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I still haven't received my Sailor 'Proske' pen with a Zoom nib or my Pilot Elite 95S in bronze/burguny that I've ordered, and Rakuten Global Market just offered me a code for 3,200 yen off transactions of 30,000 yen or more. Darn it!

 

So, now I have a few more pens on order yet to arrive:

  • Sailor koshu-inden (red sakura pattern) with an MF nib
  • Pilot Vanishing Point with a deep red wooden barrel and EF nib
  • Platinum #3776 Century 'Black in Black' with a Music nib

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I went a little nuts last night

 

Now I'm waiting on:

 

Nemosine Singularity in Coral (0.8mm stub)

 

TWSBI Go (sapphire, EF)

 

TWSBI 580 (EF)

 

and a Pelikan M205 demonstrator (EF)

Selling a boatload of restored, fairly rare, vintage Japanese gold nib pens, click here to see (more added as I finish restoring them)

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Not a pen exactly, but I'd been shopping for Ferrous Sulfate (to use in iron gall). But it's so hard to find chemicals in North America! Everyone's a suspected meth-smith or arsonist until proven innocent. Since I'm not a doctor, don't operate a water plant, and don't keep hogs, I finally gave up and ordered Ferrous Ammonium Sulfate (better anyway) from Belgium of all places.

 

And if anyone else tinkers with iron galls I recommend the same. Plain Ferrous Sulfate doesn't keep, in its bag or in your ink. Ferrous Ammonium Sulfate lasts many times longer and is 10x less toxic anyway. The "real" iron galls still made now apparently use it.

 

And now to wait.

 

For discount international shipping.

 

Grant me patience.

Something from China got ordered and arrived faster than this did, so I gave the seller a nudge. They instantly refunded my money, even though I didn't even ask for a refund! That is odd... I wonder what it means, besides "You're not getting that parcel".

 

On the plus side, I might spend that refund on a Delike Alpha.

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TWSBI Vac700R w/ M nib.

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Currently: Sailor Pro Gear Black/Rhodium M/F with Sailor Jentle Black; Sailor Pro Gear Yellow/Rhodium M/F with Diamine Sargasso Sea; Sailor Pro Gear Slim Sky Demonstrator/Rhodium M with Sailor Jentle Blue; Sailor Pro Gear Apres Ski M with Robert Oster Grey Seas; Sheaffer Touchdown Imperial VIII M with Diamine Asa Blue; Lamy AL-star Ocean Blue M with Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue; Lamy Safari Red F with Sheaffer Skrip Red for grading papers; Lamy Safari Neon Yellow F with Diamine Kelly Green; Esterbrook J Blue 9668 with Noodlers Ottoman Azure; Esterbrook J Red 9668 with Diamine Red Dragon; Esterbrook J Copper 2668 with Diamine Ancient Copper; Esterbrook J Gray 9668 with Robert Oster Stormy Seas; TWSBI Vac700R M with Robert Oster Grey Seas; Noodler's Ahab Clear Demonstrator M with Diamine Midnight; Kaweco Skyline Sport M with Diamine Grey; Faber-Castell Goldfaber 1221 HB and Tombow Mono HB

 

"Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man." Francis Bacon, Of Studies

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They instantly refunded my money, even though I didn't even ask for a refund! That is odd... I wonder what it means, besides "You're not getting that parcel".

I usually read that as, “We never dispatched the order in the first place, regardless of whether we marked it as sent on the marketplace platform.” I've had that happen several times, including with >$200 pens from Japanese sellers. I don't know which game they're playing.

I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present, when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable; and link to third-party content where I can, when I make a claim or refute a statement of fact in a thread. If there is something you can verify for yourself, I entreat you to do so, and judge for yourself what is right, correct for valid. I may be wrong, and my position or say-so is no more authoritative and carries no more weight than anyone else's here.

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I usually read that as, “We never dispatched the order in the first place, regardless of whether we marked it as sent on the marketplace platform.” I've had that happen several times, including with >$200 pens from Japanese sellers. I don't know which game they're playing.

Sometimes seller indicate a parcel as sent so you see that they shipped the item super-fast and write a positive comment about that. Then they actually move onto preparing the parcel and... lo and behold, they don't have that item in stock. Refund the client and order the item to be re-stocked.

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TWSBI Vac700R arrived today and promptly filled with Robert Oster Grey Seas. Now waiting on my latest purchase to arrive. Couldn't be more excited to have found this thanks to a friend on instagram...Sailor Apres Ski from the Cocktail Series. (photo credit to the seller)

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Currently: Sailor Pro Gear Black/Rhodium M/F with Sailor Jentle Black; Sailor Pro Gear Yellow/Rhodium M/F with Diamine Sargasso Sea; Sailor Pro Gear Slim Sky Demonstrator/Rhodium M with Sailor Jentle Blue; Sailor Pro Gear Apres Ski M with Robert Oster Grey Seas; Sheaffer Touchdown Imperial VIII M with Diamine Asa Blue; Lamy AL-star Ocean Blue M with Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue; Lamy Safari Red F with Sheaffer Skrip Red for grading papers; Lamy Safari Neon Yellow F with Diamine Kelly Green; Esterbrook J Blue 9668 with Noodlers Ottoman Azure; Esterbrook J Red 9668 with Diamine Red Dragon; Esterbrook J Copper 2668 with Diamine Ancient Copper; Esterbrook J Gray 9668 with Robert Oster Stormy Seas; TWSBI Vac700R M with Robert Oster Grey Seas; Noodler's Ahab Clear Demonstrator M with Diamine Midnight; Kaweco Skyline Sport M with Diamine Grey; Faber-Castell Goldfaber 1221 HB and Tombow Mono HB

 

"Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man." Francis Bacon, Of Studies

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A JIF 2 in pink with looks like sort of teal clip/section. Very excited.

It's hard work to tell which is Old Harry when everybody's got boots on.

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That Sailor is a beautiful color.

Thanks! Absolutely can’t wait to see it in person.

Currently: Sailor Pro Gear Black/Rhodium M/F with Sailor Jentle Black; Sailor Pro Gear Yellow/Rhodium M/F with Diamine Sargasso Sea; Sailor Pro Gear Slim Sky Demonstrator/Rhodium M with Sailor Jentle Blue; Sailor Pro Gear Apres Ski M with Robert Oster Grey Seas; Sheaffer Touchdown Imperial VIII M with Diamine Asa Blue; Lamy AL-star Ocean Blue M with Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue; Lamy Safari Red F with Sheaffer Skrip Red for grading papers; Lamy Safari Neon Yellow F with Diamine Kelly Green; Esterbrook J Blue 9668 with Noodlers Ottoman Azure; Esterbrook J Red 9668 with Diamine Red Dragon; Esterbrook J Copper 2668 with Diamine Ancient Copper; Esterbrook J Gray 9668 with Robert Oster Stormy Seas; TWSBI Vac700R M with Robert Oster Grey Seas; Noodler's Ahab Clear Demonstrator M with Diamine Midnight; Kaweco Skyline Sport M with Diamine Grey; Faber-Castell Goldfaber 1221 HB and Tombow Mono HB

 

"Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man." Francis Bacon, Of Studies

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Thanks to an enabler at the Christchurch Pelikan Hub (you know who you are), I have 2 Opus88s on the way: the Purple and the Demonstrator. I think they’re both beautiful pens and can’t wait have them in my hands.

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Posted my pre-order for the new Pelikan orange M600 about 5 seconds after receiving the announcement from La Couronne du Comte.

Rationalizing pen and ink purchases since 1967.

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TWSBI Vac700R arrived today and promptly filled with Robert Oster Grey Seas. Now waiting on my latest purchase to arrive. Couldn't be more excited to have found this thanks to a friend on instagram...Sailor Apres Ski from the Cocktail Series. (photo credit to the seller)

Very luxurious, looks like carved jade.

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Waiting Anxiously for

 

1. Parker Lucky Curve BCHR Near Mint 1920s

2. Parker BCHR Made in Canada 1920s

3. Parker Duofold Lucky Curve in Black

4. Parker Duofold Lucky Curve Red Senior

 

5. Waterman W5 with Flex Nib

6. Parker Duofold NS Button Filler

 

7. Parker Vacumatic Maxima Burgundy (Speed Line)

8. P51 Forest Green with Box x 2

 

9. P51s Black Aerometric x 3

 

10. Parker Vacumatic Azure Blue Standard (3rd Gen)

 

11. Parker Vacumatic Green (3rd Gen)

 

12-22. Kawecos, Coras, Fabers, etc. etc.

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Stipula Splash. I love demonstrators!!

I have not failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that wont work.

Thomas A. Edison

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