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New Reduced Pricing on Platinum Century #1 Black, Bourgogne Gold, and Chartres Gold
Platinum Century pens have always offered tremendous value, and now prices have been further reduced on three signature models - the #1 Black, Bourgogne Gold, and Chartres Gold. Previously retail $220, our price $176, and featuring Platinum's unique "Slip and Seal" cap system, these pens can now be offered at just $150 each with your choice of 14k solid gold nib in Ultra Extra Fine, Extra Fine, Fine, Fist Soft, Medium, Broad, and Extra Broad.
OMAS Ogiva Vision Blue Royal in Gold and HT Trims
With our remaining stock of OMAS pens almost depleted, one last new model has just been released - the new Ogiva Vision Blue Royal in your choice of either gold or HT rhodium trim. Being made available exclusively through us here, each pen can be provided with your choice of 18k nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Extra Broad, Stub, or Italic, with a very small number of 14k Flessible nibs also still available. Retail $525, our price $420 each.
Available quantities of both pens and nibs are extremely limited - we strongly suggest ordering as soon as possible if you want to be assured of receiving the pen and nib combination of your choice. Limited to one per customer in each trim style.
Last Remaining Stock of OMAS Fountain Pens
Sadly, with OMAS having ceased operations in Bologna in January, we are now sold out or close to sold out of almost all of these beautiful writing instruments. For those still looking for a last chance to own one of these pens new, we have assembled a list of all remaining in-stock pens on our OMAS main page - please note that all quantities are extremely limited. Items still remaining include a small number of 90th Anniversary Sets, the Dama Pearl Grey Set, and a rare, never opened 2008 Fashion Set. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or (323) 655-2641 with any questions or to place an order.
Aurora Optima 360 Monviso Limited Edition
Aurora's U.S. distributor has just provided us with a special sneak peak of the new Optima 360 Monviso Limited Edition, being produced in just 360 numbered pieces worldwide and specially commissioned by Aurora company owner Cesare Verona.
The cap and barrel have been produced in handcrafted Auroloide, Aurora's proprietary celluloid derivation, and the speckled pattern on the cap and barrel references both Monviso's snowy, rock-strewn peak, as well as fog rising from the banks of the River Po.
The Monviso will be made available with your choice of 18k White Gold nb in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Extra Broad, stock Stub, or stock Italic. Retail $795,
our price$636. This pen is now available for pre-order - you will not be charged until your pen arrives here and is ready to ship to you.
Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue Now In Stock
While recent Pelikan Special Editions such as the Burnt Orange and Grand Place have already proved exceptionally popular, perhaps the most eagerly anticipated Pelikan yet is the new M805 Vibrant Blue, just arrived and now available for immediate purchase. Featuring bright palladium trim over iridescent marble blue, the Vibrant Blue is made available with your choice of 18k solid gold rhodium-plated nib unit in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad. Retail $875, with our sale price $699.
Last Remaining OMAS 90th Anniversary Sets
Released last year to celebrate the 90th anniversary of OMAS and now serving as a commemoration of the company's last full year of operations, the OMAS 90th Anniversary Sets feature three handcrafted celluloid pens in the Vintage Paragon size and with specially inscribed nibs: the Saft Green with 18k solid gold two-tone nib in Fine,
the Scarlet Red with 18k solid gold two-tone nib in Medium,
and the Radica with 14k solid gold rhodium-plated nib in Fine Extra Flessible. We have just a last few remaining sets in both the gold and rhodium trim versions - our price for each set of three is $2360.
Platinum Maki-e Kurikara-ken
Platinum Pens has a well-earned reputation for creating stunning Maki-e pens at very reasonable prices, and the new Kurikara-ken is a superb example. Realized in raised Taka Maki-e technique and using the same pen body as the popular Izumo series, it is made available with your choice of 18k solid gold rhodium-plated nib in Fine, Medium, or Broad. The first 600 are individually numbered, and the pen ships in a handcrafted dark wood presentation box and includes a Maki-e converter, special pen kimono, ink bottle, and starter ink cartridge. Retail $1200, our price $960.
Pilot Decimo Retractable Fountain Pens Now Available
Being made available in the U.S. for the first time in recent years, the new Pilot Decimo series features retractable nib fountain pens just slightly smaller in size than the already-popular Vanishing Point series. These pens in Burgundy, Champagne, Light Blue, and Purple are normally made available with only limited nib choices, but we are able to provide your choice from among the full range of Pilot Vanishing Point 18k rhodium-plated nib units in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, or stock Stub. Now in stock, each pen retails for $175, with our price just $140 each.
Pelikan M205 Blue Demonstrator
Being made available in limited numbers for the first time in five years, the Pelikan M205 Blue Demonstrator Special Edition fountain pen features translucent blue resin and chromium trim. Normally provided only with a steel nib, we are offering this pen with your choice of 14k solid gold nib unit in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad. Retail price for the M205 Blue Demonstrator with 14k nib is $430, our price $349.
Special Sale Pricing on Pelikan M101N Lizard and M101N Red Tortoiseshell Special Editions
Pelikan has authorized us to provide special sale pricing on two distinctive special editions - the M101N Lizard and M101N Red Tortoiseshell. Both M400-size pens are long since sold out at the wholesale level, but we brought in extra stock for our customers and are pleased to now be able to offer these pens at a special discount.
Available with specially inscribed 14k solid gold rhodium-plated nib in Fine or Medium, the M101N Lizard had a retail price of $625, with our usual sale price of $495 now discounted to $390. The M101N Red Tortoiseshell, available with specially inscribed 14k solid gold nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad, had a retail price of $650, with our usual sale price of $520 now discounted to $445.
We are able to offer this special pricing for a limited time only, and available quantities of both pens are also limited. You can place your order now via our convenient online order form, or by contacting us at [email protected] or (323) 655-2641.
Sale! Platinum Century Nice Pur Limited Edition
For a limited time only, Platinum is offering special sale pricing on the 3776 Century Nice Pur Limited Edition fountain pen.
Available in just 2000 numbered pieces worldwide, this lined demonstrator pen is provided with your choice of solid gold 14k rhodium-plated nib in Fine, Fine-Medium, Medium, or Broad. Already a value at the suggested retail price of $250, with our usual sale price $199, Platinum is authorizing us to make these pens available for a short period of time at the special sale price of just $159.
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.
Have questions? Ready to place an order? As always, you can call us at (323) 655-2641, e-mail us at [email protected], or use our convenient online order form. We'll be looking forward to hearing from you...