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Waltz For Zizi

Design wise, what are your favourite pens? I'm not talking about functionality, piston vs convertor, how good it writes or how confortabile it is....not even if you like the color or pattern...Just purely from an esthetic point of view.

 

Mine are in no specific order:

Pelikan m800

Lamy 2000

Graff von faber castell intuition (the one with the smaller nib)

 

I noticed that I tend to like flat end pens.

(P.S. how badly I wish they'd make a yellow lamy 2000, but not in a super rare limited edition though)

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Parker 51, Lamy 2000, Sheaffer Imperial inlaid nib including Dolphin, Montblanc 144 red and black, Cross Solo.

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I grew up in a town, which is considered the Capital of Art Deco in the Middle West. People travel there to see the large number of Art Deco buildings which have been kept unmodified.

So, it should come to no surprise the Wahl/Eversharp Coronet pen and pencil are very eye-catching to me.

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Pelikan M1000 Sunrise Raden

Pelikan M101N Red Tortoiseshell and Brown Tortoiseshell

Montegrappa 1930 Extra (like Bamboo Black)

Omas old-style Paragon in all sizes, in celluloid or silver materials

Classic look of Parker 51 with the beautiful arrow clip

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Design wise,_...‹snip›... not even if you like the colour or pattern…Just purely from an aesthetic point of view.

So, just the shape/outline of the pen body? Or are you talking about form factor as well? Does it include the trim?

 

Diplomat Aero. Rotring Initial. LAMY Studio and cp1. Sailor kabazaiku. Delta Sea Wood.

 

(P.S. how badly I wish they'd make a yellow lamy 2000, but not in a super rare limited edition though)

Oh, I hope LAMY (and other manufacturers, too) make more of their "iconic" models, with aesthetic and functional designs that are time-tested and proven popular in the mainstream (at least within the global fountain pen user/hobbyist community), available in different colours and finishes [/at a steep premium/] — at least 50% more, if not 150% more — from the basic black available to consumers who want something less common, more suited to their personal tastes, and that "expresses" themselves better. So, a good solid design sets someone back $120, frequent limited editions (not super rare, but say 2000 units for worldwide distribution, deliberately less than the demand for it if it was sold at only a 25% premium) at $180-$240 each so casual buyers will learn to jump in quick for new releases, and $300+ for editions offered by special order only which then are of course super rare or even one-off. That, I think, would be a fair way to manage demand and commercial yield.

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Of the pens that I own, I love my Delta Horsepower. It is very "ergonomic" and I can write with it all day without pain in my arthritic hand. I also love the look and feel of my Franklin Christoph Panther 40.

 

I love the Montblanc Grace of Monaco and Montblanc Marilyn Monroe. I do not have either one, but I love the shape - very elegant. Maybe someday . . .

 

I am not fond of cigar shapes, but I do like my Montblanc 146.

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Parker 51, Lamy 2000, Sheaffer Imperial inlaid nib including Dolphin, Montblanc 144 red and black, Cross Solo.

Any idea, is the cross solo the precursor to the ATX? They look similar.

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I grew up in a town, which is considered the Capital of Art Deco in the Middle West. People travel there to see the large number of Art Deco buildings which have been kept unmodified.

So, it should come to no surprise the Wahl/Eversharp Coronet pen and pencil are very eye-catching to me.

 

Oh wow! That's a nice pen. Never knew about that one. I like it too.

Do you own one?

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So, just the shape/outline of the pen body? Or are you talking about form factor as well? Does it include the trim?Diplomat Aero. Rotring Initial. LAMY Studio and cp1. Sailor kabazaiku. Delta Sea Wood.Oh, I hope LAMY (and other manufacturers, too) make more of their "iconic" models, with aesthetic and functional designs that are time-tested and proven popular in the mainstream (at least within the global fountain pen user/hobbyist community), available in different colours and finishes [/at a steep premium/] — at least 50% more, if not 150% more — from the basic black available to consumers who want something less common, more suited to their personal tastes, and that "expresses" themselves better. So, a good solid design sets someone back $120, frequent limited editions (not super rare, but say 2000 units for worldwide distribution, deliberately less than the demand for it if it was sold at only a 25% premium) at $180-$240 each so casual buyers will learn to jump in quick for new releases, and $300+ for editions offered by special order only which then are of course super rare or even one-off. That, I think, would be a fair way to manage demand and commercial yield.

Just the outline and the trim, estetic wise

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Outline and trim only. From my limited assembly.

 

Parker "51", Parker 75 Cisele, Parker UK Duofold, Sheaffer Valiant Snorkel.

 

All class.

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I too prefer flat-top and roughly cylindrical, as opposed to cigar/torpedo-shaped, though I have a couple of those I love (a Sheaffer Cadet and my M140). So, on the high-end, Pelikan M-series represents the acme of design, a shape consistent across the range from the diminutive 300 up to the 1000, with just enough/not too much bling; and, on the lower end, 3rd gen Sheaffer school pen, the PaperMates I recently discovered and, of course, my beloved early series JIFs.

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Waltz For Zizi,

I currently have the pencil incoming from an auction house. It was in a auction lot that was 6 pieces of junk, and the pencil in the group. It went for about 1/5th of the value of the pencil.

The hunt is on for the matching pen, but they normally go for 400 to 700 dollars, depending upon the source. In my opinion, the pen is much more beautiful than the pencil, its proportions are more generous, which enhances the art deco characteristics. My favorite is with the red accents as versus the black.

 

Picture from auction site of the pencil.

Followed by an example of what the pen looks like (not mine).

 

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For writing comfort: Asa Nauka in ebonite.

The most beautiful pen? I guess I would have to go with Waterman Sérénité, although there are tons of beautiful pens outthere.

I have kind of a crush on Newton's Elisabethan design, there is something in the cruves that makes the pen very attractive.

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My Doric ringtops, my Mabie Todd with the five gold rings, my Laboeuf ringtop...maybe my Waterman Lady Elsa. Most of the rest are black sticks.

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Mid-60's-72. Geha 725 Flagship piston filler, rolled gold trim, 14 K semi-flex, thin medium large, sleek and classy pen that back when I was a twenty pen noobie ended up in my top three for balance, is still, but must have 15 pens in my top 5. :rolleyes:

 

Cost DM360 :yikes: =$90 real dollars when my silver P-75 cost $22...Real dollars----blue stamped silver dollar bills that you could take to any American bank and get a silver dollar for.

Was aimed at beating MB's 2xx pens and IMO beat them.

Nib picture with permission of Penboard.de.

 

I think the P-75 is right up there....and there are a number of fine Snorkels.

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German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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