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I write pretty much exclusively with FPs, though I did rock a Kickstarter campaign for a nice aluminum body to hold G2 refills. Collection of Fountain Pens include: - Lamy 2000 Stainless - Lamy 2000 with modified italic nib (Richard Bender) - Pelikan M605 (red / sterling, Japan Ed.) - Pelikan M805 (Stresmann) - Pilot / Namiki Vanishing Point (Black-Out Ed.) - Montegrappa (sterling) - Yard-o-Led Grand Viceroy (sterling) - Various older Waterman pens
New in box, Lamy 2000 *Stainless* fountain pen. Never inked. Thinning out the collection. Photos of actual pen avail. Just PM. Perfect 371 eBay seller feedback -- as in 100% PERFECT -- 95% of feedback is as a seller. PP F&F or Venmo Payment. Includes all boxes, papers, etc. Free US shipping (lower 48 / CON US).
Whisky of the year - Crown Royal Harvest Rye.
Here was yesterday's cigar: 2007 Trinidad LE. The profile was refined-rustic. Plenty of "twang" up front -- with pepper, wood, and "aged tobacco." This is not a faint hearted cigar, typical of the Trinidad line. The draw was a touch tight on this, necessitating a couple of re-lights after ashing. Lots of spice on the tobacco throughout this cigar, which are more integrated now than they were on release. If you have these but have not tried one in a while, I...
Yes, a buddy of mine got out while the gettin' was good. His "futures" were 24 months past due. He dodged that bullet.
There were two Tang cigars produced -- both H. Umpann. The Monarcha and a No. 2. The No. 2s, at least when I was hunting, were harder to find and I never obtained more than a couple. I have a pair of the No. 2s waiting for a good friend and an excuse. Speaking of excuses, if anyone here on SF who is serious about (or seriously interested in) cigars wants to meet up, drop me a line. I'm in the SF Bay Area (Peninsula).
After some missed opportunities to smoke over the holidays, I took a break this weekend and dug into the collection to pull something special that brought back good memories and was an appropriately contemplative smoke for the start of the year. This was a H. Upman Tang Monarcha (a special Monarch made for David Tang of Pacific Cigars). Monarchas were boxed specially and sold exclusively in Asia. These were produced one month in one factory (Nov. 2002). Those who have...
Updated:24" chest26.5" sleeve20" shoulder to shoulder33" boc to bottom of jacket22.5" across at middle button56 L
Thanks for your interest in this amazing jacket. I will pull it and post confirmed measurements tonight.
I have older Stagg as well. There's more Van Winkle, some good old Jefferson 17 and 18 (all S-W), some early 4 Roses barrels.I don't buy to collect, I buy to drink so I'm not one of these guys with a lot of repeat bottles, but I have some good stuff and some overlap on bottles I really like.
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