Here is my most recent JetPens order. All this stuff works fine with the Togo pencil being added to my Togo collection. Rest of the stuff is all pretty common items and all are doing their job. I did see that JetPens has added some Chinese fountain pens that look like a Lamy Safari fountain pen. Some people left some unfriendly comments about JetPens selling fakes. Not so and not fare. JetPens as most of you know has been the leader in bring stationary items to the US from around the world. If the Chinese want to make a pen that looks like a Lamy then fine. I prefer the Lamy but some people don't have the resources to spend a lot but still want to learn about a fountain pen. JetPens deserves our support. Add all these great items to your collection.
Here we have two different versions of the Wearever Flipit Pen. The yellow one with the silver color clip was just added to the collection. The blue version with the gold color clip has been in the Supply Room for some time. The Flipit was an all plastic model with a lever or peg on top of the cap. When the lever was pushed to one side the point came out. Push the lever back up and the point retracted. This pen came in many colors and sold in 1955 for .29 cents. Most of my info on the pen came from my favorite book on Ball Point Pens. The Incredible Ball Point Pen by Henry Gostony and Stuart Schneider. I am currently using the yellow one and the Fisher 4 and 1 refill works fine in these pens. Add one to your collection.
I do like getting in on new stationary items from KickStarter and here is a good example. This is the Tactical Marker by Bobby Davis. This marker uses the Sharpee metal refillable refills and when closed it is over 6" long. This is a big pen. You also can screw the back piece off and screw on the ice breaker point or the hammer end. You can also change out the pocket clip for the leather strap. This will make a great EDC pen. They had an additional part for a little more so you could also use G2 refills. For me the pen is just to big for general writing but a great size for a marker.
As you can see in this picture the black marker tip. The refill screws into the body. I am hoping that Sharpee comes out with some different colors for their pen. Add this great pen to your collection.
Since I was looking at Pentels I found these packs that I had collected. All clear pens and pencils. The pens and pencils on the top row are the Razzle-Dazzle Icy pencils, the Metallic Sunburst Christmas pack, the Carnival 0.7mm pencils in the center and on the right the Techniclick Razzle Dazzle. The Razzle Dazzle are from the early 90s when Apple came out with the iMac computer which had Razzle Dazzle colors. Bottom row has a package of two smoke colored Side Clickers. Very collectible. The Quick Dock, Pentel Metallic Sunburst, More modern Icy pencils and last the RSVP Style pens. All the older pens and pencils are good to use but are also very collectable. Add all these great items to your collection.
When I was a your teen I would read these types of magazines all the time. Keeping up on my favorite groups like the Monkees, Paul Revere and the Raiders and Buffalo Springfield. In this issue there is a Ad for Papermate Ops N Pops pens and on the back is a Ad for Lindy Pens. In 1967 Lindy Pens had twelve different colors.
If you go to YouTube and search Papermate Ops N Pops pens you will see some old ads plus a Ops N Pops dance contest.
I will post my collection again soon. Great pens that are no more.
I was pulling a Pentel RC-36 Clic Roller out of the case there other day and I saw that I had not said anything about these other great roller writers in some time. We start on the left with five R-3s. Four of them are different. Then two Green R-4s, three Black R-4s, Four Blue R-4s and Three Red R-4s. In the 70s and 80s you could get refills in all four colors. Now just black. Next we have two R-6s and three R-7s. The R-7s were shinny gold color with black stripes. Last in the row are two Sterling Silver rollers. At the bottom is a R-7 in a plastic case then the 24 Karat Gold Plated roller and another Sterling Silver roller. By far these are my favorite pens of all time. I bought my first one in 1978 in Mainz Germany. I think this is a complete set of these type rollers but if anybody knows of a roller that should be in this collection please let me know. Add them all to your collection.
If you look at the shelves on the desk you will see that I added a second level. The two shelves are part of a 1800s mail distribution center. It would of been a small post office set up in a general store. All I have left of this post office are the two shelves. They just give me another level to put stuff and stuff I have. I have been asked how do I get anything done? Well with this much stuff it sometimes can be hard. Most of my work gets done at the computer so at the desk I work on pens and pencils. I am currently getting ready to sell a few items on eBay so I am in the process of conducting a inventory. Add all this great stuff to your desk.