Thanks Bill!

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My Montblanc 146-Stub arrived today! Thank you! It is a truly great pen! It arrived intact and in working order. I flushed it out, of course, and have filled it with Diamine Regency Blue ink. The pen writes like a dream with a lovely, wet, stubbish line. This pen represents the attainment of a grail pen objective for me-I have wanted a 146 for years, but never had quite the opportunity to obtain one. The nib delights me! I have a 149, and this pen very much resembles its big brother; I find that it is more comfortable for me to use it unposted rather than posted (the cap itself posts well)-I assume that the piston mechanism gives the back end a lot of heft. I love the nib and the patina acquired through use.

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Thanks Collin!

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Did You Leave Your Favorite Pen in Your Pocket and It Went Through the Laundry?

Poor, poor pen! Even more, poor, poor nib!

Fairly expensive Mont Blanc limited edition pen suffered the tumbles of “Permanent Press” then the “Fluff Cycle.”

Not to worry, this nib has a happy ending! See slide show below.

Oh, and the turn around time was only 2 weeks!

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(SOLD IN 4 HOURS, 17 MINUTES WITH 3 INQUIRIES, THIS PEN IS GOING TO NEW YORK!) 1.20mm Parker 51 Stub!

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Many folks have been asking for this pen, and here is one! First come, first served!

1.20mm custom signature stub on a jet black Parker 51 Vacumatic restored! Steel cap has no dents, some pitting on the clip!

Ready for you for only $130.00 plus shipping! Email me at greg@gregminuskin.com to get this deal today!

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(SOLD IN 1 HOUR, 17 MINUTES WITH 5 INQUIRIES, THIS PEN IS GOING TO ARIZONA!) Oh!!!!!!!! Fine Wet Noodle Flex Waterman’s Sterling Silver Overlay!

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Yes, the dream pen! Dream Pen Alert!

Waterman’s sterling overlay 454 screw cap clipless model, with patina to die for! I did not polish it at all, only cleaned up the feed/section and of course a new ink sac, full size ink sac I might add!

An usual large #5 nib, smooth fine wet, wet, wet noodle flex with river’s/gushers of ink! You want to do some fancy calligraphy with style, using at 100 year year old Waterman’s pen, here you go!

Better email me quick at greg@gregminuskin.com for at $235.00 plus shipping, this pen will sell FAST!

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A Special Request!

I received a Pilot VP nib unit today for retipping; the client requested a custom BB 1.20mm oblique, and I was more then able to obliged them!

See the slide show below;

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Tricky Parker #12 Nib Repair!

Quite often I receive the most difficult nibs to work on, and rare too!

Case in point; this Parker #12 Lucky Curve nib; the largest and rarest nib of the early Parker line.

Split in half and requiring a retip, it took me many hours of careful welding, hand engraving of the imprint best possible, and then a medium retip.

Enjoy the slide show of the “Before and After” photos, and let me know if I can assist you with your nib!

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Another Ink Victim

About once every other week I receive a pen from a customer stating the filling system will not fill.

And every time I take the pen apart, and the pen has an ink sac, I find it destroyed from the inside out. The quick slide show below show a damaged, turned to “goo” ink sac barely 4 months old.

My opinion is that one should use only factory inks for they, the factory’s, have a tacit responsibility that their inks will work well in fountain pens, new and old.

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Factory Original Retip to a Mont Blanc 149

Just finished this retip to a Mont Blanc 149.

The client requested that it be a .40mm in size, and original looking as possible. Notice the original white/two tone aspects of the nib have been preserved during the retipping process.

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(SOLD IN 1 HOUR, 49 MINUTES WITH 3 INQUIRIES! THIS PEN SET IS GOING TO TEXAS!) Minty Condition Sheaffer’s Set!

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Let the pictures tell the story!

Minty condition all metal Sheaffer’s set, nice! Restored with the original box, no dents in the pen or pencil!

Yours for $70.00 plus shipping! Email me at greg@gregminuskin.com for this absolute deal today!

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