Pens For Sale

I just added two pens to my accumulation so I’m offering two pens for sale and dropped the price on the one remaining from the previous thinning. I’ll entertain reasonable offers, especially for multiple pens, but I’m not looking to trade. Paypal only. Pen boxes and accompanying paperwork is not included with any of the pens.

Shipping in the U.S. is $6 per order (any number of pens in one shipment) and includes tracking. You can contact me for a price on international shipping. You can use the contact form on the For Sale page or email me at ray [at] fpquest.com. A firm “I want it” along with your paypal address and I’ll send a paypal invoice and then will send the pen(s) within 2 days of receiving payment.

Three pens for saleThree pens for saleStipula Model T with the Titanium nib. The pen is reviewed here. The pen is the Malachite (green/black) design and includes the converter and the eye dropper. The barrel is hard to unscrew from the section, I often need to use gripping material. The pen is in excellent condition. The o-ring for eye dropper conversion is still in the pen the and in good shape. (I’ve never used the pen as an eye dropper.) The price is $110.

Sheaffer Intensity Carbon Fiber with a fine nib. This pen was reviewed here in April and hasn’t been used since then. I can’t believe I’m selling a Sheaffer, a carbon fiber one no less, but that metal and relatively thin section keep me from using the pen. SOLD

Sailor 1911M in Yellow with gold trim and black tips. It has a 18K broad nib. The nib is engraved “H-B”. The pen was purchased in 2005. There are dots of ink stains on the threads which I’ve tried to show in the photo below. There’s some minor blemishes on the clip. Otherwise the pen is in excellent shape. A converter is included. SOLD

Additional photos for the Sheaffer and Stipula are in their respective reviews. The Sailor 1911M is below.

June Ink Sample Giveaway

The comments are closed. There was a winner.

I reviewed four inks in June and thought it would be a good idea to let someone else try them out. So I’m giving out sample vials of each ink to one winner. The vials have about 3 ml of each ink. This is open internationally but I will use the absolute cheapest delivery method so it may take awhile (read that as many weeks) to get to some countries.

The inks I reviewed in June were:

Franklin-Christoph Black Magic

Montblanc Midnight Blue

Diamine Syrah

Montblanc Mystery Black

To enter – add a comment to this post before 11:59 PM EST on July 4th that tells us what your favorite ink is. I will post the winner on July 5th and you’ll have 14 days to contact me.

WordPress comments do require a an email address but his address does not have to be valid. If it’s not valid I would ask you use something you remember so I can use it to verify it’s really you and not someone trying to hijack your prize. I’ll never share your email address or use it for anything other than this giveaway.

One entry per person please.

All comments are numbered 1 to whatever in the order they appear under this post. I’ll use random.org to pick the winning number.

Good luck!

 

 

 

Thinning the Accumulation Part 2

It’s time to thin the herd again, especially since I just added a pen. So I’m offering another six pens for sale and dropped the price on the one remaining from the previous thinning. I’ll entertain reasonable offers, especially for multiple pens, but I’m not looking to trade. Paypal only. Pen boxes and accompanying paperwork is not included with any of the pens.

Shipping in the U.S is $6 per order (any number of pens in one shipment) and includes tracking. You can contact me for a price on international shipping. You can use the contact form on the For Sale page or email me at ray [at] fpquest.com. A firm “I want it” along with your paypal address and I’ll send a paypal invoice and then will send the pen(s) within 2 days of receiving payment.

Seven pens for saleSeven pens for sale - uncappedSee the gallery at the end of this post for more pictures.

The pens are listed in the same order they appear in the tray.

First up is an Edison Nouveau Encore Limited Edition. The material is Flecked Tortoise and the pen is number 7 of 70. The pen is too small for me so it’s barely been used and is nearly new. It has a two-tone fine steel nib. The converter is included. My first impressions and some photos are here. The price is $150.00 (Sold)

Edison Nouveau Premiere Limited Edition. The material is Cherry Cordial Ebonite with gold trim. The nib is a two-tone fine steel nib. I reviewed this pen here. A converter is included. The pen is in excellent condition. The price is $150. SOLD

Next is a Sailor 1911M in Yellow with gold trim and black tips. It has a 18K broad nib. The nib is engraved “H-B”. The pen was purchased in 2005. There are dots of ink stains on the threads which I’ve tried to show in the photos. There’s some minor blemishes on the clip. Otherwise the pen is in excellent shape. A converter is included. The price is $90 $70.

Namiki Falcon Resin fountain pen. Black with gold trim. This has a 14K soft medium nib (labeled “SM” on the nib). The pen was purchased in 2004. These pens are known for their soft nibs. This pen has significant cosmetic wear including some significant scratches on the cap (see photos) but is in great writing order. A twist converter is included. This pen was purchased in 2004 and carries the “Namiki” brand. Starting in 2014 they are branded “Pilot”. The price is $50. Sold

Pilot Vanishing Points

I’m listing two Vanishing Points, each with a nib unit. But since nib units are easily swappable I have a fine nib which I can substitute upon request. The fine nib is 18K gold that’s gold color.

Pilot Vanishing Point green with gold trim, 18k gold broad nib that’s gold in color. The pen has some pocket wear, mostly on the clip (see photos), but is in otherwise excellent shape. This pen was purchase in 2003. A Con-50 converter is included. It is the older style without the metal piece inside. The metal ink cartridge cover is also included. The price is $80. Sold

Pilot Vanishing Point yellow with rhodium trim, 18k gold medium nib that’s gold in color. The pen was purchased in 2010. The pen is in excellent condition. A Con-50 converter is included. It is the older style without the metal piece inside. The metal ink cartridge cover is also included. The price is $90. Sold

The Bexley America the Beautiful is still available so I’ve lowered the price. The pen is black with gold trim. The pen was purchased in 2005 but lightly used and is in excellent condition. The nib is a 18k gold stub (it’s a factory stub) and the convertor is included. The ball clip allows it to slide easily over material. Both the clip and trim are gold. The price is $120. SOLD

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Favorite 5: Modern Pens

It’s been a little over six months since I first picked my Favorite 5 modern fountain pens, vintage fountain pens, and inks. In looking over those lists I find that only the Modern Pens list has significant changes, with four pens bumped off the list. In my defense, all 4 replacements are new since I published the first list. The Vintage pens and ink lists are holding up so there’s no need to update those lists.

1. Pilot Custom 823

Pilot Custom 823 not posted

The Pilot Custom 823 has the classic cigar shape that I love. The large 14K gold nib has enough spring to add to my writing enjoyment without making me feel like its talents are completely wasted on me. It’s a large pen but light and seems custom designed for my hand. Add its large ink capacity and it defines a perfect pen for me. Here’s my review.

2. Franklin-Christoph Model 66

Franklin-Christoph Model 66

The F-C Model 66 is the only holdover from my first Fav 5 list. As I said then: The design is simple, but it fits my hand perfectly and it’s a great writer. Rohrer & Klingner Blau-Schwarz is my ink of choice for this pen which I converted to an eyedropper filler. The pen wrote consistently well for over a year without needing a cleaning. I just kept topping off the ink supply. It was a strong contender for the top position but didn’t quit make it. My review is here

3. Pelikan M101N “Lizard” SE

photo of the uncapped Pelikan M101N Lizard uncappedA new acquisition that seems like it should be too small for me to appreciate. It’s one of the few pens I regularly use posted, which should also be a strike against it. Despite these two strikes I love this pen, I writes great. Here’s my review.

4. Pilot Vanishing Point Maplewood

photo of the Pilot Vanishing Point Maplewood Limited EditionThe Vanishing Points almost made the list the last time, but I wasn’t using them enough. While practical, the metal bodies weren’t all that comfortable during extended writing sessions. That all changed with the Maplewood Edition. No review yet.

5. Kaweco AL Sport Raw Aluminum

Kaweco AL Sport Raw Aluminim postedThis pen made the list simply because it’s used so much. It gets carried every day and used nearly every day, even if only for short notes. The raw aluminum has been banged up a bit since it’s a pocket carry but that gives the pen character. There’s a converter available but I’ve stuck to cartridges since they hold more ink. It’s reviewed here.

 

Wrapping Up

I’m pretty fickle when it comes to fountain pens. The ones I like the most tend to be the ones I’m using or used most recently. So I’m sure this list will be different in six months, but for now these are solidly in the top five.