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FPN 2015 Blue Pearl LE, with #8 14K Nib - USD Order


FPN 2015 Blue Pearl LE with #8 14K Broad Nib and Titanium trim, in large, luxury aluminum box
 
Our first pen to celebrate 11 years of FPN is available for purchase, as a Group Buy.
This pen, appropriately called the FPN Blue Pearl Celebration LE, is the most extravagant we have ever created. As 11 years is the crazy number, we thought we'd do something a little crazy, hence this rather magnificent, extravagant fountain pen.
 
Note: Payment directly in Euros is approx. 10% cheaper. If you want to make use of the cheaper option, cancel this item and add the EURO Order options to your shopping cart instead! 
 
This pen is made by CONID in Antwerp, Belgium, in their first rate factory, and designed by our own fountainbel, engineer by profession and pen lover at heart.
It is a King Size Bulkfiller, truly an outstanding piece, from an engineering, design and materials point of view.
 
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Starting with the material, it is a stunning very high quality, unstressed acrylic, in a mix of colours resembling some of the best celluloids out there, but obviously a lot less flammable :). Anybody who has ever seen the celluloid Tibaldis with blue and slightly green-yellow cream coloured layers of material, will be drawn to this pen immediately. The colours are even more intense than that particular celluloid, en have even more depth. You have to see it to believe it. It is a truly incredible material. Cap, section, barrel and bulkfiller button are all created from this magnificent material. There is only enough material to just create a limited edition of these pens, and it will not be used therefore for any other pen.
 
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It obviously is a pen made to the extremely high and very exacting standards of CONID and fountainbel. It is engineered from the best materials only, trim and threading turned out of titanium, and all seals in this pen are created purely by screw threads and/or rubber seals - no glue is used in this pen whatsoever. Just one place has some shellac applied, and that is the ink view window. As this ink view window is fixed and sealed with shellac, it is easily removable as well if need be. The pen comes with a single small tool, which is all that is required to take this pen apart into all of its parts, making it easily cleanable, and the parts easily replaceable. Well thought out engineering and planning clearly lay at the base of this design.
 
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The filling system of this pen is the by now famous, patented (patent pending) design of fountainbel, the bulkfiller. It is elegant and beautiful at the same time, and it also is the system which allows one to fill a pen with the highest fill rate possible, as the system allows one to fill the barrel completely with ink, up to a stunning 3 millilitre, or 3 cc! That is an awesome amount of ink. Imagine, 16 fills from a standard 50 ml ink bottle only! Of course it was designed with a shut-off mechanism too, one wouldn't expect anything less from such a pen. The beauty of the shut-off design makes it possible to still write a page, and probably two or even more (depending on nib type of course), with the shut-off enabled. It also makes it leak proof, so this pen can be taken along anywhere, without having to worry about ink escaping at all, in the wrong places or at the wrong moment.
 
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We still haven't mentioned the nib yet. Well, this is a monstrous, gigantic, 14K #8 gold nib, made by Bock, especially for CONID. And yes, you read that right: an enormous, 8 mm nib! These nibs are available in F, M and B. However, they can be modified to an italic or oblique, or extra fine if you so like, at additional cost. These nib modifications are done with respect to the nib, not by removing almost all tipping material. This work is done lovingly, and completely manually, by an expert nib enhancer (aka nibmeister).
 
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Even the box of this fountain pen is a master piece. It is made from a single piece of aluminium, with a large foam insert to hold the pen, its servicing tool, and potentially other pieces you might want to store with it. This box is made especially for the FPN Blue Pearl Celebration, in a colour unique again for this production only.
 
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This is obviously not going to be a cheap pen. We will only make a maximum of 132 of this particular model, there isn't enough material for more, and we may even have to settle for a smaller number, due to the very limited availability of this material.
As mentioned, this is a Group Buy, so how does this work?
We needed an initial order of 20 pens to be able to start production, and as this point was reached easily - the first batch ended up being 33 pens in total, which are all sold. From here onwards, we need batches of a minimum of 10 pens, preferably 15, so the faster we have at least 10 paid for orders, the faster we can produce our next batch(es).
 
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Once the pens are  manufactured, assembled and QA tested, and the nibs mounted and tuned to perfection as well, they are sent on the FPN HQ in Europe. Here they will undergo a final QA inspection and test, any nib work will be carried out if so required. Once inspected, tested, and any nib modifications carried out, the pens will be shipped to the respective new owners.
 
Because of the high value of these pens, shipping will only be done on a fully insured basis. I am sure you will forgive us for doing so :). Yes ,it will add to the cost, but we think it is absolutely worth the extra trouble.
 
Don't hesitate, go for it while materials still last!
  
Thank you in advance!

 



$290.00

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Additional 14K #8 Nib ordered with pen - USD Order


Additional 14K Gold #8 Nib for the FPN Blue Pearl LE Fountain Pen.
 
Please do choose the type of nib required (F, M, or B, and any nib modifications thereafter.



$290.00

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Separately shipped 14K #8 Nib - USD Order

1 in stock


Separately shipped 14K Gold #8 Nib for the FPN Blue Pearl LE Fountain Pen, ordered after FPN LE delivery.
 
Please do choose the type of nib required (F, M, or B, and any nib modifications thereafter.



$987.61

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FPN 2015 Blue Pearl LE, #8 14K Nib - EURO Order - NOTE: Amount is EURO, NOT USD; Calculation Aid Only


FPN 2015 Blue Pearl LE with #8 14K Broad Nib and Titanium trim, in large, luxury aluminum box
 
Our first pen to celebrate 11 years of FPN is available for purchase, as a Group Buy.
This pen, appropriately called the FPN Blue Pearl Celebration LE, is the most extravagant we have ever created. As 11 years is the crazy number, we thought we'd do something a little crazy, hence this rather magnificent, extravagant fountain pen.
 
Note: Payment directly in Euros is approx. 10% cheaper, but please do check the details at the bottom! The amount calculated is indicated as $, due to the constraints of the system, but it actually is the Euro amount! Please exchange $ for Euro when paying, keeping the amount number the same!
 
This pen is made by CONID in Antwerp, Belgium, in their first rate factory, and designed by our own fountainbel, engineer by profession and pen lover at heart.
It is a King Size Bulkfiller, truly an outstanding piece, from an engineering, design and materials point of view.
 
Posted Image
 
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Starting with the material, it is a stunning very high quality, unstressed acrylic, in a mix of colours resembling some of the best celluloids out there, but obviously a lot less flammable :). Anybody who has ever seen the celluloid Tibaldis with blue and slightly green-yellow cream coloured layers of material, will be drawn to this pen immediately. The colours are even more intense than that particular celluloid, en have even more depth. You have to see it to believe it. It is a truly incredible material. Cap, section, barrel and bulkfiller button are all created from this magnificent material. There is only enough material to just create a limited edition of these pens, and it will not be used therefore for any other pen.
 
Posted Image
 
It obviously is a pen made to the extremely high and very exacting standards of CONID and fountainbel. It is engineered from the best materials only, trim and threading turned out of titanium, and all seals in this pen are created purely by screw threads and/or rubber seals - no glue is used in this pen whatsoever. Just one place has some shellac applied, and that is the ink view window. As this ink view window is fixed and sealed with shellac, it is easily removable as well if need be. The pen comes with a single small tool, which is all that is required to take this pen apart into all of its parts, making it easily cleanable, and the parts easily replaceable. Well thought out engineering and planning clearly lay at the base of this design.
 
Posted Image
 
The filling system of this pen is the by now famous, patented (patent pending) design of fountainbel, the bulkfiller. It is elegant and beautiful at the same time, and it also is the system which allows one to fill a pen with the highest fill rate possible, as the system allows one to fill the barrel completely with ink, up to a stunning 3 millilitre, or 3 cc! That is an awesome amount of ink. Imagine, 16 fills from a standard 50 ml ink bottle only! Of course it was designed with a shut-off mechanism too, one wouldn't expect anything less from such a pen. The beauty of the shut-off design makes it possible to still write a page, and probably two or even more (depending on nib type of course), with the shut-off enabled. It also makes it leak proof, so this pen can be taken along anywhere, without having to worry about ink escaping at all, in the wrong places or at the wrong moment.
 
Posted Image
 
We still haven't mentioned the nib yet. Well, this is a monstrous, gigantic, 14K #8 gold nib, made by Bock, especially for CONID. And yes, you read that right: an enormous, 8 mm nib! These nibs are available in F, M and B. However, they can be modified to an italic or oblique, or extra fine if you so like, at additional cost. These nib modifications are done with respect to the nib, not by removing almost all tipping material. This work is done lovingly, and completely manually, by an expert nib enhancer (aka nibmeister).
 
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Even the box of this fountain pen is a master piece. It is made from a single piece of aluminium, with a large foam insert to hold the pen, its servicing tool, and potentially other pieces you might want to store with it. This box is made especially for the FPN Blue Pearl Celebration, in a colour unique again for this production only.
 
Posted Image
 
This is obviously not going to be a cheap pen. We will only make a maximum of 132 of this particular model, in all nib sizes together, as there isn't enough material for more, and we may even have to settle for a smaller number, due to the very limited availability of this material.
 
As mentioned, this is a Group Buy, so how does this work?
We needed an initial order of 20 pens to be able to start production, and as this point was reached easily - the first batch ended up being 33 pens in total, which are all sold. From here onwards, we need batches of a minimum of 10 pens, preferably 15, so the faster we have at least 10 paid for orders, the faster we can produce our next batch(es).
 
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Once the pens are  manufactured, assembled and QA tested, and the nibs mounted and tuned to perfection as well, they are sent on the FPN HQ in Europe. Here they will undergo a final QA inspection and test, any nib work will be carried out if so required. Once inspected, tested, and any nib modifications carried out, the pens will be shipped to the respective new owners.
Because of the high value of these pens, shipping will only be done on a fully insured basis. I am sure you will forgive us for doing so :). Yes ,it will add to the cost, but we think it is absolutely worth the extra trouble.
 
Don't hesitate, go for it while materials still last!
  
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Note:
If you prefer to pay in Euros, which is approx. 10% cheaper due to the currency exchange rate commission we have to pay, please do the following:
 
1. Follow the ordering process through the store completely, selecting the shipping option of your choice, and any nib modification options you'd like us to do for you, and follow through to the "Finish" screen.

2. Now transfer the calculated amount number as a Euro amount - it says $, but it is the number that counts, and the number is the actual Euro amount! -, to fpn@fountainpennetwork.com, our PayPal account. Note that any VAT due is automatically added if and when applicable. Please add to the message area that this is a payment for the "FPN LE Blue Pearl Celebration Pen - Group Buy". 
 
3. When the payment has been made, please inform us of this payment, preferably at fpnadmin@gmail.com
 
4. We will mark your invoice on FPN as paid, with a note that it was paid for in Euros.
 
Step 1 is required so we may keep track of pens sold, with any options you prefer.
Shipping and nib modification options are automatically included as Euro amount numbers too. VAT, if applicable, is calculated over all but shipping, which is VAT excluded.
 
Thank you in advance!

 



$206.61

Out of stock

Additional 14K #8 Nib ordered with pen - Euro Order - NOTE: Amount is EURO, NOT USD; Calculation Aid Only


Additional 14K Gold #8 Nib for the FPN Blue Pearl LE Fountain Pen., ordered together with pen
 
This is the Euro Order only. 
PLEASE NOTE: Amount given is the price in EURO, NOT USD. The pricing is a Calculation Aid Only.
 
Please do choose the type of nib required (F, M, or B, and any nib modifications thereafter.



$206.61

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Separately shipped 14K #8 Nib - Euro Order - NOTE: Amount is EURO, NOT USD; Calculation Aid Only

4 in stock


Separately shipped 14K Gold #8 Nib for the FPN Blue Pearl LE Fountain Pen, ordered after delivery of pen.
 
This is the Euro Order only. 
PLEASE NOTE: Amount given is the price in EURO, NOT USD. The pricing is a Calculation Aid Only.
 
Please do choose the type of nib required (F, M, or B, and any nib modifications thereafter.



$35.00

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FPN Voltaire Candide Vermilion- 4.5 oz. bottle - free "Charlie" pen

4 in stock


Voltaire Candide Vermilion is inspired by the great satirist, novelist, scientist and fighter for freedom of expression and religion of his time, Voltaire.
 
Candide, of course, is the best know and most studied masterpiece of Voltaire. Candide expands on all the human rights we take for granted in western culture, and for which we fought so long and hard.
 
Vermilion is the colour of the glowing edge of paper, when it is scorched, just before it burst into flames. It refers to the fact that many of Voltaire's works were banned and burnt, including Candide.
 
This ink is produced exclusively for the Fountain Pen Network by Noodlers Ink Co., and this 4.5 oz. bottle comes with a free "Charlie"  pen.
 
Note: normal price $35, automatically discounted for FPN Supporters & Premium Account holders.



$30.00

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FPN Galileo Manuscript Brown - 3 oz. bottle

16 in stock


The first ink produced exclusively for the Fountain Pen Network by Noodlers Ink Co., is a bulletproof, brown ink, which on some papers and with some pens, occasionally shows a thin red edge along a side of a letter (character). This is very similar to the famous Galileo Manuscript of August 1609 and January 1610, where Galileo describes the first sightings of the moons of Jupiter, a truly pivotal moment in the history of the celestial sciences. We dedicate this ink to Galileo, and his manuscript describing his discoveries.
 
Not only is this ink waterproof/bulletproof, but it also has very good lubrication characteristics and shows some shading. When applied thickly, it may bleed through, especially with thinner, cheaper papers.
 
An absolutely stunning and eye-catching ink :).
 
Note: normal price $30, automatically discounted for FPN Supporters & Premium Account holders.



$20.00

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FPN Dumas Tulipe Noire - 3 oz. bottle


A black tulipe, or Tulipe Noire, doesn't really exist. The colour of a black tulip really is a very dark purple, with hints of black or dark grey, just like this amazing ink, the second ink on the list of inks produced exclusively by Noodlers Ink Co. for the Fountain Pen Network.
 
Alexandre Dumas, the famous French writer, dedicated a book to the black tulip, published in 1850, which is quite a thriller and romance around the competition to grow a black tulip, set in a period of turmoil in the Netherlands in 1672. We honour the book and writer with this ink. 
 
This ink has a very nice vintage feel to it, due to its greyish undertones, and very good shading characteristics, from quite light dull purple, to almost black purple. Lubrication characteristics are also very good. On cheap paper it may feather a bit. A fantastic ink, with a very unique colour!
 
Note: normal price $20, automatically discounted for FPN Supporters & Premium Account holders.



$20.00

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FPN Van Gogh Starry Night Blue - 3 oz. bottle


FPN Van Gogh Starry Night Blue is named after the Van Gogh painting of the bridge over the Rhone river "Starry Night Over the Rhone", dated 1888. An impressive painting by the tormented Dutch post-impressionist painter, with an incredible variety of blues from quite light to extreme dark, something we have tried to emulate in our ink named in honour of Van Gogh and this picture. The ink is produced by Noodlers Ink Co. exclusively for the Fountain Pen Network.
 
The result is an ink with a vintage character to it, which will shade from pale greyish blue, right to almost black, and all that with excellent lubrication characteristics. Yes, it will feather slightly on cheap paper, but then, almost all inks do. Another incredible ink from our collection!
 
Note: normal price $20, automatically discounted for FPN Supporters & Premium Account holders.



$20.00

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FPN Voltaire Candide Vermilion- 3 oz. bottle

28 in stock


Voltaire Candide Vermilion is inspired by the great satirist, novelist, scientist and fighter for freedom of expression and religion of his time, Voltaire.
 
Candide, of course, is the best know and most studied masterpiece of Voltaire. Candide expands on all the human rights we take for granted in western culture, and for which we fought so long and hard.
 
Vermilion is the colour of the glowing edge of paper, when it is scorched, just before it burst into flames. It refers to the fact that many of Voltaire's works were banned and burnt, including Candide.
 
This ink is produced exclusively for the Fountain Pen Network by Noodlers Ink Co.
 
Note: normal price $35, automatically discounted for FPN Supporters & Premium Account holders.



$70.00

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FPN GMB, DTN, & VGSN - one (1) 3 oz. bottle of each

13 in stock


Package consisting of all of 3 our 3 oz. inks, Galileo Manuscript Brown (GMB), Dumas Tulipe Noire (DTN), and Van Gogh Starry Night Blue (VGSN).
 
GMB is a bulletproof, brown ink, with very good lubrication characteristics and some shading. When applied thickly, it may bleed through, especially with thinner, cheaper papers.
An absolutely stunning and eye-catching ink :).
 
DTN has a very nice vintage feel to it, due to its greyish undertones, and very good shading characteristics, from quite light dull purple, to almost black purple. Lubrication characteristics are also very good. On cheap paper it may feather a bit. A fantastic ink, with a very unique colour!
 
VGSN is an ink with a vintage character to it, which will shade from pale greyish blue, right to almost black, and all that with excellent lubrication characteristics. Yes, it will feather slightly on cheap paper, but then, almost all inks do. Another incredible ink from our collection!
 
Note: normal price $70, automatically discounted for FPN Supporters & Premium Account holders.



$1.40

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