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Tomorrow is Platinum day.

 

Bring on those Plats. Old. New. Doesn't matter.

 

 

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To celebrate the turn to a new millennium Platinum released a design that was based on some of the models from the earliest Platinum Pens. Three hundred pens were made and the format was based on the urushi processes found in Aizu.

 

The urushi folkware from Aizu is usually based on carved wood but since this was for a fountain pen, Ebonite was used. First the rod was planed into a ten sided format and then textured with guilloche. The urushi is applied in many layers that are each burnished using a series of different clays to create a unique look unlike the water look found more often in most urushi examples.

 

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Some pockets, a leather, and a bel-age and two I have no idea about.

 

New old stock found during my Tokyo Pen Show trip (not at the show)

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Wow love those woodys ZChen. Nice!

 

I have a Pilot Custom Kaede which is one of my favorite pens. A Platinum 3776 briarwood is on my wishlist.

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Here are two old Platinums, both great writers.

The maki pen with the familiar "bird in a plum tree" motif has a -.presumably war-time - plated RIEYON replacement nib. As of yet I have not been able to find out the name of the artist.

The black hard rubber red urushi eye-dropper pen has a steel Platinum nib.

Both date to early 1930s, I think.fpn_1538388588__jplatinummakie3.jpgfpn_1538388485__platinued2.jpg

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Here are two old Platinums, both great writers.

The maki pen with the familiar "bird in a plum tree" motif has a -.presumably war-time - plated RIEYON replacement nib. As of yet I have not been able to find out the name of the artist.

The black hard rubber red urushi eye-dropper pen has a steel Platinum nib.

Both date to early 1930s, I think.fpn_1538388588__jplatinummakie3.jpgfpn_1538388485__platinued2.jpg

Very, very nice.

 

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Some have been posted before in discussion of Platinum pens. Just new pics with some not previously included. Platinum used a good number of designs for their decorate pens. Hardly any are seen today. Sorry, no pics of the silver.

 

The older 1980s and 1990s models are getting difficult to find. Increased interest.

 

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Some have been posted before in discussion of Platinum pens. Just new pics with some not previously included. Platinum used a good number of designs for their decorate pens. Hardly any are seen today. Sorry, no pics of the silver.

 

The older 1980s and 1990s models are getting difficult to find. Increased interest.

 

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Ooh! What a wonderful selection and just what I was looking for. Can I please have some more info on the red 3776 with lilac flowers which is 6th from the right in this pic? I've just acquired the same pen in black and cannot find any info at all. It's very pretty and I'd love to know more about it - production period, model number, artist etc. Mine appears to have a gold plated steel nib, which is surprisingly springy for a modern steel nib.

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Pen is signed 曽根東雲 Sone Shinonome. Probably early-mid 1990s. Has ebonite feed. Round vent hole. 14K nib.

 

Platinum made a number of LEs and this may be one. It is not in my 1985 catalogue so must be later.

 

 

Ooh! What a wonderful selection and just what I was looking for. Can I please have some more info on the red 3776 with lilac flowers which is 6th from the right in this pic? I've just acquired the same pen in black and cannot find any info at all. It's very pretty and I'd love to know more about it - production period, model number, artist etc. Mine appears to have a gold plated steel nib, which is surprisingly springy for a modern steel nib.

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Pen is signed 曽根東雲 Sone Shinonome. Probably early-mid 1990s. Has ebonite feed. Round vent hole. 14K nib.

 

Platinum made a number of LEs and this may be one. It is not in my 1985 catalogue so must be later.

Stan, this is an older Platinum I have that is still the older style #3776 nib and slip on cap. I wondered if you might know anything about it. I'm pretty sure it was from after 1985 but before the late 1990s. I'm old though and so often forgetful.

 

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Pen is signed Ippei made, or Make by Ippei, a makie artist from Kaga. Ippei did a number of pens for Platinum. As it is signed and by Ippei, it is surely one of the better mid-level makie pens. I don't know the date and guess 1993 or so. If you have FPOJ, go to page 306. There are several designs by Ippei. Lambrou/Sunami do not show all models made. Thus, my guess.

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Thanks. The 1993 date is likely about right, I think I got the pen around 1995 or so. I'll try to find out more about Ippei.

 

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Thanks Stan,

 

That's some very useful information and probably fits date wise. I sourced this in the UK and whilst it does have an ebonite feed and round vent hole, mine is steel not 14K. I wonder if it was a LE as you say. It's a nice and pretty pen but doesn't seem to be of terribly high quality. Is there any more info regarding the artist?

 

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Pen is signed 曽根東雲 Sone Shinonome. Probably early-mid 1990s. Has ebonite feed. Round vent hole. 14K nib.

 

Platinum made a number of LEs and this may be one. It is not in my 1985 catalogue so must be later.

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I'm sure this is related.

http://www.stutler.cc/pens/aizu_makie/index.html

 

I was rather surprised myself to recently to learn Platinum made 3776 pens with steel nibs for local consumption. Could be there was a choice of nibs. Maybe there was an economical model.

 

The writing Made By Ippei does not mean he made the pen or performed the artwork. The artwork was more than likely designed by Ippei and applied by someone else and not entirely by hand.

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Here are three further oldish to old Platinums. The red "first edition" 3776, an early 1950s steel nib eye-dropper and a strange and fascinating pre-war pen.

I recently acquired the eye-dropper from UK and have not had time to fix the bottom leak, so writing matters remain open, but as an object it is attractive. The "strange" one has Platinum logos on body and clip, but the clip is - as far as the seller or I know - unique. The nib is without brand name, but just fabulous. This is the smoothest of all my pens. Writing with it makes me feel good - a magical pen it is indeed. Most attractive as well.

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Stan,

 

the one on left in the upper row - do you know when it was produced?

 

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Sorry. Missed you post. Upper row??? Which pen?

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