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Yet another Omas Arco brown-Milord


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#1 Celticshaman

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 06:28

Well after drooling and saving for a while,i finally have acquired what i consider my grail pen: The Omas Arco Milord.
I won't write up a full review as there are already four fine accounts given by FPN members. These reviews inspired me to
persevere in my quest for this pen.

At first i wanted the older model, the pre-2005 Paragon.But after comparing size, price and availability, i decided that the newer Milord would be
good. It is larger than the old style Paragon, is made of celluloid all the way down the barrel, and is a smashingly beautiful pen. F nib.
So i will just post some pics now and at the end of said show,will let out a secret:

















Ok.Thats enough of that.Most already knew what it looked like.But i had to share my joy at this new acquisition.I know many say "That's it!I will stop collecting".
I said that at first.For the next year,i most certainly have to unless some Omas pen for $5 shows up at a yard sale. roflmho.gif
But i have blown my pen budget for a long time.

Now here is the best part:What i paid.

I looked all over for the best deal.I could usually get the price new(which this was,still shrink wrapped) from the retail of $775,down to around $625 or so.
So i gambled on an ebay auction and came up a winner only having to shell out $329.
Yes,$329. Shipped from Canada.
Not bad,eh? (pardon the accent) thumbup.gif

So i'm happy all around.I have only inked it to test and will give it a full letter writing experience this weekend.So for those whom i owe letters:You know which pen i will be using.

Thanks so much for letting me share my delightful day.

Jim (A satisfied Omas customer)

Edited by MYU, 22 June 2009 - 17:11.


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#2 Phthalo

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 08:31

Gorgeous addition to your collection, Jim! biggrin.gif

Congratulations on the fantastic price too! Your wait was worth it. smile.gif
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#3 Leigh R

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 08:40

An absolutely beautiful pen, and one that's on my list too. As for it being the last pen you'll ever buy... never say never. biggrin.gif

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:00

very nice pen Jim.
I love my old Omas Arco Paragon !

Enjoy it
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:14

Great pen, great price. Congrats!

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:37

Looks nice indeed. Congratulations Jim.

#7 John Cullen

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 12:13

IT is a beauty. How does this nib compare with the old paragon nibs? J

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 12:22

Well done, sir!
That is one splendid looking pen....

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 12:53

I have both the new and the old. I love the new. The Milord is beautiful and a great writer. Enjoy. You really got a good deal.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 13:30

I am happy for you Jim, I too, have thought a lot about that pen. It is a beauty!
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 13:44

That's a seriously beautiful pen and I'm glad you got a chance to find and buy your "grail" pen. Congrats and use it in the best of health Jim.

Because of you and a couple others, I'm on MY quest and have started proceedings to aquire a pen I've admired and coveted for quite a while. I hope I'm as pleased with it as you are with this when I get it in hand.
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 14:02

Congrats Jim!! You have been eyeing the Arco for a while now and I am glad you got at such a great price!
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 16:04

Congratulations, Jim! That is one beautiful pen and at a great price. The Arco is truly one of the most beautiful pens ever made.

Edited by jonro, 11 November 2007 - 01:50.


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Posted 10 November 2007 - 16:59

QUOTE(John Cullen @ Nov 10 2007, 04:13 AM) View Post
IT is a beauty. How does this nib compare with the old paragon nibs? J



Hi John,

I find the nib a wee bit stiffer(i like that BTW)and just as smooth if not smoother.A really nice writing pen.I prefer fine point nibs and thats what this is.
I toyed with the idea of having it made into an italic but have changed my mind.Still,my Stipula Etruria is my best writer and this is second now.

Yes,i really was surprised at the price.Amazing that it didn't sell for much more.
No matter. IT'S MINE NOW!!!!!! thumbup.gif thumbup.gif thumbup.gif

Jim

Edited by handlebar, 10 November 2007 - 17:00.


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Posted 10 November 2007 - 17:03

Great pen, great price, great writer... What else does one need (FP-wise)? wink.gif
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 08:19

QUOTE(handlebar @ Nov 9 2007, 10:28 PM) View Post
Yes,$329. Shipped from Canada.
Not bad,eh? (pardon the accent) thumbup.gif

Not bad at all... wink.gif

That is one gorgeous fountain pen, Jim (I have a black old-style Milord myself) and I am so glad you finally acquired it. I know you had to sell some very nice pens to acquire this one, but I'm glad you got what you wanted...and for a really good price, too!

Enjoy!! biggrin.gif
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 10:14

THAT'S MY GRAIL PEN!!!!! crybaby.gif bawl.gif But I still refuse to pay +$500 for them. Boy, Jim! That was an excellent buy! Good for you! wink.gif

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 15:19

I'm still pinching myself.Since i took it out of the box,i have used it for everything i can.Toook care of some letters,entered the journals and just stared lovingly at it's beauty.
Ahhh. Life is good.

Maja,if prices like that keep appearing from "the other Vancouver",i will never stop buying!!!

Jim

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 15:49

Jim,
The new Arco Brown Milord is indeed a beautiful pen. If you look closely at your photos, you can see how the Arco material was made -- by building up the celluloid in a series of layers to form a thick sheet that could then be cut into blocks to put on the turning machine. I have had occasion to tour composite factories in the aerospace industry, and I've always been fascinated by the process. I'm guessing that your material was "cooked" in an autoclave (an oven) after the layers were built up.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 17:46

Well done Jim, a beautiful piece indeed.

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