It took a bit of time to get it all uploaded and updated but I wanted to share our new products that we shared at the San Francisco Pen Show. First, we launched three new notecards ($3 each) from vintage advertising cuts that were on loan to us from John Hinkle. John collects vintage ink bottles so the cuts are mostly ink bottles (and a cat!) but we framed the cuts with borders.
I also added some NOS Hunt Mapping Pens in the store. We haven’t had a lot of vintage merchandise in the shop recently but I scored a good stash of these and I’d like to share these with you all. These mapping pens are still sold today but made of less interesting plastics so these are worth getting for the lovely marbled material as each one is unique. Each box has at least a dozen nibs. Be sure to anneal the nibs before using them so they hold ink but don’t melt the plastic holder. (I recommend holding the nib with a pair of pliers to anneal it.)
One of our other new products is our laser-etched flasks ($20 each). Be prepared for your next pen event with your favorite spirits. There are two versions: the G&T and the Whiskey versions (with or without text, in silver or black). Thanks to our good friends at Vanness who did the laser-etching for us, I did the illustrations for these and are able to offer these unique flasks to the pen community.