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Classic Fountain Pens

September 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 in October - 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.
The much-anticipated Sailor Sky series is now in stock. Available for a limited time only, these pens are being produced in all three Sailor sizes. The Sapporo/Pro Gear Slim Sky retails for $250, with our price $200, the Pro Gear Sky retails for $390, with our price $312, and the King of Pen Sky retails for $1020, with our price $816.
Nakaya Briarwood Sandblasted Fountain Pen
The newest addition to Nakaya's natural wood Briarwood series is the Briarwood Sandblasted, which features a light layer of clear Urushi lacquer over a natural wood body which has been sandblasted to bring out the texture of the grain. Available with any standard Nakaya 14k solid gold nib, our price for this pen is just $450.
Parker Duofold International  Big Red Fountain Pen
Just arrived, the new Parker Duofold Historical Colors series revives three classic finishes from the golden age of fountain pens - Big Red, Lapis Blue, and White Ivorine. Each color is available in both the full-size Centennial and mid-size International - the Centennial retails for $520, with our price $416, and the International retails for $450, with our price $359. Normally made available only in Fine or Medium, we are able to provide these pens with your choice from among the full range of Parker 18k solid gold nib units, in sizes ranging from Extra Extra Broad to Extra Fine...
Nakaya Portable Cigar  Cherry Blossoms by Silver Powder  Fountain Pen
Another quietly masterful Maki-e pen from Nakaya, the new Portable Cigar Cherry Blossoms with Silver Powder is a superb example of the taste and craftsmanship for which this brand has become so well known. The detailed motif seems both stylized and naturally evocative at the same time, highlighted by a rich background of Black Urushi finish. As always, Nakaya offers tremendous value for a hand-painted Maki-e pen of this kind. Available with the standard range of Nakaya solid gold 14k nibs, the price for this pen is $1500, or $1550 with the rhodium-plated nib seen here...
Pilot Falcon Resin Red Barrel with  Rhodium Trim Fountain Pen
The Pilot Falcon Resin has long served as a highly affordable introduction to the world of quality fountain pens and also as one of the best starting points for John's now-famous Spencerian customization. Being made available outside Japan for the first time, the Falcon Resin Red Barrel adds a cherry red cap and barrel to the traditional Falcon Resin design. Arriving in December and available with 14k solid gold semi-soft nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad, The Falcon Resin Red Barrel retails for $180, with our price $144. Pre-orders are now being accepted - you will not be charged until your pen arrives here and then ships on to you...
Pilot E95s Burgundy and Ivory  with Gold Trim Fountain Pen
Also arriving in mid-December from Pilot are the E95s series pens in Black and in Burgundy and Ivory. The streamlined E95s takes its inspiration from the jet age fountain pens of the 1960's, and is made available with 14k solid gold inlaid nibs in your choice of Extra Fine, Fine, or Medium. Now available for pre-order, these pens will retail for $170, with our price just $136.
PIlot Custom 912 fountain pen with rhodium trim
Scheduled to arrive in December and being made available in North America for the first time, the Pilot Custom 912 serves as a slightly bigger companion to the Falcon Resin and Metal Falcon series pens and offers the widest variety of nib choices available from Pilot. Available in Extra Fine, Soft Fine, Music, Stub, and the distinctive notched FA, these 14k solid gold nibs serve as excellent starting points for the full array of John's customizations. The 912 also utilizes the high capacity CON-70 converter, giving it an ink capacity rivaling that of many piston-fillers. Pre-orders are now being accepted - you will not be charged until your pen arrives here and ships on to you. Retail $280, our price $224.
 

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...

OMAS 360 Vintage Wild Celluloid Rhodium Limited Edition  Fountain Pen
A rhodium-trim companion to the Arco Brown seen below, the new Omas 360 Vintage Wild Celluloid marries the most striking Omas celluloid pattern to its most distinctively-shaped model. 136 numbered pieces have been produced worldwide. We are able to make this pen available with the full range of 18k solid gold rhodium-plated nibs in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Extra Broad, or Stub. Retail $1595, with our price $1276.
OMAS 360 Vintage Arco Brown Celluloid Gold Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Just arrived from Omas, the new 360 Vintage Arco Brown Rose Gold piston-filler showcases the warm rippling tones of this hand-crafted celluloid body pen. Just 36 numbered pieces have been produced worldwide, and we have been able to secure a very small number for our customers. Available in solid gold 18k rose gold-plated nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Extra Broad, or stock Stub, this pen retails for $1595, with our price $1276.

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 $199, our special sale price $139.00. Free shipping via USPS Media Mail is provided for all U.S. domestic orders of this book. Our initial order has already sold out, but more signed copies are arriving later this month...

 
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