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Hi! I've lurked for a little bit and finally decided to take the plunge.

My fountain pen obsession began at school when we had to learn to write using a fountain pen. I'm guessing this isn't done anymore, but at the time we learnt how to print with a pencil and then joined up writing with a fountain pen. At the time I used a an oversize, marbled something or other that had a sac with a metal frame around it. You squeezed the metal frame to suck up the ink. I loved it, but sadly it is lost in the mists of time.

Since then I have always owned a fountain pen of one type or another - some of them have stayed with me and some have been lost or broken. For the past couple of years I have picked up a few pens online and at various auctions/sales etc. Half the time I haven't a clue what I'm buying; it's just what I like the look and feel of. A lot of what I have I don't know what it is, but that may change here!

Currently I have 14 fountain pens in my collection - small, but I only buy what I'm really drawn to. They are:

A Parker Prelude (which I think I bought in the mid 90's)

A very cheap plastic Parker (no idea of model) that I've had since the early 80's and never really worked very well.

An Eversharp (Oxford?) lever filler, made in England with a flex nib

A teeny weeny Peter Pan

A Conway Stewart from the 50's, lever filler

A slightly odd looking Scout lever filler

A Parker black and pearl button filler

A Netunno Shark

A Marxton Eclipse

An E.Faber lever filler

A Wearever lever filler with a horrible nib

Two ebay specials with wood fittings, but they write!

An unknown lever filler with a kind of camo marble effect.

And that's it!

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Greetings from northern California and a warm welcome to FPN. It's great to have you here with us. :thumbup:

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Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

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Hi there and :W2FPN:

 

 

Nice set of pens there for starters

 

Enjoy the forum

 

D.ick

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Freedom exists by virtue of self limitation.

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When I made my first post here, I had only one fountain pen. And I still swear by it. (Schneider Base with M)
Incidentally, I have 14 now
:rolleyes:

And your pens are awsum ..
:W2FPN:

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Looking for: Camlin pens (minus SD/Trinity/Elegante)

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Welcome !

 

It will be fun to research and learn about your collection of pens. I'm not going to make it too easy.

You will have to work for It. Start here and enjoy the journey.

 

 

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Welcome !

 

A clueless FP collector.....ahh, that should change now your with the FPN. Nothing wrong going with the look and feel of what you like. Has a nice mysterious aspect to it. Over time though you'll begin to see, identify and appreciate the varied types/brands......no rush.

thanks & best wishes, Captain Nib

...keep nibbing on...

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