As to pictures, they, can give a misleading impression. I love the way the Lott family always clearly highlighlights flaws. Another good'un is peytonstreetpens. Last week, I bought multiple pens from three different sellers. Two of them are receiving the entirety of their orders back. Bob Speerbrecher is the positive exception.
By the time of the Dallas show this fall, I will be leaving the collecting world, and as old as you, Len. Getting to be too much physically, given a debilitated condition. Lots of folks will get pens from me with flaws identified, and it is my goal to insure that everyone, especially if you're old or young, gets more than they bargained for. Not about ethics or honesty, just a desire to leave behind good memories for all, which I know some of you would dispute.