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  1. Here is a small self-filling Swan with a flexible #2 nib. I know little else about this pen and would appreciate any information (model, manufacture date, etc).
  2. Disclaimer: I am new to vintage fountain pens. I recently acquired a Mabie Todd Swan (photos of the pen and some scribbles below) and would appreciate assistance with the following items: I know very little about this pen and would like to learn about its provenance, approximate age, model and comparison with other Swan models, etc. The body of the pen is marked "Eternal" but the nib is not. Does this mean that the current nib replaced the original? The pen is a very nice writer once the ink is flowing; it can feel very smooth, provides nice line-width variation as the nib is flexible and I think stub-ish, and it lays down a lot of ink. At the same time, it's prone to hard starts and occasionally skips. It also looks like the feed might not be properly aligned with the nib. I would like to have the nib examined and tuned by a professional and was thinking of sending it to Mike Masuyama. Does this seem appropriate, or are there other nib experts I should consider? I would like to have the body of the pen cleaned up and restored prior to getting the nib worked on, but I have no idea who to send it to. Any recommendations? In particular, I would like to have some luster restored to the body, have the fins of the feed looked at as they seem to have some minor damage, and have it cleaned up (the pen has a bit of a smell which, although gradually dissipating, remains pretty strong inside the cap). The tip of the nib looks a bit slanted to me. I know only so much is possible with photos, but can anyone tell if it's because this nib has an oblique grind or if it's some sort of alignment issue?
  3. Good morning, Unfortunately, my father passed last month. I am currently working through (with my mother) many of his possessions. A bit of background (I struggled to post this, as I don't mean to seem insensitive to the value that many here place on these pens, I myself collect/value vintage audiophile equipment in a similar fashion). My father was a collector and a pack rat, I say this to qualify that these sat in a drawer and I never saw them in over 40 years. Suffice to say (knowing my dad), he did not give these much thought or value them as prized possessions. My mother is on a fixed income and every bit helps these days so I will probably be looking to sell these if they have any value. There are plenty of items that I know my father valued and spent lots of time/funds collecting that I am keeping (said as a right handed non-golfer who now has vintage left hand clubs that I plan on keeping), just wanted to give a bit of background as not to seem awful. The first (I believe) is Model 164 (purchased in 1988) I have the paperwork and warranty and from what I found online it seems this is the pen. It is in great condition (like I said I don't think he took it out of the drawer much. Here are some pictures (the pen is in a Montblanc case, I don't know if it goes with the 164 or the second (larger pen, the loop inside is fitted for the larger pen) The second is a larger (fatter) pen. The markings as I understand that it is a model 4810 18 karat Model 750. I would guess its also from the 1980's given my dad's career/life trajectory. I don't have any documentation for this modle I have looked as some ebay auctions but see a great variety in what these are valued at. Do these identifications seem correct? Any obvious factor/aspect I am missing? I see lots on ebay, is there a better or more preferred forum for these types of sales/auctions? Thanks so much for the help and insight! Scott
  4. Long time ago I got this Soennecken fountain pen from my father. I am not shure if the pen was from my father or grandfather. I assume the pen is made in the period 1950 - 1960. Does anybody know this pen and what the value might be?
  5. Dearest readers, Could you please help identify this pen? I am by no means a Montblanc connoisseur and therefore at somewhat of a loss. Many thanks for all the help you can offer. I bought this pen from a thrift store. Best wishes!
  6. Hi everyone, I hope you're doing great and you're enjoying your weekend. I recently got my wife a cross pen but we're not really sure about it. We've tried looking it up on google but couldn't really find anything about so I thought that experts like you might be able to shed some light on this. We don't have too many pics of it since we bought it from an online seller so this is all we got unfortunately (Seller said it's not its original box). Thank you for your help on this!!!
  7. fingertrouble

    Waterman Pen ID

    Just bought this 1940's? vintage Waterman, trying to identify it as it doesn't have a model number. It is double ring and dark green and the nib is a fairly generic one, semi flex (no telltale W for instance or Ideal). It's dark green/olive. So far my research has narrowed it down to: 502/503/513 - I thought the closest is 502, but they don't seem to have the metal lever box and clip is slightly different, 513 is very similar - some 513s have a metal lever box and some don't - but the clip is different. W2/W3/W5 - W2 doesn't have a metal lever box as far as I can see from pics online, neither seems to W3. W5 has a metal lever box, but tends to be fancier and have different rings. Ruled out: It is a lot like a Commando especially the clip, perfect match - but it doesn't have the lucite 'end plug' and that didn't come in green according to Richard Binder? http://www.richardspens.com/ref/profiles/commando.htm I guess it is possible that this is a Commando top on another pen? The colours all match perfectly though, why I suspect it hasn't faded/darkened because it's uniform. Dauntless/Starlet/Stalwart - the end of the body is rounded, not flattish like these. I have found a few others sold who sold exactly the same pen, they were unsure what they were as well - listing it as a Commando (I think I have ruled that out or unmarked 502- http://greenfineused.com/gorgeous_waterman_pen_dark_green_full_flex_14k_fine_nib_england.html and https://tommyspens.blogspot.com/2012/12/waterman-commando-in-green-made-in.html So Waterman detectives - what is it?
  8. Hi everyone, I have been a member awhile and I thank everyone here for all the posts they place ,for they have been a great help to me. This is my first post so please forgive me if I make any mistakes. I need and identification on a fountain pen, I will place the pictures which the seller has forwarded to me . If any one has any idea it would be greatly appreciated. I must add on the metal part of the nib section it is carved PRESDENT(top) and the word STELL (below) . On the barrel also the word UNIONE is clearly visible. Thank you all
  9. KiltedKrafts

    Another ID required

    Hi all, sorry for this post but i need to pick some brains that are bigger than mine (not too difficult 🤪) i think this one is a Craftsman going by the barrel and cap profile, but its a lever filler and the cap band is quite narrow. Online searches have turned up very little. nib is marked: Sheaffers 33 Made in USA 14K Barrel marked: W. A. Sheaffer, Fort Madison etc, Made in USA. Then crudely stamped “350” any and all help will be gratefully received 👍🏻
  10. Saw this Montblanc for sale on marketplace but couldn't identify it from my own knowledge or with a Google search. Do you guys know what it is?
  11. And more important, what refill does it use? The eBay seller called it a Fibre-tip roller-ball, but its not showing up in my searches. FWIW, it really does say Caran d Ache in tiny letters around the barrel. Thank you for any help or advice.
  12. KiltedKrafts

    What Sheaffer is this?

    Hi guys n gals, i picked up a couple of Sheaffers but I’m having trouble identifying which model they are. This one has the fingernail nib of a Lady Sheaffer but is gold plated steel(?), engraved simply ‘Sheaffer’, and the barrel is way too plain, simple black plastic. Also, is the clip too long for a Lady? The cap fits beautifully to the barrel, very smooth transition. The pen is also a cartridge filler, i added the converter as it came with a nice crusty cartridge 😆 I don’t normally venture to Sheaffer, but as this one is such a nice writer i might have to dip in a bit more 🤭 Any and all help is gratefully received. Thank you all in advance. David C.
  13. vandersluys

    Help Identify Sheaffer (Flighter)

    I found this Sheaffer fountain pen in an antique shop this summer, but I'm not sure what model it is. I've looked on all the recommended identification websites and couldn't find one that looks like it. Can anyone identify it for me? I'm mostly wondering if the 96700 or 86700 converter would work to replace the old button filler (which I might get repaired eventually, but I wouldn't mind trying the pen first). Picture links: Full picture Nib and section Cap (it says "SHEAFFER - Made in Australia" on the cap) Button filler
  14. sansenri

    Visconti Id Early Model

    I recently acquired this Visconti pen but cannot identify the model name, if it does have a name... it is evidently an early model, it is made of wrapped celluloid, black-brown flake, and has a steel two tone nib with Visconti written vertically, top down, such as I have already seen on a Visconti Classic the nib is steel I assume as it has no gold markings the pen is approx 13.5 cm capped, short of 12 cm uncapped, and it is rather fat. It is a cartridge-converter pen. The material used is surely celluloid, you can smell the distictive odour of canfor as you open the barrel, and it is wrapped celloloid you can see the seam by looking closely, the dark colour however masks the seam almost completely, in normal lighting conditions. There is an earlier post by fabri00 in another thead about this pen https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/260584-can-you-identify-this-pen/ where this pen is mentioned but no model name mentioned since I do not know the model name googling to find info so far has proven useless the colour of the celluloid is really nice, the nib is rather stiff, and smallish, but the pen is not so big either, and writes, now, reasonably smooth with a fine to medium line (I had to slighly adjust the tines because under the loope they were evidently misaligned) any information is welcome (eric47??) thanks Enrico next to a sheaffer balance II for comparison the celluloid picks up the light in certain conditions
  15. I've had this elegant Waterman pen for at least the last six years. It worked fine when I received it, but I have recently had to replace the sac. As you can see from the writing sample, the pen is working perfectly again. I have no idea of the model. This didn't bother me when I got it, but it does now. I've been unable to find any clues online. A look at the family photo on the Raven's March Fountain Pens website tells me that it might have been inspired by the Citation and Conquest models, and it looks very 'space age' to me (could fit into the Atomium in Brussels). So I'd guess it is a 1950s pen. But I'm an ignoramus when it comes to Waterman pens, and even that could be wrong. I'm pretty sure it's made of plastic. The ring, clip and lever are silver-coloured. The nib is marked "Waterman's" and "18Cts". There is also what looks like the top half of a "7" at the back of the nib where it disappears into the section. The barrel is marked "Waterman's" and "Made in France" across two lines. This is just about visible, but I was unable to take a photo of the barrel markings. Guidance gladly given gratefully received! Here are some photos (apologies for the poor quality). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. --- END OF POST ---
  16. hi all bought this pen some 20 years ago in singapore at montblanc boutique and no longer have the box and tags. i've tried to get help identifying and getting the specs but cannot get much other than some contradictory info online. montblanc hasnt been very helpful, unfortunately. does anyone know about this pen? any info and/or background on this pen would be greatly appreciated. thx and cheers!
  17. Brontosaurus Pluto

    Help Identifying Old Omas

    Hello, can anyone identify this Omas? I am thinking it is from the 60s and it is a piston filler with a steel nib. Pelikan and Platinum for size reference. Thanks!
  18. Hello everyone, I just purchased this set of NoS Aurora sterling silver fountain+ballpoint pens (only FP shown in the photos), i need help with identification of the model name and any other info, many thanks in advance
  19. InkPartout

    Identify This Waterman Model ?

    Reposted from an old topic: Maybe this entry deserves a new topic (if I don't get an answer, I'm going to do that: or would someone do that for me or move it to a better place if they think it would be better), but I'm just to use the same title, "Help Identifying Waterman Pens"... I don't have, but want acquire, a particular model of Waterman fountain pen, well, technically it was a cartridge pen becauase it didn't come with bottle filler. This model was extant in the very late seventies or early eighties, although it could have been made outside that period as well. The one I had was a silver coloured smooth metal (stainless steel). I have included a picture of what remember is an identical model (except the picture is of a bottle-filler). The features I would point out are i) the almost cylindrical shape of the capped pen, squarely cut at the cap end, and barrel slightly tapering toward the end ii) the characteristic 'W' shape of the ink flow assembly where the nib is seen to enter the pen (not clear from the picture, unless it is magnified up). Can anyone ID this model ? It might finding another easier if I had a name. InkPartout 28.March.2019 31.March.2019
  20. em_the_pen

    Unusual Platinum Pen?

    I unexpectedly won this vintage pen on eBay recently. It is my first Platinum pen! I must say, even though I had to do a thorough cleaning and purchase a new converter, it does not disappoint! However, after scouring the internet, I can't seem to find anything about this specific model. It looks like it might be a variant on the PTL-10000 or PTL-5000 maybe? At least the shape of the barrel and the nib seem to imply that. If anyone could knows anything or can identify this pen, I'd really appreciate it. I'm very curious.
  21. Hello! I've bought some second-hand fountain pens, which arrived the day before ysterday. Most still had some ink in them, a few dried, so I've let them soak for two days. This particular ink was in a still functioning as is pen and kind of struck me: I thought it was Noodler's zhivago at first (little blob below it) but it's a more intense green. It really looks almost black in the darker parts. The previous owner thought it might have been Robert Oyster green black, but wasn't sure since she had over 800 colors.. 😂 Any guesses whether that may be the color? Or any other guesses? I really like it.. 😂 Any help is appreciated!
  22. Hi I am in the middle of writing a new chapter on fountain pen caps. I have a photo of a pen section with nib and I would like to identify it. The original info got lost in the belly of my computer. Search on Google image for hours and couldn't find it. Your help is appreciated. Thanks.
  23. My grandfather recently passed away, and one of the items that he left to me was a Parker Vacumatic. I have tried to figure out more about the pen from online articles and unofficial Parker collector sites, but so far have not had much luck. It seems that this particular pen is somewhat different than many of the most common subtypes. I was hoping that someone here might have the expertise to help me identify the when it was made, the subtype/style, and any other relevant information that could help me in appreciating this final gift from my grandfather. While I would never sell it, any insights you had regarding its value would also be greatly appreciated. I have uploaded several photos of the pen's various elements to this album: https://imgur.com/fpngallery/ne786kA Some of the features of this pen seem somewhat rare or abnormal: - the blue diamond on the clip is actually black (perhaps due to age?) - the band around the bottom of the cap is silver in color and comprised of fine horizontal lines (seems like a different design than most) - nib has an arrow etched on it, but is gold (not two-toned) Thank you in advance, and I look forward to any information you can provide!
  24. webi14

    Hello From Poland

    Hi everyone. This is my first post, an I'd like to please you to help me identify this pen. Thanks!





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