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Since being uploaded just over two years ago, this customer video demonstrating a Pilot Falcon with John's Spencerian customization has become a global phenomenon and has now received over four million views! While the Falcon Resin, Metal Falcon, and Justus 95 pens remain excellent choices, the same customization can also be done on any Nakaya brand pen, as well as Omas Vintage pens with Flessible nibs. For more information, see our Spencerian Customization page...
Just arrived directly from the publisher is the newly released Third Edition of Andreas Lambrou's Fountain Pens of the World. 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.
Sailor's new Colors of Four Seasons inks are now in stock and available for immediate shipment. The new colors are Shingure purple, Tokwa-Matsu green, Nioi Sumire blue-grey, Miruai dark green, Souten light blue, Doyou brown, Yama-Dori aqua, and Oku-Yama red-brown. Each 50 ml bottle, which includes a built-in reservoir for easy filling, is priced at $18.00.
Just arrived from Nakaya, the new Dorsal Fin Version 2 in smooth Ao-tamenuri offers a superb union of finish and form. The cap and barrel fins give this writing instrument a delightfully natural look and feel, while the rich dark hues of blue-tinged Ao-tamenuri evoke deep waters and moonlit nights. Each hand-crafted pen requires nine months to be produced, but we have two currently in stock and available for immediate shipment - our price, with your choice of standard Nakaya 14k solid gold nib, is $1320.
Two new arrivals from Nakaya showcase the warm hues of Shiro-tamenuri finish - the Piccolo Cigar Shiro-tamenuri and Piccolo Writer Shiro-tamenuri. Classic examples of Nakaya style, each pen has been hand-turned from naturally harvested ebonite hard-rubber and then finished in Urushi lacquer in the Wajima region on the west coast of Japan. Available with the full range of Nakaya 14k solid gold nibs, the price per pen is $650.
Arriving in late July and now available for pre-order, Platinum pays homage to the beach front resort of Nice on the Côte d'Azur with the new 3776 Century Nice Limited Edition fountain pen. The faceted transparent body is accented by rose gold trim, and the 14k solid gold nibs in Fine, Medium, or Broad are also rose gold-plated. This pen will be made available for a limited time only, and the first 2000 pieces will be individually numbered. As always, Platinum offers tremendous value - these limited edition pens retail for just $250 each, with our price $199 while they are still available.
In addition the DC Pen Show (see below), we will also be at the San Francisco Pen Show, August 22-24. We will have a wide selection of Nakaya, Sailor, and Pilot pens on hand to try out and purchase, along with many pre-customized nibs. John will be on hand in San Francisco, so we will be able to do set-ups and nib swaps on site. If there is a particular pen or nib you are interested in trying, please contact us by August 15th so that we can bring it to the show. Our table will be open from the afternoon of the 22nd through closing on Sunday - we hope to see you there!
We will be bringing our traveling display of pens from Nakaya, Sailor, and Pilot to the DC Pen Show, August 8-10. This is your chance to try out Nakaya Urushi pens, write with Sailor Specialty Nibs, and experience John's unique Spencerian customization.
We will be taking orders at the show for any pen and nib available in our Los Angeles shop. Orders from the show will be promptly set-up (and customized, if applicable) by John, who will be in Los Angeles, then sent to your shipping address. We will also have pens with pre-set nibs available for carry-off sale at the show itself, but will not be doing any nib swaps, adjustments, repairs, or customizations on site. See our Pen Shows page for more details...
Sailor renders homage to the bright days of summer with the new special edition Sky series of blue-tinted semi-translucent demonstrator pens, arriving in August and now available for pre-order. Produced in limited quantities only, these pens are being created 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. Pre-orders are now being accepted - you will not be charged until your pen arrives here and then ships on to you.
We're celebrating summer by offering special pricing on many of our pre-owned pens. From vintage writing instruments to recent models, we have numerous pens available with additional savings. Just look for the Special Sale Price on selected models...
While Platinum has now discontinued the old style 3776 Music Pens, the newer Century Black Music Pen remains an exceptional writing instrument at a terrific price. Identical in body to the standard Century Black pen, the Century Music features a true double-slit Music nib, offering Stub-like line variation and a juicy ink flow. And while the prices on most pens provided with true Music nibs start in the mid-$500's, the Platinum Century Black Music Pen retails for $270, with our price just $216.
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