Hi all! I am new to the world of FPs, but am already a bit obsessed. It all started a few weeks ago when a dear friend encouraged me to buy a real pen and then surprised me by gifting to me a fabulous TWSBI mini. I also purchased a Lamy Al-Star and have discovered that I am in love!
In these past weeks, I've spent every minute I can spare on this site reading up and learning. This is such a wonderful community, providing welcoming and insightful answers and information. As such a newbie, I can't give much back at this point, but what I do have to give is a PIF!
In my insatiable enthusiasm to explore all things FP, I took advantage of Peyton Street Pens' Sheaffer New Old Stock Sampler Duo, which includes a Sheaffer 440 (c/c) and an Imperial II Deluxe (touchdown). They are blue and are beautiful pens, but I discovered that I am not a fan of fine points AT ALL. I inked the 440, but not the Imperial. It's been breaking my heart to see them sitting in a drawer for the last couple of weeks when they should be fulfilling their FP destiny by being used by someone who can love them.
So, here are the rules:
* Open to anyone in the USA.
* I'd like to hear how you discovered fountain pens and what you most love about them.
* Tell me which pen you want and why -- I'd prefer to have two winners, one for each pen.
* Deadline is Friday, April 25. I'll just put everyone's name in a hat and draw the winner, to be announced on Monday, April 28.
Here's a link to the Peyton Street Pens webpage, since their pictures are much better than anything I could take...