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#1 BrianMcQueen

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:58 PM

Are ALL periwinkles, ferns, sages, and buckskins supposed to have self-colored sections, or is it ok to see them in black as well?  What about demonstrators?



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 03:15 PM

I believe all  these colors started with matching sections.

 

 

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 03:16 PM

Don't know, but I have 1 periwinkle, 1 buckskin, and 2 sages that have the colored sections.  Also my vermillion pen has a colored section. My fern, however, has a black section.  I assume it came that way, but am not sure.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 03:27 PM

I've never seen a Fern from the wild with black section. Still I keep open mind. I think I have a spare fern section. Maybe.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 03:50 PM

Matching sections came in with the new colors in 1956.  Not all of the new colors have matching sections as the Mandarin and Peacock blue are only ever found with black sections,  All other colors after 1956 should have matching sections.

 

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:02 PM

So my fern pen should have a colored section, then.  David, if you do have a spare and would like to sell it, I would be interested.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:57 PM

I actually have the same dilemma as Procyon, which is why I asked the question. I recently became the owner of three fern barrels, but no sections.

Roger, you didn't mention Fiesta in your post. I don't think I've seen a Fiesta with a self-colored section.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 08:30 PM

Brian, for whatever it's worth, my Fiesta has a black section.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:07 PM

I have had at least one NOS Fiesta, and it had a black section.  I think it's the norm.  Vermillions have colored sections, though, in my experience.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:51 PM

My fiesta has a matching section and so does my vermilion.  The ads with new colors often show snorkels with black sections and not matching sections though some do (there are only a few new color snorkel ads to begin with).  Perhaps matching sections was not for all time though, I've never seen matching sections on Peacock or Mandarin.

 

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:05 PM

Fiestas routinely turn up with black sections, though matching sections do happen.  Peacock and Mandarin indeed "always" are black sectioned.  

 

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:03 AM

Here is an interesting one, it has matching section.

 

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:30 AM

That is an interesting one.

 

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:49 AM

Yep.  Interesting indeed.  What is that clip imprint doing on a White Dot Snorkel?


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:59 AM

Oops.   Can't get anything by you guys. 



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:22 AM

Is that some photoshop trickery or is that an actual pen?



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:41 AM

That be photoshop.  My vermillion with the white dot and band superimposed from a mandarin.  I used the mandarin because there was a bit of reflection on the white dot - and the colors were close. I had to do a bit of distorting the band, because the pens were taken from slightly different angles. It is amazing how much things like that matter.  Anyway, I used the "free transform" tool to do that.

 

I was so pleased with that - I totally blanked on the fact that the white dots have no clip imprint. Ah well, the pen exists only in my mind, anyway. Of course, I do actually have all the Snorkel colors. Like most collectors, my Fiesta has a metal cap. 



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 08:21 AM

Black should always have a matching section!  :-)

 

On any other board, that picture would confuse people. Then they would ask how someone managed to replace the clip with a wrong one.

 

My fern has a name in the barrel, so the rest of the parts could use another barrel, just one.


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 12:29 PM

That be photoshop.  My vermillion with the white dot and band superimposed from a mandarin.  I used the mandarin because there was a bit of reflection on the white dot - and the colors were close. I had to do a bit of distorting the band, because the pens were taken from slightly different angles. It is amazing how much things like that matter.  Anyway, I used the "free transform" tool to do that.

 

I was so pleased with that - I totally blanked on the fact that the white dots have no clip imprint. Ah well, the pen exists only in my mind, anyway. Of course, I do actually have all the Snorkel colors. Like most collectors, my Fiesta has a metal cap. 

 

Do you mean Fiestas are mostly metal capped pens?



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Posted 28 June 2015 - 01:48 PM

"Mostly" is true, but also is  understatement.

 

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