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Fountain Pens and Pencils: The Golden Age of Writing Instruments Hardcover – January 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 2 Revised edition (January 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764304917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764304910
  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,679,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Stuart Schneider is an attorney in Englewood, New Jersey who has been collecting pens since 1975. He is the author of several books and articles. George Fischler is a senior research microbiologist with the Colgate-Palmolive Company and an avid collector since 1977. With his wife, Michelle, George sponsors the annual New Jersey Pen Show, and he is the Repair & Restoration editor for Pen World magazine.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 22, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is a very good book for the serious collector. The price may seem high but for the wealth of information it provides it is a bargain. This is a new addition with the principle difference over the last addition being updated prices...some of which seem out of line high. Good illustrations. Not every color of a particular model may be represented but they do pretty well trying. Overall, I highly recommend it especially for the new collector.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By "rainbowcrow" on July 15, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Simply put, this book is an essential item for any serious fountain pen enthusiast or collector. To the best my knowledge, only Andreas Lambrou's Fountain Pens of the World compares (or even surpasses it, actually) in scope and depth, and Lambrou's book is twice the price.
Nor is this book limited to the seasoned expert; I first read it as an utter novice and found it delightfully accessible (the plentiful color photos go a long way here.) The only caveat is that - as mentioned by another reviewer - the suggested prices seem very high; it might be a mistake for a neophyte to base purchasing decisions on the listings in this book.
Pass up that aero-filler 51 or that unrestored blurrily-photographed vac major, for the time being, and pick up a copy of this book instead. In the long run, it's a far better investment if you are truly interested in vintage fountain pens.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Wilson on September 7, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book for my husband for fathers day and he loved it. There were so many pictures. We could not wait to see if any of his collection was in the book. If you are a pen collector, this is definately the book to have.

Andre'a
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert E Adams on August 16, 2013
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The Amazon Book Description states "represent(s) the whole range of the history and production of fountain pens, from the earliest to the present." This book has a 2008 copyright date, but the most recent information in the Parker section is 1984, a twenty-four year discrepancy.
In addition, I thought the text and photo descriptions in the Parker section was superficial compared with what is available on the internet.
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