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2017-02: February 2017

The Writing Desk February 2017 newsletter

The Writing Desk
February 2017 Newsletter
New Products
Pelikan M400 Stresemann
Pelikan M400 "Stresemann"
A recent addition to the Pelikan Souverän M400/M405 range with anthracite grey striped celluloid barrel overlay and rhodium-plated trim. Like the larger Pelikan M805 Stresemann, this pen is produced in honour of former German Chancellor and Nobel Laureate Gustav Stresemann.
Robert Oster
Robert Oster
We have 29 colours in this fabulous range of inks with more coming soon. This Australian-made ink comes in 50ml durable plastic bottles and all colours have outstanding shading characteristics.
Clairefontaine My Essential A5
Clairefontaine My Essential A5
Perfect for your BuJo, this A5 soft-cover notebook has 90gsm fountain pen friendly paper, numbered squared pages and an index section. Available in with brown or black cover.
Kaweco Liliput clip
Kaweco Liliput clip
Just announced, the pocket clip for Kaweco Liliput fountain pens, in subtle bronze finish. The perfect partner for your Liliput.
New Pen Shop
Yes, you read that correctly. In April this year we will be opening a shop in the historic town centre of Bury St Edmunds. It will be the East of England's only independent specialist pen shop and will be a haven for pen and writing enthusiasts. We will stock all the brands that we currently have on our website as well as some new ones we plan to introduce.
This will be a full-on writing shop, almost next door to one of the county's premier shopping centres and within walking distance to all of our town's comprehensive amenities. Needless to say we are very excited about our new venture so watch for developments on our social media channels.
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Sailor King of Pen
Sailor Special Nibs
Many of you will be aware that Sailor stopped taking orders for its special multi-layer nibs such as the King Eagle and Cross Point at the end of 2015. More recently, Sailor also announced that the same policy is now in place the for the Naginata Togi nib. We are fortunate to have some Sailor King of Pen and 1911 models with Naginata Togi nibs although supply is very limited. If you are interested in securing one of these fantastic pens please let us know.
TWSBI Vac mini AL Blue
TWSBI Vac mini AL Blue
Coming Soon. A special edition version of the TWSBI Vac mini. Due in March, watch out for an announcement on Twitter as this may come before our next newsletter.
Also due soon from TWSBI is an updated version of the Vac 700. Nothing has changed externally but the shut-off valve has been re-designed. Existing nib assemblies are compatible with the new version.
Pelikan Edelstien Smoky Quartz
Pelikan Edelstien Smoky Quartz
Coming Soon. Pelikan's Edelstien ink of the Year for 2017 is Smoky Quartz. Perhaps we can expect a new special edition fountain pen to go with this colour?
Top Tip:
After you have filled your pen, let a few drops back into the bottle. When you re-tighten the filler knob (on your converter or piston), all the excess ink on the nib and feed will be sucked back into the ink reservior, ensuring your pen writes perfectly straight away, without being too wet.
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26th February 2017

Best wishes,

Anna and Martin Roberts


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