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    Default Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    It's Labor Day weekend here in the US; the traditional "unofficial end of summer" where we like to celebrate with barbecues and lots of beverages. And that means that Mystery Ink is now open to FPG veterans, n00bs, newbies, and lurkers. You volunteer, I send free ink, you write with it and post your thoughts and observations. Guessing is welcome, but not required. There is nothing to "win" aside from perhaps personal satisfaction that you recognized it.

    No guess is confirmed until the Mystery ink is finally revealed. The point of the mystery ink threads is an unbiased review. Fear not about the quality of your handwriting or sketching abilities. We don't care. We are all appreciative of those with the gift of artistic ability, but how well you draw or write doesn't impact your ability to test an ink and provide your opinion on it.

    I will act as the Procurer, Packer, and Post Office Porter. This ink flight will consist of 1 packet containing 3 inks, each vial filled with 3mls of Mystery Ink labeled MI-54, MI-55, and MI-56. There will be 8 packets available, and thanks to DrPenfection, 3 of the packets will be for overseas participants. If you are international, please let me know. If there are more sign-ups for overseas participants than slots, then I will run a Random Number Generator to pick. As per past tradition, if you are brand new to Mystery Ink you will have a Priority Spot!

    The inks in this ink flight are dye based, not pigmented, no shimmer and not iron gall. I donít use any of the Noodlerís Bay State inks, so there wonít be any in the ink flights I send out.

    Post below if you would like to volunteer to receive a free ink flight. I will leave this open until 12 Noon PDT Friday 08 September [ 2000hrs GMT ].

    Note: Packets sent to the UK generally arrive within 8 working days. To the EU it may take much longer.

    Covid-19 Precautions -- Covid cases are increasing rapidly here in California and other parts of the United States. I am now fully inoculated and boosted ( 4 shots ), but for everyone's safety ink samples will be prepared using an N-95 face mask and gloves. Ink Packets will be put together with an N-95 face mask and freshly washed hands. ( Sorry, but it's impossible to use sticky tape with gloves on... )

    Also, NEW sample vials from Gouletpens, so hopefully no leaks this round...

    Until then, please stay Safe and Healthy!

    All the Best.
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Thank you for your offer, I would love to participate!
    Edit: international, Canada 🇨🇦 (can totally participate to shipping)

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Well, junglejim, it's been a while. Though my reviews aren't exactly stellar, I'd love to try another of your ink flights.

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Hi junglejim, nice to hear from you again. You know what I'm going to say. If there is room for a UK international then I would love to take part. Also happy to contribute to shipping.
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Thanks, junglejim! You KNOW what I'm going to say, but would love to participate (will step aside for newbies of course).
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    As long as it's not taking the spot of someone new, I'm in. My reviews aren't as good as others but it is great fun.

    And as always thank you junglejim for hosting this for everyone

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    Happy Wednesday! So far we have the following people who would like to participate in this inkflight:

    International: Lithium466 (a new Participant and Guaranteed slot), Chrissy

    US: FredRydr, Sailor Kenshin, mreeveshp

    I will leave this open until Friday for any additional sign-ups.


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    Sign-ups for this session of Mystery Inks are now closed. I will try and get the ink packets to the Post Office on Monday. USPS Tracking numbers will be PM'ed to each participant.

    Lithium466 -- Could you please PM me your name and address so I can get your ink flight ready? Thanks.

    Have a Safe weekend.

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    Thanks very much junglejim. Have a safe weekend and all the best to you too.
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Thank you junglejim! I will send you my address by PM. Have a nice weekend

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Thank you junglejim.
    Very interested to see what amazing inks this next round will have.
    Hope you have a great weekend

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    All International and US Ink flights went out by Owl Post this morning.

    Enjoy!


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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    *** Just as a kindly reminder, please do not post any reviews of your Mystery Inks until after the International Participants have received their Ink flights. Part of the fun of Mystery Inks is finding out what colors have arrived. Many Thanks! ***
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Thank you junglejim again for such gracious generosity in hosting this for us, can't wait to see what we are going to have to work with. And hopefully maybe the owls stay out of the turbulence.

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    Glad to see that the Mystery Inks thread is alive and well! Sorry I have been so absent lately. I can't wait to see what you all are doing!

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Just to let jj know, mine arrived just today. Haven't even opened the package.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Just to let jj know, mine arrived just today. Haven't even opened the package.
    Maybe mine did too...


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    My mystery ink package arrived safely today. I eventually managed to open it but junglejim packs very securely.
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Just got my inks safe and sound, there is regular packing to ship and there is junglejim way of packing to ship.
    From what I can see seeing what the colors look like in the vial I think I will really like these, but I've like most of the inks anyway

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    The Ink flight to Canada has cleared Customs and has been handed off to the Canadian Owl...
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