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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    The latest is the lovely wartime brown-striated Sheaffer Crest Vac-Fill with gold-filled cap (between the Triumph on the left and the Valiant on the right). I've been making a foray into Sheaffer plunger pens with Triumph-style nibs from the '40s.

    Its first fill is Omas Sepia ink.

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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    The latest is the lovely wartime brown-striated Sheaffer Crest Vac-Fill with gold-filled cap (between the Triumph on the left and the Valiant on the right). I've been making a foray into Sheaffer plunger pens with Triumph-style nibs from the '40s.

    Its first fill is Omas Sepia ink.

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    Very nice! I like their shape and colors.

    Thanks for showing.
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    Those are beautiful, Fred.

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    I thought the package must have gotten lost on the way here from the Ukraine, but it finally made it. I found this when looking for pictures of rocketship pens to post on the "Theoretical Situation" thread. Found it in an image search, then when trying to see if one were actually available, I found a finished auction listing where one of these went for about $200. And then... I found one for a $24 Buy It Now price on eBay. Couldn't refrain from ordering it. It's from 1959, and was released to celebrate the Soviets landing the first unmanned spaceship on the moon. (SPOILER: The U.S. went on to put the first man on the moon 10 years later).

    And, oh yeah, it writes beautifully and has a semi-flex nib.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
    I thought the package must have gotten lost on the way here from the Ukraine, but it finally made it. I found this when looking for pictures of rocketship pens to post on the "Theoretical Situation" thread. Found it in an image search, then when trying to see if one were actually available, I found a finished auction listing where one of these went for about $200. And then... I found one for a $24 Buy It Now price on eBay. Couldn't refrain from ordering it. It's from 1959, and was released to celebrate the Soviets landing the first unmanned spaceship on the moon. (SPOILER: The U.S. went on to put the first man on the moon 10 years later).

    And, oh yeah, it writes beautifully and has a semi-flex nib.

    Epic find!
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    Thank you. Who'd a thunk Sum Gai had moved to the Ukraine?
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    A very nice haul from the big vide-greniers at Autheuil-Authouillet in Normandy. Two Waterman Hemisphere rollerballs (green marbled) and a mechanical pencil (matte black), a Parker Insignia ballpoint, two lovely pink Sheaffer No Nonsense, an Edacoto in black celluloid, a blue marbled Stylomine 303 with the glass pushbutton and accordion sac, loads of Waterman Pro Graduates in mint condition, a Parker 45 which seems to be that elusive (to me, anyways) Rage red. And stuff.

    Nicest surprise? A cheap but gorgeous ballpoint, the Ballograf Epoca, in black and chrome. I need to get a nicer refill for it though.


    And a nice screwdriver and a Citizen watch. :-)

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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    I just recently bought my 3rd Monte Verde, a Jewelria Executive, Black Chisel with a fine nib.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
    I thought the package must have gotten lost on the way here from the Ukraine, but it finally made it. I found this when looking for pictures of rocketship pens to post on the "Theoretical Situation" thread. Found it in an image search, then when trying to see if one were actually available, I found a finished auction listing where one of these went for about $200. And then... I found one for a $24 Buy It Now price on eBay. Couldn't refrain from ordering it. It's from 1959, and was released to celebrate the Soviets landing the first unmanned spaceship on the moon. (SPOILER: The U.S. went on to put the first man on the moon 10 years later).

    And, oh yeah, it writes beautifully and has a semi-flex nib.

    That is a great find. Congratulations!

    Is it a Soyuz made pen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBeezie View Post
    Received a Conklin Crescent Filler (probably a #20, it's 10.5cm uncapped up to the section lip, 13.5cm capped, just shy over 1cm thick on the barrel).

    Unfortunately the Conklin nib on it has cracks on both sides of the breather hole from being sprung (so I'm on the lookout for a replacement semi-flex/flex nib that's 27mm x 6mm), went ahead and disassembled it to check all the insides, and sac seems to be holding good for 24 hours now (got it talc'd up), I'll seal the section again once I figure out the appropriate sac size and get it re-done new. (The seller has been rather upstanding in regards to the advertised flexible nib showing abuse)




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    My 'latest acquisition' is the replacement nib for the Conklin Crescent Filler.





    Less tipping than the previous, but no cracks, scrapes or odd bending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookedj View Post
    I just recently bought my 3rd Monte Verde, a Jewelria Executive, Black Chisel with a fine nib.
    I have the pocket version and I love the styling a lot:

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    Picked-up an Opus 88 Koloro, on sale, for just a little more than half the usual retail price, and also a Pilot Prera with CM nib. I rather like both pens, although the Koloro experiences more hard-starts than all my other pens combined -- it's pretty frustrating. The Prera, for a relatively inexpensive pen, is really wonderful. The CM nib is pretty amazing, really, but the pen itself is much smaller than I had been expecting. Still, it's a pleasure to use.

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    Two very different pens; an Edacoto 'super' with a really weird indirect lever fill mechanism, a bit like a Waterman Ink Vue in its looks; and - after a long, long time saying no, I wasn't going to get one, I don't need one, I can't afford it.... a Pelikan m600 vibrant orange.

    My next "I don't need it, I'm not going to get it" will probably be an Aurora Optima O Sole Mio... or a Delta Dolcevita bright orange...

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    I bought a Jinhao 51A to cannibalize for parts. Not only did they send me the wrong pen, they sent me five wrong pens.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulprit View Post
    I bought a Jinhao 51A to cannibalize for parts. Not only did they send me the wrong pen, they sent me five wrong pens.
    Thus confirming "Five wrongs don't make a write."
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    I'm about 6 months behind on my postings in this thread, but this one has to hit today. I also want to thank Jar for starting me down this road.

    I don't employ the "G" word regarding my pens, but I've been on the hunt for this pen for 7 years: a rare 2003 Sheaffer Legacy 2 "Jim Gaston" Limited Edition in cobalt blue. Only 100 were made, and this one appears to be unused; the "B" marking on the back of the section is fresh. My quick photo capture barely does it justice, as the metal barrel has seven layers of blue lacquer on it, and changes look with every lighting. Very pleased with this one!





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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    Those look like Wing Sung 3008s and a 3001...? If so you should try them. I like mine...

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    Hi there. I was given as a gift a Mont Blanc Meisterstuck Diamond ball point pen and I have absolutely no idea what value it might have. The ranges quoted appear to be very different. It is a 2010 model. It has a tiny diamond inset in the crown of the pen and it a really beautiful piece of work. I would be grateful if anyone had any ideas of the value for insurance purposes. Many thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILLNORTH View Post
    Hi there. I was given as a gift a Mont Blanc Meisterstuck Diamond ball point pen and I have absolutely no idea what value it might have. The ranges quoted appear to be very different. It is a 2010 model. It has a tiny diamond inset in the crown of the pen and it a really beautiful piece of work. I would be grateful if anyone had any ideas of the value for insurance purposes. Many thanks in advance.
    You are unlikely to receive any replies to your query. Members of this forum do not engage in the evaluation of pens for sale or insurance purposes. Enjoy the pen.

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