A thread arose on the esteemed Zoss List regarding pinstripe A-line Moore pens (as in model 96-A etc). A fellow posted his blue-based and brown-based pinstripe pens. Someone mentioned red.
This whole pinstripe A-line Moore thing has been gnawing at me, ever since just a few months ago I bought up my first A-line pen to have that pattern- in this case the 96A oversize shown in the initial link I'd posted.
Yeah, I've already mentioned how I don't actively hunt the A-line Moore pens, but that when one shows up I don't already own, I'll tend to toss it in the personal pile, now at a dozen or more pens. But those stripes... I kept seeing those stripes.
Having seen the few pens shown on Zoss List today and having chatted about them at length, mirabile dictu, I recalled I have... seen... these... before.
It was long ago, in the my first few years in the hobby, when I still was toting my camera lab to many pen shows and shooting pretty well everything I could get my hands on. The pens were worn, they were Moore, and they were pretty. I montaged them back in 2005 and probably posted the image. Only now in retrospect do i put them into context.
I suspect the two on left are standard 94-A. The pens on right perhaps a 72-A and 92-A. I'd "found" my "first" green five months ago. But it wasn't the first of these. Jim Knight just showed blue and brown, the "first" i'd seen in these colors. But... not so.
None of the following are mine. Blast from the past, and who says shooting all the old pens one can has no benefits...