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2012-03: March 2012


Conway Stewart Wellington Silver Graphite

This is a new limited edition pen from Conway Stewart based on the popular Wellington model. Only 50 pieces have been made and we only have a few remaining in stock.


Yard-O-Led Diamond Jubilee

A new pen from Yard-O-Led to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to 2012. The Queen is only the second British monarch to serve for 60 years, the first being Queen Victoria. In The Queen's honour, Yard-O-Led have designed a special pen and pencil that includes the commemorative Diamond Jubilee Hallmark issued by the UK Assay Offices.
Our first delivery of these pens is expected next week.


TWSBI Diamond 540

Many of you have already ordered the new coloured pens from TWSBI. We also have stub/italic nib units that are direct replacements for the nibs on all Diamond 530 and Diamond 540 fountain pens. Note: new stocks of transparent Diamond 540s, Diamond 540 ROC100 and ink wells are arriving on 6th March.


Faber Castell Basic

A good honest fountain pen from Faber Castell that uses the same nib as its more expensive cousins.


Pilot Prera

Superb Japanese build quality at an affordable price. Available in 9 colours.


New Lamy pens

Al-Star Ruby:

nexx citron:

Also new from Lamy is the scala. We are expecting our first delivery of this new premium model early next week. The price will be 85.


More Diamine colours

Diamine's expansion to 100 colours is nearly complete and the penultimate new set of colours (Merlot, Apple Glory, Aqua Lagoon, Matador and Eau De Nil) will be with us later this month.



Private Reserve cartridges

Reduced to 2.49 per pack for a limited period. This equates to less than 21p per cartridge - cheaper than Diamine!

Lamy Safari 17 - free converter (save 3)



We recently moved our office and had a big clear-out. Therefore, we have some old stock and shop-soiled items on our Special Offers page:


Finally, apologies to those who were not able to order certain items due to stock shortages at the beginning of the year. The typically busy lead up to Christmas often leaves stocks depleted. Some manufacturers do not start full production until mid January, further exacerbating the problem. If there is something you are after, please telephone or e-mail to reserve.


2nd March 2011


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