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Recently, I was pleased to add this interesting Sailor pocket-pen to my collection. The brushed steel body features the Egyptian Hieroglyphs design in beautiful detail. :)

 

Probably a late 1970's model, 120mm / 4.7" capped, 138mm / 5.4" posted, Fine 18K White Gold nib.

 

http://www.ciar-roisin.net/photos/sailor/SailorO-01.jpg

 

http://www.ciar-roisin.net/photos/sailor/SailorO-02.jpg

 

Enjoy!

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Laura / Phthalo

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very nice pen; love the detail :drool:

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Wow, that's a gorgeous pen! I love the detail on it. Maybe Djehuty can tell you what it says!

 

Lisa

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Yeah, that's a looker!

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WOWZA! That's an incredible pen.

 

Looks to be in fantastic condition too.

 

Sailor made a whole bunch of great pens in the 1970s in very interesting designs. Seems they took more liberties than Pilot or Platinum and hit it big.

stan

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Oh yes - superb condition! Barely even a scuff... it must have been been so well stored for all of those years! I like my pens to be a little bit out of the ordinary, so I'm especially happy with this little stunner... :cloud9:

Laura / Phthalo

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In FPOTW, by Lambrou, there are three models with Egyptian hieroglyphics shown on page 388. He notes they are from 1976 and are prototypes. I beleive one or more comes with red photoetching as well as the black.

 

This short model is not shown and is a variety of pen #1, with some of the glyphs either shortened in height or deleted.

 

A wonderful find.

stan

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The oldest and largest buyer and seller of vintage Japanese pens in America.


Member: Pen Collectors of America & Fuente, THE Japanese Pen Collectors Club

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Recently, I was pleased to add this interesting Sailor pocket-pen to my collection. The brushed steel body features the Egyptian Hieroglyphs design in beautiful detail. :)

 

Probably a late 1970's model, 120mm / 4.7" capped, 138mm / 5.4" posted, Fine 18K White Gold nib.

 

Laura,

 

I got a similar pen from Stan on eBay recently, only it's sterling silver and a full-size model. The nib is fine and smooth (as I would expect from Sailor) -- I enjoy writing with my pens, so I inked it right up. :D

 

Do you have any idea what the hieroglyphics mean? The same glyph is repeated 4 times around the cap and barrel on mine, rather than being a legend or story (as on the current-edition Pharaohs). Is that consistent with yours? (Sorry, I have no pics at this time (and Stan seems to have taken down the pics from the eBay auction).)

 

Congrats on your acquisition, and best regards.

 

Adam

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Sorry to have taken down the pics from eBay. They were on my web page and I needed the additional space for, what else, more pics.

 

Have sent copies to each of you. Please feel free to use as you wish.

 

BTW, Nakazono clearly shows one with red background (as opposed to black). He dates it 1976.

 

Stan

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Adam: Yes, mine has the same glyphs - or at least the same figures, in a different style. I have no idea what they mean... :(

 

Stan: Thanks for the photos! I would love to have the Nakazono book, but the last price I found was $300 - as it has been out of print for years.

Laura / Phthalo

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