Featured The Sleeper Thread- Treasures & Ultimate Scores...

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by SYNCHRONCITY, May 13, 2020.

  1. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    1. fyi ....click on a members avatar to see when they were here last....
    tauriels , hasn't been here in two years.....so don't hold your breath waiting for a reply.
    That can often happen when you dig up an old thread.

    2. thanks for digging this one up .....because it reminded my of my good relationship with @SYNCHRONCITY , and all the countless others , I've made welcome here.
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  2. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Not Matisse - Métis.
  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Auto-incorrect strikes again!
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    not sure of that....
  5. lvetterli

    lvetterli Well-Known Member

    Just tripped over this thread searching for something else, this was a fun one! Anyone got anything new to crow about?

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  6. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

  7. lvetterli

    lvetterli Well-Known Member

    Yup. This one just popped up and made me think of things.
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  8. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian


    My sterling silver pinstriped Montblanc fountain pen. Nabbed it for roughly 1/3 the going-rate on eBay. I absolutely love it!!
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2023
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  9. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    The man does love his Montblanc pens & it is a beauty!! :happy::happy::happy: :kiss:
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  10. Born2it

    Born2it Well-Known Member

    Well, as long as we’re talking about Montblanc pens…. I worked at a pen store a couple decades ago. Gentleman came in because he’d dropped the nib section of his Montblanc fountain pen down the drain of his hotel room, and was hoping to buy a replacement. Unfortunately we didn’t have a service license, so I couldn’t help him with that. Disappointed, he was standing in front of the Montblanc cabinets, grumbling about needing a pen but not wanting to buy something he already had multiples of.

    I asked him if he travelled a lot, and he rolled his eyes and said he definitely did. So I showed him the Pilot Vanishing Point, and he about lost his mind (for non-pen freaks, imagine seeing a mechanic or carpenter use a ratcheting screwdriver for the first time). I also showed him some exceptional Pelican school pens, and a bunch of other fun stuff. We had a ball. By the time he got to the register, he had quite the pile, but his total was less than a mid-range Montblanc fountain pen and he was positively cackling with glee.

    I’d put his poor decapitated pen in a box for safe keeping, along with the information he needed to order a replacement. When I tried to hand it to him as he left, he shook his head. Said “You keep it, kid, save me the trouble of going through all that nonsense.”

    Which is how I got the limited edition Montblanc 75th anniversary fountain pen with a diamond on it (well, most of it, anyway) not only for free, but got paid for the time I spent getting it. I confess I replaced the nib section with an ordinary one, but it definitely brought me joy
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    one good turn.............;):happy:
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  12. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    It's nice when a 'Good Deed' is generously acknowledged.
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  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The gentleman with the pen figured he got a good deal too. Pen guys love toys and he walked out with a bagful!
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  14. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    I missed seeing this thread until now, some cool items posted:)
  15. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    It's been a while-great thread & the stories are fun.I'm digging thru some auction memories to see what else is hidden in my ancient midden.
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  16. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    First time reading this thread. Thanks, @lvetterli , for resuscitating it.

    And I notice a few people who haven't been here in a while, including the OP, @SYNCHRONCITY. Some others I may put in the Where the Heck Is... thread.
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  17. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Me too.
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