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  1. I’ve been reading other posts for quite a while and got a lot of useful information. I am appreciated to all the shared knowledge from Youtube and forum FPN, fpgeeks, and Reddit. As that knowledge helped me to get started, I also want to do some contributions to this community. During the past year, I got really serious and had some nice pens for my personal collection. I would like to share my thoughts about those pens. As I come from Hong Kong, the suitability of the pens in writing Chinese words is reviewed as well. That’s why you will find Chinese writing in the writing sample. The first
  2. Going to be autumn soon, and being in New England it is something I eagerly look forward to. I am putting aside my brave adventuring into the world of murky grayish greens for the time being and going against my inner nature by exploring ORANGE. The story so far: received two samples from Goulet, Diamine Autumn Oak and Diamine Pumpkin. I like both of them, in fact cannot choose between them, so I mixed them together to fill my eyedropper, since it takes such a huge amount of ink to fill it. Both samples ended up going into it in one fill. Autumn Oak is good for me because most of my pens
  3. Hi, I'll be going on my monthly pen hunt in a few days and I wanted to try out the world of vintage pens. Which vintage pen would you recommend to a first time vintage user?
  4. Hi everyone, As a fountain pen collection and restoration enthusiast it has been very hard in my city to come across more affordable pens, after exhausting the selection of easily available ones (I have a tight budget as I am a student) However, a few days back I went to a stationary shop for some work and say that they had some old chelpark inks on display (ofcourse I bought all of them), curiously I asked the man if he had fountain pens, he told me that he had many old unsold ones and didn't know where they were, after a lot of persuation he agreed to look for them and have them ready i
  5. I went to a vintage shop a few days ago, and I picked up this pen. Does anyone know what pen this is and when it was made? The only markings on the pen are the words "white feather", so I'm assuming it's a Chinese pen. But I'd like to get more info on the pen. It writes beautifully.
  6. drewart

    Newbie... Introduction

    Hi, I am Drewart and I love writing with fountain pens; I use a Pelican 600 mainly because of the flexible nib. I must confess I have an immediate question. There is a wonderful looking Eversharp Coronet gold filled pen and pencil set on ebay and I have always admired the art deco style of the model...what can I expect to pay for these beauties?
  7. em_the_pen

    Ink Newbie

    Hello! I am pretty new to the world of fountain pens but especially so when it comes to inks. I have been using Noodler's and Quink and have had decent experiences with both. However, since joining this site, I've realized that there is a whole world of ink out there. I'd been mostly sticking to Noodler's since it was recommended to me by my uncle. But now I'd like to branch out and be more adventurous. So I'd like to hear your recommendations. A few criterias for what I'm looking for: 1. gentle on vintage pens 2. bright, vibrant, and/or unusual colors (particularly pinks, oranges, greens, an
  8. Last week the Boston Globe published an interview with Crane & Co. creative director John Segal, who mentions a 30 year old Montblanc pen his father gave him. http://postscript.crane.com/paper-habits-boston-globe/ Happy reading, and may this inspire ...
  9. Hello, F.P.N. people from away down south in Dixie. I go by "The Leverist," I tinker with antique anything until it works, and I'm a random person on the internet. That's all you really need to know about that, so let's get down to the important business and talk pens. Okay, so I did the Sumgai thing and ended up with a pile of wrecked pens. One Parker 21 was the only one still workable, and it was cracked. Model cement to the rescue! It's fine now. Others were a mostly third-tier accumulation of pens that survived the Great Depression, and look like they rode in the glovebox of a Model T o
  10. This weekend, June 18, 2017 Dromgoole's is hosting a pen event with David Oscarson! He will be showcasing his newest pen the Koi. We expect him to have a few colors and this is a beautiful pen! On top of this, we are also having a vintage pen event with Dr. Bob Nisbet. He has a large collection of vintage pens, and we also got in a large allotment of others in recently! Please come on buy to see these beautiful pieces and enjoy food and drinks. The event will run from 10 A.M. and will end at 4 P.M.
  11. This is 30 minutes on a variety of subjects with Susan Wirth, mostly about the value of italic handwriting and pens that create it. But touching on many other fascinating subjects. Produced by Lisa Vanness (vannesspen) with Brad Dowdy at the Chicago 2016 pen show.
  12. Hi! I hope I am asking this question in the right place. I have come across a nice, used Parker 51 online and am about to meet the seller in order to inspect the pen before purchase. Since I haven't bought used pens before, I was wondering what I should look for and what I should check in order to make sure that the pen is ok. Thank you in advance!
  13. Hi I have 3 old English fountain pens that were given to me a while back. They've sat in my desk drawer for a few years. I've attached a photo with some call-outs and close ups. As you will see, there are 2 "Wyvern Princess" fountain pens and 1 "Onoto The Pen" I have done a few searches here and I've learned a bit about these brands, but I'm wondering if anyone has any comment on these specific models. I'm most intrigued by the Onoto, as it has a good feel and weight to it. I'd like to clean it out and see how it performs, but I'm out of my depth with an old pen like these. Any sugges
  14. nweissma

    Your Thoughts

    Inks appear to be a volatile topic amongst FPN'ers. I have a Parker 51. What do you think of http://www.jetpens.com/Sailor-STORiA-Pigment-Ink-30-ml-Bottle-Magic-Purple/pd/14150 and dye inks heuristically; do they have a reputation for harming fp's? I have been advised to stay with Diamine because of safety concerns; nevertheless, Diamine appears to be too unsaturated and watery.
  15. I'm just wondering how other people got into vintage fountain pens. Do you primarily collect, or use them? What attracted you to your first vintage beauty? I just recently bought a vintage pen via Richard Binder's Pen Show Tray and I'm eagerly awaiting its arrival (and Da Book)! In the mean time, I've already been scouring Ebay and the likes for other models...The funny thing is I never thought that I'd even be interested in older pens, and it wasn't until I happened upon the Pen Show Tray that I pulled the trigger. So what's your story?
  16. Armand.D

    Hello From France !

    Presentation : Hello everyone, i'm here since 1 month and i'm just starting my journey into the pen habit It's like i'm more and more loving pens, inks etc searching the forums ,watching videos, it's very nice ! To begin with i purchased a dollar i717 unexpensive demonstrator pen, with a medium nib and i didn't like it, to be honest i used it one week because to my taste M-nibs are simply too big, i didn't know and now i have : A Charcoal Lamy Safari F-nib filled with Noodler's Qe3 + Montblanc Meisterstruck Classic (family pen) with blue-black i guess, it's a 18k nib. Here ar
  17. kircher

    Pelikan 400: What To Do?

    Hello everybody! today, I've got my first Pelikan 400. It's a model from the 1950s with an OB nib. In principle I'm not to favourable to O nibs, but this pen was too beautiful. I'm now wondering what I should do first, because I almost don't there to touch it. Should I fill the reservoir with lukewarm water before using it? Thanks for your experienced suggestions!
  18. fschiavelli

    Sheaffer Vintage Pen

    I believe I have a Sheaffer Fashion Fountain Pen made in the 1990's. Can anyone tell me what kind of ink refills will fit this pen? Or, what kind of converter will work with this pen? As you can see from the picture, the pen is showing wear marks exposing some brass. Thanks for your help!
  19. When I was in college in Massachusetts in the mid-late 1980s, a gentleman would occasionally come to campus from the Boston/Cambridge area to sell restored vintage fountain pens. As he was selling to a collegiate market, the pens were relatively cheap - at least for "back in the day." He would primarily sell old Waterman Ideals and Eversharp Skylines. None were beauts by a long shot - they were lever fillers that he had more or less repaired - I recall owning a great old Ideal with a big gold nib that flexed like nobody's business. I literally have notebooks full of borderline Spencerian t
  20. Hi FPNers, I'm a longtime lurker on the site and have thoroughly enjoyed soaking up all the great pen knowledge on the site, so I thought I'd put out a call for some suggestions. One of my "grail" pens for the year is a modern celluloid pen (I own a few Parker Vacs already). I had my eye on the Platinum 3776 tortoise celluloid pen. But I thought I'd ask more experienced owners out there for suggestions for a modern celluloid pen, in a similar price range as the Platinum ( approx. $350 or so). Quality nib is a must of course, but I'm open to any size, shape or color. Thanks for the help! (P

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