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  1. Time Left: 27 days and 8 hours

    • For Sale
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    Thinning out my collection. - Parker Duofold Centennial Mk III, 2013 Q1 (date code “France IIIL”), 18k gold medium nib, C/C, Parker box incl., excellent used condition — 300 US$ –– SOLD - Parker 51 Vacumatic (restored), 1940s, Dove Grey, Fine nib, no box and papers — 125 US$ - Parker Sonnet Vison Foncé Chinese Laque, 1995 Q2 (“France IIT”), 18k Fine nib, 23k gold-plated trim, C/C (Parker converter incl.), box and papers incl. (light blue ink staining inside of the box), Near mint never inked (ink in box must be from another pen) –– 250 US$ REDUCED TO 225 USD –– SOLD - Sheaffer 46 Special Service Pen, ca. 1922, Fine nib, Black celluloid, Lever Filler fountain pen (restored), Barrel engraved: "Service Pen Loaned by Turtle Lake Drug Company" This pen was provided by Sheaffer as a replacement pen while customer's pen was serviced, Clip ball brassing and small imperfections commensurate with age and use. Otherwise excellent –– 250 US$ REDUCED TO 225 USD - Bexley Submariner Grande, Butterscotch color, Gold-plated two-tone stainless steel F nib, C/C (converter included), Excellent used condition, No box and papers –– 175 US$ — SOLD - Cross Metropolis set (1995), Made in US, Fountain Pen, Ball point pen (optional soft tip included), Mechanical pencil (all working perfectly); chrome, black lacquer cap, Gold-plated steel Broad nib, C/C (converter included), box and papers incl., very good used condition, minor traces of use –– 150 US$ - Cross Century (1st generation 1982 model), Made in Ireland, Gold-plated steel Fine nib, C/C, Excellent used condition, no box and papers –– 85 US$ - Cross Century II Lustrous Chrome (model from 1996, later model with no "made in" indication), Stainless steel Medium nib, C/C, Excellent used condition, no box and papers –– 55 US$ - Cross Townsend Medalist (model from 1993, this example from 1996), Made in US, Stainless steel Fine nib, 23k gold-plated trim, C/C (converter incl.), Excellent used condition, no box and papers –– 65 US$ REDUCED TO 55 USD Shipping from Belgium to Europe and USA: $ 35

    $1,000

    - BE

  2. 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!!!
  3. *sorry it's a pen and pencil set* Parents passed recently and I found this pen while cleaning out their house. I remember playing with it as a kid but I know nothing about it. I'm going to keep it just wondering if anyone can tell me anything about it. Thank you
  4. LINKED BLOG BELOW For more irrelevant pictures , I am sure people like me would click Cross Peerless 125 Tokyo Edition PRELUDE Plurality of singularities Among many other fountain pen lovers, I do retain a high level of adoration for the way the Sailor nibs look, aren’t they just beautiful? Paradoxically enough, there is also a certain distaste, when it comes to my acceptance of their nib smoothness. My humble experience has been mostly with sailor nibs straight from Japan and not the US market. Alas! the glassy smooth angle to manoeuvre writing with the Japanese ones (except the Nagin
  5. While I use my smartphone for many things, I still manage tasks the old fashioned way -- on paper in a notebook. I find that the physical act of writing with a pen keeps things in my head better than typing them into a digital task manager. I mostly use my fountain pens for this (various colors for different purposes), but I like to have a rollerball or two on hand for back-up in case a pen has dried a bit or is acting finicky. I've been attempting to use Cross rollerballs for this -- in part because they offer purple and red as well as blue and black. However, lately I have fo
  6. Could anyone tell me how much a Cross Bailey's cap should be expected to wobble? - eg when capped? I've just bought a Bailey whose cap does this, shifting around by as much as a millimeter on either side. The wobble is especially noticeable when the pen's held by the cap. How typical is this of Baileys? My other Cross pens (Calais, Century & cherished Dubai) all have very secure caps.
  7. Hello, new here this is my first post. I am a fountain pen newbie, looking to learn more about them! I recently acquired a late 90’s titanium-gold Cross Townsend with 14k gold nib. Unfortunately there’s dry ink in it from many years ago. I am soaking and flushing it to clean it. Using only water and converter. My question is: How can I clean the dry ink off of the nib itself, without damaging the gold? There’s an ink patch near the base as well as along the breathing line. 14K nib units seem to be very hard to find these days, so I want to u
  8. Just before pressing the "buy now" button, I went thru the reviews and found that it is a PLASTIC pen!! Wouldn't mind paying 10, 15 or 20 dollars for a plastic pen, but $50? And, since when the iconic Century has been made out of cheap plastic? All the Century pens I own (made in USA) are metal. Why did Cross thought using plastic was a great idea? I really wanted to get back to the brand, but the more I try, the more disappointed I become. The Century Classic Black pen is just lovely looking. What a waste of design.
  9. The-Thinker

    Sailor Cross Nibs

    To those who own a sailor naginata and a cross nib. I am curious to know that are the two nib tines for the cross nib longer than usual or they appear like that due to stacking them? Since i own a sailor naginata nib and the two arms are slightly longer than the usual nib tines. So i was wondering if they use pre-naginata nibs for their cross nibs or they use regular nibs with extra tipping (like the zoom).
  10. LuckyDog10

    Why, Verve, Why?

    My husband was paring down his collection and gave me this lovely Cross (he knows I'm a fan of the brand). I want to love the Verve, I really do - but even when I deliberately grip the pen farther back on the body, after a long writing session my grip "migrates" a bit and this happens. I'm not even particularly close to the nib; I swear the ink JUMPS from that little slit in the chrome and seeks my finger out! Any tips? Or do I just need to make more frequent grip adjustments? This issue has caused me to pull this lovely pen out of my daily carry rotation (not that I'm
  11. Cross Townsend Scuderia Ferrari Rosso Corsa Red 18kt Gold Nib Fountain Pen On Sale for $220 Retail Price is $400 Makes a remarkable gift for Fountain Pen Aficionados and Ferrari lovers as well.
  12. akszugor

    Cross Violet

    Manufacturer: Cross Series, colour: Violet Pen: Waterman Hemisphere „F” Paper: Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Specifications: Flow rate: very good Lubrication: good Bleed through: noticeable Shading: noticeable Feathering: unnoticeable Saturation: good A drop of ink smeared with a nib The ink smudged with a cotton pad Lines Water resistance Ink drying time Ink drops on a handkerchief Chromatography Sample text in an Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Sample text in an Oxford notebook A5 (90 g / m2) Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook No 16 (90 g / m2) Samp
  13. akszugor

    Cross Blue-Black

    Manufacturer: Cross Series, colour: Blue-Black Pen: Waterman Hemisphere „F” Paper: Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Specifications: Flow rate: very good Lubrication: good Bleed through: unnoticeable Shading: noticeable Feathering: unnoticeable Saturation: good A drop of ink smeared with a nib The ink smudged with a cotton pad Lines Water resistance Ink drying time Ink drops on a handkerchief Chromatography Sample text in an Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Sample text in an Oxford notebook A5 (90 g / m2) Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook No 16 (90 g / m2)
  14. akszugor

    Cross Black

    Manufacturer: Cross Series, colour: Black Pen: Waterman Hemisphere „F” Paper: Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Specifications: Flow rate: good Lubrication: good Bleed through: possible point Shading: unnoticeable Feathering: unnoticeable Saturation: very good A drop of ink smeared with a nib The ink smudged with a cotton pad Lines Water resistance Ink drying time Ink drops on a handkerchief Chromatography Sample text in an Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Sample text in an Oxford notebook A5 (90 g / m2) Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook No 16 (90 g / m2)
  15. akszugor

    Cross Red

    Manufacturer: Cross Series, colour: Red Pen: Waterman Hemisphere „F” Paper: Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Specifications: Flow rate: very good Lubrication: good Bleed through: possible point Shading: noticeable Feathering: unnoticeable Saturation: very good A drop of ink smeared with a nib The ink smudged with a cotton pad Lines Water resistance Ink drying time Ink drops on a handkerchief Chromatography Sample text in an Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Sample text in an Oxford notebook A5 (90 g / m2) Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook No 16 (90 g / m2)
  16. akszugor

    Cross Green

    Producent: Cross Seria, kolor: Green Pióro: Waterman Hemisphere „F” Papier: Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Specifications: Flow rate: very good Lubrication: good Bleed through: noticeable Shading: noticeable Feathering: unnoticeable Saturation: very good A drop of ink smeared with a nib The ink smudged with a cotton pad Lines Water resistance Ink drying time Ink drops on a handkerchief Chromatography Sample text in an Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Sample text in an Oxford notebook A5 (90 g / m2) Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook No 16 (90 g / m2) Sam
  17. akszugor

    Cross Blue

    Manufacturer: Cross Series, colour: Blue Pen: Waterman Hemisphere „F” Paper: Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Specifications: Flow rate: good Lubrication: good Bleed through: possible point Shading: noticeable Feathering: unnoticeable Saturation: good A drop of ink smeared with a nib The ink smudged with a cotton pad Lines Water resistance Ink drying time Ink drops on a handkerchief Chromatography Sample text in an Image Volume (gramatura 80 g / m2) Sample text in an Oxford notebook A5 (90 g / m2) Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook No 16 (90 g / m2) Sample
  18. I am always hunting inexpensive notebooks or legal pads that are fountain pen friendly for my work. I have been, for the most part, disappointed by the cheap quality of the paper on most pads and notebooks for everyday use. Last night, I spotted a display of these "new" notebooks that boast a high quality paper that resists ink bleed. At $1.97 per notebook, I decided to purchase a couple. A Quick Review of the new Five Star Coillege Ruled Notebook by Acco Brands in A5-related size: This notebook is made in the U.S, and is Number 11231. It has a 2 subject divider and a colorful cover.
  19. Cross Century II Collection for Scuderia Ferrari Polished Chrome Fountain Pen Fine Only $59.99 Free Shipping in The USA This Scuderia Ferrari officially licensed Century II writing instrument was designed to reflect the extraordinary passion and talent that drives the Scuderia Ferrari Racing Team on the track. With its signature colors and custom-designed clip, it brings to mind all the speed and excitement of Formula 1™ racing. It also reflects the impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail that Cross is famous for.
  20. giacomodelbianco

    Actual Us President (Donald Trump) Pen

    Dear All, I was looking at the pen used by Donald Trump for signing the executive orders (I have attached a picture). I know it is a Cross Townsend black but I noticed it is not a pen, it is most a black marker. Looking on the Cross official site I didn't find any Townsend Cross Marker model, only Roller (that was the one of the former Barack Obama), ballpoint and fountain pen. Is it pheraps a special model not available on the market?
  21. What pen is this? It says "Elysee german point" on nib and "Cross" on the cap. Is there something unusual about the nib? It doesn't have a breather hole. It writes well. Nib is extra-fine or fine (i'm not really sure). It is an eyedropper. Cap is pull type. https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1596207729__index6.jpg https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1596207756__index5.jpg https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1596207779__index4.jpg https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/uploads/imgs/fpn_1596207811__index.jpg https://www.fount
  22. ParkersandPilots

    Matte Black Cross Bailey

    Pen: Cross Bailey Nib: Medium Cost: $35 Packaging & Accessories: (8/10): The pen came in a square box with 6 ink cartridges but no converter. The white box it comes in is nice and holds the pen and the ink cartridges. The only quirk with it is that the pen cap have to separated to be put away, there are two slots, one for the cap and one for the pen body, grip section and nib. Appearance & Design (10/10) The pen has a matte black finish and looks like a much more expensive pen. The pen also has some good weight to it. It doesn’t feel cheap or flimsy like some other plastic pens
  23. Anderglan

    A Proper Converter For Older Cross Atx?

    Will this converter shown here fit an *older* CROSS ATX (I presume), # 9080 (or 0806?) on the grip section?
  24. Please help with identifying (and maybe dating, first of all) my two Cross Townsend Lapis Lazuli, which look a bit different. The differences are most in disign of nibs and feeds, but also in serial numbers (on section thread). Also, prints on caps are different, "Cross - USA" and "Cross Made in USA" respectively. I`ve been told, that nibs of Townsends were made by Pelikan, but I cant idenify wich one (or both maybe)? But nibs are quite different, the F nib is much more rigid than M (with "curvy" tins). Thanks https://images.vfl.ru/ii/1554894246/9fc53d24/26136401_m.jpg https://images.vfl.ru/i
  25. visvamitra

    Cross Violet Ink

    A.T. Cross Company was founded in 1846 by Richard Cross in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Cross is the oldest manufacturer of quality writing tools in America. Personally I ws never interested in their pens and inks. However yesterday during Pen Hub in Poland I had a chance to fill a pen with their new blue/black ink. As I had only one solid fill it won't be review, more my impressions after using 1 ml of ink. New inks come in 2oz (62.5ml) elegant glass body with a custom cap embossed with the new Cross lion logo. The new squared-off corners of the cap makes for easier gripping when opening and





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