The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Is Now Live!

Yes, it's hard to believe that it's that time of year again! The TGS 2017 Holiday Gift Guide is up and ready for your perusal. Preferably I'd wait until after Thanksgiving, but several makers have told me that if you want to order a custom product (for example, a leather notebook cover from One Star Leather Goods or a pen stand from Dudek Modern Goods), they need plenty of lead time to ensure a timely December delivery. Other "small batch" products such as pen cases from Nock Co. or products from Baron Fig may sell out. 

Happy Holiday Shopping Season! 

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Deals and Drops: The Holidays (and Some New Special Editions) Are Upon Us!

The holidays are almost upon us, so in addition to today's Deals & Drops, here's a friendly reminder to get your orders in soon on custom goods (pen cases, pen holders, anything handmade) that you want ready to go by mid to late December.  

  1. Opus 88 Koloro (via Pen Chalet). I'll keep this one in here for another week, because it's a cool pen that I've now had the opportunity to see in person. Ebonite and acrylic eyedropper with a massive ink capacity and a Japanese-style eyedropper system to regulate flow and prevent cap leakage. Look for a review in the future. 
  2. Pelikan Souverain M605 White Transparent (via Pen Chalet). The new M605 in transparent white is available now!  No word yet on the M805 Ocean Swirl and when it might be available.
  3. Platinum 3776 Nice Lavende (via Pen Chalet). The new lavender version of the Platinum 3776 Nice is available at Pen Chalet. 
  4. 3952 Abalone in Silver (via Pen Chalet). The 3952 Abalone model is now available with silver trim. 
  5. Aurora Optima 75th Anniversary in Red (via Anderson Pens). Aurora's new Optima is out, and its gorgeous! 
  6. Newer Vintage Conway Stewart (via Vanness). Vanness has some made-in-the-UK Conway Stewart pens available for sale (that Honey Noire is gorgeous).  
  7. Diplomat Aero Factory Fountain Pen (via Appelboom). It looks like Diplomat has a new color scheme out for the Aero, in brushed silver and matte black. 
  8. Penwell Pen Holder in Walnut, Aluminum and Brass (via Penwell Co.). Dan has aluminum and brass penwells available, in addition to the wood version.  
  9. Platinum 3776 Shungyo Demonstrator (via The Nibsmith). Dan Smith just announced that he has more of the "soft fine" nibs on the Shungyo in stock!
  10. Magno Ink (via Kickstarter). I have one of the "Magno" leadholders, and it's a very well-made piece. The pen looks interesting as well.  
  11. "Meetings Kill Creativity" Notebook (via Moo). Moo has launched a new limited edition notebook in collaboration with Designer Timothy Goodman. I love anything with yellow in the color scheme, so count me a fan. 
  12. Pelikan M605 Marine Blue (via Amazon). One of the prettier Pelikan special editions out there, in the uncommon (for a special edition) M605 size and trim. 
  13. Platinum 3776 Sai Demonstrator (via Amazon). If you missed out on the clear "Sai" 3776 limited edition demonstrator, you can still find some in the wild. 
  14. Miquelrius 6-subject Notebooks (via Amazon). I used to love these notebooks when I was in law school/college, and it's good to see them more widely available.
  15. Custom Order Reminder!!! If you're interested in a custom notebook cover or leather product from One Star Leather Goods, or a pen holder from Dudek Modern Goods, get your orders in before Thanksgiving!   

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Sponsored Post: 20% off Multi Pens at Paul's Paper and Pens

Thanks again to the wonderful team at Paul’s Paper and Pens for sponsoring the blog this week. Our friends from the U.K. bring together an eclectic mix of stationery products from across the globe, including a fantastic range of multi pens from manufacturers such as Pilot, Tombow, Ohto and Zebra Sharbo - and what’s more for a limited period they are offering Gentleman Stationer readers 20% off all multi pen purchases! To access this TGS-exclusive multi pen discount, simply use the coupon code “multipen20” at checkout. Offer closes Tuesday November 21, 2017. You can visit Paul's Paper and Pens here.  

In addition to multi pens, Paul's Paper and Pens stocks a variety of fountain pens and ballpoints, as well as notebooks from brands such as Life, Apica, Midori, Mnemosyne and Rhodia and accessories from Penco, Treasia and HMM.

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