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  1. omarcenaro

    First Pen I Bought Waterman Phileas

    After much searching in my house and my mothers I finally found the first fountain pens I bought. I knew they were Waterman but did not remember what model. I bought them from Levenger back in the late 90's early 2000's. I had been given a Levenger all metal fountain pen that I think was modeled after one of the founding fathers or some famous person's walking stick but I do not remember who. Maybe one of our experts here will be able to tell me. After that gift I received the Levenger catalog and I bought 3 of the Waterman Phileas pens, Gray (M nib), Green (M nib) and Blue Marble (F nib). I found two of the three boxes but found all three of the old-style convertors with the metal end.
  2. Magickalspectre

    Waterman Phileas Marble Fountain Pen

    The aforementioned pen (in blue) was given to me on my twelfth Christmas. As I am a lover of all things inky and written and the pen itself is an absolute dream, I have kept it in great working order thoroughout the years. Recently, however, my health has become a major issue and has led to carpal tunnel syndrome which, much to my dismay and extreme sorrow, resulted in me dropping my Waterman, nib first, onto my tile-covered concrete floor. It still writes, thank all the powers that be!, but the ink flow has changed drastically as the tines have become bent and misaligned. I cannot afford much - I am a single mother of very limited means - but this pen means the world to me and I am desperate to see it repaired or have the nib replaced or, if need be, to obtain a new pen of this make and model. I need help. I've spent many hours researching this pen, and I cannot find a single solution that isn't WAY out of my price range. Any advice or assistance is greatly appreciated. Totus Tuus, Amanda
  3. Hello everyone, I've recently joined FPN and I have learned so much. I started writing with two different fountain pens at age twelve, both from my dad. One was a Parker 51, and the other was a Sheaffer Saratoga snorkel in burgundy. I still own the first one but the second one was stolen, leading to many years of pen searching (I am now in my mid-forties.) I now have two such snorkel pens in working order and have discovered that I am starting to collect pens. I have two much-loved Waterman Phileas pens with issues and that is what has sent me on the latest FP searches. I am expecting to post to the Waterman forum very shortly and I look forward to hearing from members there. Thanks very much for all your help so far!
  4. What have you done to me, FPN. I've only been using fountain pens for around 8 months or so, but I've fallen so deeply in love with them that I simply cannot revert back to writing with any other type of pen. So, what is the next logical step in my mind? Spend all of my money on fountain pens! The two pens that I own are the Lamy Safari and the Kaweco Sport Classic. While they are both very enjoyable to write with, I've been wanting to expand my collection. Since I have recently begun browsing the FPN, this nagging itch has now become an insatiable desire. I have finally decided that my next purchase is going to be a vintage pen in the lower price range. As easy as it would be to just buy a new pen off of JetPens or something, I feel that vintage pens have a certain charm and look that you will not find on most newer pens <$50. I have been looking at Sheaffer Snorkels, Esterbrook Js, and Waterman Phileases (I saw the thread regarding what the plural of Phileas is, and I'm sticking with this version ) on eBay for the past couple of days, waiting to buy one or two of each and bask in the glory of my success. However, as I am new to buying vintage pens (and the entire eBay auction scene in general), I do have a couple of questions. 1. How much is too much for these pens? As you may have inferred, I try to keep my price range under $50, with a $25 purchase + S&H as an ideal range. However, I see people putting some up for more than double that. Are the cheaper ones simply being sold by people who don't understand the value? I get that the age, condition, model, and packaging all factor in, but some of the highly priced pens don't seem to be much more special than the ones that are much cheaper. ​2. Since I'm focusing more on using the pens for daily writing as opposed to starting a collection of significant value, should I care if something has been restored or if a bladder has been replaced? I've been trying to scope out pens that have are in good condition and have not had any original parts replaced, but there's a part of my brain that keeps saying, "Why care?". 3. Should I be concerned if a pen has not been tested (with water or ink) to see if the filling mechanism is working (this doesn't apply to the Phileas, of course)? I don't have the time or money (translation: I don't want to wait 2 weeks) to replace something if I get a broken part. So many descriptions have "has not been tested/I have not tested it/It's in good condition so I assume it's working", and I feel like I have to purchase something that has been confirmed to be in working order. 4. Are there any other sites where I can get those models at a reasonable price? Preferably older models (which will inevitably cost more money, I suppose). If you actually managed to read that wall of poorly articulated and very non-concise text (written at 1:07 AM, I might add), I commend you . Thanks in advance.
  5. Pmantis

    Phileas Cap Repair/ Replacement

    Hello I am new to this forum, and am in search of a replacement cap for my phileas blue marble fountain pen. I was wondering if you had a broken or damaged phileas fountain pen you would be willing to sell. Or of there is a way to convert the phileas rb cap to the fountain pen model? If not and any one could point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated! Thank you and God bless

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