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#1 espanaed


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 00:43

Hello everyone, I'm, Ej, 31 yrs old from Manila, Philippines. I'm pretty new to fountain pen and to be honest its just now I felt curiosity in using a fountain pen. I have never used one either but because of this curiosity, I hit up the web to purchase my "some" new beginners pen. I buy from two different websites, one is gouletpens.com in the US and one from UK based shop, The Writing Desk. If you've been reading this post, who do you think is a better choice to buy my future pen needs. Up to now, still waiting for my package to arrive from both shops, and I might as well post it here once I received it. I'm really a fan of using nice and quality writing pens that's why I always use sign pens and gel-inked pens because I love how they write compared to ordinary pens. AND I'M pretty sure that I'll love using fountain pens and might as well be a collector in the future. I made an emphasis saying "some" because I think I had bought too many pens for a starter. You see, I think I'd like to test different pens at the same time; so below are the pieces of stuff that I bought from both shops. Do you think I did right purchasing those stuff to keep my curiosity craving for more? lol I also bought some good quality papers to begin with and several ink selections. 


These are from GouletPens.com;
LAMY Vista Fountain Pen - Fine 1
LAMY Steel Nib - Silver - Extra-Fine 1
LAMY AL-Star Fountain Pen - Ocean Blue - Medium 1
Rhodia No. 18 Notepad - Orange, Lined (8.27 x 11.69) 1
Rhodia No. 18 Notepad - Black, Dot Grid (8.27 x 11.69) 1
Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen - Black Plain - 1.0mm Stub 1
Pilot CON-40 Piston Converter 1
LAMY Steel Nib - Silver - 1.5mm Stub 1
Noodler's X-Feather - 4.5oz Bottled Ink with Free Pen 1
Random Ink Sample Package - Surprise Me! (8 Ink Samples) 1
Noodler's Baystate Blue - 4.5oz Bottled Ink with Free Pen 1
LAMY Z28 Cartridge Converter 2
and these are from The Writing Desk;
  Lamy Studio 67 Imperial Blue Fountain Pen - Nib size : medium
  Lamy Z27 Converter
  Clairefontaine Triomphe A5 writing pad plain
  Rhodia Goalbook A5 Anise Green
  Rohrer & Klingner Cassia 50ml
  Pelikan Edelstein Olivine 50ml

I kinda expect them to come next week, Goulet pens, they used FedEx for Shipment and The Writing Desk uses DHL.




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Posted 14 June 2018 - 00:53

Hello Ej. Greetings from northern California and a  warm welcome to FPN. It's great to have you here with us.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:34

Welcome to FPN from North Carolina, USA! I hve not done business with the Writing Desk but have only good things to say about Goulet Pens - great people and amazing service.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:41

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. I'm sure you also follow Fountain Pen Network Phillippines at http://fpn-p.org/

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:36

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:33

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:40

Yay! Another person from the Philippines 😀

Welcome to the forum! You'll learn a lot here, as I did 😉

Grabe yung ulan ngayon, no? Walang tigil dahil sa habagat...baka kaya hindi pa dumadating yung pens mo. 😅 Anyways, hope you enjoy your pens when they arrive. 😊

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:29

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 13:51

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 19:23

Thank you all!! much appreciated =) I love this community, I'm sure I'll learn a lot from you all =)

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:44

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