Only thing I dislike about this is that it will set the bar higher for sellers for at least 3 months. And how stupid do I feel for not getting a tarnished specimen for ¥5400 a year ago?
That is one pretty apparatus.
I think nimrodd may be bidding on this.
Yes, I barely won that. If they had bid ¥1600 more, they would have outbid me. And they drove it up in small increments for about 45 minutes. I wish there was a limit to the number of bids you can make without someone else bidding.
And this one is “tarnished”. Someone switched the tip.
I am lost with the different versions. There is a “normal” model, a silver plated, a solid silver and a gold plated one, right? [and what about the original prices?]
is this one (with “sterling silver” around the middle ring) the silver plated or solid silver (“baseless”) variant?
There are three versions of Scepters:
3,000 Yen Silver Plated
5,000 Yen 23k Gold Plated
7,000 Yen Sterling Silver (Baseless)
Here’s the scan with prices of the little pamphlet that came with mine.
The line drawings in that pamphlet are just beautiful!
There is also one more that was a precursor to the Scepters. It appears that it may have been the first Excalibur and it is the only one in 0.7mm. It is Unknown Model 11 in the Pentel Book. Interestingly, the Crown logo (above Pentel), is just a line drawing, not an outline or filled in version.
No idea on the price. I got it as a set with the R10, that has the Scepter ring in the middle, instead of the gear-style ring or crown-style ring. The logo here is an outline version above Pentel.
Yep, I remember you outbidding me on it on Ebay.
I really am tempted to take one of these and gold plate it.