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    Fountain Pens are Back. (Who knew?)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...d4e_story.html

    And what that about a global nib shortage?
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    Default Re: Fountain Pens are Back. (Who knew?)

    I know vinyl records went away for a couple of decades because I sold about 1500 of my 3000 album collection, and I regret having to try and replace some of the Blue Note and Impulse jazz that I practically gave away in the 90s. But fountain pens never went away as far as I know. I have had fountain pens, and used them daily since elementary school and I am about 50 years removed from those days now. Fountain pens canít be back if they never went away.

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens are Back. (Who knew?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Note View Post
    I regret having to try and replace some of the Blue Note and Impulse jazz that I practically gave away in the 90s...
    Ouch. Apart from a box I had stolen, I have managed to hang on to all of mine, many of them Japanese pressings. Like my pens, I just continued to use them.
    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Swell. RIP reasonable used prices on eBay I guess?

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    I noticed that articles like this have popped up periodically since at least the 1980s. I do feel a bit better about using my fancier pens to just write lists sometimes. Maybe that means I am part of the reddit generation after all.
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    Default Re: Fountain Pens are Back. (Who knew?)

    All news to me lol. I have always used a fountain pen from a kid. School did not really like biros so it was pencil and then a fountain pen when I got older. I guess I am a bit of a traditionalist lol but I still like fountain pen and pencil today. I also use a double edge razor and have a mechanical watch and I am not even that old lol.

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    Default Re: Fountain Pens are Back. (Who knew?)

    Is anyone here personally familiar with Fahrney's brick and mortar shop? I admit as close as I am, especially when visiting D.C. for pens (DC show, Bertrams Inkwell, LaBelleEpoque, former Pen Haven) or other reasons, I've yet to make a detour downtown to Fahrney's Pens. What's it like? Do they offer a range of vintage like Fountain Pen Hospital? In house repair?

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    I use a fountain pen and a paper planner - paperinkplan.wordpress.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by countrydirt View Post
    Yep, this was the main one to which I was referring. There will be a meeting of the Southern California Pen Collectors Club this Saturday from 12:00-3:00 PM at The Fountain Pen Shop. Fred has been a wonderful presence in SoCal.
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