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I could be totally mistaken, but the price for a silver pen with a steel nib as far as I can see, seems a bit steep. But then, I have no knowledge of modern Yard-O-Leds to be very honest.

 

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With only a cursory glance among the "usual suspects" of dealers of dealers that I know carry YOL I did not find a GRAND (i.e the BIGGEST model) listed except Amazon. There was only 1 listed & it showed $885. which I suspect is full retail. The pen on Ebay is 18 years old & should perhaps be a lesser offering price than the suggested $600.00 for "buy it now." They do offer the option of "make an offer" so you could always use that option to tender a lesser bid. Some users feel that used pens should always be 50% less than retail BUT certainly retail is usually reflective of a 20% discount from a retailer. So you could inquire from perhaps Farhney's what their price would be if they were able to order a "Grand" model to know what retail price is @ the moment. I purchased my YOL (different model) from them & it was a considerable discount from listed price. You might also check some of the European dealers, Couronne du Comte shows the same pen @ $796. list price as a comparison.

I understand your concern. I certainly compared prices a lot before settling on my purchase of a YOL Grand because it represented a lot of money to me. Another option would be to compare the size of the "grand" & regular model if the larger size isn't important to you. Whatever you decide you would love a YOL pen. They are beautifully made & feel great in your hand (IF you like a "heavy or large pen.) Good luck!

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The nib will be 18carat gold, not steel. The rest of the pen will be Sterling silver and all of the repoussé and chasing work done by hand. A Viceroy Grand Victorian is a fair size pen; here is my Viceroy Grand Victorian next to an ST Dupont Orpheo/Olympio XL.

 

http://www.fototime.com/DC76AF0D6B93001/large.jpg

It weighs in at almost 68Grams so also pretty heavy. Here you can see it next to a few other Sterling pens, from the top, the Montegrappa Privilege Deco and their 80th. Anniversary, the YoL then Waterman Gentleman and Sheaffer Legacy family.

 

http://www.fototime.com/418E3B2B19A8774/large.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/25E2AAFAA4D3FC4/xlarge.jpg

The last picture shows the relative sizes of the Yard-o-Led Sterling silver pens, on the left the standard size, then the Corinthian, the Viceroy Grand and my favorite, the Pocket Victorian.

 

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Hello came across a ad that was on ebay for 1997 Yardoled.Since this will be my first would just like some help on if this a good purchase and if it is worth the price? Any help will be greatly appreciated...Thanks in advance

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261965114773?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 

That seems like a lot of money for that pen. The Pocket Clip appears to be sprung.

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They come up quite frequently at Auctions.... I've seen a couple this year, and they've both gone for around £200 - 250 plus commission (15% - 20%) ... But that is here in the UK. ...

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