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    most expensive pen sold

    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.
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    way to go frank!
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    Good deal Frank!

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    Congrats Frank.
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    You da Man Frank
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    Shoulda stuck with $300...that way you'd have enough extra to buy film for that new camera.

    Congrats on the sale. It's a great-looking pen.
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    Good sale ---
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    Nice...Congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Shoulda stuck with $300...that way you'd have enough extra to buy film for that new camera.

    Congrats on the sale. It's a great-looking pen.
    Yeah I hear the Digital stuff is HIGH
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    Congratulations, Frank. That's a beautiful pen!
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