Saturday, July 4, 2015

Pentel R-3s

Here we have five versions of the Pentel R-3. Starting on the left we a R-3 that has a small P on the pocket clip and right below the clip it has Pentel, Japan on the barrel. The next one has Pentel, R-3 and Japan right below the clip on the barrel. The third one has Pentel Japan on the barrel below the clip. Next we have what is called the second generation R-3. This one has a P on the top of the cap and Pentel Japan and in this case Disney on the back of the barrel. Last one is called the third and final version of the R-3. On this one the top of the cap is black and has Pentel in bold lettering just below the clip on the barrel. I also have a few second generation R-4s in blue and black. I have not seen a listing or a catalog for these second and third generation R-3s so I do not know if there are more out there. Everyone should have a R-3 in their collection.

Here are the tops of the five R-3. All these pens use the Pentel MG8 refill and can be bought at many different places to include EBay. Add all these great pens to your collection.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

JetPen Order

Here is my most recent JetPens order. All this stuff works fine with the Togo pencil being added to my Togo collection. Rest of the stuff is all pretty common items and all are doing their job. I did see that JetPens has added some Chinese fountain pens that look like a Lamy Safari fountain pen. Some people left some unfriendly comments about JetPens selling fakes. Not so and not fare. JetPens as most of you know has been the leader in bring stationary items to the US from around the world. If the Chinese want to make a pen that looks like a Lamy then fine. I prefer the Lamy but some people don't have the resources to spend a lot but still want to learn about a fountain pen. JetPens deserves our support. Add all these great items to your collection.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Wearever Flipit Ball Pen

Here we have two different versions of the Wearever Flipit Pen. The yellow one with the silver color clip was just added to the collection. The blue version with the gold color clip has been in the Supply Room for some time.  The Flipit was an all plastic model with a lever or peg on top of the cap.  When the lever was pushed to one side the point came out. Push the lever back up and the point retracted. This pen came in many colors and sold in 1955 for .29 cents. Most of my info on the pen came from my favorite book on Ball Point Pens. The Incredible Ball Point Pen by Henry Gostony and Stuart Schneider. I am currently using the yellow one and the Fisher 4 and 1 refill works fine in these pens. Add one to your collection.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tactical Marker

 I do like getting in on new stationary items from KickStarter and here is a good example. This is the Tactical Marker by Bobby Davis. This marker uses the Sharpee metal refillable refills and when closed it is over 6" long. This is a big pen. You also can screw the back piece off and screw on the ice breaker point or the hammer end. You can also change out the pocket clip for the leather strap. This will make a great EDC pen. They had an additional part for a little more so you could also use G2 refills. For me the pen is just to big for general writing but a great size for a marker.

As you can see in this picture the black marker tip. The refill screws into the body. I am hoping that Sharpee comes out with some different colors for their pen. Add this great pen to your collection.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pentels For a Clear Day

Since I was looking at Pentels I found these packs that I had collected. All clear pens and pencils. The pens and pencils on the top row are the Razzle-Dazzle Icy pencils, the Metallic Sunburst Christmas pack, the Carnival 0.7mm pencils in the center and on the right the Techniclick Razzle Dazzle. The Razzle Dazzle are from the early 90s when Apple came out with the iMac computer which had Razzle Dazzle colors. Bottom row has a package of two smoke colored Side Clickers. Very collectible. The Quick Dock, Pentel Metallic Sunburst, More modern Icy pencils and last the RSVP Style pens.  All the older pens and pencils are good to use but are also very collectable. Add all these great items to your collection.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Teen Screen 1967

 When I was a your teen I would read these types of magazines all the time. Keeping up on my favorite groups like the Monkees, Paul Revere and the Raiders and Buffalo Springfield. In this issue there is a Ad for Papermate Ops N Pops pens and on the back is a Ad for Lindy Pens. In 1967 Lindy Pens had twelve different colors.
  If you go to YouTube and search Papermate Ops N Pops pens you will see some old ads plus a Ops N Pops dance contest.
I will post my collection again soon. Great pens that are no more.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pentel Rollerball Pens

I was pulling a Pentel RC-36 Clic Roller out of the case there other day and I saw that I had not said anything about these other great roller writers in some time. We start on the left with five R-3s. three of them are different. Then two Green R-4s, three Black R-4s, Four Blue R-4s and Three Red R-4s. In the 70s and 80s you could get refills in all four colors. Now just black. Next we have two R-6s and three R-7s. The R-7s were shinny gold color with black stripes. Last in the row are two Sterling Silver rollers. At the bottom is a R-7 in a plastic case then the 24 Karat Gold Plated roller and another Sterling Silver roller. By far these are my favorite pens of all time. I bought my first one in 1978 in Mainz Germany. I think this is a complete set of these type rollers but if anybody knows of a roller that should be in this collection please let me know. Add them all to your collection.