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2011-12:December 2011

It's that time of year again! Here is an update on some new items that would make great presents, either for yourself or for others!


Conway Stewart Wellington Excalibur - only 1 left!

This latest Limited Edition from Conway Stewart (based on the Wellington) sold out very quickly and we only have one pen left in stock.


Visconti van Gogh

Revised for 2011, the new van Gogh series comes in new colours with a faceted barrel and magnetic cap closure. Available as a fountain pen and roller-graphic (refillable roller-ball).


Visconti Rembrandt Special Edition Purple

This special version of the Rembrandt is packaged in a presentation box along with a bottle of Visconti purple ink and both fountain and roller-graphic front parts.


Lamy dialog 3 now in black

As reported in our September newsletter, the Lamy dialog 3 retractable fountain pen is now available in black as well as the original palladium finish.


More Diamine ink colours

Diamine has added another 5 new colours to its range of 80ml fountain pen inks. The new colours are: Ancient Copper, Beau Blue, Bilberry, Soft Mint and Sunset and these additions bring the range up to 90 colours!


Conway Stewart Montague and Capulet

We have received our first delivery of these new models and they will be available for order on our website soon. A much slimmer pen than other Conway Stewart models, with vintage styling. At last a Conway Stewart pen for the smaller hand! Priced at 225 (including VAT).


Leuchtturm 1917 Master Notebook

We have expanded our range of Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks with the A4 sized "Master". We have plain and ruled notebooks in stock now; squared and dot grid notebooks will be added in the new year.


Monteverde cartridges for Lamy pens

Available in 10 colours including brown, burgundy and orange. Lamy is not happy about this introduction and has made grumblings about invalidating warranties if these are used. We grumbled back to Lamy about restricting trade and limiting customer choice etc. Therefore, we have to issue a small warning to our customers. However, Martin has used these cartridges in his Lamy Studio with excellent results!



We will be running lots of special offers leading up to Christmas. These are the offers we currently have.


Lamy Scribble 0.7mm pencil

Martin's favourite pencil and his most used writing instrument! Get 5 off our normal price.


Lamy 2000 ballpen

Over 10 off!


Pilot Capless with free leather pouch

Black Pilot Capless fountain pen in special presentation box with leather pouch. Only a few left.



The Writing Desk will close on Wednesday 21st December. The last date for posting to items to arrive within the UK by First Class post before Christmas is 20th December so make sure you order any last minute items ahead of this date.
For orders to be sent outside Europe (except USA and Canada), the last date for dispatch so that your order arrives by Christmas is Monday 5th December. For Eastern Europe, the USA and Canada the deadline is 9th December and 12th December for Western Europe.

May we take this opportunity for thanking you all for your custom and continued support and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.


2nd December 2011


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