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Guest Denis Richard

To get the vials we use for the ink exchange system, contact Dillon at fpninkvials at gmail dot com.

 

Though vials will hold about 7 ml of ink, the user's nib will displace some--thus filling with about 5 ml for trading is recommended.

 

 

This is where you post your requests and offers for the "KCat system" of vial sample exchange. I propose a simple format such as :

 

"I have :

(list)

I am interested in :

(list)

Contact me by e-mail/PM/etc...."

 

 

Denis.

 

 

edited by moderator to include info on vials --Ann

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Guest Denis Richard

Here is what I got :

 

Waterman : Florida Blue, Havana

Noodler : Black

J.Herbin : Bleue Nuit

Private Reserve : Black Cherry

Sheaffer : Blue

Diamine : Jet Black, Turquoise, Monaco Red, Emerald

 

I'm interested in most browns or dark blues.

 

Denis.

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Taking a sabbatical from ink exchange for a while....will re-post my inventory when I'm ready to resume.

 

Thank you,

 

 

Taki

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Hello. I am taking a break from trading for a while. Maybe I"ll be ready in a couple months. Thanks. AC

 

 

 

For sampling I have;

 

Pelikan;Royal Blue

Noodlers;

Ottoman Azure

Brown

Private Reserve;

Midnight Blues

Lake Placid Blue

Fiesta Red

Spearmint

Sherwood Green

Tanzanite

Black Magic Blue

Burgundy Mist

J Herbin;

Lierre Sauvage (Wild Ivy)

Bleu Myosotis(Forget-Me-Not Blue)

Olive Verte

Lie de The

Waterman:

Blue Black

Florida Blue

Violet

Omas Sepia

Aurora;

Black

Blue

Caran d'Ache Brown

Hmmm. That about covers it. Ink is cheap compared to pens.I am currently investigating browns,darker greens, and am interested in a red-black. Also veering into purples,violets,etc.Looking to try Noodlers Antietam and Tianamen. Contact me if you have any questions or want clarification or comparisons. Andrew

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OK! I'm loving this idea. Thanks so much KCat!!! Here's what I have to offer:

 

Omas:

Sepia, Roma Blue

 

Swisher/Noodlers

Ottoman Rose, Blue, Nightshade, Midnight Blue, la Couleur Royale, Antietam, Shah's Rose, Red-Black, Black, Squeteague

 

PR:

Tanzanite, Purple Haze, Sherwood Green, Copper Burst, Orange Crush, Fiesta Red, Spearmint

 

MahBlah:

Bordeaux, Blue, Blue-black, Green

 

Pelikan:

Green, Blue, Blue-black, Violet

 

Diamine:

Jet Black, Royal Blue, Maroon, Emerald, Prussian Blue, Monaco Red, Tropical Blue

 

Herbin:

Cacao du Brésil, Poussière de Lune, Lierre Sauvage

 

Waterman:

Fla Blue, Brown, Violet

 

Parker:

Blue, Blue-Black

 

Platinum Carbon Black - waterproof

Doctor Blue-Black - waterproof

 

**These last two are waterproof and safe for use in FPs. I've used the Platinum ink for at least a year with no problems at all, but I haven't used the Doctor in a long time.

 

Yes, I know... it's an embarassment of riches ... which I am willing to share with anyone who emails me at dorothyr@NOSPAMerols.com Just don't forget to remove the nospam thingie.

 

Ciao,

Dorothy

 

PS I almost forgot to tell you what I'm looking for! I'm always interested in Aurora blue or black and any shades of blue or blue-black. I avoid the blues that have any green in them, but turquoise is pretty.

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Michael Guterman

I have to offer:

 

Noodler: Kiowa Pecan, Habanero, Black, Blue, Hellbender Red

 

Swisher: North Sea Blue, Nantucket Blue

 

Aurora: Black

 

J. Herbin: Rose Cyclamen, Violette Pensee

 

Visconti: Bordeaux

 

Private Reserve: Tanzanite, Sherwood Green

 

I am interested in other reds, and just about anything I don't have. About how much ink are people sending?

 

It is easiest to answer me by direct email. m.guterman@snet.net

 

Michael

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My vials are here! Thanks KCat!

 

 

What I've Got:

- PR Orange Crush

- PR Tanzanite

- PR Sherwood Green

- PR Fiesta Red

- PR Copper Burst

- PR Grey Flannel

- Noodlers Black (Bullet-proof)

- Noodlers Aquamarine Blue Contract Ink (Waterproof)

- Noodlers Hellbender Red

- Noodlers Verdun Green

- Noodlers Eternal Brown

- Noodlers Firefly

- Pelikan Blue/Black

- MB Blue/Black

- MB Bordeaux

- Scrip Blue/Black (NOS)

- Scrip Brown (NOS)

- Scrip Turquise (Slovenia)

- R&K Scabiosa

- Waterman Purple

 

 

Looking for:

- anything else that sounds interesting...

 

PM or email to tburke0@gmail.com

 

Thx

Tom.

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I have:

 

Private Reserve: Blue Suede, Sherwood Green, Spearmint, Copper Burst

Naples Blue, Plum, Fiesta Red, Orange Crush, Buttercup, American Blue

 

Noodler's: Squetegue, Le Couleur Royale, Nightshade, Saguaro Wine, Zhivago, Purple Martin, Legal Lapis

 

Diamine: Tropical Blue

 

Waterman: Purple

 

 

 

I'm interested in:

 

Noodler's: Gruene Cactus, Zhivago, Ottoman Azure, Ottoman Rose, Shah's Rose, Tiananmen, Widow Maker, Standard Green

 

Private Reserve: Tanzanite, Midnight Blues, Sonic Blue, Avacado, Black Magic Blue, Dakota Red, Arabian Rose

 

Pelikan: Royale Blue, Brilliant Green, Violet, Turquoise

 

Diamine: Royale Blue, Emerald Green, Imperial Purple, Steel blue (test color)

 

Aurora: Blue

 

J. Herbin: Vert Pre, Lierre Sauvage, Blue Nuit, Blue Mysotis, Eclat de Saphir, Rouge Coroubier, Violette Pensee, Poussiere de Lune

 

 

And if you have something interesting (or even boring and standard) that you'd consider trading for a sample I have available, let me know. I'd also send a sample for a vial and postage.

 

This list up to date as of March 13, 2005.

 

You can contact me directly at mchristi@winternet.com or via PM here.

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Question #1 :) : How do I get the viles ?( and did I miss the "rules" on how this works ? )

 

I have :

 

Parker Quink Blue

Parker Quink Azure ( not much left )

Parker Penman Sapphire ( very little left ) blue

Parker Penman Ebony black

Parker Penman Emerald green

Noodlers Shah's Rose ( dark vibrant pink)

Noodlers Black

Noodlers Cayenne ( orange with nice shading)

Noodlers Squeteague ( good dark green )

Private Reserve Copperburst ( old brown with nice shading, vibrant )

Private Reserve American Blue ( my fav:) )

Private Reserve DC Supershow blue

Private Reserve Tanzanite ( purple but dries to much blueer)

Pelikan Violet ( nice purple)

Sheaffer Skrip Kings Gold ( yellow)

Dip pen walnut ink small chunks :)

 

I'd like : anything I don't have , prefer Noodlers or PR.

Edit : I would also be interested in actual cartridges ( small international ) verses vials.

 

NOTE : I LIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS. ( postage probably is a bit higher ).

 

contact me via PM or at : corien@bennink.infofountainpen

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EDIT 2 : also happy to fill up empty vials sent to me with ink or polishing stuff ( Turtle wax/ Tryphon protection stuff, polishing stuff )

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High Corien.

 

The vials are not available at this time. I have been getting a trickle of interest however in another round of these so I will probably end up buying some soon and offering them again. It will be at least 2 weeks. I could send you a couple to get you started if you like. Contact me backchannel and I'll give you more info.

 

I'll write up a new post on the topic soon and get a better idea of how many folks are interested. The problem being that buying them in quantities less than 250 is not possible. it was very difficult for me to find that small volume - other companies wanted to sell me 1000 of 'em. a) too expensive B) not enough interest from folks for me to make up my cost or avoid filling my house with the darn things.

 

The only "rules" are to have fun and keep us posted about what you're interested in and what you have available for trade. I've had to update my list 3X already. :)

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My collection much smaller.

 

Noodlers: Midnight Blue, Black, Squetegue, Legal Lapiz, Anteitam, Navy, Iraqi Indigo, Firefly

PR: Sonic Blue

Omas: Black, Roma Blue

Pelikan: Violet*, Black, Blue-Black

Diamine: Turquoise

Herbin: Turquoise

Sailor: Blue

Platinum: Blue/Black

 

* bottles ultimately for sale if you like them.

 

Want: one of each of yours! B) kidding

 

Noodler's: Tiananmen, Navajo Turquoise

Diamine: any of the blues

Herbin: any blues

PR: any blues except Midnight

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Oh, good - finally a post (Kendall's) who doesn't have more ink than most retailers :P

 

Now I feel it's safe to post my meager hoard as well (besides I just got the vials)..

 

What I have: - Revised May 10, 2006

 

Pelican: Brilliant Black, Royal Blue, Blue Black

Parker Quink: Blue, Black (temporarily out of the Blue)

Noodlers: Ottoman Azure, Turquoise, Firefly

Private Resesrve: Dakota Red

Sheaffer Skrip: Blue, Black

Waterman: Blue Black, Florida Blue, South Seas Blue, Purple, Red and Green

 

 

What I need: Anything else... I am partial to Blues, and on the search for the perfect blue. PR American Blue has been suggested as that.

 

And I gotta find my inner self (but I worry about being too flamboyant with lavenders etc...) so, perhaps a diversion into brown & copper tones, or some greens.

 

I tend to like saturated colours rather than pastels.

 

Cheers,

 

Gerry

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Keith with a capital K

I know I don't look like a man who needs anything and although I run a shop, I really don't sell ink (yet).

 

Some of the inks I have listed exist in very small quantities so I could probably only accomodate a few requests at best and the same applies to the vintage inks as they are not easily replaceable.

 

I wouldn't even know what ink's I could possibly want. I'll have to read through the lists here.

 

Waterman:

 

South Seas blue (vintage)

Florida blue

Blue black

Black

Green

Havana brown

Washable blue (vintage)

Red

 

Sheaffer: All my Sheaffer ink is old stock.

 

Blue black (vintage) (I have quite a bit of this actually)

Blue (vintage)

Burgundy (vintage)

Black (vintage)

Lavender (vintage)

King's Gold (vintage)

Peacock Blue (vintage)

Brown (vintage)

Grey (vintage)

Red (vintage)

 

Parker:

 

Black

Blue black

Washable blue

Green (vintage)

 

Pelikan:

 

Brilliant Brown

Royal Blue

Violet

Green

Black

Turquoise

Blue Black

 

Penman Sapphire

 

Herbin Azure Blue

 

Noodlers Eternal brown

 

Noodler's Legal Lapis

 

Lamy Blue black

 

Cartier Royal Blue

 

Cheers!

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Keith with a capital K

Denis... the bottle of SS Blue I have has a .25 price tag and probably dates to the late 40's or early 50's.

 

Hence the "vintage" label.

 

Waterman still makes South Seas blue so no SSB fans have to panic.

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South Seas Blue is already vintage ? I am that old ?  :unsure:  When did they stop making it ?

Not only that Denis, look at Keith's Sheaffer's Red and Brown - mine are old - his are vintage <_<

 

Sigh....

 

Gerry

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South Seas Blue is already vintage ? I am that old ? :unsure: When did they stop making it ?

Is it possible Keith was referring to NOS WM SSB - that which was made prior to 96 or whenever it was they took out the lovely "scent"?

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South Seas Blue is already vintage ? I am that old ?  :unsure:  When did they stop making it ?

Is it possible Keith was referring to NOS WM SSB - that which was made prior to 96 or whenever it was they took out the lovely "scent"?

Are we speaking of that strong "metallic" scent, or is it something else ?

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Are we speaking of that strong "metallic" scent, or is it something else ?

I would have characterized it as a camphor smell. Definitely not a perfume or contaminant smell. But I suppose to some it might smell metallic. It was pretty much eliminated in the late 90s. not sure exactly when. Probably because of "hazardous" chemical laws or something.

 

I notice however that many new inks have similar smells (some of the Noodler's do) while for some time the more common inks (Quink, Skrip) didn't seem to have that character. For some of us, the smell of NOS WM ink is almost an addiction I think. :blink:

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If I may make a guess, the particular odour WM was noted for may have been Phenol, an effective anti bacterial/fungal preservative.

 

Gerry

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