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    Nice!!! The yellow pen is awesome.
    Let me guess (f.l.t.r):
    1= Sonnet flighter, 2= 25 Flighter, 3= ???? Not a Duofold... .. 4= Slimfold, 5= UK Duofold, 6= New Duofold Uk edition.

    Tell me which were wrong? Tell me about the yellow one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexaf View Post
    Nice!!! The yellow pen is awesome.
    Let me guess (f.l.t.r):
    1= Sonnet flighter, 2= 25 Flighter, 3= ???? Not a Duofold... .. 4= Slimfold, 5= UK Duofold, 6= New Duofold Uk edition.

    Tell me which were wrong? Tell me about the yellow one

    1 - IM
    2 - 25
    3 - Big Red Frankenpen (check PM)
    4 - Slimfold
    5 - Duofold Senior
    6 - Duofold Centenial MKI

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    Quote Originally Posted by usk15 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lexaf View Post
    Nice!!! The yellow pen is awesome.
    Let me guess (f.l.t.r):
    1= Sonnet flighter, 2= 25 Flighter, 3= ???? Not a Duofold... .. 4= Slimfold, 5= UK Duofold, 6= New Duofold Uk edition.

    Tell me which were wrong? Tell me about the yellow one

    1 - IM
    2 - 25
    3 - Big Red Frankenpen (check PM)
    4 - Slimfold
    5 - Duofold Senior
    6 - Duofold Centenial MKI
    A nice selection. Is number 3 a custom pen. I have seen something similar made by Chris Thompson (although I am not sure if his pens specifically used UK parts.

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    The "Big Red" was a ballpoint and, I think, rollerball, popular in the 1970s. Enterprising folks have found various fountain pen sections to fit it. Off the top of my head I want to say a Cross Solo and the Pilot MR/Metropolitan among them. I believe you can also do something a little more complicated using a 45. Google will no doubt find the details.

    usk15 completely defeated me, because nothing I could do would make either a Slimfold or a Duofold Lady look the right length in comparison to a Duofold Junior or Victory MkV. Well, no, because I'd completely forgotten the narrow band on the Senior, which is what I should have been comparing them to.

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    Indeed, the Big Red is a RB/BP transformed in a FP with Cross Solo section. But...still half English Parker....

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    The Big Red ball/rollerball pens were given out by companies as advertising with their logos on them. Much nicer than the crap we get now. They used standard Parker cartridges in them so they lasted and hopefully, not a throwawy.
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    Here's an inadvertent mini-collection that's developed over the course of gathering vintage pens in my white trim focus: a celluloid pattern perhaps best known from 2nd-gen Dorics and UK Valentines/Duofolds. It has has assumed various names in collector circles, including ‘web’, ‘hatch’, ‘shell’, 'candy stripe', and ‘basketweave’:



    L to R:

    1. Matador Express (Germany, piston filler)
    2. Aurora Selene (Italy, button filler)
    3. No-Name (Aurora? Italy? button-filler)
    4. Wahl-Eversharp 2nd-Gen Doric OS (USA, plunger filler)
    5. Wahl-Eversharp Oxford (USA, twist filler)
    6. Big Ben (Denmark, piston filler)
    7. Onoto De La Rue 5600 (UK, plunger filler)
    8. Mentmore Diploma (UK, button filler)
    9. WASP “Clipper” (USA, lever filler)
    10. Stephens Leverfil (UK, lever filler)
    11. Stylomine 303 (France, accordion filler)
    12. Parker Televisor (Canada, button filler)
    13. Moore (USA, lever filler)
    14. Edacoto (France, lever filler)
    15. Mabie Todd/Swan Swallow (USA, lever filler)
    Last edited by popcod; February 28th, 2018 at 09:55 PM.
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    A great post for reference! Thank you.

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    Wow, those are lovely. It's interesting how the Aurora and its companion stand out as really rich colour compared to the relative reticence of most of the others.

    I see quite a lot of Valentines in the candystripe pattern - is that how Parker got it into the bloodstream, with their acquisition of Valentine?

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    I'm largely limited to shades of gray, sadly, owing to my focus on pens with white trim. Most of the more colorful webbed patterns were only available with gold trim. There are some nice subtleties, however, like the Onoto that appears grey webbed but is actually blue on closer scrutiny.

    I can't pretend to be a Parker expert, but that certainly sounds like a plausible theory to me concerning the candystripe plastics.
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    Thanks to all for keeping the tread alive! Here comes a very mini-collection of green Pelikan:



    Christof

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    Three Wahl-Eversharp Desk Pens:
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    A few more in my ray celluloid collection. I just added a Swiss FP/MP set, and a French FP. To be honest, I've lost track of what's there and I really must inventory this drawer.


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