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Elements of Collecting: Hunting, Valuing and Polemicizing

What it takes to collect well. History of pendom, storage, grading, ethics/philosophy, and even goings-on at other boards.

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Interesting Japanese Pens f... - last post by boogit

Post Your Pen Finds

Recent purchases, lucky finds, etc.

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Depression Parkers - last post by david i

PARKER: (USA "Big Five")

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Vacumatic Date Codes - last post by Droppingin

SHEAFFER (USA "Big Five")

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SHEAFFER BALANCE COMPREHENS... - last post by Jos

WAHL, WATERMAN and CONKLIN (USA "Big Five")

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Waterman 12 1/2   EyeDropper - last post by Droppingin

USA "Other": Bexley; Cross; Esterbrook; Carter, Chilton, Moore, Leboeuf, Dunn, Triad, etc.

The last founded in the USA and some cherished (and not so cherished) makes of yore. Some of the "little guys" made pens at least as good as the big brands'.

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Recent Find. Mabie Todd Sol... - last post by RickB

BRITISH PENS

Pens from England/Britain/UK: Conway-Stewart, Onoto, Burnham, etc

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Swan 40 - last post by malachvintagepens

OTHER EUROPEAN and ASIAN PENS

Pelikan, Montblanc, Omas, Pilot/Namiki, Sailor, Platinum, Nakaya, Lamy etc.

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MONTBLANC 234 PL CAP - last post by Ulugtekin

MODERN PENS. Yes... really.

While discussion of any modern pen likely can fit in one of the above fora, this forum can serve as a starting point, if one is uncertain where to place the thread.

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Franklin Christoph - last post by Kelly