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Date Sun Apr-08-12 06:37 PM
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I've bought some of my favourite pens from the sellers there. And learned a lot about fountain pens. I've used them since I was about 11 or 12, but I always stuck to new. Sheaffer school pens, at first, then better Sheaffers (Targas), then I moved on to Pelikans because I preferred a piston filler that drinks ink from a bottle to C/C pens. I picked up a few other makes along the way - but the FPN gave me the courage to try vintage pens for the first time. And I'm glad I did, because you can get a vintage pen from $30-$100 that writes much, much better than new pens that sell for $1,000 and more. The old Sheaffers I picked up make the best Sheaffer I ever had before seem like a rusty nail. And the Merlin Perfect (a Dutch button filler from the 1930s) that I got is magic - put it in your hand, and you will start writing. You can't help it, the words just pour out of the nib. I wouldn't sell that particular pen for $1,000,000,000,000 - and that is not a typo.

So, yes, there is a Fountain Pen Network. Where ballpoint pens are roundly dissed.

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Writing in fits and starts [View all] , Michael E. Walston, Fri Apr-06-12 09:26 PM
  RE: Writing in fits and starts, Erin_M_H, Apr 06th 2012, #1
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #4
RE: Writing in fits and starts, junedrexler, Apr 07th 2012, #2
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #5
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Linda Adams, Apr 07th 2012, #3
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #6
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 07th 2012, #7
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #9
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #12
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #13
           RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012 #17
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #16
RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #8
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #10
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #15
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Dreamerscove, Apr 08th 2012, #11
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #14
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #18
           RE: Writing in fits and starts, DianeW, Apr 09th 2012, #19
RE: Writing in fits and starts, CatrinP, Apr 09th 2012, #20

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