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Old 10-03-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Any fine writing instrument collectors out here?

My Boss has a vintage roller type Waterman pen. It is dark burgundy or brown on the barrel, and has all 18k gold accents which we believe are solid 18kg since all the (3) pics we have seen on it on the net say solid 18k gold. It is heavy. It looks just like the roller version of this fountain version.



He is wondering what is might be worth.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Unless he wants to sell it, what's it matter what it's worth?

If he does want to sell it, but it on eBay with a reserve set at his minimum price and let the market decide.

I know that's not a specific answer, but really, why is he trying to find out. FWIW, I had a Parker T-1 that I got at a pawn shop for $20 that I loved--and eventually it grew legs and walked away. It was worth way more than the $20 that I paid for it, but it didn't matter because I wasn't planning on selling it. Today, I use Fisher space pens, either an AG7 (the Spacepen) or an M4 ($7 at the exchange--bargain!) and I think that they're the best bang for the buck.

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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My Boss has a vintage roller type Waterman pen. It is dark burgundy or brown on the barrel, and has all 18k gold accents which we believe are solid 18kg since all the (3) pics we have seen on it on the net say solid 18k gold. It is heavy. It looks just like the roller version of this fountain version.



He is wondering what is might be worth.
I have that same Waterman fountain pen. I don't know what it's worth now, but it cost $300 when I got it around 20 years ago.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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what about your tactical pen?
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #5
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I've got a couple of nice fountain pens but I'm not a collector - they cost a lot and the only thing that keeps value as poorly is a wristwatch...or maybe a motorcycle.

I have a Pelikan 800 that's very comfortable to write with and seems to hold a bathtub full of ink.

The downside today is that they no longer sell "permanent" ink for fountain pens - apparently too many ruined shirts!
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:08 AM   #6
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The downside today is that they no longer sell "permanent" ink for fountain pens - apparently too many ruined shirts![/QUOTE]


Check out Noodlers "Bulletproof" series. It bonds with the paper and is almost impossible to erase or wash out.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:12 AM   #7
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If he does want to sell it, but it on eBay with a reserve set at his minimum price and let the market decide.
I've found that eBay works best when you can accurately describe your item. For example, using the correct search terms in the title, etc.

It appears that the OP doesn't know that much about these pens; there's a risk that if he decides to sell it on the bay, that somebody will scoop it up for next to nothing.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:36 AM   #8
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I own a Mont Blanc that retailed around $300. Never told anyone about the pen - Carr salesmen and consultants were the only people that could ID my pen. Never let anyone borrow my pen (Jerry Seinfield comedy) and would check for my pen about 100 times a day. Strictly keep it on desk at home now - less worry.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #9
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what about your tactical pen?
Mine? I still have and use that thing! One of the only over $2 pens I ever bought that the kids didn't lose. I need them to find both my favorites the Retro 51s.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #10
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My Boss has a vintage roller type Waterman pen. It is dark burgundy or brown on the barrel, and has all 18k gold accents which we believe are solid 18kg since all the (3) pics we have seen on it on the net say solid 18k gold. It is heavy. It looks just like the roller version of this fountain version.



He is wondering what is might be worth.
Update: I just checked eBay and I guess these are now collector's items. They're asking $500 for this. (It's a Waterman Le Man 100 fountain pen, BTW) I may have to convert my old pens into cash for farkles.
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