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    Default Artist Line, Cognac #66 - mystery!

    Lisa_Miyako AL66 Cognac 20190526.jpg

    The little bottle of ink had leaked in transport, so there's less than half left of this pretty but totally water-soluble ink.

    The brand is Artist Line, ink is #66 Cognac. I asked Google about the brand and found nothing about inks, only sketch notebooks.

    Anyone know anything about Artist Line inks?
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    Default Re: Artist Line, Cognac #66 - mystery!

    I like it. Sadly I've never heard of Artist Line. I wonder where it came from?.......
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    Default Re: Artist Line, Cognac #66 - mystery!

    I might have bought it at Flax in San Francisco in the '80s. Or... I just cannot remember. I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about the company which might help with the time frame of when and where I might have bought it.

    It's a lovely color -- and it shades even with the SEF nib!
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    Default Re: Artist Line, Cognac #66 - mystery!

    Quote Originally Posted by Voiren View Post
    Wow! Thank you!

    The label on my bottle is mostly unreadable from the leak that I don't remember cleaning up.

    *Takes a closer look*

    Yup. "Made in Switzerland."

    I still don't remember when and where I bought this....

    Ha! The bottom of the bottle... it says Abraxas right there on the bottle. Sheesh. Also, a little price tag: $14. Maybe Castle In the Air in Berkeley? (Cos not a Flax price tag.)

    Thank you, Voiren, for the links!
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    Default Re: Artist Line, Cognac #66 - mystery!

    Good memory, ethernautrix! I found this from Deidre back in 2008 at fpn:

    Posted 28 October 2008 - 00:18
    FYI, Castle in the Air in Berkeley has a much more complete set of this line than Flax. It's the primary fountain pen ink line they carry (though they also have Pilot/Namiki, Noodler's, Pelikan, and several other brands of fountain pen ink).
    "What are moon-letters?" asked the hobbit full of excitement. He loved maps, as I have told you before; and he also loved runes and letters, and cunning handwriting, though when he wrote himself it was a bit thin and spidery.

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    Default Re: Artist Line, Cognac #66 - mystery!

    I read somewhere that Castle in the Air recently closed down......

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    Default Re: Artist Line, Cognac #66 - mystery!

    Oh no, and yes, looks like they are gone. I only was able to go twice, but the thought that they were there kept me hopeful I could go and shop whenever I was in Berkeley.
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