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    Default Grumpy Old Pens - I found some old invoices

    A few examples given in U.S. dollars:

    Parker Quink blue black ink - November 2003 - $6.00

    Aurora black ink - November 2003 - $10.00

    Aurora blue ink - December 2006 - $10.50

    Lamy 2000 pen - December 2006 - $119.00

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    Default Re: Grumpy Old Pens - I found some old invoices

    Interesting prices...

    Back in 2011/2012 when I was getting into this, most of the big name staple inks(Pelikan, Waterman, Lamy, etc) were well under $10 for their standard 50-60mL bottles. I even had trouble jumping to my first bottle of Noodlers at $12.50 even though it was 1.5x the amount of most other bottles. A local store sold Private Reserve, and their I think $7 or $8 was a lot more palatable.

    What I wouldn't give for some of those prices now-Montblanc standard was around $16 and IIRC the then-new Edelstein was around $18. The latter was unfathomable to me, although a local shop finally worked enough sales and discounts together than I was able to get a bottle(of sapphire) for $13 or so.

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    Default Re: Grumpy Old Pens - I found some old invoices

    When I was in high school Sheaffer ink was twenty-five cents a bottle.

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    Default Re: Grumpy Old Pens - I found some old invoices

    Esterbrook "Dollar Pen"

    Bob

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    Default Re: Grumpy Old Pens - I found some old invoices

    Quote Originally Posted by Seattleite View Post
    Esterbrook "Dollar Pen"

    Bob
    I don't think it can be said more succinctly than that.

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