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Show Me Your Yard-O-Led


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#21 Zdenek

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:37

Thank you for the link.
My Grand Viceroy is n, which corresponds to 2012.
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#22 Rancho Gordo

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 14:58

That is fascinating. Thank you!

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 21:15

I've learned that the anchor is the Birmingham assay office. 
Now, I just need to know wha the 1086 is above Yard-o-led on the clip and I will stop perstering! 

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#24 max dog

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 07:23

I've learned that the anchor is the Birmingham assay office. 
Now, I just need to know wha the 1086 is above Yard-o-led on the clip and I will stop perstering! 

Congrats on your new Yard-O-Led. Exceptionally beautiful indeed. The 1086 on the clip means yours is pen #1086 produced of that model that year. They individually number every pen.

Edited by max dog, 31 October 2019 - 07:26.


#25 Rancho Gordo

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 21:33

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You will think I'm nuts but I now own the Viceroy Standard Victorian as well. 
Looking at prices, I couldn't help myself when this very special price came up. It seems to be gone now. I've promised myself no more pens until the next San Francisco show. We'll see about that. 

Note that the box is natural wood, not the sexy black I've seen in reviews. I don't care but should it be a cause for concern? 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 01 November 2019 - 21:37

Also interesting about cleaning, I have a blue silver cloth (I also collect Spratling silver from Taxco, Mexico) and the barleycorn pattern holds a lot more tarnish than the Victorian, even if it seems the opposite to the eye. 
I like both looks, with a patina and without.

 

If I'm careful, is there any harm in using Wrights Silver Cream on this? 

Yes. I am smitten and obsessed. That fact that they write like a dream is such a nice bonus. 


Edited by Rancho Gordo, 01 November 2019 - 21:39.


#27 hari317

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:48

Nobody can fake the yard o led so I think the box does not matter much. Unless you are going to sell the pens later where box seems to impact the realised price.
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#28 Rancho Gordo

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 14:59

Thanks. These aren't going anywhere!

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 18:58

Also interesting about cleaning, I have a blue silver cloth (I also collect Spratling silver from Taxco, Mexico) and the barleycorn pattern holds a lot more tarnish than the Victorian, even if it seems the opposite to the eye. 
I like both looks, with a patina and without.
 
If I'm careful, is there any harm in using Wrights Silver Cream on this? 

Yes. I am smitten and obsessed. That fact that they write like a dream is such a nice bonus. 


I use sunshine cloth sparingly on my yard o led ll and other sterling silver pens. Most of the time regular usage is enough to wipe away the tarnish, no polishing is required. The pens come with their own polishing cloth which I havent used.
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#30 oldrifleman

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 18:49

Here is one I have picked up recently. The large Victorian is a pleasure to write with! (smaller pen is an Italian in Silver)

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Edited by oldrifleman, 09 January 2020 - 18:59.


#31 Rancho Gordo

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 01:41

Ahhhh! Wonderful. 



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Posted 10 January 2020 - 20:19

My first Yard O Led, a lovely Corinthian

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 22:17

I picked up my first Yard-O-Led up at the London Pen Show last October - an Astoria Grand.

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I finally got around to doing a write up of it on my blog, which can be found here for anyone interested.  During the previous 2 weeks I took it to work and was tempted to keep it in my daily carry set this week.  Presently it's on my desk for note taking at home.


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 09:16

3 years later, I still have the same pleasure when I behold my Yard O Led Viceroy Grand Victorian with F nib, as when I first got it.  The novelty hasn't worn off one bit.  The elegant black wooden box, and unused polishing cloth is always near my desk.  That 18K nickel plated nib is a joy to write with indeed.  While I won't do theatrics with it, I find it is very responsive to the slight writing pressure variances from my hand.  Bock has done a wonderful job on this nib for Yard O Led.  The pen is indeed a work of art.  I always admire all the detail and craftsmanship that went into it from the intricately engraved clip to the numerous hallmarks to the beautiful nib etc.  While the pen has some heft to it, unposted the pen is very well balanced and you just get use to the heft and is very comfortable for longer writing sessions without your hand feeling fatigued at all due to the weight.  I don't usually post the cap, but on occasion I do when I am on the go and don't want to misplace the cap, the cap posts very securely which is nice.  The pen is so well made, it just feel supremely solid, and despite it's heft, the clip works really well to hold the pen in my shirt pocket securely.  I'm still in awe of the pen whenever I pull it out.  

 

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 14:12

Beautiful pens, nice thread!



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Posted 31 May 2020 - 21:03

Yard-O-Leds remain a delight.

 

 


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Posted 21 June 2020 - 14:04

are the sterling barrels solid silver or made with some brass tubings underneath? 



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Posted 21 June 2020 - 16:36

Hallmarked solid silver!


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Posted 21 June 2020 - 18:07

 Is the silver coated with some lacquer material to resist tarnish over time?



#40 hari317

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 17:02

Nope
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