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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    I wish.

    With the addition of a handful of Parker 21 pens to practice repair on, the collection is numbering around 40 pens and a few matching pencils. Of those 4 are slated for giveaway to anyone who shows an interest.

    I'm trying to avoid overflowing my 50-slot pen case. To that end I keep a list of pens that are next on the choppingóor, rather, auctionóblock. I sell them off one or two at a time.

    I also have a list of my favorite writers that I'm least likely to part with. They are an odd bunch: Montblanc 221s, Wing Sung 3008, Parker 51, Parker 45s, Parker 21, an Arnold, Eversharp Skyline, a couple of Esterbrook LJs, and a Metropolitan.

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Let's make a table.


    HTML Code:
    | Manufacturer | Model               | Nib   | Quantity |
    |--------------+---------------------+-------+----------|
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 912 | PO    |        2 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 912 | SU    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 742 | WA    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 742 | SM    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 743 | PO    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 743 | FA    |        2 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 823 | F     |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 92  | M     |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 74  | C     |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 91  | B     |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Elabo               | EF    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | E95S Pocket         | EF    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Decimo              | EF    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Metropolitan        | F     |        2 |
    | Pilot        | Metropolitan        | M     |        1 |
    | Sailor       | 1911 Torpedo Small  | M     |        1 |
    | Sailor       | 1911 Torpedo Large  | EF    |        1 |
    | Sailor       | 1911 ProGear Large  | F     |        1 |
    | Sailor       | Fude de Mannen      | Fude  |        1 |
    | Sailor       | Brush Pen           | Brush |        1 |
    | Platinum     | 3776 Century        | UEF   |        1 |
    | Kuretake     | Brush Pen Sabel 40  | Brush |        1 |
    | Rotring      | Technical Pen       | .10   |        1 |
    | Rotring      | Technical Pen       | .25   |        1 |
    | Rotring      | Technical Pen       | .35   |        1 |
    | Rotring      | Technical Pen       | .50   |        1 |
    |--------------+---------------------+-------+----------|
    | Sum          |                     |       |       29 |
    #+TBLFM: $LR4=vsum(@2..@27)
    I have... 29 pens.

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    More pens than some folk but less pens than others.
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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    More pens than some folk but less pens than others.
    More pens than most, but a lot less than most of the rest.

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    More pens than the last time I didn't count them!

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    I periodically give mine away. I use them, but only keep the ones I like.
    So now, I am on 3. Until I next see one I want.
    Cheaper than therapy.

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Alright, I did a rough count. I think I have between 80 and 100. I have a 60 pen display case. I keep my nice pens in it. Then I have about 30 or 40 kick around pens that I keep in a harbor freight wooden tool chest.


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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zou View Post
    Let's make a table.


    HTML Code:
    | Manufacturer | Model               | Nib   | Quantity |
    |--------------+---------------------+-------+----------|
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 912 | PO    |        2 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 912 | SU    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 742 | WA    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 742 | SM    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 743 | PO    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 743 | FA    |        2 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 823 | F     |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 92  | M     |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 74  | C     |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Custom Heritage 91  | B     |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Elabo               | EF    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | E95S Pocket         | EF    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Decimo              | EF    |        1 |
    | Pilot        | Metropolitan        | F     |        2 |
    | Pilot        | Metropolitan        | M     |        1 |
    | Sailor       | 1911 Torpedo Small  | M     |        1 |
    | Sailor       | 1911 Torpedo Large  | EF    |        1 |
    | Sailor       | 1911 ProGear Large  | F     |        1 |
    | Sailor       | Fude de Mannen      | Fude  |        1 |
    | Sailor       | Brush Pen           | Brush |        1 |
    | Platinum     | 3776 Century        | UEF   |        1 |
    | Kuretake     | Brush Pen Sabel 40  | Brush |        1 |
    | Rotring      | Technical Pen       | .10   |        1 |
    | Rotring      | Technical Pen       | .25   |        1 |
    | Rotring      | Technical Pen       | .35   |        1 |
    | Rotring      | Technical Pen       | .50   |        1 |
    |--------------+---------------------+-------+----------|
    | Sum          |                     |       |       29 |
    #+TBLFM: $LR4=vsum(@2..@27)
    I have... 29 pens.
    No, you have 29 NICE pens. Boom


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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Right now? 12 pens: 9 modern and 3 vintage. None of them are spectacular or anything. The number is a combination of how hard it is to source pens from this country and the almost complete lack of positive engagement in the community (something I've worked on to improve but to no avail, alas).

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    I think 34? I think I need to purge again.

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    LOL......you gotta be kidding


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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Two vintage and six modern, so eight total for me. Two were given to me, and I had two before that - one for writing at home and the other for writing at work and as a backup. The other four I picked up because they were either a great deal or interesting. Eight is way more than enough for my purposes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Right now? 12 pens: 9 modern and 3 vintage. None of them are spectacular or anything. The number is a combination of how hard it is to source pens from this country and the almost complete lack of positive engagement in the community (something I've worked on to improve but to no avail, alas).
    Have you tried organizing a fountain pen meetup on meetup.com? Here is one example of what I mean: https://www.meetup.com/Wellington-Fountain-Pen-Meetup/.

    Googling on "fountain pens New Zealand" brought up a good list of results, including individual fountain pen enthusiasts. For example:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/fountainpen...m_new_zealand/
    https://papergirl.co.nz/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1214361305313703/

    One would hope that they would be amenable to some form of interaction. They might even have some thoughts on setting up local pen clubs. Or perhaps I misunderstood what you meant by "positive engagement". Regardless, wishing you success in your efforts.

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    I have between 300 and 400 but I tend not to count them. Too busy using them!

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by wspohn View Post
    I have between 300 and 400 but I tend not to count them. Too busy using them!
    Welcome to FPGeeks! We would all like to see some pictures...

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    I've been selling off some pens but I have several pen cases. One of the cases holds 75 pens so I know I have more than 75 but I have not counted.
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