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Re: Old-school style
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2016, 01:23:58 PM »
Great info on this thread. Thanks, guys!

Thanks for posting those pages in high quality. Here's my attempt at the Hood page. Two years on and still can't dilute Bleedproof White properly to save my life. Will try Spencer's 'Penmanship' page later.


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Re: Old-school style
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2016, 01:40:50 PM »

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Re: Old-school style
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2016, 02:16:38 PM »
GOOD GOD almighty James you don't hold back huh?!!?!
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Re: Old-school style
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2016, 03:13:28 PM »

Ivison certainly did get around - there was that business of the Meteor nib, for instance.
Ah, yes, the IBT & Co. inscription. (As an aside, I hope you did not save the envelope. Upon review, it has been voted by acclaim the worst I penned for the entire 2015 year, and for which I will make amends anon.)

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Re: Old-school style
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2016, 03:50:15 PM »
Terrific work James!
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Re: Old-school style
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2016, 05:35:31 PM »
I hope you did not save the envelope.

Oh yes I did.  :)

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Re: Old-school style
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2016, 08:09:50 PM »
@himasf  --  What is the ink you're using here?  I found a great deal on the Norcom paper.  150 sheets for $10 :) Thanks for the tip!!
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Re: Old-school style
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2016, 10:31:22 PM »
Thanks guys!

@Daniel Mastrofski This is Bleedproof White on the Norcom pad & brown card stock from Michael's.

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Re: Old-school style
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2016, 01:24:54 PM »
I'm going waaay back! Anyone have pics of specimen of old old Spencerian? Really digging this style lately but there's not a lot of reference material. Or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough.
Sure.
The first of these two was penned in 1857 by P. R. Spencer
The second was penned by H. H. Hood around the same time (love those S's and L's. Straight shading on the d's and t's, old style c, old style s in "business", some caps very similar to Roundhand, much more compressed than later styles, all typical for "old school" Spencerian.)

A lovely style. Both of these examples are from Spencer's Spencerian or SemiAngular Penmanship, Book 13, Which is full of examples of the "old" or beginning style of Spencerian. I think IAMPETH has Book 10 scanned, which should be similar, should you want further examples.
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Just as an aside, a copy of this book is now up for sale on eBay (not mine, of course). It's quite a rare book--only nine copies in worldcat and only the second time I've seen it offered on eBay in many years. It is not inexpensive at $350, but you can make an offer on it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252511704079?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Old-school style
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2016, 01:30:04 PM »
Wow! But the condition.. man. Still, a good price for what it is. I bet they'll be willing to go even lower.
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Re: Old-school style
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2016, 04:07:08 PM »
Wow! But the condition.. man. Still, a good price for what it is. I bet they'll be willing to go even lower.
I would guess so. Only one way to find out.
Two days to go.