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To my best knowledge 9142 was a short series which didn't stay longer in a regular production. I don't now if it was available worldwide, but it's still available in Poland (with fine nibs only). If you are interested in this pen, let me know via Messenger. I will try to find it for you.

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I love the Prelude, especially the Fort Madison Preludes. My favourite of all are these, especially the Rainbow set.

Is the 3rd one to the right thicker than the others?

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Is the 3rd one to the right thicker than the others?

No, but I see what you mean. I think it is because I made the pen box and not all the slots are exactly the same size, thus giving the impression of a different dimension. Sorry.

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Just a couple of my new friens ;)

 

Sheaffer Prelude Holiday 1997 Snow Pen

 

http://i.imgur.com/v4yrqer.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/koZ4eRz.jpg

 

 

and Sheaffer Prelude Copper GT (366) (Sheaffer'S USA)

 

http://i.imgur.com/FdRxt15.jpg

 

BTW @graystranger -is this last one like yours?

 

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Just a couple of my new friens ;)

 

Sheaffer Prelude Holiday 1997 Snow Pen

 

http://i.imgur.com/v4yrqer.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/koZ4eRz.jpg

 

 

and Sheaffer Prelude Copper GT (366) (Sheaffer'S USA)

 

http://i.imgur.com/FdRxt15.jpg

 

BTW @graystranger -is this last one like yours?

 

 

Yes Markol, it does look like mine. In fact, my faint memory now seems to say to me that it was not named bronze, but looked bronze. I used it for some years, so there is some minor scratching on the body, you need a loupe to see that. But these pens feel so good, write so well, that I can't help keeping it inked up all the time, and using it once in a while.

 

So, I'm sure what I bought is the 366 copper model. Actually, i like the finish much more than if it was a bright copper color, it is so deep and rich. Do you use any of your Preludes, or are they just for collecting?

 

Thanks for the high quality photograph. I still have my box somewhere around, probably in a storage case full of pen boxes.

 

I love your Holiday 97 Snow Pen. I paid $75 for my Prelude from Fountain Pen Hospital in 1997. Don't know what they are worth today.

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Do you use any of your Preludes, or are they just for collecting?

 

I love your Holiday 97 Snow Pen. I paid $75 for my Prelude from Fountain Pen Hospital in 1997. Don't know what they are worth today.

 

Of course I try to use them all, at least for one cartridge ;). I know that "never inked" pens increase their value after years, but I can't stop myself :D.

 

I bought my Holiday 1997 Prelude for approx. 70 USD. The original price was 95 US (I found a stick with the price in my set), so their value hasn't grown so far, but let's wait another twenty years...

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From Russia with love)

 

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6718/142599194.0/0_c10c0_9bee60d4_L.jpg

 

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9164/142599194.0/0_c10c1_87c6736d_L.jpg

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Very nice flock indeed :).

 

It's time to update my collection

 

http://i.imgur.com/HUrd1yZ.jpg

Od lewej:
337 Black Barrel/ Palladium cap GT
338 Red Barrel/ Palladium Cap. GT
339 Blue Barrel/ Palladium Cap GT
340 Brushed Chrome CT (two variants)
342 Brushed Chrome GT
346 Matte Black GT
347 Matte Navy GT
348 Matte Burgundy GT
349 Matte Green GT

http://i.imgur.com/JOuCOCy.jpg

356 Ocean Blue Lacquer GT
359 Tortoiseshell Lacquer GT (two variants, one a bit darker ond the second without white dot on the captop)
365 Gunmetal GT
366 Copper GT
368 Gold Electroplate Fluted GT
373 Black Gloss NT
374 Ivory GT
375 Tortoiseshell BT
377 Gunmetal BT

http://i.imgur.com/XenSrdM.jpg

383 Petrol NT
9121 Chameleon Partially Purple Painted GT
9134 Black Barrel/Palladium Cap PT
9135 Blue Shimmer NT
9136 Rose Shimmer NT
9137 Silver Shimmer NT
9142 White Rose Gold T
9143 Cobalt Blue Rose Gold T
9144 Black Lacquer Gunmetal Trim
12261 Holiday Original 1997 Snow Pen

 

Cheers

Marek

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This was a promotional item, I think from around 1977, not sure.

 

By a Sheaffer Prelude to win a Honda Prelude.

Don't tell him Pike

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This was a promotional item, I think from around 1977, not sure.

 

By a Sheaffer Prelude to win a Honda Prelude.

 

To my best knowledge Sheaffer started to Produce Preludes in 1997, after Targa was discontinued.

Honda Prelude has been produced since 1978, and the first generation looked like that

 

http://i.imgur.com/7SRRsCr.jpg

 

The car on your photo is 5th generation of Honda Prelude (1996-2001), so the promotion had to be in this period :)

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This was a promotional item, I think from around 1977, not sure.

 

By a Sheaffer Prelude to win a Honda Prelude.

That's kinda funny! (For a car guy, I guess...)

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March hunting results. I apologize for the poor photo quality

 

http://i.imgur.com/i2VnBJU.jpg

 

From the left: 9050 - Titanium Oxide Multi-Coloured Plasma GT, 360 - Charcoal Lacquer GT, Signature prototypes (9173, 9175 and 9176), 355 - Black Lacquer GT, 357 - Ruby Red Lacquer GT, 358 - Leaf Green Lacquer GT, 9141 - Incandescent Green NT and 9140 - Radiant Magenta NT.

 

To be continued...

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I own the Copper Prelude which served me through my first job very well. I still own it but rarely ink it yet have kept it for sentimental reasons. I do recall buying it not long after watching the Godfather and feeling it suited that aesthetic and period rather well.

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Picked up this Prelude a little while ago, Like the Imperial Pattern Signature with a few difference's, old style nib in a signature gripping section, no black filled lines and a different emblem on the cap top.

 

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Very interesting pen., especially the emblem "S" on the cap top. I've never seen this pen before.

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May arrivals

 

http://i.imgur.com/TJAFcsJ.jpg

 

From the left:

9133 - Brilliant Silver PVD NT
380 - Petrol BT
376 - Copper BT

 

And the most recent purchase, 371 - Gold Electroplate Barleycorn GT

 

http://i.imgur.com/VXHYGR5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1z0ayUr.jpg

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