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This Is All My Son-In-Law’S Fault!

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#1 Jhurt


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 02:17


My son-in-law uses fountain pens so I decided that a pen would make a nice birthday or Christmas present. I played with using a fountain pen in high school (a million years ago) and did some calligraphy in my 30s. I am a lefty, so I used a left-handed Osmiroid calligraphy pen. Recently I bought a Pilot Metro Retro and Im enjoying using it..

I know my SIL would love having a vintage pen, so I looked some on EBay and that generated questions cause I really didnt understand the terminology, and somehow I got to FPN. To make a long story a little but shorter, Ive been on my computer looking and lurking for the last three days!

I think Im In trouble! I would like to do some pen sketching so I ordered a bottle of Noodlers ink that will come with a Platinum Preppy pen and today I ordered an ONLINE Switch from Goulet Pens. And I dont think my SIL will get either one!

Anyway, Hello and Im glad to be here.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 03:09

Welcome to this friendly little corner of the universe from a fountain pen user in San Diego.


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:34

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:36

Welcome to FPN!!!! Glad to see the fp craziness 😋

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:04

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:09

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

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:40

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 12:57

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

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 19:42

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 23:41

The Goulets are among my favorite pen pushers. Hand over your wallet now. It’ll be relatively painless that way.

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Thanks for all the words of welcome. Im amazed with the wealth of information in this site!

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 01:44

Yep, you are in trouble. Good to own up to it early in the game.


Welcome to the party!


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 17:36

Welcome, Jhurt !  


I tried smoking and gambling, instead.  They did not help with the slippery slope.  Let us know, if 

you find a cure.

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 06:57

Hello and Welcome to the FPN Family... hope you enjoy your time here...!

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 18:56

It is a dangerous hobby! Goulet pens is also my favorite retailer, and they have a ton of informational content on youtube. Granted, they focus only on new as opposed to vintage, but the education Brian supplies is timeless. I hope you enjoy and good luck!

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