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2015 Limited Edition Mina Group Buy!

Posted by on Oct 05 2015, in New Pens

Hi Pen Fans!

It’s a pleasure to announce our 2015 Limited Edition Group Buy Mina!  

We are pretty excited with this pen as we’ve changed the shape of the Mina slightly, and we’ve included a very unique nib that we’ve never used in the past. Details are below…

For those of you who have participated in these Group Buys in the past, you’ll realize that this is the only time that you can get an Edison Pen at any kind of discount.  We only do these once a year.

Please watch the video below, and then I’ll get into some details and logistics as to how this will work.  (If you can’t see this video, click here).

Logistics

1.  In order to participate, you will need to pay in full prior to any manufacturing.  We will have a set buying period starting today, and ending at 11:59pm, October 26th. Once this buying period has passed, we will have a total number of pens. After this, we will not accept any more orders. We will then order materials. Once they arrive, we will begin manufacturing.  Understand that this means that there could be 2 to 4 months between when you pay and when you receive your pen.  I’m giving 2-4 months as a ballpark.  The actual time involved will depend on how many pens we are making. Once we have a final number, I will have an accurate (albeit still estimated) timeline. 

2.  We will document the entire manufacturing process with photos and videos so you can watch the process of your pens being “born”.  Updates will be posted here on this blog.  If you use Periscope, we’ll also have updates there (our handle is @edisonpenco).  Since you will receive these updates, the exact shipping date will not be a surprise to you.  We will keep you updated.

3.  The pen to be made will be Mina or Extended Mina as a cartridge/converter filler in either Denim Ebonite or Silver Amber Acrylic.  See the video above or pics below.

4.  Price for ebonite will be $175.  Price for acrylic will be $170, then shipping.  Normal retail price for these pens is $200.

5.  Steel nibs only in XF, F, and M in this new and unique shape.  If you wish to have an 18k nib, then you will need to buy the pen with the steel nib, and then contact me after you receive the pen for an 18k upgrade (nibs unscrew to interchange).   If you wish to have a Steel B, 1.1, or 1.4mm italic, you can switch to a standard Edison Nib with the same procedure, but these will be standard Edison #5 nibs, and not the newer uniquely shaped nib.

6.  There will be no nib customizations available.  Only XF, F, and M. You will need to handle any nib customizations aftermarket.

7.  The pens will be engraved as a Numbered Limited Edition.  They will be engraved “XX of XX” on the top of the cap, depending on how many pens are purchased. 

8. Requests for a specific number within the edition will not be honored.  You cannot request #1, or any other specific number. 

9. In addition to the cost of the pen, there will be shipping charges, of course. International friends can certainly participate, but appropriate international shipping fees will apply.

10.  These two materials will be exclusive to the Mina for a period of one year. We won’t be making any other Minas from these materials for one year to respect the “rules” of a Limited Edition.

Specifications

Standard Extended
Weight w/ Cap 20 grams 23 grams
Weight w/o Cap 14 grams 16 grams
Diameter at thickest .596″ .596″
Diameter at thinnest .520″ .520″
Length Capped 5 1/4″ 6″
Length Uncapped 4 3/4″ 5 1/4″

If you have questions, please leave a comment, or email us.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

Click Here to Order

Standard Mina in Silver Amber Acrylic

 

Extended Mina in Silver Amber Acrylic

 

Standard Mina in Denim Ebonite

 

Extended Mina in Denim Ebonite

 

Comments

  • Chris Wilson

    Hey Brian! I’d love to get the ebonite Mina, but is it possible to get it with a gold coloured nib and not the silver colored one as shown with the new shoe nib?

    • Hi Chris. We won’t be able to honor this, sorry! One of the reasons that we can offer the better price is by eliminating customizations like this. However, if you want to contact us after you receive the pen, we could discuss at that time. So aftermarket, yes, but not as part of the initial purchase.

  • Dexter

    For this group buy, is the nib size the same with the ones in the signature line, where the regular Mina uses a #5 and the extended uses a #6? Thanks.

    • Hi Dexter. You might be confused on this. Both the Standard and Extended Mina use #5 nibs. So all nibs in this group buy are #5. Thanks!

      • Dexter

        Thanks for the clarification. I’m really excited for the ebonite Mina. It’s gonna be my first Edison pen. Gonna place an order soon.

  • Josh

    I bet I know the answer already (group buys hating customization and all), but would it be possible t get a sterling roll-stop installed? It would look wonderful on the denim…and would stop me from having the Mina roll off my desk….

    Thanks!

    • Hi Josh. We can’t do a roll stop as part of manufacturing, but we can do this for you aftermarket. After you receive the pen, you can send it our way for the roll stop. Thanks!

  • John

    can European based customers purchase through the European distributors ? Saves all the tax a duty messing around as the distributors builds that into their pricing to customer. Thanks.

    • Sorry, but no. Our retailers do not carry the Signature Line.

  • Hi thanks for wonderful group buy.
    Can you please share writing sample of the nibs.

    Also are these nibs made by JoWo or Bock or they are made in Taiwan/China or Somewhere else.

    • Hi Vaibhav. The nibs are made by JoWo. They are going to go by the same Western standards for tip sizes as other JoWo nibs. Thanks!

  • Lisa

    Hi there, if I upgrade to the gold nib is it the same new shape as these steel ones, or an existing #5 gold nib shape? Also is the gold nib available in a rhodium plated / silver tone? Thanks!

    • Good question Lisa! I realize now that I should have mentioned this initially. The 18k nib will be our standard 18k nib, not the new shape. We do have the 18k nibs in both two tone and rhodium. Thanks!

  • pens4Rme

    It would be better to price these offerings at the same price; after all, $5 difference is not much, but makes it appear as the $170 is of less value/quality or something less than the other. Just food for thought.

    • Understood, but the extra cost has to do with materials. Ebonite is a lot more expensive than acrylic. Thanks!

  • Jim O'Brien

    I assume I have missed the group buy ordering period. For some reason, I thought the buying time ended today at 11:59 pm. If not, please let me know.
    Jim O’Brien

    • Yes, sorry! The buying period is over. Thanks!

  • SPrater

    Happy holidays to you Brian. Wishing you and yours a calm, peaceful, joyous break.

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