LAMY dialog urushi edition

Magically captured in time: the LAMY dialog urushi edition

 

  Lamy and Urushi – who said and the twain shall never meet? Heidelberg, 2019 Urushi is a material full of contrasts. This natural lacquer which has been used in East Asian arts and crafts for millennia is distinguished by its exceptional sheen and unique depth of colour which is

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Montegrappa Tulip for Team Fox

 

 Pens against Parkinson’s Tulip for Team Fox is richly coloured, with a pocket-clip modelled on the global symbol of Parkinson’s awareness. Its floral design comes from the hand of painter/sculptor, Timothy John – a long-time Montegrappa ambassador, collaborator and friend. In 2017, Timothy was himself diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and

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Fountain Pen Groups – have they lost their purpose of bringing FP lovers together? (Part 2)

 

  Fountain Pen Groups – what ails them? What medicine do you prescribe? The caveat up front. I am only trying to raise an issue that afflicts all of us. There is no intention of pointing fingers at any one Fountain Pen Group or person in particular, leave alone a

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fountain pen groups

Fountain Pen Groups – have they lost their purpose of bringing FP lovers together? (Part 1)

 

 Fountain Pen Groups – what ails them? What medicine do you prescribe? The caveat up front. I am only trying to raise an issue that afflicts all of us. There is no intention of pointing fingers at any one Fountain Pen Group or person in particular, leave alone a desire

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Opus 88 Omar as crystal as a Rubáiyát

 

 Opus 88 re-imagines the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám A “Rubáiyát”, in Persian poetry, is a verse form consisting of four-line stanzas. The term was familiarised to the world by Edward Fitz Gerald whose translation of the quatrains (rubāʿiyāt) attributed to the astronomer-poet of Persia Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) bore the title

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Fountain Pen Collecting

Fountain Pen Collecting – the psychology of my madness

 

  Fountain Pen Collecting – what prompts me to behave the way I do? Fountain pen collecting is, my fellow collectors will agree, a complex topic. Neither do we know the psychology that propels us to go to seemingly irrational lengths, nor can we, in all fairness, describe our behaviour

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Lotus Student, your daily carry with a beauty make up!

 

  Lotus Student: beauty, brains and brawn, what else can you want? “Little, are the demands of a fountain pen lover”, Yusuf Mansoor, India’s celebrated fountain pen collector, restorer and historian had once told me, “an ebointe pen, with an elegant look, robust feel, a sturdy nib and a hassle-free

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Gary Lehrer

Gary Lehrer and the Mother of all pen Catalogues!

 

 Gary Lehrer, GoPens.com and the Mother of all pen Catalogues! Gary Lehrer and the Art of Fountain Pen Cataloguing.  Gary Lehrer is extremely busy, and getting busier by the day, as the mid-November deadline for publishing his 91st Illustrated Quarterly Vintage Pen Catalogue on his website, www.GoPens.com, approaches.  This is the

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Chinese Replica fountain pens, anyone?

 

  Chinese replica fountain pens – a good starting point?   Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. And going by the saying, there is no way one could question the sincerity of the Chinese. They have flattered almost every major manufacturer of fountain-pens, to the extent of

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