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A Few Changes

You may have noticed: we’ve been a bit quiet around here. But it’s for good reason. The pen business is booming in Canada, and in Toronto specifically. This, however, has had a bit of an impact on our online presence. Since Scriptus, last November (which is how we date things around here), we have been […]

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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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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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Hundreds of Free Vintage Pen Catalogues Now Online

Our hat is off to Dr. David Isaacson. Well known for his web site, and for his unabashed presence on fountain pen forums, David has quite generously released a huge archive of pen documents for download. These documents—mostly in pdf format— include: catalogues, service manuals, promotional magazines, advertising material, and much, much more. We […]

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Scriptus Pen & Writing Show

Months of hard work are coming home to roost: Scriptus 2014, Toronto’s pen & writing show, is finally happening this Sunday, November 2, at the Toronto Reference Library. We will be there, with most of our stock, both from Restorer’s Art, and from the letterpress side of things, at Sevanti Letterpress. Joining us will be […]

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Parker Pens 1929 Catalog

Public Domain Pen Documents Now Online

For a look at a loud conversation about the legal and ethical issues pertaining to these documents, go to: It is always nice when someone decides to share. And when the thing shared is pen information, it is beyond nice: it’s a public service. We were browsing through our favourite host of online information, […]

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