Well, I made two posts about new marker finds in April and June, and well, I didn´t came back to these posts until now. Some of the markers I showed in the first post in April has still an own page with more detailed pictures – the Zebra Twin-Tip Markers, the contemporary Colli Marker, the Schneider 280 Permanent Marker and the Pentel wet erase Marker. And of course this Sakura Bootleg Marker… BTW, I never used that marker; however, it´s tip is now more like a soft brush than a felt tip. Together with its wimpy small felt wadding inside the barrel, it´s definitely the worst quality I ever saw!
Uni Paint PX-30 Paint Marker
I also got a contemporary version of a black Uni Paint PX-30 marker. This one was made in Vietnam, not in Japan and still contains xylene and toluene. I got it together with the Zebra Markers from an online store, one of the options to get new markers I sometimes use. The bad thing with this marker: Also in an unused condition it seems to be only half filled with paint; it´s conspicuous light in weight.
Edding 760 Silver Paint Marker
One highlight is the vintage edding 760 silver paint marker. I guess it´s a early 1980s version. The marker is labeled in German and English, and today, it´s called edding 750 instead of 760. Another edding is the early 1990s (or late 1980s) version of the edding 400. It´s the first marker of the edding 400 series made of plastic, but it´s still containing solvent-based ink. Unlike the older and the contemporary versions, the body is black with white labeling. I always wonder about all the design chances of the various edding markers.
The 8mm Marker
I got a black dollar store marker too, can´t remember where I got this one from. The brand is unknown; it just says “8mm Marker. Oil ink. Super wide. Well, I don´t know if 8mm can be labeled super wide, but it´s a fresh marker making kind of deep purple-black lines. As usual with cheep markers/bootlegs, the ink seems to contain a large amount of solvent and less pigments. However, “it is more developed and smells soft.” Okay…
Marsh 99 Refillable Industrial Marker
The Marsh 99 Refillable Industrial Marker is another great found. I bought it for just one Euro, and that´s a crazy nice price for this durable piece of metal. And I received it unused, completely new. The marker comes with a huge bullet point, but I made some research and discovered, that there are two other nip sizes available: a chisel tip and a 25mm T-style tip.
Stanger and MARKALL
In addition to these markers I got two others. One is a Stanger M 300 Marker, the other one a MARKALL Super Marker permanent Wide/Extrabreit. The ink of both markers is alcohol-based. The Stanger M 300 Marker seems to be a private label marker due to the fact, that the shape and ink is alike to other cheep private label markers. The latter has the same shape of the older version of the Colli Marker. Can´t find any information on this one, must be a private label marker too. Anyway, the MARKALL looks a bit vintage, if it would have an individual upper part (not like the Colli Marker), it would be more special…
The second batch I received somewhat latter is also worth to be described in detail.
Cado Flo-Master Fountbrush Pen
The highlight here is the vintage Cado Flo-Master Fountbrush Pen. This one seems to be some decades old, don´t know how old exactly. Maybe 1940s or 1950s. If anyone out there have more information please let me know. The marker was manufactured by Cushman & Denison MFG. CO., New York. Maybe I need to make some further research about the company…
I received the marker in its original box, nearly unused. Only one of the felt tips was soaked with ink, but the marker itself wasn´t filled up and the two other tips, one in a wider T-shape, are unused too. The box contained the instructions sheet and a small ½ FL. OZ. bottle of black ink, unfortunately it´s completely dried out, so no chance to use the marker with its original ink. But even I´m corious to know how this Flo-Master Pen works, I wouldn´t use it to prevent any damage on it. All in all, it´s a great example of an early valve action permanent marker and a dope addition to my collection.
Bonton Marker No.880/kwb Permanent Marker
These two markers are awesome in that way, that they look vintage, but aren´t. The shape is similar to the Pentel Pens, with the upper part of the marker pushed inside the aluminum barrel, so the marker can´t be opened and refilled. But different to the Pentel Pen, the base is pushed in and the cap has a unique shape. Cool markers, cool to have some of them.
Carter´s Marks-A-Lot Permanent Markers
Another highlight are the two vintage Carter´s Marks-A-Lot Markers. Ebay found in the U.S., and I was really happy to get these two for a fair price. The Marks-A-Lot markers have a strange shape, as the base of this full metal jacket marker has the shape of a screw nut. I have two larger contemporary versions made of plastic from a marker trade, haven´t posted much about the latter too until now. For more information, check the Marks-A-Lot-page on my blog.
ZIG Posterman BIGGIE 30
This is the largest one of my new markers. I´m happy to find one with its authentic labeling. It was kind of hard because these markers are marketed under several private labels in the graffiti scene now. That´s okay, but I just prefer the original company´s labeling. That´s the reason I don´t have much contemporary so called “Tag Markers” – with the exception of this 25mm “One Inch Marker” I bought long time ago. I haven´t used the posterman marker yet, maybe I´ll keep it unused. Compared to the contemporary Uni Paint PX-30, this thing seems to be filled up with paint to the top. Good quality.
Bluhm Systeme Action Marker
Private label marker of U.S. origin. The Action Marker is a valve-action marker with xylene/toluene-based ink. Like the Bonton/kwb markers, it´s a marker intended for industrial usage. Some weeks later, I got another one with the U.S. label on it. More details and pictures coming soon…
Nestler Marker/Pentel Paint Marker/Otto Office Permanent Marker
The Nestler Marker (see picture above) is again one of these markers I don´t find any information about. I remember that I spotted larger Nestler markers back in the early 1990s, but I can´t remember the context. This one I found in a stationery shop together with the silver Pentel Paint Marker. The Otto Office Permanent Marker (see picture above) is a private label marker for the Otto mail order company. The marker body has the same shape like the contemporary edding 3000 Permanent Marker, but the cap is different.
Well, so far with details from these two marker batches. I received in the last time markers for another three pages, but I think I´ll post more information in single posts. So coming soon: Penol Markers from Denmark, several Whiteboard Markers, Dixon RediMark from Canada, vintage Magic Markers and more…