Pen Profiles

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  • How to Collect Well: General Subjects in Pen Collecting
    • Grading Old Pens
    • Collector vs User
    • How to play at Pen Shows
    • A Few Pen Show Reviews from the Old Days
    • Pen Restoration/Repair: Brief
    • Overview of  Pen Brands
    • Where to buy Old Pens. Or... Ebay vs. Dealer
    • Join the Fountain Pen Board.
    • Sign up for FP Scribbles, the Vacumania Newsletter.
  • Parker 
    • Overview of Parker: 1890's to Current.
    • Eyedroppers and Safeties. The first Parkers
    • Early Button Fillers (1910's-1920's)
    • Duofold (1921- Current)
    • Vacumatic
    • 1930's re-badges:  Diamond Medal, Webster,  Good Service, Safford, Pencopen, etc.
    • Challenger Family
    • Parkette Family
    • The so-called Thrift Pens  ~1928-1939
    • "51"
    • Other 1950's-1960's +, "21, 45, 61, 65 75"
    • Some Parker Gems from David's Personal Collection
  • Sheaffer 
    • Overview of Sheaffer: 1908-current
    • Flat Top Era 1908-1930+
    • Balance Overview
    • Balance Off-Catalogue cap-bands
    • Balance Canada
    • Sheaffer's 1930's Junior.
    • 1930's  sub-brands: Craig, Vacuum-Fil, WASP Vacuum-Fil, Vacuum, WASP Clipper,  WASP Addipoint,  Univer
    • 1940's Triumph era: War years, Immediate Post War, Original Touchdown
    • 1951. Thin Model Touchdown
    • 1952-9 Snorkel
    • 1959-1963+ PFM
    • 1960s-1980's. Imperial and Related
    • Targa
    • Some Sheaffer Gems from David's Personal Collectoin
  • LE Waterman
    • Overview Early 1880's- 1950's (current production still in Europe). Focus on filling mechanisms
    • Basic model nomenclature. It's all about the numbers.
    • Early Era. Eyedroppers: 1880's- 1920s (later?)
    • 1920's Hard Rubber/Ripple/Overlay
    • Overview of 1929-1939 Plastic
    • Patrician
    • Ink Vue
    • 1939+, 100 Year Pen and related
    • Taperite
    • CF Cartridge Filler
  • Conklin
    • Overview
    • Endura Flat-Top
    • Endura Symmetrik
    • Nozac
    • Downhill from there...
  • Quality Smaller Makes and High Volume Lower Priced Brands
    • Carter
    • Chilton
    • Dunn
    • Eclipse
    • Esterbrook
    • Kraker
    • Monroe
    • Moore
    • Pullman
    • Rexall Drug Store brands: Belmont
    • Triad
    • Wearever
  • Pen Show Reviews,etc.