Our good friend (and recent inductee into the world of podcasting) Brian Anderson of Anderson Pens, responded to our Daily Carry Call without a moment’s hesitation.
The frist photo to arrive was of the case itself, along with these words from Brian:
The case is kind of beat up, but we’ve taken it to every pen show since our wedding in 2010, so maybe 15-16 shows now. A wedding present from Rob and Rita Lott, it is a Parker 12 pen case.
The next photo was the requisite teaser shot:
And then came the museum shot:
Left to Right:
- Waterman 414PSF Pansy Panel Sterling Overlay. Incorrect Reg. US Pat Off. #4 nib, but who cares? Writes like a dream. HNA on indicia.
- Waterman 0552 1/2 LEC Pansy Panel variant. Gold Fill Overlay. REBA on indicia. Factory Stub nib.
- Waterman 0552 1/2 in the hard to find “Oriental” Overlay. Super flexible nib.
- The last of my “Waterman Week” and a very special pen. This one usually stays at the ready on my desk, another Waterman 0552 1/2 Smooth Rose Gold Fill Overlay. “LRL 1917″ on barrel. Clipless pen with fantastic NY nib. One of the first gifts to me from Lisa, a birthday present in 2009. She not only shipped this to my house (she wan’t living in Wisconsin at the time), but hid ths in my sock drawer for months before my birthday. I honestly had no idea.
- The new Sheaffer Intensity, Chased pattern all steel pen with Medium nib. Screw cap, reminds me of the Levenger Newton.
- The new Sheaffer 300 Chased patter steel pen. Amazing pen most people have never heard of.
- TWSBI Vac700 Sapphire with Medium nib.
- Esterbrook J with 9668 nib. Classic black. Always works. Took many pages of notes in grad school with this one.
- Parker 75 with Medium nib.
- Sheaffer OS Balance in black with Two Tone Lifetime nib. One of my first Sheaffers.
- Black and Pearl Sheaffer Lifetime OS Flat Top. A pen I tried to sell years and years ago, but nobody was interested (even at fire sale pricing). It was meant to be. One of the few vintage Sheaffer pens that actually posts well!
- In honor of the Raleigh Show, and last year’s birthday present, a Diamond Point overlay in an unusual chasing pattern. Lisa bought this one for me at the show and kept it a secret for another four weeks!
They’re all gorgeous! I know which one I want. How about you?
And yes, just for fun I’ve misidentified one of the pens. Did you catch it? You earn extra credit for cleverly hinting at the error in the comments (without stating it outright – future visitors want to play, too).