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$12 Ink Haul @ Thrift Store With Parker Penman Ebony Bottle


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I stopped into a local thrift store a few times over the last week and picked up some nice ink. The Parker Super Quink Permanent Turquoise came new in the box in the Blue Diamond bottle and just cost me $1 on Friday. I picked up the rest of it all today for $11 and all are full bottles. Included were Parker Penman Ebony, Waterman Blue Black and Havana, and a bottle each of Mont Blanc Blue and Black. Nice finds and no repeats at a good price. No pen finds this time and the only regret was that the Parker Penman ink wasn't Sapphire Blue. It's the same shop where I found my Parker T1 and 51 pens and some other assorted finds. I'll have to meet up wth the Pen Posse to show them off some day.

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Congratulations on great finds. I have never been lucky at a thirft store.

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Good find. However, you may find the PP Ebony a bit thick and gloopy, compared to modern inks, especially if it has evapourated out a bit in the bottle.

You might want to take out a few mls, and add a little water (20% to start with) to get a better behaving ink.

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Thanks for the advice on the Penman ink thickness. I've read a few posts on the troubles it has. I'll make sure to thin it out a bit when I try it out.

 

It looks like my pictures didn't get added from my mobile post. I'll try to fix that.

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Congratulations on great finds. I have never been lucky at a thirft store.

 

Me either. The ones by me? I'm surprised if they even have bags of (new) ballpoints....

But Parker Penman inks? Never in the wild. Empty OR full.... I've been able to snag vintage bottles of Quink (the ones that sort have the squared off bottoms -- I know they're from the 1940s because a couple of times I've found Microfilm Black for V-mail and that's the same shaped bottles). Oh, and couple of times I've seen Superchrome boxes/bottles....

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"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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Congratulations, on all those findings. Lucky you..

 

I myself was lucky enough this week.

Please forgive me for squatting your thread, but I am so happy!!

Sold as china ink, on french craig's list.

I got them all for $20 :) :)

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Congratulations, on all those findings. Lucky you..

 

I myself was lucky enough this week.

Please forgive me for squatting your thread, but I am so happy!!

Sold as china ink, on french craig's list.

I got them all for $20 :) :)

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Niiiiiiiice....

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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Here are some photos...

 

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Pens - Parker T1

Bikes - Eisentraut

Cameras - Polaroid SX-70 & 680

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Congratulations, on all those findings. Lucky you..

 

I myself was lucky enough this week.

Please forgive me for squatting your thread, but I am so happy!!

Sold as china ink, on french craig's list.

I got them all for $20 :) :)

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

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Here are some photos...

 

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a170/JWDPhotos/D7008A36-DC94-4C67-AC39-C693CF3B52D9.jpg

 

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a170/JWDPhotos/9387CB90-CA63-48E4-8DC0-FF4D39423DCB.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a170/JWDPhotos/7972DE61-58A0-453C-8DB8-FF79AC7AD072.jpg

 

 

Great buy. Watch out for the Permanent Turquoise: it doesn't like to leave the pen it's been inhabiting.

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Great buy. Watch out for the Permanent Turquoise: it doesn't like to leave the pen it's been inhabiting.

 

Ok DustyR. It seems the two nicest inks I picked up have "issues" I'll have to contend with but I'm still glad I found them!

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Congratulations, on all those findings. Lucky you..

 

I myself was lucky enough this week.

Please forgive me for squatting your thread, but I am so happy!!

Sold as china ink, on french craig's list.

I got them all for $20 :) :)

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Super nice find! You have me beat for finding the best stuff!

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Ok DustyR. It seems the two nicest inks I picked up have "issues" I'll have to contend with but I'm still glad I found them!

 

Don't be discouraged. The turquoise is a great, distinct color. It's just a bit harder to clean up than some.

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Don't be discouraged. The turquoise is a great, distinct color. It's just a bit harder to clean up than some.

 

What's it like compared to vintage Skrip Peacock? That stuff stays on your hands for a couple of *days*....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

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Never used the Skrip, but the Perm. Turquoise was the hardest ink cleanup of a vintage pen I've done (Parker 45 - took about four days of soaking-rinsing-soaking to get clear water to come out of it). Every time I thought "It has to be clean now" I'd shake the section over the sink (nib was removed), and get a neon blue spray. By "permanent" Parker may have meant how long it would stay in your pen.

 

 

What's it like compared to vintage Skrip Peacock? That stuff stays on your hands for a couple of *days*....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

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Congratulations, on all those findings. Lucky you..

 

I myself was lucky enough this week.

Please forgive me for squatting your thread, but I am so happy!!

Sold as china ink, on french craig's list.

I got them all for $20 :) :)

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Fountainpagan, you must by now be the sumgal of inks. And by a huge margin. Congratulations on a fabulous find! Enjoy.

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Here are some photos...

 

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a170/JWDPhotos/D7008A36-DC94-4C67-AC39-C693CF3B52D9.jpg

 

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a170/JWDPhotos/9387CB90-CA63-48E4-8DC0-FF4D39423DCB.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a170/JWDPhotos/7972DE61-58A0-453C-8DB8-FF79AC7AD072.jpg

 

You, sir, are the Ink Ninja! Awesome deal.

My latest ebook.   And not just for Halloween!
 

My other pen is a Montblanc.

 

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Lifeguard, that is a great haul you have got there. Congratulations!! That Parker Super Quink bottle is great!!! :)

 

Mhguda, inkstainedthuth, Lifeguard, Dusty R - Thank you :)

 

Dare I show you my this morning haul, at the local stationery shop?? ;) :rolleyes:

Only Ebony, no boxes.

I will exchange one of these for another ink, not necessarilly Parker Penman. Please PM, if you want to propose an exchange.

 

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So jealous I'm Caran D'ache Vibrant Green with envy!!!

My fingers are always inky and I'm always looking for something new.  Interested in trading?  Contact me!

 

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So jealous I'm Caran D'ache Vibrant Green with envy!!!

:lol: :lol:

Well, I actually also found some Colours of the Earth. And there are still some, where I got them from ;)

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