Alright, so I made a series of hasty decisons today (hopefully they will end up being good decisions) and pretty much blindly purchased two Waterman Pens on ebay today. They have been paid for, so they are mine, but I don't have them. I say blindly because I know pretty much nothing about vintage pens. I purchased them based on 3 factors:
1.The ebay sellers excellent 100% pos. rating with over 2500 sales.
2. I was tired of looking and wanted to buy something lol.
3. I just had kind of a feeling that I should buy these pens - they were both made in Canada and I thought I should bring them back home sort of.
They are my first Waterman Pens, and my first Vintage Fountain Pens of any sort ever. Without further adieu:
1. A Waterman- 'Skywriter' (loved the name - also contributed to me buying it.) 1930's Made in Canada, green marbled celluloid, lever filler. The 14k nib apparently writes Fine to Broad.
2. A Waterman Ideal No.32 Lever Filler, 1930's, Made in Canada. The 14k 'Waterman's Ideal England 2' Nib is described as having good flex and writes medium fine to double broad. The pen looks black, but could be a dark blue -it's hard to tell in the pictures, and I didn't ask - as I said, I made a few hasty decisions.
Seller says they have all been properly cleaned with new sacs etc..
I'll have to take my own pics and post'em up when I get'em -
Although I think I should stay away from ebay, it was pretty exciting to win the bids! Especially the Skywriter as I was almost outbid. With just a few seconds left I had to up my bid- Thank goodness for fast internet service lol.