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Bexley Identification - Please Refresh My Memory



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I am the original owner of this Bexley but I didn't keep good notes and my memory, well... I wrote down at one point that it was a Model 58 but believe that I meant 56. I remember that it was an Owner's Club model but what year? 2008 or 2009?

 

A Google search found no images to compare - as if all Bexley history has been scrubbed. The images I did find of olive ebonite Bexleys had a pyramidal top on cap - mine is flat and reminds me of Moby Dick with the clip placed lower like the mouth of a sperm whale. Even here on FPN the older post images are no longer available.

 

I was really confused when I couldn't find the Bexley website which at one point had an Owner's Club/past editions section for reference. Finally I came upon the threads (posted during FPN/buying hiatus) about Bexley's sale. Sad. Will likely be a lot more of this in the future.

 

So I turn to the FPN knowledge base. Please tell me what I should know and I promise to make better (analog) notes.

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It's a 56 model. If it was an owners club it would have engraving on the barrel starting it was an owners club and the year.

 

2009 is a different model with a cap band. I can't recall 2008 now. Will look more.

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There are no markings on the barrel - none. The only thing identifying it as Bexley is the nib.

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2008 came in gold plated and silver sleeve versions with engraving.

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Probably just a regular 56 then. There were pens made for pen shows, but those had engraving on the cap or barrel too.

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I remember that it came in three colors of ebonite - brown? red? and olive but when I was ready to purchase, the olive was the only one left. My second choice.

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