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Shipping And Final Orders List Sent To Stipula For A Final Check....


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Dearest members of the digital fountain pen nut house,

 

We're getting extremely close to actual shipping of our pens, and we can feel the excitement building up, probably just as all of you who ordered one of these beauties do :D. Let's look at a couple of points of interest:

 

1) Shipping

The first shipments will leave the factory on Monday. Pens are currently being prepped for the courier service to come and collect them. Shipping will be done in the order of Passaporto only orders (next week), Modello-Ts with or without additional Passaportos the week thereafter, and any orders containing Etrurias thereafter again.

 

This is the order of pen complexity, actually. Not all parts for the Etrurias have been received yet from the suppliers, but we have been promised all pens will be in the hands of our members before Christmas. :D

 

As discussed with Stipula almost two weeks ago, we sent out a complete shipping list at the beginning of this week, and as usual it took more time than anticipated to prepare the list :D. We are updating this list on a regular basis, as and when we receive any address changes.

 

The courier service to be used, will be DHL, worldwide.

 

2) Shipping address changes

To anybody who would like to change his or her shipping address prior to the pens are actually collected for delivery to the happy owners, please do so in two ways:

 

a) Change the address in Billing Info
to reflect your shipping address for receiving your pen(s) in case of a move or pending move prior to receiving your pen(s). You can find Billing Info in the Client Area - click on "Your Profile" (your member id at the top right of the board), and from the dropdown list that opens, do click on "Client Area" (bottom most option in the list). This will result in a new screen, with a bunch of options on the left hand side, the bottom one of which is "Billing Info". Click on that, and you will get a screen with your current shipping address and other details, which can be changed there and then. Just don't forget to click the Save button.

 

B)

Send an email or PM
to our admin coordinating the FPN LE Pens group buy, to make sure the shipping list updates are sent asap to Stipula. Here are a few quick links to do so:

email for shipping address update: email option in
Wim (wimg) profile
.

PM for shipping address:
PM option for Wim (wimg
)

This to absolutely make sure that pens will get delivered to the correct address. It would be of tremendous help if you all could please check your postal addresses, just to make doubly sure. You can find those in the Client Area, under Billing Info.

 

3) Inscriptions

Just a quick recap: Inscriptions on the pens will be all the same, namely Stipula, and Made in Italy on one side of the barrel, and 180 degrees across, they will all have the inscription, as follows

Passaporto, Chrome trim:

 

 

FPN 2011 x/200

Passaporto, Gold coloured trim:

FPN 2011 x/50

Modello-T, Azurite cabouchon (clip jewel):

FPN 2011 x/120

Modello-T, Mother-of-Pearl cabouchon:

FPN 2011 x/31

Etruria Azurite, Silver trim, 14K nib or 18K nib:

Notte di Luna

FPN 2011 x/20

Etruria Azurite, Vermeil trim, 18K nib:

Notte di Luna

FPN 2011 x/10

Etruria Blue Celluloid, Silver trim, 14K nib or 18K nib:

Notte di Stelle

FPN 2011 x/49

Etruria Blue Celluloid, Vermeil trim, 18K nib:

Notte di Stelle

FPN 2011 x/21

Here x stands for the individual serial number, and the number after the slash for the total number in that particular series (2 or 3 digits, depending on model and variant).Do note that this means there will be separate serial number sets of the Passaporto with Chrome trim, Passaporto with Gold trim, Modello-T with Azurite cabouchon, Modello-T with Mother-of-Pearl cabouchon, Etruria Notte di Luna with silver trim, Etruria Notte di Luna with vermeil trim, Etruria Notte di Stelle with silver trim, and Etruria Notte di Stelle with vermeil trim.

 

4) Specific pen number requests

Stipula will see what they can do with the specific pen number requests we have received, but this may not be possible, due to the fact that production runs for similar pens were filled up as much as possible, which may mean that pens have been produced in small batches here and there, and getting mixed up completely number wise for the different variants. Considering the pressure currently, with people working overtime and on Saturdays as well, it is just not feasible to select specific pen numbers, unless they come across one accidentally, and haven't prepared a shipping package for the person requesting that pen number yet.

 

5) Selling of prototypes/production overrun pens

FPN has asked for all complete and working prototypes and production overrun pens to be sold through FPN as well, which means that there may be a few extra, but possibly unnumbered pens available once production has run its course completely. We will update the store as soon as we have definite numbers of each.

 

6) Sales so far

Finally, here is an update of pens sold up to and including today:

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As you can see, we now have only 3 (!) Etrurias left for sale. As a result, we are well past break-even point, which is really great, and we even make a little profit now for the upkeep of our site!

 

For those who still want to be in on this deal of the year, check here:

FPN LE Pens, the Deal Of The Year

 

Warm regards,

The FPN Admin Team

 

Edit: corrected numbering scheme of Modello-Ts.

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krandallkraus

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Well, Merry Christmas everyone. I guess it's going to be a Stipula-less one for most of us, but we all usually need something to look forward to in January, so we should look at it that way. It certainly isn't anyone's fault this side of the pond. Good thing I wrapped up the two pens I bought during the past 3 months, just in case this happened. They're under the tree somewhere and I'm sure I'll be content with them until my Italian paesani get their act together. Buon Natale tutti!

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I haven't seen any posts recently, anyone in the US receive their Model T as yet? Excuse my impatience. embarrassed_smile.gif

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I haven't seen any posts recently, anyone in the US receive their Model T as yet? Excuse my impatience. embarrassed_smile.gif

 

 

You have been looking at the wrong place. Perhaps this blog has little mention of arrivals, but there are several threads with photos in the special subforum for the LE pens ("Projects"), as well as in the news section. All pens have been sighted in the wild, including in the USA, with the possible exception of the Etruria Azzurite silver trim. But there are still many pens in assembly or QC.

 

D.ick

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Recieved my bleu celluloid Eturia today.

I'm very happy, what a beauty !

The silver clip and rings and the rhodium plated nib match perfectly with the bleu marbled celluloid.

Thanks a lot Wim and FPN !

Francis

 

 

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I haven't seen any posts recently, anyone in the US receive their Model T as yet? Excuse my impatience. embarrassed_smile.gif

Your pen is in the QC queue, I just checked :D. Don't ask when it will be shipped, however, I honestly can't tell you yet. I only know the status changes, and the next one is when it has shipped.

 

As D.ick indicated, check in the FPN LE Forum. Here is a direct link:

http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/forum/124-fpn-le-pens-2011/

 

HTH, warm regards, Wim

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Recieved my bleu celluloid Eturia today.

 

I'm very happy, what a beauty !

 

The silver clip and rings and the rhodium plated nib match perfectly with the bleu marbled celluloid.

 

Thanks a lot Wim and FPN !

 

Francis

 

 

 

 

Hi Francis,

 

Graet to hear you received it already, that was very quick :D.

 

Warm regards, Wim

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