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Hello everyone!

 

Really excited to finally join after almost a year of badgering from a friend here!

 

So, today is a special day because for the first time in my life I have restored a vintage fountain pen! I mean more than just cleaning, I replaced the sack, the lever, the rivet thingy (forgot the name) and REALLY cleaned the insides. I feel like I'm offical now! Anywaaaaaaaay

 

So this all started about a year ago when I had a warehouse coupon that was about to expire. I walked around thinking what to buy and I came to the pen section. I saw some fountain pens and I thought it would be cool to have a nice looking pen for work to sign documents with. I bought a Parker IM and thought to myself .... I know NOTHING of fountain pens... so I contacted an old friend who I vaguely remember was into pens and ... well a week later she showed up with INK AND PENS EVERYWHERE.

 

She showed me how to use, clean and work with pens and why fountain pens are so nice to write with, and I haven't looked back since.

 

Things went from bad to worse and currently I own 13 pens, most of them modern ones but as of late my preference has changed to vintage pens, or at least fixing them.

 

Due to my budget I can't afford to buy very expensive pens so I love vintage pens that are broken and sold cheaply, only to be fix and work superb! Because of that interest I am also a consultant for an antique store. They let me evaluate their findings before buying pens and I get first pick before the stuff lands in the store!

 

Well that's about it... I started this trip almost a year ago and don't plan to stop!

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HELLO NEONO WELCOME ON THE FOUNTAIN PEN NETWORK.

 

(pshhhh... it's me! Your old who you vaguely remember likes fountain pens)

 

 

So glad you made it on here!

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Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. I'm glad you are here!


“The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters.”


Lewis Carroll


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Henricum_Tropen

Hello and welcome to FPN from Cape Town, South Africa.

To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!


- Winston Churchill



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Sasha Royale

 

Well that's about it... I started this trip almost a year ago and don't plan to stop!

Welcome !

 

Whatever the destination, much of the joy is "in the going."

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn.
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen:
Verweile doch, du bist so schön !

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

PAKMAN

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Greetings and welcome! Sounds like you got a baptism by fire :thumbup:



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...The history, culture and sophistication; the rich, aesthetic beauty; the indulgent, ritualistic sensations of unscrewing the cap and filling from a bottle of ink; the ambient scratch of the ink-stained nib on fine paper; A noble instrument, descendant from a line of ever-refined tools, and the luster of writing,
with a charge from over several millennia of continuing the art of recording man's life.

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