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Ink Lecture & Workshop in Toronto

We are happy to share with you an upcoming ink lecture & workshop, taking place this coming weekend (February 27 & 28, 2016) at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto (click on image for PDF download):

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25% Off at the Vintage Pen Market Today

Today we will be exhibiting at the ARTiculations Vintage Pen Market, in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto. We are happy to offer a flash sale of 25% off everything we have there. The Market is being held at Smash Salvage, at 2880 Dundas St W, in Toronto. Hope to see you there today, between 11 […]

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Hardtmuth Koh-i-noor Pencil Display Case

One thing we love about attending good antique shows is the possibility of finding a treasure. Of course, we often find pens in all states, some of which are lovely, and these are treasures. But a real treasure is something else entirely. A real treasure is something that is beautiful, useful, and that has an […]

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Pen Collectors of America Library Online Access Now Free

In an interesting development, the venerable Pen Collectors of America (PCA) have thrown open the doors of their online library. All public domain documents in their holdings are now free for all, including pen catalogues, repair manuals, and advertising materials. While many of these items are available elsewhere online, what is very exciting is that […]

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Things We Find in Fountain Pens: Erasers

For today’s edition of Things We Find In Fountain Pens, we have something particularly creative. The patient was a lovely Esterbrook “J”, in vibrant blue. The customer requested that, in addition to a new sac, we pay attention to the lever, as something seemed a bit odd to them. Good instincts! The sac removal was […]

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Is Handwriting Dead?

Is handwriting dead? Not if Tanja Tiziana has her way! See the delightful short documentary film “Ink”, by Ryan Couldrey.

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