I think most pen enthusiast go through an initial stage of buying frenzy. They buy any pen that they can afford or looks pretty. I tried out a lot of pens in my early months as a collector and I have since sold many of the pens that I don’t see myself keeping for the next few years.
I think I’m already at the stage of carefully curating what I add to my collection, and so I’ve slowed down to a grinding halt in terms of adding new pens. I think it’s time for my first grail pen. 🙂 I have a short list of pens that are realistically attainable for me this coming year.
- Franklin Christoph Model 19 (Black with King’s Gold or Cherry Band)
- Bexley Poseidon Magnum II (Bronze Sands) or another Bexley Corona
- Pelikan M600
- Faber Castell eMotion (Dark Pearwood)
- Pilot Vanishing Point (white and gold or black and gold) – available at Cosmos! Finally!
I have a few projects that I need to finish first so I might need to wait until the middle of the year before I start saving up for them, but it’s okay. I’m happy with the pens that I got now, and I can wait longer for better pens to use. At least, until another Parker 51 or Vacumatic goes up for sale in the Marketplace. I just hope I can snag a VP at Cosmos before they run out. I heard from FPN-P peeps that they only brought in limited stocks to see how salable these VPs are.