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M300 in red/black or blue/black stripes...if they will ever make it.

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M300 in red/black or blue/black stripes...if they will ever make it.

 

+1 Though my first choice would be brown/black, then maybe a 305 Anthracite.

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+1 Though my first choice would be brown/black, then maybe a 305 Anthracite.

 

 

An M300 Tortoise would be a hoot! I'd buy two, just because. Ditto the M305 Stresemann. Probably never use either of them but they would round out a collection nicely.

 

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Speaking of wishes... Is the "rumor" about a 6xx sized pen this year still out there or has that been dismissed?

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OH MY!

 

An M300 Tortoise would be wonderful! It gets my vote in a heartbeat!

 

I'd also like to see a zippered pen case for multiple M3XX's to carry/store all the various models. I currently have all available except the M350. I haven't been able to locate one of them! The available 3 pen case houses my STOP-LIGHT set. Ruby, "yellow"/orange, Green. They are so cute! And actually fit my small hands perfectly!

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Thanks for the heads up and recommendation of the Marine Blue, Calabria! Unfortunately I don't have any pen funds at the moment, since I just got an Aurora Optima in blue, but while I am on a blue roll, I may get the M605 pen in a few months. I too have noticed prices going up, even on the secondhand market. Just as an example, I was able to find the Ruby Red and Green o'Green for $300 a few years ago from at a pen show and from a seller here, respectively; on ebay, they are now offered for $500.

the 605 Marine is still to be had at an acceptable price. But I'm really fascinated by the fact that Pelikan is fetching these prices on the secondary market. I agree, they seem higher than even last year, and I'm surprised that MB seems a deal by comparison. What is the logic here?

 

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After having patiently sourced a M750, a M760, a M430 and finally a M700, I'm a bit sate of Pelikans, so as at this point I do not know what to add next :D

 

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After having patiently sourced a M750, a M760, a M430 and finally a M700, I'm a bit sate of Pelikans, so as at this point I do not know what to add next :D

Alfredo

How about M730 & M710? This will complete your collection of M7xx.

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How about M730 & M710? This will complete your collection of M7xx.

 

Your suggestion is quite logic, M710 is not much difficult to find, but I have to wait for the right occasion, M730 is much more difficult and I already have a M420 and a M430.

We will see.

 

Alfredo

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Speaking with a friend about nibs and the subject of factory oblique and italic Pelikan nibs came up, especially in the M600 and M800 range. Being a relative newbie, I do not have a memory of those nibs in those pens being available new (disco'd before my time), and I do not have one in those sizes. One of the most fun pens in the flock is a vintage 400 Black Striated OBBB...

 

So. I'm thinking that my current "which-one-next" might need to be a large size pen with an IB or OB/OBB nib.

 

My question is roughly when these nibs were available and in which ranges? Old style? New style? Note, I'm not chasing "flex". A good italic or oblique gives me all the line variation I desire. Anyone have any info to pass along? Thanks :)

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I don't know about on modern Pelikans. I have a 1950s era 400 with an OB nib and a 1980s era m100 (I think) with a 1.0 mm italic nib. The 2nd Café Crème came with an IM nib on it -- but I bought it used, and don't know for sure if it was original to the pen or not. I will add that it was a firehose -- even with relatively dry iron gall ink, and even by Pellikan standards of wetness; I had to get the nib tweaked to cut the flow a bit, and I also then bought a M200 B nib for the pen.

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I had an empty slot in the M40x spot so have ordered the M405 Stresemann. It should be here next week. I also don't have a M1000 but the M800's are on the edge of being too large for me to use so I will probably never get one.

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I had an empty slot in the M40x spot so have ordered the M405 Stresemann. It should be here next week. I also don't have a M1000 but the M800's are on the edge of being too large for me to use so I will probably never get one.

I just got the M200 Café Créme from Japan and added a M400 EF nib from GB to it. It writes like a dream. I've recently been attached to bigger pens, but now I'm eyeing the M405 Stresemann. I MAY hold off until the anticipated M6xx SE release later this year.

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i've got the souverän range covered, but i'd love to get a m900 toledo

I don't have the souverän range covered (not likely to ever get the m300, or m1000 sizes). But, I agree on the m900 Toledo. If I could have only one more Pelikan, this would be it. Of course, no one could stop me from another Pelikan.

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M205 Highlighter.

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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There are so so many... 205 Aquamarine.... 900 Toledo.... Blue Planet.... my list is endless.. my budget is not.

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If your budget is not large, then go little by little. Pretty soon you will have a lot of them.

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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eBay this morning was more interesting than it has been in awhile... there is even a Gaudi on offer :puddle: My grail pen.

 

...too bad... I just can't make it work in my budget right now. :bawl:

 

On the other hand, this shows I still have control, right?

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." -Pablo Picasso


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eBay this morning was more interesting than it has been in awhile... there is even a Gaudi on offer :puddle: My grail pen.

 

...too bad... I just can't make it work in my budget right now. :bawl:

 

On the other hand, this shows I still have control, right?

 

Y-yes...sure.

 

:D

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