Monday, April 20, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 1

Although our primary theme/topic changes with each pen club meeting, our secondary theme/topic is always "Newest Acquisitions". A few days ago, VPCer René suggested doing a virtual "Show & Tell" featuring our members' newest acquisitions here on our pen club's blog. I thought it was a great idea, so every couple of days, I will be posting a photo or two of a new pen-related item recently acquired by one of our members.

To kick things off, here is one of René's newest pen-related purchases - a very cool-looking (unrestored) vintage Wahl-Eversharp 'Streamliner' fountain pen:

(all photos by René ~ click on images to enlarge)

René writes :"The Streamliner was introduced as a budget version of the Wahl-Eversharp Skyline, using much less gold in the trimmings. Oddly it's rarer than the Skyline, especially with the grooved cap. This is the 99L model (full size, no warranty, no "double-check" on the clip), and the derby plastic had shrank a little and needed a few rounds of teflon tape to secure it to the cap body, and there are a few tiny dents, but is in otherwise great shape."

Many thanks to René for this blog theme idea and his contribution to it!

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