In my Shirtpocket, July 2017: Pelikan M200 Green Marbled with Richard Binder Italic Nib

Sometimes when one is thinking of friends, or pens, it is easy to forget those who always have been there for you, like this pen that I have been using daily at work for the last ten years. I’m using it for signing documents, and for writing fancy retirement- and birthday cards…

The ink is my choice for this summer:

J. Herbin “Vert Empire”

See you in August for another pen…

In my Shirtpocket, May 2017: Pelikan 140 (late production) 

For some reason I’m very fond of the torpedo-shaped Pelikans, and if it is a vintage pen, just better.

My 140 is of a late production with a narrow clip, engraving on the cap band and no Günther Wagner on the body.

For more information: (From Herrn DOMINIC ROTHEMEL’S excellent Pelikan site)

https://www.pelikan-collectibles.com/en/Pelikan/Models/Revised-Piston-Fillers/140-Basis/index.html

Spring is here!

PS: I love this Pelikan catalog from 1955!

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AjbXdWseQYLbgdQ5gn1UTJgDbIaz4Q

In my Shirtpocket, March 2017: Pelikan M120N (2016) and Pelikan 120 Merz & Krell (1973-1977)

 

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Can you find the differences?

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The cap-rings are different.

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The piston-knob is longer on the Merz & Krell.

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Love this engraving!

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Thinner metal in the clip.

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The nib is surprisingly a true EF, with a bit of flex, which gives swelling arches…

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 See you all in April… 

In my shirtpocket, Jan 2017: Pelikan M120N and Pelikan 400 (1950-54)

Friends,

From a whim I have made this a New Year’s Resolution: To publish a monthly feature “In my shirtpocket” where one pen is going to be exchanged and a new one presented every month. If short of time perhaps only with pictures, another month perhaps with a presentation and perhaps even writing samples. Sometimes I’m willing to sell the presented pen, but definitely not today. (Even if I have a still sealed DHL package with another M120N with F nib, which I myself have never seen…)

Pelikan M120N and Pelikan 400. Copyright: Lennart Wennberg

The M120N is filled with Sailor Kiwa guro black and the 400 with J. Herbin “Terre de Feu”.

The Pelikan 400 needs no further presentation as it is one of most iconic pens in the history of writing instruments and you can find a lot of information elsewhere. Let me just show an old picture from Pelikan.com.

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2016 In Review: A Look Back At Pelikan’s Line-up

2016 In Review: A Look Back At Pelikan’s Line-up

This article from Joshua Danley’s  excellent “The Pelikan’s Perch” on the Pelikan year 2016 is so beautiful and well written that I want to share it with you all.

The Pelikan's Perch

Pelikan Maki-e Spring and Autumn CapAs we embark on a new year, I thought it would be fitting to look back and reminisce about the products that Pelikan brought to market in 2016.  Many of those releases were rumored late in 2015 and most turned out to be true.  That doesn’t mean Pelikan didn’t show up with a few surprises along the way.  Pelikan, like most companies, is not a fan of pre-release spoilers so I doubt we’ll see the treasure trove of leaked models that became available at the end of 2015.  I suspect that the company has since reminded their vendors of their contractual obligation to not leak info of upcoming releases.  While we may not know what the future holds, we can look back and see that the last few years have witnessed a lot of interesting new designs as well as re-releases of fan favorites.  I think Pelikan has overall struck a good balance though…

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Review: Pelikan Classic M200 Fountain Pen — KenCrooker.com

This is a very good review of an excellent pen that I highly recommend, but as Ken says, you should go for the EF (extra fine) nib! Enjoy!
Lennart

Nice to meet you, Peli. I though you’d be broader. Pelikan Classic M20o Fountain Pen Price: $152.00 Nib: Extra Fine Filling System: Piston About the Pen: On a recent trip to New York City, I stopped by the Fountain Pen Hospital to see how much trouble I could get into. They had a pile of Pelikans in a……

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Pelikan 400

Some pictures of my sixty years old classic Pelikan 400, green striped. This is one of the iconic pens in the history of writing instruments. (It is still made today, with a bit more “bling”, under the name Pelikan M400.) For this particular pen I have a one-pen original Pelikan leather case in green and black. When writing letters I am mostly using  this pen…

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Copyright: Lennart Wennberg

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Copyright: Lennart Wennberg

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Picture from Pelikan.com

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