Classical Pilot Elite 1969 Black & Silver Pocket 14k Gold Fine Nib Fountain Pen
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Classical Pilot Elite 1969 Black & Silver Pocket 14k Gold Fine Nib Fountain Pen:
Classical Pilot Elite 1969 Black & Silver Pocket 14K Gold Fine Nib Fountain pen Classical Pilot Elite 1969 Black & Silver Pocket 14K Gold Fine Nib Fountain pen HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018
Vintage SUPER Rare Pilot Elite 1969 Pocket Style
14K Solid Gold F Fine Nib Fountain Pen
Production Date: 1979
MARKET PRICE: $350
So, Please offer with confidence
DISCOVERED TREASURE: ELITE, THE FAMOUS
You definitely have seen the modern Pilot's Elite model, But originally the Pilot Elite was a whole family of pens in a number of different styles. So many of them, actually, that it is hard to ignore the impression of Elite being a catchy word that was attached to any pen with a serious and formal look in the sixties and seventies. Or even not that formal!
A flat top Elite. Nail-type nib in 14K Gold
ELITE LIMITED PENS
The all-black with golden accents and inlaid nib. Some people call this pen as “Socrates”. Nail-type nibs were also implemented and are easy to find. This pen style –black and gold— in pocket pens was popular among all pen makers in Japan. The defining feature of the Pilot Elite is Pilot legendary pocket pen's big cap, which works in a similar way to transform a small sized capped pen into a reasonably sized posted pen. The cap really is very long and so posts and closes securely. As you can see, the it’s almost as long as the pen.
Black cap and barrel. Nib is 14k Gold. Short pen with a long section that posts to full length. Cartridge or converter fills. The trade mark "Elite" is engraved in the cap.
LITTLE BIT OF THE HISTORY: THE "BOOMING" PEN IN THE '60s
Pocket pens are a genuine Japanese invention. These are pens with very long sections and caps and very short barrels. The cap, however, fits tightly on the barrel when posted making a full-size pen to write. In 1968 Pilot released the Elite S which derived from the Elite family. This pen in particular, went viral after the Happa Fumifumi commercial featuring Kyosen Ohashi. During the commercial Kyosen Ohashi kept repeating "Happa Fumi-Fumi" which makes the commercial into a viral sensation which resulted the Pilot Elite S a popular pen during the '60s
Pilot was the company that launched this idea in 1968, and the rest of Japanese companies followed suit soon afterwards. (Vid post scriptum. This is not correct—the first pocket pen was released by Platinum in 1964). Sailor released their version of pocket pen in 1967 and it is confirmed. This model is one of the 1st models of pocket pens that Pilot ever released along with Myu and others.
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: 50 YEARS OLD MAGIC-PEN
Generally Pilot nib sizes run one size smaller than their western counterparts. Pen nib features gold plated and the flow is even and the nib is tolerant to variations in angle, in short, the nib has a very large sweet spot. About the writing experience, the nib is butter smooth as is expected from a Pilot. This pen had been used when I got it in my hands. It shows some tear and wears on the cap, mostly. The adjustment between cap and barrel and cap and section is perfect despite 50 years of use. And that is especially important for writing comfort in a pocket pen.
Very smooth fine nib in 14K Gold. There is no indication of the actual point. The nib engraving only says “PILOT SUPER QUALITY MADE IN JAPAN". The ink flow is just perfect for this nib. The demands are easy to meet as the nib is very rigid. Since the pen made to 50 years therefore, there are scratches in the pen body or the nib may have rusted a bit. Please check the pictures for details. Please note that I put the pen as I put the history in front of you. The pen may look not new but you can surely be proud of having one of these if you love fountain pen and a collector of pens.
Pen comes in Fine nib
WHY SO EXPENSIVE & HARD TO FIND:
These models were only sold here in Japan, intended for the Japanese market, which explains why they are so highly valued in the west. Even in Japan they are difficult to find. But they are such tough pens, the ones that do turn up are usually still in great condition. These are workhorse pens.
Please check the pictures for details
Line1969 Pilot Elite
Material14K Solid Gold
ColorBlack & Silver
Nib14K Gold F Nib
TechniqueSpecial Edition/ Vintage/Super Rare
Artisan namePilotClosing SystemSnap-on
Filling SystemCartridge / Converter (Not Included)
length117.9 mm (Closed)
Barrel width11.6 mm
Country of ManufactureJapan
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