My 'anchor' pen sold last month from the art gallery where my stuff is displayed and offered for sale. It was a faux ivory Emperor fountain. The 'ivory' is the type used by knife makers and is not the same material as is sold by most of the pen supply vendors. I was pleased with the end result but, ole cheapie me, was concerned about losing the investment in kit and material. Originally, I had intended to price it at $300.00 but chickened out and put a $250.00 tag on it. However, even with the 40% commission coming off the top and deducting my costs, about $75.00, I figure I came out OK. I had this high end pen in there as an 'anchor' to help make my others look reasonably priced. I didn't know if it would ever sell, took about six months. With other sales, I had a good month. Gonna buy my new camera now.