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NIBS: Which is the Best; Solid Gold, Stainless Steel or Alloy?

Is a Solid Gold Pen Nib Worth the Extra Cost or are or Modern Alloy Nibs Just as Good? For most people, including myself, the goal is an amazing writing experience rather than simply having a beautiful pen. I’m always excited about writing a new article for our blog because it gives me the opportunity to clarify misconceptions and address common issues that fountain pen users often confront when choosing the right pen. This article …

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Cartier Louis Cartier Limited Edition Fountain Pen

This is a 2005 Cartier Louis Cartier Limited Edition No. 6 cartridge/converter-fill in solid 18K gold in Godron (heavy fluted) pattern. Three sapphires and two emeralds set into the clip. Black cabochon on barrel bottom. Two-toned, 18K, medium/fine nib. New-old-stock. Mint in box with velvet pouch, papers, outer box and letter of authenticity from Cartier. Check out our Catalog to view this item’s availability! Item #8 in Catalog #86.

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Waterman Serenite Fountain Pen

This is a 2004 Waterman Serenite cartridge/converter-fill in Black #05526 with 18K nib. Solid Silver trim. Curved like a bow. Broad, “L” nib (the pen was destined for the French market where “L” was used instead of “B”). New-old-stock. Mint in original box with outer box, papers and converter. Item #55 in Catalog #85.

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Stipula Etruria 991 Brown Celluloid Fountain Pen

This is a 2011 Stipula Etruria 991 PIF LE #459/991 in Brown celluloid, streaked with dark and light tones of brown and mother-of-pearl highlights. Sterling Silver trim, including the wide, repousse band. 2-tone 18K factory 1.3mm stub nib. New-old-stock. Mint in box with papers, ink bottle and outer box. UPDATE: SOLD. Item #53 in Catalog #85.

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Visconti Wall Street Limited Edition Fountain Pen

This is a 1995 Visconti Wall Street LE #042/4000 Plunger (Power) fill in Green Laminated. Sterling silver cap band imprinted “Wall Street.”. 2-tone, 18K broad nib. New-old-stock. Mint in box with papers, ink bottle and outer box. UPDATE: SOLD. Item #52 in Catalog #85.

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Stipula Etruria Amber Fountain Pen

This is a 2001 Stipula Etruria Piston-filling limited edition #1672 in Amber (Red and Bronze).  Vermeil trim – gold plated on Sterling Silver. Features two-tone, 18K 1.3mm factory stub nib. New-old-stock. Mint in original box with papers and outer box. Item #51 in Catalog #85.

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Stipula Novecento Limited Edition Woodgrain Ebonite Fountain Pen

This is a 1998 Stipula Novecento LE #1014 PIF in Woodgrain Ebonite (hard rubber). Sterling Silver trim. Broad nib. New-old-stock. Mint in original box with papers, outer box and original sales receipt (Joon – $420). UPDATE: SOLD. Item #49 in Catalog #85.

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Stipula Pineider Special Edition Leonardo Fountain Pen

This is a 1992 Stipula Pineider Special Edition #493 Leonardo PIF in Black Ebonite (hard rubber). Solid Gold trim. Clip with green cabochon. 18K medium/broad nib. New-old-stock. Mint in wooden box with pouch, “parchment” document and outer box. Item #48 in Catalog #85.

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Pelikan M605 Special Edition Dark Blue Fountain Pen

This is a 2003 Pelikan M605 Special Edition piston-filling fountain pen in Dark Blue. Chrome plated trim. Visualated barrel. 2-tone, medium nib. New-old-stock. Mint in box. UPDATE: SOLD. Item #47 in Catalog #85.  

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Montblanc Volitaire Fountain Pen

This is a 1995 Montblanc Voltaire piston-filler, limited edition with number #02265/2000 in Black. Vermeil (GP on Sterling Silver) trim, including the chased cap band and cap-top. Visualated barrel. Double-broad 18K nib. New-old-stock. Mint with booklet. UPDATE: SOLD. Item #44 in Catalog #85.

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