Thursday, April 29, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 188

A few days ago, I got an email from VPCer Bruce T, who had been looking for a brown leather fountain pen since last summer. It took a while, but Bruce finally found one he liked!
Here's his story:

Bruce: "I am not a “serious” fountain pen collector but I do dabble in it, I only have about half a dozen pens but I do use one every day.

You may recall that I have been on the search for a leather covered fountain for some time. Occasionally I go online to search but have always been intimidated by price, condition or whatever. There doesn’t seem to be many fountain pens wrapped in leather.

One day in early April, Mrs. Google informed me that there was someone on ETSY who was offering leather clad fountain pens for sale. I had a look and lo and behold there was my pen. I looked closer and it seemed to be just what I was looking for!

It was someone in central China.

I took a chance and ordered one and it arrived here in 18 days."

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

"As you can see from the photos it is a handsome pen, especially the Dragon Head on the clip complete with sparkly red eyes." 

"It measures 5 ½ inches when capped and 6 ½ inches posted so it's not small."

"The nib reads “Genius” and “Iridium”. It writes very smoothly."

"The top of the barrel (?) reads DIKAWEN and “891”."

"And now for the best part (as if the pen was not enough) it cost me $16.29 Cdn which included delivery and a converter as well as 30 cartridges!!!

I purchased it through ETSY who inform me that my credit card info was not shared with the vendor, so I feel good about that. Who knows what scams are out there in internetland.

The vendor goes by the name of ARCHchoice."

Our thanks to Bruce for sharing this cool new find with us!

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