News For You to Use (or Find Useless, ATCMB)

Some recent items involving fountain pens that at least I found interesting:

Fascinating facts, figures and insight into the “stationery” business

http://www.prweb.com/releases/stationery_products/paper_ribbons_cards/prweb781914.htm

The new Lamy line-up for the year – check out the ultra cool Lime Lamy Safari!

http://www.lamy.com/products/new_products/index_eng.html

I was able to obtain a couple of the Lime Lamys from a Limey on Ebay.  I have not yet to see it available in the US or Canada.  When it does arrive, it will be hot.  And although it is not listed here, I have also seen a lineup of Lamy’s pens in Raspberry at Art Brown –

http://www.artbrown.com/Lamy-Rasberry-Fountain-Pen–P18324C1213.aspx

Also of note is the new (triangular shaped) ball-point, the Noto. 

One of our members recently brought home a Montblanc catalog from Germany.  Although I have not seen it, I understand it contained a number of diamond encrusted pens.  To wit:

http://www.tradearabia.com/news/MEDIA_140613.html

A fascinating blog on fountain pen restoration:

 http://munsonpens.wordpress.com/

“A blog devoted to writing, grammar, good manners, and basically trying to save Civilization, one punctuation mark at a time.”

http://punctualityrules.com/2008/03/28/how-to-improve-your-penmanship/

The how to improve your penmanship is just one of many useful posts on this blog.  Check it out!

Oh, the Parker 51!

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/blogs/dave/guest-column-collecting-the-parker-51-a-classic-vintage-pen/

Short demonstration on YouTube on refilling a fountain pen ink cartridge using a syringe and blunt needle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbIoMEPyg5U

Esterbrook history, for you JP:

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070201/SPECIAL23/106290002/-1/special23

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