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Hello! Craig here from Orange County California! I am extremely new to the world of fountain pens but I found it in a really cool way. When I was young, I had a family friend who gave me unique Christmas and birthday gifts. I received a LeBoeuf pencil one year and the next was a sterling silver dip pen. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2008 from a long battle with lung cancer. He was a world traveler, and hailed originally from Portugal. Now 8 years later we are still finding things he collected. Digging around in an old box, I pulled out 3 pens. A green Celluloid Pelikan 400 from the 50s, an all stainless French made Waterman, and a mid-70s Sheaffer. This was on July 25th. Now just a few weeks later, I have a TWSBI Mini, a Noodler's Konrad, a Vintage Conklin Glider, and have just picked up a Waterman's 52 1/2 V! I feel like I am just getting started and at 28 years old, I have tons more collecting to do! I look forward to learning as much as I can from this community! Attached is all of my pens/pencils. The 1935 Mickey Mouse pencil was also in that box! Hope everyone has a great August! Cheers!

-Craig

 

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Welcome !

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Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. I'm sure you will enjoy your time here.

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Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

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Hello, Craig, and welcome to the Fountain Pen Network. Glad you have joined us. This is now your place as much as it is ours. Please don't be shy. Ask all the questions you have and don't hesitate to state your opinions. You certainly have some fine pens! I hope you enjoy your time here.



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Hello :)

new-ish myself. long time lurker, slowly coming out of my shell.

 

Well good thing you are! I have already collected, civil war relics, vintage cameras, wrist watches, daguerreotypes, so why not fountain pens? I am also a writer and artist so it goes hand in hand! :D

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Hello, Craig, and welcome to the Fountain Pen Network. Glad you have joined us. This is now your place as much as it is ours. Please don't be shy. Ask all the questions you have and don't hesitate to state your opinions. You certainly have some fine pens! I hope you enjoy your time here.

-David (Estie).

 

Thank you so much! I am just getting started with this crazy community!

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Craig, Hello and welcome from Indiana!

Please visit my store A&D Penworx.

Brands we carry: Benu Pen, Conklin, Kaweco, Monteverde, TWSBI - Diamine, J Herbin, KWZ- Clairefontaine, Field Notes, Rhodia, Whitelines

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Craig, welcome aboard, those are some wonderful finds.

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Craig, welcome aboard, those are some wonderful finds.

 

Thank you! And I am still finding more! :D

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Hello and welcome to FPN.

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Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

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Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here

 

 

Hello and welcome to FPN.

Thank you so much!

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Thanks everyone for the welcomes! Made it to Bronze+ so I could finally change my profile pic and update my settings! :D

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