Sunday, August 2, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 53

I love learning more about lesser-known fountain pen brands, so I was delighted when new VPC member Kevin W. sent in some photos of his Creeks N' Creeks fountain pen...

(all photos courtesy of Kevin ~ please click on images to enlarge)

In Kevin's words: "Coming in at a rather petite 12cm, this Gallic pocket pen was a promotional device for Peugeot cars in 90s Europe. This one was actually acquired as a gift with my wife's car in the UK, but the car and the pen are decidedly French."

"Made by Creeks N' Creeks, similar little pens were once common in the French schoolroom.

Owned by Stypen, Creeks N' Creeks were absorbed along with the parent company into BIC in 2004, and as far as I can tell, pretty much disappeared from view. There is still a small BIC Xpen which was originally a Stypen Xpen, so maybe its genes do still live on in that metal pen after all.

"It has a bit of pitting on its gold(en) nib now, but still writes incredibly smoothly."

"I find its small size surprisingly easy to use and really love the gunmetal lacquer finish.

The only thing I dislike about it is that it only takes the small standard international cartridges. One day I'll get around to trying a Kaweco bulb convertor in it, but until then it's relegated to the second tier lineup. Surprisingly, they’re still around and I recently discovered a mint version of the pen still in its box for about CAD55."

Thank you, Kevin, for your photos and mini review of this handsome pocket pen!

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