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2011-06: June 2011

Leuchtturm 1917

We now stock these high quality notebooks in a variety of formats. Each notebook features an elastic closure, page marker, acid-free paper, pocket for loose papers etc, numbered pages plus blank contents page and a set of self-adhesive labels for easy filing. Leuchtturm's 80gsm paper takes ink very well and does not bleed through. Plain, ruled, squared and dotted types are available.
As well as notebooks we have Leuchtturm 1917 pen loops; a clever innovation that can be added to any notebook to carry a pen or pencil.


Conway Stewart

We will soon receive our first delivery of 2 new Limited Editions from Conway Stewart: the Celebration Coronet and the Belliver in Mocha:

Last month's Limited Edition, the Raleigh Graphite, is now sold out but we do have a couple of pens left:

We also have for sale a rare Conway Stewart "Elements" set consisting of 5 solid silver fountain pens all with exquisite coloured enamel detail. The Elements range normally consists of only 4 models but this set includes the rare "Spirituality" model which was only made for the Chinese market. This is the only set we are aware of that includes all 5 Elements pens:


Pilot Capless
A new matt black Capless fountain pen has recently been launched. Those fans of stealth pens can buy it here:
In contrast, a new white Capless is also available:


We have just acquired a Viceroy Grand in the discontinued lined finish. This model was discontinued in 2006 and the pen we have is from the last year of production. See here for details:



Lamy has 4 new models for 2011:

nexx in Pink (as reported in our March newsletter):

nexx M in Olive:

joy in White:

Safari Aquamarine

Both the white joy and aquamarine Safari are annual editions and available only while stocks last.

Lamy has unfortunately discontinued its black Z50 (Safari etc) nib in OM and OB grades. However, the steel-coloured versions are still available.


Monteverde converters
We now have a range of 3 value-for-money converters from Monteverde for pens that take standard-size cartridges. The range includes the Mini piston converter for small pens that have limited barrel space.


This September will see the launch of the re-designed van Gogh pens from Visconti. We will be taking pre-orders for both the fountain pen and rollergraphic very soon so keep an eye on our website.


Sadly, we are out of stock of most colours at the moment but we want to reassure you that more pens will be with us soon. New TWSBI models are in development, for example the Diamond 540 and Vac 700 but these will not be available for a couple of months or so until pre-production testing is complete.


Summer Special Offers
In the coming weeks we will be having a "Spring Clean" of our stock room so keep an eye out for some clearance bargains.


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London Writing Equipment Show 2011
Don't forget that LWES is on Sunday 2nd October at Kensington Town Hall. We hope to see you there!


30th June 2011


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