Fountain Pens Past and Present

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Collector Books, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 287 pages
This deluxe second edition has been expanded and reformatted to be almost one third larger than the first edition, a book that is already regarded as one of the most authoritative and entertaining books on the subject of pen collecting. Outlining eight major manufacturers and their classic model pens, the book is colorfully illustrated with photos and advertisements. You will find current collector values; new photographs including hundreds of additional vintage and contemporary writing instruments; new tips on buying, selling, and trading; and a new 'Collectibility Status Chart' identifying over 100 brands and models of fountain pens and their relative values. In addition, there are new sections on individual artisans and their unique creations and a revised section on contemporary manufacturers, double the size of the first edition. Discussions are included on building your collections, storage and display, refurbishing and repair, paper and inks, and valuing your pens. 2004 values.

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Displays a huge assortment of fountain pens in beautiful photographs. Just enough stories of the history of major manufacturers and periods. A great book to pick up and enjoy any time. Read full review

Fountain pens past and present

User Review  - zimma - Overstock.com

This book is surprisingly well bound and is full of color pictures of beautiful fountain pens. Best feature is the variety of pens represented from allover the world. Read full review

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