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post #1936 of 2531

Those are really hard to find. As a matter of fact vintage pens are getting fewer these days. I am looking for a few pens, a Doric, a Skyline CA, a Stainless Steel Fifth Ave. Even though steel cap pens were cheaper than gold, they're more difficult to find than gold. The highest on my wish list is a gold Parker 51 ballpoint pen. 

I don't know if it's the economy's picking up or vintage pens are getting popular. There is just not a lot of pens on Ebay. And when they appeared, people are getting ultra aggressive. Even real junk are going for good money. I have over 200 pens. So I know pretty much how much they should be going for. But I was blown away every time at the last minute. And I thought people only buy Mont Blanc.

post #1937 of 2531

Not trying to bore you guys. Just tell me to stop posting more pens. Here's my Parker collection.

 

 

Most of these are ballpoint pens. But I think I should stop right here. Because after this I only have several small collections and modern pens.

post #1938 of 2531

The thread can certainly use more pix...

post #1939 of 2531

Here's my Sheaffer collection.

 

 

The four solid gold pen on the right are Stratowriter. They all came with a cap originally because of the ink leak. I can only find one with cap. The metal body are also very soft. So they all have dent on them except one. Unfortunately the near mint pen has an engraved name on it. I had lost interest in collecting Sheaffer because it's very difficult to restore. To me the fun part of collecting pen is restoring the pen as well as learning the history of the pen, 

post #1940 of 2531
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Not trying to bore you guys. Just tell me to stop posting more pens. Here's my Parker collection.

 

 

Most of these are ballpoint pens. But I think I should stop right here. Because after this I only have several small collections and modern pens.

 

Love the orange Duofold! Isn't that the model that they dropped out of an airplane in advertisements?

post #1941 of 2531

Yes, I think so. It is one of the most distintive pen The only problem with pen like this is they never see any real use. I have never really used it other than testing it when I finished restoration. I am looking for another one as a backup. My focus is 45 and 75 because that's what I've been using since high school.

 

BTW, someone just bought the Eversharp Skyline product line. He's introducing new Skyline models this summer that include carbon fiber body and flex nibs. Prices supposedly ranges from $135 to $300. I think they're also replacing the lever fill with piston fill. 

post #1942 of 2531
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BTW, someone just bought the Eversharp Skyline product line. He's introducing new Skyline models this summer that include carbon fiber body and flex nibs. Prices supposedly ranges from $135 to $300. I think they're also replacing the lever fill with piston fill. 

OMG! I really need to keep my eyes on those than! Thanks for the information! wink_face.gif

post #1943 of 2531

Yes, that's quite an interesting development. Thanks for letting us know!

post #1944 of 2531
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Here's my Sheaffer collection.

 

 

The four solid gold pen on the right are Stratowriter. They all came with a cap originally because of the ink leak. I can only find one with cap. The metal body are also very soft. So they all have dent on them except one. Unfortunately the near mint pen has an engraved name on it. I had lost interest in collecting Sheaffer because it's very difficult to restore. To me the fun part of collecting pen is restoring the pen as well as learning the history of the pen, 

Nice Targas biggrin.gif

post #1945 of 2531

Thanks. I like Targa's inlaid nibs. I like the triumph nib even more. Sheaffer really have some very interesting pens. Other than nibs, they have some great fill systems like the vacuum fill, snorkel and touch down. I am learning to work on a snorkel. Well, the more precise word should be I have a snorkel waiting for my attention.

post #1946 of 2531

Here's one of the new pens. This is the new Skyline C-note special.

 

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There's a hundred dollar bill wrapped around the barrel of the pen. They also have different color pens. I think they looked too teenager-ish.

 

The new site: http://www.wahleversharp.com/

post #1947 of 2531

When I'm cafe side, I'm already worried enough about the theft of my twin fountain pens. Me advertising a Ben Frank in public? nea

post #1948 of 2531
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Here's one of the new pens. This is the new Skyline C-note special.

 

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There's a hundred dollar bill wrapped around the barrel of the pen. They also have different color pens. I think they looked too teenager-ish.

 

The new site: http://www.wahleversharp.com/


Too bad most of them have only stainless steel nibs...they still look nice.

post #1949 of 2531
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Too bad most of them have only stainless steel nibs...they still look nice.

 

Supposedly you can custom order the nib. I'm not sure how it work. According to what I read on their site, most of the nibs are semi-flex. But they have some awful color. Anyone care for a red nib or a black nib?

 

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When I'm cafe side, I'm already worried enough about the theft of my twin fountain pens. Me advertising a Ben Frank in public? nea

 

That's why they have this Wall Street sign in the ad. It's for the big shot that want love to flash their wad.

post #1950 of 2531

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