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Having finally 'completed' my collection at present (until more are released!) I thought I'd take a moment to share my collection of clear demonstrators, along with a solution for pen storage I haven't seen before that I think works well.

 

The curation rules for my collection are:

- Must be colorless transparent, including a major part of the cap

- Must be monochrome (rhodium, sterling, stainless, aluminum, etc. furniture OK, gold etc. not)

- Must not be a collaboration with a non-pen company (e.g. Porsche, Momo, Lamborghini)

- Must have been available at retail

- No frankenpens/customs (e.g. Edison customs to which there would be no end)

 

Without further ado:

 

http://i.imgur.com/ItlNfTW.jpg

 

The storage is via a combination of the 5-drawer Muji acrylic box (absolutely the perfect size, and appropriate for clear demonstrators in particular) and Gary Lehrer's pen trays, cut to size.

 

http://i.imgur.com/s2IG6k7.jpg

 

Not quite full, but getting there. The last few pens are my non-demonstrator EDCs.

 

http://i.imgur.com/HcfL7Pa.jpg

 

Tray 1:

Conid Bulkfiller Titanium Flattop
Delta Dolcevita IT Demonstrator Oversize
Visconti Opera Crystal
Aurora Ottantotto (88) Vintage Demo
Aurora Optima Demonstrator
Stipula Etruria Nuda
Delta Dolcevita IT Demonstrator
Sailor KOP Demo
Sailor Professional Gear Realo Demo Hougado Ltd. Ed. (20)
Sailor Professional Gear Lumiere Usagi Ltd. Ed. (20)
Visconti Van Gogh Crystal Demonstrator Maxi
Stipula Twister Demo
Visconti Van Gogh Crystal Demonstrator Mini
http://i.imgur.com/3sLu5GI.jpg
Tray 2:
Omas 360 Vision HT
Sailor 1911 Rhodium Trim Demonstrator
Pelikan M1005
Omas Ogiva Vision
Platinum 3776 Sai Soft Medium
Platinum 3776 Motosu
Platinum Nice Pur
Aurora Cube
Franklin-Christoph Model 40 Pocket
Stipula Paparazzi I
Pilot Custom Heritage 92
Stipula Vedo Demonstrator
Pilot Custom 74

 

http://i.imgur.com/uXGy68s.jpg

 

Tray 3:

TWSBI Vac 700
Stipula Bon Voyage
Pelikan M205
Sailor Professional Gear Slim Demo
TWSBI Diamond 580AL
TWSBI Mini
Stipula Passaporto
Waterman Phileas Kultur
Monteverde Artista Crystal
Platinum Balance
Pilot Prera Iro-Ai
Lamy Vista
Padrino Demo Clear
http://i.imgur.com/UfpLCvx.jpg
Tray 4:
Dollar Demo
Pilot Petit1 2G Noncolor PSP20F
Noodler's Konrad
Noodler's Ahab Flex
Nemosine Singularity
FPR Dilli
Sailor Clear Candy
Pelikan Pelikano P480 Transparent
Pilot Crystal
Sailor Profit Junior
Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex
Pilot Penmanship
FPR Guru

http://i.imgur.com/9nZ1q0V.jpg

 

Tray 5:

J. Herbin FP
Borghini Sport
Platinum Preppy (Noodler's)
[Expansion room!]
Lamy Safari
Kuretake Brush Pen
Nakaya Carbon
Visconti Homo Sapiens Steel Age Midi
Now let's see yours! And please, if I've missed any that adhere to my collection rules, do let me know. Cheers!
Edited by kenshiro

On the Hunt For:

1) Atelier Simoni ID Demonstrator Natural Rhodium (As if it existed.)

2) Moresi 2nd Limited Edition Delta Demonstrator

3) y.y. Pen Club #4 and #10

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Having finally 'completed' my collection at present (until more are released!) I thought I'd take a moment to share my collection of clear demonstrators, along with a solution for pen storage I haven't seen before that I think works well.

 

The curation rules for my collection are:

- Must be colorless transparent, including a major part of the cap

- Must be monochrome (rhodium, sterling, stainless, aluminum, etc. furniture OK, gold etc. not)

- Must not be a collaboration with a non-pen company (e.g. Porsche, Momo, Lamborghini)

- Must have been available at retail

 

Without further ado:

 

http://i.imgur.com/ItlNfTW.jpg

 

The storage is via a combination of the 5-drawer Muji acrylic box (absolutely the perfect size, and appropriate for clear demonstrators in particular) and Gary Lehrer's pen trays, cut to size.

 

http://i.imgur.com/s2IG6k7.jpg

 

Not quite full, but getting there. The last few pens are my non-demonstrator EDCs.

 

http://i.imgur.com/HcfL7Pa.jpg

 

Tray 1:

Conid Bulkfiller Titanium Flattop

Delta Dolcevita IT Demonstrator Oversize

Visconti Opera Crystal

Aurora Ottantotto (88) Vintage Demo

Aurora Optima Demonstrator

Stipula Etruria Nuda

Delta Dolcevita IT Demonstrator

Sailor KOP Demo - $390 (Sailor 10-9619)

Sailor Professional Gear Realo Demo Hougado Ltd. Ed. (20)

Sailor Professional Gear Lumiere Usagi Ltd. Ed. (20)

Visconti Van Gogh Crystal Demonstrator Maxi

 

Stipula Twister Demo

Visconti Van Gogh Crystal Demonstrator Mini

 

 

http://i.imgur.com/3sLu5GI.jpg

 

Tray 2:

 

Omas 360 Vision HT

Sailor 1911 Rhodium Trim Demonstrator

Pelikan M1005

Omas Ogiva Vision

Platinum 3776 Sai Soft Medium

Platinum 3776 Motosu

Platinum Nice Pur

Aurora Cube

Franklin-Christoph Model 40 Pocket

Stipula Paparazzi I

Pilot Custom Heritage 92

Stipula Vedo Demonstrator

Pilot Custom 74

 

 

http://i.imgur.com/uXGy68s.jpg

 

Tray 3:

TWSBI Vac 700

Stipula Bon Voyage

Pelikan M205

Sailor Professional Gear Slim Demo

TWSBI Diamond 580AL

TWSBI Mini

Stipula Passaporto

Waterman Phileas Kultur

Monteverde Artista Crystal

Platinum Balance

Pilot Prera Iro-Ai

Lamy Vista

Padrino Demo Clear

 

http://i.imgur.com/UfpLCvx.jpg

 

Tray 4:

 

Dollar Demo

Pilot Petit1 2G Noncolor PSP20F

Noodler's Konrad

Noodler's Ahab Flex

Nemosine Singularity

FPR Dilli

Sailor Clear Candy

Pelikan Pelikano P480 Transparent

Pilot Crystal

Sailor Profit Junior

Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex

Pilot Penmanship - $13

FPR Guru

 

 

http://i.imgur.com/9nZ1q0V.jpg

 

Tray 5:

J. Herbin FP

Borghini Sport

Platinum Preppy (Noodler's)

[Expansion room!]

Lamy Safari

Kuretake Brush Pen

Nakaya Carbon

Visconti Steel Age Midi

 

Now let's see yours! And please, if I've missed any that adhere to my collection rules, do let me know. Cheers!

Quite a tremendous collection , Kenshiro, congrats.
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Is this a demonstration of demonstrators collection?

Congratulations!

Gilberto Castañeda

 

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To paraphrase Juvenal, 'quis demonstratores demonstrat?' or who shall demonstrate the demonstrators! (apologies for any errors of syntax... Latin lessons were a long while ago)

 

I particularly like the elegant and extremely appropriate storage solution for your fascinating collection.

Too many pens, too little time!

http://fountainpenlove.blogspot.fr/

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I love demonstrators - or so I thought. This is truly an amazing collection, and I have serious pen envy.

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:eureka: :yikes: Not going to lie, I wish I had this collection.

 

I was going for a demonstrator collection but the money issue limits me very much so.

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Thanks for all the kind words =)

 

Where is your demo 146mb

Not available at retail.

 

You are missing the Pilot 823.

The Pilot 823 Clear Demo has gold furniture, AFAIK - if you have seen one with rhodium furniture, can you point me to it?

On the Hunt For:

1) Atelier Simoni ID Demonstrator Natural Rhodium (As if it existed.)

2) Moresi 2nd Limited Edition Delta Demonstrator

3) y.y. Pen Club #4 and #10

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I was taking another look at this treasure trove.... You don't have a Kaweco Ice Sport. (I'm not sure whether the chrome nib is standard or an option, but it would certainly fit your specs.)

 

By the way, what are you going to do now you've got all those demonstrators? Vintage demonstrators? Coloured demonstrators? Or are you joining the Black Pen Society? (the EDC collection certainly suggests that might be the case!)

Edited by amk

Too many pens, too little time!

http://fountainpenlove.blogspot.fr/

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I was taking another look at this treasure trove.... You don't have a Kaweco Ice Sport. (I'm not sure whether the chrome nib is standard or an option, but it would certainly fit your specs.)

 

By the way, what are you going to do now you've got all those demonstrators? Vintage demonstrators? Coloured demonstrators? Or are you joining the Black Pen Society? (the EDC collection certainly suggests that might be the case!)

Is there a clear Ice Sport? I know there's a clear Classic Sport, but as far as I'm aware, the Ice only comes in colors, and the Classic has a gold nib, finial, and lettering.

 

You know, it's funny - I *was* going to go into all-black pens, but a) there are too darn many of them, and B) a lot of them are kind of uninteresting to look at. Still, it's an idea. So far the collection has grown by relaxing my restrictions one at a time (for instance, I used to have a 'no writing on the barrel' rule that would have ruled out e.g. the Aurora Optima and most of the Stipulas). Maybe I'll start chasing some vintages, but many of them have gold furniture. Right now I appear to be missing what would be a 'grail' pen, an Atelier Simoni (of Omas fame) ID Demonstrator in Rhodium, but I'm not convinced one was ever actually produced before the company shut down. At least, i've never seen a non-promo shot of one.

On the Hunt For:

1) Atelier Simoni ID Demonstrator Natural Rhodium (As if it existed.)

2) Moresi 2nd Limited Edition Delta Demonstrator

3) y.y. Pen Club #4 and #10

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Wow, fantastic collection! I like the demonstrators I have; the Serwex, Guru, Pilot 823, TWSBI Vac 700, Dilli, Waterman Kultur, Pilot Prera.....and I thought that was a lot!

 

The one I would really love, but will never afford is the Visconti Skeleton in black carbon.

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You might be right on the Ice Sport, because despite this report on FPN the only clear one I can find at retail is a classic. Pity, it's such a characterful little pen (I collect the Sport Arts - very different from your understated collection!)

 

All black including the nib is becoming a definite little niche, with pens like the Monteverde Invincia Stealth, Parker Premier all black, Safari charcoal, Platinum Stealth. Maybe that's the way to go!

Too many pens, too little time!

http://fountainpenlove.blogspot.fr/

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