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I've put in a PM to order some vials, but since Dillo's away, it will probably be a couple weeks until I get them. I'll update this post with additional inks when the vials arrive. In the meantime, here are some bottles/cartridges I'm looking to trade:

 

Bottles I Have (would prefer to trade the whole bottle, but am open to trading vials of them once I get the vials):

 

Private Reserve Purple Haze (bottle, w/original box)

• Few converters-full used, ink level to the bottom of the neck of the bottle

 

Private Reserve Foam Green (bottle, w/original box)

• Couple converters-full used, ink partway up the neck of the bottle

 

Private Reserve Shell Pink (bottle, w/original box)

• Couple converters used, ink partway up the neck of the bottle

 

J. Herbin "Les Subtiles" scented ink (bottle, no box)

• Rose Scented (red ink)

• Few converters used, ink partway up after the bend from the widest part of the bottle

 

Cartridges I Have:

 

4 Sheaffer Skrip "Cartridge 1" cartridges (cylindrical), just over 2" long (no original packaging--I think they came with a pen)

• Jet Black

 

8 Sheaffer Slovenia cartridges, cylindrical, just over 2" long (no original packaging--I think they came with a pen)

• Black

 

Yafa short cartridges, ~1.5" long

• 2 purple

• 2 dark blue

• 2 medium blue

• 2 light blue

• 2 green

• 2 pink

• 1 red

• 1 yellow

 

1 random short cartridge, ~1.5" long

• Dark blue

 

Inks I Want (I'll trade the bottles listed above for a couple vials of the following):

 

Noodler's

• Verdun Green

• Russian Akhmatova

• Hunter Green

• Iraqi Indigo

• other Bulletproof/Eternal inks

 

I'm open to other possibilities, too, such as pretty stationery/paper; those cute, tiny mini-journals; or anything else interesting! I'm sure we can find something that'll work! :)

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Inks currently in pens: Noodler's La Reine Mauve, Rachmaninov, Prime of the Commons Blue-Black, Naval Orange, MN Whaleman's Sepia, Verdun Green, Majestic Orange; J. Herbin Violette Pensée, Rose Cyclamen, Orange Indien

 

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I have been looking through a bunch of inks that I have and have come up with an inventory of inks that I would be willing to trade for something ink/pen/paper related or give away samples for free if the recipient sends me the postage (aka stamps). Every thing listed is up for free samples (you pay the postage), the inks marked with an asterisk are up for trade lock, stock, and barrel (whole bottle) for whatever you think would be cool.

 

Just PM me with an trade offer or if you would like my mailing address to get the free sample.

 

Here goes:

 

Blue Inks:

 

-Mont Blank

Turquoise*

-Noodler's

Bay State Blue

Luxury Blue

-Private Reserve

DC Super Show Blue

Midnight Blues*

Lake Placid Blue*

Naples Blue*

American Blue

-Parker

Penman Sapphire

Quink Blue-Black

-Waterman

Florida Blue

-Pelikan

Royle Blue 4001*

-Diamine

2004 LE Presidential Blue

-Herbin

Bleue Nuit*

 

Reds:

 

-Noodler's

Nikita

-Parker

Penman Ruby

-Mont Blanc

Burgundy*

 

Greens:

 

-Noodler's

Zhivago

-Private Reserve

Blue Suede

-Parker

Penman Emerald

-Herbin

Verte Reseda*

 

Purples:

 

-Noodler's

Iraqi Indigo

-Private Reserve

Tanzanite

-Herbin

Violette Pansee*

 

Blacks:

 

-Pelikan

Black 4001

-Mont Blank

Black*

-Aurora

Black*

-Parker

Penman Ebony

Quink Black

-Noodler's

Polar Black

 

Others:

 

-Noodler's

Year of the Golden Pig

-Herbin

Jaune Bouton D'or*

 

Just a note - I have included the Parker Penman inks because there has been so much chatter about them over the years since they have been discontinued.

 

Up for grabs

 

Parker Penman Cartridges

 

Sapphire - 3 boxes of 5 carts

Emerald - 2 boxes of 5 carts

Ruby - 3 boxes of 5 carts

 

RB

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Just a thought here, I also get some samples from Pear Tree Pens. It's a great deal, but the down side is there is just a little bit of ink over a full vial. HOWEVER, I do love the glass bottles and I like to use those for the sample exchange. Think of it like recycling if you wish. The seem smaller to look at them, but I have filled them with a syringe and the plastic IAP vials are full with two fills of my syringe, where I can fit another 1/2 of a syringe into the glass bottles from Pear Tree. Seeing as how you do not need a ton of bottles, you should be sending one and getting one. The four vials in the ink sample program will get you started and you can even test the ink from there.

 

 

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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Just updating to reflect recent trades--still waiting on the vials (they're on backorder)....

 

I've put in a PM to order some vials, but since Dillo's away, it will probably be a couple weeks until I get them. I'll update this post with additional inks when the vials arrive. In the meantime, here are some bottles/cartridges I'm looking to trade:

 

Bottles I Have (would prefer to trade the whole bottle, but am open to trading vials of them once I get the vials or if you want to send me a vial):

 

Private Reserve Purple Haze (bottle, w/original box)

• Few converters-full used, ink level to the bottom of the neck of the bottle

 

Private Reserve Foam Green (bottle, w/original box)

• Couple converters-full used, ink partway up the neck of the bottle

 

Private Reserve Shell Pink (bottle, w/original box)

• Couple converters used, ink partway up the neck of the bottle

 

J. Herbin "Les Subtiles" scented ink (bottle, no box)

• Rose Scented (red ink)

• Few converters used, ink partway up after the bend from the widest part of the bottle

 

Cartridges I Have:

 

4 Sheaffer Skrip "Cartridge 1" cartridges (cylindrical), just over 2" long (no original packaging--I think they came with a pen)

• Jet Black

 

8 Sheaffer Slovenia cartridges, cylindrical, just over 2" long (no original packaging--I think they came with a pen)

• Black

 

Yafa short cartridges, ~1.5" long

• 2 purple

• 2 dark blue

• 2 medium blue

• 2 light blue

• 2 green

• 2 pink

• 1 red

• 1 yellow

 

1 random short cartridge, ~1.5" long

• Dark blue

 

Ink Wish List (I'll trade the bottles listed above for vials of the following):

 

Noodler's

• Verdun Green

• Russian Akhmatova

• Hunter Green

• Iraqi Indigo

• other Bulletproof/Eternal inks

• maybe J. Herbin Violette Pensee

 

I'm open to other possibilities, too, such as pretty stationery/paper; those cute, tiny mini-journals; or anything else interesting! I'm sure we can find something that'll work! :)

Inks currently in pens: Noodler's La Reine Mauve, Rachmaninov, Prime of the Commons Blue-Black, Naval Orange, MN Whaleman's Sepia, Verdun Green, Majestic Orange; J. Herbin Violette Pensée, Rose Cyclamen, Orange Indien

 

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Hi all

 

I'm new to the FPN, and to fountain pens in general.

 

Please be gentle....

 

Pens:

Lamy Al-Star (EF nib I like alot, "anodized black color")

Lamy Vista (EF nib writes like a F "chrome color")

 

Noodlers free eyedropper FP w/Legal Lapis in it at the moment

 

Ink:

Noodlers Black

Noodlers Legal Lapis

 

3 carts each Lamy Black and Turquoise

 

Would like:

 

a bit of Noodlers Heart of Darkness and/or

Noodlers Old Manhattan

 

I'm looking for permanent dark Black inks. To start, anyway....

 

I know my current ink supply is plain jane, but I have to start somewhere. I've caught the FP bug for certain!!

 

Please let me know if you can help...

 

Thanks,

 

D

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It's time for another update. New additions to both the have and want lists in bold:

 

Bottled ink I have:

 

FPN/Noodler's Dumas Tulipe Noire

FPN/Noodler's Galileo Manuscript Brown

Noodler's Baystate Blue

Noodler's Heart of Darkness

Noodler's Legal Lapis

Rohrer & Klingner Leipziger Schwarz (Leipsician Black)

Parker Quink Blue-Black

Parker Quink Washable Blue

Private Reserve Arabian Rose

Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue

Private Reserve Grey Flannel

Private Reserve Midnight Blues (NOT the fast dry version)

Scheaffer Skrip Black (Slovenian)

Waterman Black

 

Cartridges I have:

 

My Levenger cartridges are dual ended Parker/large International sized. Be aware they're slimmer than a normal Parker cartridge or a large Waterman cartridge. These do work in my Waterman Kultur, but your mileage my vary because I understand Waterman carts are at least slightly different from International. I have:

 

Levenger Amythest

Levenger Cardinal Red

Levenger Cocoa

Levenger Gemstone Green

 

Bottled ink I'd like to try:

 

Caran d'Ache - Storm, Grand Canyon, Sunset

Conway Stewart - Dark Green

Diamine - China Blue, Coral

J. Herbin - Terre de Feu, Gris Nuage

Noodlers - Old Manhattan Black, Ellis Island Blue-Black, Dragon's Napalm, Nikita, Legal Blue, other non-black bulletproof or eternals

Omas - Sepia, Grey

Private Reserve - Sonic Blue, Chocolat

Rohrer and Klingner - Alt Bordeaux, Verdigris, Sepia

Sailor - Red-Brown, Grey, Brown

Stipula - Sepia, Deep Blue, Dark Red

Visconti - Blue, Burgundy

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Updated the list to reflect a few new acquisitions and some new wishes...new inks are in bold and inks already sampled (thanks, all!) are struck through.

 

My "Haves"

 

Cartridges:

 

Lamy/T10

Violet

Turquoise/Aqua

Blue

 

Short International

Pelikan Royal Blue

 

Bottled ink:

 

Noodler's Black

Noodler's Antietam

Noodler's Iraqi Indigo

Noodler's Widowmaker

Noodler's Legal Lapis

Noodler's Lexington Gray

Noodler's Zhivago

Noodler's Eternal Brown

Noodler's Firefly

Noodler's FPN Galileo Manuscript Brown

Noodler's FPN Dumas Tulipe Noire

 

PR Avacado

PR DC Supershow Blue

PR Fast Dry Sherwood Green

 

Waterman Florida Blue

Waterman Havana Brown

 

Montblanc Season's Greetings 2007 (vanilla-scented red)

 

 

 

Wish List

 

Noodler's

Any UK inks, particularly El Lawrence, Mata Hari's Cordial, Empire Red, Britannia's Blue Waves, Highland's Heather, Victoria's Royal Mint

Any Russian inks, particulary Pushkin, Pasternak, Chekhov, Ahkmatova, Dostoevsky, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Tolstoy

Upper Ganges Blue

Apache Sunset

Kiowa Pecan

Tahitian Pearl

Heart of Darkness

Dragon Napalm

Baystate Blue

Saguaro Wine

 

PR

Orange Crush

Tanzanite

Sherwood Green

Black Cherry

 

J. Herbin

Poussière de Lune

Rouge Opera

Lie de The

Cafe des Iles

Larmes de Cassis

Rose Cyclamen

 

Diamine

Umber

Sepia

Imperial Purple

Violet

 

Omas

Sepia

 

 

Visconti

Blue

Sepia

Turquoise

 

 

Again, recommendations are welcome. I tend to gravitate toward rich blues, browns, burgundies, and violets, but I'm finding myself tempted by oranges and magenta/pink inks as well.

 

Thanks for looking,

Jeff

 

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...I'd intended to do this a long time ago. Anyway, I have my vials, and I'm ready to go :D

 

HAVE

  • Noodler’s Orange of some ilk (the bottle leaked and I had to decant it, and now can't remember what the proper name is)
  • Noodler’s Blue
  • Noodler’s Polar Black
  • Noodler’s Firefly
  • J Herbin Violet scented
  • Diamine blue/black

WANT

 

I'm only starting off with playing with inks, so I'm very open to recommendations as well as the list below...

  • Any nice blue/blacks
  • J Herbin Blue scented
  • Noodler's Eternal Black
  • Noodler's Year of the Golden Pig
  • Private Reserve Ultra Black
  • Private Reserve Orange Crush
  • Sailor Blue
  • Sailor Blue/Black
  • Visconti Blue
  • Montblanc Blue-black
  • Montblanc Season's Greetings (any year)
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Dillo is sending the vials out, but I'd thought I'd put up my list in the mean time. I think this exchange system is a great idea, so thanks to all who have set this up! If you see anything you like, PM me and I'll exchange as soon as the vials arrive.

 

 

HAVE in bottles

Parker Quink Blue Black

Visconti Red / Burgundy

Lamy Black

Lamy Blue

Waterman Havana Brown

Waterman South Sea Blue

Noodler's American Eel Black

Private Reserve Arabian Rose

J Herbin Bouquet D' Antan

J Herbin Rose Cyclamen

J Herbin Poussiere De Lune

J Herbin Violette Pensee

J Herbin Ambre De Birmanie

J Herbin Bleu Mysotis

 

In Cartridge:

J Herbin Bleu Azur (3)

J Herbin Bouquet D'Antan (3)

J Herbin Cacao du Bresil (3)

 

WANT

*Noodlers

- Permanent/Waterproof Inks

- X-Feather

 

*FPN's Galileo Manuscript Brown

 

*Private Reserve:

-Black Cherry

-Copper Burst

-Tanzanite

 

*Platinum Blue-Black

* Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black

 

 

 

 

my top picks:

favourite writers: Hero 100 & 200a, Sheaffer Imperial 444, Rotring 600

favourite inks: Noodler's Baystate Blue, Noodlers Violet Vote, Lamy Blue

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I just received my first bag of vials from Dillon. Is there any advice regarding fitment of the vials' caps before dropping them in the post? Leave space, fill only part way, squeeze out air, & etc.?

 

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I just received my first bag of vials from Dillon. Is there any advice regarding fitment of the vials' caps before dropping them in the post? Leave space, fill only part way, squeeze out air, & etc.?

 

I've always just wrapped a piece of tape around the cap. I fill the vials pretty full and thus far I haven't heard of any problems.

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Hi all,

 

I'm new to fountain pens, so I have little to trade.

 

I would like just a bit of Noodlers Old Manhattan, and a bit of Noodlers Zhivago.

 

Im looking for a permanent, ph neutral black ink to try.

 

 

I have now a bottle of Legal Lapis, and regular Black, in Noodlers.

 

I also have a few Lamy black and turquoise carts I can trade.

 

Not too much, as you can see.

 

I would be willing to pay for some small samples, as well as the shipping to me.

 

Thank you.

 

D

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Got my vials, and I'm ready to go! :bunny01: The following are in bottles unless noted otherwise:

 

Ink I Have to Trade:

 

J. Herbin:

• "Les Subtiles" Encre Rouge -- Rose Scented

• Bleue Myosotis

• Diabolo Menthe (5 cartridges)

• Rose Cyclamen (4 cartridges)

• Rose Tendresse (2 cartridges)

 

Noodler's Bulletproof/Eternal Inks:

• Empire Red

• FPN Galileo Manuscript Brown

• Legal Lapis

• Lermontov

• Polar Blue (Winter 2006 Edition)

• Rachmaninov

 

Noodler's Near-Bulletproof Ink:

• Kiowa Pecan

 

Noodler's "Electric Series" Highlighter Inks:

• Atlantic Salmon

• Georgia Peach

• Hellfire

• Lightning Blue

• St. Patty's Eire

• Year of the Golden Pig (bulletproof)

 

Private Reserve (will trade whole bottle or individual samples):

• Foam Green

• Purple Haze

• Shell Pink

 

Sheaffer Cartridges

• Skrip "Cartridge 1" cartridges (cylindrical), just over 2" long

- 4 Jet Black cartridges

• Slovenia cartridges, cylindrical, just over 2" long

- 8 Black cartridges

 

Yafa Cartridges (short international, ~1.5" long)

• 2 Purple

• 2 Dark Blue

• 2 Medium Blue

• 2 Light Blue/Turquoise?

• 2 Green

• 2 Pink

• 1 Red

• 1 Yellow

1 random short international cartridge, ~1.5" long

• Dark Blue

 

---------------------------

 

Ink Wish List:

 

Noodler's:

• Iraqi Indigo/The Violet Vote

• Akhmatova

• Hunter Green

• Verdun Green

• Victoria's Royal Mint

• Socrates

• Britannia's Blue Waves

• Blue Ghost

• The Whiteness of the Whale

• Green Marine

• Baystate Blue

• other colorful bulletproof/eternal inks

 

J. Herbin:

• Violette Pensee

 

I'm open to other possibilities, too, such as a few sheets of pretty stationery/paper; those cute, tiny mini-journals; or possibly something else that's interesting! PM me if you want to trade--I'm sure we can find something that'll work! :)

Edited by kookychick

Inks currently in pens: Noodler's La Reine Mauve, Rachmaninov, Prime of the Commons Blue-Black, Naval Orange, MN Whaleman's Sepia, Verdun Green, Majestic Orange; J. Herbin Violette Pensée, Rose Cyclamen, Orange Indien

 

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Darn it--can't edit my post (immediately above)! I'd also be open to just about any color of J. Herbin ink that I don't have on my list, and Diamine inks in just about any color (especially greens/pinks/purples/oranges/light blues--I'm not as into the browns/reds/blacks/grays). Thanks! :)

Edited by kookychick

Inks currently in pens: Noodler's La Reine Mauve, Rachmaninov, Prime of the Commons Blue-Black, Naval Orange, MN Whaleman's Sepia, Verdun Green, Majestic Orange; J. Herbin Violette Pensée, Rose Cyclamen, Orange Indien

 

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Well I have changed many of my inks, traded, used yadda, yadda.... So I figure it was time to update my list.

 

My colors range in the browns, reds, and grays. If you want something I have, just let me know what you have and we can go from there.

I am always looking for a little extra Zhivago, Gailieo Brown, and Gray Flannel of which I have a large sample, but just don't use enough to buy a bottle just yet.

 

=Noodlers Ink =

Kiowa PecanLexington GrayEl-Lawrence= Private Reserve =

Burgandy MistLake Placid Blue= Visconti =

Sepia= Pelikan 4001 =

Royal Blue

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I would really like to try a sample of Diamine Sapphire Blue.

 

I have:

 

Bottle of Delta Black (labeled as Israel60 from the LA Pen show. It is an approx 10 ml bottle, and you can have it for a sample of the Diamine Sapphire Blue.

 

I also have PR Midnight Blues (not the fast dry ink), of which I can send a sample.

 

Thanks

 

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What I've got:

 

main list

additions

 

What I'm looking for:

 

Noodler's multi-density inks (e.g. Panda)

Noodler's colors made for Swisher EXCEPT blacks and browns. Especially interested in blues.

Noodler's colors made for Artistic bay EXCEPT Judicial Black. Especially interested in blues.

Noodler's blue made for Taiwan market.

Noodler's: the 13th color in the Russian series, not marketed in the US.

Any of the exclusive European colors not available at Pendemonium.

Any Noodler's color not listed above, so long as it's not Yet Another Freaking Shade of Black. (Nathan certainly has my permission to use this name for a shade of black, especially if it's a glows-in-UV black with a San Francisco Summer of Love type label.)

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