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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

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Hello Donovan. Greetings from northern California and a warm welcome to FPN. It's great to have you here with us.

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Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

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Hello Donovan and welcome to FPN, from Hout Bay, South Africa.

To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!


- Winston Churchill



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Howzit Donovan, greetings from sunny JHB and Welcome ;)

"One Ink-drop on a solitary thought hath moved the minds of millions" - P R Spencer

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Hello and welcome to FPN.

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous  Who taught by the pen

Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

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