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    Default 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    Random ebay spotting.

    3rd tier mystery no name pos, low quality celluloid section, cheap plated nib, probably an injection molded plastic feed. Looks like a blind cap, so a button filler. But, yeah, look at that material. I've never seen it before and man I really dig that big time. Has anyone ever seen a better or higher end piece with this or similar?



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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    If the condition of the barrel and cap were pristine, I would replace the section, feed and nib with higher quality equivalent parts.
    Then it actually looks like "a million bucks" and writes like one also
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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    I had the same thought but that looks pretty thrashed.

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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    Quote Originally Posted by Elim View Post
    I had the same thought but that looks pretty thrashed.
    Nothing a polish job won't fix?

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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    idk, that blind cap looks fairly deformed, sort of 'sucked in' from shrinkage, possibly some delamination between the colors too.

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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    Quote Originally Posted by KBeezie View Post
    Nothing a polish job won't fix?
    She could certainly give it a try.


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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    I need to know how you knew about Miss Polish...

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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    I need to know how you knew about Miss Polish...
    I just always assumed he was one of the curmudgeons among us...

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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    I need to know how you knew about Miss Polish...
    And generations to come...

    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    I need to know how you knew about Miss Polish...
    Actually, I originally saw Miss Polish Job on a postcard in a pack from Pomegranate (I liked Miss Lube Rack). Uh oh,...she's not your mother, is she?
    Last edited by FredRydr; November 7th, 2018 at 06:20 AM.

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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    This pen is why I liked Third Tier pens -- inexpensive imitations of great styles for the '30s. I have a Majestic lever-filler that looks a lot like this. Or "MajestiBrook", since the nib was rotten and I had a spare Esterbrook section. "Liked", past tense, because Third Tier junkers have gotten expensive, as if EBay sellers think that anything old is worth $50 or more.

    Elim's pen reminds me of the Striped Duofold.

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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    Yeah i am seeing that a lot in ebay, these folks have been watching too many episodes of american pickers. $90 for an unrestored wearever deluxe 100 is one that comes to mind having seen recently.

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    Default Re: 3rd tier mystery POS...but LOOK at that material!

    Wow, that's great material. To me it says Pyjamas!

    I have a couple of Pinstripes in quite lurid colours. (Come to think of it, there's a delightful modern Duofold with choc and mint pinstripes... one of the few modern Parkers I do really covet.)

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