Sunday, October 23, 2022

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 433

I took a bunch of photos during our in-person meeting (held last Thursday) and I'll post them here this week. In the meantime, here are a couple of Stuart's newest acquisitions that he showed at the meeting!

Stuart writes: "Here are shots of my new babies. The first is my Van Pen sale pen for this year - the Caran d’Ache Ecridor in the chevron pattern, in gold!

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

He continues: "I decided that if I’m going to get a modern gold pen, this is the one and now’s the time.  It’s a stunning pen, impeccably made, and a lovely smooth writer.  The nib is gold-plated steel, which I suspect is due to the price-point the Ecridor range is in - a gold nib would have pushed the one model up into the territory of the Varius.  It was a tough decision between this, and the palladium Ecridor Milanese Mesh, which is also stunning.  It is cheaper, but I decided to “go for the gold”, ha ha!"

"The desk set is a Parker, I think dating from the 60’s, going by the concentric-circle logo attached to the socket (see photo below) - I think Parker used that in the 60’s and 70’s, though I’m not sure of the exact date.  The base is solid clear lucite.  The pen’s a 51, Aerometric filler with a Fine point.  I love the cool, Mid-20th. Century look of the set, and it goes great with my other modernistic Parker sets."

Stuart, thank you for sharing these two wonderful purchases with us! Oh, and if anyone recognizes the logo on the desk set's socket (in the photo directly above), please send us a quick email at Thanks in advance!

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