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Hello FPNers,

 

I am seeking some help/advice. I recently acquired a new Conway Stewart 22 with, generally, no discoloration. However, it appears that at some point in time, ink has seeped under the celluloid between the section and the barrel and left a very small stain. Knowing the 22's aversion to water, I am concerned about attempting any type of cleaning. Thoughts or suggestions?

 

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Given I didn't notice it until you pointed it out, I'd leave well enough alone unless it's due for a resac.

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Thanks for the feedback. I tend to agree. The sac is petrified but, as I will not be inking the pen, I have no intention of replacing it at this time.

"You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen." ---Paul Simon

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I was convinced that there were only six of these in existence, constantly being passed around the planet via ebay. This one is clearly better than the other six, so I can be certain seven were made ;-)

 

seriously, this looks a particularly nice example, and probably one of the few that are worth anything like the prices being demanded. I think I would be tempted to remove the petrified ink sac. I would not be too concerned with the ink staining, but I suspect most could be removed whilst the sac is being removed.

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Easy, it's just a 22. Not an exciting pen but, because of its case, its value has increased by a factor of 30. Logic would suggest that there is nothing special about the nib and the case is very prone to discolouration which would halve its value.

 

It is one of those that really is only a collector's pen

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Easy, it's just a 22. Not an exciting pen but, because of its case, its value has increased by a factor of 30. Logic would suggest that there is nothing special about the nib and the case is very prone to discolouration which would halve its value.

 

It is one of those that really is only a collector's pen

 

I'm usually in the camp that thinks pens must be used, but I must admit that your logic is impeccable!

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it's Gorgeous!

 

Sure don't want to encourage anything that might damage it in anyway..

 

IF, it were mine, and it's Not.. I might consider removing the sac, Very Conservatively cleaning, reassembling with no sac, and if the fancy struck me, using it carefully as dip pen, every once in awhile.

 

It's one of the few florals that really captured my eye.

 

Thanks for sharing with us.

 

edit to add: keeping As Is, is a fine choice too!

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Pen to paper,

 

What you described is exactly what I did this afternoon. I was concerned about removing the section - but, fortunately, a slight turn with my section pliers and it released immediately. The nib was in one piece but, I removed it to minimize the chance of future discoloration.

 

Thanks everyone!

"You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen." ---Paul Simon

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