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First time poster here, hopefully here to be for a long time.

 

i just purchased this lovely Conway Stewart 759 lever filler from eBay.

 

Known issues with the pen

 

1. The tines are slightly misaligned

2. The feed looks quite dirty and solidified from bits of ink towards the bottom of the feed.

3. The pen body (presumably casein) has faded and has given the pen a more of a gray/green color

4. The tip of the cap has lost its black color completely

5. The plastic that holds the feed has faded slightly, going towards a yellow-ish color.

6. Internally, the sac has solidified and requires replacement

7. The nib is missing a tip and has become quite scratchy

Edit: 8. There is a crack at the bottom part of the pen cap,visible in the album

 

The pen is a bit of a mess in all honesty and I'm a bit unsure as to whether or not to keep it. The images aren't exactly the best quality so I'll try to include as much detail as possible.

 

I was considering sending this pen for repairs, however I feel it might be too costly and end up spending more restoring it than its value.

 

What do you guys think?

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Had the nib been complete then I would have said repair it, it will cost you £25 and you will have a pen worth £50-60.

 

Without an emotional attachment it doesnt make sense financially if the nib is unservicable

We live on one small planet and we have just one star.

Remember that there are 2 trillion galaxies and each galaxy has 100 billion stars. Not only is there every chance of life as we know it but there will be someone somewhere saying that Montblancs are very nice but they are a bit dear.

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This is my first experience buying a vintage pen and the nib differs from what you'd expect in a modern pen. Ofcourse, I'm only assuming there's no tipping but it could just be it has been refined from many years of use.

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At the moment I don't remember anyone doing retipping in Europe (in the past Romillo did sometimes, but I'm not sure if anymore). So it's shipping overseas and back, plus retipping, which itself is about $80-$200 (depending on the point and the nibmeister...)

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Michael

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Would you suggest it'd be wiser returning the pen to the seller on eBay.

 

The pen has faded substantially and it's a huge turnaway for someone like me who is attracted to the right and vibrant color of a well kept conway stewart pen.

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I cannot see the fault in the nib that you describe but if you are accurate and the seller has described the nib as good then send it back. The rest of the pen, to me, would be acceptable.

 

I dont think that you paid too much for the pen and an FPNer looking at this thread with a spare CS5 nib, or something that would do, would be pleased to buy the pen and improve it.

We live on one small planet and we have just one star.

Remember that there are 2 trillion galaxies and each galaxy has 100 billion stars. Not only is there every chance of life as we know it but there will be someone somewhere saying that Montblancs are very nice but they are a bit dear.

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Well I have until the 3rd of March so if anyone would be interested in buying it off me, then just drop a point.

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