Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen Review

The Parker Vacumatic is one of the most distinctive and sought after vintage pens. It was produced between … and …. and stands out because of its translucent stripes. These look like a New York skyline at night and, as well as being pretty, give Vacumatics a romantic and nostalgic[…]

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Pennaquod Search Engine Update

Pennaquod is a Google-based search engine that restricts its searches to stationery blogs. Usually when you search for a pen on Google you end up with lots of Amazon and eBay listings, making it hard to track down reviews. Pennaquod makes that easier. If you were a regular Pennaquod user[…]

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Start Bay Navigator Notebook Cover One Year On

Back in June 2017 I reviewed my fairly new Start Bay Navigator leather notebook cover. This cover holds up to four A5-sized notebooks using elastic cords. Since then it’s been in daily use for almost eighteen months. I’ve also met the man behind the business and I’ve had a chance[…]

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Blank Forces Pocket Bolt Ballpoint Pen Review

This summer I was running a guest house for the first time. Summer by the seaside is a busy time and in between cooking bacon and servicing rooms the beach and the sea calls to you. I spent little time luxuriating in different fountain pen nibs and interesting inks and[…]

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Pelikan M205 Aquamarine Fountain Pen Review

Did I need a another Pelikan M200? Apparently I did, because as soon as I saw this special edition aquamarine version I bought it. I also stumped up the extra for a gold nib because Pure Pens were doing the upgrade for a fantastic price. (The total price of the[…]

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