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Fountain Pen and Pen Collectors Thread. Who else likes nice pens?

franniegee

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Hi I know the thread is old, but I was hoping to get in touch with someone with knowledge of collectible pens I recently found some with my grandmother's estate they are in cases and marked that they are handcrafted by Jack Murphy but I can't seem to find any mention of him online I was just wondering if anyone had heard of him and if so are his pens a collectible item? Thank you so much for your time
 

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Was in DC and stopped by Farney's. This was their limited edition for the year. It's the cherry blossoms and Treasury Department. Not really my style (could do without the moon/stars or make it not black)
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but I like it enough.
 

edinatlanta

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From Tokyo.

For a little over 8k you also get the ink thrown in.

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These are like the deluxe of the deluxe pens. Honestly they're more object d'arts than functional pens (or so it would seem to me) but if you can afford them I don't think you really care, anyway.
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Here's my collection of pens. I think I have one or two more laying around somewhere (including a red aurora which is missing a barrel and I've showed photos of previously). The Montblanc, even with a diamond in the cap, is a pretty crumby nib. Not going to lie, I reach for it the least often. It and the blue visconti one have the same ink (Athena Blue) and the visconti is smoooooooth as all get out. All kinds of feed problems with the Montblanc and it's quite rough.

Oh, speaking of inks....the two from kingdom note on the left are great. I can't stop using them. I wouldn't have bought the yellow Sailor ink if it wasn't 50% for like 7 bucks when I was in Tokyo. Haven't inked it up into anything yet. It is highly unlikely I will ever use all this ink before I die, even if I continue my studies and do the crosswords three times a week.

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Heres that yellow sailor ink. On regular paper its unreadable. Needless to say I flushed the ink and havent wanted to use it again.
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Just acquired a Pilot Metropolitan, F nib. First Pilot, as I generally stick with Diplomats. Surprised at how nice it is for the price point ($15). Came with a converter, too.

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I want to purchase a Nakaya fountain pen soon.
 

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I would like to get a decent quality starter fountain pen and black ink. Any suggestions? While I am not a collector I am very particular about the pen I use. It has to be a Pilot Precise liquid ink rollerball pen with the 0.7 mm ball in the tip. I will not even write without this model pen. I carry them everywhere with me.

Please consider the above info if you are suggesting a fountain pen that I may be interested in.

Cheers Mates
 

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