Friday, November 3, 2017

Fountain Pen Day 2017 !!

A day to celebrate the writing instruments we know & love (official website here) and promote their use!

If you've been looking for an excuse to buy a new fountain pen, this is a golden opportunity! There are lots of local pen shops that would appreciate your patronage, so please consider them, as well as the great online stores out there; we're lucky to have so many wonderful pen stores in the Vancouver area...

My Retro 51 'Director' fountain pen & ballpoint set, purchased in 2011 at a Tuesday Morning discount store in Portland, Oregon (i.e. you don't have to spend a lot of money to find a good fountain pen ;) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Late addition:
A couple of extra photos I took with my Retro 51 pens to celebrate FPD....
My new Retro 51 Mickey Vintage Deluxe ballpoint (yes, a ballpoint!)

...and my new Retro 51 'Surfin' rollerball (I know, I know...), a limited edition (mine is #0757/1261). I asked the folks at Retro51 about the significance (if any) of the # of pens made, and they said it was in honour of the Beach Boys' first hit,"Surfin'", which came out in December 1961 (12/61). A very cool rollerball...

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