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Moving into the teal family. One French, one US.

 

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Any clues to why teal was so popular?

 

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I will take a newer photo - this one is from August 2017.

 

 

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List of the pens in this photo (from left to right):

- 54-1/2 V - Cardinal Red HR

- 3 V - Burgundy (marble) celluloid

- Nurses pen

- Lady Patricia

- 54 V RRHR

- Commando

- 100 Year Pen - burgundy

- 94 Steel Quartz/Red

- 94 Steel Quartz/Red

- 94 Mahogany (brown) Creme - Manifold nib

- 52 RRHR

- 54 RRHR

- 54 654

- 12 Woodgrain Eyedropper

- 42 BCHR

- 42 RRHR

- 56 RRHR

- 58 RRHR Manifold nib

In the meantime, I've got few more - I'll have to add photo...

- 14S - BCHR Safety Pen

- 52-1/2V RRHR set (pen and pencil)

- 3 Green Marbled celluloid

- 5 with Red keyhole nib (black celluloid)

- 3V Moss Agate

- 3V Green Marble celluloid

- few 52s in various state of "need repairs"

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Only one - Edson

Gorgeous pen (and photo!) With so much beauty, one hardly needs any more. I just learned the significance of the name (Edson) this week in a book about the history of fountain pens. Looks like your pen fits its name perfectly. What year is it? Is yours from the 1990s?

Moderation in everything, including moderation.

--Mark Twain

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Ihad a few Watermans but now only Hemisphere and Graduate. Still I think of a Hemisphere as one of the best pens. It was with me through years of learning in schools.

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Here a "Waterman's" . Just heritated from my father-in-law. For years not used ...

For the moment, I don't know what to do with it ...

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I only have a few, mostly, mostly ring tops:

 

452 1/2v, hand engraved vine pattern

442 1/2v safety, filagree pattern

452 1/2v, filigree pattern

542 1/2v, safety, smooth finish

 

The blue pen, which I think is a Lady Garland, was given to my aunt when she finished elementary school; she recently passed it on to me.

 

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Gorgeous pen (and photo!) With so much beauty, one hardly needs any more. I just learned the significance of the name (Edson) this week in a book about the history of fountain pens. Looks like your pen fits its name perfectly. What year is it? Is yours from the 1990s?

 

 

Thanks for the compliment. I like it, nice heft.

 

I acquired it in 1999. I wish I had spread out and gotten the blue and ruby as well.

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I have a Le Man Opera. It’s a wonderful pen but I confess that it’s been in it’s box in pretty much mint or only used a few times condition for probably 25 years. Nothing against the pen but I stopped collecting and mostly use a few favorites. I guess I should give it a try again.

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Not sure there is a number that can quantify the number of vintage Watermans I own. Trying to find buyers is my goal currently.

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Just modern variants:

 

Carene Black Sea FP

Carene Contemporary Gunmetal FP

Carene Contemporary Gunmetal RB

Expert 3 Black GT FP

Charleston Black CT FP

Charleston Black CT RB (Fits a Montblanc Fineliner)

Hemisphere Stainless GT FP

Hemisphere Stainless GT RB

Hemisphere Stainless GT BP

Hemisphere Stainless CT BP

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I think I've figured out what my Waterman's pen is. It appears to be a Nurse's Pen made in Canada. The nib, however, has no size indication (it says "Watermans Ideal 14KT Canada" and that's all).

 

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Some Carenes, some Phileas pens, some Laureats, a Crusader, a graduate and some Lara Croft Tomb Raider pens. I like the latter ones most.

"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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I dont have many in my collection, currently:

 

52 Red Ripple

Cerene - gunmetal and blue.

Charleston - Black ST

 

And Im waiting for a black Serenite to arrive.

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Wonderful photo (always fun to see the top of the cap!) What kind of Waterman is it? ... Oh, I see! It's a Preface,isn't it? Both you and Ian are lucky dogs!

 

Yes, it's a Preface.

 

I also have one, in burgundy, and it's a great pen, with a lovely line, and excellent balance.

 

At the time, it was the most expensive pen I'd bought, and it was both, scary and exciting, to spend $180 on a pen. And, of course, I was certain I would never have to buy any other pen. Hah!

 

My two other Watermans are a Carene, which is on loan with someone who really liked it until I grow the balls to ask her to return it to me, and a Phileas whose nib's a tad large for my taste and I should definitely sell it, as it'll never be a favorite of mine.

 

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