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#1 Admin

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 17:35

Dearest Members of the Board,

The FPN Store is open as of now to order and pay for your FPN Pens!!!
First to the voters of course, and in 10 days time for all.

Read more about it here...

The store itself you can find underneath the header, as a new Tab, between Downloads and Members.

Alternatively, here is a direct link.

Best go and order your pens now: the sooner the funds are gathered, the sooner the pens wil be manufactured and the sooner you will receive yours!

Enjoy!

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#2 ethernautrix

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 18:17

Fantastic! I'm in!

*Happy Passaporto Dance*
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 18:25

In!

Passaporto, done!

(Dun dun dun...)
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 18:38

Funny, I missed the "let's all kick in and get Wim a pen or two to say thanks for everything" button. :eureka:

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 18:46

Yay! Ordered my FPN pen! Thank you!
My pens: Montblanc 145 Chopin burgundy and gold F, Waterman Audace Summer Night F, Waterman Phileas Marbled Gray M, Rembrandt Visconti black F, Lamy 2000 EF, Wality eyedropper F, Sailor Realo M, Sailor 1911 Music nib, Namiki Falcon SF, Platinum Maestro #3776 F, Sailor Creatures of the Deep Seahorse B nib, Visconti Art Nouveau M, Stipula Il Giardino LE 1.1 stub

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 19:02

Ordered and paid! Yeeha! :thumbup:

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 19:12

Finally! My FPN Etruria is ordered and paid. :thumbup: :bunny01: :bunny01: :bunny01:

Now the wait for delivery! :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby:

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 19:22

So ... if we're not allowed in, does that mean we weren't considered to have voted or this is only for a certain number of voters? I voted a while back, but get a message that I'm not allowed and there's no tab under the header on my screen.

Edited by USMCMom, 03 June 2011 - 19:23.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 19:24

52 nib, here I come! :thumbup:

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 19:43

Woo hoo! Pen ordered! Now the waiting begins...

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 20:07

Yay! I just ordered my Passaporto and celluloid Etruria!

Are our nib size choices getting through? On the confirmation screen, as well as on my Paypal receipt, it just shows 18k nib for the Etruria and steel F or M nib for the Passaporto.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 20:08

52 nib, here I come! :thumbup:


That's what I got, too! High five! :bunny01: :bunny01: :bunny01:

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 20:39

Gah! I can't decide on the nib for my Etruria! Do I get a 0.9 italic, or a medium (like I get in everything else)?!?!?!?!

where to get the ink & info about my reviews!

 

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now on Tomoe River paper!


#14 wimg

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 20:45

So ... if we're not allowed in, does that mean we weren't considered to have voted or this is only for a certain number of voters? I voted a while back, but get a message that I'm not allowed and there's no tab under the header on my screen.

Hi USMCMom,

See my PM please.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 20:47

Gah! I can't decide on the nib for my Etruria! Do I get a 0.9 italic, or a medium (like I get in everything else)?!?!?!?!

A 0.9 italic IME writes like an F-M nib for normal writing, if that is of any help :D. And it is the easiest italic to start with, if you are not used to writing with one :D.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 20:48

Gah! I can't decide on the nib for my Etruria! Do I get a 0.9 italic, or a medium (like I get in everything else)?!?!?!?!


Stipula's 0.9mm italic is a delightful nib. It has a lot of nice line variation without being too sharp. Wim has a great ink review (link) that shows writing samples from all of the Stipula nib sizes. That review really helped me decide on the 52 nib (I was going to go for my usual 1.1mm italic, but changed my mind after seeing the writing samples).

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 20:48

Yippee!!!!
Just ordered both the Passaporto and the Modello T I voted for.
Thanks a million times a million to all the people who put in the hard work to 1. Set up the making of, 2. Orhanized the choice of and 3. Are now taking care of selling these beauties!

Greetings
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 20:58

Thanks, guys! After digging up my Lamy Vista with a 1.1 italic nib, I can see that 1.1 is too big for me. I'm heading for a 0.9 instead of the boring medium nib I get over and over on all my pens. I'm so happy, and I appreciate all the advice. :)

I also snagged a Passaporto and a Modello T. I am uber thrilled. :D :D :D

Edited by simonerodrigue, 03 June 2011 - 21:08.

where to get the ink & info about my reviews!

 

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now on Tomoe River paper!


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 21:22

One question relating to the 'in stock' numbers for each pen. I'm assuming these are based on the votes already cast. Having thought about it, although I voted for an Etruria with a 14K nib, I would actually like to go for a 0.9mm CI which is only available on an 18K nib. Is this going to cause a problem?

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 21:48

One question relating to the 'in stock' numbers for each pen. I'm assuming these are based on the votes already cast. Having thought about it, although I voted for an Etruria with a 14K nib, I would actually like to go for a 0.9mm CI which is only available on an 18K nib. Is this going to cause a problem?

Hi Paul,

The numbers are based on votes and are a little optimistic, I would think, based on the fact that some voted for all pens, all options.
We haven't place a final order with Stipula yet, only discussed possible numbers, so until we place the final order with Stipula, you can still change your mind, at least, prior to paying. :D Those numbers are really the maximum we will likely go for, the total maximum that is. If the distribution within the model variations is a little different, it won't affect the final price anyway.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 22:01

I voted for one of each type of pen and ordered one of each! I've been saving up for this for a while now... B)

Thanks, Wim and all others who made this possible!!!

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 22:13

HooRAH!:clap1:. Thank you all for the work in setting this up. I am in! Now the wait part...:puddle:!!
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 23:08

I am in for a Model T with the Azurite clip jewel, the store worked great. It sounds like the faster we order the faster the pens will be produced....




So what are you waiting for.......:ninja: :ninja:

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 00:19

I didn't vote - I missed that one - and so now I can't get in :( Congrats to you all for fantastic purchases - we will want to bee the photos please :)
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 00:27

Wheeee!!!! Pens ordered!

Can't wait!

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 00:28

52 nib, here I come! :thumbup:


Me, too! :cloud9:
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 00:47

Got my Modello T ordered!

Don't worry, folks that didn't vote can still buy a pen. The store with open to non voters in 10 days.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 01:11

Why is the postage so high, especially for people not in US, CA and EU? It's almost half the price of the Passaporto!

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 02:16

I guess because it costs that much to buy a box and bring it to the postoffice and send it. These things go by weight, not by size.


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 02:30

If I'm not mistaken, it's because shipping (at least internationally) is through a packaging service, DHL, I believe so it could have tracking speed and insurance I suppose.
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