Pen/Ink/Paper Collecting Thread

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Dr. Higgs, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Lyer25

    Lyer25 Old at heart, young in other places

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    Oh lol, I came across this a while back. IIRC, it was for diplomatic gifts, which makes $130 per even less encouraging. These are supposed to be sterling silver engraved with Pruitt's signature yeah? Unlike a MB Patron pen, I rather doubt these'd appreciate in value much.
     
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    Pretty much had the same thoughts when I saw that.

    Rob
     
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    Been waiting 14 months now but my Newton Orville is almost here. The body is finished and just waiting on rhodium plating for the nib.
     
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    Lyer25 Old at heart, young in other places

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    Anyone here have experience mending cracked nibs? I have a couple nice pens (sigh) that've encountered... problems. I've been hearing lots of good things about GoldNibs in Spain. Bit more affordable than CFP, and they do plating as well— my nib is rhodium masked :/
     
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    Cracked...Ouch! Haven't had that happen to me yet.

    You'll be sending it international either way so North America vs Europe may not matter much. Wait time may be a factor too. Not sure who would be quicker...
     
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    Lyer25 Old at heart, young in other places

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    1x Nakaya nib (minor) 1x Omas nib (pretty bad). I can be pretty clumsy sometimes, haha. Fortunately enough I've got a spare loose Omas nib, and I can just swap a Platinum one into the Nakaya, but yeah, I need to exercise caution, haha. IIRC John Mottishaw (CFP) has a massive backlog due to popularity, so I'm inclined to go with GoldNibs. Thing is, unlike PH>USA I don't know of any forwarding services that go straight to the EU, so I either go with FedEx, which is pricey, or use the regular post and risk the package getting "lost" in the mail.
     
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    Is that the same company as Fountain Pen Nibs who offer a retipping service https://www.fpnibs.com/content/7-rettiping. I've bought some aftermarket custom TWSBI nibs from them, but I don't know what their repair service is like.

    I recently got my Visconti Homosapiens Dark ages reground to a cursive italic by Mike Masuyama. http://mikeitwork.com/NibRepair.html

    He did a very good job, but he normally has a 17 week backlog and is based in the US.

    I have one of these on order. The maker uses a 3D print technique...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BgSpi0dhrQg/?taken-by=additivepens
     
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