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Time of Troubles

Posted by Dirck on 20 October, 2011

I’m working up my links pages on the new site (yes, plural) and it’s driven home to me what a bad few months it’s been for the on-line pen buyer.  Three well-respected sellers have folded their tents of late, and this looks like bad news for the world of fountain pens.

Looks may be somewhat deceiving, though.  One of the three I’m thinking of, Pear Tree Pens, declared that the reason for getting out was a surplus of success.  Pen sales had been a part-time enterprise, a mere supplement, but the enterprise had grown to the point that it could not be sustained without full-time attention but (and this is my supposition) would prove less lucrative than the owner’s own Regular Job.

Bad news, then, but with a core of hope.  It’s also dangerously suggestive to one whose Regular Job doesn’t pay so very much….

Today’s pen: Waterman Lady Patricia
Today’s ink: Noodler’s Tulipe Noir

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Posted by Dirck on 14 October, 2011

I am very interested to see what becomes of this eBay posting for a Touchdown-filling Sheaffer Imperial, as at $250 it is… well, I shall say optimistically priced.  I paid nowhere near as much for my own very nearly unused set of exactly the same thing…

…and in a rather older box, too.

On the Great Work, apart from the foolishness with the inks, I am entering the phase of proofreading and polishing.  My hoped-for deadline may very well be met!

Today’s pen: Waterman Lady Patricia (which is not, apart from convenient purse-portable length, a notably feminine pen)
Today’s ink: Noodler’s Tulipe Noir

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