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Classic Fountain Pens

November 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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The release of Pelikan's new M101N Tortoiseshell Red Special Edition has been a major event among pen aficionados, and we now have this special edition writing instrument in stock and available for immediate shipment in all nib sizes: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, and Broad. Pens in Broad and Fine are in particularly short supply, and exclusively, we also have just a handful in Extra Broad as well - be sure to contact us soon if you would like one of these scarce tipping sizes. Retail $650, our price $520

For many years, customers have been asking if Sailor's popular Realo series of piston-fillers could be made available in rhodium trim. With the release of the new 1911 Realo Black Silver, arriving in spring of 2015, that wish is being fulfilled. Provided standard with the full range of Sailor 21k sold gold rhodium-plated nibs, and also available with a limited number of rhodium-plated Sailor Specialty Nibs, this pen can now be pre-ordered - you will not be charged until your pen arrives here and then ships on to you. Retail $410, our price $328
Just arrived from Pilot, the new Vanishing Point Copper Limited Edition is being made available in just 2014 numbered pieces worldwide. Limited edition Vanishing Points always sell out quickly, but we have managed to secure a number of these pens for our customers. Normally made available only in Medium, we can provide this pen with your choice of solid gold 18k rhodium-plated nib unit in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad. Our price $240.

The Bexley Owners Club marks its tenth anniversary with this new limited edition series. 58 numbered pens are available in each of three colors - Blue Flame with gold trim, Key Lime with rhodium trim, and Pearl Smoke in dark nickel finish. These pens are initially being made available only to previously registered Bexley owners. Any pens still available after December 31, 2014, they will then be offered to all on a first-come, first-served basis.

Normally made available only with steel nibs, we are happy to provide these pens with your choice of solid gold 14k or 18k nib: 18K Bexley two-tone nibs in Fine or Broad only, or Jowo nibs (no Bexley logo) in 14k Fine or Medium, or in 18k Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, or 1.1mm stock Stub. Available JoWo platings are single-tone, two-tone, or rhodium (Stub not available in single-tone). Retail price $519, our price $449

A follow-up to the original rose-hued Century Nice Limited Edition, which is still available from us in very limited numbers, the new Platinum 3776 Century Nice Pur Limited Edition is evocative of sunny days at the beach and the luxury of the French Riviera. Available with 14k solid gold rhodium-plated nib in Extra Fine, Fine, or Broad, this pen offers a unique opportunity to acquire a true limited edition fountain pen at a highly affordable price. Retail $250, our price $199.
OMAS Vintage Paragon 2012 Burlwood Celluloid Silver Trim Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Long unavailable from the distributor, and already sold out in Gold and Rose Gold versions, the Vintage Paragon Burlwood pens in HT and in Ruthenium are some of the most appealing limited edition celluloid pens released by Omas. The warm hues of these handcrafted pens are a perfect complement to the contemporary gleam of HT and to the smoky romanticism of Ruthenium. Produced in just sixty pieces each worldwide, we have a small of these pens still available - retail $995, our price $796.
A follow-up to the much-prized M1000 Sunlight, still available from us in limited numbers, the new Pelikan M1000 Starlight is now in stock. Having been produced in just 333 signed, numbered pieces worldwide, each pen has been carefully handcrafted using natural abalone shell harvested from the Sea of Japan. Normally made available only in Medium, we are able to offer this pen in your choice from among the full range of Pelikan 18k solid gold M1000 nib units. We have managed to secure a very small number of these pens for our customers - retail $3800, our price $3040.
Platinum 3776 Century Fujin Rajin
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) is an excellent 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.

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...

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 info@nibs.com, or use our convenient online order form. We'll be looking forward to hearing from you...
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