Notes from happy customers.
Thank you for the 2 Esterbrook pens. I am writing this with the green pen. Thank you also for the tips on the correct ink. The Green "J" Pen is just like my old one in high school, without the teeth makes.
The Waterson set arrived yesterday( Monday). It's exactly what I wanted, and I'm delighted with it. I don't often order things online (except books), and your photos and description were accurate.
I received the pen in the mail today and it is a beauty. Thanks so much. Will get looking for other items on your site.
My waterman’s is Fantastic. Great pen in fine writing order.
PFM I- This model has the cap and barrel in one single colour. The stainless steel clip and cap band is topped off by a nib of a silver palladium
PFM II- This model has a cap which is of a frosted stainless steel with a cap band of polished stainless steel. Palladium silver nib.This model does not have a white dot.
PFM III- This model has matching colour plastic cap and barrel, gold filled band and clip. Nib of 4kt gold
PFM IV- This model has a polished stainless steel cap and plastic barrel. Gold filled clip and band. 14 kt gold nib. Gold plate on end of plunger.
Information for the beginner Fountain Pen Collector:
Every hobby has its own language. It seems to me that everything is now being shortened to acronyms. We are all being asked to remember these shortened form of all sorts of phrases. These terms or acronyms seem normal to the long time collector but can be quite daunting to the newcomer who doesn't know what they stand for. Here are a few terms you may come into contact with while pursuing your hobby. I will add more as I use them on this site.
AF- aerometric filler
BRASSING - when the gold or silver metal wear away and exposes the base metal underneath
BCHR- Black Chased Hard Rubber- referring to the older rubber pens and pencils
BF- Button Filler
BHR- Black hard rubber
BP- ballpoint pen
ED- eye dropper
GF- gold filled
GFT- gold filled trim
HOOD- is the plastic covering the nib in some parker 51's and some other models
2J- double jewels
LF- lever filler
NM- Near Mint
NOS- new old stock
PF- plunger filler
RR- ribbon ring
SECTION- is the part of the fountain pen which holds the nib