Would you buy this fountain pen for US$1.3 million?  

Gone are the days when fountain pens were essential parts of our daily lives.

For decades, students in the West were forced to practise using them and use them exclusively when writing in their exercise books and exams.

They were so ubiquitous throughout Western society that expatriates hoping to master the essentials of the local language, when arriving in Hong Kong in the 1970s, would have found themselves having to learn the name for them, mak sui bat, as early as Lesson 2 in…

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