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Mar 17 / Leigh Reyes

Congratulations, Scribe Writing Essentials!

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While I order many pens online, there’s nothing like having a real pen store to raid. Scribe Writing Essentials launched its flagship store at the new wing of Shangri-la Plaza this March, and they invited me to be an ambassador for the shop. I had already cleaned out their stock of Noodler’s Lexington Gray and TWSBI blank paper notebooks, so it was easy to say yes. :)

I made new friends, marveled at the table where Scribe displayed my doodles, and confessed my pen shopping weakness to a co-dependent audience.

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My favorite part of the exhibit was the greeting wall, where people could put up their good wishes for Scribe using paper and pens that had been set out on the tables.

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Scribe is now the exclusive store for Platinum pens in the Philippines. Platinum’s soft fine nib is one of the most pleasant nibs out there today, and semi-flexible to boot. Scribe also has (among others) Midori Traveler’s Notebook refills, calligraphy supplies like Brause nibs and Bienfang calligraphy paper, happy Sailor brush pens, and of course, Noodler’s Ink.

Check out The Rants of the Archer for Clem’s report on the launch! Butch Dalisay writes about it as well in today’s issue of the Philippine Star. You can visit Scribe’s Facebook page for more pictures. (There’s one of me grinning like a fool in front of the Platinum display.)

Mar 15 / Leigh Reyes

A gentle reminder from the universe.

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One of my favorite drawing pens suffered a mishap today. One of the tines broke off when the pen fell. Now it writes like an old brush lays down ink. Accidents happen, just like beauty.

Feb 22 / Leigh Reyes

A Bexley Submariner Grande in Butterscotch to match my Hobonichi leather cover. :)

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Jan 9 / Leigh Reyes

Caps from Diamine’s flower ink set, arranged to look like a flower. :D

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Jan 4 / Leigh Reyes

There’s never enough time to play with the pens. Sanity breaks need to be scheduled just like meetings.

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Nov 28 / Leigh Reyes

Pens for Aid: Pelikan M805 Blue Stripe with fine nib.

Pelikan M805 Blue Stripe with F nib.

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Another bird joins Pens for Aid, this time thanks to Thomas Hall. (He's @trhall on Twitter, where he tweets about pens, ink, and more.) The Pelikan M8xx series is one of the larger modern pens. It is well-balanced in the hand. The "5" at the end of the model number means it has rhodium trium, which is a cool accent to the blue stripe. The nib is a fine. This is mint, having been purchased new two years ago but never used. It will come in its original box. Here's more about the Pelikan Souveran Blue-Black-Silver series on the official site.

The pen will ship from the US, and your secret goodies will ship from Manila.

Please bid generously! I want to encourage you to bid by setting the starting price low. You're not just buying a pen, you're donating to the relief efforts of the Philippine Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan survivors. IMPORTANT: I’ve been using a personal PayPal account to handle the donations and PayPal has just sent me an email asking if I’m a nonprofit. :) We’ll need to adjust the payment mechanics while I’m resolving this with them. Winning bidders will need to send the payment to the Red Cross (ushare.redcross.org.ph) directly, then email me their receipt. Thank you for understanding!

(Please note: I am not a professional seller, this is the first time I am using this Wordpress auction plugin, I've tested it and so far it works. But if you have any concerns at all, email me stat: leighpod at good ol' gmail.)

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  1. Pe*13*ce bid $330.00 on December 2, 2013 11:43 am [auto]
  2. Bo*11*er bid $325.00 on December 2, 2013 11:43 am
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  7. Pe*13*ce bid $280.00 on December 2, 2013 11:30 am
  8. Bo*11*er bid $255.00 on December 1, 2013 8:50 am
  9. Ci*14*ad bid $250.00 on December 1, 2013 8:48 am [auto]
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  11. Ci*14*ad bid $240.00 on November 29, 2013 10:28 am [auto]
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Nov 28 / Leigh Reyes

Pens for Aid: handmade leather journal from Fountain Pen Day.

Handmade leather journal from Cary of Fountain Pen Day.

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Cary, founder of Fountain Pen Day, makes these leather journals himself.  He has a video up, with samples! He offered to make one for a lucky winner to help Pens for Aid. Thank you, Cary. Because this leather journal is totally handmade, you have many options. He describes them:

Leather colors: 
Black or Dark Brown

Size:
Midori Passport size or Field Notes size. So you understand the Midori Passport size holds pretty much just those note books. The Field notes size holds all notebook that are 3.5” x 5.5” size. I got into the whole “making my own cover” process because I wanted something to hold those notebooks of where there are a lot of brands making them.

Strap to hold is closed:

Black/Orange
Red
Blue
Black

Corners:
Rounded
Square

Edge protector, it is just a small piece of leather that goes on the cord and covers the edge of the cover. If you decide you don’t like it you can simply cut it off. I attached a pic so you can see what I mean.

Check out the pictures for the details. The leather journal will ship from the US, and secret goodies will come from Manila.

Please bid generously! I want to encourage you to bid by setting the starting price low. You're not just buying a leather journal, you're donating to the relief efforts of the Philippine Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan survivors.IMPORTANT: I’ve been using a personal PayPal account to handle the donations and PayPal has just sent me an email asking if I’m a nonprofit. :) We’ll need to adjust the payment mechanics while I’m resolving this with them. Winning bidders will need to send the payment to the Red Cross (ushare.redcross.org.ph) directly, then email me their receipt. Thank you for understanding!

(Please note: I am not a professional seller, this is the first time I am using this Wordpress auction plugin, I've tested it and so far it works. But if you have any concerns at all, email me stat: leighpod at good ol' gmail.)

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  1. Br*15*is bid $50.00 on November 29, 2013 8:58 pm [auto]
  2. JD*08*es bid $45.00 on November 29, 2013 8:58 pm
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  6. TM*08*le bid $19.00 on November 28, 2013 7:10 pm

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Nov 28 / Leigh Reyes

Pens for Aid: Montblanc 146 LeGrand, Signature for Good edition.

Montblanc 146 LeGrand, Signature for Good edition.

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We have a Montblanc in the house! I remain amazed at the generosity of people. Bob reached out to me on the blog and offered this pre-loved Montblanc out of the blue to raise money for the Philippine Red Cross. Bob is a photographer. You should see his work.

Here's the pen in his own words:

The pen is a used Montblanc Signature for Good edition LeGrand piston filler, number 146 with F nib and Platinum trim. Only six months old, it will ship with the original box from the USA. A very smooth writer, the nib does have a blue tint from using Noodler's Baystate Blue ink in the pen, but is otherwise in excellent working order. Thank you for the opportunity to continue this pen's heritage of giving back, as Montblanc donates a portion of the sales price of its Signature for Good items to UNICEF. 

Your goodies will ship from Manila, the pen will ship from the US thanks to Bob. :)

Please bid generously! I want to encourage you to bid by setting the starting price low. You're not just buying a pen, you're donating to the relief efforts of the Philippine Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan survivors. IMPORTANT: I’ve been using a personal PayPal account to handle the donations and PayPal has just sent me an email asking if I’m a nonprofit. :) We’ll need to adjust the payment mechanics while I’m resolving this with them. Winning bidders will need to send the payment to the Red Cross (ushare.redcross.org.ph) directly, then email me their receipt. Thank you for understanding!

(Please note: I am not a professional seller, this is the first time I am using this Wordpress auction plugin, I've tested it and so far it works. But if you have any concerns at all, email me stat: leighpod at good ol' gmail.)

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  2. Ri*13*ng bid $296.00 on November 29, 2013 9:57 pm
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Nov 26 / Leigh Reyes

Pens for Aid: Bexley Admiral in Sea Camo with fine nib.


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There is a lot of unusual activity on this pen so I am deleting the auction and will work out a fair donation amount with the next-to-the-highest bidder, who has confirmed that s/he is human. :) Thank you for understanding!

Nov 26 / Leigh Reyes

Pens for Aid: MacNiven and Cameron Waverly pen from Peaceable Writer.

MacNiven and Cameron Waverley pen from Peaceable Writer.

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Thank you, Julie of the Peaceable Writer blog, for donating this MacNiven and Cameron Waverley pen to Pens for Aid.

"They came as a boon and a blessing to men,
The Pickwick, the Owl, and the Waverley Pen." 

Sheaffer historians will point out that the upturned Sheaffer nib was inspired by that on the Waverley. The pen for auction was part of a batch that was produced as eyedroppers in the 50s, for export to tropical climates where rubber sacs expired regularly. The nib is the distinctive leaf shape (it reminds many of today's elastic nibs) and it is semi-flexible, with a width from fine to medium. Julie added an O ring to the pen to guard against leaking. Here's her lovely description:

I bought the pen NOS, and it's been inked/used twice. The pen looks pretty much as I received it, except I added an o-ring as you can see in some of the photos. There may be a few micro-scratches but not anything significant, IMHO. 
Barrel imprint reads:  "Waverley, Cameron, Made in Great Britain"
Nib imprint reads:  "Waverley, 14ct, Made in Great Britain"

The barrel holds about 3ml of ink. Capped the length is 13.3cm; uncapped 12.4cm; posted 16.2cm.
The pen writes on either side of the nib, and it is super smooth on the "reverse" side of the nib (holding the pen upside down). It's a nice vintage fine point. There is some flex to the nib, but all that is lost on non-flexer me. I'd send a handwriting sample but it may not be a good thing to see my handwriting. :)
It also comes with an unused glass eyedropper that came to me with the pen.

I have one of these myself and can attest to the smoothness of the nib. Must be from the slight upturn and the way the iridium is shaped.

The pen will ship from the US. Your surprise goodies will ship from Manila.

Please bid generously! I want to encourage you to bid by setting the starting price low. You're not just buying a pen, you're donating to the relief efforts of the Philippine Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan survivors. IMPORTANT: I’ve been using a personal PayPal account to handle the donations and PayPal has just sent me an email asking if I’m a nonprofit. :) We’ll need to adjust the payment mechanics while I’m resolving this with them. Winning bidders will need to send the payment to the Red Cross (ushare.redcross.org.ph) directly, then email me their receipt. Thank you for understanding!

(Please note: I am not a professional seller, this is the first time I am using this Wordpress auction plugin, I've tested it and so far it works. But if you have any concerns at all, email me stat: leighpod at good ol' gmail.)

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  1. @b*13*ro bid $84.00 on November 29, 2013 10:51 am
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  3. ka*05*en bid $70.00 on November 29, 2013 10:42 am
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  5. ka*05*en bid $55.00 on November 27, 2013 3:06 am [increased max bid]
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