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#61 Bklyn

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 02:34

Been testing loads of blues and blue-blacks, in case this helps:

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This is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 09:57

 

Do you know where you can buy Noodler's BSB - a bottle or sample - in the UK (I see you're in England)?

 

Would love to try it, but can never find it anywhere.

Think you just might have to get it from Goulet's. There's no risk of Import Duty or whatever for a single bottle from them. Even when Pure Pens get their 'expected' Noodler's re-stock, I doubt that BSB will be on Ross's list!


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 10:06

This Ebay seller is in Scotland and does samples. He has BSB in is Noodler's 1 list.

 

http://goo.gl/NF7SYy

 

No affiliation but I've had quite a lot of different samples from him. Although not BSB. I'm too accident prone to have it in the house, even though I'd love to try it!


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 18:25

Think you just might have to get it from Goulet's. There's no risk of Import Duty or whatever for a single bottle from them. Even when Pure Pens get their 'expected' Noodler's re-stock, I doubt that BSB will be on Ross's list!

 

 

This Ebay seller is in Scotland and does samples. He has BSB in is Noodler's 1 list.

 

http://goo.gl/NF7SYy

 

No affiliation but I've had quite a lot of different samples from him. Although not BSB. I'm too accident prone to have it in the house, even though I'd love to try it!

 

 

Thank you both! I have just ordered a sample as it would be fun to try - though I fear by next week all of my carpets and walls will be stained blue after I get it everywhere...


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 23:33

Just in case anyone missed this. I bought my Bay State Blue.

 

Please see below:

 

Dear Noodlers:

 

I rushed home today all excited because I ordered my first Noodlers Ink called Bay State Blue.

 

I was so excited to see the box from Goulet Pens in the mailbox and I opened it so carefully.

 

I held it in my hand and let the kitchen window sunlight try to filler through the dark liquid and all of a sudden the idea of the day hit me; lets open it and take a look inside at the ink. Clever huh? Here is where things begin to go bad.

 

Upon opening the aforementioned bottle, I noticed it was filled to the very tippy top of the rim. Honestly, you could not get one more molecule of ink inot this bottle. I stood perfectly still but felt a slight tickle in my throat due to allergies that often hit us in the northeast this time of year and I coughed. 

 

This was not good.

 

Please allow me to give you a list of the things in my home that are now Bay State Blue:

 

My dishes, the sink, my hands, (Including fingers) the new forks and knives, the cutting board, a child's toy that was in the sink for lord knows what reason and part of the tuna I was using to make a salad, along with my wife elbow, her left foot and the cabinet handles above the sink, below the sink and the light switch. Let us not forget the rug in front of the sink and the floor along with other kitchen implements of which I simply do not understand what they do.

 

It has been an interesting few hours here and my wife has finally stopped threatening me with her wooden mallet. (Yes, it is now blue as well.)

 

Please send kitchen stuff to my house ASAP and I am sure that there will be no further action required. I will give my wife a week to calm down and if not, you might have to send a new wife as well.

 

Warmest personal regards,

 

Bay State Blue Bklyn


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 23:42

If you want a rich, vivid blue I would recommend Visconti blue. If you want a slightly unusual shading blue try Akkermann. I picked it up recently and I really like it. It sounds like it should be called drainwater blue if you read it quickly. It might also be worth looking at Waterman as an everyday use blue. I don't know if it's Florida or Serenity but one of them is a mid depth blue and it's very nice.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 00:41

Just in case anyone missed this. I bought my Bay State Blue.
 
Please see below:
 
Dear Noodlers:
 
I rushed home today all excited because I ordered my first Noodlers Ink called Bay State Blue.
 
I was so excited to see the box from Goulet Pens in the mailbox and I opened it so carefully.
 
I held it in my hand and let the kitchen window sunlight try to filler through the dark liquid and all of a sudden the idea of the day hit me; lets open it and take a look inside at the ink. Clever huh? Here is where things begin to go bad.
 
Upon opening the aforementioned bottle, I noticed it was filled to the very tippy top of the rim. Honestly, you could not get one more molecule of ink inot this bottle. I stood perfectly still but felt a slight tickle in my throat due to allergies that often hit us in the northeast this time of year and I coughed. 
 
This was not good.
 
Please allow me to give you a list of the things in my home that are now Bay State Blue:
 
My dishes, the sink, my hands, (Including fingers) the new forks and knives, the cutting board, a child's toy that was in the sink for lord knows what reason and part of the tuna I was using to make a salad, along with my wife elbow, her left foot and the cabinet handles above the sink, below the sink and the light switch. Let us not forget the rug in front of the sink and the floor along with other kitchen implements of which I simply do not understand what they do.
 
It has been an interesting few hours here and my wife has finally stopped threatening me with her wooden mallet. (Yes, it is now blue as well.)
 
Please send kitchen stuff to my house ASAP and I am sure that there will be no further action required. I will give my wife a week to calm down and if not, you might have to send a new wife as well.
 
Warmest personal regards,
 
Bay State Blue Bklyn



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:46

Hi Bklyn,

 

     I thought I would cast my vote, my favorite blue is Noodler's Bernanke Blue which i've posted a sample of. The sample was written with a Lamy Safari on cream colored Apia paper. I chose this blue as a second choice ink in place of the beautiful but  infamous Bay State Blue. Bay State has an amazing color but for me personally it is not worth the hassle, so I discovered Bernanke which has its own intricate blue tinting. I also like J. Herbin's 1670 Ocean Blue which I do not currently have inked up or I would have submitted a written sample. Good luck in your selection and post here when you make your choice. :)

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:50

((WOW! Not sure how I missed your post but I just saw that you uhm, have met bay state blue... yep... very bad idea. not worth the hassle.. so sorry)



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 16:06

BSB much be handled with respect. It is certainly not an ink for the clumsy.


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:29

BSB much be handled with respect. It is certainly not an ink for the clumsy.

So I have learned my friend. so I have learned. 


Anyone like Ray Bradbury? Please read "The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair" if you have about 12 minutes. 

 

You will not forget this wonderful gem that is largely obscure and sadly, forgotten. http://bit.ly/1DZtL4g

 


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:30

((WOW! Not sure how I missed your post but I just saw that you uhm, have met bay state blue... yep... very bad idea. not worth the hassle.. so sorry)

I have indeed met BSB and I am his. (Hers?)


Anyone like Ray Bradbury? Please read "The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair" if you have about 12 minutes. 

 

You will not forget this wonderful gem that is largely obscure and sadly, forgotten. http://bit.ly/1DZtL4g

 


#73 Bklyn

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:44

While I am here, Imust ask as I am still new to this...

 

Does one have to shake ink before using it like it was orange juice? I tend to shake everything. Any help on this question appreciated.


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