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    Smile Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Hi. Ive been shocked at how quickly I have become addicted to fountain pens. Until a month ago I remembered fountain pens as those beastly things we were forced to write with at school when we finally wrote well enough to progress from dip pens and ink wells. Yes, I know, it shows my age!
    Whilst looking for something in an old box of rubbish I came across my old Sheaffer that I had been given aged 17. I considered it and wondered if it would still write. It had dried up of course so I gave it a splash in the sink and with my mornings insulin syringe (used of course) I drew some ink out of an ink cartridge I use in my brush pen and squirted it into the old cartridge. After a few minutes shaking and squeezing, miraculously the pen came alive.
    What a revelation! I have since bought 3 new pens and ordered more on Etsy, EBay and AliExpress. I am hooked. Pen research has monopolised my free time And I amazed at just how many people are also affected. I fear this addiction is going to become Expensive.

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Tēnā koe!

    Quote Originally Posted by Willishakespeare
    I fear this addiction is going to become Expensive.
    It gets worse before it gets better...
    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Careful with ink used with a brush pen. Often they contain shellac that is not good for fountain pens. Stick to fountain pen ink not drawing inks.

    Welcome home. Pull up a stump and set a spell.
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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Welcome to the Black Hole!
    "Nolo esse salus sine vobis ... St. Augustine

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Welcome.
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Welcome! The hobby can be as expensive as you want I guess.

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Hello and welcome.
    I am a Penpaller and Correspondent. I have a blog. I have a snail mail forum for discussion and postal challenges....
    Best wishes,
    Mia

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Hello from New Plymouth!

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    And a hello from Dunners.
    Be a little more open into accepting other viewpoints, if you can, as it really deepens the experience. - Jon Szanto

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Many thanks for your welcome to this extremely interesting site.
    Cheers. Chris

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Welcome to the FPGeeks from Kiel, Germany

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Welcome from Dallas Texas! Its a great hobby, but yes, addicting haha

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Hello from New Yawk City

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    Default Re: Hello from Whangarei, NZ

    Yo Bro, welcome. This may be the only thing we have common. Go the Wallabies!!! Well one day anyway.....soon I tell ya

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