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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    I had to say no to the SF Pen Show, but I was grateful that my old friend Teri Morris of @peytonstreetpens graciously did a sale to me remotely. I've been in love with the Sheaffer OS Balances, especially lever models. I now finally have a really nice Premier model in Rose Glow, a color only available 1936-38.

    Sadly, I have only rank amateur photo gear (phone and a rinky-dink light box) but these pics come kinda close. Wonderful fine line, really pretty. Thanks, Teri!

    What a beauty!
    Y'know, part of what I like about the OS Balance model is the lever filler.
    Something about the construction of that lever is a notch above standard. Reminds me of what I appreciate about the Conklin ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Y'know, part of what I like about the OS Balance model is the lever filler. Something about the construction of that lever is a notch above standard. Reminds me of what I appreciate about the Conklin ones.
    Thanks, Will. Something about the length/width ratio and they were always well-plated. I also like the LF pens because if you have the opposite side of the barrel in view, it is one unbroken line, with no separation at the vac-fill knob. An interesting side story is that one of my best pen friends, Stacy Hills, has a similar love but *for* the plunger fillers, and Teri had one of each in Rose Glow. Unbeknownst to each other, we purchase our favored setup and are now Rose Glow twins!
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    After watching Appelboom's interview with the CEO of Kaweco who thought the Dia2 was his most underrated pen, I decided to try one. It's really quite nice.


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    I didn't expect to be back to this thread for a while, is gifting ok?

    A few days past my birthday (due to customs holdup), the mail came from afar: my dear wife had been in cahoots with a penseller from the northern reaches of Scotland (Deb Gibson at Goodwriter Pen Sales, wife of our own Eachan). Very unique to my collection now are this handsome Mabie Todd "Swan" 0160 Leverless pen (UK, late 30s?) and an earlier Todd pencil from the US branch. The chatelaine pencil has the loveliest hand engraving pattern.

    I am blessed by these objects from the past, and the beautiful people who gifted me with them.




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    Just ordered the TWSBI Swipe in Prussian Blue

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