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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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What We Can Learn From a Copper Pearl Frankenpen

We came across an interesting pen the other day, “in the wild”, which is to say in an antiques mall. Not exactly a beautiful pen: not in great condition, nor very valuable, in terms of dollar value. But a pen which is important for a couple of reasons. Some Background: the Parkette Deluxe The Parker […]

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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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Things We Find In Fountain Pens: Boutique Ink Damage

We regularly find unusual things in fountain pens. Sometimes they don’t belong. Sometimes they do. Sometimes we understand why they are there. Sometimes we don’t. Sometimes they make us shudder. Sometimes they still make us shudder long after the pen has gone home. Behold, what we found in an innocent Esterbrook “J” pen. As you […]

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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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