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    Question Pens you didn't buy, then wished you did?

    A certain UK dealer once had a matching numbered pair of differently engraved silver plate Lambrou pens which were vgc and fairly price and went unsold for a good few months... like some other missed opportunities now passed, i regret not making the effort to justify and facilitate acquiring them; my only excuse being that i would've had to buy both in order not to split the set.

    not discounting the effects of rampant retail inflation in recent years, have others memories of examples they wanted but never attained?

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    Default Re: Pens you didn't buy, then wished you did?

    Nice thread 👍🏻

    I have a bit of a thing for Mentmore 'Spot' pens .and there was this one Id never even heard of ..The Regal Spot ..all gold, that came up on the bay.
    I really really wanted it so badly , so I put an eye watering bid on ( for me) on it , which got blown out of the water by some very high rollers !!!
    Ever since, Ive kicked myself for not getting a second mortgage on the house and just going for it.IMG_7191.jpgIMG_7192.jpg

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    Default Re: Pens you didn't buy, then wished you did?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robalone View Post
    I have a bit of a thing for Mentmore 'Spot' pens .and there was this one Id never even heard of ..The Regal Spot ..all gold, that came up on the bay.
    I really really wanted it so badly , so I put an eye watering bid on ( for me) on it , which got blown out of the water by some very high rollers !!!
    Ever since, Ive kicked myself for not getting a second mortgage on the house and just going for it.

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    Default Re: Pens you didn't buy, then wished you did?

    That Regal Spot is one handsome pen, wow.

    I have a mini regret not getting the Montblanc Egyptomania (the black one, not the Doue version which somehow isn't that attractive to me) when they were still available pre-jacked-up price that people are asking for today.
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    Default Re: Pens you didn't buy, then wished you did?

    I used to regret not buying the Montblanc POA Copernicus when it was available at issue price rather than the price they achieve today. I spotted one on ebay for 1700 and it has a stuck piston. Wow.
    My other regret was not buying a WE Christie but that was issued at a time when I didn't really collect pens at all..
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    Default Re: Pens you didn't buy, then wished you did?

    The one that got away for me was the Montblanc Tolstoy. Sigh...

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    Default Re: Pens you didn't buy, then wished you did?

    Where do I start...

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    Default Re: Pens you didn't buy, then wished you did?

    The Sailor KOP Realo Anniversary pen that came with the Naginata-Togi nib. Or the Conid Antwerp bulkfiller.

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    Default Re: Pens you didn't buy, then wished you did?

    The green striated 146 Max made for the Koeln pen show 10 years ago. I held it. I thought hard about it. I now wish I bought it.
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    Default Re: Pens you didn't buy, then wished you did?

    I recall Richard Binder talking about how hard it was to sell the Pilot M90 when it was a current model.

    also there was a cool newish Conklin with chasing and sterling furniture I should have bought from Tim Girdler back in '12.

    that's about it I think.

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