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  1. Since I got my first Boston pen as a gift (it’s still in my avatar, though the nib has been repaired since then) I’ve been fortunate enough to find several similar Dutch pens from the ‘40s and ‘50s. Nice celluloid and small, soft nibs are characteristic of these pens. Flex or semi-flex nibs are frequently found. Usually these pens are fantastic writers. There’s something about those nibs, small as they may be, that I just can’t find on modern pens. Today I found six more of these pens in an antiques store, all with 14k nibs, at €10 each. The Kaweco Sport on
  2. After getting my old Boston pen repaired, the sac lasted 3 months :-( . Since then Ive used it as a dip pen. It writes gloriously, at least I think it does. Only one store in Holland is able to repair pens like this and a couple of weeks ago I had to be in that city and dropped off the pen for another sac repair. As fate will have it, they had another vintage Boston for sale, a blue one, fully restored and ready to rock. I passed, because I have enough pens and am already suffering from option anxiety on which ones to ink up... but I talked about that pen when I got home. Yesterday my wife h
  3. SpinningAnna

    Hello From The Netherlands

    Hi, my name is Anna. I was given a fountain pen September 2018, a Pelican M205 with a broad nib. It brought back the joy from learning writing at school in the '70s. We used a slanted French round hand in the Netherlands, with fountain pens. The Pelikan showed me quickly that I prefer lighter pens, with finer nibs. And that I hold my pen ridiculously far away from the nib. Somewhere half way the pen? And use it uncapped. As I went out and looked for a pen matching those preferences I found out I may be a bit of an odd duck with today's enamourement with broad heavy cigar type fountain pens.
  4. One80Chipmunk

    Grandson Of Gerner Pen Co. Owner

    I'm the grandson of the owner of Gerner Pen Company. He had 100+ cigar boxes filled with parts (casings, nibs, etc.) in his Dorchester basement. Today, unfortunately, only a few dozen Gerner pins are in our possession. Any history people could give me would be appreciated. I still use Gerner pen and pencils. Thanks to this group for its existence. Although I now live in the American Midwest, I have great memories and fondness for the work Grandpa Gerner did...
  5. Hi Everyone! Thought I would use this forum to discuss the upcoming Hub on 09/25/15. (To register for any of the worldwide Hubs, please go to www.pelikan.com/hubs ) I am seeking ideas regarding place, activities, etc. If anyone here knows where last years' Boston Hub took place, I would really appreciate the info, thanks! Also, if you know approximately how many people registered/attended, that would be great also! Thanks so much, and I look forward to discussing this with you! Carolyn
  6. CJ_ung


    Hello all, I'll be in New York City, Boston , and New Haven CT later this summer and I was wondering if any of you know of any pen shops in and about those regions. Any experiences with items purchased there would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, CJ
  7. Hello friends! Do you guys know about any kind of pen show that happens near the Boston area? If not, what happens on the east coast that its not in NYC? best!!!
  8. Vintage bug has bitten...and now wondering if I should learn how to resac etc etc. Perhaps the best thing you can do is talk me out of the whole thing....
  9. Scans are here: http://tinyurl.com/polwxr3 download a .zip file with all the scans in here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qkpqzg Please note that plate 25 was missing from the copy I scanned, all of the rest are there. This book was published in 1795. William Milns did the calligraphy and Harry Ashby engraved it. This book was popular enough that it continued to be published until the 1850s in England. William Milns emigrated from England to America at some point after publishing this book, and his grave may be found today in Boston, in the old burying ground, on Boston common near B
  10. Hey guys! I'm pretty new to fountain pens, but I would love to find a good store nearby me. Does anyone know of any really good pen or ink stores in the greater Boston area? I just don't like purchasing such personal items (how a pen meshes with one's handwriting is, in my opinion, very personal) online. Especially if I were to dish out on an expensive pen; I have a Lamy Safari EF nib now, and I love it, but I was thinking of getting myself something a bit nicer before college, but only if I can purchase it in person. Thank you!

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