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I've said before that ringtops are often a bargain: I won an auction for a "greenish" gold-filled ringtop (forty bucks) and on arrival, I sent it immediately to Fred Krinke with another pen.

What came back was in lovely shape - almost unworn - but what I hadn't expected was the superflex #2 nib. It's one of the best nibs I have and a real bargain even with the cost of repair.

My point is that they're out there. W-E made an awful lot of ringtops and I always ask the seller to test the nib. They can usually tell me if it's flexible or not. I hear a lot of whining about not being able to find flex for a reasonable price, but if one is willing to scroll to the end of the listings and do some light interrogation, one can find some very interesting and fun pens.

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Congratulations. Fred is a great guy. I spent about an hour speaking to him in his shop last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. As to your pen a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Here it is - you can't see the monogram, but if Rose Le Dorph wants it back, she can make an offer.


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