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The fountain pen collection

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:19 am
by NNFAK
I was hoping my Lamy 2000 would arrive today so that could be my first post in here, but unfortunately it did not show up so I am just going to post my collection so far. I am running out of spending money as I am saving for college, so it will probably remain this way for the next few months, or at least until I become acclimated to this new schedule and can start looking for another job.

Well here is what I am working with at the moment!

Re: The fountain pen collection

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:25 am
by xeo
Luxurious! Very nice collection.

Re: The fountain pen collection

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:36 am
by GWiens2001
True works of art. Stunning. Care to trade for a handful of Papermates? :twisted:

Gordon

Re: The fountain pen collection

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:44 pm
by xeo
GWiens2001 wrote:True works of art. Stunning. Care to trade for a handful of Papermates? :twisted:

Gordon


Are you looking to get your papermates gang raped by inkwell leviathans?

Re: The fountain pen collection

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:49 pm
by GWiens2001
Don't use Paperwastes. Ought to grab and photograph the fountain pen I got from my grandmother, who was gifted it by her grandmother. When she saw that I knew how to draw the ink, blot it, and use it for writing script, she gave it to me. It is from about 1905-1910. Sterling silver.

Have been keeping it packed away so my son does not try to disassemble it to see how it works. :roll:

Gordon

Re: The fountain pen collection

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:09 pm
by Oldfast
They're beautiful! And very nice to see ya back around :)

Re: The fountain pen collection

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:21 pm
by DennisK
GWiens2001 wrote:Don't use Paperwastes. Ought to grab and photograph the fountain pen I got from my grandmother, who was gifted it by her grandmother. When she saw that I knew how to draw the ink, blot it, and use it for writing script, she gave it to me. It is from about 1905-1910. Sterling silver.

Have been keeping it packed away so my son does not try to disassemble it to see how it works. :roll:

Gordon

Are you saying that the nut didn't fall too far from the tree? :kickyoass:

Re: The fountain pen collection

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:40 pm
by GWiens2001
DennisK wrote:
GWiens2001 wrote:Don't use Paperwastes. Ought to grab and photograph the fountain pen I got from my grandmother, who was gifted it by her grandmother. When she saw that I knew how to draw the ink, blot it, and use it for writing script, she gave it to me. It is from about 1905-1910. Sterling silver.

Have been keeping it packed away so my son does not try to disassemble it to see how it works. :roll:

Gordon

Are you saying that the nut didn't fall too far from the tree? :kickyoass:


Exactly. He is definitely my son. :twisted: :mrgreen:

Gordon

Re: The fountain pen collection

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:33 pm
by ARF-GEF
Wow, beautiful collection NNFAK, good to see fellow FP-appreciators around :)
which one is the most used by you?

hahaha Gordon, I'm not surpised :D

here is my collection of regularly used pens:
I hope you don't mind me posting here as well NNFAK :)

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The pelikan is my favourite, everything you can wish for in a fountain pen, and then a little bit more :)
(The preppy is a new one after I had one stolen. :( )
Sry for the low qaulity foto, I'm far too lazy to do anything which requires me to stand up ATM. :chill:
(EDIT: wow rechecking NNFAK's beautiful photos, I'm quite ashamed by my shoddy photo. So I tried to overcome lazyness to get off and make nice pics but the battle was hopeless, I lost.)

Re: The fountain pen collection

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:49 pm
by escher7
Good pics are hard. I bought a little cheapy Chinese photo tent which gives me OK lighting but my point and click camera, even when used on macro and with a tripod still gives me less than decent focus. I will try again next time I make some lock picks, but it is frustrating. Yours aren't that bad though, unless compared to some of the guys here that seem to have mastered the technique. The main thing is to the idea across.

Re: The fountain pen collection

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:41 am
by oldbiscuit
My hat is off to all of you who still practice the lost art of letter writing. And then to use fountain pens on top of that is truly remarkable, I am very impressed and jealous. Thanks for the pictures, Mark :cool: