Montblanc Hemingway Fountain Pen

This is the 1992 Montblanc Ernest Hemingway – the first in Montblanc’s Writer’s Edition series. The Hemingway is a piston-filler, Limited Edition in Cardinal with a Black Cap and gold-plated trim, including a visualated barrel. This was a new-old-stock, mint condition pen with service booklet. Features a three-toned, medium nib. Item #74 in Catalog #82.

Montblanc Hemingway Fountain Pen Montblanc Hemingway Fountain Pen

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On Point With Go Pens #103

On Point

 

What’s the difference between a stub and an italic nib?

An italic nib is a stub nib, but a stub nib is not necessarily an italic nib. Stub nibs have a blunt “stubby” shape at the end of the tines, so the tipping is shaped to get you broad down strokes. Italic nibs also have this, but the cross strokes tend to be thinner than that of a stub. In addition, the corners can range from smoothly rounded (stub) to sharp (formal).

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Currently Inked – May 20. 2017

Currently Inked – May 20. 2017

Parker Duofold Centennial – Italic – Montblanc Toffee Brown

Stipula Etruria Volterra – 1.3 mm stub – Montblanc Toffee Brown

Italix Parson’s Essential – Broad Italic – Diamine Claret

Montblanc Moon Pearl – Music – Montblanc Dandy Turquoise

Franklin-Christoph Model 66 – CI – Caran d’Ache Saffron

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Salz Brothers Salesman’s Sample Case

This 1935 Salz Brothers Salesman’s Sample Case is the Cathedral Shape, signed on the inside top “Salz Brothers Inc. Manufacturers of Fountain Pens New York.” Measures 4 1’2″ x 9 ½” closed and 9 1/4″ x 9 ½” open. Contains slots for 12 pens (the original pens which were in the case are #s 54 to 65 below). I date the case at around 1935, as it was sized to easily accommodate both the smaller and larger size pens. Some of the silk lining on the inner doors is worn and threadbare, otherwise the case is in wonderful condition. Item #53 in Catalog #82.

Salz Brothers Salesman's Sample Case Salz Brothers Salesman's Sample Case

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On Point With Go Pens #102

On Point

My grandfather gave me an old pen of his but it doesn’t work at all!

Chances are the pen needs a good cleaning and depending on the type of pen/filling system, it may need restoration. Getting in touch with a fountain pen restorer would be a good step in assessing what needs to be done to the pen.

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Currently Inked – May 13. 2017

Currently Inked – May 13. 2017

Stipula Etruria Magnifica – F Ti – Caran d’Ache Saffron

Aurora Optima – Italic – Diamine Wild Strawberry

Ken Cavers Cigar – Fude – Blackstone Barrier Reef Blue

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Soennecken Salesman’s Sample Case

A 1950 Soennecken Salesman’s Sample Case in Black! Hinged, 14.25″ x 8.25″ x 1.25″ closed, with two latches. Contains 17 capped pens (no nibs or feeds) – none alike), a few pen barrels and 25 celluloid rod samples – none alike. The rod samples were originally tied together, but some of the string has not survived. A remarkable find, with some wonderful celluloid samples. A little wear to the inner fabric, otherwise near mint. Item #25 in Catalog #82!

Soennecken Salesman's Sample Case Soennecken Salesman's Sample Case

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On Point With Go Pens #101

On Point

Do all red ripple vintage pens have matching ripple feeds?

No they do not, sometimes they are black ebonite, but some truly spectacular specimens can be found with matching ripple feeds!

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Currently Inked – May 6. 2017

Currently Inked – May 6. 2017

Pelikan M1000 – BB – Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo

Pelikan M800 – BBB – Sailor Apricot

Sailor King of Pen – M – Pilot Iroshizuku Kosumosu

Visconti Carbon Dream – OS – Diamine Deep Magenta

Aurora Optima – Italic – Diamine Wild Strawberry

Franklin-Christoph Model 66 – CI – KWZI Menthol Green

Visconti Homo Sapiens – BB – Caran d’Ache Caribbean Sea

Parker 65 – BB italic – Diamine Soft Mint

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Waterman Point of Purchase Model 7 Counter Tray

Get ready for a spectacular set! Point of Purchase Model 7 Counter Tray complete with the original 6 Red-Ripple pens, each color coded for it’s particular slot in the tray. Waterman color-coded their caps and nibs for easy selection of the type of nib the user wanted. This was their answer to the Wahl Eversharp “Personal Point” pens. There are three other colors not represented in this tray: Black (“Stenographer’s nib”)’ Brown (originally the same flexibility as Pink, but a shorter nib, later became a stiffer nib); and Grey (oblique, rigid). There may have been a “White” (“course,” which was Waterman’s term for Broad) but one has yet to be found. At this time other pen manufacturers were racing to the celluloid bandwagon to produce pens in colors which were in high demand by the public. Waterman had invested so much time and money in producing colored hard rubber pens that they waited until 1929 to introduce a celluloid pen (the Patrician). Left to Right (Waterman’s catalog descriptions in quotes). Purple: “Fine and Stiff. Makes a thin clear line with utter accuracy.” Pink: “Fine and Flexible.” Actually, triple-flexible. Perhaps the most popular and sought after nib available today. Green: “Rigid. Tempered to armor-plate hardness. Excellent for carbon copies.” Red: “Standard. Medium flexibility for general use.” In actuality, the “Red” nibs vary in flexibility from “Flex” to “Triple-Flex.” This one in medium, extra-flexible. Yellow: “Rounded. The tip is ball shaped to write smoothly in any direction. Suits southpaws.” Blue: “Blunt. An improved stub point. Makes a broad line.” This is perhaps a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to own a wonderful piece of Waterman history, along with six near mint pens, all operating perfectly. The pens are not available individually and you can select a different pen every day of the week (and have Sunday off!).

Waterman Point of Purchase Model 7 Counter Tray

Item #24 in Catalog #82

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