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    Default Hello everyone from Baltimore!

    Iím new to the pen community, although Iíve loved fountain pens since I was in high school. An exceptionally bright kid from Romania arrived at my high school and I saw that he was doing his physics problems using a fountain pen! I thought this was the coolest thing Iíd ever seen so I struck a conversation with him about pens. That was it for me: hooked on fountain pens for life. I saved my high school graduation money and bought my first serious pen, a thin, metal barreled Montblanc that was great, albeit a bit scratchy. Ever since then, Iíve been collecting pens over the past almost 40 years just for my own enjoyment. Iíve never been to a pen show or communicated with others in the community and so I thought Iíd give it a go, especially after I received some encouragement from my students who Iíve converted into fountain enthusiasts by gifting them their first fountain pens (usually a Pilot Metropolitan or a TWSBi or a LAMY Safari). Thatís it for now. Messages welcomed!

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    Welcome home from an OLD Baltimore Boy. Pull up a stump and set a spell. Went to what used to be a boarding school up on the hill north of town. Classes were in the old stables. In the school bookstore we could buy the Sheaffer "Cartridge" pen that was generally a dollar but sold at the school for $0.75. It came with six cartridges too. But I had the old Sheaffer that had been my grandfathers. In the image it's the second from the right.
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    Default Re: Hello everyone from Baltimore!

    welcome!

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    Default Re: Hello everyone from Baltimore!

    Hello, and welcome

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    Hello and welcome.
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    Hello jar, What a wonderful photo of your Sheaffer pen collection. I think this is what fountain pen collections is all about; it tells a history. I wish I had my first Montblanc pen still. Sheaffers are also close to my heart. I bought a couple of Sheaffer 300s when I got my first "real" job and still have those.

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    Default Re: Hello everyone from Baltimore!

    Hello from Carlisle Pennsylvania to your north!

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    Default Re: Hello everyone from Baltimore!

    Welcome!!! Currently living in Baltimore myself

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    Glad to have you here!

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