

We will be adding more to this thread over the weekend!

 

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 17:27

For Japanese pen collectors, there is the Art Pens of Japan Calendar 2018

 

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From the earliest appearance of fountain pens in Japan, Japanese artists have applied their unique decorating styles to these new writing instruments.  Four styles are represented on the pens in this calendar:  engraved silver and gold fill, including use of an acid treatment to give silver a matte finish,  kamakura-bori, a decorative technique done by carving patterns in wood or lacquer revealing layers of color and then polishing to finish, raden, a maki-e technique using shell inlay on the urushi coated lacquer surface, and kawari-nuri, literally “free pattern,” a decorative technique where the artist is free to produce any abstract pattern in the urushi lacquer, which is then over coated in clear urushi.  The pens date from the 1910s to 1950s, giving a brief overview of how decorative techniques changed over time as well as the pen designs themselves.

 

See this great calendar here:

 

http://www.lulu.com/...butorId=1069557

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 18:49

For Sheaffer Triumph pen collectors, there is the Sheaffer Triumph Pens Calendar 2018

 

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On January 1, 1942, Sheaffer introduced the new Triumph Lifetime pen line to its dealers and the first advertisements appeared in Life Magazine on July 27, 1942 featuring the new and innovative conical Triumph "Sheath-Point" nib. The new Triumph line was very different in look from the previous Balance pen lines, more pointed at the ends and at the nib. The new nib became an iconic Sheaffer design, and variations were used on pens through the 1990s. This calendar is a look at twelve early Triumph models from 1942 through 1947 from lever and vacuum-fil models through the top of the line Masterpiece pens.

 

See this great calendar here:

 

http://www.lulu.com/...butorId=1069557

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 15:18

For Lady Sheaffer collectors, there is the Lady Sheaffer Pens Calendar 2018

 

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Sheaffer launched the new Lady Sheaffer pen line in 1958, looking to capitalize on trends in ladies fashion.  These were cartridge only Skripsert pens that ranged in price from $10 to $35 across 18 different models and were packaged similar to beauty and fragrance products.  The pens featured a metal cap and barrel with special machine engraving work, including Tweed, Corduroy, Paisley, Tulle, Moire, Brocade, Satin, Petit Point, and Damask in a variety of colors.  The pens used the Sheaffer conical nib from 1958 to 1961, and then were switched to the new inset Stylpoint nib from 1962 to 1964.  Each pen has a color section to match or compliment the cap and barrel finish. Some models are difficult to find and highly collectible.  Enjoy twelve of these pens in 2018!

 

See this great calendar here:

 

http://www.lulu.com/...butorId=1069557

 

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