Thinning the Herd

I’ve been spending some time going over my collection, and have decided to part ways with a few pens that just don’t work well for overhanded leftiness. This winnowing process has made me love my collection even more, because every pen there has been used in the past year and has, to quote a daughter talking about her clothes, given me joy. Don’t expect to see any of my Parkers, Sheaffers, Watermans, or English pens for sale anytime soon, though…in fact, the recent return of my carmine post-WWII Sheaffer Valiant Triumph vac-fill, caused me to think seriously about whether my carmine pre-WWII Sheaffer Balance Triumph lever-filler still gives me joy…and yes, they’re both staying.