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  1. Dear members, I inherited a pen from my grandparents and I would like to know if it is valuable or not. However, I didn't find this type on the internet so I don't have any information abouit it. Could someone please provide me an evaluation about it's value? I attached some pictures about the pen. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.
  2. Recent haul from the flea bay! Italian fountain pen maker MARLEN's Silver 7 Wonders "Christ the Redeemer" fountain pen , happens to be a Limited Edition too. The seller mentioned that each design is limited to 77 pieces, although I am not sure about this information. These beautifully crafted and exquisite looking fountain pens had my attention for quite some time, but for the price. These pens are not inexpensive, or at least the website www.giardino.it/pens/marlen/index.php has these listed at 1490 Euros or 1670 US Dollars (which is in fact an "offer price" on the actual MRP of 1740 Euro or 1950 US Dollars). I very well assume that shipping would be extra, and taxes, if any. Well, the haul was at...well, let me keep that undisclosed While this piece of art will take a while to reach me after it has traveled half the world, here are the pictures from the seller. As I do not know much about Marlens and have never used them before, I will be honest - it was an impulse buy! Feel free to comment and let me know how you feel about this new acquisition of mine...
  3. Here is the next volume of the Dromgoole's podcast. We have an interview with Mark Cole from Coles of London who distributes Visconti. Also we show some cool used pens we got here at the store, and conclude a giveaway.
  4. hi all this is my latest adquisitions , i was looking long time for then, and i found them at a price i can afford, so i brougth them, im VERY HAPPY, this is a STIPULA EUTURIA RAINBOW PRISM 88 its a real beauty, im in love with her and this other one is the MARLEN ALEPH flex nib now comes the hardest part, the waiting, i have to wait about a month for them to arrive in Mexico. this adquisitions left me broke, but i think its worth it Saludos desde Mexico amigos
  5. drsky125

    Marlen Aderl Review

    This is my review of the Marlen Aderl. This fountain pen from Marlen bears the name of the currency used in Atella, an ancient Oscan city in the southern part of Italy. Marlen is an Italian brand, maker of collectibles, artisan-crafted luxury writing instruments. http://i65.tinypic.com/2rf51sg.jpg Appearance: The Aderl is a large and relatively short fountain pen, which shares some similarities with other cigar-shaped Italian pens like the Delta Dolce Vita. It is made of resin and features engraved trims made of sterling silver. The nib is a single-tone 14k nib. The model that I am reviewing features a medium sized nib (which is the same size as on all my other pens). The resin has two distinct colors. The barrel sports a nice light-and-dark brown gradient, whose tones and variations remind of wood. The cap and and the finial at the end of the barrel use a dark brown/black resin. http://i67.tinypic.com/5n673s.jpg The bottom of the barrel and of the cap have some nice antique accents that consist of an engraved sterling silver trim (thin at the end of the barrel, thicker at the end of the cap). The sterling silver trim on the cap is engraved with the latin words “ordo populesque atellarus” and is followed by four alternating dark brown-light brown thin rings that repeat the tones of the pen. Just above are marked “Marlen Italy Aderl” and the pen serial number. The silver clip has a very art deco style. It is thick, short and has an original shape. The clip is sturdy and offers some resistance but given its short length, I am not sure if it is really usable. http://i66.tinypic.com/33m0gnk.jpg The nib (medium size) is a little longer than what I have seen on my other pens. I think this is actually a good thing since it adds a bit of length to the pen. The pen I received sports a single-tone nib, which differs from the two-tone nib shown on most pictures that I found online for this pen. The nib is engraved with “Marlen, Italy”, “14 k” and the size “M”. http://i63.tinypic.com/2mgtr80.jpg Overall, the pen looks stunning. It is curvy and the brown colors mix well with the numerous silver trims. The resin is top quality and the patterns created by the light-brown color on the barrel can be mistaken for wood. Build quality: The pen gives an impression of solidity and high-quality craftsmanship. The cap screws on the barrel. The threads on the dark brown resin are thick and well machined, making the screwing/unscrewing a very smooth experience. The same applies to the threads machined on the finial, at the end of the barrel. http://i64.tinypic.com/a4wrvs.jpg The piston filling mechanism offers little resistance but does not feel cheap. While I have only inked the pen once, the reservoir seems to hold a relatively large volume of ink (not as much as in a TWSBI 580, but more than in a standard converter). http://i64.tinypic.com/34ysh15.jpg Dependability: I have only used the pen for a few hours. What I can say is that in every situations so far, the ink just flows in a consistent manner. For this review, I inked the pen with J Herbin “Lie de Thé”, which is known to be a very fluid ink and which may have helped getting this consistent thick stream. Nevertheless, I feel that this pen will stay well lubricated and will perform in a similar manner regardless of the ink consistency. The nib, at least in this size (M), is a real pleasure to handle. Comfort: Among what I would consider the “fat” pens in my collection (e.g., Delta Fusion One, ST Dupont Olympio), the Aderl is at least as comfortable. It is lighter than the Dupont and shorter than the Delta. I love the way the nib just slides on the paper with the slightest pressure. Since I do not post my pens, I will not comment on this but given how light the pen feels in the hand, I believe that posting would not be an issue. The threads on the barrel do not interfere with the holding position. Overall, this is one of my most comfortable pens. Writing experience: Did I mention how smooth the writing experience was? The pen produces a very consistent stream of ink that is hardly impacted by the pen holding position and the writing speed. The nib is not a flex nib but responds a bit to the amount of pressure applied. This was somewhat visible based on the nice shading obtained with Lie de Thé. Value: Even at full retail price (~$375), I would consider this pen a great value. At $175 (from an ebay seller), it was a no brainer. The quality of the craftsmanship combined with the unique look and the piston mechanism completely justify the price. Conclusions and score: The Marlen Aderl is an impressive pen from an Italian brand which, in my opinion, deserves more consideration than what it actually receives. The pen has a superb look and provides a great writing experience. Through this purchase, I am very happy to have discovered a new brand and I highly recommend this pen to any enthusiast. Appearance: 5 / 5 Build quality: 4.5 / 5 Dependability: 5 / 5 Comfort: 5 / 5 Writing experience: 5 / 5 Value: 5 / 5
  6. hi all this is my latest adquisitions , i was looking long time for them, and i found them at a price i can afford, so i brougth them, im VERY HAPPY, this is a STIPULA EUTURIA RAINBOW PRISM 88 its a real beauty, im in love with her and this other one is the MARLEN ALEPH flex nib now comes the hardest part, the waiting, i have to wait about a month for them to arrive in Mexico. this adquisitions left me broke, but i think its worth it Saludos desde Mexico amigos
  7. Here is the second episode of the podcast series, I have also done some small video clips in-between. This is an interview with Ken Jones from Yafa, and there is an exciting giveaway! Again I would love to hear any and all feedback. I did shorten this one up a bit as requested. We did showcase many new Pineider, Marlen, and Conklin pens in the video!
  8. innerdunnart

    Marlen Class

    Is any one willing and able to comment on these pens? 14k nib, cc filler and slightly left field trim materials. I can not find them on Marlen's own site, only on some retailers' sites
  9. visvamitra

    Brown - Marlen

    Marlen is italian producer of fountain pens. It seems they offer also inks. I was given this ink during polish FPD (fountain pen day). Marlen Brwon isn't very interesting. It can be described as an average brown. It's sold in generic 30 ml bottle. The color is medium saturated. The ink lacks lubrication but flows rather well. It's not waterproof. Ink Splash Drops of ink on kitchen towel Software ID Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Sport, B Eversharp Skyline, Rhodia FPR Guru, Lyreco Budger, Comparison
  10. tryphon

    New Distributor For Marlen

    We are happy to announce that we have been selected by Marlen of Italy to be their new distributor for North America. Dealer enquiries (or any other questions) welcome: contact me via PM or via email at heritageandstyle@comcast.net Giovanni Abrate
  11. Atellan Tales is a series made by Marlen approx 15 years ago with brick red, green-blue, and yellow-black ebonite and in two sizes: business (regular) and magnum (large). http://blog.giardino.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Maschere.jpg All the fountain pens are piston filled and feature sterling silver trims and steel nibs. Their price is really very interesting; not only for the huge discount (more than 50-60%), but also for their inherent value. Please look at my page for all details: http://www.giardino.it/pens/marlen/maschere.php The pens honour the ancient Neapolitan theatre, which masks they took their names from. Read more about their cultural origins in my Blog's article: Atellan Tales by Marlen: Italian comedy at the time of Plautus
  12. Adam of Bertrams Inkwell

    Back In Stock... Marlen Aleph Fountain Pen!

    Every now and then, I come across a pen that is of particular value combined with a unique capability. The flexible Marlen Aleph pen shown above is such a pen. It is a piston filler with a nib made from fine harmonic steel that allows a beautiful calligraphic script. The harmonic steel nib guarantees a good flow for a controlled flex making a line of 1.0 to 1.5 millimeters. To control the flex of the nib, the pen presents two lateral cuts to accomplish a functional task without overshadowing the aesthetic component. The body of the pen is made of mother-of-pearl resin in lava grey or black refined with a full stainless steel barrel fully inspired to the old flat tops, without any kind of ornaments (rings and more) to divide the line. The pen is 143 mm of length; 111 mm for the body and 62 mm for the cap. The total weight is 30.9 grams (complete and refilled) of which 10.4 grams for the cap and 20.5 for the body. These characteristics lead to a balance allowing the pen to fit perfectly with the hand cavity. The filler system used is a piston filler in which the barrel end has as its main aim the protection of the mechanism from accidental or clunky actions. The harmonic steel nib guarantees a good flow for a controlled flex making a line of 1 to 1.5 millimeters. To limit the necessary strength for the flexion of the nib, the pen presents two lateral cuts to accomplish a functional task without the overshadow of the aesthetic component. You can find the Marlen Aleph on our website: https://www.bertramsinkwell.com/Marlen for special pricing.
  13. n.ates

    Marlen Nib

    Hello ...This Marlen from Ebay. I got it. Is this nip on the pen nip Marlen? I wonder ... Or fake? Thanks...





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