Coming this Halloween - Montegrappa Skull Pens

] Whether you're into Ed Hardy, Harley Davidsons or the macabre themes of Halloween, the new Montegrappa Fortuna Skull Pen Design should be right up your alley. Due to arrive right around All Hallow's Eve, this Montegrappa pen gets dressed up with a pattern of engraved skulls around the acrylic resin barrel of the pen, and a large skull emblazoned on the top cap portion, positioned 180 degrees from the location of the clip. The cap band, trim and clip are all dark gunmetal colored to match the "black" theme of the pen.

The Montegrappa Fortuna Skulls design will be available in three standard modes : twist-ballpoint pen, screw-off capped rollerball pen and fountain pen fitted with a black, stainless steel nib that fills via cartridge converter.

We were just informed by our Montegrappa US distributor that the prices on these pens will come in significantly less than originally anticipated at the $600 level (fountain pen). Prices are not official yet, but we are being told the price of the fountain will be in the high $300 range, which is far more reasonable.


Sneak Peek at New Parker Pens for Fall 2013

As Summer comes to a close, new colors are usually brought to us by the changing of the leaves.  In the pen world, new colors take the form of new pen designs. Parker has brought to us the first bushel from the harvest with a new extension from their popular and affordable IM and Urban collections.

The Parker IM and Urban collections are known for their contemporary design that honors the prestige of the Parker brand for a new generation of writers. The new Premium extension of the IM and Urban pens accomplish this goal with vibrant color and style. The cap and barrel are finished in anodized aluminum to provide a satin-like tactile feel to the metallic surface. Each color was chosen as an homage to historical Parker Pens.

I'll let our readers guess the names of each of the colors. The hint is each one of them are named after a popular, historical Parker Pen.

These will be available at our store Goldspot.com at the beginning of November. We will begin to add them to the site soon to allow pre-orders.

The Urban Premium will be available as a twist-action ballpoint pen, capped rollerball and fountain pen (in medium point only, stainless steel nib). Prices will range from $37 for the ballpoint, $46 for the rollerball and $60 for the fountain.

The IM Premium will be available as a click-top ballpoint pen, capped rollerball and fountain pen (in medium point only, stainless steel nib). Prices range from $45 for the ballpoint, $57 for the rollerball and $75 for the fountain pen. Prices indicated are MSRP. Final sale prices have yet to be determined.

In case you were wondering, these new finishes engrave fantastically and make great gifts. Below is an example of our laser engraving on the Urban fountain pen.


Goldspot Giveaway Winner for Cross Classic Century 14K Gold Ballpen

Last week, we kicked off our third Social giveaway because our Goldspot Newsletter giveaway prize went unclaimed. We opened up the contest to our Facebook fans and Twitter followers. The Likes and ReTweets were a little slow for this giveaway, with under 30 total eligible, but that only means the folks who entered had a much better chance of winning this beautiful 14KT gold Cross Pen.

...And the Winner is Alan Portman from Facebook. Congrats!

We have contacted the winner via Facebook to arrange shipping this new Cross Classic Century 14KT Gold Ballpoint Pen ($137 retail value).

 Thanks to everyone who entered, tweeted and Liked! We still haven't had a response from our most recent newsletter winner for August's giveaway, so there very well may be another social giveaway in early October. If you would like the first chance at our monthly giveaway, please sign up for our e-mail newsletter.


Sneak Peek at the NEW Pilot Justus 95 Fountain Pen

 The new Pilot Justus 95 adjustable flex fountain pen will be hitting our existential shelves very shortly and we wanted to share our excitement for this unique fountain pen designed for the hardcore writer. The special feature of the Justus 95 is a tension adjuster to change your writing experience from a hard to a semi-flex nib style.

Easily turn the adjuster in the pen's section and find your writing "sweet spot" and vary your writing based upon the task at hand. If you are writing small, technical notes or mathematical equations, go to the firmest setting. If you are writing a thank you note or love letter, dial up the flex to obtain more line variation in each stroke.

For a demonstration, check out this YoutTube video below (in Japanese) to see the Pilot Justus 95 in action.

Excited about the Justus95 as much as we are? Pre-Order it NOW at Goldspot.com for a special first-come, first-serve price. We do have limited inventory coming in from Pilot that we expect shortly (Estimated date of arrival 9/18) and will ship your order as soon as they arrive.