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I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

Matt Hanson

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Milkman Dan said on January 31st, 2008 at 12:38 pm

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I just did a little research on inflation, and apparently that $2.25 translates to about $20 today, assuming your 1948 publication date is accurate. That’s one damn expensive pen.

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Cookie McCool said on January 31st, 2008 at 4:52 pm

$20 for a fountain pen is actually either extremely reasonable or the pen is extremely shitty.

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I gave Jeff McCarthy a pen once, and I’m neither on Broadway nor playing a cartoon frog TV channel mascot. GYP.

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Its the pencil that would be around 16 dollars now that gets me. That pencil better have magic freaking powers…

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The Red Skull didn’t need no stinkin’ pen to get noticed.

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er. doesn’t chuck look like conan o brien?

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The prices are about in line with what you’ll pay for the cheapest Cross pen and pencil set at Staples:

http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=&webid=12071&affixedcode=WW

…though if you really want a distinctive metal ballpoint, your money’s probably better spent on one of Fisher’s bullet-style Space Pens.

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Fishcakes said on April 2nd, 2008 at 10:30 pm

I actually had a set of both the Fineline pen and pencil! My grandma found them at a yard sale and thought, “Hey, Fishcakes likes writing. I’ll give it to her.” The pen didn’t work, but the pencil was pretty nice.

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