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#1771 00Photo

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:35

Using a numbered running list and random.org, the winner is:

Oshizemi!

I have sent a PM. Have fun with the Sheaffer!

There were 35 entries so if you don't like the pen it looks like plenty of other people want to give it a go lol.

#1772 oshizemi

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:43

Using a numbered running list and random.org, the winner is:Oshizemi!I have sent a PM. Have fun with the Sheaffer!There were 35 entries so if you don't like the pen it looks like plenty of other people want to give it a go lol.


Address sent! I'm looking forward to trying it out. And seeing the popularity of it, if it doesn't work out it'll be back in PIF :P but I have have high hopes!
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#1773 MissChief

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:32

Awesome! Congrats oshizemi!!


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#1774 mr2txaggie

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:18

Congratulations oshizemi,

I think it is obvious this PIF was a popular one!!!
I know you will share some samples and examples with us.

A little side note to my fellow fans of the PIF thread --- I've been away from the PIF and most of the forums & subforums for some time. I think I'll be able to get back to sharing fairly soon!

Congratulations to all the winners since I'very been gone. And thanks to the gifters since I've been away! And good luck next time to those whom tried for the PIFs. You are all winners!

As I stated I'm coming back soon & will have some pretty neat items to share. The time I've been a member appears that I'm technically not too new to fountain pens, however not only have I been away from FPN I have not been to sit and write with or enjoy my pens in any way!!!!

Illness and some disk/vertabra deterioration have run my life for months, but " aggie " is on the road to recovery!! Sorry for the long post but I wanted my FPN/PIF family to know the nature my absence.

Thanks, aggie

PS: I've got a few good, maybe not a Montblanc, Omas, Viscont or such higher end FPs but I do have some neat inks, paper and yes some FPs.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:53

Using a numbered running list and random.org, the winner is:

Oshizemi!

I have sent a PM. Have fun with the Sheaffer!

There were 35 entries so if you don't like the pen it looks like plenty of other people want to give it a go lol.

Congratz Oshizemi!

If you don't like the pen, I'll gladly accept it ;)

 

Congratulations oshizemi,

I think it is obvious this PIF was a popular one!!!
I know you will share some samples and examples with us.

A little side note to my fellow fans of the PIF thread --- I've been away from the PIF and most of the forums & subforums for some time. I think I'll be able to get back to sharing fairly soon!

Congratulations to all the winners since I'very been gone. And thanks to the gifters since I've been away! And good luck next time to those whom tried for the PIFs. You are all winners!

As I stated I'm coming back soon & will have some pretty neat items to share. The time I've been a member appears that I'm technically not too new to fountain pens, however not only have I been away from FPN I have not been to sit and write with or enjoy my pens in any way!!!!

Illness and some disk/vertabra deterioration have run my life for months, but " aggie " is on the road to recovery!! Sorry for the long post but I wanted my FPN/PIF family to know the nature my absence.

Thanks, aggie

PS: I've got a few good, maybe not a Montblanc, Omas, Viscont or such higher end FPs but I do have some neat inks, paper and yes some FPs.

Welcome back, and I hope you recover soon :)


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#1776 stephanos

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:16

This is my first PIF, so apologies if the message is a little ponderous. I have been on FPN for about a year now, and have got a lot out of it. So, now that I have a couple of pens and some ink to give away, it feels more like paying back than paying forward. Still, here goes...

 

A total of five items

 

 

TWO pens are available:

* Italix Originalis in lapis blue, with 3 nib sizes, all italic: EF, M, 3B. Metal body. Screw cap. I bought it new last year. It's a lovely pen, but I just can't make friends with it, probably because it's a little too slim for my hands. Comes in its original box.

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* L'Plume (unknown model) - substantial size: same length as a Lamy Safari and a little thicker. Metal body, muted colours and classic design (the flash of the photo makes the pen look much lighter than it is - in real life, it is a dark blue). Snap cap. Two-tone steel nib – no marking, but I’d rate it a Medium. Cap posts securely (clicks in place). I bought it used last year. The pen feels good in my (medium-large) hand. But I have upgraded since then, and I never use it. I also find the nib can be a little temperamental, though it writes well. No box, will be placed in plastic piping for safe postage.

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THREE inks are available. ALL have been opened, but are very nearly full. All are well-behaved, but I really didn't care for them, so they need to find a new home:

* Pelikan Edelstein Turmaline (standard bottle, 50ml?) - I found it wishy-washy, without the vibrancy I had expected, and far too light on the paper.

 

* Diamine Golden Brown, 30ml - not golden at all, more like khaki; to my mind it could more properly be called "shades-of-used-nappy/diaper."

 

* De Atramentis Lachs (Salmon) - insipid colour, too light on the paper for my liking. And very expensive for a 35ml bottle.

 

 

Eligibility and postage

* Open to anyone who will treat the pens well / use the inks

* Free standard postage for the pens, anywhere in the world. If you want extra postal services (e.g. Insurance), tell me after you win and I'll charge you at cost.

* I'll send the inks for free within the European Union. If you live outside the EU, then I can still send them to you, but you'll need to cover the price of postage (i.e., it would probably be cheaper to buy them locally).

 

 

Process

* If you would like to enter, send me a PM saying which pen(s) and/or ink(s) you would like

* I'll create five lists - one per item - and assign each entry a number, in order of receipt.

* Entries close at the end of Sunday 7 September. To allow for differences in time zones, "end of Sunday 7 September" means the end of that day wherever you are. In practice, I'll probably do the draw some time in the European evening of 8 September.

* Once entries close, I'll use random.org to generate the winning entries.

* I'll announce the results on the PIF thread, and PM the winners.

 

 

Final note

I travel a lot, and the items are not all in the same place. Be aware that I am likely to take some time to respond to PMs, and/or send you your item(s): please be patient.



#1777 mr2txaggie

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:28

Wow -

Very nice First PIF Stephanos! I'd say you paid backward and forward.

Good luck to those that apply.


aggie

Edit: For typo.

PS: Thank you SkylarKnight

Edited by mr2txaggie, 30 August 2014 - 12:37.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:43

Welcome back aggie! You were missed here...

And, I'd just like to let you know, I've already filled one of the Apicas you so generously gave me. It was a real pleasure to use, and I'm becoming a convert to that paper size... So I'm saving the others for later...


save energy - write with a fountain pen...

#1779 mr2txaggie

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 13:09



Hi mhguda,

Nice to hear from you. It is good to be getting back, slowly, but getting back none the less.

aggie

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 13:48

Using a numbered running list and random.org, the winner is:

Oshizemi!


Congrats, Oshizemi! Lots of (nice) envy in the house today. :)

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Posted Yesterday, 04:59

Congrats, Oshizemi! I'm maybe just a tiny bit jealous. Hoping to see a writing sample from you once you get it!


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#1782 oshizemi

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Posted Yesterday, 05:36

I'd like to offer a PIF for you all. Sugarmade tree free paper. Specs: sugarcane and bamboo fiber, 92 bright 20lb.

I'm offering up a sample of 5 sheets of paper (or whatever it is I can fit in a standard business sized envelope with a Forever postage stamp haha... so it may be like 8 sheets) to 10 people, here in the USA. All I ask is that you PM an original poem you've written about fountain pens.

Final date for submission... how about September 15th. I'll pick winners based on what poems I liked best, and announce the winners and share the winning entries here September 20th.

Show me your creativity and enter for some free paper!
"Do you know the legend about cicadas? They say they are the souls of poets who cannot keep quiet because, when they were alive, they never wrote the poems they wanted to."

#1783 SkylarKnight

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Posted Yesterday, 13:02

I'd like to offer a PIF for you all. Sugarmade tree free paper. Specs: sugarcane and bamboo fiber, 92 bright 20lb.

I'm offering up a sample of 5 sheets of paper (or whatever it is I can fit in a standard business sized envelope with a Forever postage stamp haha... so it may be like 8 sheets) to 10 people, here in the USA. All I ask is that you PM an original poem you've written about fountain pens.

Final date for submission... how about September 15th. I'll pick winners based on what poems I liked best, and announce the winners and share the winning entries here September 20th.

Show me your creativity and enter for some free paper!

That's a nice PIF! I'd enter if I were from the US, but thinking of it - I can't write poems all that well XD

Good luck to everyone who enters!


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