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#1 haywoody

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 23:46

I finally got my hands on a black striped Pilot Capless the other day and completed my Pilot stripes collection. Here they are all together and a few extra shots of the MYUs and Capless's (Caplii?) The third picture includes my favorite Capless, the 1968 Sliding Clip model. Enjoy...

/Woody

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#2 Grog

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 23:57

I almost fainted.

Those are gorgeous pens I did not even know existed.

Oh wow....... Thank you. Great pics, too.

#3 Aslan

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 03:01

puddle.gif Wow!
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#4 Deirdre

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 03:09

That is a sweet collection! How long did it take you to find all the pens from start to finish?
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#5 rroossinck

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 03:20

Dear God...can I have one? smile.gif

Actually, my next conquest is a stainless steel Platinum short/long EF or UEF. Missed one of Russ' auctions this evening.

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:01

Gorgeous collection Woody! Thanks so much for the great photos.
Now please post the MYU demo....i can't wait any longer happyberet.gif

Thanks
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:33

Beautiful Collection!!
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#8 haywoody

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:43

Thanks everyone for the comments.

Deirdre, I picked up the black striped MYU about 5 years ago. The others were all acquired in 2007. I have been watching eBay for years but I finally concentrated on finding some other sources last year. Finding FPN was a big help.

Ryan, I think I have one of the Platinums you mentioned in a soft fine. It's a great pen but I would gladly trade it in for an EF or UEF. Are you sure the UEF exists? Just what I need, another quest.

Nikolaos, I posted a few pics of the MYU demo here! Sorry for the delay...

/Woody

Edited by haywoody, 26 January 2008 - 10:45.


#9 Elaine

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 23:08



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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:09

Congratulations! Great set of pens.

Are you going to go after the mechanical pencils and ballpoints too?

If not, now you can move on to Sailor, where there must be at least ten different models with black stripes. You will find this a huge challenge.

Edited by stan, 28 January 2008 - 01:10.

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#11 rroossinck

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 18:46

Woody, I think (but I'm not sure) that an Ultra Extra Fine exists. If it does, there's probably only one of them...and Laura probably owns it! smile.gif

I've got a Japanese XF, and it's an outstanding nib. Just awesome.

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#12 haywoody

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 20:38

Thanks Stan, I am happy to be done with the search. I picked up the striped felt tip at the post office today. I like it a lot and find the feeling very close to writing with a FP... much better than a ballpoint or rollerball.

This is where I will leave it. I don't have much interest in collecting all the cousins. I once thought I would like to have one of each Murex but then I discovered the Quartz version. That one is a bit too goofy for my taste so I think I will leave it to the real collectors.

I would like to find a vintage Platinum XXF or UEF now... I have a 70's Sailor with a -1- nib which I love. I have never seen a vintage Platinum finer than F. Stan, Laura, have you ever seen one?

/Woody

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 20:45

Well, I have to say congratulations... but I must admit I'm also quite jealous! wink.gif Those are stunning pens. Having the black and blank stripes together is quite a feat of collection perseverance. I'm not hopeful on ever finding a blank stripe MYU... but the Custom models are out there--it just requires diligent watching and waiting.

Also, very nice photography there Woody. You ought to consider submitting an article for Pennant!

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:53

QUOTE
I would like to find a vintage Platinum XXF or UEF now... I have a 70's Sailor with a -1- nib which I love. I have never seen a vintage Platinum finer than F. Stan, Laura, have you ever seen one?


Nope... not yet. smile.gif

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#15 Keng

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:17

What a joy to view. Congrats on a great looking set particularly the capless.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:36

Exceptional presentation, thank you

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:25

Woody: Thanks for sharing those photos. Makes some of us green!! Tom

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:44

I've got a true Platinum XF.smile.gif

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