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Posted by Dirck on 18 September, 2019

…or is it Pelikanitarian? These ads come from about the same period as Sheaffer was whipping up The Battle of The Sexes in the interests of selling stuff, and yet it’s suggesting than men and women may find the same model of pen equally delightful.

I imagine some will put it down to the decadence of Europeans rather than a far-sighted notion of equality.

For those who follow German even less than I do– in the first bit, young Timmy (or what ever the German version of that name is) is concerned about what to get his Dad; he suddenly realizes that Pelikan is making a grown-up version of his Pelikano, and everything is right in the world!

Today’s entirely gender-neutral pen: Pelikan Signum
Today’s ink: Pelikan Violet

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