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  1. alexwi

    Dating Pilot Pens

    Hi, I was trying to find information about a wooden Custom that I have and came across this site: http://estilofilos.blogspot.com/2013/09/datation-of-japanese-pens-i-introduction.html Links to parts 2, 3, and 4 of the article are on the right side of the web page. Looks like my pen was made in June of 1979. Moderators, if this is a duplicate post, please remove it. I apologize. Alex
  2. Hello, fellow Sheaffer'S lovers, I recently acquired and worked a bit on a flat-top that is truly lovely (and now writes nicely too ), but I'm having some thoughts about dating it (e.g. "help!") I've attached some relevant photos... the clip is the round ball humped variety, and that with the barrel imprint suggests mid-to-late 1920s, but the feed on the nib is the full-cut comb type, and that says to me 1939 or so. Perhaps the nib is a replacement? I would love to hear some thoughts and opinings. Matt
  3. hello everyone im a newbie in the fountain pen world i bought a montblanc 149 from a local second hand network and after a few days of thorough research i realized that there is something sketchy about this pen according to the chart here https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/170282-dating-montblanc-149s/ it seems like it was assembled with parts from different periods the nib is two toned 18k the feed is split ebonite the filler thread is plastic theres only one umlaut in meisterstuck and theres no serial number plus the GERMANY font looks different from the ot
  4. As usual, when travelling I always look for the smaller older stationery stores as they usually have some old stock that are always interesting. This time, I found some old drawing pens, the disposable plastic-tipped type. Not really a collectible stuff, but I bought they anyway since they're very cheap and still works anyway. What i'm interested in knowing, is the approximate age of these pens. For me, this is one is the most interesting one. The Sailor B-1 Color Drawing. I never knew Sailor products were sold here in my country (Indonesia) and if they were at some time, it was quite som
  5. stephanos

    Lamy Persona: Some Questions

    I bought a Lamy Persona today (it sneaked up on me from the window of a local antique shop). It's the first one I've encountered in person, and it seems to be fairly uncommon. For more information and pictures, see this excellent review by gds from 2008. The version I have looks exactly the same, except that mine doesn't have the little bump at the top of the clip (4th picture in the linked review, compared with 3rd picture in this post). I prefer the cleaner line this renders. The converter says, "Lamy / W.Germany", which I guess dates it to the 1980s. It looks like the pen I bought was use
  6. lvda

    Dating Recent Montblanc 146

    Dear All, Hope that some of the experts here are able to help me. I am moving my interest from vintage to newer versions. Thanks to the various discussions here on dating I think I have a general clue on how to date the vintage versions. However, I now would like to buy the very latest version of the normal 146 (but still preferably 'used', in order to get it a bit cheaper). So my questions are the following: when was the latest change in the standard 146?what were the changes (internally? use of the 'pink bubblegum'? externally?) and, most importantly, how can I recognise the latest versi
  7. Hello, My grandfather was a fountain pen person, so there are many fountain pens rolling around in random places in our house (One day, I found a Parker behind a toilet...). Anyway, I found this Montblanc 149 in my grandfather's old room. Is this pen real or fake? When was this pen made? Is that rust in the nib, or is the color supposed to be red? Thank you. William S. Park
  8. Mr Tutt

    Aurora 88 Ink Window

    Does anyone know when the ink windows in the Aurora 88s changed colors? I have an 88 #994559 with an amber looking window, and another, #1149369 with reddish tint. I also note that the cap on the older model is slightly shorter than on the newer one. Does anyone have info on that. Also I just acquired an vintage 88 Nikargenta. Does this cap require any special treatment other than the usual care? Thanks for any light you can shed on these questions as I try to learn more than I've already gleaned from this forum about these great pens. Mr. Tutt
  9. I am not an expert but I like to collect vintage FP's. Only some people has 'the secret' of dating, so as a buyer I always need help. It would be very useful if the more experienced FPN members would render evident some wrong datings that happen to appear even in the case of the more honest sellers on eBay (and not only) This auction for a Wirt eyedropper seems to me curious. The barrel and the cap is of an early Paul E Wirt eyedropper, as for the feed, the vent-hole type was patented in April 1903. The two-line print was used by Wirt from 1889 until 1902. Could be such an ED considered fro
  10. Oh great...a new pen-session.... Last year I bought a lot of five or so pens because they were all Parkers, except for this one Sheaffer with a Triumph nib. I wrote with it a while, then cleaned and put it away...but the full-fledged obsession just hit. Where's the best place to find info on the nibs, the pens that 'wear' them, and the filling systems? This is some form of plunger-fill but I am unsure if it's Touchdown, or what. How do I date and ID this pen? It's an admitted Frankenpen with a non-matching Admiral cap that more or less fits. The nib reads Sheaffer'S, 14k, and is prob
  11. shirtdj

    Help Identifying This Montblanc

    G'Day All, This is my first post after recently joining the FPN. I'm hoping one or more of the members will be able to assist me in identifying the following pen. After being fortunate enough to acquire my first Montblanc last year on a trip to Europe, a 149, I’ve been enjoying reading the forum posts and learning about the different models and variants. After buying the 149, I was looking for a matching MB crystal inkwell and ended up buying an inkwell and pen stand on eBay at a very good price. As it turns out the pen stand is too small for the 149 but the bonus was that a MB fountain
  12. Hi, I'm trying to date this parker duofold, Can't find any material on the nib code which helps me to do this. Any help would be much appreciated. Also, i'd like to know how to read the number&dot code on the nibs of some old parkers. Nib has standard markings (parker, 14CT made in england) and at the base has: 15 4 . . . Many thanks! http://i.imgur.com/B3VbvTGl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/P1m2Crnl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/nj0kadol.jpg

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