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#31 pelman

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:02


None in SC... great... I wish there were pen shops in SC or even Georgia, id drive to Georgia even if it takes me 2 hours...

There's one in Atlanta I haven't been to and a good one in Asheville NC. I'm not at home to try to post listings but if you search Asheville on FPN you should find discussions of that one.


There are three in Atlanta - Artlite, MB boutique, and Total Fine Writing.

Windsor Jewelers in Augusta, GA carries Montblanc.

Mori's Luggage in Augusta also carries Montblanc, sparse selection of Waterman and Cross

#32 WOBentley

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 19:08

I was able to edit the listing for my local store...to add multiple brands hold down the "Ctrl" button while clicking on the items from the list you want to add.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:12

Awesome thank you for the web site! :D

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 14:42

Hello!I come from China, just in this BBS registered, because here has a lot of information about the pen, but I can't post. I don't quite understand method, excuse me administrator can tell me?

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 23:54

Neat idea. I just added two shops in Dubai but they don't show up. I can see the country (United Arab Emirates) in the list of countries but clicking on it gives me a link titled 'unknown' - maybe its the state which is not entered in my entries.

It'll probably be helpful to let the user know if they're entering information that is incomplete (unsearchable) in some way. This is a lovely effort btw.


I'm aware of the issue with "unknown" being a broken link. It's an annoyance and believe me, I've tried to fix it. Right now I'm working on an upgrade to the site which probably won't automatically fix the bug but might make it easier for me to fix.

Usually when you have an address, the map will automatically geocode the location. I'm not sure why it didn't there but it will take some manual searching to get the latitude and longitude for those shops.

In this case, the city of Dubai is in the Emirate of Dubai, and that's what it uses as a province. I've updated the stores, but I'm not sure if my google map skills have gotten the addresses correct or whether I've just got a listing for the street. If you can check that, I'd be grateful.

http://penshops.info...ubai/world-pens
http://penshops.info...bai/pens-corner

And here:

http://penshops.info...on/directory/ae

Hello!I come from China, just in this BBS registered, because here has a lot of information about the pen, but I can't post. I don't quite understand method, excuse me administrator can tell me?


Perhaps if you can describe in greater detail what the issue you're encountering is I might be able to help.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 21:12

The store information for Michigan is very outdated. The Ann Arbor store has been closed for years. This is a store in downtown Detroit called PenzDetroiT 333 W. Fort St. Suite 3 Detroit, MI 48226. It is formally detroit pens and camera but no longer does cameras of any kind.

There is a second store at the Somerset Collection Mall.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 02:15

The store information for Michigan is very outdated. The Ann Arbor store has been closed for years. This is a store in downtown Detroit called PenzDetroiT 333 W. Fort St. Suite 3 Detroit, MI 48226. It is formally detroit pens and camera but no longer does cameras of any kind.

There is a second store at the Somerset Collection Mall.


Thanks for this! I've contacted James at Pear Tree Pens—I know he used to keep the storefront at least by appointment. If not, I'll convert the entry to an online shop.

As far as other pen shops you know about, great! Please avail yourself of:

http://penshops.info...e/add/pen-store

You don't have to be registered or logged in to add or edit a shop, though it's nice if you do create an account.
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#38 MrsGouletPens

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 02:36

As far as other pen shops you know about, great! Please avail yourself of:

http://penshops.info...e/add/pen-store

You don't have to be registered or logged in to add or edit a shop, though it's nice if you do create an account.

Hey, I just added The Goulet Pen Company. I don't know why I didn't think to do it before! I think I did it wrong - we should be online only. If you could fix it, that'd be super awesome.

Also, you're missing Platinum as a pen and ink brand. :)

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 04:42

Hey, I just added The Goulet Pen Company. I don't know why I didn't think to do it before! I think I did it wrong - we should be online only. If you could fix it, that'd be super awesome.

Also, you're missing Platinum as a pen and ink brand. :)

Thanks!


Thanks for adding it. As you can see, the focus is really on the brick and mortar stores, but it's good to have the listings for online stores as well. As a result, anonymous users can only create physical shops; if you'd logged in you could have created the web shop.

I did the conversion and as a result you're now the only web shop listed with a location. Whoops! I'll get that fixed. I also added Platinum and added both pens and inks to the listing for your shop.

Looks like there's more cleanup I need to do. There are a bunch of duplicates that have been added and a few entries that have been defaced by hackers. One of the drawbacks of making it accessible is that it takes vigilance to keep the porn spam out.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 15:01

Vintage Pen outlets in Southern England;-

I spotted two yesterday whilst returning from the midlands.

1. an antiques mall on Dorking High Street had a decent selection.
2. Eversley Barn Antiques, just off the M3, on the A327. Largish selection, mostly Parker & conway stewart.

For both take cash if you want a discount ;-)

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 15:51

SummitUK, do you think that you can gather enough information to put these on the map at penshops.info? With Google I might be able to find a street address for Eversley but I'm afraid I have very little chance of finding enough specific information about the antiques mall to get them on the map.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 17:13

SummitUK, do you think that you can gather enough information to put these on the map at penshops.info? With Google I might be able to find a street address for Eversley but I'm afraid I have very little chance of finding enough specific information about the antiques mall to get them on the map.

Thanks!


The Dorking one was on West Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1PQ - but I am unsure of the business name.

The other one was Eversley Barn antiques, Church Lane, Eversley, Hampshire, RG27 0PX (and they are a very friendly bunch!)

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 16:14

Another shop closed: Ink in Minneapolis, MN, as I learned on my recent trip there recently :(

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 20:51

Since I happen to be in Seattle at the moment (for a week), I was going to ask, in another forum, where the better pen shops/stationers were in these parts, but I came across this forum and said, "cool, someone's got all this info down!"

Alas, one bit of info was out-of-date: When I went to the previously-listed address for Silberman Brown this afternoon, I found a vacant storefront. My heart sank: another one done gone. Undaunted, I whipped out my BlackBerry and fired up Google Maps. Glad I did: SB is still around, but moved a few blocks away (417 University Street). Wonderful place, very personable staff, and a small-but-astute selection of pens and ink (I was shown a rare Parker T-1, which I've never had to pleasure to see or handle before), I took the liberty of making the address correction myself; I hope that's cool as well.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:13

posted by Alieanor: "Another shop closed: Ink in Minneapolis, MN" - It's a tragedy. It was the coolest pen store I've ever visited. I think it was the one where you can listen to rock-music (they must have one of <a href="http://www.ect-ringb...com/">these</a> systems) while you were in waiting loop. That the shop is closed comes to my mind when I passed the house it was in...

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 19:27

Hi admin(s),

I just found this thread--after 2 1/2 years on FPN. I really need to get out of my little Waterman forum more. Anyway, I visited the linked page and did my part by adding some information about the pen shop I was just at on Saturday. In doing so, I noticed that "Iroshizuku" isn't listed in the drop-down menu of ink brands. Maybe an admin. could add it? Just a thought.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:03


What a lovely idea! Very useful (if only to see where I must drive to find a shop -- none in SC!) I tried to add the Montblanc boutique in Southpark Mall, but kept getting an error script message. Perhaps because I'm in Chrome?

At any rate, it's at 4400 Sharon Rd (SouthPark Mall), Charlotte NC 28211-3531
(704) 442-1222

hope that helps someone!


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:47

Vanness address is not correct - we moved about five months ago- I have attempted to put in an address change- not sure if it worked since I did not get a confirmation reply.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 22:34

A new Paradice Pens just open in the Bridgewater Mall in Bridgewater NJ. A bit expensive though, but it is in an affluent region. My neighborhood Staples in Green Brook NJ sells bottled Parker Quink and Cross cartridges.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:36

Dear All,

I've a question regarding www.richardspens.com . His webpage doesn't load. I hope he's not closing like Chuck Swisher. Does anybody have more info?

I also tired to order some stuff from www.tryphon.it . Their catalog page doesn't load and my email to them bounced back. Looks like they also closed their operation? Can somebody confirm?

I need 'ink sterile' since some of my inks got already spoiled. Seems that the fungus and mold spores in the tropics are more aggressive and can grow in inks when they don't have good chemical protection. I have 200 inks in my collection and they did cost quite some money to acquire. Does anybody know where to get 'ink sterile'?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 14:21

I can't reach Tryphon, neither.
But richardspens.com is no problem to me - except from a not-working elements on the site.
Maybe he is revamping the site.


Dear All,

I've a question regarding www.richardspens.com . His webpage doesn't load. I hope he's not closing like Chuck Swisher. Does anybody have more info?

I also tired to order some stuff from www.tryphon.it . Their catalog page doesn't load and my email to them bounced back. Looks like they also closed their operation? Can somebody confirm?

I need 'ink sterile' since some of my inks got already spoiled. Seems that the fungus and mold spores in the tropics are more aggressive and can grow in inks when they don't have good chemical protection. I have 200 inks in my collection and they did cost quite some money to acquire. Does anybody know where to get 'ink sterile'?

Thanks,
Egon





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Posted 29 April 2012 - 21:44

In doing so, I noticed that "Iroshizuku" isn't listed in the drop-down menu of ink brands. Maybe an admin. could add it? Just a thought.


Sorry, I didn't see this until now. Iroshizuku has been added to the ink brands list. Thanks!
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 20:24

I've been trying to add Dromgoole's Fine Writing Instruments and Stationary for the last few minutes, and the web form just keeps kicking it out as an error. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but could you add it for me? It's a great shop.

Dromgoole's
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Houston, TX 77005

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 23:29

I tried clicking on the link provided (www.penshops.info) but my browser could not find the page. I then erased the "www", using just "penshops.info" and the page opened just fine... :headsmack:

After checking this page, I wonder how up to date it is: I found "Swisher Pens" which I believe closed down more than a year ago. :hmm1:

Edited by carlos.q, 03 May 2012 - 23:40.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 23:14

I tried clicking on the link provided (www.penshops.info) but my browser could not find the page. I then erased the "www", using just "penshops.info" and the page opened just fine... :headsmack:

After checking this page, I wonder how up to date it is: I found "Swisher Pens" which I believe closed down more than a year ago. :hmm1:


I moved the site to a new server recently and neglected to add the 'www.' in DNS. Sorry about that. It's corrected now so you ought to be able to access it with or without the www.

It's very possible that there are out-of-date entries there. It's hard to keep on top of all the changes. The site is supposed to be user-maintained. I do a lot of data entry but I can't do it all.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 00:07

I tried to add Artlite, my local go-to penplace but it's spitting out errors for me too.

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