Well, I broke my own darn rule. I must admit that I was never attracted to the following sales pitch...
"It is a Limited edition, serial numbered, cartoogliac bompass snootdorner golden eclipse Lancaster edition Bendix pen!"
It seemed that some limited editions seemed to lose their meaning and value over time. So many times, special editions have a rather timely context to their labels.
I had wanted to get one of the 1990s Skylines for a while. They always seemed to bid up to a high price ($175 to $350ish), and I didn't want one that badly.
The Bold nib on the 90s Skylines seemed to have more presence than the 1940s skylines, and the fact they are a Cartridge/Converter pen seemed like an
interesting choice to revive a product line which was 50 years old in the 90s.
So, flipping through E-Bay, I saw the "Walt Disney" Skyline pen listed with a "Buy It Now" price of $125.
I would have gladly paid that price for a pristine unmolested 90s Skyline, but...
Disney had been in promotional advertisements in the 1940s, he was known to use a Skyline.
It was number 381 of 750, with original box, documentation, and certificate.
It was freshly listed, so only about 6 people had seen the listing (6 people in the past hour according to E-Bay counters).
It was a snap decision, but it was snagged.
Enough chatter, the pictures:
Edited by Addertooth, 27 November 2019 - 00:01.