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    Default How many pens do you have?

    How many pens do you have? I started in november and have 12/13 pens right now....

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    It changes frequently but at the moment I have around 35 pens. It's not a collection by any definition, just pens that suit my hand or have some sentimental value.
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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    I have currently around 30, including some that I don't care for that much and will sell.
    Sometimes I'll get an interesting looking (or sounding) pen on an online auction (mostly for cheap) and some are keepers, while others aren't
    Eventually, I'd like to get it down to maybe 10 pens that I absolutely love, but I'm not there yet. Still have a few more to try out...

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    I have 62 at last count. I called a halt to it about a year ago and started collecting wrist watches and currently have 14. I blame it on some kind of rogue collector gene.

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Currently 44 if I counted right. I am going to attempt to cap it at 50 for the year.

    I have several I don't love that I would like to cull and some pens I bought as giveaways that I will move on to new homes. I have my eye on a few next pen models to replace those... Rinse and repeat.

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    It changes frequently but at the moment I have around 35 pens. It's not a collection by any definition, just pens that suit my hand or have some sentimental value.
    Deb, I am guessing those are your private collection, not your inventory for sale, correct?
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    Yes that's right, Will.
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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    prob over 150 easily.................i've been collecting for a long time- however i am a user
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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Including dip pens and a couple of disposable Varsities, about 20. Counting just non-disposible fountain pens, 13.
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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Uncountable multitudes!

    (Ok, I'm just not going to count them all right now. Quite a few. There are 27 in my immediate vicinity).

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    Holy crap, make that +1... 45 pens. I just found my Safari Petrol that went missing last July!

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdyhistorian View Post
    How many pens do you have? I started in november and have 12/13 pens right now....
    You have twelve thirteenths of a pen?

    I have two cases each of which holds 24 pens. One has the modern pens I'm most likely to use, the other has my favorite vintage ones. Obviously, at least a few pens are not in these cases at any given time because they're being used.

    But I have other cases. And the pens in them sometimes get used. Let's just say that the complete count is fairly high.
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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    Somewhere between a lot and an awful lot.

    More than I need, but not as many as I want.

    Probably in the 70s.

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    11.

    I had more, but sold many and have been pairing things down to make way for The Big One™ that I am soon to acquire.

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    Ooooooo. Have you decided yet what your "Big One" will be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
    Ooooooo. Have you decided yet what your "Big One" will be?
    Yes.

    But I will need to hold it in hand first to decide. I will be sure to post about it here when it materializes.

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    I am too wiley to answer this question in a public forum. Because I know that anything I admit to here floats in cyberspace forever.
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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    I lost count after the first one


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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    I have come to the realization that all my pens are essentially aspects of the same pen, so: 'one'.

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    Default Re: How many pens do you have?

    That's pretty funny, catbert, so I'm going to have to appropriate it.


    Aside from this I have seven pens, and that's not very likely to change much in the foreseeable future - though there is an inbound Wing Sung 698 (my new red ink pen, i.e. limited use), and an English Parker Duofold which, if working okay may just get sent to Pendelton Brown for a good stubbing!).

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