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    Default Re: Which 51?

    A first quarter first year Cordovan with the Sterling cap that was a wedding present from an officer to his new bride before he left on a four year all expenses paid North African, Italian and Persian Gulf vacation and that has tooth marks from when the cap was used as a pacifier for at least one young son who was teething.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    If I could have any 51 I do believe it would be a 61. I need the arrow on top. those rainbow caps are awesome, I had one briefly.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    Midnight Blue aerometric, US medium nib, simple brushed steel cap. I have it. It will be in my pocket tomorrow morning.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    The 51 Mk III in burgundy with medium nib and rolled gold cap.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    A Buckskin Beige double honey jewels with a Heirloom two-tone solid 14k cap and a broad nib ground to an 8mm cursive italic.
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    Default Re: Which 51?

    Just to celebrate this thread, (sort of as a counterpart to the "anti-51" thread) I took a few more photos of my favourite:





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    Default Re: Which 51?

    and again two pics:




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    Default Re: Which 51?

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    and again two pics:
    The same pen?

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    and again two pics:
    The same pen?
    Yes.

    …I know, it‘s boring.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    I thought the second pen might have been black. I agree, the sterling caps are my favorite, and I like the double jewel pens.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    Note it is a first year pen.

    51s seem timeless for me.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    Maybe I should get another.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    absolutely!

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post

    51s seem timeless for me.
    They are...



    ..and one of the best fountain pens ever.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    I grabbed a Navy Grey Vac with a beat up gold filled cap today.

    In my pocket untouched all day. Left it on my desk as I walked out.

    Tomorrow is another day.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    I filled my only 51 today with R&K Verdigris. The wide nib empties the 51 a bit too fast.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    Here’s a question: did every single 51 made feature an arrow clip?
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
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    Default Re: Which 51?

    As far as I know.

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    [22.1033-1034.27.05]

    There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    Default Re: Which 51?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Here’s a question: did every single 51 made feature an arrow clip?
    There are the clip-less Demi "Princess" pen models.... Bedazzled with "jewels". Don't see them very often.

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