Lot #3 Description: Five (5) Hawaiian ink pens purchased on various Hawaiian islands, circa. 2001. Genuine transparent plastic carrying case (not shown).
History: These ink pens were purchased by the author during his extensive Hawaiian tour in 2001. Some of these pens were used to write journal entries and travel articles for Midwest Magazine. These gorgeous pens are now ten years old and are quickly drying up, so the author hopes to unload 'em while they still have some income potential. That, and he would really like to buy a new ball for the downstairs toilet in his home. Income from the sale of these pens will go toward this new ball.
Background: Who wouldn't love this set of Hawaiian ink pens? Not only are they useful writing utensils, they can also be mounted under glass as a decorative wall hanging along with a plaque that reads: Outcalt's Old Pens. Great conversation starter. These would also look great in a man cave. Not too effeminate. Well, maybe a bit. But the floral patterns are not too wild and, besides, men wear floral shirts in Hawaii. The author has been to Hawaii. He's seen the men there. Actually interacted with them. Most of these men are comfortable in their own skins and don't have a problem wearing floral shirts. The author wouldn't be caught dead in a floral shirt, but that's just him. These pens, on the other hand, drip with testosterone and would make a great gift for Father's Day. The author has handled 'em. Wrote with 'em. Why not make a sizable bid?
Quote from Author's Wife: "You're not selling those pens, are you? I love those pens! If no one buys those, I'd like to take them to school."