I managed to snag a Lamy 2000 blue Bauhaus 100th Anniversary edition earlier this week, but unfortunately it looks as though the stores are all sold out of non-raffle stock. If you look hard enough, you may be able to find one lying around, but your best chance to purchase would be to enter store raffles such as the one Goulet Pens is holding. Lamy has released a ton of special editions this year, in nearly all of its major pen lines, so there’s a lot to look at even if you can’t get the Bauhaus 100th Anniversary edition. Happy shopping!
Lamy Scala Special Edition (via Pen Chalet). The Lamy Scala is one of those pens I’ve never noticed until recently. If you’re a fan of purple pens, Lamy has released the Scala in a “Dark Violet” special edition color, with a rose pink pen also available.
Retro 51 2019 Artist Set (via Vanness Pens). Vanness has recently released their 2019 artist collaboration with tattoo artist Katie McGowan of Little Rock. Check out these beautiful mandala-inspired designs, over a copper base.
Sailor Manyo Ink (via Nibsmith). Dan has some overseas exclusive Sailor inks in what looks like - gasp - FULL 50ML BOTTLES! Some nice looking colors here.
Lamy Studio Special Editions (via Pen Chalet). Pen Chalet has special edition Lamy Studios in stock from both this year and last year. This year’s pens include the blacked-out Lamy Studio LX and Turquoise, as well as the Olive and Terra Cotta pens.
Lamy 2000 Blue Bauhaus Lottery Entry (via Goulet Pens). I’ll have more to say on this later this week, once I receive my pen in the mail, but needless to say I’m a little ticked at how Lamy has handled this entire thing. Very few pens were allocated to the U.S., and it makes absolutely no sense to me why this pen is (1) so expensive and (2) so hard to get.
Lamy Ink (via Vanness Pens). While we’re on the subject of Lamy, I should say a word about Lamy inks, which are reasonably priced and generally of very high quality, though certain highly saturated colors may be a bit more high-maintenance (I’m thinking “Vibrant Pink” and most of the “Crystal” line.
Pelikan M800 Brown Black (via Appelboom). Sort of a return of the M800 Brown Tortoise, but not really? It looks great, but why won’t Pelikan just give us what we really want?
Retro 51 Fountain Pens (via Goldspot). Retro 51 recently retooled their fountain pens, including adding JoWo nibs, and they’ve been receiving good reviews. Goldspot has many of them in stock.
Lamy LX Marron Special Edition (via PenChalet). My favorite Lamy special edition release might be one of the least expensive - this brown LX comes complete with a brown clip!
One Star Leather Hobonichi Covers (via One Star Leather/Etsy). It’s planner season, and you might be in the market for a sturdy leather cover for your new Hobonichi. If so, check out Keegan’s custom offerings, they’re excellent. My review here.
Kokuyo Jibun Techo 2020 Planner (via Amazon). I need to do a write-up on this one soon, but the Jibun Techo has been my planner for the past year and I’m going to re-up for 2020. It features very thin, fountain-pen friendly paper that I’m pretty sure is Tomoe River or the equivalent. Highly customizable and more versatile than the Hobonichi, in my opinion.
PenBBS 308 in New Acrylics (via PenBBS/Etsy). PenBBS has reloaded their store once again with all sorts of new acrylics, and also some RM (round medium) nibs.
Lamy Safari USA Independence Day Edition (via Pen Chalet). The “Independence Day” red, white, and blue Safari is still available, and Pen Chalet has reduced the price!
Vintage Osmiroid Specialty Nibs (via Anderson Pens). Anderson Pens has apparently just received a bunch of vintage Osmiroid specialty nibs, including a bunch of italics and obliques. These are supposed to thread into vintage Esterbrooks….
Moonman C1 Fountain Pen (via Amazon). Ok, so the term “Double Ink Filling System” just means that it can be eyedroppered AND used with a converter, but it’s more versatile than the still-excellent Moonman M2, which can only be eyedroppered. Check out my review of the M2 here.