If you are interested in fountain pens, you may already know about Fountain Pen Network. If not, FPN is a chat forum and shop-and-swap for all sorts of fountain pens. The forums are hugely helpful in learning about different vintage and modern fountain pens and inks. Some of the posts I found helpful today were:
- Greatest Underappreciated Vintage Pens
- Fountain Pen Use in the Golden Era
- You’ve Got Your First Found In The Wild Parker 51 In Your Hand, Now What?
I spend a lot of time leafing through all the ink reviews as well which is a great way to get a comparison of different inks from lots of different users, on a lot of different paper stocks, from everyday writing to people who do spectacular calligraphy.
And not to be forum-ist, another great resource is the FPGeeks forum. Enjoy!
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I have fountain pens sterling silver ball point pens waterman and cross also names i cant pronounce. Need help on what i have and value? Ty
I am not sure where the best place would be to get your pens evaluated. Normally, pen shows would be where I would recommend but in the current climate, all the pen shows have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Some pen shops may offer a pricing and evaluation service but you would need to contact them directly and/or live close enough to take them in. Sorry I couldn’t be more help.