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  1. Hello I come to ask your opinion about the state of two vintage sheaffer skrip ink bottles possibly from the 90's. I bought two jars, one brown and one blue, the brown has the great ink well, my concern is that the brown is no longer that color, currently has a greenish color. The lid of both bottles is not rusty, if I had to describe the smell of the box and bottle, I would say that it is old or old book because of the cardboard, I suppose, when I opened both bottles they smell old like cardboard or the bottle in its exterior .The first print on the top layer of the ink looks normal and cle
  2. Here is a link to a letter Lord Byron wrote, whilst in Italy. https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/letter-from-lord-byron-to-douglas-kinnaird-about-other-poets He's using dark brown ink. Could anyone suggest a brown ink that would look similar in colour to this? I'm thinking Waterman's Havana Brown is probably too light - and Platinum's ink cartridges is close, bust still not quite dark enough. Does anyone have a suggestion? It's difficult to get an idea looking at ink samples on the screen. Thank you.
  3. If anyone wants a large bottle of red Super Quink with Solv-X, there's one for sale in The Junk Shop in Greenwich. They also have a half-bottle of (I think) permanent blue-black, and a few large bottles of Swan ink with very little ink in. If it's still there in a week or so I might be compelled to buy it myself Super Quink by Robin Inkysloth, on Flickr
  4. I have 24 bottles of NOS Steig Luma watercolor inks. They belonged to my dad who was a graphic artist in the days before computers changed everything. I think he was planning to use them with an air brush, but never got around to it. Great artist, my dad, but no follow-through! I learned that Arthur Steig passed away in 1988, if I remember right, and that Steig inks are no longer produced. Are these inks worth anything? Is there a market for this ink? I'm not an artist, as you probably guessed. I just want to be sure that my dad's stuff goes to other artists who will appreciate it.
  5. Hello All, A little while ago, I bought a vintage Sheaffer's Skrip bottle of #82 washable purple ink. I purchased it more for the bottle's built-in inkwell, and thought the remaining ink would be a nice bonus. After I tried it I realized that, although nice, it just wasn't a shade of purple that I liked. But, that might be your gain! Details on the ink characteristics are below. But first, the rules: - TWO lucky folks will win ink. I'll be giving each person 15ml of washable purple ink (5 vials with 3ml each) - Open to Continental US only, free first-class shipping. - Enter by simply p
  6. Well ink loving friends, here is a review of some vintage Sheaffer's Skrip Permanent Blue Black with RC-35! There are some older reviews on our site, but not many. Let me share the story of my acquisition. Attending a preview for a living auction of someone in our area moving to an assisted living in Florida, I discovered a secretary's desk. It had been repainted a muted green, though I fail to understand the mentality that wishes to cover beautiful old, dark wood. The auctioneers weren't going to bother offering the contents separately, so near the end of the long day it came for sale. The
  7. Man O War

    Vintage Ink?

    Two questions here for an admirer/dabler in the vintage fountain pen world: 1) If one had three vintage fountain pens listed below, what ink would have most likely been used in them when they were originally made: a. Parker Vacumatic (1942) b. Parker 51 (1963) c. Sheaffer Snorkel (1953) 2) What ink most closely resembles that today? (As an aside, I am particularly interested at what, in general, would have been used during WWII) I think I will go watch "Midnight in Paris" for my nostalgia kick, yearning for bygone days, while I await answers.... Cheers, Ryan P.S. I hop
  8. Ever wonder what ink from 1930s through 1960s was like? Ever want to try a vintage ink in your vintage pen? http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/webgecko1webgeckos/ink_zpspzwiimxb.jpg Many members could not take advantage of Johnboz's generous PIF of vintage inks because they aren't (lucky enough to live) in Colorado. I know folks were sad to miss out, as I would have been, because of geographic limits. To remedy this, I am offering sample vials of his vintage inks as a PIF. Care and feeding of Ink Bottles: Because two of the bottles had mold, which John had marked clearly, I w
  9. kkshadow

    Scrip Deluxe Blue

    Somehow I missed this one in my youth - Sheaffer Scrip Deluxe Blue. Always willing to buy another of these ink-well bottles, so at about 1/3 full of ink, I picked this up at a white elephant sale. First two pics from my camera, comparison scanned. Enjoy! Deluxe Blue turns out to be a blue-black that leans blue, I actually like it quite a bit. Surprisingly water-fast and quick drying. Please know that it's a pair of Pilot 78G's, not Metropolitan as I wrote pre-coffee. Tiny bits of shading, but really not much Comparison to everything similar I own. This ink does show a mar
  10. I was a bidder but lost. The only piece I was interested in was that black desk pen marked US Government. If you won this lot for the inks, nibs or other pens and aren't interested in that US Government desk pen, I'd love to buy it off you. http://goo.gl/FTbDBo You can see the pen at the very bottom of the pic.
  11. Brontosaurus Pluto

    Sanford Penit Ink Info.

    I just bought two bottles of Sanford Penit Ink. Dubonnet and Violet from Anderson Pens. While I have sold vintage ink this is my first time owning any. Who else has written Sanford Penit and what is your opinion on it? Thanks Pace

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