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Maritime posted a topic in IntroductionsHi FPN people! My grandfather had a book shop in Trysil, Norway, that recently closed for business.It was rather sad to see them close as it had been in our family for generations before him. When we cleaned out the shop we found many beautiful fountain fillers. Mostly unused (mint?). Some probably dating back from the 40s and 50s. Parker 51s amongst other. Theres a lot of different brands. Someone Ive never heard of. Its about 50 pens. There are some of the spare parts. Ill share some photos in hope of getting some information on the pens and maybe if theyre even worth selling. As theyre m
My wife just showed me a pen her grandmother passed on to her. More accurately, I found the gold cardboard box in the basement marked "Sheaffer's" and asked her if I could look inside. There was a black cadet (at least, I think it's a cadet) in gorgeous condition, but with a steel nib marked "M1" instead of the expected "33". it also contained the original directions on some very yellowed but hardy and intact paper. I doubt her grandmother had the nib replaced and I haven't yet inked it up or cleaned it to see its condition. Externally, it's in very, very good shape, and the action of the to
In case this might be of interest, here's the story of a Sheaffer Tip-Dip Cadet I now have. Six months or so ago, I bid on an Ebay pen that supposedly was a Sheaffer Snorkel in excellent condition. I thought I was paying a very good price (around $20, as I recall it) and won the auction a little easier than I thought I would. After receiving the item, I realized two things: first, that it had been misidentified and actually was a Tip-Dip Cadet and, second, that the sac was brittle and disintegrated to hard pieces when I touched it. I already had two Cadets in excellent condition that were