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  1. Dear pen friends, I hope you are all doing well, I was wondering for my Canadian friends, where do you buy your Visconti pens? what is the cheapest place to buy Visconti in Canada? I want to buy the Orchards in blossoms pen which. Also, what is your experience with buying pens from the US? is it cheaper or since you have to pay customs its actually more or the same? Thanks
  2. JamesEdward

    Could you help identify this pen?

    Dear readers, I have some trouble identifying this pen, mainly because of the cap. Could you possibly help out? Many thanks in advance for your effort. Best wishes!
  3. Does anyone know of any Canadian retailers who carry the Pelikan 337 refills? I'm in the Toronto area, but any Canada-based retailer with an online shop is perfect. Thank you in advance and Happy New Year!
  4. NOODLER'S CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE!!!! First, this is by no means an exhaustive review.. is more an INTRODUCTION to our new CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE!!!!!!! OK.. finally we get our own.. and I do say finally, because although the Noodler's Canadian Exclusive “Blue Upon the Plains of Abraham” was available at one time (years ago).. the ink in itself was not one of Nathans’ best. The ink had serious problems with separating dyes.. and a strong shake will almost reconstitute the ink, but not completely. The best I can say, it was an “interesting” ink. BUT NO MORE!!!!!!!!... The new formulation of “Blue Upon the Plains of Abrahams”.. is just PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is the MOST gorgeous-luscious-dark-wet Blue EVER!!!!!!... I think it can be safely called Blue-Black… I love my Blue-Blacks, and this one is at the top (for now.. ) ALSO….. New to the World of EXCLUSIVE inks.. is “The Raven.. forevermore”… or as we call it Raven Black. I am no a black person.. and don’t care much about blacks… but I can’t object to this very dark-wet-velvety black. And the label… is awesome!!!! Bottle pics Writing samples And for the people who never saw a writing sample of the original formulation… here it is, beside the 2015 edition. No comparison .. right?? Before I forget … the ONLY place you can get this LUCIOUS ink is at our own… WONDERPENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANUCKS!!!!... Don’t walk.. RUN TO GET your own Noodlers Canadian Exlusives !!!!!!!!! C.
  5. Hello there FPN! My name is Dylan and I hail from the frozen wastes above the wall (wait... no wall... yet). Though spring may be coming to Edmonton, AB soon... I hope. I've been into fountain pens for a good decade or so, but haven't really engaged a lot with the online community for some reason. It's time to change that! I look forward to connecting and engaging in the various shenanigans that may occur. Current EDC Pens: TWSBI 580ALR 1.1 w/ Noodler's Golden Brown TWSBI 580AL EF w/ Diamine Marine (and hunting for a pen for some R&K Alt-Goldgrün to live in)
  6. Hello again! I've updated my resource list with suggestions from Reddit and FPN. I'll keep working on it as more suggestions come in I HIGHLY RECOMMEND viewing the PDF here instead of reading this list! CANADIAN POINTED PEN CALLIGRAPHY ONLINE SHOPS Canadian Shops Aboveground Art Supplies www.abovegroundartsupplies.com/ Multiple in Toronto, ON Shipping: $10-18+ Free Shipping: $150 (ON, QC, MB only) Ships Via: Canpar or Canada Post Pens Dip: Sheaffer, Panache, Speedball/Hunt, Rotring ArtPen, reed & quill Pens/Markers: Pilot Parallel, Academy Viva, Faber-Castell, Lamy, Itoya, Pitt, Pentel, Tomboy, Prismacolour, Sakura Ink Copic White, Dr. PH Martin, FW, Liquitex, Koh-I-Noor, Calli, Winsor & Newton, Speedball, various India inks Watercolour: Dr. PH Martin, Da Vinci, Peerless, Turner, Winsor & Newton, Reeves, Sennelier, QoR, Daniel Smith, Grumbacher, Pebeo, Pentel, Pelikan, Prang, Yarka Paper Bienfang calligraphy pads, Moleskine, Ogami, Travalogue, Strathmore Accessories Various pen cleaners, gum arabic, general art supplies including bottles & droppers Notes Very large selection of fine art supplies, not all listed here. 10% student discount IN-STORE, friendly staff (at McCaul location). Search function for online store is irritating. Articulations http://articulations.ca/ 2928 Dundas St. W (W of Keele) Toronto, ON Shipping: Unknown Free Shipping: Unknown Ships Via: Unknown Pens/Nibs Unknown Ink Unknown Paper Unknown Accessories Unknown Notes According to a user on Fountain Pen Network, Articulations carries the elusive Finetec gold palette and Sumi inks, but I cannot find either on the website. DeSerres www.deserres.ca/en-ca/ Various throughout the GTA + Ottawa Shipping: $9-115+ Free Shipping: $39-$59 Ships Via: Canpar Pens/Nibs Dip: Hunt/Speedball, quills Pens/Markers: DeSerres, Pitt, Itoya, Pentouch, CalliCreative Ink Speedball, Colorex, Winsor & Newton, FW, China, DeSerres, Noble, IZINK, various India inks, Sennelier Paper Manuscript, Brause papers/pads, parchment pads Accessories Cleaning solution, gum arabic, general art supplies Notes None Fendrihan www.Fendrihan.ca/ Oakville, ON Shipping: Free Shipping: $50 Ships Via: Pens/Nibs None Ink Aurora, J. Herbin, Kaweco, Montegrappa, Omas, Sheaffer, Steadtler, ST Dupont Paper Clairefontaine, Leuchtturm1917, Moleskine, Rhodia Accessories Various pen cleaners Notes I really don’t know anything else about this shop. Quietfire Design www.QuietfireDesign.ca/ Vancouver Island, BC Shipping: Varies Free Shipping: N/A Ships Via: Canada Post Pens/Nibs Nib Holders: Speedball, Koh-I-Noor, Croquill, assorted straight holders Nibs: Brause, Mitchell, Speedball, Hunt, Gillott, Principal, Also: Ruling pen, suede pen, Pilot Parallel Ink Chinese sticks, Higgins, Inkstone, Pelikan, Sumi, Walnut Ink Crystals Paper Boris, Borden & Riley, Canson Accessories Leafing, Pipettes, Rinky Dink brushes and cups, Notes Also offers a Calligraphy Beginner Tool Kit for righties AND lefties, $17 each (Feb 2016) I have seen this shop recommended by other Canadian calligraphers, but have not ordered from it myself. Studio 6 http://www.studio-six.com/ Markham, ON Shipping: Varies Free Shipping: $200 (ON only) Ships Via: Canada Post Pens/Nibs Speedball Ink FW, FW Pearlescent, Daniel Smith Walnut, Dr. PH Martin’s Tech, Liquitex, Pinata, Winsor & Newton, various India inks, Pearl Ex Paper Arches, Cotman, The Langton, TerraSkin, Yupo, Strathmore, Canson, Canford, Daley Rowney, Jack Richeson, Schmincke Sansfix, Stonehenge, Art Spectrum Accessories General art supplies Notes To get to the calligraphy supplies on website, select “I” and then “Ink”. This shop was recommended to me by a fine artist who thinks well of it. I think they have the entire Pearl Ex line! Wonder Pens www.WonderPens.ca Toronto, ON Shipping: $8 flat-rate Free Shipping Minimum: $125 Ships Via: Canada Post Pens/Nibs Dip/Fountain: Lamy JOY, Kaweco Sport, Brause nibs and holders Markers: Pilot Parallel Ink Higgins, Rohrer & Klingner, Diamine, J. Herbin, Kaweco, Lamy, Monteverde, Noodler’s, Parker, Pilot, Platinum, Sailor, Waterman Paper Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Coach House Press, Field Notes, Leuchtturm1917, Life, Midori, O-Check, Quo Vadis, Hobonichi, G. Lalo, Original Crown Mill, Tomoe Paper River Accessories Blotting paper, empty ink bottles, bulb syringe, ink syringes, brass sheets Notes Large selection of bottled inks- I swear I saw iron gall in store, but now I’m not sure. Responsive service. Canadian Shops with no Online Shopping Gwartzman’s – www.gwartzmans.com (416)922-5429 448 Spadina Avenue (College & Spadina) Toronto, ON The Paper Place – www.shop.thepaperplace.ca (416)703-0089 887 Queen St. West (Across from Trinity Bellwoods Park) Toronto, ON Reid’s Stationary Store – www.reidstationers.com (403)229-4400 710-17th Avenue SW (E of 17th Ave SW and 45 St SW) Calgary, AB U.S. Shops Goulet Pens www.gouletpens.com/ Ashland, VA, USA Shipping: $9-40+ Free Shipping: N/A Ships Via: USPS Pens/Nibs Dip: J. Herbin glass, Rohrer & Klingner glass Nibs: Goulet, Monteverde, Noodler’s Art Brush: Noodler’s, Platinum Marker: Platinum Ink Aurora, Caran d’Ache, Cross, De Atramentis, Diamine, Faber-Castell, J. Herbin, Kaweco, Lamy, Montegrappa, Monteverde, Noodler’s, Omas, Parker, Pelikan, Pilot, Platinum, Private Research, Rohrer & Klingner, Sheaffer, Stipula, Visconti, Waterman + samples Paper Apica, Clarefontaine, Exacomspta, Field Notes, Filofax, Goulet, Leuchtturm1917, Maruman Mnemosyne, Midori, Quo Vadis, Rhoda, Traveler’s Company Accessories TWSBI inkwells, empty ink bottles, syringes, pipettes, sample vials/holder, various pen cleaning supplies Notes Inks are also available in sample sizes, individual and in packages. Goulet also offers an ink sample club. I have never ordered from Goulet Pens, but they receive rave reviews for both service and quality. Jet Pens www.jetpens.com/ San Jose, CA, USA Shipping: Varies Free Shipping: N/A Ships Via: USPS/Canada Post Pens/Nibs Dip: Speedball, E+M Artists, Brause, Tachikawa, Tokyo Slider, Nikko, Zebra, Deleter, J. Herbin glass Nibs: Brause, Deleter, E+M, Kuretake, Nikko, Speedball, Tachikawa, Zebra Brush: Akashiya, Kuretake, Pentel, Pilot, Sailor, Tombow, Uni, Zebra Marker: Sakura, Pilot, Faber-Castell Ink Caran d’Ache, Deleter, Diamine, Dr. PH Martin’s, Higgins, IC, J. Herbin, Kaimei, Kaweco, Kuretake, Lamy, Monteverde, OMAS, Parker, Pelikan, Pilot, Platinum, Rotring, Sailor, Speedball, Steadtler, Waterman Paper Doane, Field Notes, Kokuyo, Kyokuto, Life, Lihit Lab, Maruman, Metaphys, Midori, Raymay, Rhodia, Tomoe River, Word Accessories Various pen cleaners Notes JetPens is a reliable online retailer for all kinds of pens and office supplies. The website is extremely well organized, with pen-buying guides provided. I find that shipping to Toronto tends to cost between $10-20 USD. John Neal Bookseller www.johnnealbooks.com/ Greenboro, NC, USA Shipping: Varies Free Shipping: N/A Ships Via: Unknown Pens/Nibs Dip: Variety of straight and oblique holders, especially: wooden holders, Brause, General’s, Koh-I-Noor, Speedball/Hunt, Mitchell, Gillott, Tachikawa, Century Nibs: Nikko, Tachikawa, Zebra, Hiro, Leonardt, Brause, Gillott, Hunt, Mitchell elbow, Index Also: Pilot Parallel, calligraphy fountain pens, broad edge pens Ink Ziller, McCaffery’s, Richtone Sepia, various India inks, Dr. PH Martin, Moon Palace, various China/sumi inks, Bokuju, Calli, Higgins, Pro-White, Walnut crystals, Walnut liquid, Winsor & Newton, Dr. PH Martin’s Spectralite, Liquitex, Pearl Ex Pigments Paper JNB, Boris, Canson, Strathmore, Rhodia, Grafix, Fabriano, Maruman, Dura-Lar, various lined practice pads, Clairefontaine, Borden & Riley, Bienfang, Canford, Biggie, Pentalic, Stillman & Birn Accessories Gum arabic powder and liquid, pen cleaner Notes I have no experience with John Neal, but they also receive good reviews from other calligraphers online. Paper & Ink Arts www.paperinkarts.com/ Nashville, TN, USA Shipping: Varies Free Shipping: N/A Ships Via: UPS, USPS Pens/Nibs Dip/Holders: Horizon, Quill, Carrot, Century, Colonial, Deco, Dynamic, Hourglass, Paper and Ink Arts, Peerless, Pointed, Zanerian, Ziller, Speedball, Caran d’Ache, DipStik, Brause, e+m, General, Hunt, Koh-I-Noor, Manuscript, Scribe, Tachigawa, Tachikawa, quills Nibs: Brause, Crowquill, Esterbrook, Gillott, Hiro, Horizon, Hunt, Manuscript/Leonardt, Nikko, Speedball, Tachikawa, Tape, Vintage Hunt, Zebra Comic Brush: Brushables, Pitt, Kuretake, Pental, Pigma, Pocket, Sakura, Uni, Waterbrushes, Zig Also: Pilot Parallel, Straight Ruler, Noodler’s Flex Ink Calli, various Chinese/Sumi, Dr. PH Martin’s, FW, Gold High Flow, Higgins, Lumiere, Manuscript, McCaffery’s, Pearl Ex Pigments, Pebeo, Pelikan, Walnut ink, Winsor & Newton, Ziller Paper Arches, Arnheim, Art Paper, Blotter, Bugra, Canson, Diploma, Fabriano, Frankfurt, German Ingres, Glassine, Gutenberg, Kraft-Tex, Lanaquarelle, Magic Brush, Nideggan, Pergamenata, various practice pads, Schiller, Strathmore, Vellum Accessories Ink cage ink reservoirs, lefty pens and nibs, various related accessories Notes PIA receives good reviews for their selection- especially for oblique pen holders. PIA is the only stockist for the renowned Hourglass Adjustable Oblique holder. I have heard that they have spotty responsiveness to customer queries. I have just made my first order and am quite satisfied with their responsiveness. *I did have Artist Supply Source listed, but the website was so terribly organized and glitchy that I couldn’t list it in good conscience. Various Locations Massdrop www.MassDrop.com Various Shipping: Unknown Free Shipping: Unknown Ships Via: Various Notes MassDrop is a group-buying website. Members commit to purchasing an item at a quantity-reduced price. If enough members commit, the order is made. Orders can originate from different countries, so shipping varies. Availability also varies, based on which items are offered at the moment. In the past, they have had a Brause Calligraphy Bundle up for grabs, Rhodia notebooks, and Diamine ink. This shop comes recommended by a Redditor in /r/Calligraphy. U.K. Shops Scribbers www.Scribbers.co.uk UK Shipping: Varies Free Shipping: N/A Ships Via: Royal Mail Small Packets Pens/Nibs Nibs: Copperplate, Leonardt, Speedball, Willian Mitchell, Brause, Vintage & Miscellaneous Holders: Brause, cork, Scribblers, Speedball, various straight, various oblique holders Ink Liquid metal, Higgins, Scribblers, Diamine, Walker’s, Blots, various Kuretake, Prout’s, French Sepia, Dr. PH Martin Bleedproof White, Penman Colour Paper Conquerer, Arches, BFK Rives, Fabriano Artistico, Saunders Waterford, Zerkall Letterpress, Rhodia, Frisk, Goldline, Daler Rowney, Winsor & Newton Various: Tracing paper, blotting paper, Calligraphy practice pads and parchment Accessories Pen stand, pen cleaner, gum arabic, gum sandarac, pounce powder, Notes Scribblers appears to be well-liked by calligraphers on both sides of the Atlantic. I have no personal experience with this shop.
  7. Hello Everyone, This is my first post on the FPN forums. I've been referencing them a lot; and I am happy to finally be posting something. I recently acquired a Parker Duofold in an online auction. I purchased a pen lot because one of the pens looked an awful lot like a Duofold. I am a novice when it comes to pen collecting, but I knew enough to take a chance for 22$. First I will give you the imprints - although they are shown in the attached pictures (I am sorry for the poor lighting) The Nib is imprinted with the following lines, across the its width: Parker Duofold Pen Canada A The Barrel is imprinted with the following lines along its length: Geo.S.Parker DUOFOLD Fountain Pen Toronto - Lucky Curve - Canada Here are dimensions that I took using a Mitutoyo calipers in inches [mm] Barrel Length from the section opening to the base of the blind cap threads: 3.224" [82.88mm]Blind-cap thread length: 0.126" [3.2mm]Total Length from the section opening to the tip of the blind threads = 3.35" [85.1mm]Tip of the nib to barrel (nib + section): 1.259" [35mm]Outer Diameter of Barrel Cap threads: Tapered from 0.496" [12.6mm] to 0.488" [12.4mm]Outer Diameter of Barrel at it's Mid-span: 0.5256" [13.35mm]Outer Diameter of Blind-Cap Threads: 0.3669" [9.32mm]Outer Diameter of Barrel edge at the base of the Blind-Cap = 0.484" [12.3mm] - 0.488" [12.4mm]Post Length (with roughly 10mm of overlab between cap and barrel) = 6.653" [169mm]The one dimension I did not measure with the calipers was the length of the pen from the tip of the cap to the end of the blind-cap threads when capped. You can see from the image that this is roughly 5.25" [133.3mm]. What I have found out so far, through contacting Robert at five star pens, is that the cap and section do not match. The cap is a streamlined cap and the section is an earlier version. The question was whether or not this was an incorrect section, or an incorrect cap. What I have learned from reading the Practical Pen Repair guide by Marshall and Oldfield is that the streamlined models did not have threaded sections (if I remember correctly). You can see in the pictures below that the barrel is threaded, and there is very good thread engagement between the section and the barrel. Additionally, Robert suggested that the band around the barrel was likeley used by a merchant as an anchor attachment to keep the pen from walking away. The ring slid off without much effort, and I did not see any signs of a clevis attachment to the ring. I do still have the ring so perhaps I will take some high magnification images of it to be sure. Finally, a few observations. There is some discoloration in the barrel near the section; however its distance matches the distance between the barrel opening and the end of the detached/crumpled sack. This discoloration is also observed on the outer surface of the section itself. The remaining length of the barrel looks consistent in color. It looks free of discoloration but of course I can't tell for sure. The cap is brighter in color, which I gather is not unsurprising - however its marbling does not match that of the pen's, at least not to my eye. The marbling on the pen seems denser than the marbling on the cap. The cap seems to have less color variation then the pen does - again this could just be me. What I am hoping to find out is precisely what model of Duofold this is. Is it a streamline? Is it a "canadian special"? I've combined through the dimensions provided by vintagepens.com and they seem to align closely with the 1927 Senior model - however because the section and cap are mismatched, I am unable to determine the true length of the pen. I'm less concerned about which model it is, and more concerned about making sure it has the right parts. I need to buy a blindcap, but I am not sure which one to buy. I also need to know whether I need to buy a proper section, or the proper cap. Of course don't need to - but it will eat at me unless the pen has its correct parts... If you have any input - I would love to hear it. Hopefully I can at least find the proper blind-cap. Thank you!
  8. Sholom

    Canadian Short Slender Balance?

    I found this in a local antique store for what might be a very good price. I'm rather new to Sheaffers, having grown up in a mainly Parker family, but am very impressed with the Snorkel and Vac-Fil that a friend gifted me last year. So I grabbed this pen when I saw it. I THINK it is a short slender Balance, but I am quite confused about nomenclature from my recent reading. In addition, this pen is clearly marked as Canadian, and has the fattest nib I have ever seen that isn't a music or italic nib. It needs a new sac so I haven't written with it yet to see the actual line thickness, and I am also confused about the proper sac size (after spending about 3 hours searching the topic). What is definite is this: 1. It's a Canadian Sheaffer as can be seen from the very good condition impression on the barrel, which says "W. A. Sheaffer Pen Co. | (of Canada, Ltd.) Malton, Ont. | Pat. 1936". 2. It is short, 120mm = 4.75". 3. It is slender, 0.423" at the widest part of the barrel. 4. It has a fairly wide sac nipple: 0.272". 5. it has a white dot and the nib is a Lifetime two-tone. 6. It's green 7. The clip is the flattened ball with Sheaffer inscription. 8 The nib looks very wide. Questions: 1. Is my general ID correct (short slender Balance)? Is there some other model name that goes with this pen? 2. What is the correct sac size? Pensac seems to suggest a #18 if I'm deciphering the model and chart correctly, and that fits the barrel and nipple, but the x/64 rule would imply a #17.5 for that nipple size. Richard Binder's site says to use a #15 for slender Balances if using the original lever. I have 16s and 18s on hand. What should I really use? 3. Is the proper color name Marine Green striped? 4. I've resacced a few Esterbrooks but and got this Balance apart easily with a variable temperature heat gun I have, but I am no expert on pen repair. I bought this pen to be a user, but other than some corrosion or dirt on the underside of the clip and ambering of the ink window it seem to be in very good condition. Roughly what would be the value of this pen? Is the value high enough that I should have it fully restored by a pro or should I continue to play with it? 5. I know the real test is how wide does the nib write, but I was wondering whether Sheaffer made a BB nib in the 1930s, or would this probably be a B? From certain angles it looks slightly stubby, but I suspect it really isn't. I appreciate any guidance those more knowledgeable about Sheaffer's can give me.
  9. gammada

    My Very First Parker 51!

    Finally managed to get my hands on a beautiful Parker 51 fountain pen! It seems to be quite an odd Aerometric MK I model with a cap that might or not belong to this very pen. The cap has the Parker inscription over the clip (like the Vacumatics) but no diamond. It also says its was Made in Canada. The barrel or section don't have any inscriptions at all, while the filler mechanism says Made in USA. It's got what appears to be a medium nib that is super smooth and quite wet and a body that looks terrific after a mild polishing. The cap has small dents but nothing easily noticeable. I paid a mere $45 for it so I guess I didn't do that bad. Here's the pen, what do you think of it?
  10. RLR

    Hello From Canada

    Finally decided to join after this wonderful place helped me figure out what my Canadian Sheaffers Compact was exactly. Long time lurker, writer, photographer. Here to learn and probably justify feeding the pen addiction. Cheers - RLR ***** www.RLRaymond.com
  11. Hi everyone, Does anybody know of a brand of not too expensive paper (for a student) that is FP friendly and that comes in notebooks and/or loose leaf and/or pads that is easy to find in Canada (through places like Amazon or Staples). So far I have had to resort to buying Hilroy notebooks but they are very inconsistent so I'm looking to upgrade to something better for my everyday writing without breaking the bank on something like Rhodia or Clairefontaine. Thank you all very much in advance!
  12. Hi everyone, I was wondering what the cheapest site to get ink samples in Canada is. Is it Goulet Pens, where the only downside is the 10$ shipping fee? Are there sites that ship for cheaper or for free even? Thank you all very much in advance!
  13. Hi everyone, I know there was a Waterman factory in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the early 20th century but I was never able to find the date of when it closed (the year). I was only able to find out when it started operating and what happened to the building afterwards through Google searches. I think knowing when it closed to be able to guess what models it last produced would be interesting. Thank you all very much in advance!
  14. Location: Murray's Home Date: Monday Sept 11th, 2017 (second Monday of the month... ) Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Topic: Have a pen you never use and are sad it's gathering dust? Yearning for a new pen but don't want to pay full price? Need some money in your pocket? Have a pen that isn't quite right but don't know what to do with it? Bring it along with you this month to swap or sell! That's right - this month our main focus will be pen swaps and/or sales! Secondary topic: Our secondary topic is always New pens, paper, ink, wax seals, ephemera, etc... so if you have any new pens or writing related items that you've recently acquired please bring them along! RSVP your attendance or non-attendance please. If there is anything you would like to take a look at because you're considering a purchase (pens, ink, etc.) please feel free to ask if anyone in the group is able to bring it to the meeting. Not sure where we are? send us an email at calgarypenclub @ gmail.com
  15. I highly recommend viewing this as a pdf here. Any comments, corrections, or additions you can offer me will be greatly appreciated! There are some things I just can't find online in Canada (Nikko G nibs, any non-Speedball adjustable oblique holders, walnut ink...) so I also listed the go-to US sites. I was going to do a UK section but I'm tired for now. CANADIAN POINTED PEN CALLIGRAPHY ONLINE SHOPS Canadian Shops Aboveground Art Supplies www.abovegroundartsupplies.com Toronto, ON Shipping: $10-18+ Free Shipping: $150 (ON, QC, MB only) Ships Via: Canpar or Canada Post Pens Dip: Sheaffer, Panache, Speedball/Hunt, Rotring ArtPen, reed & quill Pens/Markers: Pilot Parallel, Academy Viva, Faber-Castell, Lamy, Itoya, Pitt, Pentel, Tomboy, Prismacolour, Sakura Ink Copic White, Dr. PH Martin, FW, Liquitex, Koh-I-Noor, Calli, Winsor & Newton, Speedball, various India inks Watercolour: Dr. PH Martin, Da Vinci, Peerless, Turner, Winsor & Newton, Reeves, Sennelier, QoR, Daniel Smith, Grumbacher, Pebeo, Pentel, Pelikan, Prang, Yarka Paper Bienfang calligraphy pads, Moleskine, Ogami, Travalogue, Strathmore Accessories Various pen cleaners, gum arabic, general art supplies including bottles & droppers Notes Very large selection of fine art supplies, not all listed here. 10% student discount IN-STORE, friendly staff (at McCaul location). Search function for online store is irritating. Curry’s www.currys.com/ Various; Southern ON Shipping: $7-$12+ Free Shipping Minimum: $75 Ships Via: Unknown Pens/Nibs Dip: General’s, Koh-I-Noor, Speedball, Steadtler, quills & reeds Pens/Markers: Elegant Writer, Itoya, Pilot disposable, Sakura Ink Dr. PH Martin, Winsor & Newton, FW, Golden High Flow, Liquitex, Speedball, Koh-I-Noor, Chinese black ink, Copic White, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments Watercolour: Winsor & Newton, Da Vinci, Daler-Rowney, Handy Art, Holbein, M. Graham, Koh-I-Noor, Pelikan, Prang, QoR, Reeves, Richeson, Sakura Koi, Sargant, Sennelier, Yarka Paper Moleskine, Pentalic, Quattro, Strathmore, Bienfang, Canson, Arches, Fluid, Cotman, Daler-Rowney Accessories Various pen cleaners, gum arabic, general art supplies including bottles & droppers Notes Very large selection of fine art supplies, not all listed here. 10% student discount IN-STORE. DeSerres www.deserres.ca/en-ca/ Various throughout the GTA + Ottawa Shipping: $9-115+ Free Shipping: $39-$59 Ships Via: Canpar Pens/Nibs Dip: Hunt/Speedball, quills Pens/Markers: DeSerres, Pitt, Itoya, Pentouch, CalliCreative Ink Speedball, Colorex, Winsor & Newton, FW, China, DeSerres, Noble, IZINK, various India inks, Sennelier, Paper Manuscript, Brause papers/pads, parchment pads Accessories Cleaning solution, gum arabic, general art supplies Notes None Wonder Pens www.WonderPens.ca Toronto, ON Shipping: $8 flat-rate Free Shipping Minimum: $125 Ships Via: Canada Post Pens/Nibs Dip/Fountain: Lamy JOY, Kaweco Sport, Brause nibs and holders Markers: Pilot Parallel Ink Higgins, Rohrer & Klingner, Diamine, J. Herbin, Kaweco, Lamy, Monteverde, Noodler’s, Parker, Pilot, Platinum, Sailor, Waterman Paper Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Coach House Press, Field Notes, Leuchtturm1917, Life, Midori, O-Check, Quo Vadis, Hobonichi, G. Lalo, Original Crown Mill, Tomoe Paper River Accessories Blotting paper, empty ink bottles, bulb syringe, ink syringes, brass sheets Notes Large selection of bottled inks- I swear I saw iron gall in store, but now I’m not sure. Responsive service. Canadian Shops with no Online Shopping Gwartzman’s – Toronto, ON Michael’s – Various The Paper Place – Toronto, ON That one in the Maritimes with the cute website U.S. Shops Goulet Pens www.GouletPens.com Ashland, VA, USA Shipping: $9-40+ Free Shipping: N/A Ships Via: USPS Pens/Nibs Dip: J. Herbin glass, Rohrer & Klingner glass Nibs: Goulet, Monteverde, Noodler’s Art, Brush: Noodler’s, Platinum Marker: Platinum Ink Aurora, Caran d’Ache, Cross, De Atramentis, Diamine, Faber-Castell, J. Herbin, Kaweco, Lamy, Montegrappa, Monteverde, Noodler’s, Omas, Parker, Pelikan, Pilot, Platinum, Private Research, Rohrer & Klingner, Sheaffer, Stipula, Visconti, Waterman + samples Paper Apica, Clarefontaine, Exacomspta, Field Notes, Filofax, Goulet, Leuchtturm1917, Maruman Mnemosyne, Midori, Quo Vadis, Rhoda, Traveler’s Company Accessories TWSBI inkwells, empty ink bottles, syringes, pipettes, sample vials/holder, various pen cleaning supplies Notes Inks are also available in sample sizes, individual and in packages. Goulet also offers an ink sample club. I have never ordered from Goulet Pens, but they receive rave reviews for both service and quality. Jet Pens www.jetpens.com/ San Jose, CA, USA Shipping: Varies Free Shipping: N/A Ships Via: USPS/Canada Post Pens/Nibs Dip: Speedball, E+M Artists, Brause, Tachikawa, Tokyo Slider, Nikko, Zebra, Deleter, J. Herbin glass Nibs: Brause, Deleter, E+M, Kuretake, Nikko, Speedball, Tachikawa, Zebra Brush: Akashiya, Kuretake, Pentel, Pilot, Sailor, Tombow, Uni, Zebra Marker: Sakura, Pilot, Faber-Castell Ink Caran d’Ache, Deleter, Diamine, Dr. PH Martin’s, Higgins, IC, J. Herbin, Kaimei, Kaweco, Kuretake, Lamy, Monteverde, OMAS, Parker, Pelikan, Pilot, Platinum, Rotring, Sailor, Speedball, Steadtler, Waterman Paper Doane, Field Notes, Kokuyo, Kyokuto, Life, Lihit Lab, Maruman, Metaphys, Midori, Raymay, Rhodia, Tomoe River, Word Accessories Various pen cleaners Notes JetPens is a reliable online retailer for all kinds of pens and office supplies. The website is extremely well organized, with pen-buying guides provided. I find that shipping to Toronto tends to cost between $10-20 USD. John Neal Bookseller www.johnnealbooks.com/ Greenboro, NC, USA Shipping: Varies Free Shipping: N/A Ships Via: Unknown Pens/Nibs Dip: Variety of straight and oblique holders, especially: wooden holders, Brause, General’s, Koh-I-Noor, Speedball/Hunt, Mitchell, Gillott, Tachikawa, Century Nibs: Nikko, Tachikawa, Zebra, Hiro, Leonardt, Brause, Gillott, Hunt, Mitchell elbow, Index Also: Pilot Parallel, calligraphy fountain pens, broad edge pens Ink Ziller, McCaffery’s, Richtone Sepia, various India inks, Dr. PH Martin, Moon Palace, various China/sumi inks, Bokuju, Calli, Higgins, Pro-White, Walnut crystals, Walnut liquid, Winsor & Newton, Dr. PH Martin’s Spectralite, Liquitex, Pearl Ex Pigments Paper JNB, Boris, Canson, Strathmore, Rhodia, Grafix, Fabriano, Maruman, Dura-Lar, various lined practice pads, Clairefontaine, Borden & Riley, Bienfang, Canford, Biggie, Pentalic, Stillman & Birn Accessories Gum arabic powder and liquid, pen cleaner Notes I have no experience with John Neal, but they also receive good reviews from other calligraphers online. Paper & Ink Arts www.paperinkarts.com/ Nashville, TN, USA Shipping: Varies Free Shipping: N/A Ships Via: UPS, USPS Pens/Nibs Dip/Holders: Horizon, Quill, Carrot, Century, Colonial, Deco, Dynamic, Hourglass, Paper and Ink Arts, Peerless, Pointed, Zanerian, Ziller, Speedball, Caran d’Ache, DipStik, Brause, e+m, General, Hunt, Koh-I-Noor, Manuscript, Scribe, Tachigawa, Tachikawa, quills Nibs: Brause, Crowquill, Esterbrook, Gillott, Hiro, Horizon, Hunt, Manuscript/Leonardt, Nikko, Speedball, Tachikawa, Tape, Vintage Hunt, Zebra Comic Brush: Brushables, Pitt, Kuretake, Pental, Pigma, Pocket, Sakura, Uni, Waterbrushes, Zig Also: Pilot Parallel, Straight Ruler, Noodler’s Flex Ink Calli, various Chinese/Sumi, Dr. PH Martin’s, FW, Gold High Flow, Higgins, Lumiere, Manuscript, McCaffery’s, Pearl Ex Pigments, Pebeo, Pelikan, Walnut ink, Winsor & Newton, Ziller Paper Arches, Arnheim, Art Paper, Blotter, Bugra, Canson, Diploma, Fabriano, Frankfurt, German Ingres, Glassine, Gutenberg, Kraft-Tex, Lanaquarelle, Magic Brush, Nideggan, Pergamenata, various practice pads, Schiller, Strathmore, Vellum Accessories Ink cage ink reservoirs, lefty pens and nibs, various related accessories Notes I have never ordered from Paper & Ink Arts, but they receive good reviews for their selection- especially for oblique pen holders. I have heard that they have spotty responsiveness to customer queries. *I did have Artist Supply Source listed, but the website was so terribly organized and glitchy that I couldn’t list it in good conscience.
  16. Hello! I have been reading these forums for a few days and have just recently gotten into fountain pens. I wrote mainly with Maica Hi-tec-C 0.3 and 0.4 pens but found that they ran out of ink quite fast and was on the hunt for something that would fill that niche.... enter fountain pens! I started out by ordering the Pilot Metropolitan with a fine nib thanks to posts on the penaddict blog. Within about a week I now have: Pilot penmanship EF nib (a bit toothy) Pilot plumix M nib (stub/italic, a bit wide for my writing but fun to do letters with) Noodler's Nib Creaper (feels cheap but the flex nib is really neat) and a Platinum Preppy XF on order. All great pens! I have quickly amassed a wishlist of pens thanks to posts on here regarding fine nibs and flex nibs. I now realize I like extra fine to fine nibs (Japanese sizing) that are not overly toothy (the pilot XF is a bit too scratchy for me) and I LOOOOOOOVE flex nibs ( though I can't say I am a fan of the nib creaper). I am on the hunt for something that will be a smooth extra fine writer with a little bit of flex (maybe flex to an M or at most or B, and not too wet) I think something that writes a smooth 0.3 with little pressure and goes to M or so would be ideal! So far on my wishlist I have: - Platinum extra fine on a 3778 century - Sailor Sabi togi on a 1911, maybe with an extra fine or fine nib as well - Pilot custom 743 with #15 FA nib - Twsibi eco - the filling system on these looks great! maybe a 1.1 stub nib on this as a fun pen Also a couple vintage pens but I don't think I am ready to figure out how to buy a vintage pen ATM. - Vintage Waterman flexible nib (may be too wide and wet for me but some of those vintage nibs look amazing!) - Vintage Esterbrook - Vintage Wahl - Vintage Parker 51 - these look so great If you have any thoughts or recommendations please feel free to let me know. Thank you and nice to meet you
  17. Meeting dates have been updated for 2017. (They can be found here: https://calgarypenclub.wordpress.com/meetings/) Our next meeting is coming up on Monday January the 9th, at Murray's home, from 7-9pm. Our main topic is Esterbrooks. As always, our secondary topic is new acquisitions of pens and writing instruments, paper, ephemera, wax seals, etc. See you all on Monday! (Drop me a line if you need location information.)
  18. sidthecat

    Eyedropper Safety From Milan

    Caught a nice nib with a pen attached: a gold-filled ringtop safety pen with a Canada nib. The cap's dinged-up, but fingers crossed it can be repaired. It's the nib, of course: a long-tined beauty that spreads if you blow on it. I'm very excited. The seller bought it 35 years ago in Milan as an artist's pen, and it only popped up in my search last night. I took three pens off my watch list so I wouldn't feel quite so much an idiot, but therapy isn't cheap, either.
  19. LokiLaufeyson

    Hello From Canada

    Hi there, I'm Loki from Canada. I've been trying to form good habits in the forms of writing stories, drawing and other such things and decided to look into fountain pen writing as a hobby. I used some youtube information to figure out what I wanted and recently ordered a Pilot Metro fine and some noodler's anti feathering ink. I'm really excited to receive my order and to start practicing my hand writing again. Another reason I wanted to pick this up is because I hate my signature, I have a rather long last name and it drives me mad that when I sign I look like a fool, sometimes even rushing through from anxiety of people watching me write. As well that my grandmother had beautiful handwriting even when she was using a simple ball point or gel based pen. Where as my father had very clunky child like writing, which is alright as well but I never want to write in that way and I fear my writing will deteriorate eventually. I included a picture of my hand writing with I think a gel pen? Impressions of it would be nice.
  20. McWaterjet

    Hello From Montreal, Qc, Canada

    Hello all, It took me a long time to finally open an account on this forum. And, to be honest, I'm not entirely sure why. I mean, I've been a stationery fan for years. Years, I tell you! But I only got into fountain pens last year. I did get my very first fountain pen in the early 2000s. A Sheaffer Prelude in brushed stainless steel. While nice, I was never hooked. I was still a mechanical pencil and rollerball kinda guy. I never really ventured too far in the writing utensils section of my favourite stationery stores, instead I focused on finding the best notebooks possible. I accumulated notebook after notebook. It was my thing. I am lucky enough to have a better half that's at least 100% as crazy about stationery as I am. One day, the topic of fountain pens came on the subject. And that sparked something in me. The next day, i went to Nota Bene (easily the best pen and paper store in Montreal) and got myself a Lamy Safari in Matt Umbra. That was the genesis of it! So hello and hi to you all!
  21. Hi Everyone, Check out this vintage Wahl Eversharp Canada poster that I found hanging in my garage! The photography is not great but at least you can see it. If you like it, I'll put up a better version. The canoe even says "Canuck." I bought a Wahl Eversharp to celebrate this find. Julie R. Canada
  22. Just a reminder our next meeting will be Monday August 8th, 2016 at Murray’s house from 7-9pm. Our topic this month is celluloid pens – bring your favourite celluloid pens, whether they are workhorse Parker vacumatics or rare Tibaldi treasures. Our secondary topic/s continue to be new acquisitions of pens, paper, inks, seals, ephemera etc. Come on out for a coffee and some pen talk. As always, please RSVP your attendance (or non-attendance). See you August 8th!
  23. sleepyjz

    Hello From Canada!

    Hi all! I have been browsing FPN for quite a while before I finally made an account today. I'm from Canada and have been interested in fountain pens ever since seeing my doctor use one when I was a wee child. I finally decided to jump right into it a few years ago and got a TWSBI Diamond 580 1.1 mm stub to improve my handwriting. The addiction started soon after that as I started exploring different nib types and ink. I love blue and green spectrum inks! As well, I have had a recent obsession with iron gall and document inks. ESSRI in a Lamy 2000 (medium) has become my mainstay EDC pen/ink combo at this point. Anyways I figure this is a good place to start things off and thanks for the (hopefully not too boring) read through! Best, sleepy
  24. Hello everyone! I have never used forums before but after quietly creeping posts here on FPN, I figured I should make an account and join in on the fun. I am looking forward to meeting new people whom I can talk to about fountain pens, because most of my friends aren't into pens If anyone from the Edmonton Fountain Pen Club is reading this, please let me know when the next meetup is; I would love to join you! I am currently studying engineering at the University of Alberta and I started using fountain pens about a month ago. Since then, I have amassed a small collection of fountain/dip pens: Pilot Penmanship (EF)Pilot PlumixJinhao 599 and 599A (M)Lamy Safari (EF)Lamy Nexx (M)Noodler's AhabOhto Poche (F)Manuscript Leonardt (Copperplate & Shadow and Round Hand Set No.1)I also like (and have too many) mechanical pencils and gel pens, but I won't list those here because this isn't Mechanical Pencil and Gel Pen Network. Pens that I have ordered and are on the way: Jinhao 159 (M)Jinhao 606 (F)Pilot 78G (M)Pilot Metropolitan (F)Pilot Parallel SetKaweco Skyline Sport (BB)Lamy Al-Star (F)TWSBI ECO (EF)Monteverde Limonada (M)Monteverde Impressa (F)Listing all of the fountain pens I have purchased within the first month is really making me realize how far gone I am. I also have tons of inks and papers on my wish list. Pens on my wish list but I really shouldn't buy now because I would like to keep at least some of my money: Cross BotanicaFaber Castell LoomJ. Herbin Spiral Glass PenLamy 2000Lamy ABCLamy DialogLamy StudioNoodler's CreaperNoodler's NeponsetOhto DudePelikan TwistPilot KakunoPilot PreraPilot Vanishing PointRegal 82 WilliamSailor Fude DE MannenVisconti Homo Sapiens Help me.
  25. Hello Everyone! I found this in my garage. This is a bad photo, but I'll post a better one if people are interested. It's a vintage advertisement for the Toronto Wahl Eversharp company, marketed to Canadians who were just starting to go canoeing in the backcountry. The canoe says "Canuck" so that you don't miss the point. The man is passing a paper to the other guy...he has a pencil in his hand. The stamp says that this is for the Wahl Eversharp company in Toronto. I don't know the year...the style indicates 1920s to 40s. Anyone know when Wahl/Eversharp was operating in Toronto?





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