We were discussing that particular lot in the chat, I also didn’t understand what was so special about it. I would have never bet it was for that leadholder.
Our beloved 2f4 battled with someone called abd for this set, so I guess the value really was there.
By the way, I may have slightly overpaid for this one, but I snagged the other set
I think that if it wasn’t for abd, I would have been able to get it much cheaper.
I really wanted that Pilot Vanishing Point FP with the clip and tip fused together. There’s listings from time to time but they are becoming harder to get at a nice price I believe.
Also, something that may have gone a bit under the radar about that set is this piece
Both are early 2+1 multipens (early versions have rounded tip, later versions have straighter tips) which alone go for about 8000-10000 yen each. But what I think is nuts is that the above one has パイロット萬年筆株式会社 (Pilot Fountain Pen Incorporated) engraved on the body, so this was given to a company employee. How much it’s worth? Anyone’s guess. For a Pilot fan like me, quite a lot. It’s the first time I ever see a pen with Pilot’s full company name engraved on it.
Edit: I looked it up, “Pilot Fountain Pen Incorporated” was the company name up to 1989. Then it was changed to “Pilot Corporation” ( 株式会社パイロットコーポレーション)
Now, I wanted the set for those two pieces but of course I am intrigued about the rest. The black P205-ish pencil on the bottom, does anyone know more about it? I guess it is a very old model, maybe from the 60s. There’s another one with gold trim on mercari right now.
I guess none of these pieces are exceptionally rare, but the emerald grip on the top one is super cute. Blue/green tones are my favourite.
I also don’t know much about these two guys. I think both are ballpoints. The capped one may be from the 70s? Which is when Pilot started doing all of their striped models (Pilot Custom, H-200x, Striped Myu, Striped Capless). The bottom one is also quite intriguing, seems somewhat inspired in the pilot sprinter…
Anyway it’s the first time I ever buy such an expensive set and I’m quite excited.