For Sale: Two Platinums

This week it’s a couple long unused Platinum 3776 fountain pens up for sale. The photos in this post and the writing samples are all current. Feel free to contact me with any questions, although the first firm “I want it” gets the pen.

If you’re interested, reach me using [ray [@] fpquest.com] or contact form here.

U.S. shipping is $7, although free if you buy both pens at the same time. International shipping is available but very expensive. You can contact me for the cost, but even the low cost countries start above $27.

Click any image for full-size photo. All writing samples and photos in this post are recent.

Platinum 3776 Century, Bourgogne, 14K Gold Fine Nib – $65 (SOLD)

Platinum 3776 Century, Bourgogne

Excellent condition. No box or paperwork. Includes a converter.

Platinum 3776 Century. Chartres Blue, 14K Gold Extra Fine nib – $65 (SOLD)

Platinum 3776 Century. Chartres Blue

Excellent condition. This is a thin Japanese extra fine nib that I find to be a little dry. Includes a converter.

Both pens are being sold because I haven’t used them in years.

If you’re interested you can reach me using [ray [@] fpquest.com] or the contact form here.

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For Sale: Franklin-Christoph and Kaweco

Three F-C and a KawecoIt’s time to thin out my Franklin-Christoph accumulation along with a long unused Kaweco Sport. The photos in this post and the writing samples are all current. Feel free to contact me with any questions, although the first firm “I want it” gets the pen.

If you’re interested reach me using [ray [@] fpquest.com] or contact form here.

U.S. shipping is $7 and will require a signature for delivery unless requested otherwise. Shipping is via USPS insured priority mail. International shipping is at cost, very expensive, and will require tracking and insurance.

Click any image for full-size photo. All writing samples and photos in this post are recent.

Franklin-Christoph Model 29 Bellus, Black/Red, Fine steel nib – $60 (SOLD)

Excellent condition. The magnetic cap can be removed quickly but is secure. Out of production, or “retired” as F-C says. Includes a converter. No box, case or paperwork.My first impressions are here.

 

Franklin-Christoph Model 19 “1901”, Black w/King’s Gold Band, Broad Stub (1.1mm) steel nib- $95 (SOLD)

Franklin-Christoph Model 19I reviewed this pen here. The nib is one of Mike Masuyama nibs available from F-C. The pen is in excellent condition. Includes a converter. No box or paperwork. Selling it because the wide nib isn’t for me and the pen has been in a pen case, unused, for nearly 4 years.

 

Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Marietta, Tiger Red, Medium Steel nib – $95 (SOLD)

Franklin-Christoph Model 20

The pen is in excellent condition and writes perfectly. Includes a converter. No box or paperwork. Selling it because I’m not a fan of the slip cap, and I have two of these, keeping the other one.

 

Kaweco AL Sport, Black Stonewashed, Extra Fine Steel nib – $65 (SOLD)

Kaweco AL Sport Black Stonewashed

The pen is in excellent cosmetic and writing condition. (My review) No converter or paperwork. I will include a Kaweco tin, although it’s unlikely to be the original for this pen. Does not include the box that was pictured in the review, Selling it because the pen hasn’t been used in nearly four years. I always pass it over for the Brass Sport (reviewed earlier today).

 

If you’re interested you can reach me using [ray [@] fpquest.com] or the contact form here.

For Sale: 3 Watermans

Three WatermansIt’s time to thin out my Waterman accumulation. All pens include a Waterman branded converter. No boxes or paperwork is included. The photos in this post and the writing samples are all current. Feel free to contact me with any questions, although the first firm “I want it” gets the pen.

If you’re interested reach me using [ray [@] fpquest.com] or contact form here.

U.S. shipping is $7 and will require a signature for delivery unless requested otherwise. Shipping is via USPS insured priority mail. International shipping is at cost, very expensive, and will require tracking and insurance.

Waterman Edson, Sapphire Blue, 18K Gold Fine Nib – $525 (SOLD)

Waterman Edson Sapphire BlueThere’s a lot of gold in this pen. I’m selling it because I no longer like so much gold. The pen is in excellent condition, although close inspection will show some micro-scratches. I reviewed the pen here. Includes the original blue converter. No box or paperwork.

 

Waterman Charleston, Citrine Yellow, 18K Gold Medium Nib – $90 (SOLD)

Waterman CharlestonI don’t think I ever used this pen, although it was inked for the writing sample. Mint condition, looks new. Converter included. No box or paperwork.

Waterman Carene Deluxe, Silver Plate, 18K Gold Medium Nib – $60 (SOLD)

Waterman Carene DeluxeCosmetically this pen is fair to good (no deep scratches, chips or broken pieces). There is a scratch/blemish on the barrel. There’s also discoloration around/under the clip that I couldn’t polish out with a non-abrasive cloth. I couldn’t photograph these since the pen is so reflective. Visible in the photo is a general discoloration. It looks like it might be oil from my fingers, but it’s not. The pen does write perfectly, Converter included. No box or paperwork.

 

If you’re interested you can reach me using [ray [@] fpquest.com] or contact form here.

For Sale: Visconti Brunelleschi Limited Edition

This pen has been sold.

I have decided to sell my Visconti Brunelleschi Limited Edition pen. I will be listing it on eBay this coming weekend. On eBay (3/3), it will be sold at auction so it can go for any price. Until then, I’m offering on this site for $425 (firm) plus shipping. U.S shipping is $25 which includes tracking and insurance. A signature will be required for delivery. International shipping is at cost, which is expensive (depends on the country, but adding 20% or more to the cost is possible). I will only send with tracking and insurance (which also means full sale price declared for customs).

The Visconti Brunelleschi is used but in excellent condition. It has a two-tone 23kt Palladium nib. It’s number 143 of 388. The Traveling inkwell and eyedropper are both unused and included. The ink has been opened and a couple pen fills worth of ink have been used. The pen uses Visconti’s power-filler system. All original packaging is included.

 

 

If you’re interested reach me using [ray [@] fpquest.com] or contact form here.

Fountain Pen Book Sale

I’m cleaning out my bookshelves and have decided to sell the following fountain pen books. They will be available to my readers until Saturday (noon Eastern Time) when they will go up on eBay for higher prices (sometimes significantly higher). Shipping is to the United States only and is free through USPS Media Mail. I will provide other shipping if you request it but keep in mind that these are heavy books.

These books are now listed on eBay. Click the picture to go to the eBay listing. I will offer a 10% discount to FPQuest readers. To get the discount click the “Ask a Question” link toward the bottom of the listing. In your question mention coupon code “FPQuest” or mention you saw the book on this site. I’ll reply with an offer that’s 10% less than the listed price. All offers are subject to prior sale until you actually buy the book. The discount does not apply to shipping should you pick a non-free shipping method. International shipping is available through the eBay Global Shipping Program, please carefully review the shipping & customs charges before buying the book.

I hate to limit shipping to the US but it will be expensive internationally since the books are heavy. I’ve also had recent issues with the USPS with international shipping which, while no items were lost, the delays and hassles were a problem. When they go on eBay they will be available internationally through eBay Global shipping. (Although I suspect international shipping and import taxes could exceed the cost of the book in some cases. but at least eBay will calculate all that before you buy.) I’ll update this post should they go on eBay.

To purchase you can use the contact form or email me at ray [@] fpquest.com. Payment will be via PayPal after I send an invoice. These prices are firm although if you buy three books at once, shipped to the same U.S. address, by noon EDT this coming Saturday I’ll take 10% off the total.

Parker Vacumatic by Geoffrey Parker, David Shepherd and Dan Zazove – $99.00

ISBN: 0954687531

Covers the Parker Vacumatic from 1932-1948 and includes 100’s of illustrations and photos. Book is in excellent condition. No torn or written on pages. Binding in good conditions. Hardcover. The dust cover is a little shelf worn but not torn.

Parker Vacumatic book front

Fountain Pens Past & Present, Second Edition, by Paul Erano – $29

ISBN: 9781574323856

Book is in excellent condition. Hard Cover. No torn or written on pages. Binding in good conditions.  There’s a penciled inventory/price notation in the top corner of the black page facing the from cover.

Fountain Pens Past and Present front cover

Fountain Pens: United States of America and United Kingdom by Andreas Lambrou – $39.00

ISBN: 0856675326

250 Pages, 540 Color Illustrations, 60 hand produced line drawings. Hardcover.

Covers the most important fountain pens from the U.S. and U.K.

Fountain Pens book front

Fountain Pens and Pencils: The Golden Age of Writing Instruments, 3rd Edition by George Fischler & Stuart Schneider – $59

ISBN: 9780764328398

Hardcover.

Fountain Pens and Pencils front cover

Parker “51” by David and Mark Shepherd, 2004 – $99.00

ISBN: 0954687515

Covers the history of the iconic Parker 51 fountain pen in 167 pages with hundreds of illustrations and photos. Hardcover with dust jacket.

Front cover of Parker "51" book.

Parker Duofold by David Shepherd and Dan Zazove, 2006 – $79.00 – Sold

ISBN: 0954687523

All about the Parker Duofold in 362 pages with hundreds of photos and illustrations. Paperback. The front and back covers are scuffed. The book has obviously been read but the pages are still tightly bound. No torn or stained pages. No writing on the pages.

Parker Duofold book cover fron