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FPN News

Announcements by the Moderator and Admin Team are made here
Moderators: FPN Admin

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Introductions

If you are new to the forum or haven't done so yet, please do introduce yourself here!
Moderators: PAKMAN, FPN Admin

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Clubs, Meetings and Events

Announce, share and promote "real life" events and activities.
Moderator: FPN Admin

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Pay It Forward, Loaner Programs & Group Buys

Post your PIFs here, update or add to the Loaner Programs, and discuss Group Buys! For raffles, please contact the Moderator and Admin team first.
Moderators: alc3261, FPN Admin

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The Mall

For Your Ultimate Shopping Experience...
Moderators: The FPN Moderator and Admin Team

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Market Watch

Share your information on good deals, special discounts, second hand gems you see in stores, good shops, good service, best places to buy, announcements of new pens, paper, inks and paraphernalia, or developments in our area(s) of (fountain pen) interest.
Moderators: inkdesigner, richardandtracy, Carrie, Ron Z, fuchsiaprincess

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Classifieds (Link)

When you are selling or buying pens, inks, paper or pen paraphernalia, this is the place to visit.
Moderators: inkdesigner, richardandtracy, Ron Z, fuchsiaprincess, dcroe05

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Historical Sales Forums


  1. History: Professional Pen Services/Sales,
  2. History: Parts and tools,
  3. History: Wanted To Buy: Pens, inks, etc.,
  4. History: Wanted To Trade: Pens, inks, etc.,
  5. History: Everything else to sell, buy or trade,
  6. History: Charitable Auctions

No longer active sales - for reference only

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Fountain & Dip Pens - First Stop

All types of fountain pen-related questions or discussions, identification of unknown brands, anything not covered elsewhere, and your first stop for all matters (fountain & dip) pen.
Moderators: Stylo, Carrie, fuchsiaprincess, dizzypen, dcpritch

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Fountain Pen Reviews

Pen reviews are posted here.
Moderator: watch_art

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Of Nibs & Tines

Questions and Discussions about Nibs of any Materials, Preferences, Feeds, Flow Adjustment, the Why, How and What all go here.
Moderators: dcroe05, wimg

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It Writes, But It Is Not A Fountain Pen ....

All writing instruments without a nib, with the exception of specific Brand questions in Brand Focus, are discussed here, rollerballs, ballpoint pens, stylographs, pencils, speedballs, etc.
Moderators: RMN

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Pen History

This forum is intended to be for discussion of events past and present about the Pen Industry.
Moderator: Gerry

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Repair Q&A

If you have a question about repair, service, or restoration, this is where you will find the answers.
Moderators: Gerry, Ron Z

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Cross

For discussion on Cross products.
Moderator: PenHero

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Esterbrook

Esterbrook fans unite!
Moderators: Brian Anderson, Gerry

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Lamy

The ever popular and successful German brand, used by many while still at school. Discuss this favourite here.
Moderators: RMN, PAKMAN

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Montblanc

The place to talk about Montblanc pens both vintage & modern.
Moderators: Kalessin, Logantrky

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Parker

Discuss all things Parker!
Moderator: rroossinck

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Pelikan

For discussion on vintage and modern Pelikan products.
Moderator: Bill Dodson

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Sheaffer

For discussion on modern and vintage Sheaffer products.
Moderator: PenHero

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TWSBI

A relative newcomer, but proving to be popular! Please discuss TWSBI pens here.
Moderator: amberleadavis, dcpritch, alc3261

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Wahl-Eversharp

Where you can Eversharp-ly discuss Wahl pens!
Moderator: Wahlnut

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Waterman

Waterman vintage, new or in between are discussed over here.
Moderator: inkdesigner

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China, Korea and Others (Far East, Asia)

Fountain Pen Brands from the Lands beyond the Great Wall. Lovers of pens from all Far Eastern Countries, excluding Japan and the Indian subcontinent, such as China, Korea, Singapore and others, with brands like Baoer, Duke, Haolilai, Hero, Jinhao, Kaigelu, Laban, Wing Sung and many other Brands, excluding TWSBI, share their interest here - Moderators: richardandtracy, Stylo

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Great Britain & Ireland - Europe

Pens from the Land of the White Cliffs of Dover and Behind Brands of pens manufactured in the UK, excluding Parker, such as Burnham, Conway Stewart, Dunhill, Italix, Mentmore, Onoto, Osmiroid, Platignum, Simpole, Summit, Wyvern, Yard-O-Led, and many more are discussed here - Moderators: Mary Burke, Carrie

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India & Subcontinent (Asia)

Fountain Pen Brands from the Lands over the Himalayans such as ASA, Brahmam, Camlin, Deccan, Gama, Ranga, Ratnamson, Skyglory, Varuna, Wality, and many others, are the subject here - Moderators: richardandtracy, Stylo

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Italy - Europe

Penne Stilografiche della Bella Italia - Beautiful pens from a beautiful country, the land of Pisa, Pavarotti, pizza and pasta. Brands discussed here are Ancora, Aurora, Columbus, Delta, Grifos, Marlen, Montegrappa, Omas, Signum, Stipula, Visconti, and many more .... - Moderators: Ghost Plane, dcroe05, wimg

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Japan - Asia

Pens from the Land of the Rising Sun - Sunrise is perfection, and so are the pens from Japan. Enjoy the wasabi-filled discussions of these pens here, such as Eboya, Hakase, Nakaya, Namiki, Ohto, Pentel, Pilot, Platinum, Sailor, Stylo-Art, Tombow and many others. - Moderators: winedoc, stan

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USA - North America

Pens from the Country of the American Dream, where even the Sky is No Limit, with brands such as Bexley, Chilton, Conklin, Eagle, Edison, Levenger, Moore, Noodlers, Retro51, Wearever, and many others, all discussed here, excluding Cross, Esterbrook, Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman and Wahl-Eversharp - Moderators: Stylo, Carrie, fuchsiaprincess, dizzypen, dcpritch

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Other Brands - Europe

All those other European brands that feed our pen collecting desires that are not covered in the specific Brand or Regional forums, such as (but not exclusively) French, German, Hungarian, Russian, etc., are discussed here.
Moderators: Stylo, Carrie, fuchsiaprincess, dcpritch, RMN

  • 1,860 topics
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Inky Thoughts

Put some colors in your FP life - includes TODs
Moderators: amberleadavis, dizzypen, Jeffery Smith, dcroe05

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Ink Reviews

Reviews of commercially available inks, conforming to the ink review guidelines
Moderators: Ann Finley, saskia_madding

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Ink Comparisons

You have commercially available inks. You like to compare them, and to test them in (semi)scientific ways. This is the place to share the results of your endeavours....
Moderators: Ann Finley, saskia_madding

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Co-Razy-Views

Co-Razy-Views , Group Reviews and Analysis of Inks - Two or More People, One or More Inks. Moderators: amberleadavis, dcroe05

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Th-INKing Outside the Bottle

Discussion and Reviews Inks not readily commercially available.
Moderators: amberleadavis, dcroe05

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Inky Recipes

Any ink concoctions and/or dilutions you created, may be shared here.
Moderators: dizzypen, saskia_madding

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Paper and Pen Paraphernalia

Discussion forum for paper, ephemera and other paraphernalia associated with pens
Moderator: HDoug

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Paper & Pen Paraphernalia Reviews and Articles

Write up why a paper is your favourite, or which paraphernalia are your passion
Moderator: HDoug

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Pen Turning and Making

Chat, Help & Resources for turners and makers.
Moderators: Ruaidhri, richardandtracy

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Pictures & Pen Photography

Your pictures, pen & general photography discussions go here.
Moderators: wimg, rroossinck

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The Write Stuff

The creative side of FP use: A place to put your pen to use. Snailing or other forms of writing can be posted here.
Moderator: Ray

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Handwriting & Handwriting Improvement

Development of various handwriting systems, tips on improvement, etc.
Moderators: smk, HDoug

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Calligraphy Discussions

Request advice, feedback, discuss general topics pertaining to Calligraphy e.g. historical documents, links to manuscript libraries, inks, ink stones, how to prep brushes for calligraphy, etc., or simply demonstrate your penmanship... 'cause we gotta use da pens too.
Moderators: Ann Finley, HDoug, smk

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Pointed Pen Calligraphy

For hands that use pointed flexible nibs e.g. Copperplate, Engrosser's script, Spencerian, Pointed Uncial, etc.
Moderators: smk, HDoug

  • 84 topics
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Broad (or Edged) Pen Calligraphy

For hands that use broad edged pens e.g. Italic, Blackletter, Fraktur, Batarde, etc.
Moderators: smk, HDoug

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