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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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two unusual bexleys - last post by Tutelman

PARKER: (USA "Big Five")

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Parker "Fil-O-Matic"? - last post by matt

SHEAFFER (USA "Big Five")

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Flaming Screaming Souls - last post by Daniel A

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

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very rare Wahl on ebay - last post by matt

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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Good Service Vac - last post by Greenie

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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Czechoslovakian pens - last post by vintage penman

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