It’s been far too long since we last took a peep into the collection de tat at Platinum Al’s Virtual Hot Tub. So lets examine another fine piece from the assembled items of dubious taste and quality which I humbly possess. And this one is a beauty, make no mistake.
ITEM: Jo Guest Strip Pen
Description: one of those ink pens that feature a picture of a woman on the side, wearing a bikini. The clothing “disappears” when tilted so that the lady is naked
Cost: Free with copy of Men’s World magazine
Bought: location n/a
Reason for buying: n/a
When I was about twelve, a friend of mine (who was a few years older) went to the seaside and was allowed to buy one of these “tip and strip” novelty pens. I was thoroughly shocked by this.
Years later, a similar pen came into my possession. This is the one featured here, which features images of lovely 90’s pin up/page three girl/nudey mag legend, Joanne Guest.
Jo was a popular glamour model in the mid 1990s, and regularly appeared in top-shelf magazine Men’s World. This pen was a cover mounted free gift with a particular issue. Of course, I didn’t buy the magazine (or any other, similar publications) – this item was given to me as a gift, honest.
It’s quite a neat little item to own. Guesty looks very cute on the pen, even though the image is tiny. The tip and strip action is still working well and the pen even writes. Owning one of these pens would be an envious item in any stationery stockpile, the fact it’s glam queen Jo Guest emblazoned in all her (naked) glory makes it even more desirable.
For anyone who has trouble remembering the 90s, on the right is a pic of Jo from back in the day to refresh your memory:
To see more from my tat collection, go to the right hand side menu and click on “Tat”. Scroll through for the goodies.
Disclaimer: in no way does Platinum Als Virtual Hot Tub admit to owning, viewing or buying any gentlemen’s periodical/jazz mag.