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Back when I was in grade 8, I used to own a Pelikano. Unfortunately I was quite naive back then and one by one lost quite a few fountain pens or lost them to class thieves, but of all my memories the P450 was to me the best of the best. I still remember to this day that when my Pelikano got stolen I was in tears and although they were not the first tears for a lost fountain pen, they were the most significant ones. Although it was just 3-5$ back in the day I assume it will be much more expensive if I come across any anymore. I have been off these forums for ages, so am really not up to the mark but would love it if anyone could point me to anyone who still sells them i.e the Pelikano P450 2000-2003 year model.


I would even be willing to give sacrifice a Black Pilot Metropolitan (with box very sparingly used bought from UAE) or be willing to PIF it on your behalf if anyone would want to part with one or two of their Pelikano P450's in exchange.


Looking forward to your help friends :)

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I totally empathize. When I was in 8th grade, my very popular class mate Lutz had the red Pelikano, he was the lucky son of the local stationers. I had to make do with a cheaper equivalent. I never had a Pelikano, but to this day it remains the gold standard of a workhorse pen for me.

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I have three or four and have given them away as gifts (most recently to my 7 yo granddaughter). I have a variety of journals for different purposes (one in the bathroom for vital statistics in the am, one for my koi pond, tracking things like water quality, feeding/medication regimes, fish growth/health/medications, etc.)


I always leave a pen with these journals and it is most often a Pelikano. (sometimes a 120, or a 140) The Pelikano is always ready to write, never dries out and works well in tight spaces or under less than ideal circumstances (side of the pond etc),. A pen to withstand the rigors of a youth learning to write is always going to be able o handle whatever I can dish out.


I use the quiver pen holder to keep a pen handy with the journals.

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I don't have any leads on the Pelikano outside of the usual sources like eBay but wish you the best of luck tracking one down. They really are great writers.

PELIKAN - Too many birds in the flock to count. My pen chest has proven to be a most fertile breeding ground.


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