7.15.2014

Parker Revives Historical Colors of Duofold

We received this teaser card that will be given away in outgoing orders until we run out.


Coming September 2014, Parker is looking forward to the release of new Duofold pens that will revive historical colors. Since no further information is available at this time, we can only speculate that the colors will include or be similar to the ones shown on this vintage ad post card.

Would it be too much to ask if they were priced and built like the vintage Duofolds?




7.14.2014

Enter Our July Pen Giveaway



We've decided to host the monthly giveaway here on our blog. Since most of our subscribers are also fans and followers on social media, we wanted to make the giveaway more interactive and exciting for those who are participating. We will still use our newsletter to inform our e-mail subscribers about the giveaway, but we are going to choose our winner differently.

You have (3) possible entries for this giveaway. One is by simply commenting on this blog post. The second and third entries can be obtained via Facebook and Twitter. If you have an account with either social network, simply find our page (details below) and Like or Re-Tweet the giveaway post link. This month's awesome pen giveaway is the Goldspot Exclusive Monteverde Invincia Grand Prix Ballpoint Pen, your choice of color ($95 retail value). We've recently dropped the price on these excellent collectible pens because, to be honest, we have way too much stock and need to clear the shelves for back to school inventory.




Here is How to Enter (no purchase necessary) :

  1. Comment on this post (1 Entry / person)
  2. Click over to our page on Facebook or Twitter
  3. Find the link to this giveaway post.  It should be the most recent link.
  4. "Like" or Re-Tweet the link (1 Entry per Twitter and/or Facebook Account).
...and that's it! We'll keep track of all the entries and then choose a fan using a random number generator to select one lucky winner. Deadline for Entries is Wednesday, July 23rd at 2p ET.

We will contact the winner directly through either Facebook or Twitter to obtain the shipping information and send out your Monteverde Invincia Grand Prix Ballpen!

6.20.2014

Comparison of Nemosine Singularity, Fission & Neutrino Fountain Pens

With the new 2014 release of the Nemosine Neutrino, fountain pen fans are wondering how the (now) three models of Nemosine Pens stack up against each other.

For those of you who are new to the brand, Nemosine Pens are made in Taiwan, fitted with German-made stainless steel nibs, then assembled, inspected and packaged in the United States. They are a great value buy for an entry-level fountain pen and arrive with everything to get you started, including (6) ink cartridges and a converter for bottled ink filling. As opposed to most brands that only offer 1 or 2 nib sizes for their fountain pens, Nemosine has up to (7) different nib sizes available, including three calligraphic stub nib sizes.



The Singularity is the base model - a resin bodied pen that is light and average-sized. It has a screw on cap that posts well to the back end of the pen while writing. The stainless steel nib writes smoothly, even with the 0.6mm or 0.8mm calligraphic nibs that are available (mine is the 0.6mm). The Singularity is available in an array of colors, including a clear demonstrator model that seems to be the most popular of the line.



The Fission is the heavy artillery - a weighty, metal-bodied pen that has length and girth to go nib-to-nib against a Pelikan M800. Sure, you're not going to get as amazing of writing quality as you would with a Souveran pen, but for $24.95, it is certainly worth the price of admission. The cap screw posts on the backend of the pen, securely extending the length of the pen to a whopping 6.75" with cap posted. The German-made, stainless steel nib is the same that is installed on the Singularity, so you could swap the nibs between the two pen models.



The Neutrino is the new kid on the block and provides a happy medium between the size of the Singularity and the weighted feel of the Fission. The tapered barrel and cap are pleasing to the eye and comfortable for either a man or woman's hand. The nib is smaller than that of the Fission or Singularity, but is still offered in multiple tip sizes (Medium, Fine, Extra-Fine & 1.1mm Calligraphy Stub).


So, now the question becomes, "which Nemosine will be the first that I will own?"

5.15.2014

A 360 Look at the OMAS William Shakespeare Limited Edition

OMAS is known for their lavish limited editions. Crafted from precious materials and limited to only a few hundred pens world-wide, each limited quickly becomes a piece that is highly sought after by collectors. The William Shakespeare Limited Edition of 450 fountain pens and 234 rollerballs is certainly going to be a collector's item sooner than later.





This OMAS pen has the total package, quite literally. The wooden, hinged box opens up to display like a vintage writing desk. The fountain pen comes with a red wax sealed ink bottle with the WS signet impressed upon the wax. The pen sits atop the soft OMAS blue pen sleeve. Pulling the tab on the other half of the box reveals the "secret" compartment where the certification papers and information booklet is stored.

The pen itself is a true sight to behold. The natural feeling of the oak barrel is warm and smooth to the touch. The engraved sterling silver cap and appointments set a beautiful contrast. The detail on the engravings are exquisite and are best viewed as full screen (on the internet here) or through a jeweler's loupe. The style of the engraving is captured after the artistic friezes from Shakespeare's time. The most recognizable trait of the cap, Shakespeare's portrait, is done exceptionally well and with a keen eye for detail.



At a substantial 3 ounces, the William Shakespeare Limited Edition is no lightweight of a pen. The cap does not post to the backend of the pen, so your writing weight of just the pen body is 1.2 ounces. Holding the pen in-hand would make you think that good ol' Shakespeare would have loved to write with one of these rather than a quill and ink pot.

OMAS William Shakespeare Specs
Weight : 3 oz
Weight Uncapped : 1.2 oz
Pen Capped : 5 7/8" Length
Pen Uncapped : 5 1/4" Length
Cap Width : 5/8" Diameter at thickest
Cap Length : 2 5/8"
Grip Width : 7/16" Diameter

Purchase your William Shakespeare Ltd Edition at Goldspot Pens and get Free Shipping and the best price on the internet.

4.30.2014

Limited Filofax Malden and Original Organizers Now Available

As many of you know, it's been very sporadic as to when we can expect more highly sought after Filofax organizers to arrive. Today was one of those days that took us by surprise. Quite a delightful surprise, indeed!

This afternoon, we received and checked in a limited number of Filofax Purple Malden Organizers in Personal and A5 size & Filofax Original Organizers in Patent Purple, Patent Fuchsia, Patent Black and Retro Brown. Quantities are very limited, so be sure to act quickly!

As always, any of our customers who had placed an order after we sold out last time will get their order filled first. For everyone who has been waiting to buy one, we've got them up on our website until we sell out, which shouldn't be long.
Filofax Malden Purple Personal Organizer Filofax Malden Purple Personal Organizer
If you are interested in placing a new order, you will get complimentary shipping on all Filofax Malden and Original Organizers to anywhere within the US, which is shipped via Priority Mail service. No promo code required!