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Fpn Pen - Mock-Ups

Posted by Admin , 30 March 2011 · 285 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....


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New Fpn Pen?

Posted by Admin , 30 March 2011 · 128 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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