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I'm interested in trading modern CS extra fine nibs for italic/stub/oblique nibs. If we're lucky, British Bespoke Pens will make nibs like this available. Until then, let me know by PM if you're interested.

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Today I employed my trusty black CS 58 with his smooth Duro nib for prescriptions all the afternoon. The ink I prefer is the Diamine Mediterranean blue.

I bought my 58 as a NOS (she had even the original price tag = 31 shilling and 6 pence ...) in a NOS vintage CS box. I believe (being the imprint "Conway Syewart 58" in one row) she is from late fifties (so she has my age), nevertheless no brassing, no scratches, no dings and a wonderful finish everywhere ...

Greetings from Italy !

Greetings from Italy to you all !!

;)

 

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My Conway Stewart 35 in red (now mostly faded to purple) marble that has just been expertly repaired by Eric Wilson. Unusually the nib is a bit scratchy so I am having to smooth it down a bit.

 

Also a standard black 475 for writing up my forms

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A number 76 in a blue herringbone pattern with a sweet

sexie flexie stub nib....Filled with Quink blue-black....

 

Fred

.....you can take my baby Ruth

you can take my Sweet tooth.....

But

Don't take my Coconuts..........

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This week I received a rather battered CS58, no clip or stud, Swan #2 nib, stained and a bit battered, with original sac...

 

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After a bit of work, a new sac and a dive into the parts bin, it's back to original condition....

 

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This week I received a rather battered CS58, no clip or stud, Swan #2 nib, stained and a bit battered, with original sac...

 

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After a bit of work, a new sac and a dive into the parts bin, it's back to original condition....

 

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Nice work, John. :thumbup:

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I'm using a nicely revived CS 57. These always give me problems with the feed, so I'm hoping I've figured out how to resolve that issue.

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This week I received a rather battered CS58, no clip or stud, Swan #2 nib, stained and a bit battered, with original sac...

 

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After a bit of work, a new sac and a dive into the parts bin, it's back to original condition....

 

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Very nice!

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A pair of 1920- early 30's The Seals. One is black with a shortened cap and added band which has a fine nib while the wood grain has a medium to broad nib.

 

Yes, it's Christmas card writing time again!!!

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Oh yes, I, too, had Christmas cards to write at the weekend and called up my granddad's Conway Stewart 54. I tried Parker Quink but found that the semi-flex of the lovely CS nib led to a little too much feathering & bleeding, so use a slightly more viscous Diamine jet black. I love this pen, partly because it belonged to my grandfather, but also because it's simply a terrific instrument.

 

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Today I am writing with a 1950s CS60 in dark blue marble. I won the pen in an auction in December and I've just finished restoring it. It's a very good writer.

 

The pen is professionally engraved, in small neat capitals:

 

TO R. TUNNICLIFFE

FROM KARAMEA R.S.A.

4.3.55

 

I can only find information on one R.Tunnicliffe in the Karamea area, so I assume this was his pen.

 

Robert Tunnicliffe was born in Nelson NZ in 1894, and died in Westport NZ in January 1974. He was a schoolteacher, farmer, and soldier, serving in the NZ Rifle Brigade and was badly wounded during Operation Michael on 27 March 1918. He survived, returned to NZ and had a family. A keen provincial rugby player, he also played in one match for the All Blacks in 1923, scoring a try against New South Wales. I don't know why the Returned Servicemens' Assocation presented him with this nice pen but whatever the reason, I'm sure it was well-deserved.

 

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I took these shots of my cat just before he passed away. He liked watching me write with the Conway Stewart Marlborough pictured.

 

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Condolences for your loss. In the second picture his eyes are hauntingly melancholy. As if a harbinger of things to come.

 

Regards,

 

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