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  1. So my pen dealer out of the blue messages me yesterday to tell me that she's got a NOS Parker 25 for me. We go back and forth with pictures and pricing and she also discloses the existence of a Parker 45 Convertible GT with a 14K gold nib that is also for sale. Resistance is futile and so I cave in! Today I picked up these two beauties: an old NOS Parker 25 Stainless Steel with black trim with original box, original Spanish sticker price hanging from the clip, and a clear tag identifying this pen as a 25 with a fine nib. Turns out the pen was made in England between 1975 and 1979 as there is no code in the cap. It is a flat top with no dimple. Lovely pen! And then, I get the Parker 45 which came with a black barrel, a 14K fine nib and an original metal squeeze converter. All these for just $53!! I already have a bunch of 45 pens, but none made in the US (only England and Mexico), and none with a gold nib or gold trim. I promptly switched the barrel to a Flighter one I had from a pen that came with a faulty section, since I already have an Arrow and a Convertible pen with a black barrel. What do you all think?
  2. Jebus

    Nos Service

    Just wondering... Does a late 70s NOS Montblanc 149 needs some special attention or service before putting it in use? Any recommandations?
  3. truthpil

    Which Pelikan Blue-Black?

    Hi All, Recently I purchased a NOS Pelikan cartridge pen made in "W. Germany" that had the original blue-black ink cartridge inside. Of course the cartridge didn't say anything other than "Pelikan" on it, so I'm assuming it was 4001 Blue-black. The color of the ink was much darker than the current manifestation of Pelikan 4001 Blue-black. It was so dark that you'd have to shine some light on the paper to discern the blue...I loved it! Does anyone have an idea what ink this was and if it's possible to get a hold of it today? I'm hoping I don't have to hunt for 1980s cartridges. I'm also wondering if the cartridge ink is darker than the bottled ink in general. Thanks for any help!
  4. Can you help ID this pen? Found it in the study the other day... Sorry about the bad pictures.
  5. When I was very young, I remember being in a flea market with my crazy aunt and seeing an old Sheaffer advertisement, touting the latest, greatest pen- the PFM. Well, I still don't own a PFM. But that moment sort of defined when I started thinking fountain pens were cool, particularly fountain pens with inlaid nibs. Fast forward to this past Monday night, and that idea was confirmed in a big way. After some random trolling around, I discovered Peyton Street Pens through this site, though I forget where in particular I saw the link. No affiliation, but I can now say I'm an incredibly pleased customer. I scored a "seconds" NOS Sheaffer Imperial 440 in dark blue with a fine nib for $28, with free shipping. I ordered it early in the evening on Thursday, it was on my doorstep Monday. Not bad for cross-country shipping. I'm ecstatic about this pen, though not without some reservations. So let's dig around a little and talk about the details. It should be noted that I don't give scores- I'm not experienced enough with pens to do so, and I don't really feel it's fair for myself to rank a pen. All I can do is give my opinion, and opinions are very vague things. Design and Appearance - This pen is classy. It's also slick. It's also cool. You know what? Let's be honest; I think this pen is downright sexy. It arrived at my door with the original manufacturer's sticker on the cap, and for being listed as having "imperfections," I'm hard pressed to call them such. There's a small scratch on the barrel and a mark from the cap sitting on the pen for so long. There's a few scratches on the cap. Nothing beyond what this pen would get over the course of daily use with me at all. And that nib. Oh man. It looks good- not just decent, or good in the sense that it appears to be a good nib. It would look good if it weren't a nib at all. It's just a great design, unusual without being ridiculous. The pen itself is light- very light. Almost uncomfortably so. Like the Parker 51 that I own, most of its weight comes from the cap. Speaking of the cap, it's a pretty hefty little guy. It slips snugly onto the pen (honestly, a little too snugly- I'd be happier hearing a little click), and the clip is just excellent with its spring-loaded smoothness. The only time I have trouble with it is at work, where I stick it into the placket of my work polo. But slipping it into the pocket of a buttondown shirt or into a pen loop? Flawless every single time. Love it. While the body is plastic, it doesn't feel cheap. It feels like a good quality plastic, and it is very easy for me to grip. Size and Weight - Unfortunately, you won't be getting any precise measurements from me, nor any carefully determined weights. I don't have a caliper, and I don't have a good scale. But I can tell you that the length is maybe five millimeters or so short of the Parker 51 uncapped, and maybe 3 millimeters or so longer than the 51 when capped. With caps posted, the Sheaffer is again about 3 millimeters or so longer. The weight between the two is virtually identical, with the Sheaffer coming in just a hair lighter (by my reckoning) uncapped and unposted. Filling and Capacity- This pen, dating from the 70s, is a cartridge/converter pen. I don't use cartridges, which leaves me with the NOS converter that came with the pen. In regards to the converter, I'm just going to go ahead and say it- I have squeeze fillers of any and all types. Sure they may offer a good capacity. But (1) I can't really see the ink levels, (2) I always have a hard time filling them because of the size of my hands and (3) it just feels cheap. I'll take piston and vac any day over a squeeze filler, thank you very much. I realize that some people like them, and others don't care so long as their pen reliably holds ink. But I just hate the little things, and will be digging around to see if I have any alternatives open to me. But the ink capacity is good. I've been writing with it every single chance I have gotten since Monday night (it's now Thursday afternoon), and I've used maybe 1/3 of this pen's capacity. The combination of its capacity and its fine nib make this pen an excellent workhorse. Performance - Oh man. This little guy performs extremely well. I'll go ahead and mention that line variation doesn't really exist with this nib- what variation you do get will come at the cost of intense pressure. I probably could get more out of this pen, but I'd rather not because I rather like the way the nib looks without being sprung. It's a nail. For many that's a down side, but for me that's perfectly fine- I don't like flex. I don't place any pressure on my nibs, either, so even if the nib did have any flex it would never be utilized, unfortunately. Even though it's a nail, though, anyone would be impressed with its performance. It is incredibly smooth while also providing a little feedback- there's not a hint of scratchiness, but there's a wonderful sense of feeling absolutely everything the pen is doing, and it's fantastic. On cheaper papers the feedback is more intense (think Staples copy paper), while on higher grade papers (Clairefontaine, Apica), this baby just flies. It lays down a very controllable, wet line. Even with Liberty's Elysium (I'll be ordering some Kon-Peki specifically for this pen soon enough), I have very few issues with feathering, and shading can definitely happen when you slow down though the fine nib makes it very hard to detect. Especially with my spidery handwriting which is, frankly, appalling. Overall Impression - I really love this little pen. And yes, it is extremely little for me. With my hand size, it's next to impossible to hold it unposted- a Lamy Al-Star is just barely long enough unposted. But when posted I find that it's well balanced and just long enough. I wish, of course, that the body were a little thicker, but it is still comfortable for shorter writing sessions at this point. I suspect that ergonomic grips and big pens have hindered my form, so maybe I just need to let this little guy straighten out my flaws. But the feel of the nib, for the price and "quality" of the pen in comparison with other pens in the same like (Imperials), is simply outrageously nice. I've noticed that this pen is available in at least 6 other colors. It looks like I'll be getting at least 6 more. Images here - Sorry for the low quality!
  6. Mob Mentality

    Nos Dip-Less

    Hello all. I recently purchased 2 NOS Esterbrook Dip-less pens. I have desk fountain pens but these are my first dip-less pens. I got the two pens for $27 with free S&H. I think I got a great deal but have no idea what dip-less pens go for in this condition. I already have several dip-less bases and plenty of nibs. I was originally planning on using them but considering their condition now I'm hesitant. Any thoughts? Enjoy the pictures! http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah48/Davide_Borrelli/EsterbrookDipless_01_zpsrbb1uejk.jpg http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah48/Davide_Borrelli/EsterbrookDipless_03_zpszwsn7heg.jpg http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah48/Davide_Borrelli/EsterbrookDipless_04_zps93pjohr1.jpg
  7. butangmucat

    Pen Flush And Mold In Pens

    Hello, I have recently acquired several cleaned/refurbished/restored/NOS pens, and I have used them without treatment. Just read several posts about mold I wounder will these pens increase the chance of getting mold into my ink collection of 10+ bottles of ink? And will pen flush like the Goulet ones or J. Herbin ones doubled with an ultrasonic cleaner while doing pen maintenance help control and eliminate any possible mold? All my inks are contemporary ink that are presumably fresh and I read that biocide are used, will this make my collection less possible to be contaminated? I do rotate pen and ink so if something goes wrong I guess I have to disinfect every pen and dispose every bottle of ink.
  8. Hi there fountain pens lovers & collectors, I'm proud to announce the creation of a new fountain pen boutique, called: www.123stylo.com Located in Switzerland, but shipping worldwide! (free shipping from 500$) To begin with, we have already prepared a nice choice of over 70 very nice fountain pens, both modern and vintage, LE, from 50$ to thousands. We have hundreds in our drawers that are soon going to be online. Many are NOS but without the hefty boutique price tag. 2 day return whatever the reason is! All pens are guaranteed genuine, and in perfect cosmetic & working order. You will find the website updated every week. Arrivals are announced on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. But to hear about novelties before they arrive on socials, you can register to our newsletter at: info@123stylo.com www.facebook.com/123stylo https://twitter.com/123stylo_ https://instagram.com/123chrono_ It's time, follow us! William, creator of 123stylo.com p.s. you will find my adds on FPN, under the "swisspens" nickname.
  9. northstar

    Sheaffer Identification

    Hello, Got this sheaffer on my vacation trip and needed help to identify it. http://s5.postimg.org/hw5zz0drb/sheaffer3a.jpg http://s5.postimg.org/6xuqgtp5z/sheaffer3b.jpg http://s5.postimg.org/9ggfhiaw7/sheaffer3c.jpg Best regards.
  10. northstar

    Montblanc Monte Rosa

    Hello, This is my Montblanc Monte Rosa 14C nib which I got during my recent trip. Best regards. http://s5.postimg.org/5p29hg7tz/monte_rosa1.jpg http://s5.postimg.org/u45w4rhd3/monte_rosa2a.jpg http://s5.postimg.org/wbeq6fc13/monte_rosa3a.jpg
  11. butangmucat

    Three Nos Chinese Pens

    I am back to China for my summer holiday And I had a chance to get some NOS Chinese pens which costs less than a dollar. All these brands have disappeared except Wang Sung, and NOS pens are probably the best Chinese pens you can get now days. http://img.vim-cn.com/75/971c0428b51f2216db2b68c2bfd7425cbb053b.jpg Three NOS pens: - Wang Sung (Lit. Long Live) 500 - Zuanshi (Lit. Diamond) 861 - White Feather 700 The Wang Sung 500 was made in the 1980s and 1990s and it was for both domestic and export markets. It comes with an aerometric converter and can also take the cheaper all-plastic Parker converter (I do not have the more expensive or "luxury" version for a test) or Parker/Aurora cartridges. It is currently using a Quink Blue cartridge which comes as a gift when I bought the Parker converter when I visited the local office supply shop. http://img.vim-cn.com/8d/b65ab31c1a6a4815e4264397104c612ff770c1.jpg http://img.vim-cn.com/fe/dd18513adc2771b732938e71d053c4e4a9ae6d.jpg The Zuanshi 861 is not very good from my perspective. It is too dry and a bit scratchy. http://img.vim-cn.com/b4/41f1e720b0effe750c38cb9543bdcd0dee96e8.jpg http://static.inky.ws/image/5250/WP_20150523_011.jpg The White Feather 700 must have borrowed some ideas from Sheaffer. Nevertheless, it writes smoothly and seems to be durable. http://img.vim-cn.com/91/362b479507d6e870e229447638540bd0027f37.jpg http://static.inky.ws/image/5249/WP_20150523_003.jpg These pens do not have nib sizes labeled, but I believe they are (by western standards) either F or EF.
  12. vig2432

    Nib On The Pilot Nos Tank

    I dont know whether this information is already available, but I would like to know if one could remove the nib and feed of the Pilot NOS tank pen(a close cousin of pilot 78g) and is the nib friction-fit
  13. Just as the question says. To ink or not to ink?
  14. Before I say anything I think it is important that I set some background information. My mother has been going to the same hairdresser with my grandmother for the past forty years. When I turned seventeen this past year, my grandmother asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I replied asking her if my grandfather (who died when I was young) ever used fountain pens and that it would mean a lot to me to have one if he did. Unfortunately my grandfather did not use fountain pens and instead my grandmother gave me money to by myself a pen and some ink. Now back to the hairdresser; a little while ago my grandmother was talking to her and must have mentioned how I enjoy using fountain pens. At this point she told my grandmother something amazing, several years ago she was given a Mont Blanc fountain pen that she never used. She has felt that for years she has been the caretaker of this pen and would like to pass it on to someone who would really appreciate and care for it. Refusing to accept payment, she gave it to my grandmother to give to me to take on the role of its new caretaker. As a result of this incredible kindness I am now the new and proud owner of a New Old Stock Mont Blanc Meisterstuck LeGrand 147 Traveler. Being a seventeen year old, Mont Blancs are out of my price range and as a result I no very little about this pen and was hoping some of you would be kind enough to enlighten me about it and possibly date it using the photos below.
  15. vannesspen

    Vanness Nos

    Vanness has begun to look through our NOS and now offers several New Old Stock Bexley pieces. They are available on our website or thru our brick and mortar store. Questions? just email us at vanness1938@gmail.com or call us Find us at Vanness Serving central Arkansas since 1938

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