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Sunday Reads: Red, Coral And A Shot Of Tequila

07/28/2019

It was a colorful week with a rainbow tucked in the middle…

From the archives, a range of red inks.

12 comments

  1. Hey, just want to say I just pulled my fourth pen out of the mailbox today it’s a vintage 1970’s Sheaffer pen. Unsure of the model but it’s a green colored pen. I test wrote with it today and it was an amazing experience.

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    • Congratulations on the new pen. Sheaffer did make some excellent pens during that time period and one that still writes well is a real treat. Did you purchase it from a dealer?

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      • Yes, I got it from ebay. The model name is a Matte Fashion. That’s what I just saw on the ebay listing.

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        • Ah, eBay. It was my main source for vintage pens years ago. Not all were in good condition and a few sellers misrepresented their offerings. With a little practice, I learned to spot what would suit my needs. It sounds like you have learned how to do that as well.

          Enjoy your new pen. It looks like a sturdy model that should last a very long time.

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          • Thank you. May I feel free to tell you about my fountain pen experiences here?

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            • Welcome. Write whatever you like here. 🙂

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          • Thank you. May I feel free to share my fountain pen experience with you here?

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  2. I think Im getting the fountain pen fever. I ordered another pen, this time the iconic Parker 51. Have you ever wrote with one? If so how well does it write?

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    • That’s a great pen. I have owned several and enjoyed both the Vacumatcs and the Aeros. They write very well and are very comfortable in the hand. Good choice!

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  3. I think I’m getting the fountain pen fever. I purchased another fountain pen, the iconic Parker 51 from the 1940’s. Have you ever wrote with one? If so, how well does it write?

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  4. Hey. Got my Parker 51 pen. It’s the 91A version. I have a question, is that vacumatc or the Aero version? Thanks.

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    • This is a good site to get better acquainted with the Parker 51: http://parker51.com/. Have fun finding your model. 🙂

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