Back in July we gave you all the details for a one-of-a-kind event being held by Pelikan to auction off pens from their Maki-e Unique Collection. We even included images, details of the pens, and their starting prices. Today, the first auction begins for pen No. 1, the Snow Crystal. Each auction lasts seven days with a new auction starting every day.
To recap the rules from our previous post:
Anyone can sign up to participate in the auction. When you do, you pick a Pelikan Maki-e Authorized Retailer who will act as your partner after the end of the auction.
You then look through the 12 auctions to decide which one(s) you’d like to bid on. The first auction will start on October 1st and every weekday a new auction starts. Each auction lasts one full week and always ends at 2PM CEST (Berlin time).
Then you bid. The bidding goes up in increments of 50 Euro. You place your maximum bid and the system will increase your bid automatically, up to your maximum.
If you win you and your retail partner will each receive an email. You send payment and then you’ll receive the pen. Please visit Pelikan’s website for more details about the auction rules.
So, if you’re interested in bidding be sure to sign up, it’s an easy process. And if you’re interested in what the pens sell for, you can keep on eye on Pelikan’s auction site, or just stay tuned into FPGeeks.com where we’ll have the updated information as soon as each auction ends.