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Hello fellow Fountain pen fanatics! After a German friend of mine introduced me to fountain pens at school I used them on and off for a few years, mainly a Parker Vector. About three years ago I made the switch to fountain pens full time, and I heaven't looked back. I currently have a decent selection of pens; including a Pelikan M200, TWSBI 580, 14k Platinum and 21k Sailor Pocket pens, a recently acquired Sheaffer Targa Slimline Set and a number of lower price pens. I have used FPN as a resource for a while for pen and ink reviews, so I decided it was about time to actively participate and add to this great community of ours. Donovan
inn3rs3lf posted a topic in Paper and Pen ParaphernaliaSo this is a bit odd being on an international forum, but as a South African, I am truly unaware as to where to purchase proper, decent quality journals or paper. The best 'name-brand' I have found is moleskine, but the quality is a hit and miss with their work due to them sourcing from different places. Then if I had to import myself, I end up paying $60-$90 for a $18-$24 notebook. (quo vadis, Rhodia). Are there any South Africans on the forum that would be able to assist me in trying to find anything that comes close to the Rhodia, Quo Vadis, etc? No stationary shops I can find stocks anything. Went as far as getting my friend in book distribution to call all her suppliers and her customers...nothing. No clairefontein, nudda. They have not even heard of the names. Any help would be appreciated. Or any place overseas which offers free shipping to this side of the world would suffice. Customs+shipping comes to $40 o.O