Centenary greetings from Helsinki! (For folks outside of Finland, this is Finland's 100th independence day).
Market in Finland > You can make finds in the wild (local & online flea markets). There are also places in Helsinki that sell modern pens (for example the Lamy flagship store near Kauppatori and others too for MB, Aurora etc. Sadly no one carries Pelikan though...).
If you are on FB I recently set up a group called Fountain Pens Finland, basically a group with a regional focus on Finland (and well, the neighboring countries) > https://www.facebook...65107720561273/
On that note, if you are ever in Helsinki please drop me a note, I have a bunch of mostly vintage pens (Pelikan 100N, 140, 400NN, 500, Parker 51s, rOtring 600, Lamy Panther, 99, L2K, some Wateman's Ideal 56, 52 1/2 etc.) that I can arrange for you to try out if you want to get a handle on how different pens and nibs feel and behave.
P.s. Some are also for sale.
Edited by mana, 06 December 2017 - 07:07.
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"Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design." - Dieter Rams
EDC: Post WWII Pelikan 100N Green binde stubby 14k B, Post WWII Pelikan 100N Black binde EF & Pelikan 400NN Tortoise OF. INKED: Lamy 99 OF, early 70s LAMY 2000 MK, Parker 51 Aerometric F, M, B & BB Stub, Pelikan 140 M, rOtring Art Pen 1.1 & 1.5 mm CI & Woodshed Pen Co. Red swirl 1.1 mm CI... The pens are inked with my Pelikan 4001 BB or Montblanc BB ink mixes. Or LAMY & Pelikan Turquoises... or vintage Quink... madness...