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2016-10: October 2016

The Writing Desk October 2016 newsletter

The Writing Desk
October 2016 Newsletter
October Prize Draw
Your chance to win a Pilot Capless 2016 Limited Edition fountain pen. Details here.
TWSBI Eco Lime
TWSBI Eco Lime
In stock now. This fantastic budget pen with large capacity piston filling system now comes in bright lime green. We can offer this pen with any of six nib choices as we still have stocks of 1.5mm nibs as well as EF, F, M, B and 1.1mm.
In other TWSBI news, a new Diamond 580AL in pink is due in November. Please e-mail to reserve.
Lamy scala glacier SE
Lamy scala glacier SE
Now in stock. Part of the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Lamy Design, Lamy has launched a special edition version of the elegant scala. This pen features a 14k gold 2-tone nib and subtle "Lamy 50" engraving on the cap. It comes presented in a special 50th Anniversary gift box with a bottle of Lamy ink.
Diamine Shimmer inks
Diamine Shimmer inks
Diamine recently announced twelve new colours for its Shimmertastic range, six with gold particles and six with silver. These are now available to pre-order with deliveries starting 31st October.
Used and Pre-Loved Pens
Don't forget our list of customer returns and other slightly used pens. Get something as good as new at a much reduced price.
Herbin Refillable Creapen
Herbin Creapen
These are refillable drawing and sketching pens in two versions - a brush pen and a marker. Replacement cartridges are available in seven colours.
Visconti Travelling Inkwell
Visconti Travelling Inkwell
After a period of non-availability we have this unique accessory in stock again. An ideal stocking filler for the fountain pen lover who likes to travel.
Lamy Lx
Lamy Lx
Unfortunately we won't have these pens until the end of November. We expect them to be very popular so we advise you to e-mail to reserve. They will be on general sale from the begninning 2017 but The Writing Desk, along with other selected retailers, will stock them before this date.
Top Tip:
Stuck for an idea for a present for a fountain pen owning loved one? Browse our Gift Ideas page for some inspiration.
Price increases
Due to the current weakness of the pound against the Dollar and Euro we have had to increase some of our prices, for example on Edison pens and R&K ink, and other brands that we import directly will also show prices rises soon. Additionally, two of our biggest suppliers have indicated that prices will rise for several brands at the beginning of November and we expect other distributors to follow.
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20th October 2016

Best wishes,

Anna and Martin Roberts


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