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Posting Pens to the US
Posted on Saturday August 08, 2020

There was a week or two when deliveries to American addresses were going through quite quickly, almost back to normal. Then it all went wrong. Packages get across the Atlantic quite quickly but then they go nowhere for ages. I’m aware from the news that there is interference with the US mail and doubtless that’s […]


Mabie Todd Swan SM205/60
Posted on Thursday August 06, 2020

The SM205/60 follows on well from the Swan 6142 I wrote about the other day.  Both are wartime pens though this is earlier: 1939/40.  It shares the high military-style clip but in other respects is profoundly different.  The SM205/60 looks back to the hard rubber pens that preceded it, with its flattish ends and engine […]


Mabie Todd Swan 6142
Posted on Tuesday August 04, 2020

I don’t believe I’ve written about the 6142 before.  Surprising because it was a popular pen and they appear quite often.  It’s one of those patterns that moves with the light.  At one moment a small area looks almost black.  You move the pen and the blue leaps out at you.  The celluloid – they […]


Chris’s Ink Reviews
Posted on Saturday August 01, 2020

I know that some of you are very fond of ink.  For myself, it comes very much secondary to pens and yet, somehow, I have filled a shelf 14 inches wide and five feet long with bottles of ink.  I don’t know how that happened. Anyway, my friend Chris is an ink aficionado and there […]


Damage
Posted on Thursday July 30, 2020

This is part of a very battered 4261 which I probably won’t write about as there’s nothing special to say about it.  The peg had broken, an unfortunate thing that can happen to any of us with a slip of the hand or a second’s inattention. It’s a pity I didn’t take a picture before […]