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Did Basildon Bond Nix The Blotter Page?

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#1 michaellunsford

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 14:41

I was pretty impressed that Basildon Bond's first sheet was blotter paper. It was difficult to get in the USA for a while, but it's now on Amazon (but it still ships from the UK.) Well the last one ordered came in without a blotter page. So, I ordered another. It also doesn't have a blotter page. Did they drop it, or did I just get two pads with a missing blotter?


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#2 Beechwood

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 15:27

I have asked Basildon Bond by email if they have dispensed with the blotter page, I will let you know if they reply.

 

They have also introduced a new range specifically for fountain pen users called Three Candlesticks, its possible that the ordinary BB pads are seen as for ball point pen users.

 

Apologies. Sometimes I sound like a real snob.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 15:34

I just checked the drawer where I keep the last batch of Basildon Bond (airmail and regular) that I brought back from last year's UK family visit. All of the pads have blotter sheets. Could the blotter-less pads be unique to Amazon purchases? I got my BB supplies from a small WH Smith store and the local newsagent on the Isle of Wight.  


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#4 grainweevil

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 15:47

My purchase was from W H Smith and I never got a blotter sheet, so that seems like a false clue.

 

And Beechwood, Three Candlesticks has been in existence since Noah was a boy! :D



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 16:13

 

 

And Beechwood, Three Candlesticks has been in existence since Noah was a boy! :D

 

 

Never seen it before, sorry if it bothered you.


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#6 praxim

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 22:19

Bought one from a local newsagent within the last month and it has a blotter sheet. Still, we are a long way away from Great Brexin, and not living in the only two towns anyone has heard of in Oz. I may still be receiving supplies from the Sirius.


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#7 Beechwood

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 11:15

The response from basildon bond was that only some of the pads have a blotter page and gave me the following link:

 

 

https://www.amazon.c...h blotting page

 

Hope this helps


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Seven who just want to increase their post count. One to say that they have no regrets about doing anything and people should follow their example. Another to say that if there is anything wrong with the pen it is just down to using Diamine Shimmer ink. Six to argue over whether its a worth doing anything with it and the OP should just throw it away and buy their Parker 51. Another six to condemn all of the above as being  stupid and anyway they would rather be on FP Geeks. One to say that the pen is cheaper where they live. Five people to post pics of their own pens. One to say that if the OP had Faith then the pen would work - and gets banned very quickly.

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#8 Beechwood

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 11:19

Also this one

 

https://www.amazon.c...93032661&sr=8-3

 

But as the OP has found, some other writing pads have lost their blotter.

 

Sounds like someone I know on here!


How many people does it take to comment on a question on FPN? One to give advice and make suggestions. Another one to repeat everything that the first poster has said. Fourteen to share their own experiences of their pens and comment on how the original advice was flawed.
Seven who just want to increase their post count. One to say that they have no regrets about doing anything and people should follow their example. Another to say that if there is anything wrong with the pen it is just down to using Diamine Shimmer ink. Six to argue over whether its a worth doing anything with it and the OP should just throw it away and buy their Parker 51. Another six to condemn all of the above as being  stupid and anyway they would rather be on FP Geeks. One to say that the pen is cheaper where they live. Five people to post pics of their own pens. One to say that if the OP had Faith then the pen would work - and gets banned very quickly.

Finally, one to close down the thread because it has lost its way.
 


#9 Chrissy

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:35

Bought one from a local newsagent within the last month and it has a blotter sheet. Still, we are a long way away from Great Brexin, and not living in the only two towns anyone has heard of in Oz. I may still be receiving supplies from the Sirius.

 

I'm not so sure that one of the items put forward on the Brexit list will be whether Basildon Bond will have blotter sheets or not.   :huh:


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