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#161 AZuniga

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 02:24 PM

Now this is a selection! Not mini at all...
Are these all restored? Lots of work...
Great as always, Ariel. These celluloids are fantastic.
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They are all working and in very good conditions, only one was restored when I got it... More than ten years with me most of them...



#162 AZuniga

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 02:24 PM

Now this is a selection! Not mini at all...
Are these all restored? Lots of work...
Great as always, Ariel. These celluloids are fantastic.
C.

 

They are all working and in very good conditions, only one was restored when I got it... More than ten years with me most of them...

 

Ooops, I do not know how it happened, it was repeated....


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#163 BrianMcQueen

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 04:05 AM

I don't know if this counts as a mini collection, since it is a major part of the Snorkel range, but I finally tracked down a Vermillion and wanted to share.

 

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#164 matt

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 04:15 AM

How about something unusual...clipless Sheaffer ballpoints.  The circa 1949 Tuckaway Stratowriter and the circa 1954 Smoothie.

 

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#165 penguinmaster

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 05:37 PM

My addition.  Just recently completed.  1st Generation Eversharp Symphonies.

 

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#166 BrianMcQueen

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 06:06 PM

And in fantastic condition, too!  That's a pretty cool mini collection, penguinmaster!



#167 Christof Z

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 04:22 AM

My Parker "51" Aerometric collection. Finally found a Plum!

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#168 BrianMcQueen

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 03:58 PM

Christof, are all your Blues the same blue, or do you have both the teal and midnight? Do you still need a full size burgundy?

#169 Christof Z

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 04:07 PM

Brian
I have from Midnight Blue a standard and a demi size and from teal blue a standard size.
And I am happy with my demis, these a great little pens.
Thanks for asking.
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#170 BrianMcQueen

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 04:48 PM

I agree that Demis are great. I like to use them better than the standards. If you want a burgundy standard, I think I have a nice example available pretty affordably.

#171 Christof Z

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 06:35 AM

Thanks but for the moment I am concentrating on my Duofolds.

The Plum was a find in the wild. Believe it or not, but in Switzerland can be found Plums in thrift shops! Ha!!

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#172 Peterg

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 07:06 PM

I'd be most interested if you come across any Richard or Morges pens in your travels Christof



#173 Christof Z

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 04:21 AM

I'd be most interested if you come across any Richard or Morges pens in your travels Christof


Yes, Richard Morges can be found here in CH. These are not uncommon pens. Richard was a stationery shop at Morges in the French part of CH. I am not convinced that they produced own pens. I rather think they sold pens only but under their own name. But this belongs to a seperate thread...
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#174 Christof Z

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 05:19 PM

In march this year, I started with three pens and this sketch:

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Seven months later, the mini collection is complete:

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#175 RickB

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 02:52 AM

My.  And all look to be in good shape too.  What was the most useful venue you found to get them all in such a short amount of time?



#176 Christof

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 04:22 AM

2 pens from FPN
3 Pens from ebay
5 pens due the help of friends(!)

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#177 Christof Z

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 08:05 PM

Pelikan 100N/101N mini collection:

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#178 Baz666

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:18 PM

Hi,
This mini collection is the fruits of my efforts to find a black opaque first gen lockdown junior vac.

The first picture appears that I may have had some success.

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However, this picture shows the truth.

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I look for these on on ebay and pick them up when reasonably priced (they were advertised as black).

The reticulated is my newest acquisition and as a bonus it sported a 9 Ct solid gold cap band.

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They are all Canadian.
The crystal is undated but the others seem to be dated one year after production stopped in the U.S.A.
The Black windowed is dated 16  (36)
The reticular is dated 8.  (38)
The shadow wave is dated 9.  (39)

Just the black opaque to find now.

Regards
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#179 BrianMcQueen

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:24 PM

Paul, that is EXCELLENT! Especially the 9k reticulated. I'm pretty jealous of that one. If you ever want to let it go...

#180 Christof Z

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 06:11 AM

Yes, excellent. A very true mini collection.
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