I admit to having a penchant for vintage. I suspect it’s an underlying belief that quality was better “back then” though I’ve never lived in these periods that I regard. My favourite writing instrument is the Australian made Columbia Copperplate 3B pencil. The company still exists and produces pencils in largely the same design today.… Continue reading Columbia Copperplate 3B Pencil Review
I was so enamoured by my green parker duofold that I sought out a blue one. I find it very hard to get a picture in my mind of relative sizes of the different models, I know there’s measurements available online, but if I don’t see them in a hand for scale it doesn’t mean… Continue reading Parker Duofold DuoVac Blue Edition
Is it Ok to love a sharpener. As in, I get stirrings deep inside my chest when I crank this handle. I learnt about the Deli 635 from pencil blog Bleistift, who has an excellent comparison table of sharpener angles. I purchased my first Deli on account of this table, and then experiencing it in… Continue reading Deli 0635 Pencil Sharpener – Can you Love A Sharpener?
A new pen has arrived – and it was posted wrapped up like no ones business from the Aussie Ebay seller- so great to see! This is a vintage Parker Duofold, known also as the DuoVac as it has a vacuum filler. The photos are all in the deepest shade of my garden- the Aussie sun… Continue reading Parker DuoFold DuoVac Stripey Slender Smooth Satisfaction
Pitchforks down!! I’m not a hater, just the opposite…. I’m a believer that life has a path, and your experiences and lessons on one bend prepare you for the next section along. A few years ago I was deep into collecting vintage kitchenware. Pyrex glassware predominantly but also pottery and china patterns. I learnt two… Continue reading Why I Wont Buy A Pelikan
This Sheaffer Balance is my newest acquisition. I have a thing for the modern (90’s) Sheaffer balances, I have 3 and am not opposed to acquiring the remainder of the colourways, and it would be a dream to find a stub nib or broad that I could have customized. My Balance collection numbering 3 is… Continue reading Sheaffer Balance II Amber Glow Fountain Pen
When I first thought ” Maybe I’ll get into pens” I was thinking about this Rotring Trio Multipen. 1996 – my dad gave me one for my sixteenth birthday. He wouldn’t have known Rotring from Bic. He would have gone into the little office store in our small outback town and known it was special… Continue reading Rotring Trio Multipen
Vintage Mars Lumographs made here in Oz