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Show Me Your Yard-O-Led


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#1 max dog

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 00:27

I got this about 2 years ago, and I am in awe every time I take it out.

 

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 00:40

Great pen and nice pictures, Max Dog!

 

My two favorite silver pens are my Yard O Led and the Aurora next to it, shown here with a Visconti that has moved to a new home.

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:09

Here is mine. Got it to celebrate my retirement.

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 21:07

Great pen and nice pictures, Max Dog!

 

My two favorite silver pens are my Yard O Led and the Aurora next to it, shown here with a Visconti that has moved to a new home.

 

 

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Thanks Whichwatch.  That Aurora is gorgeous too and makes a nice pair with the Yard O Led.

 

Here is mine. Got it to celebrate my retirement.

 

 

That is an awesome retirement gift for yourself PAKMAN.  I love the inscription you got on it.  Really looks elegant.

 

The YOL was a grail pen for me for a long time, so it was a wonderful day when I got this one in my possession.  And it writes as wonderfully as it looks.  



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Posted 07 February 2019 - 21:14

Wonderful writer and such great craftsmanship! I had Vanness Pens do the engraving. 


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:52

Mine is just the Retro. One day I might get a full silver version.IMG_20190211_135104.jpg

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 18:49

Mine is just the Retro. One day I might get a full silver version.attachicon.gif IMG_20190211_135104.jpg

That's an elegant looking pen!  The black on silver is a good combination.  



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 18:58

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Here are my other sterling silver pens.  Sterling is my fave finish, timelessly elegant.

From left to right: Cross Century 2, Cross Townsend, The YOL Viceroy Grand, Montblanc 146 Solitaire, Cross Apogee.



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 18:01

I only have a Retro FP and pencil set (crappy cell pic).

 

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 19:49

Excuse this old post revival, but I came across an old email from Yard-O-Led that some here might appreciate.  It was in response to a question I had about my pen and I sent some pictures (posted in this thread).   

 

When they can tell you the name of the craftsman who worked on your particular pen, you know you have something very unique and special.  Yard-O-Led pens are indeed special, and highly recommended if you get the opportunity to acquire one.  

 

Subject: RE: Question about my pen

 

Hi Jung,

 

Thank you for providing those.

 

This is a Grand Victorian fountain pen made around 2017-2018 and the chased pattern was created by Jess Mobley.

 

As for your question…

 

We stopped the Made In England around 3 years ago on the request of the new owner. So none of our products have this stamping anymore, we thought as all our pens are solid silver and are fully assayed in the Birmingham Assay office so people would know it’s still made in Birmingham UK because of the hallmarks.

 

We can assure you that your pen is 100% genuine Yard O Led and made and polished by our team here in the Jewellery Quarter.

 

Kind regards,

 

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 18:10

A recently acquired YOL Grand Viceroy in Barley pattern. Apart from the beautiful craftsmanship, I was also very impressed the nib performance.

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 18:36

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I have a small collection of Yard-O-Leds and I'm going to try and review each one but here are two of them.  I have a Grand Emperor here in that beautiful blue marbled resin and a Viceroy Pocket fountain pen in the Victorian finish.  The Emperor was an Ebay find (at quite a reasonable price) and the Viceroy Pocket came from Amazon (the last of their stock of Yard-O-Led pens).

Michael

P.S.  Take no notice of the book as it was a handy place to put the pens (it's for a reading group my colleagues and I are part of on campus (and I'm a Roman historian by training so the topic seems interesting but it does not have anything to do with fountain pens.  ;) ).


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Posted 28 October 2019 - 23:28

I am very pleased to have found this at an excellent price. I was concerned that this thinness would be a problem but I'm pleased as punch. (My handwriting is always this illegible.)

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 23:29

This arrived today. If I weren't so self concious, I'd squeal. 

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 05:12

That's an elegant looking pen!  The black on silver is a good combination.  

 

Love my Yard-O-Led Retro!



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 16:06

I should not read threads like this....

A Viceroy Victorian Standard is my grail pen.  The "when I win the lottery" pen.  Because there's no way I can afford one otherwise.... (I blame PAKMAN for this -- when I first joined here about 7-1/2 years ago there was a thread called something like "Show Us Your Silver Pens" and he had posted photos of his Grand Victorian -- and I was just drooling....)

What I fear is that even the Standard will be too heavy a pen to be comfortable for me to use.  But the smaller (and cheaper) Pocket Pen, being cartridge only -- no converter -- is a deal breaker for me.  

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 16:38

This arrived today. If I weren't so self concious, I'd squeal. 

 

Beautiful!


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Posted 30 October 2019 - 03:02

So I polished it and it's even better, if that's possible.
Do you know what the the hallmarks mean?

I have
YOL
925
925
An anchor
A lion
The letter T

On the top of the clip it says 1086.

I assume the 925 is for Sterling silver.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 03:05

The pen.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 06:06

,,,
The letter T
...

 it is the year code letter. t is 2018.

 

https://theassayoffi...om/date-letters


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