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2012-12: December 2012

October Prize Draw

Congratulations to a very happy customer in Norway who is the lucky winner of the Visconti Rembrandt Calligraphy set. Many thanks to all those who placed orders to enter the draw.


TWSBI Diamond Mini

This latest release from the TWSBI stable is a smaller version but one that shares the same features of it's full-sized siblings. We are low on stock at the moment but more pens are expected to arrive week beginning 10th December.


Other TWSBI news

The Diamond 540 has been discontinued for some time and everyone is eagerly waiting for its replacement but there is no official announcement yet from TWSBI. Coloured 540s are now offered at a reduced price.


Lamy Studio "Royal Red"

This lovely red pen is sure to brighten up any day, especially a dull winter one.


Herbin 1670 Anniversary ink Ocean Blue

Now in stock. An addition to the Anniversary ink range to celebrate the founding of the J Herbin company in 1670.


Herbin Heart ink bottle - Bleu Myosotis

A Special Edition J Herbin (Forget-Me-Not Blue in a heart-shaped bottle (50ml). Beautifully presented in a cylindrical tin carrying the J Herbin logo.


Pilot Parallel Pen Set

These are back and as before offer a huge saving over individual pens. Each set contains pens with 3 nib sizes: 1.5mm, 2.4mm and 3.8mm.


Pilot "MR" series

A new affordable pen from Pilot will be on the website soon (we have just received our first delivery). Known as the Metropolitan in other markets. Price will be GBP17.99.


Christmas closure and last posting dates

Our last working day is the 21st December after which we will be closed until the New Year.

Here are the last posting dates. To be on the safe side, please ensure you order well before these dates if you need your items before Christmas.

International air-mail:
Wednesday 5th December for Asia, Far East and Oceania
Friday 7th December for Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Middle East, South America
Monday 10th December for Canada, Eastern Europe and USA
Wednesday 12th December for Western Europe

Thursday 20th December: UK First Class
Friday 21st December: UK Special Delivery


Finally, thank you to all who visited us at the London Writing Equipment Show in October. Please keep the first weekend of October free next year!

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.


3rd December 2012


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