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  1. As I mentioned in my intro post my main collection is historical writing implements. I've developed a sub-collection of military-related items. Here's a Esterbrook's 407 Dip-less ink well and matching pen made in special Army Brown for the Air Force U.S. Army. Any desk jockey would have loved to have had this on their desk. It holds a ton of ink, and will write much longer on a dip than the older dip pens, while being less fragile and more reliable than a fountain pen. I picked up the ink well first, and then fortune smiled on me and ran across the pen with the exact right imprint ju
  2. As I stated in my intro, my mail collection is old writing implements. I've developed a bit of a sub-collection of military-related items. The mystery wings started with an ink well used at the San Diego Air Station during the 1940's. As you can see it has the naval aviation wings on it. I then found a printer's block with the same wings. Cool! I learned a bit about the Naval Aviation wings Then I found another printer's block, but these wings are different. Instead of a shield it has a rayed sun. I've looked everywhere for one like it can can't find anything. Wondering if any of y'all hav
  3. Hey, I'm PlaneCrazy (aka Andrew) and my primary collecting interest is in old writing implements, specifically fountain pens and earlier. I've recently begun to develop and accidental sub-collection of military-related items. They occasionally pop up and after a while I've realized I have a small, but interesting collection. These are mainly ink wells and pens from the second world war era, but I always look out for writing implements when in museums and historical sites. One example is at Appomattox. There they have the stub of a pencil used by Robert E. Lee to make revisions to the
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