Dearest Members of the Board,
Since our previous column, a lot has happened. Stipula has been extremely friendly and helpful, and has decided to help us with our pens in a major way, for which we are extremely thankful. This means that although we cannot make up the numbers we originally agreed upon for our pricing here, they have decided to sell to us the lower numbers for the same price, regardless. This means we have a GO for all pen models and variants!
Furthermore, we also have the pleasure to announce that the Passaporto Chrome version can now be supplied with a Medium (1.1 mm) Italic nib as well! All people who did order and pay for a Passaporto have been emailed, in order for them to be able to change to an italic nib if they prefer to do so.
This option has also been added to the FPN Store.
Furthermore, it now is also possible to buy an additional Passaporto nib, in either F, M or 1.1 Italic! These are easily interchangeable, as they can be screwed in and out. Again, additional Passaporto nibs have been added to our store .
Because we wanted to order the FPN LE Pens from Stipula well before the Italian Summer break (which starts on August 8), in order to prevent too large a delay during the after holiday ramp up and run up towards the Christmas period, we will order our final numbers of the FPN LE Pens tomorrow, Friday, CET.
This means that if you still want to have all options of nibs etc. on each pen model you'd like to buy, you better buy them quickly. We will order only very few extra, and those will be fitted with predetermined nib sizes. These we will decide on just before ordering.
That also brings us to manfacturing, and delivery. Everything will be a little bit slower in the run up to Christmas, plus there is an additional delay due to the Summer Holiday, when the factory shuts down completely. This means that the pens will be manufactured by the end of October, hence with delivery in early November.
So, where do we stand as a result of all this? Well, the graph has changed a little , and here is the latest update:
The bars indicate where we stand currently as to pens ordered and paid for per model (navy bars), the numbers required for a small production run (light green), the sizes of small production runs (in green), the numbers required for large production runs (red), and the sizes of large production runs (red brown).
These bars are also translated to a table, which shows what the actual numbers are in figures.
In short, looking very good indeed!
Effectively, we will be able to order the large production numbers, as we will have an additional 3 months to sell the remaining pens.
However, considering the small numbers available after Friday, tomorrow IOW, this means you'd better hurry up if you would like to have this great FPN memento.
In short, if you want to be in on this incredible group deal for an incredible good price for a few incredibly good looking and working pens, don't hesitate, but be quick before these pens run out for ever, and if necessary now even pawn, in addition to your street pavement, your post box and garden shrubs to get in on this once of a lifetime deal! Just check, and you will find that the prices you will pay here, are, to put it politely, more than competitive, and that's including shipping!
Note that not only will you receive what is a great memento of your favourite site, in addition, you also support the good cause by investing in one or more of these pens, as a small percentage will go to the hosting and maintenance of your favourite site, the Fountain Pen Network!
For those who voted, in case you forgot which pens you voted for, the system is of help here. In each poll, in front of the pens you actually voted for, there will appear an small 5-pointed star. In short, it is easy to check which ones you voted for. As a reminder, here follow the links to the polls once more:
We also opened a new forum a few weeks ago, specifically for (almost daily) news updates, discussions on and questions relating to these pens. This forum is open to all who ordered and paid for their pen(s). Currently, a poll for the final inscription of all pens is in full swing, so order your pen(s) quickly if you want to be in on this! For those who did order, you can find this forum by scrolling to the bottom of the board in forum view (main forums page), or by following this link:
Therefore, if you aren't in on this deal of a lifetime yet, here is a direct link to the Store (page 1), with all pens, extra nibs for the Etrurias, and extra nibs for the Passaporto:
And for those who want to add to their order, with combined shipping (page 2 in the Store):
For additional nibs, always visit the first page in the store...
your FPN Admin Team