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Classic Fountain Pens

October 2014 Newsletter


The Classic Fountain Pens newsletter is published monthly. We bring you the latest news on what's up here at nibs.com--new pens in stock, the latest arrivals in pre-owned pens and accessories, and information on special deals.

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Pelikan M101N Tortoiseshell Red Special Edition Fountain Pen
Pelikan's most eagerly awaited offering of the year is arriving this month - the new M101N Tortoiseshell Red Special Edition. A follow up to the highly popular M101N Brown and M101N Lizard pens, this vintage-inspired writing instrument will be available for a limited time only. Available with specially inscribed 14k solid gold nib in your choice of Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad, this pen retails for $650, with our price $520. Advance orders are now being accepted - you will not be charged until your order is ready to ship.
Pilot E95s Burgundy and Ivory  with Gold Trim Fountain Pen
Reviving a Jet Age era design and being made available outside Japan for the first time, the Pilot E95s series offers elegant design and ease of use at a highly affordable price. Specially engineered to allow for posting, the E95s can serve as either a full-size pen when posted, or as a smaller mid-size pen when using the barrel alone. Pilot's 14k solid gold inlaid nib units in Extra Fine, Fine, or Medium provide for an excellent writing experience in either configuration. Retail $170, our price $136.
Platinum has gained a reputation for creating highly affordable Maki-e style pens which often resemble writing instruments which would cost two or three times as much. The new Fujin Raijin (Wind God and Thunder God), arriving in November, is a superb example - using hand-applied gold leaf, the Fujin Raijin could easily be mistaken for a pen costing two or three thousand dollars or more. Normally made available with only limited nib choices, we are able to offer this pen with your choice of solid gold 14k nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad. Retail $450, our price $360.
Just arrived from Pelikan, the new M1000 Raden Starlight Limited Edition is being made available in just 333 numbered pieces worldwide. Individually handcrafted using raden abalone shell from the Japanese Sea, these pens utilize Pelikan's renowned piston-filler system. Normally made available only in Medium, we are able to provide the M1000 Raden Starlight with any of Pelikan's M1000 18k two-tone nib units. We have only a very limited number of these pens available - once they are gone, there will be no more. Retail Price: $3800, our price $3040.
Pelikan M600 Vibrant Green  Special Edition Fountain Pen
Available for a limited time only, the new Pelikan M600 Vibrant Green Special Edition recalls the classic Jade pens of the 1920's from Parker and Sheaffer - but even those classic writing instruments could not achieve the vibrancy of color seen in this superbly engineered pen. Utilizing Pelikan's renowned piston-filler system, the M600 Vibrant Green is available with your choice of solid gold 14k nib in Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Extra Broad, Oblique Medium or Oblique Extra Broad. Retail $595, our price $476.
Pilot Vanishing Point  Copper Limited Edition  Fountain Pen
Scheduled to arrive in October, the new Pilot Vanishing Point Copper Limited Edition is being made available in just 2014 numbered pieces worldwide. The copper-colored body and rhodium trim combine to give this pen an excitingly contemporary appearance. Normally made available only in Medium, we can provide this pen with your choice of Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad solid gold 18k rhodium-plated nib. Pre-orders are now being accepted, and you will not be charged until your pen ships on to you - our price $240.

Arriving in late 2014, two new Sailor King of Pen Limited Editions showcase the work of Maki-e artist Wataru Kurotobi. The King of Pen Asa-tsuyu and King of Pen Yu-nami both utilize complex Hakeme-nuri Maki-e technique to create unique motifs inspired by forest and ocean scenes respectively. Just 33 numbered pens in each of the two finishes are being created worldwide.

Part of Sailor's exclusive Bespoke Collection, the price for each pen starts at $3900 with standard Sailor King of Pen 21k nib. We have managed to secure a very small number of these pens for our customers - pre-orders are now being accepted, and you will not be charged until your pen arrives here and then ships on to you...

Fountain Pens of the World
The Third Edition of Andreas Lambrou's Fountain Pens of the World is now in print. This authoritative 448 page book includes 170 full color plates as well as numerous other illustrations and reproductions. New chapters in this edition examine the history of limited edition pens and of special techniques such as guilloché engraving. Each copy we have has been personally signed by Andreas Lambrou. Retail $250, our special sale price $169.00. Free shipping via USPS Media Mail is provided for all U.S. domestic orders of this book.

Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before shipping. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.
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