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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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Pictures of boxed pens - last post by Jon Perry

Post Your Pen Finds

Recent purchases, lucky finds, etc.

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A Semi-Sumgai - last post by penmanila

PARKER: (USA "Big Five")

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Pompeian Brown Duofold - last post by Norm

SHEAFFER (USA "Big Five")

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Sheaffer 1920's Flat-to... - last post by Roger W.

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

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Eversharp Symphony - last post by Hugh

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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PIC. Frankly rare double-po... - last post by John Danza

BRITISH PENS

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

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Onoto prototypes of the 1950s - last post by Hugh

OTHER EUROPEAN and ASIAN PENS

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

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Pelikan 120 Desktop from 19... - last post by Jos

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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Conid LE Cappucinno release... - last post by Frank(Federalist Pens)