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Two Pelikan Pens In Two Shipments

pelikan fritz schimpf pastel green m200

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#1 Tom Kellie

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 17:19

※    Two Pelikan Pens In Two Shipments From Fritz Schimpf    

~ In the closing months of 2019, there were productive discussions with Fritz Schimpf stationers, in Tübingen, Germany, about possible future acquisitions.
Fritz Schimpf is celebrating their 140th anniversary in 2020. It’s located in a historic university town in Baden-Württemberg, which is in the Swabian heartland of southwestern Germany.
Throughout 2019 my writing desk was enriched by Pelikan fountains, inks from both Fritz Schimpf itself and L’Artisan Pastellier, as well as the superb Fritz Schimpf Feinpost writing paper.
Accordingly, in late November, 2019 an order was placed for a variety of writing tools. It was shipped to a trusted friend and former student, now working in neighboring Hong Kong.
Events cascaded such that the shipment was delayed, for which Fritz Schimpf was not at all responsible. The border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen was effectively sealed, severely impacting trans-border shipments.
Another, follow-up order was placed in early 2020, as a token of support for Fritz Schimpf and as an expression of hope that circumstances might become more favorable.
As it turned out, both shipments were safely stored for well over half a year in the Hong Kong residence of my friend.
Thanks to the good offices of one of my students, who owns and operates several large-scale import-export companies, the shipments were brought across the border in late August, 2020.
After several weeks of protracted wrangling with the customs officials, they were released and delivered to me this past weekend. 
Everything was in excellent condition, despite the months of storage. After handling the contents, it was certain that the precious cargo was well worth the long wait.
Profuse appreciation is due to Fritz Schimpf, to my patient friend in Hong Kong, and to my generous student.
There are several Montblanc inks, including a second bottle of Swan Illusion. I’d requested Modena Red, but as it was unavailable at the time of shipping, Fritz Schimpf thoughtfully added a bottle of Corn Poppy.
Two inks released by Fritz Schimpf in 2020 to celebrate their 140th anniversary are welcome additions to my writing desk.
Crafted by Didier of L’Artisan Pastellier, niebla [ misty violet ] and gelassenheit [ relaxed purple ] are both outstanding. Writing with niebla is a particularly satisfying experience as it’s an exquisite ink.
Four more hues of L’Artisan Pastellier Callifolio ink were added to the many bottles already on hand. I’m a regular user of the Callifolio line of inks.
Finally there are one dozen bottle of Encre Parfumée, scented ink, also from L’Artisan Pastellier. The refined fragrance in each bottle is a welcome olfactory treat.
As ever the superlative Fritz Schimpf Feinpost paper is the bedrock of the shipments. For my sketching and writing, it’s the finest quality paper that I’ve had the pleasure to use.
There were two Pelikan fountain pens, for both of which an EF nib was specified. At the time of ordering, it was clear that my work would require regular use of EF nibs.
A Pelikan Classic M200 Black fountain pen with a gold-plated steel EF nib is a particularly engaging writer. The line it produces is close to that of an EEF nib.
A Pelikan Classic Special Edition Pastel Green fountain pen with a bi-color gold EF nib is a smooth writer. The pen’s color is ideal for use outdoors for field notes or sketching.
Following is an image series showing the arrival and unpacking of the two shipments, as well as writing samples from the two Pelikan pens, inked with the 2020 Fritz Schimpf inks.
There is no urgency needed for attaining a high quality writing experience. These shipments arriving in mid-September bring immense pleasure in the waning weeks of Summer.
I hope that these images may be of interest to others.
Tom K. 
Delivery of Two Shipments
Two Shipments, Two Boxes
Carefully Packed
Initial Unpacking
Two Shipments On a Table
Bringing Home Two Shipments
Feinpost Writing Paper
Wrapped Pelikan Pen Boxes
Wrapped Montblanc Inks
Bottled Inks
Montblanc Ink Quartet
2020 Fritz Schimpf Inks
Encre Parfumée
L’Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Quartet
Gift Box
Pelikan Classic M200 Black EF
Gold-plated Steel EF Nib
Treasure Within
It Might As Well Be Spring
For All To See
Gleaming and Uninked
Pelikan Classic M200 Special Edition Pastel Green EF
Bi-color Gold EF Nib

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 18:41

Dear Tom,

Your photos and exact notes gives a lot of good emotions :)

Thank you!

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 19:10

As per usual, a wonderful post! Thank you! :)

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 19:46

That's excellent! Thank you @Tom Kellie for sharing the treasures and confirmation of the joys of Pelikan steel EF of which i too share  :)

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 22:07

Quite the haul! Thank you for your post.

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 02:42

Wow.  You must have had quite a time with all those inks trying to decide which to inaugurate those two new pens.  

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 14:27

Beautiful post and photos Tom, as always. Really enjoyed the photo sequence. The light green pen is really beautiful. Enjoy them in good health.

#8 Tom Kellie

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 01:32


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 18:44

lovely report, Tom! I was there with you in trepidation as you opened the parcels! :)


I love the black one with the green window, I own one of those myself...

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 00:19

Thats charming - the M200 is such a basic model among your collection!
"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live."
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#11 Tom Kellie

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 00:40


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Posted 24 September 2020 - 08:02

Happy time!  :D

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 17:21

What a shipment! Enjoy! I would suggest shaking Équinoxe 6 really well and resetting your expectations, from what you might have seen... It could be something very different.

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