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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisquitlips View Post
    Finally acquired the altogether lovely Waterman Edson Sapphire Blue! This example is white glove perfect. And my pen budget is just now recovering after several months of abstinence. But I am not complaining...much!








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    Finally! A Merlin Merlina in the 'coconut macaroon' faux tortoise look.
    I've only been looking for ten years :-)
    Agreed. And by the same token, pictures without captions or identifiers are annoying to some of us.

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    It's more than luck. I'd been looking, and someone found just what I've been hunting!

    IMG_5093.jpg

    It's a Mabie Todd Swan SF230, and it's a lovely writer. It came well-packed from Scotland, thanks to Goodwriters Pens. That long lever provides more than enough pressure on the sac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    It's more than luck. I'd been looking, and someone found just what I've been hunting!
    Aw, Fred, that's amazing! And it isn't just the lever that is long, that looks like a really lengthy pen. So glad you got it from some of the best people in the business/hobby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    It's more than luck. I'd been looking, and someone found just what I've been hunting!

    IMG_5093.jpg

    It's a Mabie Todd Swan SF230, and it's a lovely writer. It came well-packed from Scotland, thanks to Goodwriters Pens. That long lever provides more than enough pressure on the sac.
    I'm not gonna tell you what to do necessarily; but if you write me a letter with that pen, I certainly won't be mad

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    It's more than luck. I'd been looking, and someone found just what I've been hunting!

    IMG_5093.jpg

    It's a Mabie Todd Swan SF230, and it's a lovely writer. It came well-packed from Scotland, thanks to Goodwriters Pens. That long lever provides more than enough pressure on the sac.
    From this angle that nib almost looks like a stub. How does she perform?

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    Its a fine semi-flex, lovely and smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkWhiteFilmPix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bisquitlips View Post
    Finally acquired the altogether lovely Waterman Edson Sapphire Blue! This example is white glove perfect. And my pen budget is just now recovering after several months of abstinence. But I am not complaining...much!








    Congrats on the beautiful pen.

    In Temptation, Douglas Kennedy described the W.E. as the Ferrari of pens.
    It is a lovely example!

    Thank you!

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    This suave example showed up today - a Canadian Duofold in lapis, all the way from Paris. I can only share a couple of the seller's photos, but the pen presents just as well in person. Very happy to finally have a good representative lapis lazuli in the house.


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    Beautiful pen, Jon. I have one similar but with the wrong clip. I didn't notice when I bought it because it resembles a Duofold clip so closely. It's only when I happened to notice that the writing on the clip reads "Raja"... Raja is a rarity now but made pens that looked as like Duofolds as possible. I'm not going to change the clip. I like that it now resides on an actual Duofold.
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    Well hello Deb.
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    Hello Chrissy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    $200 all up is a pretty decent price for this one! If you need a Jade version let me know, it would be cheaper.

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    Wow, Jon- that lapis is gorgeous! Duofold pens in general turn my head, but that color! 💙💙💙

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    ...a Canadian Duofold in lapis, all the way from Paris....
    18k?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
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    ...a Canadian Duofold in lapis, all the way from Paris....
    18k?
    Nothing gets past you, my friend.

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    I just received a new Laban 325, Fire red with faux ivory cap and barrel tip. I really like the color combination. Steel medium nib although it writes more like a fine. I had the same thing happen with a Tibaldi N60 a few months ago. May they are using Japanese mib? The pen wrote terrific out of the box. The nib needed no tweaking, and it has moderate feedback. I''ve looked for this color combination for a long time. My only concern, although a small one, is if the faux ivory section will stain much with use. Overall I'm quite pleased the the pen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    $200 all up is a pretty decent price for this one! If you need a Jade version let me know, it would be cheaper.
    Thank you. I have a Moderne Duo Jr in jade that is in good shape and that is likely enough for me. I don't dive real deep into Parker but my small collection did want to have a good lapis example. That's a nice pen, though, certainly.
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    I found yet another blue Sheaffer Fashion, this one comes with the tapestry pen holder and is clipless. I also found a blue Parker Super 21. I love the wet medium nibs on the Fashions, and am excited to see the difference between the 21 and both the regular and Special 51s for myself. No pictures because they are in transit still.

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