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To you Pelikan Fans,

 

Pelikan International embarked on a year long project last year, sending three different bottles of their Edelstein inks around the world. They chose 60 individuals from 200 entries, to receive the blue boxes, pen a hand written letter, enclose it back in the box and send it to the next recipient. I was fortunate enough to start the journey of the bottle of Amber ink.

 

The youtube link is a video of the culmination of that journey: http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=6UkYtpEzW6c&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3De0tyu680yek%26feature%3Dshare

 

Hope you enjoy!

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The video makes it look like it was a worthwhile adventure. Some of the handwriting was gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this.

 

A little off-topic. I'm visiting Honolulu now. Are there any pen store besides Mont Blanc at the Ala Moana Mall?

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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Aloha Frank,

 

There is a pen shop I frequent called: Honolulu Pen Shop. It is located at 1857 South King St, Ste 100, Honolulu, HI 96826, (same building where Alan Wong Restaurant is located). T: 946 8968. You need to call beforehand as the shop hours are a little erratic. Nearest cross street is McCully.

 

Corrine Shigemoto is the Owner of the shop. She took it over after her husband, Earl, passed away a few years ago. Though not as well stocked as when Earl was alive, (FP's were his passion), Corrine does continue to stock some pens, mostly Lamy's/Cross/Pelikans/Pilots/MB's. She does carry a full range of Pilot Iroshizuku ink though.

 

Prices are reasonable, though not as inexpensive as you can find online. I continue to patronize her shop as it was Earl, who kindled the FP passion in me. If you do visit her shop, tell her Dean Fukawa recommended you.

 

Good hunting.

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Aloha Frank,

 

There is a pen shop I frequent called: Honolulu Pen Shop. It is located at 1857 South King St, Ste 100, Honolulu, HI 96826, (same building where Alan Wong Restaurant is located). T: 946 8968. You need to call beforehand as the shop hours are a little erratic. Nearest cross street is McCully.

 

Corrine Shigemoto is the Owner of the shop. She took it over after her husband, Earl, passed away a few years ago. Though not as well stocked as when Earl was alive, (FP's were his passion), Corrine does continue to stock some pens, mostly Lamy's/Cross/Pelikans/Pilots/MB's. She does carry a full range of Pilot Iroshizuku ink though.

 

Prices are reasonable, though not as inexpensive as you can find online. I continue to patronize her shop as it was Earl, who kindled the FP passion in me. If you do visit her shop, tell her Dean Fukawa recommended you.

 

Good hunting.

 

Thanks for the information. I will call today. I don't leave until Monday. I recall visiting a Bittner's a few years ago near Waikiki beach. But they are long gone now.

 

I will definitely give Mrs. Shigemoto your name.

 

Maholo,

 

Frank

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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I'm a little late on this post but thank you for sharing this great story!

 

I am an admirer of Pelikan marketing. Since the more recent 70s-on they have had events like this to make the brand name an active part of pen enthusiasts lives. They have also made very well printed selections of their graphic ad and promotion work available in many formats. Important to me as a minor collector of ephemera,

 

I don't think Pelikan will ever be the eponym for a pen like bic, or Scotch for tape, or Xerox for copying, or google for everything else, but the brand is clearly in my mind as the first brand I think of.

 

I was delighted to see in the video the same white Pelikan holding a pen as the one I am looking at right now as I write this note!

 

That Dick in Hood River

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There is a pen shop I frequent called: Honolulu Pen Shop. It is located at 1857 South King St, Ste 100, Honolulu, HI 96826, (same building where Alan Wong Restaurant is located). T: 946 8968. You need to call beforehand as the shop hours are a little erratic. Nearest cross street is McCully.

 

I had the fortune of dining at Alan Wong's a few years back and passed this shop, but they were closed at the time. Glad to hear they're still in business.
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