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In Topic: A visit with Fred

28 September 2013 - 06:30 PM

Thanks for this account, Jon!

BTW, it looks like 60 has been kind to you. Alas, apparently not as kind to me (same age.)

In Topic: Modern Pen Prices

26 August 2013 - 04:34 PM

A Lamy Safari for $680+, a sight I never thought I would see. I can't understand why someone who is willing to spend that kind of money on a pen would spend it on a Safari. As they say, to each his own.....

$790 Bucks! Can probably get antique or uncommon vintage for that kind of cash. Then again, I think modern pens stink on ice, so I'm biased.

Also love poking fun at the "Cult of Lamy" folks ever since I found topic about Safari colors here .

Call me a pen history snob-- but as pointed out-- this pen is only 33 years old. A whopping 645 posts about it in *pen history*?

Pink, magenta, or mauve? Lets just call it purple & also call it a day.

Seriously, I wonder how many colors the human eye can actually see & how many are just marketing gimmicks?

Yellow or Saffron? In pen history...:blink:

Like you said, "To each his own." No accounting for taste I guess. Hope winner enjoys his or her $800 pen! : )

Blech, it isn't even an attractive pen! (In my opinion.) And I agree, I do not get the cost of most modern pens. And find the "limited edition" forced scarcity thing obnoxious as all get out.

Heh! It looks like a regulation army issue OD green (olive drab.)

Limited edition pens in cammo anyone?

Kind of gives new spin on "pen" & "hunting." : D


I basically agree. But I guess the same thing could be said of the Parker 51 colors. Burgundy? Let's call it plum.

All of us collectors essentially have the same disease, just different manifestations.

In Topic: Ebay Auction - Very surprized

23 August 2013 - 12:17 AM

Probably the purchaser was a shill. But why it would be relisted at a higher price, rather than a lower one, is odd indeed. Maybe the seller had been expecting a much higher price, then saw that the auction wasn't going his way and intervened using a shill account. Then, he listed a BIN for the imagined, unrealistically high price.

In Topic: Fair price for Vac on ebay?

02 August 2013 - 02:59 PM

Funny, I was just thinking about sending it to Danny Fudge.

In Topic: Fair price for Vac on ebay?

01 August 2013 - 01:55 AM

very nice nib--i'd say you got the pen for a good price. it's a first-generation slender, a kind of mini version of the standard. i saw an NOS lockdown filler unit sell on ebay just a few days go (i was an underbidder), so they do come up now and then. your other option might be to find a donor pen, from which you can salvage a filler.

OK, can I ask whether I got a reasonable price for this one?

It's got the wrong filler unit, but otherwise it seems like it could be made presentable. And it's got what looks like a factory stub.

Is there someone who has a spare lockdown filler unit? I can't find them sold anywhere.



Yes, you're right, a donor pen might be the ticket. (But I've grown a bit wary of how this escalates for me, because next I'd want to find another pen that can replace the missing parts of the donor pen, etc.)