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    Default For those who cannot resist "bargain" pretty pens on eBay...

    Have a look at this rare one-off Sheaffer. (Link plucked from the other place.) "EXCELLENT."

    Somewhat entertaining to admire the seller's imagination, but caveat emptor!*





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    Default Re: For those who cannot resist "bargain" pretty pens on eBay...

    Ok, I'll bite and admit ignorance on vintage pens, what is wrong with it, Fred?

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    Default Re: For those who cannot resist "bargain" pretty pens on eBay...

    It's a (non-disclosed) Frankenpen, cobbled together from different parts from very different eras.

    Bad idea. Bad choices. Bad faith.
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    Default Re: For those who cannot resist "bargain" pretty pens on eBay...

    I mean, it is one of a kind...

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    Default Re: For those who cannot resist "bargain" pretty pens on eBay...

    Not just different eras, but different brands. That's a Montblanc clip. Not sure about the cap. The lever box looks Waterman, shoved into a Sheaffer barrel of what model? It's sorta cool, like a '50s hot rod.

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    Default Re: For those who cannot resist "bargain" pretty pens on eBay...

    It looked to me like the barrel had actually been adapted (and not particularly well) to accept that lever box properly. When I say adapted, maybe that should be "roughly gouged out."
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    Default Re: For those who cannot resist "bargain" pretty pens on eBay...

    that is perhaps the most glorious frankenpen I've ever seen...I'd pay $30 for it.
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    Default Re: For those who cannot resist "bargain" pretty pens on eBay...

    All the description says is "Excellent". I wouldn't buy it for that reason alone. Descriptions like that on Ebay will make me want to not bid.









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    Default Re: For those who cannot resist "bargain" pretty pens on eBay...

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Not just different eras, but different brands. That's a Montblanc clip. Not sure about the cap. The lever box looks Waterman, shoved into a Sheaffer barrel of what model? It's sorta cool, like a '50s hot rod.
    More like a rat rod, methinks. Like this frankenspeciman, with a 1951 Ford pickup body, a Camaro chassis and a Chevy 350 engine:



    Or, how about this looker?

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