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#1 BarbaraNZ


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 02:20

Hello from the South Island of New Zealand. I joined a few weeks ago and realized I had better say hello. I am an American that moved here quite a few years ago and am not a spring chicken, but do love fountain pens. There are no pen shows here, not many people I have found here that like fountain pens, so I joined InCoRiMo and that helped with correspondence so I could talk with others that love pens, ink and paper. I have a collection of about forty pens and love Platinum, Waterman, Retro 51, Monteverde and Nemosine. As with students, I am a pensioner, so money is an object now, but even with less expensive pens one can have good writers and lovely ink. I order from Jetpens, Pen Chalet and Cult Pens in the UK. It is all about shipping costs so Anderson's and Goulet have not been easy for me to afford. I have listened to all the podcasts, seen all the videos on You Tube and at this point I am pretty well informed, but this site will be a joy. I just won an auction on our Trademe ( like your EBay) and I think it is a Waterman Expert ll or III.  I will post pictures and ask for help on this when I get it. Thanks for being such lovely helpful people. My best,Barbara

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 02:40

Welcome aboard.  We're glad you joined us.   I'm from Canada, where winter is closing in.  I imagine it's springtime down there.    

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 04:55

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:29

Kia ora

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:22

Hello Barbara and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:31

Hello Barbara and welcome. I split my time between Aus. & the South Island. There are a few South Islanders on this site.

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:51

Greetings and welcome to FPN.

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:33

Hello Barbara... :W2FPN:

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:53

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 14:53

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


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 19:55

Hi Barbara  :W2FPN:

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 23:59


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 01:22

Welcome aboard, from Charleston, SC.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:45

Hello Barbara and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.

To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 12:17

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 20:05

Welcome, Barbara !  


NZ is a lovely place to live.  High shipping cost is part of the price of being far off.  

Members might, from time to time, find cases of lower shipping cost.  Stay tuned !  


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Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 

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