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I am fast approaching 100 P51's, mainly aeros, but have recently started collecting DJ vac sets - Heaven help me - but I reassure myself that at least its not first year sets!!!!

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Why Why did I bring two more P51's home today? Two P51 specials; full size brown & a Demi in black.

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Why Why did I bring two more P51's home today? Two P51 specials; full size brown & a Demi in black.

Just wondering (and learning) how do you know the Demi special, is it the Octanium nib? I think I read that the Demi specials didn't say special on them... I would like to find one at some point and am not sure how to distinguish them...

 

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Just wondering (and learning) how do you know the Demi special, is it the Octanium nib? I think I read that the Demi specials didn't say special on them... I would like to find one at some point and am not sure how to distinguish them...

 

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Octatonic

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The black measures 5 inches posted and the brown measures 5 1/2 inches posted. I can not swap caps as the cap on the black will not fit over the clutch ring of the brown 51. The black is a smaller Dia. thus would be a Demi. I still need to finnish the restoration on these two pens and the many Parkers I picked up the season of pen hunting.

 

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Just wondering (and learning) how do you know the Demi special, is it the Octanium nib? I think I read that the Demi specials didn't say special on them... I would like to find one at some point and am not sure how to distinguish them...

 

Thanks!-

Octatonic

 

 

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f239/Jotteraddict62/100_4321_zpsa3745b5b.jpg

 

The black measures 5 inches posted and the brown measures 5 1/2 inches posted. I can not swap caps as the cap on the black will not fit over the clutch ring of the brown 51. The black is a smaller Dia. thus would be a Demi. I still need to finnish the restoration on these two pens and the many Parkers I picked up the season of pen hunting.

 

Ken

I think the question is why do you think the Demi is a 'Special'?

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Sorry my mistake the black is not a special. I was looking at the wrong filler unit.

It has been a long day.

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Chaos. Must be overwrought from trying to corner the market on Jotters and 51s. It all runs together.

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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Chaos. Must be overwrought from trying to corner the market on Jotters and 51s. It all runs together.

 

Chaos. Must be overwrought from trying to corner the market on Jotters and 51s. It all runs together.

+1 on that. At least the local auctions have slowed down now that it is wintertime. Now it's time for cabin fever outings when I get stir crazy and need to go out on a Friday run pen hunting.

 

Even my computer is on double vision.. See what happens.

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There's not much going on here in southeast Michigan on pen sales. I found many at yard sales in Florida, though. Parker51.com helped me figure out what I had. Back down to about three dozen now. I can manage those. This was a really good ride. Of all the 51s I found, only one didn't work right off, and that one took a while to put back together--it came in pieces. I no longer want any more pens, but I find the ones I have endlessly fascinating each time I pick one of them out of the tray to fill it and mess around with it.

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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You should pick a handful of your favie Aeros, sell the rest and get a Primo 1st year and call it a day.

 

Hard to imagine a better way to show where your pen head is than a 1st year FiddyOne.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl-somewhere over the rainbow there's a Cedar Blue 1st year calling for me it's Daddy...

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Added another 51 to the collection today...this time a teal MK III. Nothing overly fancy, but it's my first MK III and the price was right.

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You should pick a handful of your favie Aeros, sell the rest and get a Primo 1st year and call it a day.

 

Hard to imagine a better way to show where your pen head is than a 1st year FiddyOne.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl-somewhere over the rainbow there's a Cedar Blue 1st year calling for me it's Daddy...

 

That's a good idea. Sell the Carenes, 30 51s, Watermans, Sheaffers, Esterbrooks and I should be able to get a pretty good first year 51. Add about twenty Sonnets. I wonder what a good first year goes for. $3,000? I'll have to check this out.

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--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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They aren't That rare.

 

I'd think you could get a nice one for around 300. A really nice one for I'd guess 400-450.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

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I do have a DB P51 in Cordovan Brown, It has aged from a barrel marked from a 1946 to 1947 and finely a 1948. I had to replaced the barrel as it was all gouged and now it is a sweet pen with a matching pencil with gold filled caps.

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That's a good idea. Sell the Carenes, 30 51s, Watermans, Sheaffers, Esterbrooks and I should be able to get a pretty good first year 51. Add about twenty Sonnets. I wonder what a good first year goes for. $3,000? I'll have to check this out.

 

 

They aren't That rare.

 

I'd think you could get a nice one for around 300. A really nice one for I'd guess 400-450.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

 

 

You could get a nice red band for well under $3,000.

First year Cedar pricing would depend more on the cap than on the color of the pen. Bruce is in the right neighborhood, if you don't mind a common cap you should be able to find one for ~400. You want a 1st year Watermelon cap 3K might not cut it but you most likely get any color pen you want with it.

 

3K is a bit steep for a Red-Band unless there is something really special about it. Thinking about it more...I have one that is special...

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I enjoy hunting for pens "in the wild," and have probably found more 51's than any other single model. Right now I have about 25. My favorite is a fantasy with an olive ripple hard rubber barrel I got from Howard Levy a few years back. It never fails to get admiring looks and comments when I use it.

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I enjoy hunting for pens "in the wild," and have probably found more 51's than any other single model. Right now I have about 25. My favorite is a fantasy with an olive ripple hard rubber barrel I got from Howard Levy a few years back. It never fails to get admiring looks and comments when I use it.

Wow. I wanna go shopping where you shop....

Mostly around the Pittsburgh area I find Sheaffer school pens and Wearevers.... The two 51s I found in October were a fluke, because the last time I was in that particular antiques mall there was a whole lot of "not much". The best I ever saw before that was a Azure Pearl Vac with a mangled nib (the price of the pen itself wasn't bad but when I went on here to get information on nib repairs/replacements I would have had to talk the dealer down a whole lot further); and a Golden Pearl Vac (might have been a Maxima) at a place going out of business -- again, the price was *probably* pretty good, and if I had had the cash on me I might have talked the dealer down a bit further (but I got sidetracked and didn't call the place back in time and I don't know where (or if) that dealer moved on (of course everything the guy sold was *supposedly* "bakelite" -- and he might have been claiming that for the Vac as well...). Oh, and my first Snorkel (and I happened to stop in to the same place last weekend and again there was a whole lot of "not much" this time around).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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