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Jack Klasey: Beckman Park Monument Mystery Solved

The following article is reprinted from the September 21, 2019 issue of the Kankakee Illinois County Daily Journal, with permission from the author, Jack Klasey.  The links throughout the article were added by me.  I hope you enjoy it.  Gary Jack Klasey: Beckman Park monument mystery solved For more than 50 years, people visiting Kankakee’s Beckman Park have been puzzled by a dome-shaped construction on a grassy area along the north side of Cobb Boulevard. …

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REMMIE LeROY ARNOLD – on a Matchbook

You ask, “Why include Remmie LeRoy Arnold running for Governor of Virginia in a fountain pen blog?” Well, read on, by the second paragraph you will know. Read more and I’m sure you’ll say to yourself, “Wow, what a guy!” The following is from the Virginia Chronicle Recorder, November 26, 1948.     “Highlights in the Life of Remmie Leßoy Arnold.  A biographical sketch of the life of Remmie Leßoy Arnold, who has announced himself as a candidate …

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Montblanc #8 Rouge et Noir Safety Vintage Pen

This is a 1920 Montblanc #8 Rouge et Noir Safety eyedropper-fill in Black Hard Rubber. “Rouge et Noir,” introduced in 1909, was the first line of pens produced by the Simplo Pen Company. Their second line of pens was the “Montblanc,” introduced a year later. In 1934, in recognition of the success and fame of the Montblanc line, the Simplo Pen Company was renamed “Montblanc Simplo GMBH”. The Rouge et Noir line continued until at …

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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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Ancora Lusso 38 Vintage Pen

This is a 1947 Ancora Lusso 38 Large PIF in Black with Blue Marble veining (unique and beautiful!). Lusso was Ancora’s prestige line at the time. GFT. Visualated barrel. Fine, extra-flexible nib. Over-the-top “Soldier” clip. Near mint. Check out our Catalog to view this item’s availability! Item #7 in Catalog #86.

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Waterman World’s Smallest Safety Vintage Pen

This is a 1910 Waterman – “World’s Smallest SAFETY Pen” eyedropper-fill in Black Hard Rubber. Yes, it has an operating spiral, just like any of the larger size production models! See above for more information about Waterman’s World’s Smallest Pens. Near mint+, and extremely rare, especially in the original cardboard box! Check out our Catalog to view this item’s availability! Item #6 in Catalog #86.

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Waterman World’s Smallest Pen Doll Vintage Pen

This is a 1910 Waterman – “World’s Smallest Pen” eyedropper-fill in Black Hard Rubber. Often called the “Doll Pen” because one rests in Queen Mary’s doll house, on the King’s Library Table. Just over 1.5″ long and less than 1/8″ in diameter, this pen was actually produced by Waterman as a way for their salesmen to spend time with potential new accounts. Their salesmen would visit a druggist, jeweler, shop owner, to try to open …

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Parker Red Giant in Cardinal Hard Rubber Vintage Pen

This is a 1901 Parker Red Giant eyedropper-fill in Cardinal Hard Rubber. The first I have ever seen without any cap cracks and with all parts intact! Described by Parker in 1908 as follows: “It’s so big and startling we will guarantee a broad smile from You when You see it. It is made entirely of maroon rubber, fitted with a No. 10 pen, and the price will be $10. We will be ready to …

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Waterman 20 Red Mottled Hard Rubber Vintage Pen

This is a 1900 Waterman 20 eyedropper-fill in Red Mottled Hard Rubber. Huge pens were a vouge at the time; there was the Parker Giant, the Parker Ultra Giant, the Dunn Giant, the Montblanc 12 Safety, the Moore 10 Safety and the Waterman 20 (cone cap and Safety). This example is in wonderful condition, with just a little imprint wear to the center and third line of the barrel imprint (otherwise near mint). The mottled …

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