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So....I just won this really strange pen on eBay and was wondering if anyone has any information on it. At first glance, it looks like one of those paper umbrellas you stick into cocktail drinks.... Turn it around and---ooo! Surprise, it's a geisha! Unscrew it and---whoa, is that a nib? Pretty weird! But I liked the looks of it, so I got it anyways... The only info I can find is this other eBay listing for a similar "umbrella fountain pen", but for waaaay more: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-Minim-Fountain-Pen-in-Pink-Color-Umbrella-Shaped-Original-Stamp-1950/380450183140?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D17905%26meid%3D1503916414376392040%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D8262%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D141066324596%26 And....a random blog entry with the clone of my pen here: http://www.rubylane.com/item/172908-JOY1440/Vintage-Celluloid-Fountain-Pen-Figural As far as I can guess, it's a vintage Japanese celluloid pen of some type. The nib reads "IDEAL Pen", and some further info can be found in the original listing here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Antique-NOS-Painted-Celluloid-Novelty-Umbrella-Fountain-Pen-Ideal-Pen-Nib-/141066324596?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=blKEkbymAjt6dnfBEH2abTwzINo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc I'd appreciate some more information!