September 17th, 2014 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day September 19th, 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 19th, 2014 International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 21st, 2014 International Day of Peace September 22nd, 2014 Emancipation Day September 22nd, 2014 Autumnal equinox September 25th, 2014 Rosh Hashana September 25th, 2014 World Maritime Day September 27th, 2014 World Tourism Day September 28th, 2014 World Rabies Day September 28th, 2014 Gold Star Mother's Day September 28th, 2014 World Heart Day October 1st, 2014 International Day of Older Persons October 2nd, 2014 International Day of Non-Violence October 4th, 2014 Yom Kippur October 4th, 2014 Feast of St Francis of Assisi October 5th, 2014 Eid-al-Adha October 5th, 2014 World Teachers' Day October 6th, 2014 World Habitat Day October 6th, 2014 Child Health Day October 8th, 2014 World Day for Natural Disaster Reduction October 9th, 2014 World Sight Day October 9th, 2014 First day of Sukkot October 9th, 2014 World Post Day October 9th, 2014 Leif Erikson Day October 10th, 2014 World Mental Health Day October 11th, 2014 International Day of the Girl Child October 13th, 2014 Native Americans' Day October 13th, 2014 Indigenous People's Day October 13th, 2014 Columbus Day October 15th, 2014 White Cane Safety Day October 15th, 2014 International Day of Rural Women October 15th, 2014 Last day of Sukkot October 16th, 2014 World Food Day October 16th, 2014 Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah October 16th, 2014 Boss's Day October 17th, 2014 World Day for Poverty Eradication October 17th, 2014 'Alaska Day' observed October 18th, 2014 Alaska Day
Waterman No 7 Ripple--rare 'pink' Nib & Band--iconic Fine-flexible-nib Pen For Sale
WATERMAN No 7 RIPPLE--RARE 'PINK' NIB & BAND--ICONIC FINE-FLEXIBLE-NIB PEN
NICE ORIGINAL CONDITION, RESTORED AND WORKING
WatermanNumber Seven pen, 1920s, red ripple hard rubber with gold filled trim,'Pink' keyhole nib and correct matching color-coded cap band.
Of all the color designations, the pink, though statistically not the most rare, isone of the most desirable.The pink color indicated a fine and flexible nib with long, tapered tines. As such, it's become a sort of mascot for those of us who lovethe sort of flexible nibs that can be used for spencerian or copperplate style writing -- other nibs will do the job, but thepink keyhole nib bears Waterman's assurance that it's the grade we want.
This is an excellent example of a good, unmessed-with pink-nibbed No. 7 Ripple. The color band is perfect and original, and is just the right shade of orange for an original pink band.All the original casein bands for pink nibs are approximately this color -- if you find one that's actually bright pink, it's a replacement, not original. The color of theripple material is good, showing minor fading. The gold filled trim is also good, with minor wear.There are no chips or cracks. The big central barrel imprintis visible but showing wear, as is the back end. The '7' on the barrelend is nice and clear.
The pink keyhole nib lives up to its designation -- it's fine and flexible, capable of very wide lines with pressure, good for any sort of spencerian or copperplate writing, or any purpose, such as sketching,where shading can be used.
Restored and working with a functioning sac installed. Length is about 5 5/8 inches.
The writing samples are made using the pen itself, dipped inNoodler's BostonBrahmin Blackink.The paper is a Rhodia pad with 5mm squares.
Copyright notice: All photographs and written descriptions appearinghere arethe property of the Rob Morrison. They are protected by U.S. copyright laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission ofRob Morrison. Buying thisitem does not entitle the buyer to usethe photographs or the written description. Copyright 2013Rob Morrison.All rights reserved.
PAYMENT Payment by Paypal expected within three days of sale close. We are happy to combine shipping for items that close on the same day.
RETURNS Returns accepted if item is not as shown. Please look carefully at the large format photographs in the listing. The item must be returned in same condition as dispatched.
International buyers please note:
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges.These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying.
These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up---do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.