Halloween! And Christmas! Already! It’s 98 degrees in Nashville today! Hopefully relief is just around the corner, because I’m ready for the holiday season to kick off with Halloween at the end of the month. The festive pens are starting to appear at retailers, and they generally don’t last long, so act quickly to ensure you get yours. Happy shopping!
Retro 51 Creepy Scrawler (via Pen Chalet). How about a Halloween-appropriate Retro 51 that glows in the dark? Part of a limited run of 1313 pieces!
Diamine “Inkvent” Calendar (via Pen Chalet). It seems grotesquely inappropriate to be posting a Christmas-themed product during “HotTober” here in Nashville, but this is a cool idea (and you get a LOT of different inks, all of which are unique and made exclusively for this calendar.
Joey Feldman’s Inktober 2019 Limited Edition Ink (via Vanness Pens). Joey Feldman and Vanness have released this limited edition black ink for the “Inktober” drawing challenge. I have a bottle, so look for a review soon.
Aurora 88 Black Mamba Limited Edition (via The Nibsmith). Maybe not Halloween-themed, but definitely Halloween-appropriate! Dan has Aurora’s latest blacked-out pen in stock and available to ship.
Montblanc Heritage Rouge et Noir Serpent Marble Fountain Pen (via Appelboom). Ok, Montblanc needs to stop with this. This pen looks incredible. Even though it’s expensive, it’s not outrageous compared with some of their other L.E. offerings.
Montblanc 146 Tester Pens (via Anderson Pens). Check out these 146 “testers” that are available in a variety of different broad nibs, including B, BB, OB, and OBB.
Platinum 100th Anniversary Procyon Fountain Pen (via Pen Chalet). A standard Procyon, but now engraved with the Platinum 100th Anniversary logo. The Procyon generally receives excellent reviews but probably not as much attention as it should.
Pelikan M800 Brown-Black Fountain Pen (via Appelboom). I love it when Pelikan includes dark brown resin on their Souveran pens. This looks like a Tortoise, but not quite, and I’m not sure I understand the distinction but it still looks great.
Pentel Sharp Kerry Automatic Pencil (via Amazon). Another find from the Nashville Pelikan Hub! I swear I thought this was vintage when I handled it. The throwback-1970s/80s vibe is strong. A really cool, portable mechanical pencil option.
Vintage Montblanc Pens (via MaryMagicBox). Many people don’t know that Montblanc used to make a wide range of more utilitarian, everyday writing instruments, before it became the luxury goods juggernaut that we know today. Mary has lots of restored vintage Montblanc pens in her Etsy store, many of which are reasonably priced. I had the opportunity to see several examples of Mary’s work first-hand at the Nashville Pelikan Hub.
Goldspot Weekly Dip Clearance on Pelikan, Pilot, and More (via Goldspot). There are some excellent buys to be had in this week’s “weekly dip” section, including price reductions on past special edition Pelikan M20X pens, Pilot Vanishing Points, and more.
New Acrylics from PenBBS (via PenBBS/Etsy). PenBBS just won’t stop with the new acrylics. Check out that Turquoise 308!
Field Notes Special Editions (via Huckberry). If you’ve been hunting for back stock of Field Notes special editions, or merely want to drop something else in your bag at Huckberry while you’re shopping for clothes or gear, check these out. (They carry the Wilco Field Notes, btw.)
Timex Marlin Manual (via Huckberry). I don’t often post watch stuff in the Deals & Drops post, but Timex has absolutely blown me away recently with some of their vintage reissues. Not just the “Q” that I picked up recently, but this Marlin manual-wind has me tempted.