View Full Version : WTT - Waterman Phileas w/ F nib and Lamy Al-Star w/ EF Nib for Parker 51?
02-24-2010, 05:51 PM
I know this is a very long shot, but I figured I'd try for a few days to see if I can get any bites about a trade for these pens before I try to sell them. So, up for trade are two fountain pens. The first is a Waterman Phileas with a F nib in a dark blue marbeled color. I found it NOS at an antique shop. It's seen one cartridge and a converter full of ink. This pen has the box and the converter. The second pen is a Lamy Al-Star in the dark blue color with a EF nib. This one has no box, but it has the converter. I've put two converters full of ink through this one. I bought this one from peartreepens.
While both pens write very well, they are too broad for my needs. I've heard that a Parker 51 with at least an F or finer nib might do the trick for me. I'm open to just about any 51 as long as it is in good working order. I've heard the aeromatics tend to have fewer problems, so that would be preferred. I'd prefer a bluish color, but I'm open to anything. Also, I know that Parker 51s tend to sell for more than what these two are probably worth (about $65ish?), but maybe you picked one up cheap and got it restored for not very much, so it might be a comparable trade.
PM me with any interest or offers.
02-25-2010, 02:54 AM
BUMP for the day ...
OSAMA BEN TURPIN
02-25-2010, 06:11 AM
I have a phileas (did you know that it's named after Phileas Fogg, the hero of around the world in 80 days? That's why the balloon on the insignia). The one I have is just like yours, but purple, but it's so dark that I can hardly distinguish it from my black one. I had a medium nib on the black one, and it wrote very smoothly, but I too want a nib even finer than fine. So I read (on Ebay) that the Japanese pens run half a notch finer than American or european pens, so I bought a pilot elite with an ef nib, and while it is a finer line, the cartridge/converter end of the pen is smaller than most pens, so it needs refilling more often. My wife uses a fancier pilot with an ef nib and we both like it. But I'd try a finer nib if I could find one. Good luck!
I'm off to work right now, but I might be able to offer a P 51.
02-25-2010, 12:17 PM
I sent member 'goby' a note asking for some pictures and more information.
In the meantime, I'm still open to other people who might have interest.
02-26-2010, 03:55 AM
BUMP for the day ...
02-27-2010, 04:29 AM
Probably the last BUMP before I sell these ... Somebody save me from giving up on fountain pens for the moment ...
Oh yeah, I keep forgetting to add as well. I have a clear Eye Dropper pen that came with some Noodler's Ink that I'll gladly throw in as well. I can post pictures of it later today. It's nothing fancy, but it is another pen.
02-27-2010, 02:03 PM
Here's the Eye Dropper pen that came with the Noodler's Ink. I used it for about half of the reservoir's worth of ink. It wrote well, but too broad for me. Again, it's not much. But now the offer is three pens for one.
02-27-2010, 05:45 PM
Replied to PM ... Still available.
02-28-2010, 09:43 AM
One last BUMP ...
With a simple pen for pen trade you should try Fountain Pen Network (http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/) where there are many more Parker 51s available. I sell pens there occasionally.
02-28-2010, 07:19 PM
I have several P51s and would be willing to discuss a trade for what you'd like. I may even have a cedar blue, but I'm not sure. Please email me at sputka at mac dot com to discuss offline.
Your instincts are likely correct. A P51 is where most folks are happiest; they are the best pens ever made and the aerometric fillers are trouble free!
03-01-2010, 03:43 AM
I have several P51s and would be willing to discuss a trade for what you'd like.
I might be interested, Steve, but as of right now, you just barely don't meet the post requirement to trade. Make four more posts and then we'll talk. You're almost there. :001_smile
And I really mean it this time, one last bump before I offer a for sale option ...
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