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Fpn Pen - Mock-Ups

Posted by Admin , 30 March 2011 · 959 views

Dearest members of the Board :D,

As promised, here are a few mock-ups of the possibilities, which were all created by our great genius in this regard, the Lord of MT, Ruaidhrí of course, with the exception of the two which don't really correspond to the rest of the series in image quality :D. Just in case: yes, we are in negotiation with Stipula in Florence, Italy...

Stipula Passaporto in Azurite Resin, chrome trim and gold coloured trim:

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Stipula Modello T in Azurite Resin. From left to right: posted with metal section, posted with full azurite section and palladium trim, posted with full azurite section and gold trim, closed with palladium trim and closed gold coloured trim, the latter two with an Azurite clip jewel.

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Stipula Etruria, from left to right posted and closed pairs, first in Azurite Resin, silver (14 K nib) and gold trim (18K duotone), followed by blue celluloid, silver trim (14K nib) and gold trim (18K nib) again.

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Just watch this space, as we will announce soon when the poll will be up for the next (series of) FPN pen(s), and what the price of each of these beauties will likely be.

Warm regards,

The FPN Admin Team

With special thanks to Ruaidhrí for the magnificent work done for these mock-ups! And yes, these are only mock-ups, not photographs of real pens ...

The poll is up, as is more information, including tentative pricing - click here....


New Fpn Pen?

Posted by Admin , 30 March 2011 · 533 views

Dearest members of the Board :D,

A few years ago, an FPN pen was launched, i.e., a pen designed exclusively for FPN Members only. There was a lot of discussion on how this pen should look, and cost, and that it really should be an LE pen. After a zillion polls we established all the essential details everybody wanted, well, on average anyway, and due to manufacturing and price constraints, a completely different pen was manufactured :D. This one:

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(With thanks to pakmanpony for providing this image)

However, it did have a lot in common with the site for colours etc., and was a runaway success. We were very happy ourselves from the POV of running this site, as the (small) profit we made was used to help pay for hosting this site and for the yearly licensing cost of the software.

We have also had many inquiries whether there were more of these pens available. We also had a lot of enquiries about a new FPN pen, about the possibility of pens with gold nibs as an FPN pen, and quite a few more questions along those lines.

Tallying up all of these comments and questions, we have come to the conclusion that it is probably time to have another pen manufactured, or maybe even a few, exclusively for the members of FPN. We are now seriously considering this. We also checked what was possible in this regard when manufacturing constraints are put on such pens, in order to prevent something that didn't look like the design by the membership in the first place. We also came to the conclusion that we would need at least 3, maybe 4 pens in different price bands, ideally with filling systems other than a C/C system, but obviously with a link to FPN at least with colours, and maybe other features, based on some of the other comments we received.

As a result we are now in serious discussion with a pen manufacturer as to the possibilities in this regard. We are thinking in terms of pens of around € 70 / $100, around double or triple that, and about double or triple that again, in order to be able to cater for all kinds of interests and needs. Based on these discussions, we are (read: Ruadhrí is :D) busy making mock-ups of potential pens, and we will be asking you whether you would be interested in any of these and possible variants, with a view not only to provide you with a nice pen, but also to replenish the coffers of FPN a little. :D

Just to let you know that we are quite close to making a few proposals in this regard....

Warm regards,
The FPN Admin Team

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