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Collector’s Corner: Fountain Pens

Collector’s Corner: Fountain Pens
By Michele Alice
AuctionBytes.com
November 21, 2004

“Today, fountain pens survive in a niche retail market as upscale writing instruments to be found under the Christmas tree or used by presidents, diplomats, and CEOs, but they dominate the collectible pens market. It is not unusual to find early Watermans, Parkers, and Montblancs, for example, demanding several hundreds dollars for specimens in fine condition, and auction prices have often climbed into the thousands.”

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Sometimes, the Collectible Is Mightier Than the Sword

The New York Times
By DAN BERRETT
Published: July 25, 2004

“FOR Ron Lussier, 43, of Sausalito, Calif., the obsession started innocuously enough – with a few gifts.
More than a decade ago, his partner gave him two fountain pens – a Parker Centennial and a Mont Blanc Ernest Hemingway – and his father gave him a third. Over the years, as he moved into new homes, the pens were packed away, out of reach.”

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