15 September 2007

Photo Hunt - Plastic



The theme for this week's is plastic. This one made me rack my brain to come up with something and then I thought pens! I have a small collection of vintage and moder Conway Stewart pens, a British pen manufacturer that was in operation from 1905 to the 1970's and then from the late 1990's. Some pens were and are made of silver. gold or even casein ( the milk protein) but most are made from acrylic and are very attractive.

This pen is a modern Duro. Most modern Conway Stewarts are normally made in limited numbers, usually 1,000
This is a "Cracked Ice" pattern pen "28" from the 1950s. The cracked ice pattern is very collectable but I treat my pens as something to use rather than look at.

64 comments:

Carver said...

Beautiful pens. I never would have thought of that for the plastic theme. Great idea.

Raquel said...

Beautiful, I like the first image.

MaR said...

Wonderful take on the theme. Signed: the Lamy freak
I love pens, I have several ones right next to my pc to take beautiful notes :)

Paulie said...

Fantastic photos! I had also forgotten about my plastic pens. Yours are truly beautiful.

Come see my entry.

Anonymous said...

Great photos! I love the Duro... though I love fountain pens in general, but I'm not writing much by hand these days. Must look where I hid that Parker!

Have a happy weekend! :)

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Wow, those are some neat pens!

Anonymous said...

Wow - what beautiful pens!

Happy Weekend.

Katya said...

Aha, Jams! Something functional for the hunt! Excellent! I wracked my brain as well, until I realized I was sitting in plastic!!! hehehe

Oh, and like you, I find "collectibles" to be of no real value unless one can USE them!!

Happy weekend, Jams!

Anonymous said...

very neat shot!

today as if I cant right with pens anymore Im used to type in my keyboard.

Susan Demeter said...

Lovely pens, and a great choice for the theme! Happy photo hunting .. :)

Anonymous said...

great one! and what a nice pens.

happy weekend!

SabineM said...

great take on the theme! I LOVE pens, though I do not collect them! Fountain pens are my favorite , but I am with the other Sabine, I don't write much anymore! What a sad statement!

Anonymous said...

Those are really beautiful pens. Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

love to the photos! i really haven't use pens from many years back , today i use the pc for evrything.
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Anonymous said...

what an elegant entry!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks! Glad you like my photos

Whirlwind said...

I like those.

Anonymous said...

wow ... beautiful pens!
love the way they look against the all-white background, too!
happy hunting!

ipanema said...

lovely collection! :)

maiylah said...

they don't make pens like these anymore ... well, most of the pens readily available aren't anywhere near these!
wonderful choice for this week's theme!

Trinity said...

:-) Never thought this before! haha.. this plastic theme is quite fun and need brainstorming as well!

Trinity

Cynthia said...

Pens in our house get hidden where babies can't reach them (Miss Peach likes to write on herself..) Nice pens!

Anonymous said...

nice pens, like the blue one...happy weekend! :-) mine's up here!

Anonymous said...

Nice. I like the color...

Siani said...

Nice pens - and a lovely, personal take on this week's theme!

Anonymous said...

I like the blue one. The pattern is really beautiful. :)

Anonymous said...

I've been amazed at the variety of plastic things among the photo hunters this week! Those are both classy pens.

jmb said...

These are beautiful. I love fountain pens, I love to use them, have only a couple of good one, but not as beautiful as these.

Jane said...

Great take on the theme! BTW, I am collecting information on wildlife around the world for my third grade class in Los Angeles. I hope you can stop by!

Anonymous said...

so valuable pen indeed, like the blue one..blessed weekend! :-)
my firt entry is up here.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pens you've got there.

Have a great weekend! :)

TorAa said...

Top class photos. And a good story as well.

Plastic, for me, is everything from dirt or vaste to art.

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Liz Hinds said...

What beautiful pens! And what a great idea for the theme.

It's good that you make use of your collection not let them waste away in a display. Do you have beautiful hand-writing to match?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pens! And so good that you actually do use them.

Anonymous said...

nice pens you've got !

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Those are lovely pens! Just beautiful. :) I can see why people collect them.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Liz if only I had the handwriting to go with my pens. It's a ghastly scrawl... and food for thought for next week's theme!

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful!!! I really would like the blue one for myself!! It'd go nice with the checkbook. LOL

Happy weekend.

Daisy said...

Those are pretty pens. I am glad you use and enjoy them, too.

Anonymous said...

Those are some beautiful pens. I love this meme as everyone is pulling out their favorite plastic things!

Michele said...

Very nice. What a great idea for the theme.
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CC said...

Ahhh, in the days before 'Cracked Ice' referred to some sort of street drug.

How come you didn't showcase your girly pen? You know the one that has clothes on until you flip it over and then it becomes au naturel. Those are classics too.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Those are very pretty and a great collectors item!

~ Gracie

Anonymous said...

I love handsome pens, but I lose a lot of stuff, so I rarely invest that much in one.

My photo's up this week! Come visit! :-)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone.. Aww ewbl I don't have a girly pen but I should have photographed my Robyn Hitchcock pen that has a tomato that goes up and down!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Never thought of pens! We are huge pen lovers in our house!

Shawna said...

Those are pretty nice collectibles. I love the blue color of the first one!

Corey~living and loving said...

ooooo that second pen is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :)

Mommy Lutchi said...

very neat photos. Check my entry too if u have time. TC

Anonymous said...

Good choice of photos! Mine is up too. Hope you can visit me :) Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Those are pretty neat pens. Great idea for this week. Will be interest for next week with "paper".

Anonymous said...

The blue one's kind of nice with the swirling pattern. Very nice Photohunt choices.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are great pens and I like the cool designs they have.

Thanks for visiting earlier. Take care!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos - I love those pens!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

lovely!

smiles, bee

Maggie Moo said...

I love pens-and the blue one is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

What neat pens! Great idea for the theme.

Myrna said...

Beautiful! I love a nice fountain pen...

-tnchick- said...

Awesome lookin' pens, I'm kinda a pen junkie but my kids always take them. ugh.

Vader's Mom said...

Great photos with a little history lesson thrown in. Wonderful job!

Rach said...

I would have never even thought of pens for this weeks theme, but the 2 you chose are great to look at! happy weekend :-)

Kucing Mafia said...

It's a beau.... i love mont blanc but cant afford one

Unknown said...

They are beautiful. I didn't know British manufacture pens as well... Conway Steward. I'll remember that. Thanks for sharing. :)

changeiam said...

What a great idea for this weeks theme. That's really original and you have a lovely collection of pens. Here's my plastic