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Greetings From Central Europe
Posted 04 December 2017 - 01:16
Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:43
Hello Carola and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.
To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!
- Winston Churchill
Posted 04 December 2017 - 13:54
Hi! Welcome and greetings from Helsinki, Finland! You've got great taste in pens! As in, I prefer vintage Pelikans myself (namely post WWII 100N)...
Adopt, Don't Shop! Support Your Local Animal Shelters! - Let's make this world a better place together! Because... now is the only thing that is real...
"Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design." - Dieter Rams
EDC: Post WWII green binde Pelikan 100N CI 14K BB, post WWII black binde 100N 14K EEF & 400 Tortoise 14K F. INKED: early 70s LAMY 2000 MK, Parker 51 Aerometric F & M, rOtring Art Pen 1.1 & 1.5 mm CI & Woodshed Pen Co. Red swirl 1.1 mm CI... Inks: Pelikan 4001 BB & Turquoise, vintage Parker Quink & Lamy Turquoise. Also, my own mixes.
Posted 04 December 2017 - 19:21
Thank you, Mike (Herrjaeger - Mr. Hunter? ).
And thank you, mitto.
Also thank you, Thomas.
Hello Henricum_Tropen! I visited South Africa and Cape Town some years ago. Beautiful country...
And hello mana! Helsinki. Finland... another European country I´ve never been to. I managed to get to Skane (Southern Sweden) some years ago, but that´s as far north as I have been.
And thank you for the compliment. To me, vintage pens emanate style, history and quality. I just love to look at 60, 70, 80 years old pens, recognize that they are still beautiful although styles and tastes have changed, see the perfect condition they are still in because they have been loved and cared for, wonder a bit about what they might have seen and imagine, that someone will still use them, when I am long gone.
Posted 09 December 2017 - 17:26
Welcome, Carola !
I, too, enjoy reading the input from people everywhere. It has been an education for me.
Many thanks for sharing the lovely photograph.
Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn.
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen:
Verweile doch, du bist so schön !