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2016-06: June 2016

The Writing Desk June 2016 newsletter

The Writing Desk
June 2016 Newsletter
Start Bay Notebooks
These stylish and durable notebook covers are made in Devon from vegetable tanned leather. Two sizes are available: the Navigator for A5 inserts and the Pioneer that takes 9x14cm notebooks.
Clairefontaine and Rhodia notebooks
We have a number of new notebooks in stock that are compatible with Start Bay covers. Browse our Clairefontaine and Rhodia pages for more details.
New Edison Collier "Burnished Gold"
Edison has just announced a new colour in the Collier range: the Edison Collier Burnished Gold. We will have these pens in stock soon but if you want to reserve one please e-mail. This new colour is effectively a replacement for the Silver Marble finish that was discontinued some time ago.
New Edison Pearlette "Lapis Lazuli Flake"
Also just announced is the Edison Pearlette Lapis Lazuli Flake. This model replaces the Indigo Flake Pearlette (although we still have stocks of that pen). Like the new Collier, we will have this new pen in stock soon so please e-mail to reserve.
Last month we asked the question: How many Lamy cartridges do you need to complete your GCSEs?
Martin from Northamptonshire gave us the best answer: "You do not use any Lamy cartridges doing your exams. Any sensible person would use a rollerball, and have several in their pocket for when one runs out. So, no accidents PLUS an exam paper marker will recognise you used a fountain pen and mark you down for being insufferably smug. Unless it's for Latin, where you should use a Lamy and with a calligraphy nib."

Is he correct? See our Facebook page tomorrow for the full detail and please add your own comments!

Lamy Safari Dark Lilac
"Dark Lilac" is the special Safari colour for 2016 and is probably Lamy's fastest selling special edition to date. Don't worry, we still have plenty of pens in stock and this year we also have the matching rollerball and ballpen too.
Top Tip:
Worried about addresses on envelopes becoming illegible if they get wet? If you don't have any permanent ink (like De Atramentis Document Ink or Rohrer & Klingner Dokumentus), rub a little white candle wax over the address. This will protect it from any rain that may fall on your correspondence during its passage.
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30th June 2016

Best wishes,

Anna and Martin Roberts


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