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tandaina
April 26th, 2014, 09:43 AM
So I'm moving (aaaaaahhhhh) and part of that is packing up all my pens cause I'm not letting movers touch them! Normally they live in a nice cabinet. For the move I bought one of those folder carriers. I didn't buy a big enough one, it is full and I still have about 8 pens to pack. Oops, I have a bigger collection than I thought. ;)

So for for the first time ever I sort of had a chance to shoot my Pelikan collection, part of my Montblanc collection is shown too, missing a wartime 144 that is currently in use. Thought you all might enjoy!

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Mags
April 26th, 2014, 12:53 PM
The travel cases are excellent for carrying and transporting our pens. Lovely collection and case.

Jon Szanto
April 26th, 2014, 01:03 PM
You know, T, it isn't fair with you being in the clergy. Makes it all squicky to think about absconding with your lovely collection! :)

tandaina
April 26th, 2014, 01:49 PM
You know, T, it isn't fair with you being in the clergy. Makes it all squicky to think about absconding with your lovely collection! :)

I must do my part to tempt fellow pen fans. ;-) I mean to evangelize for Pelikan!

orfew
April 26th, 2014, 02:43 PM
Very nice collection. Thanks for the photo!

reprieve
April 26th, 2014, 03:47 PM
You have a beautiful collection. How do you like the tortoise 101N? I have the modern reissue but am still lusting over a vintage model.

tandaina
April 26th, 2014, 04:11 PM
Mine is not a terribly well preserved copy. The cap is a very different color than the body, and the body bindes had some cracks that Rick Propos stabilized. And I find if I don't keep it filled with water the cork almost immediately dries out and won't draw ink, hold a seal, etc. It is a rather finicky pen. The nib is a fairly flexible fine, which isn't what I usually use but can be quite fun. I find I'm too worried about it getting damaged to use it much. Would like one of the new ones with a nice italic nib for everyday use.

bluefeathers
April 27th, 2014, 11:45 AM
Beautiful collection, Tandaina! It's nice to see them all lined up together like that. Thanks for starting this thread--I was thinking of starting one too, just to have some more Pelikan eye candy :)

forgot to mention, I'm waiting on a pen (or two), will add a pic of my flock when it arrives! Also, does your 101N need a new cork? Is that why it's drying out, or are they just
finicky, as you said?

sargetalon
April 27th, 2014, 02:49 PM
Love your flock of birds Tandaina! It seems to be a very well curated selection. I had to give up on the folding travel cases a while ago due to the size of my collection. I'm afraid if I moved, my birds wouldn't know where to flock. Here is 90% of my flock, just for fun.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/jdanley/Pelikan39_zps9bbd58da.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/jdanley/media/Pelikan39_zps9bbd58da.jpg.html)

orfew
April 27th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Love your flock of birds Tandaina! It seems to be a very well curated selection. I had to give up on the folding travel cases a while ago due to the size of my collection. I'm afraid if I moved, my birds wouldn't know where to flock. Here is 90% of my flock, just for fun.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/jdanley/Pelikan39_zps9bbd58da.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/jdanley/media/Pelikan39_zps9bbd58da.jpg.html)
Wonderful collection of pens!

gclyn
June 4th, 2014, 12:16 AM
These are gorgeous, wonderful collections. What a pleasure for the eyes. I love that white tortoise shell. I have a lowly 2 M800s - blue striped and the tortoise shell brown...but am slowly building :-)

RuiFromUK
June 4th, 2014, 01:35 AM
I must do my part to tempt fellow pen fans. ;-) I mean to evangelize for Pelikan!

Taking this opportunity to bow to your collection of Pelikans.

Kind regards from another admirer of Pelikan.

dannzeman
June 4th, 2014, 08:40 PM
My lowly collection: a M200, two M800s and a M1000.

http://scontent-a.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfp1/t51.2885-15/10413888_252364758298724_184114139_n.jpg

Nonsensical
June 5th, 2014, 12:22 AM
One word for both of you: Penvy.

JustDaveyB
June 14th, 2014, 01:24 AM
My flock of Pelikans. I should add to it.

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Fawkes
June 19th, 2014, 07:20 PM
Here are most of mine. I still have a few I haven't gotten around to photographing, as well as the matching pencils for some of these. The 400NN is my favorite of them all.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a629/Kevin_Keller/ScreenShot2014-06-19at81807PM_zpse507525e.png

franzdimson
June 22nd, 2014, 11:20 AM
This is my flock of Pelikans... love these pens!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/23/y8ytymav.jpg

Not nearly as much as the other we've seen in this thread though.

To think I got my first Pelikan (M800 Tortoise) on February 2013, these birds definitely multiply.

franzdimson
June 22nd, 2014, 11:23 AM
My flock of Pelikans. I should add to it.

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Look at those Cities series! Beautiful!

Jon Szanto
June 22nd, 2014, 11:26 AM
Look at those Cities series! Beautiful!
My thought precisely.

fountainpenkid
June 27th, 2014, 10:31 AM
So I'm moving (aaaaaahhhhh) and part of that is packing up all my pens cause I'm not letting movers touch them! Normally they live in a nice cabinet. For the move I bought one of those folder carriers. I didn't buy a big enough one, it is full and I still have about 8 pens to pack. Oops, I have a bigger collection than I thought. ;)

So for for the first time ever I sort of had a chance to shoot my Pelikan collection, part of my Montblanc collection is shown too, missing a wartime 144 that is currently in use. Thought you all might enjoy!

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Did you manage to fix the gap between the piston knob and the barrel on the grey P1?

tandaina
June 27th, 2014, 10:47 AM
Yep, it just needed the piston assembly screwed out and fiddled with and screwed back in. Something just wasn't lined up right. All good now.

fountainpenkid
June 27th, 2014, 02:39 PM
Damn! I thought it needed some heat to fix it. Great to hear it is back in good form!

RuiFromUK
June 27th, 2014, 03:29 PM
You know, T, it isn't fair with you being in the clergy. Makes it all squicky to think about absconding with your lovely collection! :)

I must do my part to tempt fellow pen fans. ;-) I mean to evangelize for Pelikan!

People like you have converted me to Pelikan a year ago. :)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful collection with us.

penstaking
July 23rd, 2014, 04:07 PM
Just a few: Two M200's, two M400's -- the 'white Tortoise' and the 'classic' green.

a poetic review and brief writing sample follow.


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whych
July 23rd, 2014, 05:25 PM
Look at those Cities series! Beautiful!
My thought precisely.
Yes, but the nibs let them down - all modern nail types. ;)
If/when I get to use my Picadilly, I will probably swap the nib for an old 400 nib.
Best 'modern' Pelikan nib I have is from an old style - pre 1997 - M600 with an 18K OM nib. (The old style M600 is an M400 body with an 18K nib. M400 had 14K.)

brewsky
July 23rd, 2014, 09:26 PM
M215 rings
40s 100N
2013 lizard m101n
1930s CN EF nib
1930s CN OF nib


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/24/yjuvanu7.jpg

Lady Onogaro
July 23rd, 2014, 09:32 PM
Nice collection, Brewsky.

All I have is the M200 Special Edition Clear Demonstrator (XF/gold trimming) and a black M150 with gold trimming (M). I like the small barrels.

rgperedo
September 25th, 2014, 01:34 PM
My Pelikan fountain pens.

http://s3.postimg.org/b5ue6e7sz/IMG_6008.jpg

igor61
September 26th, 2014, 08:41 PM
Hi, my Pelikans:

BikerBabe
January 4th, 2015, 09:35 PM
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss15/Galland_2009/351_zps51b1e03b.jpg

My little Pelikan collection.
Left to right:

M101N tortoiseshell with red - vintage fountain pen.
Matching pencil that came with the M101N.
Three 140's; two black and one burgundy.
Pelikanos.
Souverän M400.

Scrawler
January 5th, 2015, 11:09 PM
My Pelikan collection is not a collection, because I have only one standard green 400N.

Lady Onogaro
January 6th, 2015, 01:14 AM
My Pelikan collection is not a collection, because I have only one standard green 400N.

One is enough if it's the right one.

Neo
January 6th, 2015, 07:46 AM
My Pelikan collection is not a collection, because I have only one standard green 400N.

There's nothing wrong with one....

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Scrawler
January 6th, 2015, 12:07 PM
Neo, mine is a little older than yours.

http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx153/FPWriter/pelikan_zps322e843d.jpg

attika89
January 6th, 2015, 02:21 PM
This is my little flock
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7481/16000301560_13a15f3102_b.jpg

igor61
January 13th, 2015, 03:50 PM
This is my stock.

gregamckinney
January 16th, 2015, 11:12 AM
I used to collect modern Pelikans heavily, but once I discovered vintage pens, I drifted away. The M800 and M1000 sized pens are perfect for my hand however, so I still have a number of them.
Seeing Igor61's post reignited my lust for the Austria1000. That one has always been out of my reach. Anyway, several of the pens in this photo have gone to new homes, but many are still in my regular rotation.

http://gergyor.com/images/pelikans1.jpg

Best Regards, greg

Laura N
January 16th, 2015, 01:43 PM
I used to collect modern Pelikans heavily, but once I discovered vintage pens, I drifted away. The M800 and M1000 sized pens are perfect for my hand however, so I still have a number of them.
Seeing Igor61's post reignited my lust for the Austria1000. That one has always been out of my reach. Anyway, several of the pens in this photo have gone to new homes, but many are still in my regular rotation.

http://gergyor.com/images/pelikans1.jpg

Best Regards, greg

Beautiful group. The one that's second from the right -- does it have a custom binde?

gregamckinney
January 16th, 2015, 05:30 PM
Yes, the M1000 second from right has a binde made by Chris Burton. It was done several years ago. It never leaves my rotation.
Best Regards, greg

Laura N
January 16th, 2015, 05:46 PM
Yes, the M1000 second from right has a binde made by Chris Burton. It was done several years ago. It never leaves my rotation.
Best Regards, greg

I can see why. It's great.

Jon Szanto
January 16th, 2015, 06:00 PM
I keep looking for a junker Pel to have Chris do a binde. Some day, some day...

smoores
January 20th, 2015, 04:23 PM
Oh my! I should get out of this thread quickly. Finally getting back to playing with my beloved fountain pens after a long absence and I am almost drooling over these lovely birds! I'll try to get a photo of mine at some point, but for now I'll just look with longing eyes at all of yours. :D

whych
January 20th, 2015, 05:21 PM
I keep looking for a junker Pel to have Chris do a binde. Some day, some day...
Why not get a 100 or 100N and swap bindes? That way you can swap them to have a choice of 2 pens you could use.

tandaina
January 20th, 2015, 05:59 PM
I keep looking for a junker Pel to have Chris do a binde. Some day, some day...
Why not get a 100 or 100N and swap bindes? That way you can swap them to have a choice of 2 pens you could use.

Say more about this, I have an old 100 that indeed has a loose bind, but my understanding was that wasn't by design.... (shrinkage!)

whych
January 20th, 2015, 06:15 PM
The binde on a 100(N) is easily swapped - just enscrew the piston mechanism and replace it. The pen has a sleeve/barrel and the binde fits over this.

tandaina
January 20th, 2015, 10:06 PM
The binde on a 100(N) is easily swapped - just enscrew the piston mechanism and replace it. The pen has a sleeve/barrel and the binde fits over this.

The one 100N I've got the piston is frozen/stuck in the back. :\ (Need to get it sent in to someone, haven't yet.) I'd be worried about screwing those old piston assemblies in and out a lot!

piscov
January 23rd, 2015, 04:34 PM
Careful, its not that easy to replace a sleeve. It´s better to put the barrel in water for at least 24h and only take it out after using a rubber piece. It will only come out from the section end. Sometimes it´s very hard to take it out.

mrenaerts
January 25th, 2015, 03:36 PM
Wow. What a collection. Awesome!

Jeph
April 7th, 2015, 10:23 AM
I keep looking for a junker Pel to have Chris do a binde. Some day, some day...
From what I hear now this is no longer an option.
The last I heard from him my Ibis was on the bench. Maybe I am the one that made him give it up.

Anyway, I got a new storage box yesterday, and the next thing I knew it was full of Pelikans. These are most of my nice ones though so I thought it was worthy of a picture.

100 Green Marbled
100N Black
M101N Lizard
M200 Grey Marbled
M200 Blue Marbled
M200 Green Marbled
M400 Blue Stiped
M600 Red Striped
M605 Marine Blue
M800 Demonstrator

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bluefeathers
August 9th, 2015, 04:09 PM
I've thoroughly enjoyed this eye candy, so it's only fair I contribute. Here's my Pelikan collection--for the moment!

My attempt at a humorous display...they are looking on with longing:
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The birds come home to roost:
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And one for the road--a Pelikan 400nn I recently got:
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ChrisC
August 9th, 2015, 07:34 PM
I don't have all of these anymore, but here's a photo I took of the flock a while ago.

They're in a nest!

The mom and dad of the flock are the M800 in red and the M800 Demo with Spanish imprints with a factory error in translation, which makes this pen one of only 19 in the world. The grandfather of the bunch, also the shortest, is the rare reverse trim Pelikan 140 with BB CN flex stub. A wonderful nib!

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Blastmaster1972
August 10th, 2015, 02:11 PM
I only have one, so far. This one is an M600, But there will definitely be more... ;)

The ink is the ink of my primary school days, Pelikan Königsblau. Only back then, I used cartridges. The paper is Atoma, a Belgian brand of notebooks, and it actually IS from my primary school days. I found these notebooks a while back in my old stuff, and the paper is surprisingly fountain pen friendly! This really is a "vintage" notebook, it is more than 30 years old!

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb269/Blastmaster1972/IMG_0543%203_zps75jczlid.jpg (http://s205.photobucket.com/user/Blastmaster1972/media/IMG_0543%203_zps75jczlid.jpg.html)

Kind regards,

Jos