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A Few Extra Passaportos And Modello-Ts (Sold Out)! Nibs Sold Out Too! Etrurias Sold Out Too! (Last Update: 2012-01-03)

Posted by Admin , in FPN Pens 04 October 2011 · 465 views

Dearest Members of the Board,

Passaportos and Modello-Ts have been sold out for a while already. Since we had quite a few requests for a few more, we checked with Stipula whether that was possible, maybe from a little spare stock material of the order we placed already.

After a wait of several weeks we now have been told that this is indeed possible, and the additional few pens have been added to our store as a result.

For the quick deciders, we now still have available:

FPN LE Etruria Azurite pens with Silver Trim and 14K rhodinated nib Sold out completely!  (update 2011-11-17)
FPN LE Etruria Azurite pens with Silver Trim and 18K duotone nib Sold out completely! (update 2011-10-30)
FPN LE Etruria Azurite pens with Vermeil Trim and 18K duotone nib Sold out completely! (update 2011-10-31)

FPN LE Etruria Blue Celluloid (Acetate) pens with Silver Trim and 14K 1.1 italic rhodinated nib Sold out completely! (update 2012-01-04)
FPN LE Etruria Blue Celluloid (Acetate) pens with Silver Trim and 18K duotone nib Sold out completely! (update 2011-10-28)
FPN LE Etruria Blue Celluloid (Acetate) pens with Vermeil Trim and 18K duotone nib Sold out completely! (update 2011-11-30)

FPN LE Modello-T Azurite Cabouchon and T-flex nib Sold out completely! (update 2011-10-25)
FPN LE Modello-T Mother-of-Pearl Cabouchon and T-flex nib Sold out completely! (update 2011-10-06)

FPN LE Passaporto Chrome Trim F nib Sold out completely!  (update 2011-10-09)
FPN LE Passaporto Chrome Trim M nib Sold out completely!  (update 2011-10-11)
FPN LE Passaporto Chrome Trim 1.1 Italic nib Sold out completely!  (update 2011-10-09)

FPN LE Passaporto Gold Coloured Trim M nib Sold out completely! (update 2011-10-07)

Besides a fairly limitless availability of additional nibs for Passaporto (Sold out completely!) and a few for Etruria (Sold out completely!), that's really all there is left! (update 2011-11-30)

In case you can't find the nib of your choice in one of the models, please do contact us, as we may be able to provide a different nib, or exchange a nib with another one within the same model range.

If you still want to be in on this incredible group deal for an incredible good price for a few incredibly good looking and working pens, don't hesitate, but be quick before these pens run out for ever.

If necessary now even pawn, in addition to your street pavement, post box, garden shrubs, and tool shed with contents, also your watches and air conditioning equipment to get in on this once of a lifetime deal! Just check, and you will find that the prices you will pay here, are, to put it politely, more than competitive, and that's including shipping!

Note that not only will you receive what is a great memento of your favourite site, in addition, you also support the good cause by investing in one or more of these pens, as a small percentage will go to the hosting and maintenance of your favourite site, the Fountain Pen Network!

These pens will be manufactured for delivery early in November - this is an FPN group buy!

For those interested, here are the original votes for the pens, and some of the discussions relating to these pens:

FPN LE 2011 Passaportos
FPN LE 2011 Modello Ts
FPN LE 2011 Etrurias

We also opened a new forum almost three months ago, specifically for news updates, discussions on and questions relating to these pens. This forum  is open to all who ordered and paid for their pen(s). For those who did order, you can find this forum by scrolling to the bottom of the board in forum view (main forums page), or by following this link:

FPN LE Pens 2011 Forum

Therefore, if you aren't in on this deal of a lifetime yet, here is a direct link to the Store (page 1), with all pens, extra nibs for the Etrurias, and extra nibs for the Passaporto:

FPN Store, first time buyers

And for those who want to add to their order, with combined shipping (page 2 in the Store):

Additional pen orders, with combined shipping

For additional nibs, either visit the first page in the store, or the addional pen orders one...

To check existing invoices and orders:
In order to check your orders and invoices, click on "Your Profile" (member id at top right of board), in the drop down list that will show click on "Client Area" (last option), and in the window that ensues, click on "Purchases" for an immediate overview of the details, or on "Invoices", and click on the invoice of choice again for the details.

In case you have any further questions, please contact the admin team backchannel, either via email or by PM.

Warm regards,
Your FPN Admin Team




Nice work, Wim! :thumbup:

Looking forward to receiving my pen this Fall ! :D
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SamCapote
Oct 08 2011 01:50

If necessary now even pawn, in addition to your street pavement, post box, garden shrubs, and tool shed with contents, also your watches and air conditioning equipment to get in on this once of a lifetime deal!


I'm glad you didn't include selling my dog. The street pavement took a while to pawn.
:roflmho:
A few more Etrurias have been sold as well today :D. Going very fast now.

Warm regards, Wim
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wiseshark
Oct 20 2011 20:48
I'm interested in a Fine nib - but if that's not doable, I'd consider the EF nib; but I can't find pricing anywhere -
FPN LE Etruria Azurite pens with Vermeil Trim and 18K duotone nib (1 * EF, 1 * 52 degree) (update 2011-10-12)

Could you let me know the price on this pen, and whether a Fine duotone nib - either 14 k or 18 k is available that would fit?

Many thanks!
Wiseshark, as per original request: email sent.

Pricing info you'll find in the FPN Store, actually, follow the link for first time buyers in the colum above, or click on the FPN Store tab at the top of the screen, underneath the header.

Warm regards, Wim
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JonB55198
Oct 23 2011 18:37
When do we expect these pens will arrive in the US? :)
Shipping from 2011-11-15, I guess a little later.

We do have a conference call with Stipula early this upcoming week, and expect to get more and more detailed info.

HTH, warm regards, Wim
Apparently Stipula had been economic with the stock, so they could turn out a few more pens.
My question now is: will they hold enough material in stock for repairs (hopefully never needed)?
I have had it happen to me that a cap broke after an unlucky incident, and I was happy to be able to get a new cap in the same color.


D.ick
I think I got the last Modello T...very excited.

Thanks to everyone at FPN for putting this together.

Nathan

Apparently Stipula had been economic with the stock, so they could turn out a few more pens.
My question now is: will they hold enough material in stock for repairs (hopefully never needed)?
I have had it happen to me that a cap broke after an unlucky incident, and I was happy to be able to get a new cap in the same color.


D.ick

I would think so. I had one cap repaired which I dropped, 5 years after I got it.

HTH, warm regards, Wim

I think I got the last Modello T...very excited.

Thanks to everyone at FPN for putting this together.

Nathan

It's a pleasure Nathan, and congratulations!

Warm regards, Wim
Hey Wim. This project seems like it has been extremely well managed; thank you.

Are you still thinking the deliveries will be first half of November?

Joe
Hi Joe,

No, they will not be. As indicated amongst others in the FPN LE Pens forum, there is a delay, of approximately 2 weeks, caused by a malfunctioning milling lathe (1 of 3) earlier this month. It is fixed now, and manucaturing is happening right now, with manufacturing estimated to be finished on November 15, after which the pens wil be shipped straightaway.

Tomorrow evening, Monday October 31, the shipping list will be sent to Stipula.

You can also read more about it here:
http://www.fountainp...g-manufactured/

And thank you for your kind words, much appreciated!

HTH, warm regards, Wim
I'm new to this. What is the significance of the F, M and 1.1 for the nibs? Are any of them artist's nibs?

Thanks,
Steve H

I'm new to this. What is the significance of the F, M and 1.1 for the nibs? Are any of them artist's nibs? Thanks,Steve H



Hi, Steve -

F and M are standard nibs (Fine and Medium, respectively). It really depends on the maker how fine those are, but most people find they have a preference for one or the other for everyday writing. B would be the 3rd typical choice (only in the 18K right now), which is Bold, which some people like as a signature pen or for everyday writing if they like writing large. EF (also in the 18K) is Extra Fine, one step smaller than fine. I personally think you have to have a light touch to use an EF - I tend to rip paper with one :)

Then there are the italic nibs, 0.9mm and 1.1mm wide. Those are somewhat like calligraphy nibs - wider than they are tall - so they have not a round tip but a horizontal line. IMHO you can barely tell the difference between writing with a medium nib and an 0.9mm nib - perhaps you have to be a touch more careful how you rotate the pen, but it just adds a bit of visual interest to your writing. Again IMHO, 1.1mm does start to look more like you're writing with a calligraphy pen, but it's still a lot narrower than a true calligraphy pen (at least the default Sheaffer ones you'd buy in the art store). You can search for some handwriting samples on this site for italic nibs and see some samples.

Then there's one more available in the 18K called 52 degree. This is for lefties, and is slanted slightly in the opposite direction to make it easier to keep the pen on the paper. I know very little about these, not being a lefty myself. I've never seen a size like F, M, B with the size "52 deg", so I'm guessing it's a bit more of an italic nib (where tip slant would really matter), but that's a complete guess on my part.

Hope that helps!
Amy

F and M are standard nibs (Fine and Medium, respectively).... Hope that helps! Amy

May I propose that aymr's (Amy's?) response be pinned in Writing Instruments? It would be helpful to many new people, I think. If it's not the type of post to be pinned, then perhaps at least copied there, so someone searching later with keywords in that forum could find it.
Thank you for your answer! That was pretty helpful. So I take it the nibs are either pointed or broad, and none of them are flexible (artist's nibs). Thanks again. I will look for some samples.


I'm new to this. What is the significance of the F, M and 1.1 for the nibs? Are any of them artist's nibs? Thanks,Steve H



Hi, Steve -

F and M are standard nibs (Fine and Medium, respectively). It really depends on the maker how fine those are, but most people find they have a preference for one or the other for everyday writing. B would be the 3rd typical choice (only in the 18K right now), which is Bold, which some people like as a signature pen or for everyday writing if they like writing large. EF (also in the 18K) is Extra Fine, one step smaller than fine. I personally think you have to have a light touch to use an EF - I tend to rip paper with one :)

Then there are the italic nibs, 0.9mm and 1.1mm wide. Those are somewhat like calligraphy nibs - wider than they are tall - so they have not a round tip but a horizontal line. IMHO you can barely tell the difference between writing with a medium nib and an 0.9mm nib - perhaps you have to be a touch more careful how you rotate the pen, but it just adds a bit of visual interest to your writing. Again IMHO, 1.1mm does start to look more like you're writing with a calligraphy pen, but it's still a lot narrower than a true calligraphy pen (at least the default Sheaffer ones you'd buy in the art store). You can search for some handwriting samples on this site for italic nibs and see some samples.

Then there's one more available in the 18K called 52 degree. This is for lefties, and is slanted slightly in the opposite direction to make it easier to keep the pen on the paper. I know very little about these, not being a lefty myself. I've never seen a size like F, M, B with the size "52 deg", so I'm guessing it's a bit more of an italic nib (where tip slant would really matter), but that's a complete guess on my part.

Hope that helps!
Amy

Actually, owning several calligraphy sets, and more than one complete set of all Stipula nibs (there used to be 10 different nib sizes) the only difference is that the italic nibs are generally a little thicker than non-tipped calligraphy units, which means that horizontal vs vertical line widths are slightly less pronounced.

However. 1.1 italic nibs are really calligraphic nibs (3.1 ratio), and indeed 0.9 italics, with a 2.6 ratio of horizontal vs vertical line width, are still calligraphic by nature, but can be written with fairly quickly. Effectively, horizontal lines with one of these pens are F to EF, while with a non-tipped calligraphic pens this is EF to EEF. Depending on how far one turns a pen to the left or right when writing, the calligraphic effect may indeed be diminished.

52 degree nibs are actually very wide brush type nibs, also called zoom nibs, widest at 52 degrees angle to the paper, and narrower when changing the angle. These are very popular in countries where scripting and calligraphy is often done with brushes, such as Japan.

For most "westerners", a 52 degree nib is comparable to a 2B or 3B (very broad) nib, with slight variation in thickness of lettering when writing.

HTH, warm regards, Wim

Thank you for your answer! That was pretty helpful. So I take it the nibs are either pointed or broad, and none of them are flexible (artist's nibs). Thanks again. I will look for some samples.

Most modern nibs are not flexible, and even those that are made to be flexible, are not the same as vintage flex nibs. I am assuming here that you mean flex nibs as used for Spencerian calligraphy.

Having said all this, the large Stipula nibs on the Etrurias are springy, with a quality of spring that I have not been able to find in any other nibs. It makes for very comfortable (and pleasurable) writing, with great and pleasant feedback.

The Stipula titanium nibs, as used, f.e., in the Modello-T, are very flexible however, and write like EFs to Bs or maybe even 2Bs with a little pressure, so in that regard they are flex nibs. Their flex is different than the flex of old fashioned flex nibs, as the material used flexes even easier.

HTH, warm regards, Wim
Thanks, Wim, for the update on 52 deg. I was COMPLETELY wrong on that one.

OK. After looking at the post for newbies on flex nibs with perfect handwriting samples, I realized that a post about nib sizes should really include samples, and I'm not in a position to provide those right now. Anyone want to tackle that? Maybe I should post this request there...

Amy

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