9 pens F/S - 6 modern, 3 vintage (flexible)
Edited by Adam Frank on April 18, 2018, 10:58 pm
Posted by Adam Frank
on April 15, 2018, 1:07 pm
Hello, Pentrace! I have nine pens for sale today, all ready to write. Please ask any questions via email; first firm offer gets the pen. Prices include insured shipping in the US; international shipping will be at cost, please contact me. First firm offer gets the pen, etc., etc. (If you can't see the pictures please either try opening them in a new tab, or email me - most of them seem to be working but some aren't opening when I preview the ad, and I can't figure out why.)
Without further ado:
- Delta MOMO 30th Anniversary Limited Edition with a titanium nib (marked Ti22) in a fine point with a little flexibility characteristic of Ti nibs. A beautiful pen in carbon fiber and celluloid with rhodium-plated trim, it features Delta's fixed piston system. This pen is number 190 of 981 (the picture is a little blurry). I found the box and papers after I had finished taking pictures; if you want to see it I'm happy to send you a picture of the box, which comes complete with the unopened bottle of Delta ink. One flaw - the carbon fiber "binde" nearest the piston knob is loose and you can spin it around. It doesn't affect function and is kind of fun to play with, but I wanted to note it. The original list price was $1,095 and it's not easy to find this pen nowadays. Asking $450 shipped.
- Cartier Diabolo Grain D'Orge in Platinum with a buttery smooth 18k white gold medium nib. Cartridge/converter filler, this pen has excellent heft without being too heavy for writing with for longer periods of time. Comes complete with box and papers. Asking $500 shipped.
- Vensvstas Carbon T M2 (the writing sample mistakenly says M3), which comes with a clip. 2D carbon fiber body, this is a cartridge filler that can also take a standard international converter (which is not included). Comes with a sleeve. The fit and finish are excellent, but the clip is more decorative than functional given the length of the pen, and so I find that I don't use it at all. It writes a very smooth fine-extra fine line. This model sells new for 80 Euro; asking $60 shipped.
- Porsche Design P3105 Special Edition Pure Black Fountain Pen with an EF rhodium-plated 18k nib. The Pure Black design is achieved with a robust PVD coating that is highly resistant to wear. The pen is a little heavy for the clip, but the clip does work. The converter is integrated into the back unit (you can see in the deconstructed picture) - which means that the only real way to fill the pen is either using a cartridge or filling the converter itself before inerting the unit back into the pen. It's innovative - but it's not the most convenient system I've used. Still, it's fun as something a little different. Comes complete with box - including the solid aluminum, black matte paperweight in the shape of a Porsche 911. Asking $400 shipped.
- Tactile Turn Gist Fountain Pen in Titanium with Damascus Steel Finial and Grip with a fine 14k Bock nib. This is a very interesting pen, made from solid Titanium with Damascus steel. The whole pen is grooved, resulting in a very tactile (hah) sensation when writing. The pen is heavy but not too heavy to write with comfortably. The grip takes some getting used to, but it's very nice once you do get used to it. C/c filling system, this is a very unusual pen. With the titanium, Damascus steel and gold nib, the pen retails at over $275; yours for $200 shipped.
- Stipula Splash with a fine nib. Piston filler. In theory it flexes (it says so right on the nib); in practice I didn't find it particularly flexible. I don't think I ever filled the pen; if I did it was only once. Writes fine if a bit scratchy with what I believe is a steel nib. Good pen for the money; asking $50 shipped.
- Mabie Todd Swan 3160 with a flexible M or B 14k nib. Beautiful lever-filling pen with a buttery smooth, very flexible nib. The unflexed line is too broad for my taste, but the pen writes extremely well and lays down a thick, juicy line of ink. There's some brassing on the cap ring and a little on the lever. Asking $100.
- Waterman 32V pen and pencil set. The pen comes with a very flexible fine 14k nib. I haven't tried the pencil; the person I bought it from said it was working. Great if small-ish pen, terrific nib, fills and writes wonderfully. Some plier marks or the like on the section, but at least for me it doesn't interfere with writing. Asking $120.
- Waterman 52-1/2 with a very fine, very flexible 14k nib, which is the star of this particular show. This is a clipless model. The barrel is faded from black to olive except under the cap and at the back end of the barrel. The chasing is quite worn. There's some brassing on the lever box, and the imprint is mostly faded as well. But the nib is fantastic and this is a great user for someone who appreciates flexible writing.
Asking $100 SOLD.
Here's the writing sample so you can compare the various lines without the pens sitting on the paper obscuring the view :-)
Link: Photo album (I hope)