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  1. From the album: Mercian’s pens

    This is just to show the logo on the top of the cap of my early-1980s Pelikan M400 in Brown Tortoiseshell. The incised lines of the logo have been filled with brown paint, to match the pen’s body. The contemporary M400 fountain pens in Pelikan’s traditional Grün-schwarz stripes had their cap logos filled with green paint.

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  2. From the album: Mercian’s pens

    This picture shows the variation in the colours of the cellulose-acetate stripes on my brown tortoise. The ones around the other side of the pen are almost uniformly dark brown. This variability makes each brown tortoise unique and, in my mind at least, the irregularities in the colours of the stripes add to their beauty.

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  3. Mercian

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    From the album: Mercian’s pens

    Detail of the 14k gold ‘M’ nib on my Pelikan M400 in Brown Tortoiseshell from the early 1980s. This M400 nib looks very similar to the M400 nibs from the later 1980s. The most obvious difference is that the later nibs have a slightly larger gap between the Pelikan logo and the letter (in this case ‘M’) that indicates the nib’s width grade.

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  4. Mercian

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    From the album: Poems copied out by Mercian

    This is my own translation of ‘Achetez mes soupirs’ by Alain Bosquet. Better - more competent, more-poetic - translations are, undoubtedly, available! I wrote it out rather hurriedly with my early-1980s Pelikan M400 in the ‘Brown Tortoiseshell’ finish. The pen has a mono-colour 14k gold nib, marked ‘M’. The ink is Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz. The paper is a sheet of 80gsm Rhodia ‘High-grade vellum’ from a No.18 bloc pad. I wrote this right after writing out the poem in its original French, with my M800. I have some tension in my shoulders today, and this has made my handwriting with this pen really awful - far worse than that with the larger-&-heavier M800.

    © Mercian

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  5. I have two or three pens that skip severely, including a Pelikan M400. How do I address this issue? Thanks in advance.
  6. Sometimes in spite of researching the hell out of things on the web small details escape; in this case I hadn't realized the Sailor Pro Gear Standard was smaller than even my shortest M400... No complaints though, luckily it's still big enough for my large hands, the section is nice and thick and the nib is a dream... So in case this helps someone out there...
  7. So I eventually realized my old Pelikan M400 had my least smooth nib, by far, while I remember it used to be smooth... It was more like dragging a rough piece of metal on paper, and Clairefontaine at that, with clear resistance and a sound reminiscent of nails on a blackboard, while even my cheap Mujis and Lamys glide... I remembered I had some micro mesh or whatever it's called, can't remember what I got it for, and decided to give it a go... That sort of idea usually ends in tears for me, but this time the nib clearly improved and is smooth again. I didn't use the micro mesh much, just did some "8" figures. So the question is: why did it get "draggy" over time? It's not exactly that the nib felt rougher, but it would sort of cling on to paper. What is it that the mesh removes?
  8. Bellow you will find the following Pelikan pens for sale. Express shipping with Fedex Express ( 1 to 3 days) depending on your location is included in the price for pens over 150USD. Bellow that shipping will be regular registered with tracking number. 1-2 day in Europe 2-3 days to North America, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore 3 days to rest of the world Please contact me to penalusa@sapo.pt if you need more details or information. You can find all pen with HD pictures and details in this link at Pena Lusa There you can also do buy it now using paypal. http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w580/Vasco_Correia_Pisco/INGENIVM-PC/March%202016/IMG_1601_zpsarlc55lq.jpg #1- PELIKAN M1050 BLACK W/ VERMEIL CAP EF 18C NIB – 1000USD Condition: NEAR MINT Sterling silver ( 925) rolled gold cap ( Vermeil) No dings or major scratches in cap, only lite traces of gentle use. No cracks or scratches in body. Huge 18C EF gold nib with flex. Very pleasant nib!! PF mark. PF stands for Pelikan Fabrik, meaning it was produced in-house by Pelikan and not by Bock Ready to write #2-PELIKAN M900 TOLEDO OLD STYLE 6 FEATHERS PELIKAN VERY RARE- 1000USD Condition: NEAR MINT Very rare early M900 Toledo with 6 feathers in Pelikano´s mother wing. Usually are 4 ( early ones or 5 all the others). After some research I could only find another reference online to M900 with a 6 feathers specimen. EF 18C gold nib with PF mark ( PF stands for Pelikan Fabrik, meaning it was produced in-house by Pelikan and not by Bock. 925 marking in sleeve, instead of the more usual ag925 mark. Germany imprint in cap ring No cracks or scratches Piston lubed and ready to write #3- PELIKAN 100N BLACK F EXTRA FLEX NIB C. 1942- 275USD Condition: Excellent Circa 1942 Green celluloid, all remaining parts in celluloid ( except feed - BHR) 585 (14K) gold nib- F Extra flex!. Transparent inkwindow No cracks or scratches Very lite wear at the clip Serviced and ready to write. #4 – PELIKAN 400 TORTOISESHELL B STUBISH FLEX NIB C. 1951- SOLD Condition: Excellent to near mint Circa 1951 Perfect transparent inkwindow B 14K Flex Stubish nib. No cracks or scratches Very lite wear at the clip Serviced and ready to write. #5– PELIKAN 400NN TORTOISESHELL B SEMI FLEX NIB C. 1957- 190USD Condition: Near mint Circa 1957 Perfect transparent inkwindow B 14K Semi- Flex nib. No cracks or scratches Serviced and ready to write. #6– PELIKAN 400NN STRIPED GREEN EF SEMI FLEX NIB C. 1957-160USD Condition: Excellent Circa 1957 Perfect transparent inkwindow 2mm long micro hairline in cap otherwise near mint. I could not captured it on picture EF 14K Semi- Flex nib No other cracks or scratches Serviced and ready to write. #7– PELIKAN M400 TORTOISESHELL OLD STYLE M SEMI FLEX NIB C.1990 - SOLD Condition: NEW OLD STOCK NEVER INKED Circa 1990 MEDIUM Semi- Flex 14K nib Germany in cap ring M sticker in barrel. #8– PELIKAN M250 MARBLED BLUE OLD STYLE F SEMI FLEX C. 1985 - 170USD Condition: Near Mint Item for export, the blue marbled M250 (with 14 ct gold nib) is documented in a Japanese leaflet. Fine (F)Semi- Flex nib W.Germany in cap ring Serviced and ready to write #9– PELIKAN M400 OLD STYLE BB SEMI FLEX NIB C. 1987 - 190USD Condition: Excellent condition Circa 1987 Double Broad Semi- Flex to Flex nib, Superb nib!! W Germany in cap ring Serviced and ready to write #10– PELIKAN M400 OLD STYLE F SEMI FLEX NIB C. CIRCA 1987 -SOLD Condition: Excellent condition Circa 1987 Fine (F)Semi- Flex nib. W Germany in cap ring Elegantly engraved in cap “H.W. K B.” and “ CH. L” Serviced and ready to write #11– PELIKAN M150 OLD STLYLE F STEEL NIB C. CIRCA 1983 - 160USD Condition: Excellent condition Circa 1983 Fine (F)STEEL nib. W Germany in cap ring Serviced and ready to write #12– PELIKAN D600 MECHANICAL PENCIL EARLY MODEL - 160USD Condition: Near Mint Early version of D600 pencil, no longer produced. Produced to match the early M600 Fountain pen that was of the M400 size. Takes 0,5mm leads Etched Pelikan symbol in top cap Ready to write
  9. AustinMalone1999

    Entry Level . . . For Pelikan

    I have collected many mid-level pens recently. I want to get a Pelikan, I just want a smooth writer with some spring when I get bored in class. I do not have a pen pouch, Pelikan remedies that. My question is, should I go for the 200, 400, or 600. I like all mediums, German and Japanese. Which one will provide me with enough spring, which is the best value, and which one is ideal for a student? Do they tend to be wet or dry? What finishes do you recommend?

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