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#1 Zaphh


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:23

Hi everyone,


My name is Pierre. I'm from France and I rediscovered penmanship through my 9yo daughter who has had a calligraphy course in school.


My everyday handwriting is terrible, however, if I want to write nicely, I can turn nice letters and I discovered that I had an old Pelikan pen with a gold nib that would flex if applying huge pressure.


The result was quite nice (to me) so I decided to go hunt for a real flex nib fountain pen (or even better, a wet noodle) and recently bought a couple of pens on *bay. I am still receiving some and the result is quite nice. I will sell back those that I am unhappy with (what is nice with vintage pens is that you don't lose much by buying and selling them because their market price does not vary that much: the most I could lose is shipping price to and fro).


Meanwhile, I offered my daughter a dip pen and will present her with a nice non-flex fountain pen for her 10th birthday (pilot vanishing point) that she will be able to use during her studies (the first nice fountain pens I got were after I really needed them, so I thought that it would be better to offer my daughter a good fountain pen when she will need it most).


Then, if she really appreciates penmanship (through her dip pen & different nibs), I will offer her a nice flexible fountain pen for her to enjoy quality writing.



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#2 RMN


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:03

Bonjour Pierre et bienvenu sur FPN



I hope you will find a good pen to enhance your writing, and I hope your daughter will like the pen you will be giving her. An interesting pen, but not the most easy...



Enjoy the forum





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#3 Sasha Royale

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 13:33

Welcome !  


The desire to improve personal handwriting is an excellent beginning.  You will be conscientious when practicing.  You will 

practice at every occasion -- shopping lists, personal letters, and enjoying new pens.   As you try the many different fountain 

pens, in search of one that suits you best, I hope you find it.  However, there will be much enjoyment along the way.  


Write with joy.

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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 14:57

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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#5 Clancy


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 16:01

Hello Pierre. Greetings and a warm welcome to FPN. It's great to have you here with us.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 16:27

Hello and welcome!

#7 Lou Erickson

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 00:58

Welcome, Pierre!


It's nice to hear you're enjoying things with your daughter, and that you're going to get her good tools before she's done needing them.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 15:30


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 22:20

Greetings and welcome from NYC

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 05:35

Hello and welcome! I hope you enjoy the Fountain Pen Network.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:50


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:54

Hi! Welcome to FPN.   :)
I'm really glad you've joined us.


Have a good day,


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 17:44

Hi Pierre, and welcome to the FPN! France is home to my favorite brand of fountain pens--Waterman.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:28

Welcome Pierre !

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 15:45

Welcome.  It's great to find passion again in writing.  It's becoming a lost art.  I agree than using a fountain pen has forced me to improve my handwriting.  I enjoy it more each day.

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