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#1 garythepenman

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 19:12

Just wanted to be first in congratulating FPN admin for doing what the users want. Excellent stuff. This is why FPN rocks.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 19:18

Indeed. We now have a place to discuss all things Parker. :)
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 00:32

Bravo, Apollo & Amin for taking on the task! :)

With just 2 Parkers, I'll be reading more than posting, but I'll bet it will be a busy forum!

I thought "Apollo's Arrows" for a topic title recently sounded almost mythical! :D

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 01:32

Thanks Ann. I agree that this forum is likely to be busy as it should be :) . Thanks to FPN admin for making it happen!

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 02:17

Bravo, Apollo & Amin for taking on the task! :)

With just 2 Parkers, I'll be reading more than posting, but I'll bet it will be a busy forum!

I thought "Apollo's Arrows" for a topic title recently sounded almost mythical! :D

Best, Ann

Thanks for the kind words, Ann. I've got a soft spot for those arrows (Parkers) :D
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 02:36

Ssshhhhhh! Don't tell the other Admins... I'm a fan of Parker too... ;) :lol:


EDIT - don't think I've said this yet, so Congrats and Welcome, Amin and Apollo! I'm sure you'll love it here. B)


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Posted 14 March 2006 - 02:46

Thanks raf! Definitely is the place to be ;). Many thanks to Stylo and Denis (I'm assuming it was you guys?) for moving the Parker threads here!

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 18:35

I'd like to add my congratulations to the double A team (AA in more ways than just one...:) ) for bringing us the Parker Forum. I too have a few and they are among my favorite pens (don't tell Brian :o ).

Onward and upward...

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 21:36

Thanks Gerry! Everyone seems so embarrassed of their Parkers. I'm going to get a complex here :P.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 22:18

Embarrassed of their Parkers? There's nothing to be embarrassed about with Parkers. Even the legendary Noble Savage who's known in certain circles as the notorious "Bexley Bandit" has a couple of Parkers! :D

Hey, TNS! This one's for you buddy.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 03:41

This is wonderful news. I've got several vintage Parkers, and a 75 that's getting a nib grind, I'll be here a lot, they're my favorite. Congratulations Amin and Apollo--Apollo I assume you're enjoying that 45 I traded to you!

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 03:56

Great News...

Of all my pens, Parkers are the most numerous, though all vintage. I look forward to discussion on vintage Duofolds..... :eureka: , my favorites.

All the best to the new Moderators as well. I look forward to learning more.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 14:08

So glad Parker gets a forum. I love Parker pens.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 14:40

Bravo, Apollo & Amin for taking on the task! :)

With just 2 Parkers, I'll be reading more than posting, but I'll bet it will be a busy forum!

I thought "Apollo's Arrows" for a topic title recently sounded almost mythical! :D

Best, Ann

Hear, hear.

And I too will be reading far more than posting (at least in the Parker forum), for as of the moment, I am Parker-free :blink: :( :blink: ! (still a bit of ingrained heresy, I guess :P )
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 01:15

First - THANKS for the Forum.

What's the #%$£ about embarassed ?
When people have played around with the fancy stuff they still discover that the 51 RULES.
Here's what I'm 'embarassed about:
Big Red, single band
Vac Major pearl grey
51s - GF/Black, Blue Diamond, vac fill; --Lustraloy/black, aero;---GF set FP, BP, MP;...Lustraloy/teal, MkIII Spl & MP
Duofold, English black/g. trim
61s - Lustraloy/black, capilliary, fine;...Lustraloy/black, capilliary, med;...GF set FP (capilliary), BP, MP
180 - GF set FP, BP
50s, Falcon - Brown;..Flighter;...GF set FP, BP
75 - silver chiselle
105 - GF, bark
Frontier - flighter
45 x5 various
88 - Black, glod trim
17 - gf;....blue
Slimfold - blue
100 - smoked bronze
Sonnet - GP;.....silver chiselle
Doufold - Modern, green/gold trim;...Navy Pinstripe;.....CP5 Modern - on order.
Ellipse
Jotter Premier - silver/saffron
& a few others I need to catalogue.

Boy am I embarassed :D
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 11:41

Ruaidhri, that sounds like an amazing collection of Parkers you've got there. Care to share some pics?

As for embarrassment anout Parkers - with G saying not to tell the other admins and Gerry saying not to tell Brian - I was only joking of course ;).

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 00:59

Yes!

I have a 21 and a Frontier. I :wub: both dearly. :rolleyes:
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 21:10

This is absolutely great. I love a Parker forum.

Have not counted how many Parkers I have.

Let me see:
5 X 51s including the SE
4 X 21s all supers
3 X vacumatics
1 X 61
1 X VP
1 X 180
2 X Modern Duofold Centennial
1 X Modern Duofold International
2 X 75 cisele plus a pencil and 2 ballpoints
1 X Premier Chinese Laque
about 25 Jotters including the 50th anniv.

Yes I want a Parker Forum.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 21:32

I've got a serious Parker 51 obsession, I probably should seek out help. In the mean time though, I've been thinking of looking at some 21s and 45s.. How do they compare to the 51?


Also, does anyone know of a good source for 51 fine or extra fine nibs? I've got some medium nibs that I can't stand.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 20:13

I have spent more money on pens, fountain pens and otherwise (yes, I admit it, I frequently use a Mont Blanc Le Grand ballpoint and some others), and the best pen I have ever owned was a Parker 51, Blue Diamond, vacummatic, which was bought (by my fiance, now my wife) for 20 bucks at a flea market back in the early 90s. I lost it, to my likely eternal dismay, in the summer of '92, while spending the summer in Columbia, South Carolina. I have bought others since, but for some reason, none have quite matched up (though perhaps grief and nostalgia have caused my memory of the lost pen to be a little unrealistic).

What a pleasure it is to join this forum.

By the way, Garythepenman, do you happen to practice law in Washington D.C.?






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