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NumberSix posted a topic in SheafferI have enjoyed the heck out of the Parker thread. And since I have a couple of nice Sheaffers scheduled to arrive as soon as Monday, I thought I would start this topic up. So, what Sheaffers have you added to the fold of late? Modern, vintage, rare, easy-to-find. All are welcome in this general discussion thread. Bring photos when you can!
My foray into the vintage pen world began this past weekend at the Miami Pen Show, with the purchase of a gorgeous Waterman flex nib from no other than the man himself, Mr. Paul Erano. Considering I deal exclusively in new products, I've always looked past vintage. I knew someday I'd open the door to the world of vintage pens, and was a bit afraid of "falling down the rabbit hole." Over cigars and after a few wonderful mojitos, Paul helped change my perspective. It's easy to be intimidated by vintage. But instead of looking at learning about vintage as a mountain to climb, he said - "Think of it as something you get to do. How exciting - all this knowledge awaits you." Over the course of Sunday afternoon when the show had died down, I was trying a few pens at Paul's table (conveniently next to mine) when Paul handed me a Waterman from the 1940s with a gorgeous flex nib on it (top of photo). It clicked, and I was ready to take the plunge. Then of course, as one does - I went and bought four more pens. This time, I went across from me to my friend Nik Pang - and picked up a super rad space-age Parker 50, two Parker 51s, and a Sheaffer Snorkel. I can't thank Paul and Nik enough for helping guide me into the world of vintage. If you've ever considered vintage out of your world but always wanted to try - give them a shout at the next pen show and tell them John Phelan sent you.