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In Topic: A Sheaffer Secretary for 14 Dollars?

03 July 2015 - 03:14 PM


In Topic: Experience with Penpartsstore on eBay

01 July 2015 - 07:49 PM

I had a transaction with them gone wrong - I can't remember whether they lost the product or didn't describe it properly. In the end, it was ultimately their fault.


I saw Michelle at a show shortly thereafter, and she was completely gracious about it - so much so that I really didn't develop a negative opinion despite the faulty transaction. In the end I didn't lose anything, they offered me a variety of options to make it good. There may be communication issues, but sometimes I guess we need to be more tolerant of some of the non-native English speakers that bring some cultural richness to our hobby.



In Topic: Various Pens, Pays to be Patient!

08 May 2015 - 03:18 PM

Hi Greg,


If the red Nozac needs a home, let me know.



In Topic: Killer Swan

06 April 2015 - 06:48 AM

Final hammer - $735.


I will take this as a hopeful sign that Swan pens are starting to come back as a desirable pen - I'm seeing the 30's pens starting to attract higher Ebay prices (even the dreck)..


I'll try to perpetuate that at DC this year.

In Topic: Diamond Point Pen

27 February 2015 - 07:02 PM

I'm far from a Diamond Point expert, but I've bought a few over the past couple of years. I didn't even realize that one was available, or I would have bid too - but not $300+!!


That cap band pattern - stacked coin on the bottom and the top - tends to be on a much higher quality product. At least the two I have that share those bands are much nicer than the other ones I have - much bigger nibs, much better construction quality. Maybe it was a deluxe line?


I hunted for Diamond Point advertising without much luck. There was a series of articles in Pennant a few years back written by a descendant of the found of the company, but didn't really get into the catalog of pens they made.