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Who here loves their pens?

Postby FastSRT8 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:28 am

Who has a pen collection?

I don't mean Bic. Not that there's anything wrong with it.

I love using fountain pens and currently tote around my 'yard of leed'
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Postby jeffysdad » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:07 am

For a while I was buying nice ballpoints and stopped at about 30. Yard-O-Led, Mont Blanc, Monte Verde, Dunhill, Pelikan, Parker, Conklin, Sheaffer, Lamy, Omas, Porsche, Aurora, Delta, Faber Castel, etc. I'm pretty much over the fetish but still enjoy the pens.

My cheapest was probably about $20, and the most expensive was probably about $350.

I would have bought fountain pens, but my handwriting is awful enough as it is.
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Postby DavidNY » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:05 am

I tend to collect pens as souvenirs. My favorite non-souvenir pen at the moment is the Pilot G-2, 0.7mm. I use them all the time and if they get lost, no big deal.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:29 pm

NNNIIIICCCE!!!!

Hang on to them and let them age nicely.... one day you will rekindle the passion and believe me, it will be so much sweeter the next go around.

Try and hang on to all the packaging too... I know there are a few that I have 'reopened' from the past and its fun


jeffysdad wrote:For a while I was buying nice ballpoints and stopped at about 30. Yard-O-Led, Mont Blanc, Monte Verde, Dunhill, Pelikan, Parker, Conklin, Sheaffer, Lamy, Omas, Porsche, Aurora, Delta, Faber Castel, etc. I'm pretty much over the fetish but still enjoy the pens.

My cheapest was probably about $20, and the most expensive was probably about $350.

I would have bought fountain pens, but my handwriting is awful enough as it is.
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Postby Moneytalks » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:49 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:NNNIIIICCCE!!!!

Hang on to them and let them age nicely.... one day you will rekindle the passion and believe me, it will be so much sweeter the next go around.

Try and hang on to all the packaging too... I know there are a few that I have 'reopened' from the past and its fun


I'm more of a watch guy right now, but I can easily see myself getting into pens down the road, especially mont blanc and caran d'ache O.O
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Postby jeffysdad » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:13 pm

I did save all my pen packaging. It's in the closet. The pens are in a little contraption I made out of one of those plastic drawer organizers you find at BB Beyond with a foam insert that is actually a stand for mini test tubes that I ordered online. It keeps the pens upright and from bumping into each other and getting scratched.

It turns out that I have 50 pens, not 30. Many are rather modest and none are super-duper, but I figure I blew a little more than $3k on this little adventure before I came to my senses. I do like them and will keep them, though.

No more pens for now. Saving for retirement, which can't come soon enough.
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Postby djrez4 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:33 pm

Received a Mont Blanc Meisterstuckas a law school graduation gift. I will use a Bic or Pilot once in a while if it ends up in my hand, but the Mont Blanc never leaves my shirt placket.

Also, I misread the title to this thread on first glance.
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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:33 pm

I love nice pens. Many somehow end up walking away. I love signing my name with a really nice rollerball with a heavy feel to it. I keep a Montblanc with my checkbook, and I always carry a nice pen when signing my American Express charge slips. Many of my business transactions require a signature, so I always want my client to sign with a nice pen. A small touch that makes an impression.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:30 pm

PlatinumAMEX94 wrote:I love nice pens. Many somehow end up walking away. I love signing my name with a really nice rollerball with a heavy feel to it. I keep a Montblanc with my checkbook, and I always carry a nice pen when signing my American Express charge slips. Many of my business transactions require a signature, so I always want my client to sign with a nice pen. A small touch that makes an impression.


It's a good 'habit' to keep. Try using a fountain pen... that makes even more of an impression
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Postby jlam572 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:06 pm

I work at a hospital, I use the crappiest pens i can so no one will jack them lol
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