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2013-12: December 2013

October prize draw

Congratulations to a very happy customer in Norfolk who is the lucky winner of an Edison Hudson. Many thanks to all those who placed orders to enter the draw.


TWSBI Classic

TWSBI is launching a new product, the Classic, at the end of this month. This is a new piston-filling model in three colours: black burgundy and sapphire. We are taking pre-orders for this pen so we will be able to deliver to the first customers in early January.


TWSBI Vac 700 reduced price

Down from £65.99 to £54.99. Some colours are out of stock but more pens are due on Friday 13th December.


TWSBI Precision mechanical pencil

Get a free TWSBI "Click Erase 25" with each mechanical pencil (while stocks last).


Herbin ink selections

New 10ml bottled Herbin ink in selections of 4 colours in 4 ranges: Air, Earth, Passion and Water. Great as gifts or for trying out new ink colours.


Herbin gift tins

Beautifully packaged and presented heart-shaped ink bottles in 2 colours: Forget-Me-Not blue and Opera Red.


Sailor ProColor

Two new colours have been added to the ProColor 500 range: Sakura (pink) and Uchimizu (blue). The other colours are being phased out so will be available only while stocks last.


Sailor Professional Gear 2

Both the full-size Professional Gear and Professional Gear Slim (also known as the Sapporo) have been re-styled for 2013 with a new clip design and slightly different cap and barrel ends. The previous models will continue alongside these new versions for a while.


Sailor Fasciner

The same overall size as the ProColor 500 but in pearlescent white with pink gold plated trim.


Sailor pen cases

We now have two styles of pen case from Sailor: a zipped case and a pen wrap. Both are constructed of tough black nylon fabric with leather trim.


Organics Studio

We started with this new brand of fountain pen ink in October and some of you will have seen it at the London Show. Availability has been limited unfortunately but we will be adding more ranges in the New Year.


Pelikan M205 Duo Green

Sadly, the translucent yellow M205 Duo is now discontinued but a new bright green version has taken its place.


Pelikan M605 Marine Blue

A Special Edition from Pelikan in a luscious deep translucent blue with contrasting rhodium plated trim.


Conway Stewart Elegance Pen of the Year 2013

Another fabulous addition to the Elegance Series - the Blue Laurel. Limited to only 30 pieces, the design is again inspired by Festive Season decorations in rich blue enamel that is layered over the guilloche engraved sterling silver, giving emphasis and depth to the gently flowing engraved enamel panels on the caps and barrels and laurel motif on the cap band. We currently have serial numbers 3, 7 and 18 in stock.


Pilot Capless 50th Anniversary

This year the Capless fountain pen is 50 years old. To mark this innovation in fountain pen design Pilot has launched a Limited Edition Capless in maple wood presented in a special wooden gift box. Only 900 pens have been produced with only a very limited quantity coming to the UK.


Pilot Heritage 92

Finally available in the UK this is an attractively priced piston filling fountain pen in a with 14k rhodium plated nib in a range of translucent materials.



A big thank you to everyone who visited us at the London Show in October. It was great to see so many of our customers there and to put faces to names. It was good to have our children with us and I'm sure you'll agree they were a great help. Next year's show will be on Sunday 5th October 2014.

Last posting dates

There is still plenty of time to get your orders in before Christmas. The cut-off date for UK First-Class and Signed-For mail is Friday 20th December and for Special Delivery Monday 23rd December. For overseas orders there may still be time. See the link below.

Christmas closure

The Writing Desk will be closing at 5pm GMT on Monday 23rd December for a well-earned rest. We will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2014.


11th December 2013


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