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General How To's & Projects / Re: Modified Speedball Offset Penstaff
« on: July 27, 2015, 10:55:05 AM »
Yes, I have one listed on Ebay with the Esterbrook #14 nib inserted. The modified version is only $7.95 plus postage. You are welcome to bid on it or I can ship one to you with confirmed payment to Paypal.
Many thanks,
Harvey ([email protected])

Tools & Supplies / Re: Looking for my first fountain pen purchase
« on: July 25, 2015, 05:22:27 PM »
Reply to Estrella: on ebay I have listed a new Manuscript Pen Co. new fountain pen with 6 points, 2 cartridges and an converter, a leaflet, plus a tin clamshell container for portability. It's only $19.95 plus postage.
Harvey ([email protected])

Tools & Supplies / Re: EF66 - defective?
« on: July 25, 2015, 05:14:51 PM »
Reply to cheri: simple solution - try my offset, metal flanged holder made to accomodate the Brause 66EF nib...only $14.95 plus $3.95 postage = total $18.90.
Harvey ([email protected])

Tools & Supplies / Re: Help me shop!
« on: July 25, 2015, 05:03:47 PM »
Reply to Marie: I can offer you the VINTAGE Gillott #303. Gillott #404, Gillott #170, Hunt #99, Hunt #101 and New model Leonardt Principal EF. I can also offer you an offsett pen staff with metal flange made to fit the Brause 66EF, plus a modified plastic Speedball offset holder which will accommodate any length of nib. You will find that most new model nibs are very scratchy compared to the smoothness writing ability of the vintage.
Harvey ([email protected])

Tools & Supplies / Re: Please help
« on: July 23, 2015, 10:35:03 AM »
Hi, most everyone is blaming the pressure on the nib, and rightly so, but if you change inks (to Higgins Eternal with a few drops of Gum Arabic), you might find a big difference. Watch the pressure on the downstrokes! Go slowly...

Reply to Janis: How's Amarillo?
did your Brause Holder not come with the plastic finger gripper? That's what helps increase the holder size. However, that being said; personally I prefer the smaller holder - guess I have gotten used to them and make them to suit my hand. I can make you a Brause 66 EF holder using a larger handle if you would like. Let me know.
Harvey (penstaff)

Tools & Supplies / Re: Leonardt EF Principal nibs
« on: May 10, 2015, 10:07:12 PM »
Hi all, in response to the Leonardt Principal EF nibs: I stock them direct from Manuscript Pen Co. at $2.00 each. 3=$6.95 plus postage, 10=$20.95 plus postage, 15=$30.95 plus postage and 25=$50.95 plus postage; one or more. I have sold many, many with no problems (except receiving them from England). Contact me for any quantity.
Harvey Anton
[email protected]

Hi Ailana, welcome to the Forum. Just a heads-up for you-I make a wooden shaft holder specifically to accomodate the Brause 66 EF (my all time favorite nib). You can find it pictured on my for sale list on Ebay, I can mail you a free flyer or can send you one for $14.95 plus $3.95 postage if you send me your mailing address.
[email protected]

Tools & Supplies / Re: vintage nibs
« on: March 25, 2015, 09:55:34 AM »
To Erica, It was certainly not my intention to create a "can of worms" on the forum concerning my vintage nibs (as you understood). Simply that my opinion was needed to clarify my opinion. Nothing has changed - the calligraphers who want to try and use vintage nibs will buy from me or somwhere else: 1) that is their right, and their priviledge, and 2) pay whatever they think is a fair market value. However, how can you put a "fair market value" on an antique anything? I still feel that my prices are fair for what you get. As you know the current prices on newly made nibs does not can you compare the longevity, ease of use and feel of a vintage nib compared to a new model - it just doesn't happen. I will do some price adjusting of my inventory soon, but my views are still the same concerning vintage and new models.
Thank you for your ear. The Forum is still the best place to submit your views - whether they are right or wrong.

Introductions / Re: Hello From Florida!
« on: March 25, 2015, 12:21:20 AM »
Hi Lina, welcome to Florida, dental school and mostly to the Forum.

Introductions / Re: Hello from Australia!
« on: March 25, 2015, 12:19:50 AM »
Hi Isabel, welcome to the forum - we're all anxious to see some of your work - and good luck with the bundle of joy!

Tools & Supplies / Re: vintage nibs
« on: March 24, 2015, 11:55:06 PM »
I feel obligated to respond to my "overcharging" on my vintage nibs, Andy and yoke. Not only are they not being manufactured any longer, and the new models just don't stack up to the Vintage models - these two facts alone indicate higher prices - they are just better! You are referring to the Gillott #604EF (and other "dream" nibs) at $29.95 - would you sell me a few dozen at $5.00 each? I have no idea where you find them at this price, but good luck to you - you are more fortunate than I to find them. My thought is this: if you can buy ANY vintage nib at any price they are worth it. By comparison how can you compare a new Gillott #303 to a Vintage Gillott #303? If you ask me, the price of the new models are more excessive than the price of the vintage. So, buy them if you want - don't buy them if you don't want. No one is putting a gun to your head to buy. There might come a day when $30.00 for a Gillott #604EF will be a "steal". Guess I've said enough on this subject - any and all orders will be appreciated, filled and shipped within 24 hours of payment.
Harvey Anton
[email protected]

Tools & Supplies / vintage nibs
« on: March 21, 2015, 04:46:49 PM »
Hi Flourishers, If you are not using vintage nibs you are doing youself an injustice! The smoothness and longevity of the vintage nibs are in a class by themselves. True, they are no longer being manufactured, and they are in scarce supply, but I have probably the largest selection of vintage nibs in the country (U.S.A.) and ship all over the world. We have reasonable prices and shipping costs are at a minimum - they are mostly well-known brands and numbers, but all are not in large quantity. I have quit writing and started to reduce my inventory of vintage nibs: Brause, Hunt, Gillott, Perry, Easterbrook, Spencerian. Zanerian (to name a few) and the newer Leonardt Principal EF nibs just to mention a few - and many numbers in each brand available (in most cases). Come join the masses to Vintage Nibs, and be well-pleased with them - and be wowed! All messages will be answered, and if you place an order, make payment or send your check, it will be in the mail within 24 hours (after check clears the bank. Please use American Dollars for payment.
Harvey Anton
[email protected]
2601 Marsh Lane #192
Plano, Texas 75093
Phone: 972-307-0172

Tools & Supplies / Re: EF66 - defective?
« on: February 10, 2015, 12:10:53 PM »
Hi Erica, your package is in the mail - you should receive it within a few days. Enjoy, and consider this as a thank you for all your hard work with the forum!
Nothing but the best,

Tools & Supplies / Re: EF66 - defective?
« on: February 09, 2015, 06:43:22 AM »
Hi Erica, just found your reply to my post on Brause 66EF nibs to you. I will send you a couple of La Renommee nibs if I had your address in Florida. Let me know either through the Forum or email: [email protected]

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