Deals & Drops: Return of the London Fog Acrylic, 2019 Planners and More!

I was somewhat surprised to see Visconti resurrect what looks like the same (or very similar) acrylic from the limited edition “London Fog” Homo Sapiens released a few years ago. Also, 2019 planners from Hobonichi and Midori are available, and if you’re looking for a unique or limited edition cover, you probably want to act quickly. Finally, I somehow ended up with a bunch of links to limited or special edition demonstrator pens, which I love, and I’ve started to amass a small collection/accumulation of these beauties. Maybe a new feature in the future? Happy Friday! It can’t come too soon.

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  1. Visconti Ocean Breeze Fountain Pen (via Pen Chalet). Boy does this material look familiar. Fun fact: Apparently Visconti calls this “Acryloid,” because it’s acrylic mixed with celluloid swirls.

  2. 2019 Midori Planners (via Vanness Pens). Looking for something special for your 2019 Planner? If so, it may be a good idea to act quickly, as some of the more unique patterns might sell out quickly.

  3. Platinum 3776 Oshino Fountain Pen (via Pen Chalet). Ron’s deal this week on the Oshino is ridiculous, and if you’ve been looking to pick up a Platinum 3776 demonstrator, this one is outstanding. The acrylic on mine has been polished to perfection.

  4. Baron Fig Limited Editions and More (via Vanness Pens). Vanness is now stocking Baron Fig products online and in store, including the new Archer “Elements” collaboration with CW Pencil Enterprise, and the Squire “Mysterium” collaboration with Harry Marks.

  5. 2019 Hobonichi Planners (via Anderson Pens). The Andersons are stocking more Hobonichi products this year, including the A6 Hobonichi, the A5 Cousin, and the slimmer “Weeks” planner.

  6. Sailor Profit Demonstrator with Black Plated Trim (via eBay). Sailor makes a wide range of fountain pens for Japanese retailer Nagasawa. It’s easiest to get in the states through a source like eBay, unless they come to the D.C. Pen Show like they did a few years back. This clear demonstrator with black ion-plated trim is great looking, and I need to review it soon.

  7. Sailor Sapporo Pro Gear Slim (via eBay). Another Nagasawa exclusive that I picked up a while back and need to review. This is the short “Sapporo” version that no longer forms a part of Sailor’s regular lineup, at least in the States.

  8. Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Wood Macassar Fountain Pen (via Appelboom). While we’re on the subject of black-trimmed pens, this is by far my favorite GvFC option. On the list!

  9. Parker Duofold Centennial Prestige Pens (via Goldspot). Don’t miss this one! Goldspot is running a steep price reduction on the Burgundy Duofold as part of its “Weekly Dip” promotion.

  10. TWSBI 580ALR (via Amazon). If you like TWSBI Pens, and you also like dark metal/matte trim, don’t miss the opportunity to pick one of these up. They’re great looking, and like all things TWSBI, you don’t know how long they will last.

  11. Pens from Yoshi Nakama (via 18111com/Etsy). This “White Wisteria with Silver Wisteria Roll-Stopper on lavender blue - another incredibly beautiful pen. I’m not sure how he keeps coming up with these designs…

  12. Colorverse Wisdom of Trees Series (via Pen Chalet). Colorverse has introduced it’s latest series, Wisdom of Trees, featuring tree-themed pairings that include Redwood, Methuselah, and Gingko.

  13. Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pens (via Amazon). These are getting harder to find in-store, which is sad because they used to be an easy go-to when you needed a decent writing implement quickly. The Varsity is also a great way to test out the world of fountain pens for the first time.

  14. TWSBI Eco Special Edition Colors (via Amazon). TWSBI has been rotating through different runs of the Eco. The current color is pink, and the upcoming color is a clear blue. As with the 580ALR, if you have you’re eye on a pink one, act quickly because I missed out on the first blue Eco T and still regret it.

  15. New Acrylics from PenBBS (via Etsy/PenBBS). PenBBS keeps adding some great looking materials to their shop. I haven’t had the opportunity to pick one up (yet), but from what I hear the quality is good.